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A little something to remember...

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Friday, March 30, 2007

FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY #3

Today I need to rant about nothing.....had a pretty good week. I'm feeling better, it's almost spring, and I'm happy!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

HNY #4


Here's my latest.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

WEIRD AND WILD WEDNESDAY #2


Creepy naked plastic children at Toys R Us in Times Square. Enough said.

Monday, March 26, 2007

lazy monday

so....after crazy sunday....i'm having a lazy monday!

crazy sunday

i woke up this morning at 4am, showered, got dressed, grabbed my bags, and hopped in a cap to the airport at 5am. flew to atlanta at 7am. ran a dance audition for atlanta theater of the stars all day, then hopped a plane back to nyc. i'm exhauauauauauauauausted!!!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY #2

The MTA of New York City. Tonight I waited 25 minutes at the 50th Street Station for a flippin train, and was finally told by an MTA employee that there were no trains running at that station. Why wasn't I told that 25 minutes prior before I swiped my Metrocard?!?!?!? With service like that, they still want to raise the fare?!?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Harry Potter?!?!?


My friend Dante and I were walking between auditions today when we passed this statue of the boy wizard. We saw it, looked at each other, and busted out in side-splitting laughter. Guess both of our minds were in the same gutter at the same time. He was clearly VERY happy to see us walk by.

Broadway Bares

For those who are curious....Broadway Bares is the annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Go to www.broadwaycares.org to see what they're all about. It's quite an amazing organization!

HNT #3


This is a photo from Broadway Bares 2006. I was down in the dressing room when Fran Drescher walked through, so I snagged the opportunity for a photo op. This is one of my favorite pictures of the night!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

WEIRD & WILD WEDNESDAY


While walking to the Performing Arts Library, I passed all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the street. Needless to say, I pulled out my camera phone as quickly as I could say "cowabunga dude." It amazes me that even the sight of 4 life size turtles still isn't enough to pull some New Yorkers out of their daze. People walked by without even noticing. It certainly brought a smile to my face.

Friday, March 16, 2007

FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY #1

I am of the opinion that we should all have a moment to vent and get things off our chests that we've been holding onto all week, which is why I am creating 'Free For All Friday'. In my apartment, we have a 'Free For All Futon' where we can say anything without judgment while sitting on it.

Post your rants and raves in the comment section to kick this off. Feel free to add Free For All Friday to your blog as well!

My general rant this week is people who encroach upon my quiet space in New York. This includes loud talkers on the train, the drummers on the uptown A train who always get in my car when I'm truly in need of quiet time, the car horns that blare at all hours of the day (dont you people realize that honking doesn't make people drive faster?!?!?!?!), and my all time favorite....this new trend of teeth sucking to produce a sound of utter disgust. It's the most revolting sound I've heard in a long time, and it grates my nerves.

sick again...

Just when I started to feel better, either the weather change or the thousands of sick people in NYC made me relapse into a much worse sinus infection than before. Once again, I've canceled my day to stay home and rest to try to get back to fighting shape. Argh. I was doing so well this winter too. So much for a sick-free winter.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Edward Scissorhands

BRILLIANT!!!! Matthew Bourne has captured the essence of the movie in this beautiful piece of dance theatre. I truly believe he is one of the most innovative choreographer working today. If you can possibly get a ticket to see the show at BAM, I highly recommend it!

HNT #2


This one's about a year and a half old. I've put on a little more muscle since then.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

broadwayworld.com


I made the Broadway World Photo Coverage today. This is Christopher Sieber and me at Splash in NYC at the launch party for Broadway Bares 17....Myth-behavior.

Check out the other photos from the launch at Splash:
Broadway World

I assisted with costumes on the publicity photoshoot, and I'm so pleased with what I've seen so far. Here's the first public photo.



Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Our close minded military...

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The top U.S. military officer, Gen. Peter Pace, said Tuesday he should have focused more on military policy and less on his own opinion when he told a newspaper homosexual acts are immoral.

His remarks drew opposition from some lawmakers and an advocacy group.

Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday that he supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay people from serving in the U.S. armed forces.

"In expressing my support for the current policy, I also offered some personal opinions about moral conduct," Pace said in a statement. "I should have focused more on my support of the policy and less on my personal moral views."

Earlier Tuesday, senior staff members for Pace said the general had no plans to apologize for his comments, which included comparisons between homosexuality and adultery -- behavior that he said is prosecuted in the military.

"My upbringing is such that I believe that there are certain things, certain types of conduct that are immoral," Pace told the Tribune. "I believe that military members who sleep with other military members' wives are immoral in their conduct."

Pace also told the paper, "I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts.

"So the 'don't ask, don't tell' [policy] allows an individual to serve the country ... if we know about immoral acts, regardless of committed by who, then we have a responsibility.

"I do not believe that the armed forces are well served by saying through our policies that it's OK to be immoral in any way, not just with regards to homosexual acts," the Joint Chiefs chairman said.

"So from that standpoint, saying that gays should serve openly in the military to me says that we, by policy, would be condoning what I believe is immoral activity," he added.

Lawmakers take issue with Pace

Sen. John Warner of Virginia -- the ranking Republican on the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee -- expressed his opposition to Pace's opinion.

According to Warner aide John Ullyot, the senator said, "I strongly disagree with the chairman's views that homosexuality is immoral."

Democratic Rep. Marty Meehan of Massachusetts, author of a Military Readiness Enhancement Act that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, said Tuesday that Pace should recognize the harmful effect the ban is having on the military.

"Gen. Pace's statements aren't in line with either the majority of the public or the military," Meehan said in a statement. "He needs to recognize that support for overturning 'don't ask, don't tell' is strong and growing."

Also, Defense Secretary Robert Gates sidestepped a question Tuesday about his view of the policy.

"I think personal opinion really doesn't have a place here," he said in an interview on the Pentagon Channel. "What's important is that we have a law, a statute that governs 'don't ask, don't tell.'

"That's the policy of this department, and it's my responsibility to execute that policy as effectively as we can. As long as the law is what it is, that's what we'll do," Gates added.

Advocacy group: General should apologize

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a nonprofit group that represents military personnel affected by the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, demanded Tuesday that Pace apologize for his remarks.

"Gen. Pace's comments are outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful to the 65,000 lesbian and gay troops now serving in our armed forces," said C. Dixon Osburn, the group's executive director. "Our men and women in uniform make tremendous sacrifices for our country, and deserve Gen. Pace's praise, not his condemnation."

The statement added, "It is inappropriate for the chairman to condemn those who serve our country because of his own personal bias. He should immediately apologize for his remarks."

Asked if Pace would apologize, his senior staff members said the general stands by his statements as an expression of his personal opinion, and he has no intention of apologizing.

President Clinton signed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy into law in 1994. The military has supported the policy, citing its belief that homosexuality is detrimental to good order and discipline in the armed forces.



For being the land of the free, there sure is a lot of oppression floating around in the US these days. To this man, I ask: killing people in the name of war is perfectly moral?


visual dna



thanks to chris over at 'about a boy...' for this.

Monday, March 12, 2007

monday madness

i began my day at 7:30am when my alarm went off to wake me out of my nyquil induced coma. i'm still trying to get rid of this cold, and the nyquil helps me sleep. i showered, shaved, got dressed, then hopped the A train to head to toys 'r' us in times square. i demo toys there for my day job. six hours in toys 'r' us in times square is enough to wear anyone out.....even when all i do is fly a remote control flying saucer around all day.

after six long hours, i took my flight suit off and headed to the gym. today was chest day...i'm doing my best to get bigger. it's hard for me to gain muscle mass, but i go as diligently as possible. now my boobies hurt.

tomorrow night is the official launch of the theme for the 2007 BROADWAY BARES! stay tuned. i worked on the photoshoot for the publicity items. you will be blown away by these photos....i promise!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

soooo excited!!!

on wednesday of this week, my roommate and i are going to see the tour of 'edward scissorhands' at bam. this is from the same guy who created the all-male 'swan lake' that played to great critical praise. i'm hoping that every wonderful thing i've heard about the show is true. it's bound to be a fun evening whatever happens. i rarely get to see shows....too busy and too broke, but i'm making an exception for this one.

On the mend.

FINALLY!!! I can breathe through both nostrils again!!! Over the past week, I've had my ups and downs in dealing with this sinus thing, but the past weekend I've continually felt a little better each morning. If things progress as they are, I should be all better by Tuesday or Wednesday!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Sick

I've been fighting a horrible cold/sinus/throat thing all week, and yesterday I woke up to go to a callback. About halfway through the callback I kept feeling like I was going to pass out, so I decided to go get some food with my roommate, cancel the rest of my day, and go home and rest. It helped a bit. I still feel pretty rotten, but better than yesterday. I hope this goes away soon, as I turn into a baby when I feel bad.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

HNT #1


I'm jumping on the bandwagon of HNT.