It's true, I was a tinysuperstar down for a couple days. Life's little stresses were just adding up. But I have some amazing friends/co workers who really helped lift my spirits on Tuesday (Thanks Lex, Sal, Guds, Dusty and Rah Rah!) and I woke up yesterday feeling much better. I really am very lucky in many ways, which makes me feel really guilty for complaining, but I'm human (contrary to popular belief). To all of you who sent me a nice message or good vibes, you're awesome! TJ's friends/family/fans are all so amazing. Most of you have never even met me and you have all made me feel like a friend of yours. You made me feel like Tinkerbell...you know..clap if you believe in fairies?
I'm gonna take a second to talk about TJ (I like to shock her every once in a while). TJ has spent her career helping other people fulfill their dreams. She's helping me to do that any way she can right now. I have had SO many opportunities and experiences in just the last 2 months that I never would have had without her. For me, this project started as a portfolio piece for a grad school application. It has become way bigger than that. I could have never imagined the doors it has opened. Thank you for believing in me, Teej! I know so many of you have had the same experience, so now it's our turn to return the favor to her.
Alright anyone that knows me knows that mushy crap makes me really uncomfortable, so moving on...
On Monday I worked at an event here in San Diego for a new bar called barleymash (TJ provided you with a picture in her post). One of my best friends, Jess, is the executive pastry chef there (she's only 24, how cool is that?) Anyway, Cage the Elephant was performing at their opening event and the band needed someone to sell their merch. Jess called me with the opportunity and it was AWESOME. The food was delicious, the bar was beautiful and the band killed it.
This weekend is Cinco de Mayo. For those of you that do not know, I bartend in a Mexican restaurant. It will be hell. I wrote a haiku about it.
Cinco de Mayo
White people need an excuse
To get shit face drunk
Assuming I survive the weekend, we are shooting TJs BIG interview next week. I am as nervous (if not more) about this than TJ. I have to write the thing! TJ just has to answer the questions. She's totes glaring at me right now, I know it.
Lastly, I wanna introduce our new TinySuperstar, Dustin Santillan. I've mentioned him before, as he has been coordinating TJ's San Diego show at the Brass Rail. He is also on the panel for the talk show "They Said". In last week's episode he discussed TJ and the project. Check it out here (minutes 8-12...keep watching after the segment for some hilariously awkward talk about sex toys.) Dustin helped me film at The Improv last week and has since signed on to the project as assistant director (or assistant to the director... I haven't quite decided yet). In all seriousness though, he has some really great input and I am excited that he is joining the project full time. He will be guest blogging in the next week or two, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Thanks again to everyone who helped cheer me up this week! Now that I have laid in bed, blogged and listened to the entire City and Colour discography...it's time for breakfast.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite City and Colour songs. I once told TJ that when I play my favorite songs for people it makes me REALLY nervous, because I feel like it's showing them part of my soul. This is one of those songs. Sleeping Sickness