A Hustle Here and a Hustle There
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I am now the Director of Advertising for the local theatre company I joined earlier this year. I still can't believe it.

On Saturday they had a poorly advertised, poorly attended event. I'm friends with the manager of the theatre, and we were having a conversation in which I tried to (nicely) tell them that their advertising was for shit and really holding them back. He asked me if I was volunteering to work for profit share, and I agreed. Right now, I won't be making much AT ALL, but if I do my job right, I should get a raise soon.

So...yeah.

How was your weekend? 

My Reaction When I Happen Across Some Dumbshit Still Trying to Defend Trump
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Brother's Baby Mama Saga, part WTF?
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Quick catch up on some stuff going on with me...

I'm not sure where I left off with what is happening with my brother's baby mama drama. Incredibly long story short, after driving around Indy while manic and delusional, his kids' mom faced no repercussions from anyone. About the only thing that was useful to come out of all that was that CPS started coming out to her house. Even though they were setting appointments and warning her before dropping by, she kept standing them up and making excuses why they shouldn't come in. On the one occasion she did let them in, they were reportedly "alarmed" at the condition of the home, despite the fact that she'd taunted my brother the night before, saying she had cleaned her house and he was going to look like a fool. Still, nothing really seemed to be going on. Then BOOM! All hell broke loose.

Apparently still delusional and under the belief that the government was conspiring against her for reasons undisclosed at the time, she left the kids with her mother and went to Washington DC. Once there, she attempted to climb the White House fence at least twice during a three-week period. She told the secret service agents surrounding the White House that she knew Mike Pence and had to speak with him about a matter of national security. They arrested and briefly detained her on a mental hold but, because she's not a resident of the DC area, there was no way to receive funds for her treatment there. After a week, the hospital where she was being held just released her to her own devices. She's been out there living on the streets for a couple months now. Every once in a while, she calls her mom or dad to ask for money but refuses to come home. She won't even acknowledge that she has children, let alone express any kind of concern for them. My brother was granted emergency custody by the state, and he's currently going through the court system to receive full custody. You'd think it would be a very simple process, but since the kids' mother technically abandoned the kids, they were named wards of the state, and there's a lot of hoops he has to jump through now, even though he had a custody case in process when their mom left. Children's services in this state really is a joke.

My cat Batleigh passed away a little over a month ago. I'd had her for 14 years, and it broke my heart. It was terrible. That's all I want to say about that.

More tomorrow.

That feeling when you finally get into your account after forgetting your password
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This is a call to all my past resignations.
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In a little more than an hour, it will mark the one year anniversary since I was admitted to the hospital for heart failure.

TBH, I think that's been screwing with my head a little more even than I've been consciously aware of. I've been pushing myself, trying to do and see and accomplish everything now, now, NOW. The passage of time weighs heavily on my mind.

The whole point of which is this... I'm dying. You're dying. We're all dying, every minute of every hour of every day. Time is the currency of our lives, so don't wait to meaningfully spend yours until you find out it's counted in single digits. You wouldn't repeatedly spend every single dollar you have with the blind faith that there will always be more, so why do it with your days? Stop putting things off. Sure, maybe you'll get around to doing all the things you always tell yourself you eventually will. But maybe you won't. Don't cheat yourself.

When your cat wants to know why you're such a creeper.
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Too Soon?
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Maybe I'm jumping the gun here, but I'd really like to see a movie about the Bowling Green Massacre. Maybe Frederick Douglass could star. I hear he's doing really good things.

It would be huge.

Fuck you, 2016.
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2016 is like your mom's non-recovering alcoholic boyfriend who doesn't know when to just shut up and leave. Instead, he kicks you on the way out the door to his taxi then decides to take a shit on your lawn for all the neighbors to see.


RIP Carrie Fisher
RIP Debbie Reynolds

GTFO
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Mike Huckabee, the Bible-thumping dingleberry somehow still clinging to the ass-end of the Republican Party, said today that Ben Carson is qualified to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development because he once lived in government housing. That's like saying I'm qualified to become Secretary of the Treasury since I once successfully balanced my checkbook.

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Soooo, I guess I'm an actor now...?
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In the acting world, it really is who you know. Specifically, in my case, it's because I know my daughter.

I think I've mentioned it before, but she does a lot of regional acting. It's more unusual for her to not be in at least one show than it is for her to be performing in one show while in rehearsals for another. (Which just goes to show what I know... I tried everything I knew to get her to major in something else in college. Let that be a lesson to you, kids - parents don't always know what's best.) Right now, she's in rehearsals for two shows: a raunchy Christmas show I really don't know a lot about yet, and "The Vagina Monologues." This is where I come in.

Apparently, the woman who was supposed to read "The Flood" and "The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could" dropped out after rehearsals had already begun, and they needed an older woman pretty fast. Kyrsten suggested 'her mom,' so I went in and read and I guess I got the part. This has been in the works all week, and I'm still stunned. My casting has necessitated changing a couple lines. For instance, no one's going to buy that I haven't had sex since 1953; I wasn't even born yet, and besides, the director was really expecting someone older-looking when Kyrsten said her mom would read - I'm keeping my mohawk thank you very much - but she said I sold the piece. "The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could" was a little more difficult for me because it's about sex between a woman and a teenage sexual abuse survivor, so it can come off as something abusive rather that redemptive if you don't handle it right, and I was really nervous about that nuance. The director's and other actors' feedback has been really positive after our first rehearsal, but I know that's the one I need to work on because I really want to nail it. I also have a few lines in some monologues that were broken down into ensemble pieces. I'm worried about all that memorization, but I have until the end of January until we open.

Did I mention that I'm getting paid...?!?

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