One of my lovely customers sent me a message today with this link.
And here is my United/World of Love line:
My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the…
Live from the set of my new show:
‘Samantha Has No Future and No Boyfriend’
Our first guest will be Lexapro!
(filming a video about epilepsy for my Neurologist)
First “hairstyle” in two years.
Haircut. First blow dryer use……hair products……resist wanting to hide under a scarf……bang obsession. In two years.
July Was Crazy Busy
Throughout July I worked on a “devised theatre” piece called Exquisite Corpse. It takes its title from a surrealist parlour game (google it). It was a collaboration with 10 other fabulous theatre people and produced by Richmond’s TheatreLab (theatrelabrva.com). We had only a few weeks to “devise” the thing within our director’s flexible score and to add the technical elements which included a balloon drop and 10+ pounds of gummi bears. We had to rehearse EVERY NIGHT from 7:00 to 11:00. I was exhausted. Some days I had to nap in between day job and rehearsal.
Also during this time I was starting to train for a second job at a restaurant AND started to see a new boy.*
I was busy and I wish I had posted more during the month.
So, in summation, July was wonderfully (only looking back now) busy and very hot.
My one year anniversary of being back in Richmond was August 4th. I spent it in New Orleans visiting one of my best friends, Hilary. Oh yeah, I was in New Orleans too.
*Who dumped me by disappearing. Why do boys do that shit? Say it to my face. I can take it.
The Fourth of July.
The top picture is from July 4th, 2011 (1 year anniversary)
Under that is July 4th, 2012 (2nd anniversary)
This year is 2013, 3rd anniversary.
How funny that the day my brain exploded is one commemorated with fireworks and hot dogs. I’d like to post a note from Angel Molina, who commented on the July 2011 post, which can be found in the archives of this blog. I like his style:
Angel Molina (from Spain):
Hello Samantha! At first I was a few surprised with this post, because of I didn’t understand it… then I remembered that 4th of july is the independence day of the USA. In Spain we have no independence day. And not because of we weren’t invaded (Roma, the ‘visigodos’ -old germans-, the arabians, the french, hip-hop..). But we commemorate 12th of october, when we began to invade America. What do you want? we the spanish are as this.
After this bored speech (you allways seem to me to be a patient person), I think 4th of july could be a good date to commemorate in the spanish way. Not the day when it all was finished but the day when it began: the liberation war of Samanthaland.
God bless Samanthaland and its people!!
The boys (me) are back in town (Another year goes by)
Another summer back in Richmond; I am poor, covered in mosquito bites and coming up on my three-year big seizures anniversary. Yes it’s that time of year again. It has been three years since my brain exploded on a train in Chicago and I peed on the platform. This photo is a selfie taken by my shitty old phone from back in the day. It is a very good picture for an old phone. I put on makeup for this shot on the day I left the hospital which I believe was July, 10th or 11th 2010. Note how the hospital gown brings out my eyes. I specifically requested such a gown. Happy 4th, y’all.
This summer has been one disappointment after another. First, I got demoted at work; had to get back on a COBRA plan for way shitty insurance and my hours have been cut so low I need to look for second job just to cover all my bills and my Ensure habit.
I also did not get accepted into the graduate program that I got into 4 years ago. I pretty much came back to Richmond assuming that I would be accepted again. But no.
Last week I had an MRI, after this string of bad news events I felt pretty certain that my lucky MRI run was over. But Dr. S delivered GREAT NEWS! My MRI was clear, this means two years of clear MRIs since I finished radiation!!!
Maybe I will clean up my act…
No excuses for not going to the gym.
I am working on my math skills for the GRE. (oh god, it’s tragic)
I am taking a short story writing class. (it’s fun!)
Reducing my number of vices is always a work in progress *wink wink*- so I’m practicing being patient with myself.
If I understood Twitter, I would have “tweeted” the following this week Dumb Shit, week of 5/20/2013:
I believe that I have the biggest zit of my life on my face right now. It looks like I am growing a third nipple on my chin.
I just realized that the Benadryl I’ve been taking for the past few months expired in 2004.
I really need to catch up on some sleeping in.
Sourwood Sweet Rocks
This fantastic band from Greensboro, NC (where I went to college) played at a wedding reception I attended last weekend. They played a show down there to benefit one of the band member’s wife who was diagnosed with a brain tumor recently.
I was instantly attracted to the singer Faye who also played the violin. Talk about a girl crush! She is tall and lean and beautiful, can sing and play multiple instruments! The band is great, the other singer is the husband of the brain tumored wife. He was great too. I feel for them. The months after the initial diagnosis are terrifying and difficult.
I’m glad they came out and played and that I got to dance to their foot-stompin’ party all night roots rock music!