Hi loyal readers and web surfers! Hope everyone had a great week… because that’s been about the last time since I blogged. And if I’m gonna be reeeaaally honest, it’s kinda been like since May that I for real blogged. I mean, I had a week here and there, a random I-just-can’t-contain-myself-this-is-too-exciting-I-mean-decoupaged-clip-boards-and-99-cent-wall-art-SERIOUSLY post, but otherwise this summer has been kind of GPP Lite.
But now I’m back (BACK, back in a New York groove).
If you’re keeping track of these kinds of things, that will be the one and only time I ever quote the band, KISS… But nothing against 80’s hair bands.
This picture is amazing.
Ok, back to the point. Since it’s been a week (and then some), I thought I’d update you on my most recent goings-on… aside from the amazing-ness that is the title of this post — but we’ll get to that in a minute. And I’m in a kind of a fancy, bullet point kind of mood, so that will be my M.O. — if you can call it that. Yeah, let’s call it that.
- Last Monday, I drove with the Josh, the Nola, and the Margeaux ALL DAY LOOONG from Atlanta to NYC. But you already know that from this post. What you may not know — unless you read the comments — is that my worst suspicions were confirmed: The Carolina Raptor Center has basically nothing to do with dinosaurs. Deep gutteral sigh.
- On Tuesday, I hit the ground running with 3 interviews at 3 different restaurants. In case you read this consistently and/or are a friend or family member of mine who knows me well, you’re probably thinking “What? Don’t you have a nice, rewarding, and quasi-lucrative day job teaching young children about the joys of dance and theatre?” The short answer is yes, I do. However, I am considering a major lifestyle (read: schedule) change that will hopefully open myself up to more availability for auditions, callbacks, and shows (remember my real pursuit is performing… which often takes the backburner because of my darn, fixed schedule). That’s the short answer. The long answer I’ll probably discuss in greater detail in a post next week (or at least, that’s the plan).
- On Wednesday, I went to an audition for a new musical called Kingdom Come… and I got it! Yippee! It’ll be running at the Secret Theatre up here in New York, September 11-13th! Ok, so that’s all good and well, but I almost didn’t even go to this audition. It was a gross, hot, rainy day, I was trying to get my hair to curl — my efforts were all in vain as it was far too humid for such things, and I had to take the train all the way to Queens (I know this last bit sounds whiny and pretentious, but that was before I discovered it’s actually a relatively short commute). Josh had to leave at the same time for work, so we walked together, sharing one umbrella (which certainly added to the frustration). Then, I took one step up the stairs to the train and this happened:
Seriously, I was so upset, I burst into tears. Right? because just what I needed to be viewed as: the crazy redhead girl who obviously tried to curl her hair to no avail in the water-spotted dress and the broken wedge heel. Who does she think she is? Fortunately my WONDERFUL Josh was with me and literally talked me down (I mean, I was about to turn around and just limp home), but he said “Just go anyway. Be careful when you walk and tell the people about your shoe as an ice breaker.”
Still crying and making not cute faces (I’d tell you that I did the Claire Danes’ lip quiver, but fortunately my face isn’t capable of that), I got on the train and schlepped it all the way to Long Island City, Queens. I took Josh’s advice and not only told the audition people about my shoe, but even used it in my song (which just so happened to reference a shoe… seriously). And… I got the job! And I like to think it was based on about 10% my own talent and skill and 90% Josh nudging me onward despite the rain, the crying, and the broken (favorite) shoe. Did I mention it’s my favorite pair of shoes? (But worry not, I fixed them last week. More on that Thursday!)
P.S. — The glue in shoes from Payless is indeed water-soluble. Proceed with caution :)
Back to the bullet points…
- On Thursday, I did a few things, but most importantly I went to a book event for Feminist Ryan Gosling the Book (like the tumblr blog but in book form).
Aside from the win-win that is anything mashing up feminism and Ryan Gosling into one, they had free wine and beer. Wait. That was a major factor in going.
Yep. But it was a fun event nonetheless :) And it was held in the Public Housing Works Book Cafe, which is so purdy on the inside…
Not that you could tell from my dark Android phone photography.
- Friday was pretty uneventful, except that I may have gotten a job on that day (we’ll know for sure tonight or tomorrow morning).
- Saturday and Sunday involved a lot of to do list making and crossing off. Like, serious crossing off. You see, when I got home on Monday, I was so desperate to just get unpacked in any ol’ way and get to bed that I sort of dumped everything out into the bottom of my closet. Well, not literally, but pretty close. And this split second decision (and all of the “unpacking” I did in five minutes Monday night) resulted in a two day unpacking-cleaning-getting-my-clothing-and-accessories-together event.
One of my tasks was to untangle my necklaces, bracelets, and earrings as they were all intertwined in one blingy pile. This took an entire hour, but in the ned I divided my earrings onto two hangers. Here’s the pretty display earring tree:
I strategically chose my silver and pearly earrings since they were going to be out on this dresser. Yeah, I’m that kind of home design nerd.
The rest I placed on my lovely new blue butterfly earring hanger and hid it behind my bedside-curtain-rod-bookshelf-thing:
Here’s what the whole bookshelf looks like with the curtain open:
Boo. Hiss. And here it is closed:
So much better.
In the process, I realized I own 11 pairs of wedges:
If I wasn’t so impressed with myself, I’d be jealous.
Oh, and then I counted the rest of shoes… for a grand total of 37 pairs of shoes. So, I’m no Imelda Marcos, but I’m not too proud either.
Ok, maybe a little bit. :)
Then I found a happy hole for my shoes (as opposed to their previous bottom-of-the-closet home):
So that organization spree was my Saturday and Sunday, and that concluded my week!
Oh my goodness! Lest I forget Josh’s foray into the world of Pinterest!!!
So, Josh has recently made a mid-year resolution (I know those aren’t real, but just go with me): he’s decided he wants to start dressing better, because he has noted (as many of us have) that when he feels like he looks good, he feels more confident and sparkly and sunshiny and stuff like that (my words, not his). In order to organize his thoughts and define his own style, he and his presh little self made a Pinterest page!
My favorite part is his tag line: “If Han Solo lived in the 21st century… I like to think he might have dressed like this.”
And now that he’s taken the plunge, I’ve found him saying things like “This is so addictive!” and “Ooh! Look at that!” Doesn’t that just warm your heart? Or something like that? He’s developed Pinterest sympathy pangs for my own obsession.
So that was my week. Action-packed? Maybe not. But busy nonetheless. But not too busy to get some bloggin’ in, which is what you can expect for the rest of this week:
Wednesday: Spray painting adventures (again)
Thursday: E6000 glue don’t play
Friday: Herringbone Lovefest
Stay tuned, my little goslings!
(Which is not be confused with Ryan Gosling fans, but they can stay tuned, too.)