Thursday, September 17, 2009


I'm doing something I haven't done in a year: holding onto money. And what was I doing last year? Moving. I'm moving in with my friend Carlos. But his lease isn't up until the end of October, mine at the end of September. So, I have to put my whole apartment worth of shit into storage and move in with my sister and her husband for a month. Did I mention they just got married last month? Ugh. I have miraculously saved the money for the movers and storage, have a paycheck coming in a week for the deposit on the new place (still working on finding it) and paying my sister for her generosity, and two more paychecks and a security deposit coming in before I step foot into my new place.

Why is it that in crunch time I seem to be super responsible, and then at all other times throw caution and planning to the wind? At least I'm capable of being responsible. I probably couldn't say that three years ago. I was only employed fifty percent of the time, and I was living in my mother's apartment in Dexter, MI.

But to continue this string of responsibility, I have to take it beyond moving. I have headshots to obtain, and an agency to be signed by. I need to get acting work. I need a new computer. I need to go on an awesome vacation. And most importantly, I need to save for the biggest change in my life... my move to LA. If I can continue this trend of careful spending and meticulous planning, I could be living comfortably in a nice apartment in LA, with a car, a job, and an agent in two years.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Day I Rediscovered The Internet

The Internet and I have not been as close as we used to be. I know that some of you who may read this blog might suspect that statement false, but I assure you it is not. I used to be online constantly, for a whole array of things. Facebook has now become a dominating force, almost to the point of spoiling my enjoyment of the Web altogether.

It took a sinus infection for me to finally leap over the great divide that had been seperating the Internet and I. The boredom with my DVR full to the brim with old Conan O'Brien and episodes of The Simpsons I've seen countless times lead me to my reimmersion. I was suddenly reading articles on, listening to Baroness on myspace, and here - blogging. I even wandered around my work's website, and read my execture chef's blog.

Part of me is glad for being ill - the other part of me's torso hurts from all the coughing, but - I had forgotten how much there was to do here until I was forced into sollitary confinement by this damned infection. I feel reconnected with an old friend, and will now finally have some use for this big old piece of shit computer taking up half of my apartment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Exciting Times (rambles)

I start classes at iO in less than a week! I've been waiting for this for months!! This is the reason I moved to Chicago, to act, and I can't wait to start. I'm single, which is good times. Out on the scene, meeting girls, having a good time. AND Sambone is coming into town for Pitchfork, next weekend!

Times couldn't get much better, right now.

These last 10 months have been pretty rough, truth be told. Plenty of good times, don't get me wrong. Some new friends, visits home, Costa Rica, the bachelor party... all of that was a blast. But those moments between... the lonliness, the boredom, the lack of money (at times). It's hard not to slip into apathy, when you don't feel you've much to live for. Just living for another day isn't as romantic as it sounds. But finally things are looking up, and I have a chance to make something of this move.

I'll still miss my friends. I don't know when that will stop, if ever. There are few people that really come to understand you as well as those friends from home. Maybe I was just lucky. But I hope they all move away to cool cities, so I can visit them. Home is becoming annoyingly familiar.

I can't really find a place to end this. I didn't really know where I was going.

Ah well, The end.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blogging is Dead

I just came on here to announce that blogging is dead. Status updates and chat have completely eliminated the need for a blog, unless as a way to spread information to people whom you do not know.

Nonetheless, I think I may resurrect this one, just for the sake of my own sanity. The title of this blog is appropriate, in that way.