Well I did it!! I'm free from daily monkey madness. My work life is now firmly ensconced by laundry and stitching calls. I am working so much less. My stress level has declined dramatically, and I'm blissfully delighted that I'm no longer doing 8 shows a week. Less hours, Less money, more Imp.
After spending close to two weeks in the new schedule, I'm beginning to crawl out of my shell a bit. All I did was sleep and rest after I left the show (outside of working the new calls I have). I've evidently been restored enough to start feeling social again. I had dinner with a dear friend last night, which turned into a 5 hour chat and chew, walk and talk escapade. Brilliant, we had such a good time. He had been out of town designing dance concerts and then dealing with family issues, and we hadn't had a chance to get together and chew the fat. Which we did nonstop last night. Good times!!
Imp has been prancing about!!! My favorite Male vocalist, Mr. Darren Hayes is returning to NYC to do gig at the Canal Room. I missed the last intimate gig and have been way irritated since. I got TICKETS this time around. Super excited. (This is the man who made me realize just what it is that makes people rip off their underwear and throw it at Rockstars... I will Never forget that moment at Radio City Music Hall, EVER!).
Of course the show sold out in matter of days, and Darren decided to play another gig at the same location 2 weeks later. I'm not one to deny myself, specially in the mood I've been in lately, and so I'm going to be going back to see him again for the 2nd show. La La, La La, LA LA.
Yes, I'm quite pleased with myself.
In preparation for a fun filled trip to Philly next week to see the traveling Tut exhibit. Going with 3 fun friends of mine for a day of dining, travel, and golden history. I've been waiting months to see this exhibit!! Should be a fantastic time!! And I haven't been to Philly in years (perhaps 10?)
Speaking of trips, in all my new found free time I did some puttering around the internet (as I'm prone to do). I have 2 free plane tickets at my disposal. GO points/miles. So I'll be taking a jaunt back to the Big O in July. Friends from CA are returning for a visit, and we've decided to make a reunion out of it!!! YAH!!! And I'm just pondering where this second ticket is going to take me. I'm not craving New Orleans at the moment, and nothing else has really skyrocketed to the top of Imps Must See list. June in Toronto is beautiful (but alas, that is outside of the free airline ticket option). hehehe
So I'm alive, and living, and starting to experience what a normal life is like again, after 3 very long years. And I LIKE it!!!
Ok, you've heard me talk about him and his work before. Now I'm Telling YOU: if you want to read a fantastic novel (or few) by a talented and honestly gifted author, you must Read Bridge of Dreams
and River of the World
by Chaz Brenchley. His command of language is astounding, his prose is beautifully lyric and masterly sculpted without being sticky or sweet. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough on River of the World. It is absolutely my favorite book so far in 2007 (and is likely to remain #1 in the end of the year tallies). The plot twists and turns and surprises enough to keep you wanting more, and did I mention how Real everything is. This is fantasy writing done the way it should be. Chaz has created his own desert island, surrounded with the magic of dreams and water. I didn't want the story to end. I was literally allowing myself 15 minutes at a time to read the final chapters. Brenchley delivered. I am one satisfied geek. Period!!! BUY these books!
That's it for the Wednesday update. Things are groovy and warm here in the Big Apple.
Love and Light to you all!