Friday, November 15, 2013

amazing year, new goal

I honestly have been living my list. This is why I've been slacking on posts. But... I have a new goal to add...

I have spent the last few months doing the artist thing...and loving every minute of it, but... My new goal...

I want to do a feature set at Nuyorican in 2014. So, I added it to the list. The universe has honestly been working out some amazing things. I am already 5 features in for 2014. And I'm working hard to get better at this poetry thing. I never knew I would love this life this much.

So, NYC get ready for Genius...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Official 2013 Summer Bucket List

Things I plan to do with the rest of the summer (in no set order)

  • Go to National Poetry Slam in Boston (mid August. Confirmed)
  • Go whale watching while in Boston
  • Go to Vegas and get some vacation time in with the kiddo (mid August. Confirmed)
  • Sweet Spot Show (Sept)
  • Virginia Animal Safari 
  • Trip to Six Flags NJ
  • Trip to Kings Dominion
  • Trip to NYC
    • Amateur night at the Apollo
    • Open Slam night at Nuyorican
    • GMA free concert series
  • Virgin Mobile Freefest
  • Mini poetry roadtrip "How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour" (Three shows booked for the second week of September (DC, SC and ATL)
  • Get through my summer movie list

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Where Have You Been...

Haven't forgot about you friends... I've been working on several of the things on my list.

1. I am 2/3 of the way through a 30/30 (tried in November and failed miserably, but restarted in April during National Poetry Writing Month)

2. I'm in the last stages of attempting to make a National Poetry Slam team-- my last shot is coming up in about a week and a half. This is what I've been doing most of the time I've been away since it required a lot of travel

3. I am in the last stages also of finishing off my first book of poetry--should be done by next month (fingers crossed)

4. After a really awesome conversation with a friend the other day--I've inspired him on his list and he has inspired me, so I'll do better with keeping up the blog (which was on the list)

Meanwhile... I will leave you with a few pics from last night. I won tickets to a Living Colour concert--which wasn't on the list, but DEFINITELY inspired some new poems and ideas.

(Can you believe these dudes are still killin' after 25 years!)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Item #157-Name a Star After Myself or Someone Else-DONE

I found a deal on Living Social for the Star Registry and named one after one of my closest friends as a Christmas Gift.

I tell her she's a superstar and she just needs to believe in this is proof.

Awesome gift idea.

Item 157- DONE.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


To the list I am adding a HUGE least for me.

I want to complete a 30/30.

What is 30/30? Well it occurs in either April or November. April is National Poetry Month and November is National Novel Writing Month. As a poet, the 30/30 is complete 30 poems in 30 days (if you're doing NaNoWriMo--it's 50,000 words in 30 days--about 6 pages per day double spaced)

I write slowly so this really is a challenge and I want to attempt to take it on. So I am going to attempt it beginning today. I figure adding to the Bucket List would make the incentive bigger.

I won't post all, but for my day 1 challenge, I'm going to do a prompt called "playlist"

Playlist: Set your playlist or iPod to random. Take the first 10-15 song titles you hear and use them all in a poem.

If anyone would like to attempt a 30/30, I have a ton of prompts to work from and would be more than happy to post some.

Happy writing!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Curse Broken (Off List... Sort of)

So, here's the deal. I have tried to see Nas no less than 6 times. Every time there's some sorta of snafu as it were. So last weekend I had tickets to Virgin Mobile Freefest... Yeah, Nas is on the bill. So I'm rusing to drive the hour and some change to the venue with a friend. His set is supposed to start at 4:40 (or so I think). At 4:30 we...are stuck in a massive traffic jam at the exit. :(

Not to worry though...

Silly me, got the times all wrong. Set started at 6:20. So We missed the first 15 mins of a set by Santigold (who I adore) and then... well... see for yourself...

By the way, I forgot my camera card so these were actually taken with my cellphone (thank goodness for technology).

Thursday, June 14, 2012


You didn't think I was going to just roll over and let the cube of death beat me.

Nifty little ninja fingers went back to work today while I was sitting in the car bored waiting to  pick up a friend AND...

using the original instruction sheet that came with the damn packaging which was still in my car, I whipped the hell out of Rubik's magic puzzle cube.

Ha...TAKE THAT, math nerds!

Item 143- Solve a Rubik's Cube- CHECK