There's gonna be booties shakin' EVERYwhere:

image by aaron renier

-Choirs of Titan rocknrollin LIVE at 10pm
-DANCING to Dance music of every kind all night long
-Booze and soda and water (it ain't free but Larissa serves it with a smile)
-There's also a video game (Buck Hunter), Fooze ball, and a pool table! OMG!!!!

-Dance Dance Revolution (2 gamepads, baby)
-A red hot Bar-b-que* for meat and veggie eaters alike!! (GERMOPHOBES TAKE NOTE- the grill's good as new, Jay gave it a good ol' scrubbin')
-and Fatty will be there wearing a big pink bow and stealing your sandwiches.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!! (I adore you all and want you to help me celebrate that I made it through one more year and still have a smile on my face! AND if you miss my birthday I will shame you for years to come- ask Karen she missed birthday '03 and has yet to hear the end of it!)

*I'll be providing SOME hotdogs and burgers of animal and non animal kind, corn, veggies, and S'MOREZZZZ but please be generous and bring something to share!


So once again

I'm putting together a circus-like event to celebrate my birthday. There are so many cool folks, old and new, that I'd like to spend more time with and it'll be nice for one night to have them all gathered together in a place where we can dance and eat and laugh. So many people I want to introduce to each other; finally they'll be able to put names with faces from stories that I've told and also make their own connections.

I really want to put all the details about the party up here!!!! I want everyone to get a better glimpse of the fun night to come so they can feel as excited as I am.

Hopefully next year I'll break this vicious cycle. I am once again lost in my inexperience and don't know how to do what I want with this website nor have I found anyone who cares enough to pick up the slack where my knowledge fails me. Ugh. All the other party details are falling together so gracefully (pop rocks anyone?!) that I know it'll work out somehow!

Been living on

the most erratic sleep schedule. Things feel all foggy and I'm not sure if I'm awake or dreaming. It's fun at first but now that it's been going on awhile it's getting too intense.


Found this printed somewhere:

ROCHESTER, NY - Jason Lyons pulled his sergeant from a burning Humvee. The 18-year-old came home Thursday for a couple of weeks of R and R.

Lyons' family stood proudly holding signs welcoming him back home. He's been in Baghdad since March. The Canandaigua native is getting some praise for saving his sergeant while he was there.

"We were driving down one the roads when we were hit by an IED," said Lyons.

That was June 1 outside of Baghdad. His sergeant was stuck in a Humvee that was about to go up in flames.

"It was really confusing. I didn't know what was going on at first. I knew we got hit again. I wasn't sure what to do. I knew he needed help so I helped him," said Lyons.

With broken bones and burns, the two were then taken to a Baghdad hospital. For the first time, Lyons was able to talk to the man he saved.

"He thanked me when we were both in the hospital in Baghdad and was just wondering how I was doing and was more concerned about me than himself," said Lyons.

Lyons is getting a Purple Heart for his heroic actions. He's also walking away with a few reminders.

"I took two pieces of scrap metal to my right leg and two to left arm and burns and cuts on left arm," said Lyons.

He's OK now and happy to be home, for at least a little while. He has mixed emotions about going back.

"A little bit, but at the same time I want to stay home, but I definitely want to get back to my platoon," said Lyons.

Lyons is home for the next two and a half weeks. Then he'll go back to Baghdad.

Transformers the movie was

really fun! It's been awhile since I felt like I got my 11 bucks worth.
Anyone want to see it, I'd see it again?!

I love summer.

77 drummers drumming.
I've never seen or heard anything like it and I know tonight I'll only dream that I'll have another chance to experience something like that again-77 FULL DRUM KITS set up in a spiral, outside in a park on a bank of the East River that's nestled perfectly between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges! and me completely entranced, sitting on a blanket on a sunny summer day with friends taking it all in.

AND I saw Choirs of Titan yesterday and they were great as usual
AND after the Boredom's show today we were invited to some exclusive after party where I saw Soiled Mattress and the Springs (a terrible name) who put on a really fun show.

and there's still 1 more day left in the weekend!

What is it that I am most wanting to achieve?


Love the long walks with Fatty through the neighborhood, visiting crazy characters along the way. It's helping me sift through my thoughts. I'm more productive, happy, content.

Crawled into bed

and almost forgot my list

Day 3:
-Cherry yogurt
-Egg and cheddar cheese on a croissant

-Arugula, tomato, fennel salad
-french bread
-1/2 of a super fresh neopolitan that was meant for Emeril (guess me and security are the only ones dumb enough to eat pastries from random strangers- it was maybe the best one I've ever had and if I end up in Kingston I'm gettin' another one!)
-2 cupcakes with the frosting peeled off (couldn't decide between chocolate and vanilla so I ate both)
-Cheese and triscuits again.

Feel like I'm forgetting something. It's ok though.
Today Tasha asked me if they gave me a stress management class to help me do my job. Sort of a sad/good compliment. We decided that I'm a great multitasker and can do 5 things all at the same time but 6 I can't. I used that line a few times today when too many people were wanting shit from me all at once.
SIGH. Today was crazy.

Day 2

Croissant with butter and berry jam
strawberry yogurt
cameo apple

- above paid for, below free.

"zen popeye salad with tofu" (greens, chickpeas, avocado, carrots, red wine wasabi vinaigrette)
pomegranate-apple smoothie
2 pieces of berry pie (mmmmmmm!)
small chocolate brownie (minus frosting)
2 spinach filo dough things
few bites of some sweet tamale
cheddar cheese and triscuits (bastards are sneaking MSG into the flavored crackers, ewh)

oops, forgot about that bag of Lay's sour cream and onion potato chips!

So I finally remember

I wanted to write down all the free food I eat each day during an Emeril run.

Lemon yogurt
whole wheat everything bagel (one side with plain cream cheese, the other with olive)
small bunch of purple grapes
2 marshmallow peppermint peeps
a roasted beet salad (w/arugula, goat cheese, walnuts)
garlic naan
mashed potatoes
m&m ice cream cone
fresh delicious bread

not so bad...

I'm just sayin'.

Canoeing. Biking. Eating. Laughing. Driving. Swimming. Jumping. Flying. Splurging.

Besides going through the easy pass without an easy pass and finding a hair in my gelato, the past few days have been ridiculously FUN!

Haven't been

feeling like writing. That seems to happen when I'm caught up in FEELing too much about too many things.
Hopefully soon I'll sort it out enough to make some written sense of it all.

I'm here.

and here.

and over there, and there and here.

God damn

riding a bike when you're drunk is stoooopid!

It was such a weird night to begin with but it sucks that we parted ways and yours turned so tragic.
I've been lazy for so long and always hitched rides on your handlebars which seemed kind of dangerous but if I had been riding on them this time maybe they wouldn't have been able to stab you and break your ribs! Damn! Finally got my shit together and got my own wheels and this....

Poor little Quinn!

I like glittery things

alot right now; sparkly, blingy things that walk the fineline of tacky.

I also like that life is not that stressful right now. Or at least I can't find much to worry about even if I think about it really, really hard- indeed a rarity for me.

Except I don't know what I'm going to wear tonight...but I just did laundry so I think I have alot to choose from.

Sheesh, a calmer life seems kinda boring.

Mmmm, rubber.

Yay, Rainboots!!!

Wearing them makes me feel invincible! I can walk through the deepest city puddle and not care that it's probably filled with rat guts and gasoline.

Kinda the same feeling I get when I have on a pair of rubber gloves- I've touched some nasty, stinky body parts (while piercing) and will pick up the grossest stuff (excluding dead mice) as long as my hands are covered in latex.

Next spring I'm investing in a raincoat and some wading pants!

Holy F#*cking Shit!

If you haven't seen the flik 'Mommy Dearest' in awhile, you have to check it out.

I'm speechless.

I'm still here.

Just been overwhelmed by everything that I don't know what to say. Really think my life is much like Bill and Ted's. Feels like I mapped this all out already and now I'm just living it. All that I've been wanting is falling into my lap.



oh how I miss yoooooou! You are so awesome.

Kinda scary that I went to NJ twice in one week but it totally felt like a mini vacation each time. It really looks quite different from NYC and has a welcome slower pace.

Thanks for having us. Zipzipzip!

I think I have some good things

to say. But often I find people who've said it better than I could...Marianne Williamson did:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Another period of social overload

I need to look back and see if there's any kind of pattern to this. Everyone seems to come around all at once. And then all of a sudden it's quiet and lonely again.
My day started at 7am this morning and I'm so looking forward to laying my head down. Save research on this for later.

and for the record The Secret was a better flik than I expected. and it's cool that I could just buy it and watch it right away!


Stayed home today to collect myself.

It would be so valuable to all that I'm doing and thinking about to write everyday. I have all these good ideas for things I want to write but I'm so excited and overwhelmed that I have a total writers block. Annoying.

Last night was so great-can't believe how many people I ran into! and I didn't realize that I'm surrounded by so many cool folks. Glad people are getting excited about my projects and are talking about them and wanting to be involved. It's been along time since I was really into doing any kind of group project. Hopefully I learned some lessons from previous experiences and this one will work out even better than those. I'm really looking forward to seeing what will come of all this!!!

Until we chose

to change and do things differently, we will continue to get the things we've always gotten.

Reason #3472

I need a digital camera:

I'm supposed to be making a portfolio of my haircuts to get a job at a salon as a stylist not an assistant. I'm doing at least 2 a week and have nothing to show for it. Grrrrrr.

Morimoto 75 9th Ave NYC

Restaurant week lunch with the girls:

White and beige, circus tent, squishy comfy seat with handles, clear chopsticks, one kind of sushi I've never had before but would sure like to again, ass washers in the toilet, beautiful cherry blossom glass thing in the bathroom stall, no toilet paper.

That about sums it up.

Let's make out

have anti-brunch and go on an adventure!

7 Things I'm Excited about

Meredith hosting a haircutting party-thanks!

Iron Chef watching party-Ooooh! Mmmm! Fun!

Random collection of peeps taking field trip to NJ-hmmmm!

Participating in BCAT and EAC!- Yup.

Manifesting things most wanted- Doin'it!

Excessive (but FREE) text messaging-whoo!

YOU reading this cause you give a teeny fuck about what's going on 'round my world-THANKS!

Morimoto vs. Cantu

"Chicago chef Homaru Cantu challenges Iron Chef Morimoto to a battle never before seen in Kitchen Stadium. Chef Cantu, renowned for his use of lasers and technology in the preparation of his dishes is hoping to stun the judges with creativity and flavor, but will Chef Cantu’s style and flare be enough to win against Iron Chef Morimoto?"

Seriously awesome. I worked on this one and it was by far the most fun and suspenseful episode of Iron Chef America I've seen! I'll be watching it at 9pm this Sunday. Y'all can come over to my place but I'm hoping to maybe find a spot with a bigger and better tv and/or sofa...lemme know if you have any leads!

Feng Shui works, I swear!

Since I moved my computer at work to a new spot (where my back isn't facing the door) all sorts of good shit has been happening.

For example:

Today I pitched my first show idea and the executive producer said it was an "EXCELLENT" idea! I can't disclose it yet but I'm glad I finally came up with SOMEthing. It just hit me today and I emailed her right after I thought of it. How cool, COOL!

I drove all night to get to you, is that alright?

Remembering how one sweet boy once drove from 8 hours away, through the night, to get to my apartment in Brooklyn by the morning. I awoke to him calling to let me know he was outside. Surprise!

He presented me with a beautiful, meticulously prepared, gigantic plate of fresh fruits, bagels, and cream cheese. WOW! What an amazing start to the day.

That was fun.

...Maybe I should have called you first but I was dying to get to you...I drove all night...

I was alittle less serious about things then. In spite of this long distance thing I was in the middle of SOMEhow that same morning I remember scrambling around the apartment trying to figure out how I was going to explain the weird squatter-y kid* who was ALREADY sleeping in my bed from the night before!

*For the record he was just my friend! I think we made out at some point way after this though...and then he took 20 bucks from my kitchen table and I've never seen him since.

Lifetime award for most inspiring dance music!

I wandered out of bed to go to the bathroom at 4:30am and I haven't made it back yet cause I started listening and dancing to Daft Punk and can't stop. ONE MORE TIME....we're gonna celebrate, oh yeah, don't stop the dancing...

Now girls, we just have to find the perfect weekly dance spot and my life would be complete!


was such a beautiful, wonderful, inspiring, spectacular day! A whole lot of fun things happened and I am especially grateful that Fatty got to hang out for most of it. I need more friends who have no pets that welcome the 2 of us into their homes. It makes for guilt free hanging out! Ahhhh.

Feeling elated

and so grateful for everything that I have.
Things are cruising along at a pretty fast pace and I'm feeling more moments of joy than anything else.