Here is the video!
We've also recently had some really great press:
Time Out Chicago
The Onion AV Club
and the Chicago Tribune (well, sort of)
This is so very exciting! Thank you all for your support!!
Fuzzy sent this to me today. I love it!!
My love for Ke$ha is no secret. I love her songs, her look, her attitude--everything. Homegirl knows how to write a catchy dance song. Last night I discovered her new amazing and hilarious video. The James Van der Beek conversation? Brilliant.
Also, the new Pink video, F'n Perfect, totally made me cry last night. So good.
I have the worst habit of biting and chewing on the inside of my mouth. I've always done it my whole life, and I do it more in times of high stress and anxiety. Lately it's gotten out of control, so I've decided to try to stop.
I am on Day 2, of trying to quit. The hard part about it is that my mouth is ALWAYS there, and I find myself mindlessly fishing around and starting to chew, but I try to stop before I do any major damage. In the car this morning, I tried to slap my thigh whenever I caught myself doing it. Today in my office, I slapped myself in the face (not super hard) to try to stop.
Hooboy, what a mess! I am honestly doing the best I can, though, so that's all I can do. I'm just super aware today of how often I do it. If only I had done it at Lent or something so I could have a religious reason to stop. But then I'd probably remember that I am not Catholic or of a denomination that gives things up for Lent, and I would start it up again.
Ah...addictions and nervous habits. DAMN YOU!
Wish me luck!
Fuzzy and Me looking good* at the German Shooting Club Coronation this past Saturday.
A typo in text message from a friend has become my new favorite phrase: "Wang to cone." It was supposed to read "want to come" but I think we can all agree that "Wang to cone" is far superior.
*Both my wrists hurt. Not just my arthritis lefty, but my righty is hurting too. Need to limit my computer time. But oh no, I am on the computer RIGHT NOW.
*Does anyone else hate the new Sirius online listening system? Crappy crappy crappy.
*The worst part about the fact that this week's attempt at the Bob Harper video has resulting in full body pain is the fact that my office is a loft with a big spiral staircase connecting the top and bottom. Hooboy, it is going to be a long day.
*It was in the 60s and 70s this week! I have hope! I remember why Chicago is lovely! Spring! Summer! I wore a skirt yesterday with NO TIGHTS.
*I have SXSW envy.
*My bro is in Taiwan right now. Whoa. Seriously, he and Katie are so cool.
*Tomorrow we are going to a banquet/dance for this German shooting club that Fuzzy is a member of. What?! I anticipate there being lots of stories.
*Work event in less than 3 weeks!
*How do cats know when it is time to get up and why do they choose THAT TIME to get all snuggly, pluffy and purry in the bed?
*I am trying hard these days to live in the moment. So far so good.
I got lots of sleep, the sun is shining, I made fresh juice this morning....why is my head hurting so badly? Oh yeah--it's cause I haven't had coffee. #addictions
Ok, so you know the creative minds at Blewt! will never leave well enough alone, so here's what we are doing now. Neal Sabin from Weigel Broadcasting has agreed to air a pilot of Don't Spit the Water on one of their networks (if you are in Chicago, these networks are The U, Me TV, The U Too and Me-Too) if we can get the project funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Seriously!
We're trying to raise $6,000. We have until April 15th to do so. With any donation over $15, you get something nifty out of it, too!
Go here for more info and for a fun video!
(I will embed it when I can get it to work.)
If you are reading my blog, then you are one of my loved ones, and therefore know what Don't Spit the Water means to me and how much of our hearts and souls we've put into this show. If you are able to donate even a little bit, it will put us closer to seeing one of our dreams come true--putting our silly little game show on TV.
I judged a pageant yesterday in Indiana and it was amazing and a great time. I can't talk about it, really, but let's just say I learned a lot about the Miss America Scholarship Program and met a lot of incredible women, and well as made some new friends in my judges panel. For the pageant, I had to create a bio that was all-incompassing, and I have to say, I am really proud of myself! I thought I would post it here, cause if you can't put a bio on your own blog, where can you put it?
Erica Reid has been performing, producing and choreographing in the Chicagoland area for over ten years. She is a founding member of Blewt! Productions, the creation of which was recently named one of the "Top Moments that Changed Chicago Comedy in the Last Decade" by Time Out Chicago Magazine, with whom she performs with and produces the hit shows "Impress These Apes" and "Don't Spit the Water" along with numerous video projects. Erica served as a producer on the Barenaked Ladies video "Pollywog in a Bog" with the Noah Ginex Puppet Company, with whom she has also directed. She has performed with KOKO, FuzzyCo Productions, Galileo Players, IO Theatre, Greta Mae Productions, along with myriad improv teams, and was featured in the Oxygen Network's "Girl's Behaving Badly." She has choreographed for Coudal Partners, the Belmont Burlesque Revue, ComedySportz Chicago, Chicago Opera Vanguard, The IO Theatre, Stir Friday Night, for the nationally syndicated "Sports Action Team" (Towers Productions, Inc.) and many more. In her homestate of Mississippi, she was a founding member of Capitol City Improv and performed in numerous shows at New Stage Theatre in Jackson. As a model, Erica can be seen in the book Skrebneski Seduced, a retrospective of the career of Victor Skrebneski, as well as for Po Campo bike bags. Erica is currently the Dance Director of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret at the Greenhouse Theatre, where she choreographs and oversees group and solo dance routines.
Come on weekend! Would you believe I am judging a pageant this weekend? BELIEVE IT!! Also, Fake Twitters are the lovechild of drinking a lot of coffee and being alone in the office. The real question is, are they FRIEND or FOE? #comeonweekendwouldyoubelieveIamjudgingapageantthisweekendbelieveitalsofaketwittersarethelovechildofdrinkingalotofcoffeeandbeingaloneinthe officetherealquestionisaretheyfriendorfoe
1) I am back into working out regularly, and I love it. I am ready to tackle the daunting task of doing this triathlon that is looming ahead of me. EXTREME!
2) I love Bob Harper. He can really push you, but you don't mind it cause he is so nice about it and plus he is easy to look at. And he has cool tattoos.
3) The 20 minute Butt and Balance workout was just what I needed today. I loved it.
4) I think it is interesting that the fitness models in the video can barely do the exercises. It was an interesting twist to see them struggle and fidget and get reprimanded just as much as I was. However...
5) ...I think sometimes they forgot that they were being filmed for a DVD. Especially Becky, who was a chronic eye-roller/give-upper. Maybe that's why poor Becky didn't make any of the 3 photos on the back of the box. Don't give up, Becky! You did great!
6) Ok, now I am going to go shower and then pass out. extreme....
Fuzzy just introduced me to rage comics.
And then he created this one, which is a true account of what happened to us last night:
@Jill Thanks! I also love your idea for 32 before 32. It's inspiring! However, I have less time than you!!! @IanWilliams I AM SO JEALOUS. #repliestofriends
Put your mask back on. #nowdontgetbitter
Fuzzy and I are lucky, though, to have a cat that doesn't mind being lifted over a head with one hand. She was all like "ho, hum...typical day." #Parker