HI AGAIN NEW YORK!
Got back from Michigan yesterday. I get on the train to go back to Harlem last night and first thing that happens is this family entering the train, sitting right where I am, and being really loud and obnoxious and one woman telling them to shut up and then a close to call to an all-out brawl. One woman was standing on the subway seats. A guy took out something that looked like a rice cooker and...
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
that sometimes that the rational thought will not be chosen, that maybe yearning and compassion will override and be acted out spontaneously but also effectively.
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Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close...– William Faulkner
Me: Amparo, why don't you try writing a book if you like writing little stories?
Amparo: You want me to make a book?
Me: Sure, why not?
Amparo: But who will do the illustrations?
Me: Umm ? You will!
Amparo: Oh..ok. But how am I going to publish it?
Me: Uh, I can help you.
Amparo: You can? Cause I want it to be like this size paper (shows me the book she is holding).
Me: Well you can still do it on that--
Amparo: But this size you know? Cause sometimes it prints out on big paper and I don't want that.
Me: Yes ma'am. We can get the size you want.
Amparo: Oh ok.
(A minute later)
Amparo: But then who will edit it ?
Ok, how does she already know more about the book process than I did when I was in high school?
Oh, and also, she's turning into a smartass
Amparo: Did Grandma leave already?
Mom: Yeah she left for the Philippines today.
Amparo: Oh ok, cause she said she was tired of all the yelling, heh.
Mom: Well, grandma was the yeller in the family
Amparo: Oh, so that's where you get it from!
- Hey Dad, did you see my New Yorker magazines? I had two of them here. - Oh, I was reading them, spilled juice on them, and had to throw them out. …… OK, never bringing the New Yorker home again. I didn’t even start the latter one. AGH!
Coming soon to your local high schools and... →
Come on CCNY ! Do it ! inothernews: Via Playbill.com: High school and college drama programs will be able to present their own low-budget versions of the big-budget international musical hit, The Phantom of the Opera, starting this fall. On June 3, R&H Theatricals, which licenses shows by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, begins accepting applications from schools eager to...
OK, I know im outside of the music world right now, but I had no idea BRUNO MARS was half filipino. The other half is Puerto Rican. Sigh, it’s always those halflings that make it. And sidenote, I’m trying to learn more tagalog just to feel some kind of connection with my heritage. But why does tagalog have so many throaty syllables? My tongue keeps stumbling and the repetition is...
Hate seeing the clock at 1112.
second of june
Finally, a day that tony and I got to spend together just us. Haven’t had that in literally a month even though we see each other often. And it was a real good day. Saw Iron Man 2, which we thought was pretty enjoyable. And I love Robert Downey Jr. so I guess that helped my opinion. Walked over to Bryant park after and though Bryant park is not that big it’s still one of my...
For the first time in a few weeks, I’m seeing my energy pick up. I don’t want to be a downer anymore and I want to enjoy the summer to whatever extent I can. And it’s been off to a good start. Good time with people, good food, easy-going personalities, what more could I ask? Hm, perhaps more money to keep this good thing rolling. I’ve actually just calculated all these...