- Treat people like you'd like to be treated. This will make you a horrible sales person, but a wonderful friend.
- No one is perfect, so stop trying to strive for it. Try to always do your best, and when you fall short, learn from it.
- Learning is important: Pay attention in school, always read all the directions, and remember these skills when someone is teaching you in the work place.
- Remember that everyone makes mistakes, including yourself and your loved ones - heck even your casual acquaintances. While accountability is important, so is giving people slack.
- While sex is important, sleeping with someone - actually sleeping with someone - and waking up well-rested is pretty special.
- A good night's sleep can be better than a late night out. There will always be more parties and events. If you're feeling gross and tired, you can stay in.
- Your health starts at sleeping well and putting good food in your body. No fast food joint has ever had your health in mind when putting together their menus. Try to make your own food as often as possible.
- You should absolutely stay up to see the sun rise more than once in your life. And at least one of those times it should be a shock to see the sun when it rises.
- People think you should strive to be happy - but happy is a pretty extreme emotion. I think we should all strive to be content.
- Humans are not dogs, you can treat old humans new tricks.
- People can change themselves - you cannot change people - you can influence, impact - but the change, that's all within the person's mind and free will.
- Unless you have a skill I am unaware of, you cannot read people's minds. Don't ever try to speak for other people or act a certain way because you think they want you to be that way. Just think for yourself.
- Money is important. You should know how much you have and keep yourself in check before you spend it. Make sure you're always investing in the necessities before spending it on expensive clothing, accessories and booze.
- Necessities for human survival are: Food, Water, Shelter and seasonally appropriate clothing.
- Spend money on comfortable shoes, not cute, trendy shoes.
- People are all humans. CEOs, popular actors, superfulous famous people, geniuses, clowns - are all people. They poop, feel sad, ashamed, and sometimes all three at once - So, never let anyone intimidate you by thinking they're better than you. Treat everyone the same (see bullet #1 re: treating people)
- Age is a number, but be proud that you made it to whatever age you're at.
- Don't wait until January 31st to make resolutions
- We spend way too much of our time thinking of how we can't achieve things. Focus on ways you can achieve your goals and you'll be more successful. Every person I know that is successful is pretty positive regarding their career, love, friends, and overall life. Negativity is only cool in gothic teen circles and bitter comedians - I've been in both. I'd rather hang with the positive people.
- You figure out math equations, not life. Life is just something you live.
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Friday, October 28, 2011
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This morning I was on Too Early LIVE! with Glennis and Matt McCarthy. It was totally worth getting up at 5:50AM this morning to go chat with these fine funny people.
I haven't woken up that early when it wasn't for travel since I worked for Starbucks in 2003. When I worked for Starbucks, I'd get up at 4AM and drive across Long Island passing like 20 Starbucks to get to the 1 that I worked for and get the store set up for a 6AM opening.
This was different though, because today, someone made ME coffee. Look who's moving on up..and across town again for coffee. It is a pretty wonderful beverage.
Hope you enjoy the show. You can watch Matt & Glennis every Mon-Fri at 7:30 AM on their Ustream channel.
You can see me live at comedy shows listed here and please check out some of the merchandise I created on my cafe press store if you like funny sayings on things.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
- Reorganized my apartment
- Had 2 job interviews
- Collaborated on a new TV show to pitch to networks
- Taken meetings to discuss 3 different viable business ventures
- Never slept past 10am
- Reorganized my iTunes
- Made plans to visit my sister this weekend
- Gone on 2 auditions
- Ran a successful comedy show out of a gym
- Not really relaxed, partially because when I do there's a voice screaming in my head YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB ANYMORE!
- No full-time job hunting
- You can work on comedy stuff
- You can handle anything time sensitive
- You have to relax
Friday, October 07, 2011
After 8 years at my job, my position was eliminated. It was a shock, but looking back it probably shouldn’t have been.
The first thing I did after I found out was throw-up. I I know, I know, it’s so trite. Like, could I be any more Sartre?
Then, I made a mix on my iPhone to help me prepare for walking out my door.
I’m a big fan of music mixes, because I like to have a soundtrack wherever I go that will capture the mood I want to portray.
So, for example, before a big comedy show I have “Get Ready” which is a bunch of cocky rap mixes and up-beat dance songs that I find impossible not to get pumped up listening to.
When I want to stomp around the city like I own the place I have a mix called “Fierce Bitches” which is all music by females about being fucking awesome.
The layoff mix is entitled “WTF”, because that was the best I could come up with in that moment. Looking at these songs though I think it captures my moods better than me being super sappy and writing on and on about the blow-by-blow of the day. And, because I want to be hip like Pitch Fork, here are the youtube videos I found so you can recreate my list at home.
1. The Absence of God by Rilo Kiley
Beautiful by Carol King
3. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich by Lady Gaga
4. Black Cadillacs by Modest Mouse
5. Bloody Murder by Cursive
6. Nosebleed by Illinois (aka the Brick dance http://youtu.be/qtlElBLg354)
7. Not About Love by Fiona Apple
8. Nothing Better by The Postal Service
9. NYC by Interpol
10. Evaporated by Ben Folds Five
11. Selfless, Cold and Composed by Ben Folds Five
12. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and the Wailers
13. Where Would I Be? By Cake
14. Let Me Go by Cake
15. Walk On By by Cake
16. It’s Too Late by Carol King
17. Will You Love Me Tomorrow by Carol King
18. Song for the Dumped by Ben Folds Five
I feel like this song lists begs the question. Did I get laid off from a job, or dumped from a bad relationship?
There’s mourning, optimism, bitterness, disbelief, anger, acceptance and just a little bit of dance party all up in this list.
And that's the best way to describe being laid-off right now.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Today I found this video of a song that my pal once put on a mix tape for me. I like this song because it's a good reminder that no matter how much you've got on your plate, you just got to resolve to make it.
If you too are feeling like you're in the middle of a life shit storm right now, perhaps this will be a comfort to you as well.
If it doesn't, there's always whiskey and cake.