Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WTF Summer? Where did you go?

Really? Is it really the end of August already? It's almost LABOR DAY?!?!?!
Good lord, where does time go?

It felt like yesterday that I hugged & gave my best wishes to a dear friend who was on his way to a new city to start a new chapter in his life.

It felt like only days ago that I stood in 2 empty apartments, saying farewell to one and embracing the limitless opportunities the one I would soon be living in had to offer.
I said goodbye to a town that I have known so well - it just could not give me all that I desired - and I said "I'm back!" to this magical city that constantly inspires me, amazes me & that I just can never get enough of.

In a little less than 3 months I have grown - as an artist, as a friend, as a daughter, as a New Yorker and quite simply as a person. (I did actually turn a year older so it really is true.)

Honestly Summer, I think I've been enjoying you so much, that I didn't notice you flying by, right in front of me. No wave or nudge hello or goodbye, just flying & going by. It's ok, I understand. We all have places to go & things to do. No hard feelings. I just hope you can stick around a little longer...

The summer heat and city life seem to have reawaken me to so many things I love. I hope that the upcoming Fall season will continue to do just that.

Friday, August 13, 2010

What are you doing on Sunday??

if you answered nothing, well then I have just the thing to remedy that!

You should come see me in:

a performance from the very first New York Neo-Futurist Level III Workshop Ensemble.

Sunday August 15th
Pre-Show starts @ 4:30pm
Performance starts @ 5pm

The People's Improv Theater
154 West 29th St.
New York, NY 10001

Ensemble members are:
Meg Bashwiner
Wade Bowen
Joseph Fink
Jon Herzog
Michael Niederman
Nicole Strawbridge

Best of all, this show is free. Yes, I said FREE!!!


If you would like to attend, please send your name & the # in your party to
with the subject line "PERFORMANCE RSVP"

Once you RSVP, you will receive a response
confirming you are on the guest list.

We are hopeful that everyone who does RSVP will be able to attend but there are no guarantees. Also, if you do not RSVP to attend,
we can not guarantee that you will be able to get into the performance.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

8/5/1980 9:56pm Bronxville, NY

That is the exact time I graced the earth with my presence.
My mom likes to remind me that I was almost a full 2 weeks late during a summer of a ridiculous heat wave. I don't remember having the power to control the weather - maybe I lost it at birth.
I've been told that the 1st thing my grandmother said when she first saw me was "Wow, she has great eyebrows!" She was right. and they still are great.

3 decades later and what can I say?

I'm 'a little' taller, have some ink on my skin (ok a lot of ink), some weight on my shoulders & a bit of a heavy heart. I'm older, but definitely not much wiser from it all.


I'm not sad to see my 20's go - they were 85% awful, 10% good & 5% amazing.
But that 5% I am so grateful for. It's amazing friends I've made & still have, discovering new & old passions, opportunities I've had & the learning & growth I've made from all of it.

So the 30's better be ready for me because here I come.