Friday, November 27, 2009

Olympic Shape

Woodstock is my coach. I have to be in OLYMPIC SHAPE now, and for the next month. If I can keep it up longer, awesome. All I ask is a month.
We open The Holiday Pageant next week, and I still have a LOT of work to do. Do some more text work, rehearse, concentrate. Taking the week off from temping will help with that.
ALSO, on December 8th, I am auditioning for Cirque du Soleil. Oh yes I am.
A day workshop, the longer you stay the better, and I HAVE to kick ass. No option there.
It's not even about getting a job, it's about being proud, showing them the best I can do.
Let's Do Dis.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tendres et Complices

This week, Papa was sworn in as an American Citizen in San Francisco. I keep going back and forth thinking it's a big deal and not. On one hand, it's just paperwork, formalities, like marriage. But, like marriage, it's a big deal, a great commitment!!
Papa et Maman got married in New York in 1972, when his visa was expiring. Sure, it was a formality but I don't think there is a couple more in love than my parents.
Now he is joining his nuclear family in being a dual citizen, French and American. A formality, yes but a pride, a devotion - a kind of marriage.
Here they are, Papa et Maman, in San Francisco. They sent the iPhone shot to the whole family and my cousin called them "tendres et complices." Which is exactly what they are. 37 years of marriage, 2 children, a move across the world and everything in between, and this photo could have been taken in the 70s, at the time of their budding love.
I should be so lucky to find a love half as good as theirs. One day.

Meanwhile, I'm in Minneapolis, dressing up as a 60s entertainer, schmoozing at a theatre fundraiser. Temping, auditioning, rehearsing, living my life. Busy, busy, busy.
And proud of my family.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jet Settoh

Whirlwind traveling. This time, New York CitAY.
Here I am being a dork in Central Park. With my Starbucks. Classy.

Now I am back in Minneapolis, which actually, oddly feels like home, and I'm hitting the ground running. Temping, auditions, shows, friends, it's all here.