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SUMMER TIME…AND THE LIVIN’ IS AWEEEEEEESOOOMMMEEEE.

HUZZAH!!! Another task crossed off on my to-do. And this was a really important one to me. Seeing Porgy and Bess with Audra McDonald on Broadway. Well…

Gerhardt & I after seeing Porgy and Bess

BA-BAM! Done.

My dear, dear friend Gerhardt ( who is visiting from Atlanta ) and I spent the afternoon and evening together- starting with Porgy & Bess and after a yummy dinner in Greenpoint, ending the evening with a walk to the Williamsburg pier and

View of NYC from Williamsburg

McCarren Park

McCarren Park to watch the kickballers kick…balls.

All around, a really wonderful day (I was even productive with work in the morning!) and I’m so happy that one of my bffls got to see my digs and community. Smiles all around.

Focus on the moon.

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An incredible last Saturday (for the next three months) in New York.

Woke up. Showered. Cooked some eggs. Met up with Natalie. Decided the day’s game plan of going to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and then to a star gazing event under the Brooklyn Bridge. Headed to Brooklyn.

Arriving with Natalie at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Arrived in Brooklyn. Found the Botanical Gardens. LOVED the Gardens- we saw the rose garden, Japanese garden, this huge field of grass which we laid in and listened to the solar powered chime-like thingys. Called our mutual best girl friend who proceeded to ask us to be her bridesmaids in her wedding! Wandered through the gardens a bit more then went to the Brooklyn Museum where we listened to live music.

So excited!!!

Decided to walk the mile and a half to the bridge, along the way discovering a Lebanese street fair where we enjoyed fresh food, live music, dancing, and saw Miss Lebanese Immigrant USA (yeahh buddy).

Enjoying the festivities at the Lebanese street fair

After dancing with fantastic people,

Miss Lebanese Immigrant USA

we left the party to go to the Brooklyn Bridge world science fair for star gazing. At the science fair we listened to scientist and astronomers talk about the galaxy, the search for to find other inhabitable planets, and black holes (awesomeness) and we saw Saturn (SOO bright).

Fixin to star gaze under the Brooklyn Bridge

Saturn under the Brooklyn Bridge

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Today’s first day of the 21 days of midsummer corresponds with my first day working on CBGB as the extras casting director.

Here is a photo reflecting how I feel. Do not be deceived by my frazzled look, I am INCREDIBLY excited, and I look forward to sharing more about my summer as the days continue.

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I love making lists. I’ve determined however that my love is less about writing out what I have to do, and more focused on the act of crossing out a

to-do and making it a to-done.

After a bit of internal analyzing, I have mapped this crossin’ off love back to my high school drama teacher. She always carried a yellow steno-pad with her.  IT kept track of everything from to-do set building, to to-do PTA needs  for our current production.

The wonderful feeling of releasing a to-do

Most vividly, I remember her ferociously scribbling  notes during rehearsals which were then used to recite back to us in (less beloved) “notes” time. (You theatre people know exactly what I mean.)

I would watch her, after every note spoken, take her black ball-tip pen and cross out the note. That cross equaled a release. The instruction given was no longer on her shoulders, it was officially passed off onto someone else.

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So yeah, thanks to her I love list making. If you’ve never experienced the sensation of scratching through a to-do, I highly recommend you try it. Start small, like a grocery list. You’ll soon join the rest of us addicts.

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Today, according to this Facebook event 726 people pledged to write a letter. Yes, a hand written, delivered by the United States Post Office letter. (See picture)

Writing letters is not unfamiliar to me. I had a pen pal during high school, and I’ve kept up with several friends from various stages of my college career through letter writing over the past 4 years, and have every intention of continuing.

If you are interested in taking part in the next Write a Letter event, there appears to be one planned already for October 15. Find out more here.

And if you hurry, you can still write a letter and get it picked up tomorrow when many of today’s letters are picked up!

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Maxine MargoI had a beautiful day today. Got to see the lovely Maxine Margo at Bbox (see photo of Maxine in the BBOX studio), and had a lovely dinner with my friend Oliver (see the guy with the hood standing with myself and Sessa in front of her awesome visual art at a show this past weekend in Dumbo, Brooklyn).Sessa Lund Art Work

All around, a most productive day (see photo below of me,

happy and goofy from today’s productivity and happiness).Abba Carmichael

I will now share a lovely quote to ensure total fulfilled-ness on this lovely day.

Please click on the link below and listen to “dinner”
Louis Jenkins

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