Watch those “deadly relationship sins!”

Quite an eye opener and something to think about. I myself have found myself in relationships with these very sins.
It all begins with Open-ness. . . Does it not? From there, if each partner is not open to the other, then it spirals out of control.

And how can two people create something concrete and life/soul/heart fulfilling, if the ground is always shaky?

I dunno. . .I would like to say more about this. . . but not here. Not now.

Anyways, This just caught my eye and resonated with in me with a big YES.

Quite an eye opener and something to think about. I myself have found myself in relationships with these very sins. It all begins with Open-ness. . . Does it not? From there, if each partner is not open to the other, then it spirals out of control. And how can two people create something concrete […]

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Really good tutorial for escalator variations.

I always forget about these. . . .


100 Wisest Words

Saw this on my Facebook feed this morning and thought it brilliant.  Good stuff to remember.  Actions to live by.
A high school teacher’s list of 100 wisest words

1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.

2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.

3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.

5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.

8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

9. Don’t dumb it down.

10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.

11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.

12. Never park in front of a bar.

13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.

14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.

15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.

16. A suntan is earned, not bought.

17. Never lie to your doctor.

18. All guns are loaded.

19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.

20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.

21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.

22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.

23. A handshake beats an autograph.

24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.

25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.

26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.

27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.

28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.

29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.

30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.

31. Eat lunch with the new kids.

32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.

33. It’s never too late for an apology.

34. Don’t pose with booze.

35. If you have the right of way, take it.

36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.

37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.

38. Never push someone off a dock.

39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she’s pregnant.

40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry; live up to it.

41. Don’t make a scene.

42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.

43. Know when to ignore the camera.

44. Never gloat.

45. Invest in good luggage.

46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.

47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.

48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.

49. Give credit. Take blame.

50. Suck it up every now and again.

51. Never be the last one in the pool.

52. Don’t stare.

53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.

54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.

55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.

56. Admit it when you’re wrong.

57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.

58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.

59. Thank the bus driver.

60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.

61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

62. Know at least one good joke.

63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.

64. Know how to cook one good meal.

65. Learn to drive a stick shift.

66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.

67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.

68. Dance with your mother/father.

69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.

70. Always thank the host.

71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.

72. Know the size of your boy/girlfriend’s clothes.

73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.

74. Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.

75. Keep your word.

76. In college, always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately.

77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.

78. Be patient with airport security. They’re just doing their jobs.

79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.

80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.

81. You are what you do, not what you say.

82. Learn to change a tire.

83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.

84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.

85. Don’t litter.

86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.

87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.

88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.

89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.

90. Make the little things count.

91. Always wear a bra at work.

92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.

93. You’re never too old to need your mom.

94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date, commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.

95. Know the words to your national anthem.

96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun then sitting on the bench alone.

97. Smile at strangers.

98. Make goals.

99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.

100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.

Tutti Pronti

I am totally digging this shit. I have found it is a good jam to hoop to. . . . . as is a few other of this guy’s songs.

lots of fun for paddles and breaks and just to get funky with it.

I should point out that I do not speak Italian. Though I want to learn. Mostly due to this guy and Mike Patton singing in Italian. . .grrrrrr. . .

There is just something about some of this guy’s songs that I found are pretty damn catchy.

He’s like the Italian Eminem.

I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, but life is kinda busy busy busy.
I am trying to memorize a shit ton of lines. I have Act one down and and attempting Act 2 and i Just want to bash my head into a wall. As the play progresses, it just gets more wordy. There is maybe a total of 5 minutes total where I am NOT on stage blabbing my mouth.

By the end of practice, I don’t want to talk, and I sure as shit don’t want to think.

About anything.

Except Italian rap.

The end.


Lines and other thoughts

I’ve been trying to transfer all my lines onto note cards.

It’s a process I’ve adopted that really helps with line memorization.

I’ll write the line right before mine on the front and then my line on the back.

That way I can do the flash cards where ever. . .

This show however, I have a shit ton of lines.  It’s quite daunting.

What would normally be a pack of index cards for an entire show’s worth of lines, has far exceeded that in Act 1 scene 1 alone.


My goal is to have act one down by this Wednesday.

That is the goal.

I miss my hoop.  After watching those videos, it made me wish I was more disciplined with my hoop practice. . .but then again, I have thoughts of grandeur when it comes to me and hooping.  How i see myself in my head compared to what I can actually do is a whole other story.

Though there are a lot of areas i would like to improve on.

Let’s see what else?

Oh.. . .my romantic lead is being played by a 22 year old.  I feel real creepy because i have to like make out with this guy and be all “in love” with him.

I’m soooooo not into young dudes.

And he is soooooo not my type.  However, in the world of theater, they never are.  They are either way too young, way too old or way too gay.

Not that I would EVER date another actor.   I don’t have time for egos.

I dunno.  That’s all I got for now.

Harlow Estrange Burlesque and Hoop

2:57 minute mark. . . WHAT????
4:17 minute mark. . . . WHATT?????

So much good stuff.

Fucking awesome.

Ok I’m done for today.

You’re welcome.


Swinging Hoop Burlesque

Super cute Burlesque hoop video!!

Gotta say I am smitten!


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