Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dates and Auditions...

Lovelies, I have been keeping myself buys for the past week and a half or so by going on a few dates and doing a few auditions... I will re-cap.
Friday night date: The College professor. We met at a little pub on the UES for a quick after work drink. (and I actually had a movie to go to later that night with a girlfriend, so I had exactly 2 hours to chat). He was Very nice, tall, blue eyes, light hair and laughed at all my jokes... However, I was there first and got myself an ice water - he never asked if I wanted any thing else to drink, even when he ordered his own.

He's a runner, but he lives in upstate NY - like the Westchester, New Rochelle area... And lovelies, he just doesn't give me the zing! Such a drag, as he was a perfectly nice fella... And he texts me constantly (like 2-3 times per day) and has called twice. I like that he's persistent - that's a bonus that I always find in the men that I'm just not that into. They can't get enough of me when I don't want them...

Saturday night date: The Architect. We met at the Gramercy Park Hotel for drinks (fancy) and he asked right when I got there what'd I'd like to drink! And he was so well dressed, and cute and funny! We had the pleasantries about where we were from, what we do and then we started talking about regular life and what we enjoy doing around NYC -- this dude was the male version of me. I kid you not. He is kind of a metro sexual, very interested in historical architecture - as that's the job he has - a dog lover (and he has a dog), enjoys theatre and shows, enjoys art, loves his family... The list goes on and on of the similarities.

So we get to the end of the date (so I thought) and he asked if I'd heard of the cabaret singer Uta Lemper. (FYI: She's only the greatest cabaret singer in the WORLD!) Well, turns out he did architect pro-bono work for this club/concert space in DUMBO called the Galapagos Islands for his friend, so now he has unlimited access to tickets for any show the club produces.

And Uta Lemper was singing was singing at the Galapagos Islands.
That night.
In 1 hour!
And he asked me to join him!

HOORAY! This was for sure one of the most exciting first dates I'd ever been on! I was so impressed that he cared enough to think "Hey - this is right up Ms. Musicals alley! I'd like to surprise her with these tickets!"
The show was great, the club was BEAUTIFUL and he got me a car ride home! (and lovelies, we all know how Mama Musical enjoys her car rides home...)

OK, so I texted the Cute Architect on Wednesday:

"Hey, thanks again for the fun on Saturday night! I had a lot of fun with you! Hope your week is going well!"
and he sends me back this:
"I had a blast on Saturday as well and I like you but I seem to be getting back together with my ex. I'll let you know if it doesn't happen. Thanks for the text."
WHAT!!!?? Not fair. I hate being sloppy seconds. And I texted him back that. Now I'll never hear from him, but that's life in the big city...

The AUDITIONS I went on have been pretty good! I went in for Musicals Tonight! They're doing the shows Paint your Wagon and Silk Stockings. Both are pretty good shows and I thought I'd go in and try out for the tomboy turned good girl in Paint your Wagon. Well, lovelies, I must have sung the wrong song, because they didn't give me two looks... Uugh. Wholesome Mormon show (PYW) plus Miss Musical doesn't equal a contract I guess... But I felt really good about owning my time in the audition room and going balls to the walls with my song choice and enjoying it!

This week I'm planning on auditioning for Catch me if You Can the musical! (based on the movie). They're looking for understudies, but perhaps it might be fun!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Go Girl! Literally!

Lovelies, I was delighted and frightened by this product! I was at the MN State Fair two weeks ago, and they had a booth advertising & selling this product in the grandstand!

It's called Go Girl & it allows ladies to pee standing up! WEIRD!

They market it for women who are campers, runners, boating enthusiasts and also everyday women who just don't want to sit down on the toilet & get all germy. And if you're ever doing volunteer work, like habitat for humanity or something, where there's no place to pee you can just sneak out somewhere and pee - not pop a squat, but go standing up!

I'm still a little creeped out by it, but take a peek at the website & see what you think.... I might re-consider getting one if I ever go on Safari in Africa or Hiking in the Rain forest...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wanna play Doctor??

Lovelies, I went into the Al Hirshfield clinic today. I love the Al Hirshfield, as it's sponsored by the Actor's Fund (which means I don't have to pay for my exams) and the main Doctor - Dr. S - is a really sweet older dude who is very easy to work with.
Well, today I went in to have my lady bits looked at. (Not pretty, I know lovelies...) So this is embarrassing enough, right? And I usually don't have a problem with these types of exams - it's old hat now...

But Dr. Spears said to me walking in "Well, I have a 3rd year medical student with me today from Columbia and was wondering if he could ask you the questions pre-exam and then stay for the examination." I said "Yes, of course." because I want to be of service to the medical community, and if me and my lady bits can help further someones education, EXAMINE AWAY!

However, the med student then walked in the door. And he was HOT! I'm not talking like beach guy hot, I'm talking nerdy, book loving, boy-next-door HOT (which is SO much better than beach hot, in my opinion). And he had this lovely dark hair and these magnificent teal-blue eyes... I got a little icky in my yuckies...

Lovelies, I repeated FUCKBALLSCRAPSACK to myself in my head, while smiling and saying polite howdy-do's. Why do I have to have a hot med school doctor?? NOT FAIR - I can't explain my problems to a hot med student, now known as HMS, without acting like a total fool!

So Dr. Spears leaves us to the pre-exam questions and this guy was so thorough with his questions, but I got embarrassed when he was like "when was the last time you had sex?" and I had to say "Two years ago... Sigh." and he said "I know that sigh." (OMG - cute HMS is funny, too?? ) I tried to be funny back, but what can you say to a hot cute med student who is going to be looking at your cooch in 5 minutes. He was so kind & sweet & took crazy detailed notes...

And then the exam came with Dr. S and HMS. And guess what - it was his first OB/GYN type of appointment he'd ever done (not Dr. S, but the Hot M.) And, (oh this is awful lovelies) I actually said to them "Well, I haven't had my wax yet this month, so my apologies for any crazy hair growth you might find!" WTF?! Why do I say these stupid things when a hot young dude is around... Sigh.
I wanted to ask HMS out for coffee or drink, but I decided against it. Why would he buy the cow when you've seen the milk for free?? ... if that makes any sense.
Mortified is the new word of the day.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Born to Boogie!

Lovelies! I was wallowing so much last week that I forgot to share my good news! When I went in to audition for Mary Poppins last week, Mr. Brown from Tara Rubin Casting asked that I come in for the Billy Elliot dance chorus call this week!

It's kind of like an invitation, but more of a polite suggestion... Regardless, I'm just jazzed he suggested it. I hear that the tapping is MUCH easier than the Mary Poppins dance combo (which I had to pay a friend to teach me in advance!).

I'm trying to find someone else to teach the Billy combo to me before they do the dance call on Wednesday, but it's tricky... The one chick I know who was in the show in now on maternity leave and can't be away from her 3 month old for very long. Le Sigh. Guess I'll have to learn it on the day of with all the other gals.

So that's cool, right?! What if they want me to cover the dead mom & the dance teacher?! Or even just be person number 5 from the left in the ensemble?! I'm OK with that!

I'm hoping we dance to something fun like "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher" - I like that song!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Turning Over a New Leaf... and the Great MN Get Together!

Lovelies, I was on the phone with my lovely friend Miss Abs tonight and she suggested that I start e-mailing other people about dating, as the Tennis Pro isn't calling me...

I think this is a splendid idea, as she is right on that I am putting all my eggs into one basket with the Tennis Pro. And I make up all these excuses for him "In Vegas with the Boys", "Doesn't want to call & bug me at home in MN", "at the US Open". All a little true, but mostly crap I tell myself to feel better about his lack of calls. Because even though I like him, he may just not be that into me... Le Sigh...

On an up-note: I went home to Minnesota for a week and a half! For - you guessed it - the MINNESOTA STATE FAIR! Was just brilliant!
I went to the fair four times in all: Once with Espresso Genius, once with a friend from St. Fabulous church in Cake Eater, MN, once with my director for my upcoming show (we saw the Prairie Home Companion, which his wife is a cast member in!) and once with my good friend RoGo! Ro Go and I were supposed to see Kelly Clarkson perform at the Grand Stand, but she canceled.... Whore.

I rode the space needle, went on the Giant Slide, had a apple cider Popsicle, went to the Miracle of Birth Barn with all the baby animals, saw a giant pumpkin, had a tasty wild rice burger, looked at jams & jellies that won awards, checked out the quilting & crop art and most important: saw Princess Kay of the Milky Way statues carved in butter.

I love the fair. Only 363 more days to go until the next one...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Self Worth

Lovelies, when it comes to relationships, I am not gifted. Take for example the tennis pro I've been on a four dates with... Our last one was at the sassy steakhouse in Bridgehampton.

He is always super attentive & sweet on the dates, is an excellent conversationalist and makes me laugh here & there. However, he doesn't call.

I'm not talking doesn't call me everyday, I'm saying it's been 2 weeks. In other words: Half a month since I've heard from him verbally. But he does know how to text - sadly, I feel like this might be what's hooking me in.

I did get a little text here & a little text there (always a few days apart) they are always plesent and say that "hope you're enjoying time with family" and all the general crap you text people who are strangers... And I usually respond the next day, because I don't want to seem too needy and desperate.... Sigh. And I actually called him breezily (is that a word?? Breezily... hmmm...) requesting he call me back. He didn't. The tennis pro is missing all the shots here, people.

The crap thing is I'm totally questioning my self worth!!! Why am I not cool enough for a phone call, and only texts?? He wanted to know when I was getting in, however he's never called to make a date for us! WHY?! Lovelies, I really don't want to write this one off, as I was just starting to get excited about it.... I even bought a freakin' U.S. Open T-shirt. God, I'm such a sucker. All the nice ones suck me in and then stop calling....

I know, I know - he was on a boys week in vegas, I know I was in MN for the next week and a half after that, but my cell phone works in Minnesota, too! Am I wrong to want a phone call 2 - 3 times a week, one or two dates a week and generally someone who is excited to plan dates for us?? Comments are welcomed.