Friday, January 30, 2009


My phone rang this morning at 10. I turned it off. Then the house phone rang. I got up.

It was someone from Cal Arts asking if I could come to an interview on Valentine's Day.

I'm so glad they called when I was still mostly asleep, 'cause I went into professional mode and didn't say anything dorky.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yummy Fermentation!

At the book event I hosted tonight I ate a fermented duck egg that the author had brought. It looked like this:

I literally said, "I'm scared" before I ate it.

And it was very very mild and tasty. I was impressed.
Life Update

I got a complaint that I never post here anymore, so here's the scoop:

I'm still casting my play, which is driving me nuts. I need two more male characters cast, and I have seen neither male nor female actor that can pull it off. Which serves me right, since I wrote one of the characters specifically for an actor I knew in grad school part I who is now somewhere in the southern part of the state. Wahh boo. Insert whiney noise here. Not to mention all the area students that could play the part got snapped up by a dance-theatre adaptation of Hamlet. Serves me right for scheduling the play this way. So... who wants to come play my Hamlet?

The house is pretty well put together, I still have to put a bunch of art up on the walls and take care of a few nagging boxes, and I have several sewing projects still left to do (pillows, window shades, etc). Had my parents over for dinner and made tasty lemon-garlic chicken, sweet potato mash, and asparagus. Yummy!

I'm still looking for a... wait, counting... fifth job. A morning job, gag. The event hosting/babysitting/proctoring/tutoring is not going to cut it (even though I love all those jobs and they make things so easy for me), especially since the test prep company canceled the one test that was close to home for me. The other one necessitates driving a half an hour both ways waaay early in the morning. Yuck. It'll be like high school all over again.

I applied online to work at Macy's. Commence shooting myself in the face. I had to take a 250 part questionnaire with genius queries like, "I dislike obeying authority." What am I supposed to say to that? "Strongly Agree?" "Let me at em?" I put Neutral. There were also lots of great questions about the pace at which I prefer to work. "Do you prefer a slow and steady pace so you don't burn out early in the workday?" "Do your co-workers often note that you get everything done before everyone else?" "While others are exhausted, do you keep on truckin'?" Come on people, I get it, you're going to want to work my ass into the ground until I feel like life isn't worth living. I've worked retail before, I get it. All I want is to ring people up for three hours every morning and then go home and pretend like it's all been a bad dream.

Can you tell I'm kind of bitter about this? Moving on...

Haven't heard from either school yet, but one of the people I met at the Director's Foundation meeting in New York last year is keeping me updated on whether she hears back, so I'm not stressing too much yet. Basically if I don't get an email saying they want to interview me by mid-February I know I didn't get in.

Gotta go write an intro for an event I'm hosting tonight...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Moving; The Saga Continues

It is as though I have been packing for all of eternity. Who knew I had this much stuff? I've spent several late nights listing things on ebay and Craigslist to try and downsize, and I think I've sold about a third of my clothing. And yet the boxes keep coming...

But I have been glutting myself on design*sponge sneak peeks (like the one above, from illustrator Kat Heyes) and I think it's really helped me put things together in the new place. Pictures are imminent!

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year, New House

Cj's been really sick lately, so we had a quiet New Year's. Dinner with the fam, then cuddling on the couch and watching Flatliners (XD) until midnight. Anyone stay up to greet the dawn? I think we made it maybe until 2 am.

New Year's Day holds a special soft spot in my heart since that's when Cj proposed to me, so it seems pretty fitting that we spent much of the day moving in to our new place. We're moving in reaallly reaaally slowly, just a few boxes and kind of one room at a time. The kitchen is almost done, and the bathroom's most of the way there (just missing the necessities we use every day).

We were planning to build a big set of shelves to go on the living room wall which could hold all our books, but since it started raining there's no way we're going to be able to get them up today like we'd hoped. Not only is the space to build them cut in half cause everything's wet, they also have to be painted, and even if we did it in our garage here they most likely wouldn't dry today since the air is all moist. Which is lovely, but not for painting. So today is probably going to be a slow moving day. Too bad, because I have really been enjoying how quickly the process is moving.

Mmph. Puppy's asleep on my arm, which is normal for even a non-rainy day here. In a way I'm excited to start up rehearsals for my new show, but in another way I'll be sad to lose the kind of quiet domesticity I've had for the past month...