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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 136…Multi-Tasking the Drama. CHECK!

Day 136: May 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Conference Room Disappointment”

Anything to Note =

I know what you are thinking? How crazy is she? Two Beatles songs in a row!! Woah!! Wowza!! She gone crazo yo!! – clearly I am after that remark!!! HAHA!! These songs both just popped up by themselves on my ipod shuffle – you think I have time to choose songs????!!!! I don’t even have time to pee!!!!!!!!!!

It must be a tribute to Stuart since he is out-of-town on work in Chicago until Saturday and The Beatles are his “thang” so perhaps the ether misses him?? Or I miss him?? Or my ipod misses him??

Soooooo…..

Crazy crazy crazy day. Crazy crazy week, or 10 days (or YEAR…don’t get me started!!)

But yet another crazy crazy day.

What is it about being so super busy and then getting MORE stuff on top of that, all at the same time?! Huh??!! When you think that it’s just not possible to get any busier and boom somehow it happens!! Things always happen at once, I know. But, this is happening a lot so somewhere there needs to be a break or a “normal” day or at least “semi-normal”….whatever that means. It just can’t be crazy EVERY day, you know??

Although, it’s starting to get to that shake-my-head-with-tight-mouthed-smile place as there just is nothing else I can do but that.

I was on my blackberry through-out the whole of rehearsal today. Literally. Sadly. I was on my blackberry so much that it died before 2pm!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how much!! Luckily, I thought about bringing my charger with me today otherwise I would have been screwed. The last two days it died at around 7pm so was do-able so I made sure to pack the charger on me today – and thank god I remembered!

And of course it’s just lucky that I am the queen of successful multi-tasking! Or able to be. Or also good at sneaking me doing work while in rehearsal.

Although this is actually kind of sad and frustrating to tell you the truth, as this is supposed to be an amazing opportunity for me to be working with the one and only Jose Rivera, and I’m already splitting my understudying hat with co-producing hat, and that is okay, but then to also be soooo relied upon for office work is just a little sad. It is frankly a little unfair. But I see no other way around it unfortunately. I feel too guilty, I have a new employee that just started and needs help, and rightly so, at the office when I am in rehearsal, and I am just better at dealing with the multi-tasking then my boss is and just know more or able to help out better, especially in the times of panic today!!!

Every day cannot be a crisis though, as literally over the last 10 days, it seems there is always something with a deadline, that’s life or death in nature or that is how it is presented, at work….

I can’t say ‘when will the drama stop’ as I thrive on drama being an actor 🙂 BUT….I have enough drama all over and around and coming out of my armpits (yup, crazy!) that the office drama on top, right now, is just…..like…..

No words really.

Just this…

SHS.AFNADFHANWKJDV AWJVBASJDKVCBADKJVA JKDVBAVCAJWVABSVA!!!

🙂

 


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 130…Slow Boat to China in Hectic-Ville!

Day 130: May 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “It’s Raining Men” by Weather Girls

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Umbrella Try-Outs”

anything to Note =

First day of Jose Rivera rehearsals today!! WOO HOO!!!

An exciting day in terms of it being the first day of an amazing opportunity but the day was just hectic to say the least.

It started out with a slow boat to China…the trains today were soooooooooo slow….and not just in the morning it turned out, it was ALL trains ALL day!! The train system was just out to get me when I had such a busy day! Had to go to work and then dash (or slow boat it) to rehearsal, then be on call with calls forwarded and my blackberry flashing on the table in front of me for five hours and dealing with that, and then dashing (slow boating) back to the office to deal with things and catch up….and still here!! Sooooo sad!!! I am guessing the train back home will be a slow boat too!! Boo 😦

(this guy looks peaceful at least though!!!)

And you know what slow boating meant….more friggin’ tip-toe time!!!! As if I need more of that, seriously!! And more standing time! Ugh.

Next up, the escalators didn’t work at Grand Central and they are loooooong! Now granted, I always walk up them but at least they are moving!! It makes such a difference, and you can’t stop to rest as you have to keep up with the crowd in front and behind or you’ll get schmooshed! I had a flashback to my stairs cardio at the office the other day – miserable!

One of those days….and it just continued and continued!

My boss is out of the country, my intern has finals for law school, the new employee is in the Bahamas getting her visa, and daytime rehearsals started today……….

So the best I could do was watch my blinking and flashing and call forwarding blackberry, and every break I got in rehearsal, (and some sneaky under the table moments),I checked and responded and dealt with office life that was still going on around! Which should normally be fine but this week has been CRAZY!! I mean, talk about drama – there is always drama around me, and with me, I know I know – I am a drama queen – but I fully accept and take responsibility for my OWN drama but I am not causing the office drama! Just bad timing week with everyone out but little me to fend off everything! Which is fine….just complaining…thank you blog 🙂

And thank you kind ears…or eyes…reading 🙂

I did have to change my cell phone voice message as the calls were being forwarded and I realized I couldn’t have them be ringing the office and then getting transferred to me singing “Za-Za-Zoe”!!! So have an odd professional message now…which I apologize for…BUT it will be back hopefully over the weekend, after another day tomorrow that will be exactly like this!

So don’t fear folks the singing message you all love so much will be back in no time!

Okay, need to get out of here as been working like a crazy woman for over 12 hours now!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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!!)