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365 ONE: day 145…Stuart’s Birthday Today!!!

Day 145: June 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bulletproof” by La Roux

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Underground Kid”

Anything to Note =

It’s Stuart’s Birthday today woooo hooooo!!!

We leave today for our friend’s wedding up in Vermont so had to get all this done early before our 1pm departure and deal with tenant drama, office drama, crapporama…so once again no sleep and early rise! UGH!

What I would give for sleep!!!! And Netflix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe its June!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although last day of May was annoying – between the office drama (that’s still ongoing), to picking something to wear to this wedding tomorrow and everything looking like I ate a whole cow, to losing pregnancy clothes in the laundry that I wanted to pack with me. Schmleh!!!!

You know, really the whole of May was annoying!

Every month has been annoying!!!

Can we tell I just need a break!!!!?????!!!!

I guess the fact that I am still standing is a token of success and a miracle!!

Let’s just focus on Stuart – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!


365 ONE: day 141…To Do My “To-Do’s”

Day 141: May 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica

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

Anything to Note =

Happy Memorial Day to those that don’t have to work and are at the beach tanning and lazing and having a good day…Boo! 😦

Annoyingly my dreams last night consisted of “to-do” lists and now I can’t remember what was on there!! And I know it was important! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s just not fair!

The least my mind can do, since I’m not sleeping well and so having these dozing dreams, is allow me to remember them when they are important! I mean, that’s also part of the reason why I am not sleeping – the fact that I have so much on my mind, ticking away, and it won’t shut off. And now I’m sitting down trying to write down and re-create all those “to-do’s” and instead just staring at a blank page next to me.

Let’s hope they make themselves present throughout the day as today is a busy day and then tomorrow is just going to be crazy super super busy as I have to be at the theatre at 8am to start tech as my show opens tomorrow night. And so I’m pretty sure some of those silent “to-do’s” have to do with tomorrow and the show! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no time to dwell on it – so will wait for those AHA moments to come to me….hopefully…at bizarre times…..please….

Speaking of my show, tomorrow is the first show and then there are two on Wednesday so if you want a chance to see and meet  Jose Rivera, and watch his NYC premiere of the workshop production of BRAINPEOPLE then you better get your tickets fast for this limited three show engagement!

The link for the tickets are:

http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID&showCode=BRA23&BundleCode&GUID=74e481b3-de86-451d-9e76-9ddd648ea4f9


365 ONE: day 133….Fundraiser Tonight!

Day 133: May 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Toca’s Miracle” by Fragma

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Sleep Pillow”

Anything to Note =

My life these days is pre-occupied with my duties as a co-producer and an understudy for this Jose Rivera workshop production, keeping afloat at work with everyone gone and now for the weeks to come, getting my 365 done, and not giving birth!!! 🙂

We have the fundraiser tonight for this Jose Rivera’s workshop production of his play BRAINPEOPLE, so the co-producer in me is taking over this blog entry today and extending the invitation for you to join us…

Come out tonight at 7pm for our Roof Top Fundraiser Party celebrating Jose Rivera! You are invited to join us at The Westmont which is at 730 Columbus Avenue at 96th Street tonight. With $20 you get…

Wine

Snacks

Music

Sneak peak of BRAINPEOPLE

Meet Jose Rivera

Bid at the Live Auction

Enjoy the Gorgeous View

And….

You get to see me!!! HAHAHA!!

So you if you want to come then you have to RSVP to amandakatejoshi@hotmail.com

It’s a great opportunity to be in the same room with some great artists and we are pimping Jose Rivera out for just that 🙂 Don’t you want to meet the man behind MOTORCYCLE DIARIES?? Behind his new film ON THE ROAD?? Behind his successful run of his play at The Rattlestick, MASSACRE??

And that was me pimping him out as promised 🙂

Ok, must go to take care of props for rehearsal and collect some items for the fundraiser…I guess this lack of sleeping has some benefits with getting things done in the day 🙂

Oy Vey!


365 ONE: day 131…Green Card Shmeh

Day 131: May 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Skyscraper Jump”

Anything to Note =

So after checking the mail every day like a frantic mad woman, a few days ago my attorney was able to check in with USCIS to inquire further about my Green Card, and the Green Card peeps told her there was still “no decision” on my file….which means what exactly?????

I don’t know.

It has technically not been the allotted 60 days they said to allow for – that would bring us to May 26th, so not sure why they told her to call back on the 15th if still nothing received – but they did say that they are BACKLOGGED.

BACKLOGGED.

Best word ever 😦

So am hoping it’s not something bad and they are just BACKLOGGED, meaning there is “no decision” because they haven’t even got to my file yet.

I’m hoping….

My attorney put a request in to ask the local Queens office, where I went to have my interview, to see if they had anything further to say, so now we have another deadline of May 31st….which will be just past the 60 days. She also told them that I was pregnant and I had a flying/travel deadline – being pregnant was in my file, but hey, who reads my file?? No one apparently Boo 😦

Anyway, she got an email today acknowledging her inquiry but they said to allow for 60 days….which sounds like they mean ANOTHER 60 days!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! That brings us to the end of June, which is cutting it very very close for me to leave. I mean, I’ve already booked July 11th not thinking that this was going to take so long since my interview was at the end of March….but I guess I can shift the dates of that flight, and the mini Greece trip I planned to go see family, before I returned to the UK and can’t fly anymore…

Because I know my Green Card is the priority, but…ugh…I really want to see my family, and have the baby over there nearer them, and simply put, I need to get out of here as I am just drowning really with not having had a break since a year ago!!

I desperately need a break.

I really need to see my parents with all the crappo-ness that sadly they have been through and are going through, and I havent been able to leave due to Green Card, then pregnancy, then schedule, and then more Green Card….I’ve been stuck! My family has had a series of bad luck after bad luck so I am hoping that I and this Green Card is not part of that, although trust our luck…

I do, I guess, need to make back-up plans, but I am so overwhelmed with everything I’m just overloaded. But I guess I sadly need to think about it…..just in case…..

So….

Yeah….

That’s on my mind! 

The play I am co-producing and understudying for is ironically called Brainpeople….which sums up exactly how I feel right now with all the voices in my head!!


365 ONE: day 120…A Chance To Have Coffee With Jose Rivera!

Day 120: May 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Right Now Na Na Na” by Akon

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Subway Jump?”

Anything to Note =

Well…I have a lot on my plate that I would like to share with you….

I would like to spread the word about a project I am co-producing that is coming up at the end of the month. It is a workshop production of Jose Rivera’s “Brainpeople” that is to be directed by none other than the amazing Jose River himself!

Jose Rivera is an incredibly famous playwright who is best known for his oscar nominated film “The Motorcycle Diaries”. We are able to bring him and his workshop production to The New School for Drama in order to give him a creative platform for him to develop his work for the future but also to promote the school in doing so.

I was fortunate enough to be able to audition for one of the open roles that was to be offered to a New School for Drama alum and honored that he wanted me to be in the room, even though he went with the other role, by offering me the role of the understudy to one of the celebrity roles!

So obviously I am trying to make this opportunity happen!

Below is the link to a fundraising campaign we have started on Indiegogo in order to make this amazing opportunity a reality. And there are cool perks to those that contribute – including even the chance to have coffee with the man of the hour, Jose Rivera himself!! How cool is that??!!

But we would appreciate anything you are able to contribute seriously. If you want. If you can.

The link to the Indiegogo fundraising campaign is here if you feel so inclined to even just check it out:

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/widget/104108?a=597380

I know this is a plug within my blog, but honestly, the producing side to this is what is on my mind these days and trying to help make this happen so I get the chance to understudy along side Jose Rivera…so that’s why it is in my “Anything To Note” section today 🙂

Thank you to all that continuously support my work – without you guys, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Seriously!

Big schmoochies from me!!

(and from the schmonkoid in my belly haha!!)