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.