I think I’m ready!
#HOT #IMPORTANT NEW #SUMMERJAM: “ROOFTOP PARTY”
Feat. the voices of Madalyn Baldanzi, Ann Carr, James Coker, Jason Flowers, Ben Rameaka, Will Storie, John Zachary Townsend, & Moujan Zolfaghari
Okay this Animorphs book is off to a brilliant start
Highlight of the series was when Tobias got permanently morphed into an owl but was later brought back in time to touch his human body to gain the ability to morph into that body as well.
The Hurry and The Harm, the title track of the upcoming City and Colour album.
I dig it. A little morose on the subject of love, but it wouldn’t be a City and Colour song if it weren’t.
Now, I don’t want to go to China. But I want to have been to China, and unfortunately going to China is a mandatory prerequisite.
I like my comfort zone. The very definition of a comfort zone is that you’re comfortable. It follows that anything not in your comfort zone is therefore uncomfortable, and who goes out of their way for that besides masochists and people who still watch The Office?
My college roommate Jay has spent the last 3 years in China (2 as a teacher with the Peace Corp, 1 as a student and ‘white guy in China’). Old people say travel when you’re young, and I agree with old people on 90% of other issues so I should probably just trust them on this one too. Plus, when else will I have someone around who can translate “I’m sorry, does this have wheat in it?” into Mandarin?
There are some people for whom travel is in their blood. Give them a week off work and $500, they’ll find their way to the ends of the earth and come back with stories, pictures and friendships born half a world away, longing for the day they can go back and already planning their next adventure.
Fuck those people.
I’m going to China precisely because I don’t want to. Because growing yourself means breaking down all those walls you put up to keep yourself protected and comfortable and your world view unchallenged. Plenty of people have told me this trip will be “good for me”, which is both a little insulting and God’s honest truth. I’m taking this trip to tell that stupid, scared voice instead my head to shut up and experience the beauty and majesty of the world for once.
So here’s to not dying in a plane crash. Or contracting bird flu. Or derailing on China’s notoriously slipshod rail system. Or finding myself in the middle of a North Korean inspired nuclear holocaust. Or ending up dead in overturned cab on the way to JFK, which is, statistically, the most likely occurrence.
On an unrelated note, does anyone know where I can get drugs that will black me out for 16 hours at a time?
Tell me more about how you think you’re being oppressed, white boy.
No joke in my callback I did a scene as a middle class white guy trying to claim not having any kind of disadvantage was a disability (it was a 2nd beat of a scene of a character who thought having a bad cowlick was a disability.)
Anyway I hated it and judged myself the whole time.
As some of you may be aware, I’ve been working on a site called ImprovCoaches that will, hopefully, be used by coaches to get gigs and students to get coaches. The site is functionally done. I could launch it tomorrow and it’d work.
It’s stalled out over the last month because while I know it looks bad, I don’t know how to make it look good.
I’d love a designer to help me give the thing a coat of paint and a good hard look at the UI and UX. Paid gig.
- Get a good sleep rest the night before.
- If you exercise, do it. It’s proven to activate your brain. If you don’t, don’t pick today to start; you’ll just throw your body off.
- Don’t drink alcohol before the callback. While it might feel good to calm your nerves, alcohol is a depressant and will ultimately slow your brain down.
- Try to eat a light, healthy 3 hours before the audition. You’ll be finished digesting and fully energized by the time you’re up.
- Watch Rocky through Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa. Rocky V need not apply.
- Listen to the Rocky soundtrack all day too.
- Actually, head to Philadelphia, run up the art museum stairs.
- Watch Rudy for good measure.
- Get curious about the real Rudy, check out his Wikipedia page.
- Holy smokes, he was a boxer in the Navy before he went to Notre Dame? That guy must’ve been tough as nails!