Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sidney eating the brains of the koala bear!!

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Happy birthday dinner w adam and the gays

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spoiled much

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A Leg Up on Channing Tatum.

here's a really simple blog post from a guy who usually does posts about fitness stuff. Yummy Davey Wavey So he's very very nice to look at aesthetically. Aesthetics are one thing, but I thought this post made a great point.

A Leg Up on Channing Tatum.: "

While going through my in-box, I came across an email forwarded along by a blog buddy. The email expresses the philosophy of Charlie Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip.

Ponder the following six questions. You don’t need to come up with the actual answers – you’ll get the point:

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
  3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
  4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
  6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? I couldn’t come up with many of the answers. While all of the above achievements are great, their impacts on our individual lives are generally quite small.

Now, another quiz:

  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Much easier, eh? The people who made the greatest impact on your life aren’t necessarily the richest, strongest, most beautiful, brightest or most celebrated. They’re the simply the people that cared the most.

And so it doesn’t matter if you’re not Channing Tatum or Mark Zuckerberg or Babe Ruth; your ability to leave this world with a little more love hasn’t been diminished. :-D

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Dreamed A Dream Of A Requiem While 'Misbehavin

Since I haven't done a personally written post in a long while, (they've mostly been uploads from my phone and the such) I want to write a couple of things. I had the worlds worst dream last night, here is my recollection of the dream that I typed when I woke up:

January 04, 2011 8:45:42

had a dream last night that i got punched in the face. I was hanging out at a latin club dancing and then I was hanging out on the side of the dance floor and this guy grabbed my hand (straight guy) and wouldn't let go. I popped his hand with my cell phone and he still wouldn't let go. He was whining about how hard I hit his hand but then refused to let go. Next thing I know Eric (the kid who turned out to be a murderer from my high school check here for reference) was punching me in the face. Skip to a family function at my parents place and i have this black eye and I'm totally ashamed of walking around with it so I just stay in one place. Uncle Gill and Aunt Carol are there and they won't even speak to me which really really hurts. I get stares and unfortunate nods from others. Then when the gathering quiets down I'm at a table with my sister Cara and my mom and Cara suggests that I should pray later. I tell her that I've completely abandoned the idea of any god and she freaks out and says that the reason I got punched was because of it.

such a lovely barrage of images to wake up with don't you think?

Anyway, these next couple of months are going to be really busy for me. Rehearsals start pretty soon for the next HMC show 'Misbehavin. On top of that HMC is combining with the KC Women's Chorus to perform Faure's Requiem! I'm almost more excited about that performance. Here's the most famous part of the piece that you might have heard before, the sanctus.

AND on top of all of that I'm singing in a show (that I just realized they're selling tickets too...and making a big night of the whole shebang) called "Hometown Cabaret". Here's the description from the HMC site:

Come to the Cabaret, old chum!

Enjoy an intimate cabaret show starring the HeartAches and individual soloists from HMC, complete with wine and decadent desserts. This evening is a fund raiser for the HMC GALA Fund, which provides assistance for Chorus members to travel to the GALA Choruses Festival.

Guests may also choose to attend a private dinner at a Chorus member's home before the show (the Chorus office will contact you to arrange dinner details).

Homegrown Cabaret
Friday, February 11, 2011
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Founder's Hall
13th Street and Broadway, Kansas City, MO

Doors open at 7:30 pm; show begins at 8 pm
$20 (show only); $50 (dinner and show)

Order tickets online

so just as a hint: I'm singing Rufus Wainwright's "This Love Affair" at that show. Here's a vid of my future ex-boyfriend singing (his song) that I'm doing.