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le 08 juillet 2009

You know

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One of these days, I'm going to learn something.

And then I'll be unstoppable.

Until then.

I shall continue to be played and played out.

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Come see me in Spelling Bee at POTS in Memphis if you get the chance.

le 15 janvier 2009

(pas de sujets)

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I should post something about the new year and changes.

But really? Not so much has changed.

I've been sick. I'm not sleeping enough. My house is a mess. I have too much to do (of my own choosing). I'm behind on projects. I'm in rehearsals all the time.

But hey, I'm not smoking.

So cool.

happy new year. Birthday is 8 days away. Oh lord.

So is Scott Joplin and Treemonisha with Opera Memphis. You should come see it.

le 29 septembre 2008

eat and be merry

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Hey guys. If you get a chance to eat out tonight, please do so at Chili's restaurant (anywhere in the country). 100% of the profit will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

le 13 août 2008

shifts

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elizabeyth made me think today in an entry about working with people born in 1986:

Two days ago, I got hit on by someone born in 1990 or 1989. Approached me. Not the other way already for those of you about to scream chicken hawk. Birthday is Thursday. Will either be 18 or 19. The reason I don't know is because email address says 1990, while direct answers to my age question said older than 17.

You do the math.

Edited:  So I wished said person happy birthday last night via text message.  The 18th one is a "special time" for anyone, so I had to do it up right.

YEEESH!

le 22 juin 2008

new beginnings

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Well, it's been an interesting month in my new home town. I've been getting used to the change of pace and the spatial relation to everything. There are some very cool people here, and I'm running across folk that I just wouldn't have been associated with in my previous life. Sometimes, it's a bit disconcerting. I mean, TN is a really red state--and that makes life so much more interesting and challenging.

But in a good way.

I still don't have any furniture and even sooooo, there is clutter everywhere. And then, I get too busy (yeah, go figure) to do anything about it.

Work is good. My hours have changed so it's to a bit more of a normal for me schedule. HAhahhah. And yet, I'm still not there on time as often as I'd like.

And I'm not always walking to work. I have to change that, because I must lose weight for one, and I must get healthier, and it makes no phucking sense to drive three minutes to work, and then have to walk more than 5 minutes to get to my desk. It's fifteen minutes from my door to desk if I walk.

We're having our big summit this weekend (friday, monday and tuesday). It's been fun so far.

I had rehearsal this week for one of the singing groups that I've gotten invovled with. It's going pretty well. More to come about that. Had a long discussion with several of the group members tonight about life. Perceptions change. And so I'm growning as a person and a musician.

I'll be going to Miami in July so that's pretty awesome.

La.

le 08 mai 2008

Events to say goodbye

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Here's my party schedule for the next few days.

I don't know when my "packing" schedule is supposed to fit into all of this heathenism.

Trying to hit my favorite places at the end of this week to cap off my 18+ years in the Triangle.

I think I'm going to @Liberty tonight. dunno still. Am broke.

9:30PM, Thursday, May 8 is at Spice Street in Chapel Hill.

8PM Friday, May 9 is dinner at Lantern, Dayna's party and then late nite (MidNight) at Linda's (downstairs depending on the crowd).

6PM Saturday, May 10 Pride concert in the g-spot with TGMC (maybe warehouse, more than likely going to Charlotte).

Family fun day Sunday, May 11 in Charlotte/Salisbury and Kannapolis.

9PM, Sunday, May 11 Kathy Bandy's graduation party in Chapel Hill.

11PM STIR at the East End Martini Bar in chapel Hill!

9PM Monday, May 12 at Sirens in Durham.

le 23 janvier 2008

Sometimes I feel like I'm slipping back into old routines and sabotaging things that i should. I'm not getting enough accomplished, and i while away a lot of time that I could spend being productive. This year HAS TO BE DIFFERENT. I know it can be and I'm making changes. That's what growing up and celebrating birthdays are all about.

I can keep myself in a good stuff for a number of hours and then I see the demons. And they scream sometimes. And I don't like that at all. But today was a pretty good day. I just have to get a lot of things in gear before opportunities start slipping away.

I remain bouyant about the possibilities. The probabilities can be changed. The realities are finite.

Make movement.

le 16 janvier 2008

second round

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So they are going to fly me in to Memphis for the second round of interviewing! That is beyond belief for me. Truly.

i'm so excited.

and MP called today about an assignment at IBM. Will call them back tomorrow.

le 11 janvier 2008

There is a possibility that I may move to Memphis.

There is a possibility that I have missed a chance at a different opportunity.

There is a possibility that I'm telling myself to be okay--not necessarily happy--but okay and it's making a difference.

There is a possibility that I am very tired.

There is a possibility that this is not what I was going to write about today just a few hours ago.





Today

Yeah, so after writing that entry yesterday, I remembered what it was that I had wanted to talk about.

Wednesday night I spent the nerdiest and more narcissistic of times navel-gazing. Yes, now that I'm working on campus, I can do campus activities.

So, in waiting for a good time to go surprise Dan and Kate (Wheeless-Middletons) who are down here directing a play in conjunction with the DDA/Ground Up!, I head over to Davis Library because I wanted to check out a copy of E P Jones' book "The Known World". I'm going to consider doing an adaptation of it for NTT as a future production. Since I've been challenged by both my aunt D and my fauxmom F (jaz's mother in case you know about these things), that I should be writing more. I know it's true, so here I go.

I find the book in Davis and lo and behold it's on the same floor as they are now housing the Masters theses. So you know I had to go give mine a visit. Well, before I even looked at mine, I started reading about productions that I had been involved in while in school. Cabernath and Mkares are two of them in particular that I remembered for various reasons. Apparently, I was in a fourth but for the life of me couldn't tell you what it was now. I write reminders about the other two in MY thesis...see how circular this is all becoming?

Anyway, Mapplethorpe was the subject of one. We did an amazing art house galleria type production. Yes, people were naked. Not me. But some were CRAZY nekkid. Memories flood. And this was before I was <>. We'll leave it at that. Interestingly enough, it was one of the most popular MA productions the department had seen. Almost 600 people tried to see it (only 250 got in) we even had to add an extra performance because of the demand. controversy will do that. I think I may talk about this more later. Anyway, thinking about the homonormative nature of M's work brings back a lot of issues that we're dealing with today.

Which springboard's into Mkares' piece about the men's movement. though it wasn't really. i felt myself getting a bit riled up about the memories from this show because truthfully it was supposed to be about the humor in dance choreography...a staple of the director dance vocabulary. And she'd said before, what's more funny than a bunch of guys who don't have training, dancing. It all worked out in the end, even though some feelings were hurt at the time. The whole production spun on its head. But it also brought back memories of some wonderful guys that I've lost touch with (who were hot) <>. This was the show that my advisor didn't want me to do for some reason. Hein.

So that lead to me reading parts of mine again. Especially since I was being so hypercritical of the others. OOO look at that typo...oh god what kind of sentence is that...comma you need a comma! hahaha. except well, C's was really well written, it was mostly M's. So, then I started seeing all of these mistakes in mine. Argh.

Plus, I can't remember all of my cast members' names and I used code words in my thesis to protect their identities (and didn't include the cast listing or program natch) though I believe it might be with the videotape. So I couldn't remember who wrote the stuff that was in my directing project (the pre-cursor to my thesis production). So reading notes about losing such and such a cast member and the issues that caused, no longer resonanted fully.

but it was a good couple of hours.

Can't wait to do it again.

God, I'm so happy being back on campus. I didn't know it, but I am.

le 03 janvier 2008

Wow: The America Play

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The Independent's E-O-Y theatrical honors for 2007 came out this week. New Traditions Theatre--a company I helped form last year--and the play I directed "The America Play" received several honors. The rejoicing must go to Common Ground Theatre, though, for without Rachel and Jeff, the show would not have happened.

Best Productions
* The America Play, New Traditions

Best Direction
* TeKay, The America Play, New Traditions: Theatrical treachery didn't daunt TeKay's take on Suzan-Lori Parks

Best Lead Performance
* Lester Hill (Founding Father), The America Play, New Traditions: Lester Hill's African-American Lincoln surrogate mesmerized us.

Best Supporting Performances
* Jasmé Kelly (Lucy), Steven Rausch (Brazil): The America Play, New Traditions: The Founding Family was filled out by a world-weary Kelly and an alert Rausch as mother and son in The America Play.

Check it out: http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A166122 to read about those honored.
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