Monday, February 23, 2009

Confidence Level Holding Steady At 7...And Other Musings

I wrote a blog post about my weekend.

Wanna read it?

Here it go:

Movies, Movies And More Movies
Those of you who follow me on Twitter already know- Mari and I spent the ENTIRE SATURDAY at the Georgetown Lowes watching the five movies that were nominated for an Oscar: Milk, The Reader, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon.

The AMC theaters had this promotion- 5 films for $30 plus free, refillable large popcorn. HOW could I pass that up???

And can I just say, this year the Academy nominated five really amazing films (Well, except for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button... that movie sucked ass...). Like for real amazing! Mari and I favored The Reader because it was such a great and touching story, but Slumdog Millionaire was also very good so I'm not mad it won- it was really a tough call.

Monday Musings With 3D Ritmo De Vida, Take 2
I had to cancel last week's show because of technical difficulties, so Michael Tate, band leader of 3D Ritmo De Vida was gracious enough to give it another try tonight.

Make sure you tune in for some good tunes and good conversation.

Confidence Level Holding Steady At 7
Soooo... the infamous reading was on Sunday. And, like you all predicted, it went really well!

I was really nervous- first that I would stumble on my words or fall on stage, and second that no one would like what I had to read. PLUS, the ultimate judge was in the audience... MAMI! So, yeah, I was hella nervous. But I only stumbled on one sentence. I had a lot of people there to show support. And I received really good feedback from the other writers.

Can we say Cloud Nine?

I want to give a special shout out to everyone who trekked out to Harlem to support me in this scary yet exciting leap of faith:

My mami (who didn't say if she liked it or not but hey, she came to support me so I'll take what I can get)

Minnie, who's like my number one cheerleader, and her friends Logan and Dora (and Dora's son Pablo) who also came out and told me they really enjoyed it; that made me smile inside and out.

The lovely blogging ladies, The F$%k It List and ShellyShell who came all the way from Brooklyn, too, and look at the lovely flowers The F$%k It List gave me:

I really almost cried but held back 'cause my mascara wasn't waterproof... I was very touched.

Mari's BFF and proxy, Carol... sweet lil Carol! Thanks so much, nena; I'm so glad you could make it!

The Webmaster, who had a series of train mishaps and missed my reading but stayed anyway, thank you so much for even coming, dude. That meant a lot to me.

All of you, thanks so much for coming out, for your encouraging words of praise and just the love I felt from your presence. I really can't even thank you enough. Now I just have to get through Career Day at Tech on Saturday and I'll be GOLDEN!

Any NYers who missed this reading, there will be another one next month on the Lower East Side, but in the meantime, you can read the story I performed on Sunday here: Enfermos (Part 1)

BTW- My Blow Dryer Broke
So I had to dust off my Mixed Chicks products last week.

Can I just add how depressed I am that my blow dryer is kaput? It's just been a bad month for technology in my house- the blow dryer, the printer, my camera... what the hell?!?! Who sent this bad juju my way? Please take it away, because my computer is a Dell, which means it's shitty upon birth; I don't need it to die altogether!

*smooches...backing up all of my documents like a mofo*
with this computer I understand it's not a matter of if but rather a matter of when. matter of fact, let me back up again... just in case...