Monday, March 8, 2010

Destination : Las Vegas

I’m writing this in the car, so, it’s obviously a post that will be up later than it was composed. Currently, we’re heading to La Jolla, where we will be purchasing goods, services, and various souvenirs with our currency, good looks, and charm. I just found out my phone and Erick’s camera cord work together, so I was able to dump some pictures onto my lappies hard drive. This’ll make life SO much easier, as I was kicking myself for forgetting my own cord before. So, there will be a lot more pictures for face book later, because of this.
I can’t stress enough how awesome this has all been, and what conflicting emotions it produces. It brings me back to my time in Japan, just in the differences in scenery and feeling slightly out of place. Even Ohio had a bit of this feel, and the hotel totally reminded me of that.  I’m glad I’m here with Erick, because we work so damn well together, and tend to play well off the others strengths. This a combo, I think, that will survive Australia, Seattle… And all that crap in between.
Just left the beach, got our pants soaked alittle, our feet wet. It was a good time, kids, trust me. I feel like Mike, Ericks friend, is kind of keeping us down, though. He’s more knowledgeable of the are, yes, but he’s also… Kind of  awkward. But it’s alright. I’d just love to have more conversation time, just between best friends, you know? We’re in Cali! What would make for better conversation? We just spent the last 5 hours or so on this little strip out here, hanging out, talking to store owners, enjoying the air. California just Smells good. We got some ice cream at this little place that boasted two celebrity pictures; Mandy Moore (When she was younger) and Cuba Gooding Jr, (When he may have still been relevant).And now? Now we’re on our way to Vegas! Goodbye, crazy trees. Goodbye, ocean. Goodbye, scents of my youth. Goodbye, seals puking on each other. Hello open road!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Current Location: San Diego

Haha, yeah yeah, it's been a while since I posted, and I'm not even on the same side of the country. But, deal with it! I just finished my show, and I'll use that show as my excuse for not saying anything on here for about three weeks. It's been three weeks of two-three hour rehearsals every day. So, that'll do it, trust me.

Anyhow, Yesterday, me and Erick and his friend Mike Lowe got up at 4, and drove to the airport in Pittsburgh, and proceeded to fly our asses from PA to Cali. We hit San Fran first, and after three hours there, flew here. And, so far, I gotta say, San Diego has been Amazing. I'm so used to Evergreens and Maples, and here are trees of such crazy shape and color, along with PALM TREES. What an extravagance! And, there are things in bloom, and vibrant colors. Living in PA during the winter, you forget that things are alive out there, and you live in a world of brown, tan, and gray. Here, there is green, and all the colors you can find when you have flowers peeking forth. And, the smell of the ocean? You can't understand. I haven't seen, or felt, or smelled this particular ocean since I was 7. When I saw it, I had to climb down some rocks and get my hands into it, you know? It felt almost like some sort of ritual, ending a long lasting journey away from what I used to know. I keep trying to get people to understand how it feels, but I just don't have the words for it. I... Honestly don't think anyone quite gets it. But, I know it's giving me a kick in the ass. I want to get out of here! (Here, being PA, not San Diego.) I want to get on my way to Seattle, and start my life! I'm just... this has been electrifying, so far.

I'll even be eating at a Jack in the Box again. Heh... I mean, that I've seen Somewhat recently, I.E., about 5 years ago. But that's still such a long time. I'm tired of feeling like this all went so fast. Screw living in fast forward, without actually Living. If I'm going to be wasting time, I want to be doing it while feeling alive and in the moment. Life is a stage! The World is a Stage! And damn it, I'm an actor. And a good enough one, I think. ;D I'll write more, when I get time. I love all you crazy bastards.

Fragile Art,
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”