Thanks. Seriously...

I'm back to work after celebrating who I am/WE are with 4 of my best friends (Antonio, Nelis, Daniel, Fred) in my home state for Columbus Pride.  

It's been an emotional few weeks but I'm getting my first paycheck tomorrow post-dayjob promotion, I'm replacing 2 roommates I met on Craigslist–during an extremely stressful and emotionally challenging time–with ONE of my best friends, I bought a car, I submitted paperwork to be paid for one of the most fun shoots I've done (written by Sean McConnell who wrote the second sketch show I did in Chicago, "History Meat,") and I'm starting the Blackbox Studio acting program, 2 web series, and pre-production on another spooky treat with my favorite creeps with Into the Void Films.  I don't say this to brag... I say this because I needed to be reminded of successes today as I started my 3rd cup of coffee, and hope you all can take a 15 minute break to remind yourself of everything you've done/are doing/will do.

I'm single, I'm stressed, I'm sunburned, and I'm doing what I need to do so I can do what I love to do.  I think this is what "happy" feels like. And I'm grateful.

I could thank like 100 people that I'm happy to call a friend, colleague, inspiration, and/or a family member but I should be working right now... So...

"Thank you for being a friend,
Traveled down the road and back again,
Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant.

And if you threw a party,
Invited everyone you ever knew,
You would see the biggest gift would be from me,
And the card attached would say, "thank you for being a friend."

Never give up.  Always be strong.  You're all the breast. <3

Real Talk w/RLB - "Online Dating"

In a world of dick-pics, tit-pics, and apps created by slapping an "r" to the ass of a sexually suggestive adjective, I asked myself and my pals a very important question; are you hung?

Dating ain't what she used to be and a pond of horny hopefuls is at whichever hand is lube-free on a Friday night.  Is it satisfying our desire to make meaningful, lasting connections or are we simply filling a void - or multiple voids - and perpetuating our lengthy (and girthy) search for our fantasy Mr. & Mrs.?

I don't know, but I certainly had a good time researching it.

Real Talk w/RLB - "Things That Drive Me Crazy"

Do you ever stop and think about the gamut of situations the world presents you with, daily?  From the time you wake up until you go to bed... if you leave your apartment there's no way of knowing the crazy and confusing circumstances that may present themselves.  Some are positive but some things just don't make sense.

These are some of the things that confuse me.  I've kept them in for way too long.

"FEAST" - Take a Bite

It has come to my attention that, somehow, I neglected to mention a project about which I've become increasingly more excited over the past 2 months.

In the summer I auditioned for two film makers for a horror short.  If you know me you know that I love horror movies.  I'll see every one that comes out regardless of reviews, premise, actor lineup, director, etc.  I'm a creep at heart and I'm totally fine with that.

The term "short" refers to a film less than 40 minutes in length and can, unfortunately, connote something created without the amount of love required to produce an amazing, full-length feature.  A lot of times budget, actor availability (we can't all do it full-time), budget, and budget are huge factors in how grandiose a project can be.

Since being cast as Edith in the film, I have come to know the cast and crew and am blown away by the passion for creating something truly great - a "calling card".  I wasn't thrown a script and told to learn it and show up on the first day of shooting.  It's evolved, the relationships between the characters have been fleshed out (see what I did there?) and it's been made increasingly apparent how much this horror short means to our writers.

If you're interested, check out the trailer on the link below.  This is an Indiegogo page so if you want to throw us a buck, thank you.  I'm generally against crowd-funding but after working with everyone so far, I have no guilt in sharing this campaign.  And, of course, if you just want to watch the trailer and see a tiny taste of what's in store - right this way...

(And now I'm finished with the cannibal puns).

Thanks for reading and your continued support on my journey.  I'm having a fucking ball.

FEAST - Indiegogo: