Friday, March 30, 2007

Hot Day in Hollywood

Hollywood's on fire!, originally uploaded by Jeramy Boberamy.

Street in front of apartment, originally uploaded by adam.pash.

Brush Fires in the Hollywood Hills

Fire in Hollywood, originally uploaded by J.H.C..

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dancing with Kaite

Dancing makes me happy, sometimes nervous. . . but happy. I was meeting a new friend at Joe's All American Bar & Grill Tuesday night. Her name is Katie and she loves to dance and talk about magic, cool huh? A chick magician! Her dad does magic and so does the guy she's dating (I would say who that is, but he's famous and I'm not sure what the ethics are on that sort of thing). Lets just say that we can talk about Erdnase between dances.

I was nervous about dancing and looking foolish, but the band started up and before I knew it we were on the dance floor cutting a rug. It wasn't so bad, I was doing just fine and she was doing great. She has danced most of her life and it shows.

We're gonna try and make this a regular Tuesday Night Dance Night. This is great news for me as that's one of the things I was missing about Seattle. It's great fun and good exercise. I was chicken shit about asking other women to dance, but Katie didn't seem to mind me hogging most of the dances with her. We both danced with other people as well. I was glad she had a couple of dances with excellent dancers. I think I hold my own OK, but lack confidence. Weekly dancing and not being such a chicken shit should help with that.

For those of you who may not know what swing dancing looks like, here is a clip I found on You Tube.

Doens't this look like fun!?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

College du Jour • Magic Man

Magic Man, originally uploaded by queenoffools1974.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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One Year Anniversary with Polly

It was a year ago today that I got an e-mail from an old friend. I was happy to hear from her. We exchanged more e-mails,, then talked on the phone and. . . now, here it is a year later. We been living tohether for the last 8 months. Polly and I hooked up at the right time. I was tired of being emotionally beat up by my ex wife and her lawyer and was ready to stop the pain and start living again. I was thinking about moving to China at the time when Polly came back into my life. China. . . LA. . . hell. . . I was just ready for a change.

There's a certain comfort in being with someone who has known you since you were a kid. We went to high school at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati and both lived in Hyde Park a fashionable Cincinnati suburb. We held hands and took walks when we were 15. She let me kiss her and hold her and nibble on her neck, but not much more. I would have to wait till I was 21 before our hearts and bodies came together again. . . just in time for me to decide that I was moving to LA (the first time).

I love my girl, and she loves me. I've been divorced twice and she's been run through the relationship wringer as well. Life is strange. Sometimes when you want something, you just think it up and manifest it. Could it be that easy? We think so.

Who knows what the future holds for us? If the last year is any indication; I can predict an even better year this year! Life is full of challenges, pain, joy and success followed by more pain, confusion the changing of the seasons and the natural ebb and flow of life. Dig in deep and experience it all fully. I know I am.

Monday, March 26, 2007

where children smile

I never grew up

much to some people's disappointment

I never got with the program

I wanted something different, more exciting

now it's the opposite

less is more

simplicity of mind = no tossing or turning

and I do sleep like a baby

every night of the week.

I came to some realizations after working myself into a tizzy about what's wrong with me and my act. Then it hit me, like a cock in the face. . . there's nothing wrong with me or my act. I'm OK with who I am and what I do. The bottom line is I'm laughing all the way to the bank. Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.

Yes, I want to get better, but for who? If some people aren't crazy about what I do, great, I can respect that. I don't like everybody's act either. But am I'm not going to let it bother me anymore. I actually like my act. I really enjoy performing and have spent most of life doing it.

I love magic and all the good that it can do in this world. Everyday, I go out there to fill that need in my heart and show the world that there is beauty and spontaneity in art and chance on the street where people meet and children smile.

nuff said