Living My Fab Life

Well I’m late on this post (as per usual) bc my weekend was jam packed full of fabulosity. My weekends have always been busy, but now that I’m single, I am filling every moment with life‼️ It started with seeing a new musical with old friends out in the burbs. Before the show, we had dinner on a fancy rooftop terrace where we mingled with the Artistic Director and the Director and some cast members.

Then on Saturday I saw The Ex to take care of some bitnass.  Then I went and hung out wit my girl Scary and her baby and best friend from way back when. Then Red Flamingo and I met another friend in Boystown to celebrate his bday in the aftermath of Market Days. We had a ton of impromptu adventures. We found a random photo booth in the middle of the street and took pics. Then we found a random free late nite magic show in an empty storefront. We watched the magician do some cute parlor tricks and some devil shit and left with cute souvenirs. Then we met up with my Sister In Divorce (SID) and his new boyfriend and we drank a bottle in the middle of the shut down street so we could people-watch before going into a club on the north side of the strip to dance. Every club in the heart of Btown was too expensive and I’ve never, in all my years here, seen the lines so long. There were literally three lines wrapped around the block just to get into Progress. Those fools. The club ain’t even that big so you ain’t gettin in tonite, boos‼️ Then a bar fight broke out right next to me on the dance floor. I had to literally push them off of me but couldn’t step back because of the wall of people behind me. SID pulled Red Flamingo back into his arms and pushed his bf behind him to protect them as we heard the thump of a fist in a chest. I was left to defend myself. Hahaha. The one guy flew to the floor. They was both sexy. And then he jumped to his knees like some Arya Stark shit. And then he just got up and walked away.  The battle was over. The next day we continued to celebrate our friend’s bday and did $10 bottomless mimosas/bloodys in our hood. The server was sexy AF but not very attentive. And then we went to Market Days and enjoyed live music and dancing in the street. I missed Ce Ce Peniston perform though. I always miss the concerts I wanna see on the south stage. I missed La Bouche last year. 😒😒 But I had a blast. Then I ran into tons of friends. Then me and Red Flamingo and the bday boy went to my place to watch GoT and Issa…

And then I was alone again.


Life of an Artist

As you all know, my goal this year is Professional Development. I have done an outstanding job of honing my skills through classes such as the new class I started this weekend at The Second City, Intro to Music. I even wrote a song in the first class. So exciting. This weekend I also edited one of my scenes for the children’s script I’m writing in my playwriting class. It actually went really well, and next week we have actors coming in for the last class to read our scenes!
But my problem is that none of these skill-building experiences are paying me money. I’m stuck in a hard place because my temp agency has me assigned to a part time position. They won’t let me go to another company until my project end date because that would be a conflict of interest. However, my current assignment is open-ended so I will never be able to be reassigned. I feel quite cheated. It’s very frustrating because the company I’m assigned to doesn’t want to hire me or give me full time despite the fact that I’ve been here for over 3 years. I knew that the life of an artist was going to be hard, but I also have my partner to think about. So I can’t just be jumping from little project to little project. And how much longer can I continue to blame it all on the economy?