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Tune in today at 2pm to hear Ken Gale on @TMShadesofGreen broadcast on @BBOX_Radio

Life Reminders

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.

Write a Letter Day

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!

Exciting Events

Come check out the premiere of Paul Goes for a Ride TONIGHT @plantagenetpeng http://ping.fm/ZqsSK

A Day in the Burg

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

April 15, 2012

Had such an incredible experience learning from actor Matthew Lillard yesterday. Major props to Animus Theatre for organizing the wonderful workshop – I look forward to many more!

Wonderful lessons learned:

Use Fuck and other awesome words to get yourself PUMPED.

Don’t give away pancakes (excessive hand gestures that disperse your energy) put it in your voice.

Everything boils down to wanting to fuck, or wanting to kill.

Finding your dance of love is useful.

“Let it be this time” warm up is an incredible tool.

Actors are like antelope on the Serengeti trying not to get attached by Cheetahs.

& Great actors can rock performing the Maids.

Below:
Jess and I super pumped after the workshop and headed off to Central Park and a fun dinner at Vintage.

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If you want to hear more about the workshop, message me or comment below! And learn more about Animus at Animustheatre.org

Tea & Fracking

Martha Francis and I have a lovely lunch at Alice’s Tea Cup in UES, and Marilyn Ellie on The Many Shades of Green chatting with Maxine Margo about the dangers of the Indian Point power plant and how effects of fracking!

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My first trip to Roosevelt Island via the sky tram
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Poolside Fun

April 4, 2012

Livin it up poolside at Ti.

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