Happy Friday

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Happy Friday!

Another work week is behind us, “Not In This Room,” the production I’m currently in opens tonight, and darn it I’ve had a good week. So what do I do when I have a good week? I dance, naturally. 🙂

Have a stupendous weekend friends!

Ciao

“Warrior”
(feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak)

My hands are tied
But my eyes are open
This modern denial
Has me broken

Nothing mystical
No hullabaloo
Just chemicals
And no one looking down on you

What am I thinking (if you’re so sure it’s rational)
While the world’s shrinking (but that don’t make it logical)
What am I thinking (if you say I’m just an animal)
I feel like I’m sinking (you can’t explain away the way I feel)

You’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you ‘trust your head, be like men’ but never feel like you’re good enough)
You’re just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

(I’ll be your warrior, warrior)

You’re taking over
And I’m feeling small
When I was a child
I knew it all

Nothing magical
No hologram behind the door
Just a chain reaction
But I know I’m made for more!

What am I thinking (if you’re so sure it’s rational)
While the world’s shrinking (but that don’t make it logical)
What am I thinking (if you say I’m just an animal)
I feel like I’m sinking (you can’t explain away the way I feel)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you, ‘trust your head, be like men’ but never feel like you’re good enough)
You’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(You wanna change the world, but your girls will be seen and not be heard)
You just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you, ‘trust your head, trust your head’)
You’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They wanna take our light, take our light, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(You wanna change the world, but your girls will be seen and not be heard)
You just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

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#AboutLastNight (NYE 2014)

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Flashback Friday is here, and with it the second #AboutLastNight photo gallery featuring my New Year’s Eve festivities in Richmond, VA with my extended family. Enjoy! (oh and stay warm today)

#AboutLastWeekend

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I had a TON of fun this weekend, celebrating with friends and family alike. Cynthia’s last hurrah in town was Friday, before flying back to St. Thomas, taking in a Broadway show Saturday afternoon, and celebrating my cousin Lauren’s 25th birthday Saturday night. Good times, slightly exhausting, but fun nonetheless. We’re only young once, right? Enjoy the photo diary below, to get a feel for my weekend.

Ciao 🙂

O “Midsummer” I barely knew ye…

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The weekend after a show has closed always feels a little empty. There’s no rush to get on the subway to make your call time. No more gold eyeliner and purple eyeshadow. No warmup circle to check in with each other before the show. Goodbye to final costume and prop check before the stage manager gives the curtain speech. Au revoir to two hours of  rip-roaring Billy Shakespeare-composed fun, and sayonara to post-show drinks and dinner with my cast members.

“Midsummer”, took out a sizable chunk in my social calendar for three months, so yeah it kind of stunk to realize I did not HAVE to be downtown at First Street Green Cultural Park for three more performances this weekend. But hey! That’s why I’m in this business. To create short term families with people who want to achieve the same things that I do. To tell a  magical story to a new audience each night, reaching for each laugh and uncomfortable glare (trust me, those were good for this show.) As with most productions, there were ups and downs, dramatic entrances and exits over the course of the rehearsal period, unhappiness and discourse amongst actors and directors alike, but in the end we were able to ball up all of that energy and focus into a pretty solid show. This short photo diary below encompasses the last month of rehearsal, performance stills and cast bonding post performance. Enjoy and viva la theatra!

Ciao 🙂

Frost Yourself!

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It’s Monday! Our annual Christmas party went off without a hitch on Saturday. Even with the ridiculous snowfall and wind, friends piled into the apartment for drinks, snacks and overall merriment! “Frost Yourself” was an amazing success!!! Here is the photo diary…

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Happy Friday!!!

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As the roommates and I prepare for the annual Christmas party themed “Frost Yourself,” I only thought it fitting to post a few of my favorite holiday songs featured on the party’s playlist!

Check out the videos for Wham’s “Last Christmas”, Hall & Oates’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” and Nat King Cole singing “The Christmas Song.”

Be sure to check the instagram link Saturday evening through Sunday for party pictures taken through the night!!!

Halloween in a Nutshell

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Better late than never? Haha. Well it would be lame of me to say that Halloween was just so overwhelming with good times and travel that I wanted to experience it fully before putting the documentation up on the blog…Hey wait a minute, that’s not lame at all 🙂 Going to the NY West Village Halloween Parade on Thursday with friends new and old and then heading to Atlantic City for a Carnival themed Halloween party, I definitely went all out this year (almost as much as Junior year of college when I was a red-headed flapper lol). Spending time with Kathleen, Cynthia, and Myles in NYC and then chatting and playing party games in NJ, it was definitely fun this year and I’m already thinking of costumes for next year. (Carmen Sandiego maybe? hmmmm)

Ciao