Just kidding! HIeeee. I know. It's been weeks. Sorry not sorry.
You know my usual spiel: whenever I don't post, I'm either being self-loathing and therefore distancing myself from everything & everyone OR even when I have every intention to sit down with my thoughts, my schedule somehow gets derailed - for good reason - and I don't get to chat with you! So this time it was all for great reasons followed by sheer laziness, fatigue & hungry-ness aka #PMS HA!
Today I was feeling a bit lonely. I have my girl problem. What do we do when we're feeling lonely? We think back to our exes: what was, what coulda been, what shoulda been, etc...I also realized a pattern of relapses. They've been once a month, every month for the past 3 or 4 months. Hormones make girls crazy! Sometimes, I hate to say this, but I love skipping a week or two because back tracking and reliving some moments with you make me so happy!! Actually, not only happy, but incredibly grateful for my small fortunes and also that my memory still serves me for the most part. Not even being sarcastic. I started to forget a lot of things this past year and it freaks me out!
Anyway so gees, 2 weeks huh? I guess the most exciting was performing at Nurse Bettie again, being a guest teacher at Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp, seeing Cabaret & Marilyn Manson in the same week, going to a gallery opening filled with Photog friends' works, 2 sold out G-eazy shows with my amazing coworkers, Musical Bingo, Philly for a friend's birthday, Dinner at my fave place Fonda with a visiting friend...and that might do it! *exhale #ThisIsMyLife
On Valentine's Day, I'll be celebrating with a room full of show goers as I'll be hosting Love Bomb Burlesque at the Triad Theater. I am really pumped to be working and especially with this group of women. This group of women is supportive, inspiring, and only seeking to live happy, fulfilled, & empowered lives. THAT'S ALL!
I met them through working with the ladies behind Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp. It's been a couple of years now and I can truly say how honored I am to have met them and work with them on a regular basis. Most recently, I was a guest lecturer/teacher for the 1st installment of their 4 week Solo Intensive course. That was some pressure. All you can teach is what you know. And what I know is that moving to NYC has been an incredible journey of self-discovery. For some reason the universe put Burlesque in my lap and it's served as the vehicle for becoming my best self. I did not seek it out, it found me. When it comes to performing, what I know is that I thought I'd be the next Lucille Ball of Burlesque on stage, but came to terms with how slow & sensual I naturally am and now prefer to be. What I know as an audience member, is how moved I am by a performer's musicality. I know that every flick of a wrist or wink of an eye is that much more effective when set to a horn, or drum, or crash & boom to silence, etc...it becomes the illusion that your body and mind are in complete control of what the song does rather than the other way around. What I know in the duel roll of performer and regular audience member is that no matter what you wear, no matter what song is playing, no matter who you are, if you are NOT enjoying every move you make no one else will. That said, tell me how this doesn't relate to "real" life too, not just a performer's!
After the lecture/Q&A we did a few exercises to practice what I know best: slowing it down. Using 10 counts we did an entire song with only a few meaningful movements. It emphasized the importance of YOU/your presence as opposed to props and costuming. Those are icing on the cake. I had a blast and look forward to doing it again if the opportunity arises. It also helped invigorate my teaching brain for the bachelorette party that's hopefully still in my future.
Last night I didn't get to finish this post because I went to Indeedy Musical Bingo! It's a UK Bingo sensation that had it's inaugural US show on Monday night at Soho House. I went to meet the managing director to possibly work with them! Meeting is coming up. How fun would it be to host musical bingo games! Fun music, stupid prizes, great audience. That should pretty much be my motto!
Into the universe (aka Facebook) I posted something about splurging to go see Cabaret with Emma Stone and THAT AFTERNOON SOMEONE CALLED ME WITH AN EXTRA TICKET! Every other show was sold out until since it was her last 2 weeks. That's crazy. It was nothing short of amazing. And that theater. I die. It also happened to be Alan's birthday and I found out later he spent his evening at Duane Park. So happy!
I hope you're doing well, it's time for some R&R on my end! Have plans tomorrow night though? I'll be hanging out here! Get your tickets asap.
Ciao for now,
PS: This is my current mood because #yolo.