Ok, so it's time to get out of the house.
So I have a performance tonight. I'm excited and nervous too. It was easier when I had no time to get scared and that guy almost literally pushed me up on stage. But I can do this. I love doing this. And as long as I have a good time, it'll be a success!
For any of you in the area. I will be at Genghis Cohen starting at 8pm. Not quite sure what singing slot I will have. But it is truly a wonderful listening experience! Please come and support songwriters!!!!
A few random noteworthy notes.
1. It's really really hot lately. I feel like I have a constant layer of almost sweat on my body. This does not make me feel sexy. I need to find a way to wear clothes that don't stick to me and still look cute. The mission is on, and it might mean a trip to a really cheap clothing store - like Forever 21 - a place I prolly shouldn't be shopping because I'm fortunately 28, but I will nonetheless.
2. I've been practicing guitar A LOT! My calluses are insane right now, which makes me feel happy and also more confident for tonight. I am also teaching myself how to play the Beatles song, "Blackbird"!!!! I'm getting a little giggle out of it because I have always used that tune as a little joke to make fun of guys at parties who play guitar just to get laid. They always play Blackbird. So anyway, I can play it now!!! So maybe when I want to meet a cutie, I'll just pull out my axe and do a little "Look at me, I'm sensitively playing Blackbird" act.
3. I spent most of the weekend holed up in my apartment in a nightgown playing guitar, watching movies, cleaning, and eating. That doesn't make me a loser does it? My roomie was out of town and I just sort of made the apartment my lair. . . I went up to the pool yesterday when it was wicked hot around 5pm to read: there were a group of hot 20 somethings lounging, chatting loudly, playing bad music and beer pong IN THE POOL! It was such a buzz kill! I tried to read and get in the water and stay in my own little bubble world, but their stupid talking messed up my vibe. It really surprises me sometimes how much I LOVE isolation. When I am in that mode, if people are speaking around me, it hurts my ears. But I'm definitely feeling ready to break the silence. Someone needs to hang out with me and soon! Hopefully a few peeps will come to the show tonight.
4. I started reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho (finally) GENIUS.
Ok. Song and quote for the day:
"Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents." - the old man form "The Alchemist"