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365 ONE: day 143…Guilty

Day 143: May 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Strike of Show

Dance of the Day was = “New Sensation” by INXS

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Gestures”

Anything to Note =

Yesterday was a crazy day!!!

I was up from 5.30am until past 1am so today I am super super tired and not feeling the greatest but have to get through balancing the drama we have with a client tenant to prevent him from being homeless when he arrives Friday, two shows and then the strike, and again its like 100 degrees outside!!

I was so busy with running to see apartments and talk with two brokers in between tech and such yesterday to deal with the drama, and getting props and such that I know I pushed myself a bit, forgetting the little one inside. Which I later felt guilty about.

I stupidly ran from getting some props back to the theatre at one point and then when I got there I felt a little pain and it made me feel so guilty. I realized I need to stop doing things like that. And now stupid me is worried – always thinking the worst of course!

But I’ve got so much going on though that I have to do – I can’t pass it off to anyone else so I just have to remember my limits, or that I even HAVE limits would be a start!

It kind of takes my breath away when thinking of everything I have to do before I hopefully leave but I need to keep the little one as my constant!


365 ONE: day 108…office dancing

Day 108: April 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Tide is High” by Blondie

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Sneaky Office Dancing”

Anything to Note =

I needed to get things done in the office today as yesterday was a disaster with getting home after midnight and not being done with my 365!!

So I have done it before, done my dance of the day in my office – had some people pass, but today was crazy!! Soooo many people passed!! And there was people visiting people next to me, and others coming to say hello! Did they all get a memo to come and interrupt the girl called Zoe who is trying to sneakily dance her 365 criteria in her office??!!!

I’m stupid though as I chose a super long song! Why oh why! So there was a lot of stoping and pretending to be doing work!!

This of course inspired my video upload 🙂


365 ONE: day 85…Boom Boom Boom!!

Day 85: April 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Boom Boom Boom” by The Outhere Brothers

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “A Lobby Moment”

Anything to Note =

Had a hard time keeping my eyes open today! I had terrible and weird nightmares last night and every time I dozed it returned to the crazy but I can’t remember now what it was all about. I used to write them down in a book next to my bed but haven’t done that in ages! I wish I could remember these though as they were so odd and weird and I believe supernatural…probably inspired by me watching “Heroes” on Netflix these days!

Today I yearned for a cup of coffee to keep me awake!!!!!!!!! Damn the no-caffeine rule in pregnancy….poo poo!

With the ipod on shuffle it comes up with all kinds of songs and today’s brought back sooooo many memories! My friend Charlie and I danced to this song back in boarding school at the school talent contest and WON! Which was crazy as I kind of remember there being a bunch of very talented acts and there we were behaving like techno/rap BOYS…and won!! And you know what we won? We won tickets to go see a taping of “Stars in Their Eyes” up in Manchester. So we got a free hotel room, I believe also the train tickets up, and then live audience seats! To those that don’t know the show it is a British TV show that is a talent show that rates individuals on impersonating who they are singing! It’s actually quite funny….here is a little taste of it…

http://youtu.be/-YNQAu5XZn0

I wish someone had recorded our Boom Boom Boom dance! I would love to see how ridiculous we looked!! I can’t remember any of the moves that we spent ages practicing in the school gym…but I do remember flicking Charlie over my shoulders at some point! 🙂

 And the school audience voted for us!! They must have been whack-a-doo that day!!


365 ONE: day 60…dance it off!

Day 60: March 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Coke Man” by Da Boy Tommy

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hot Stuff”

Anything to Note =

Now it seems that whenever I put on a techno song that is not that well-known or not my favourite or not a hit, my dance becomes an aerobic workout! I just can’t dance normally to them…I try! I try to slow it down and “dance” to it but it takes over! I am ruled by the beat haha!

It is the kind of music that I play at the gym (when I go to the gym) so I do associate it with lots of bouncing and hardcore movement…but I think it also becomes aerobic from my guilt of always walking as my cardio, but in busy times it seems it’s all I can do right now.

Walk it off!

Then.

Dance it off!


365 ONE: day 53…Aussie Aussie Aussie!

Day 53: March 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Lady Madonna” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Fast-Talking Broker”

Anything to Note =

It was the first time I crossed over the bridge on the L Train to Williamsburg since I started my 365 Challenge. It wasn’t so bad on the tip-toes. I thought it would be long, but nothing compares to that stupid R Train!! So far that is the worst and longest tip-toe experience. I want to avoid that one! However, haven’t tried them all yet.

Had to show an apartment in Brooklyn to some potential tenants and one of them was Australian. So after he came and left, I had some time before the next appointment and used the Australian as inspiration for my video upload. I became an Aussie fast-talking crazy Real Estate Broker!

I also managed to do my fitness 365 in between appointments too at the apartment, and my dance of the day. I closed myself in the bedroom and pumped out The Beatles to dance to. It was a tribute to my hubby Stuart of course – the biggest Beatles fan ever – I figured I would have to dance at least once to his fav band in this challenge 🙂

I took the bus back from Brooklyn to Queens this time – it was a long ride to not be allowed to sit. And there was traffic. I sooooo wished I could sit down, just for a second. I dream of that day!!


365 ONE: day 51…an array of a day

Day 51: February 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Freed from Desire” by Gala

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Office Thief”

Anything to Note =

An array of a day!

I didn’t mean to walk as my cardio today again to the office from NYU after the Chlamydia mock trial I had this morning, but I was on the phone to my dad and suddenly realized that I had walked all the way to the office! Funny I didn’t notice. Odd, actually.

I had a super busy day today. Mock Trial and then work and then had expense work I do every few months for a real estate broker up at Brown Harris Stevens. I hadn’t been there in a while and had to finish the rest of her 2011 expenses so it was looooooooong and only got back home at midnight!!

Once I figured out it was going to be looooooong I realized I had to do my 365 during some breaks in the expenses or once done. It’s quite an eerie office, especially at night when everyone is gone….in this case I have to say “usually” gone as for some strange reason a few brokers were still there! I love having the place to myself and was hoping for this especially since I had to 365, but no no no that would be too easy apparently!

Hence a crazy office video upload! Tried to do something without anyone noticing!!

Sneaky.

The song I also did at BHS after I had finished the expenses. I turned out the office lights and put on a classic favourite song I used to love to club to when I was little. It made me laugh as I never knew the lyrics so used to fake them when I dance. I do that a lot. I sing out loud while clubbing and not sure I have all the lyrics to everything but I appear to HAHA!! 🙂


365 ONE: day 44…a blur of a day

Day 44: February 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Uprising” by Muse

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Pysch Couch”

Anything to Note =

Not really.

No.

I had a hard day today.

Dealing with some family news so been pretty preoccupied mentally today. Wasn’t in the mood for any of my 365 criteria so it made it hard. Kind of numb. Really tired. Not really in the mood to write right now either.

Sorry.

Hard day.


365 ONE: day 43…with some homemade aerobics!

Day 43: February 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Aerobics Workout

Dance of the Day was = “The Creeps” by Camille Jones

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Ellie Elephant”

Anything to Note =

Well…I saw that our subletter Madalina had a hand puppet in the form of an Elephant a while back and it crossed my mind that I should use it in one of my video uploads one day. So today, I decided to do just that. Picked it up and started recording…but the grip on it was constantly a problem as I was constantly talking. I had a hard time moving the trunk and mouth as I spoke and I could not reach out and re-adjust since I was filming! So, had to just go with it sadly..so looks a bit sloppy, along with what I was talking about! Veggies apparently! I liked doing this character but wish I had a better sense of what I was going for, but I guess that’s not the point of an improvised video upload! I was going for an educational but fun kids show, but the information and presentation of it was not that wise HAHA!!

My cardio today was especially funny! I decided to do some “homemade aerobics” 🙂 And of course I had to dress the part – I anticipated I would be sweating and boiling in my apartment so put on my sports bra and boy style panties and my trainers and that’s it! Pumped up the dance techno volume and went full out! I must have looked ridiculous – each time I caught myself in the mirror here and there it was quite the sight!

I have never taught aerobics but since I was dressed for the part I jammed it full of high impact moves to the energetic dance beat and just kept chopping and changing like I thought an aerobics instructor would! It definitely did the trick and got my heart racing! The outfit and the music gave me that boost to keep going 🙂

I was still in my outfit dancing to my dance of the day after when Stuart walked in with the groceries…and he double took at me and what I was wearing, and had a big “What the..?” on his face!!

In my head, I looked and felt like this….

But I probably looked more like this HAHA!…

Ah POOP!


365 ONE: day 42…oh some people….

Day 42: February 19th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Call Me Baby” by Madison Avenue

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = Crazy Patty

Anything to Note =

Not much.

Had a show today and then we had a talkback and then a donor party after to honor those that helped make our Loom Ensemble show happen…again thank you to those that contributed to our Kickstarter campaign to make this show possible 🙂

But, again am home late and had to again scramble to fit it all in today. I managed to get some 365 into the warm-up before the show but I can no longer rely on being able to do anything backstage during the show as the floor boards are really creaky!

I did today though try to finish some quiet stretching backstage, sneaking something in, and then all of a sudden a woman came backstage from the audience saying she drank too much diet coke and needed to pee! Right in the most silent part of the action going on onstage! And to make it all worse, the bathroom is quite close to the theatre but she knocked something off in there that banged super loud and then we heard her say “crap” followed by “I am okay!” HAHA!! And then came out and went back to her seat! Super distracting, but now that I am writing this down and relaying this, it’s actually quite funny 🙂

Not sure what happened to her in that bathroom though!


365 ONE: day 16 in Tivoli NY

Day 16: January 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!

Cardio was = Loom Movement Residency

Dance of the Day was = “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Hotel Sausage”

Anything to Note =

We drove up to Tivoli in upstate NY for a residency up here with Loom Ensemble, so after we arrived and were settling in our rooms, we had a quick break for “lunchtime” and so I was eating sausages and turned the ipod on to video and then the improv happened!! I also decided to sneak in my dance too so turned my music on shuffle and started to dance in front of the long mirror and the bathroom and danced!!

I have a limited time to upload this blog as now on “dinner break” so this will be short but I managed to get it all in. I do feel a little like my cardio wasnt as its full potential today but its a long day tomorrow so I need to rest for that.

So more tomorrow!!!! I guess whats important is I got it done haha!! And that I can accomplish this from out of town 🙂