Wahoo! Happy 2019, Everyone!
Wow! What a wonderful whirlwind the last few months have been! I feel like three years have passed within a matter of months. I guess that’s what happens when you are keeping super busy.
August through late October, I immersed myself into a study of improv and comedy. How boring, right? I took a couple classes a week at the Groundlings and frequently attended shows with my classmates. There’s a home like feeling being with other comedy folk. By the end of three and a half months, I was able to develop five very distinct characters, all with different perspectives, movements, and voices. It was fun to be able to do that without a wig or extensive costume. I feel community starting to emerge, a future network being created for when I need it. I will be resume classes again come early February, Advanced Improv here I come!
Early November, I did a week-long course in abdominal massage. I am now certified and am available to start taking clients! Side Story: I started getting this work done a couple of years ago. I used to have a lot of problems with cysts, painful periods, etc— now I look forward to bleeding every month. Abdominal massage is valuable to men and women, as there are more nerve receptors in the gut than in the brain. I tie energy healing in with my massage work, which is proving to be a beneficial blend for those who receive it!
Mid-November thru the beginning of January, it was all Christmas all the time! I went back to the best job ever at Santa’s Village. Now, I was asked to create my own character (instead of being a princess again). I created A. Jolly Elf that was raised by reindeer. I had so much fun getting to ride bikes, ice skate, slip/trip/fall all over the village. They also let me create my own elf variety show. This ended up being about a 25-minute solo performance (with lots of audience participation). Finally, I created one woman—well—elf show!
I also can be heard on this episode of American Parlor SongBook
Now, that ’tis the season is over… What’s happening you may ask?
I’ve been working as a “stage partner” to a magician. I’d call myself an assistant, Wacko insists we are equals. I basically just make faces while he does magical things. We’ve done a couple of gigs together. This Wednesday the 16th, I get to perform in LA’s best Variety Show, Boobie Trap! If any of you ever come to visit me on a Wednesday, we have to go!
A few days after that, I will be hosting MY first ever variety show at the Tudor House. I have a great blend of LA professionals and Mountain Talent, and I’m excited to explore what this show will look like and how I’m gonna MC. Big thanks to the Tudor House for allowing me to throw random nights of wild entertainment on their stage.
Well, in a couple of weeks I’ll be headed back to KC for my fourth year in Theatre for Young America’s Toughest Kid in the World. Love being a part of this anti-bullying, conflict resolution play and working with this company.
I’ll be in Kansas City from January 22nd thru February 4th… so hit me up if you are able to meet up!
I’m currently looking for a place to live mostly full time down in LA, if anyone has leads on Nut-Friendly spaces, let me know.
I’m wanting to be down here more fully to commit to being more active in “the business”. The time is now!
Also, there’s been a bit of bus drama flowing again. It is pretty clearly illegal for me to live on my own land unless I build an actual house. I still feel there is a way at least to store the bus there, but I haven’t found it yet (any lawyers out there able to help me find the cracks in the code?). My neighbor is trying to sell is property and suddenly isn’t so kosher with me or my bus being parked there. I can offer my land as an add-on (if I can keep my bus there) to anyone who wants to buy his beautiful house. Let me know if you are interested or know of someone who might be willing to invest. I’d love to see it turned into a clown commune. Maybe several of us could go in on it together—Could we crowdfund 400k? Where there is a will there is a way!
Overall, I’m feeling great about life. I feel balanced, productive, and happy. In the face of chaos, I can giggle, learn, and take right action. I am just feeling so right about this last seven months of my twenties, and stoked to keep on keeping on!
If you can dream it, it can happen!