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
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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.