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Camp Nano

So a month ago a friend of mine announced they were doing Camp Nano and I was interested in participating myself. A few short minutes later I had created an account and signed up to do it too!

Right now I'm writing a play that I actually started back in college, but left it unfinished, due to being inspired to write a different play at the same time as well as having a bit of a writer's block in trying to think of what could happen next. However when I looked over it I got inspired to finish it and I also got to thinking how did I ever come up with this idea!?! It was amusing to read and reinvigorated my passion to write and continue it.

The plot of this play is kind of like Revolution but with a hint of comedy and doesn't focus on panic or chaos but more so how would a family adapt to no technology. So this isn't a new but it's my take and I look forward to seeing how it ends up. Who knows maybe I'll do a stage reading of it when I'm done to get a good read of it.

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Transformation

It's been a couple months since I've updated here.

I'd like to think the year is getting off to a great start, I've put up my website (www.whoismarkdrum.com), I'm dancing in a showcase at Alvin Ailey, I'm attending this year's Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., and I'm relearning my native language.

Change is never easy and doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and I'm continuing to make the positive changes I want in my life. I can say I'm learning from experiences whether it was good or bad, I can admit when I'm at fault or was wrong and I'm just overall trying to be happy.

Isn't that what everyone wants? To be happy?

I can say that I'm keeping up with my resolutions and continuing to find more reasons why I love where I am. The next few months I've filled my calendar with events and I've even scheduled a little vacation in between! However I'm still pursuing acting and I say that I'm a blogger but I haven't blogged much. So hopefully more post will come to fruition and I'll continue to share my story to those who want to read.

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In Flight Recap

After my Oscars predictions, I pretty much fell off the from blogging, not because I didn't want to, but because I just didn't. But I'll try and recap what has happened since then...

March: 

My Grandlittle and very good friend came to visit as well as perform in his senior showcase in NYC. It was great to see him and know that I'll have another friend coming to the city! We also caught "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," which is nominated for 10 awards! Fun fact a former professor is a part of the talented group and it's great to see this show doing well. If you get the chance to see it, you should!


While my GrandLittle was visiting, a friend from Michigan was also in town for a conference and I was able to catch up with her.

I also auditioned for a Broadway show that featured a hip hop dance audition, which was interesting because the musical typically doesn't have hip hop in it. The audition was so much fun and it got me really addicted to the song they used for the piece.

Since I attended nine of the same theatre festival, I have made countless friends and I had the great opportunity to catch up with a one of them. It had been over seven years since we last met up.

April:

On the 1st of April, which is also known as April Fools, I entered the Book of Mormon lottery for NY residents, to win discounted tickets for the following day's performance. To my luck I had won, which I thought was first a prank, but turned out to be a great surprise! I was able to go and bring a friend to the show. It was also my friend's first Broadway musical and they and definitely enjoyed it!



I decided on a whim to go and visit my friend in DC to see the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was my first time in DC and I had a great time! I even got to catch up with my Senior RA from my first year at my university as well as another friend. 

For Easter I was able to spend some time with family and meet some new relatives in the same process. With work my schedule, I now have the weekend off, so I was able to catch up with family and friends who normally work a 9-5/Mon-Friday job. 

Went to the New York International Auto Show with some co-workers from work. I had mentioned to some that I really wanted to go and it would be my first time going in the City. I have gone to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but wanted to see what NY had to offer. There were definitely some similarities as well as differences. Also was a great opportunity to hang out with co-workers outside of work and make new friends!

That's pretty much what has been happening, it doesn't seem like much but after writing it all down, I can say I've kept myself busy and look forward to this month as well as what the rest of the year brings.

Oh and I also started the process of straightening my teeth, meaning I got braces. I have overcrowding in my teeth as well as an interesting bite. So I finally made the decision to get them fixed. Definitely worth the investment and luckily I'll have them off in two years. Though definitely changes the types of roles I'll go for, but again will be worth it in the long run. I'm thankful to have a job that has a good dental plan and I'm able to make this investment affordable.

I'm currently on my way back to my Alma Mater to wish one of my Little, GrandLittle, fraternity brothers and friends the best as they graduate today and tomorrow! 

(Hopefully I'll be able to add more pictures later)

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My 2014 Oscar Predictions

Just for fun, I'll post my prediction of this year's 2014 oscars. Then we'll see how well I do too! In all seriousness I've seen a handful of these and in no way am I giving my expert advice on these choices.

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years A Slave

Should Win: 12 Years A Slave
Will probably win: American Hustle
Why?: Saw American Hustle, it was good, but I've heard nothing but great things about 12 Years A Slave, but again I'm no expert.

Best Actor
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Bruce Dern  - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - Wolf Of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years A Slave
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Should Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Will probably win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Why?: Apparently the movie was good, also he's been nominated plenty of times and has yet to win, isn't it time to give him a win?

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years A Slave
Jonah Hill - Wolf Of Wall Street
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Should Win: Jonah Hill
Will probably win: Jared Leto
Why?: He's a rockstar turned actor and his acting in the movie was apparently really good.

Best Actress
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

My personal want to Win: Meryl Streep (I'm bias, because I love her work and she's MERYL FREAKING STREEP)
Should Win: Amy Adams
Will probably win: Cate Blanchett
Why?: Because apparently if you star in a film by Woody Allen, most likely you win an Oscar...but the competition for the ladies this year are FIERCE...lol

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
June Squibb - Nebraska

Should Win: Lupita Nyong'o
Will probably win: Jennifer Lawrence
Why?: Because Katniss Everdeen never loses...lol

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Should and will win: Frozen
Why?: "Let it go," "Do you want to build a snowman," broadway singers Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and Olaf the Snoman!

Achievement in Cinematography
Philippe Le Sourd - The Grandmaster
Emmanuel Lubezki - Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel - Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael - Nebraska
Roger A. Deakins - Prisoners

Should Win: IDK
Will Win: Phedon Papamichael
Why?: Only movie I saw and enjoyed it

Achievement in Costume Design
Michael Wilkinson - American Hustle
William Chang Suk Ping - The Grandmaster
Catherine Martin - The Great Gatsby
Michael O’Connor - The Invisible Woman
Patricia Norris - 12 Years A Slave

Should Win: IDK
Will Win: William Chang Suk Ping
Why?: Costumes looked cool I guess...idk

Achievement in Directing aka Best Director
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
Martin Scorsese - Wolf Of Wall Street

Should Win: Steve McQueen
Will probably win: Alfonso Cuarón
Why?: He's apparently a front runner...so why not, plus it's a movie set in space, imagine having to literally direct that film. Luckily it's all done thanks to special effects and tons of strings on the actors.

Best Documentary Feature

Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen - The Act of Killing
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher - Cutie & The Boxer
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill - Dirty Wars
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer - The Square
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers - 20 Feet From Stardom 

Should Win: IDK
Will probably win: ?!?!?
Why?: Your guess is good as mine...Let's just say the The Act of Killing will win...it sounds uplifting (sarcasm)

Best Documentary Short Subject
Jeffrey Karoff - Cavedigger
Jason Cohen - Facing Fear
Sara Ishaq - Karama Has No Walls
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed - The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Edgar Barens - Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Should Win: IDK
Will probably win: ?!?
Why?: Yeah again, your guess is as a good as mine....I'll say Facing Fear, no reason...

Best Achievement in Film Editing
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten - American Hustle
Christopher Rouse - Captain Phillips
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa - Dallas Buyers Club
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger - Gravity
Joe Walker - 12 Years A Slave

Should Win: IDK
Will Probably Win: Alfonso Cuarón & Mark Sanger
Why?: You try editing a movie about space and trying to survive in zero gravity with the possibility plummeting to Earth or forever lost in space. There's probably a lot of footage that had to be cut...(sarcasm)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Belgium - The Broken Circle Breakdown
Italy - The Great Beauty
Denmark - The Hunt
Cambodia - The Missing Picture
Palestine - Omar

Should Win: IDK
Will Probably Win: ?!?!
Why?: The Hunt, because it sounds like a fun game that I want to watch as a movie (sarcasm)

Achievement in Make Up and Hairstyling
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews - Dallas Buyers Club
Stephen Prouty - Jackass Present: Bad Grandpa
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny - The Lone Ranger

Should Win: Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews
Will Probably Win: Stephen Prouty
Why?: Wouldn't it be great if an MTV movie won? Plus surprised it even got nominated, though the make up work and hairstyling was definitely on point.

Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Best Original Score)
John Williams - The Book Thief
Steven Price - Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett - Her
Alexandre Desplat - Philomena
Thomas Newman - Saving Mr. Banks

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Best Original Song)
"Happy" - Despicable Me 2 (Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams)
"Let It Go" - Frozen (Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
"The Moon Song" - Her (Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze)
"Ordinary Love" - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson)

Should and Will Win: "Let It Go," from Frozen
Why?: If you have not heard this song, you must literally be living under a rock. Plus it shall be performed tonight by Idina Menzel! It's going to win, it's like Adele for "Skyfall." It's a no brainer, just saying.

Achievement in Production Design

American Hustle (Production Design - Judy Becker; Set Decoration - Heather Loeffler)
Gravity (Production Design - Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard)
The Great Gatsby (Production Design - Catherine Martin; Set Decoration - Beverley Dunn)
Her (Production Design - K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration - Gene Serdena)
12 Years A Slave (Production Design - Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration - Alice Baker)

Should Win: IDK
Will Win: !?!?
Why?: Gravity, because thinking of the set design for space must have been very difficult as well as the set decorating (sarcasm)

Best Animated Short
Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden - Feral
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim - Get A Horse!
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares - Mr. Hublot
Shuhei Morita - Possessions
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer - Room On The Broom

Should win: IDK
Will Win: !?!
Why?: Because Feral just sounds so pleasant (sarcasm)


Best Live Action Short Film
Esteban Crespo - Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras - Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson - Helium
pitÄÄkÖ mun kAikki HoitAA? (Do i HAve to tAke cAre of everytHinG?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari - Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?)

Mark Gill and Baldwin Li - The Voorman Problem

Should Win?: IDK
Will probably win: ?!?!?!
Why?: Because what problems does a "Voorman" have?

Achievement in Sound Editing
Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns - All Is Lost
Oliver Tarney - Captain Phillips
Glenn Freemantle - Gravity
Brent Burge - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Wylie Stateman - Lone Survivor

Should Win: IDK
Will probably win: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Why?: It's LOTR, duh!

Achievement in Sound Mixing
Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro - Captain Phillips
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro - Gravity
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland - Inside Llewyn Davis
Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow - Lone Survivor

Should Win: IDK
Will probably win: ?!?!
Why?: Because I wonder how you mix sound from Inside Llewn Davis (sarcasm)

Achievement in Visual Effects
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould - Gravity
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick - Iron Man 3
Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier - The Lone Ranger
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton - Star Trek Into Darkenss

Should Win: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Will Probably Win: Gravity
Why?: I mean space looked almost real, from what I heard from watchers of this film.

Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight (Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke)
Captain Phillips (Screenplay by Billy Ray)
Philomena (Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope)
12 Years A Slave (Screenplay by John Ridle)
The Wolf Of Wall Street (Screenplay by Terence Winter)

Should Win: 12 Years a Slave
Will Probably Win: The Wolf Of Wall Street
Why?: Hollywood likes corruption financial movies, I guess...

Original Screenplay
American Hustle (Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell)
Blue Jasmine (Written by Woody Allen)
Dallas Buyers Club (Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack)
Her (Written by Spike Jonze)
Nebraska (Written by Bob Nelson)\

Should Win: IDK
Will Probably Win: Blue Jasmine
Why?: Apparently it's that good.

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Day 338

Well I'm 10,000 feet above the ground and I'm on my laptop flying from the east coast to the rocky mountains. 

This was my first trek back to LGA since 2008, which seems like forever ago.

Time to catch up on some blogging since I'm on a flight with literally nothing to do. Actually there are plenty of things for me to do, but I really wanted to blog!

My new place I moved into in Astoria has been great! My roommates are great and I'm away from the city to enjoy it without going too crazy. I love NYC but it's nice to have a little piece of suburbia (i.e. Trees and not just buildings). My friend whom was one of the reasons I moved to Astoria (but also I liked the neighborhood) has decided to move back home and start another chapter of their life. They want to pursue graduate school and found it best to go home. I commend them for realizing it but selfishly wish they were still here. But I know they'll do some great things!

I've had the great opportunity of auditioning for a theatre company and I'm still awaiting to hear back. I was fortunate to make it through two different callbacks and the experience has been the most rewarding. On top of the audition, I had the opportunity to apply for a position at my job as well. 

Like anyone else trying to multitask things as well as pursue multiple things at once, knows how stressful and tiring it can be, but the rewards are worth it. However the position at my job, I wasn't selected to move on but I did get something out of it, so it was a win-win.

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Never really mentioned why I'm on a plane. I'm actually going to a theatre conference in Colorado which I've been a part of for six years now helping out. I'm excited to see familiar faces and see the talent from the high school and middle school kids. I also decided to come a day early and visit my alma mater. Looking forward to seeing my college friends and fraternity brothers both old and new.

However I'm not looking forward to this sub zero temperatures. I'm thankful most of my time will be done inside. 

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I'll add some photos from the past month up as well. But the wifi on the plane isn't permitting me to do so. 

Until next time!

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Day 309

I've been off on my days this year by 10....whoops! At least I was consistent. Anyways it's November already and the year is almost over!

Last week I moved into my new apartment with new roommates. Now living in NYC has been a little difficult for me because I had been missing friends back home. The first place I was living just wasn't the place I wanted to live and so I made the decision to start looking for a new place. Now I am a person who hates to say goodbye or leave, but luckily my landlady understood. However there was of course it's roller coasters. With the roller coasters I took it with stride and in the end come out of it learning more about myself.

Trying to balance work and pursuing a dream is never an easy task. I'm definitely still trying to figure it out, but right now I'm trying to really get my feet on the ground as well as get them wet too. I had an unexpected opportunity last month and I did my best. Even though it didn't turn out in my favor I learned from it and I'm moving forward. I am thankful for having a full time job and it's been work trying to adjust to the time difference. I remember in college (which is only two years ago) that I was pulling some late night shifts, going to class, going to rehearsals and being a leader on campus. Now it's just working late shifts, trying to pursue my dream for acting and trying to sleep.

Funny thing about moving to my new place is that I wanted to live closer to a friend. Now ironically that friend is leaving the city. Which I'm sad to see them go but happy that they're doing what makes them happy. I can't be selfish about that and besides my new roommates are great. Also since my family visit, I've been in touch with my "uncle" or my mom's cousin and will hopefully soon be meeting more family members. Glad to know I have family around the city and am slowly making new friends in the city.

Anyways today should be a good day. I'm off from work, going to the bookstore to do some research on some plays to look for monologues for auditions and going to meet some cool people tonight. Then tomorrow a friend from out of town is coming in for the weekend and I'm going to an alumni event for my fraternity.

Things are looking good!

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Day 299

It's been a few weeks and I can't believe that I've already been in living in New York for a little over two months!

Learning a lot about myself and trying to live the dream.


Adrian Wilson (look him up on Google+) did an awesome event at the Apple Store in SoHo last week and from it just reignited my fuel to continue to do what I love. But it also got me to thinking that I should blog more. Since I call myself a blogger, I should be doing more of that! Also I love to take pictures and I'll start posting more photos here as well!


My family came to visit to see how I was doing in the city and while visiting we took a trip to see the Statue of Liberty. While on the ferry, I took this show of NYC! 



I've been trying to find some Filipino food in the city and luckily I have found three places! With the help of my co-worker back home and my own search, I was able to find them. 

Maharlika & Jeepney are sister restaurants and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The selections are great and their menus vary from lunch and dinner. 

My lunch when my family came into town! 
If there was a fast food restaurant that I would go daily and feel no regret it would be Jollibee! It's a Filipino company! It's the Philippine's version of McDonald's but even better! They have a burger, chicken and pasta menu. Plus something new that I discovered they serve SPAM sliders!

Located in Queens, NY - worth the trip!



So the new Pokemon X & Y games came out and I'm a fan of the series since it's introduction back in 1998! The game is really fun and it continues to challenge me. However just like every time I play the series, I get bored after beating the Elite Four. Even though there are more fun things to do after, I just get bored and move on. We'll see how long it takes for me to get bored with this series. After four days I've complete all the gym leaders and am training to defeat the Elite Four. I'll be honest, I totally use the strategy books before hand instead of going blind. I want to make sure my Pokemon are leveled up higher than the Elite Four or at least enough for me to win as well as the Champion.

I think I've done a really nice recap of what's been going on.

I will try blog again later this week about more things!

It's almost November and the year is slowly coming to a close! 

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Day 280

I've fallen off the personal blog wagon. But I definitely kept up with my Big Brother blog for CBS Detroit. I will admit however that I didn't blog about the "recap" episode because it was just a filler and nothing really needed to be said about it.

Anyways 70  80 (UPDATE: I can't count...lol) days have gone by and there have been a lot of things that have happened!

Biggest thing...

I've moved to NYC!

Thankfully with my job I was able to transfer and get full time! Which has been a blessing and I've even found my apartment right before going into my first day of work! 

This is the first time I've moved to a big city, lived with roommates and used public transportation to get to work.

I love it! I'm a city type of person and as much as I loved suburbia I love the city life! I've been here for almost a month and during August I had an interview for the position then finally accepting the job! 

Sad to leave the friends and family but this was a much needed change!

I could even check this off my goals list! Moving to NYC was one of them! The other thing I was able to accomplish this summer was skydiving!

I can't wait to see what the future holds for me out in NYC!

Big City, Big Dreams!

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Day Four

So this may be a day late, however I had a busy day yesterday.

I went and helped out at the CW50 casting call for America's Next Top Model cycle 20.

I'll be blogging about that separately...

But I can say is it was an awesome experience helping out. It's always fun working auditions but for reality tv is definitely different.

The casting call took pretty much my whole day, but then I headed over to Northville for my friend's delayed bday party/gathering.

What I didn't expect was going out after that. We went to a club and I am not big going out to clubs, but since my friend wanted to go I thought why not and I ending up having fun.

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Day Two

I had a great day today. Finally was able to sleep in and get a full night's sleep.

This past weekend I surprised my best friend Michael for his birthday.

I contacted his mom to make sure I wasn't going to come during anything important. Luckily I was able to work things out and was able to surprise him. The best part I even left subtle clues the day of the surprise. I arrived about 45min (12:45am) into his birthday and I sent him a text wishing him a Happy Birthday along with a picture of his house. I got an awesome reaction and text from it.

However I digress...

So today I contact Nike about my little error I had been receiving on my Nike+
What's really cool about Nike is that their customer support can be contact in four different ways. Email, Phone or Social Media (Facebook and/or Twitter). So I contacted them via twitter and I was lucky to get help through it. I now have a new nike fuel band (granted this is my third one, because the first one had battery issue and this last one has had hardware issue) let's hope third times the charm.

Work was good. I made a new contact and really looking forward to the possible opportunity for another job! So keeping my fingers crossed.

After work I headed over to the gym to work out. Pleasant surprise saw my co-worker with his brother working out. Always cool seeing familiar faces at the gym.

Today had been a good day! Can't wait for tomorrow! 

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Newvember

Well it's officially November on the East Coast and I've decided that I'm going to take this month to really focus on getting in shape.
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The show I'm currently in "Woyzeck," by Georg Buchner adapted by Audra Lord being performed by The New Theatre Project has been an amazing experience! The show wraps up this Sunday, Nov 4. Performances are Thurs-Sun with two shows, 8pm & 9:30pm. 

I recently auditioned for Canton's 2013 One Acts Festival being done through TLC Productions. After braving a grueling two hours in a very chilly room I finally was able to audition for the two one acts I wanted to go for. However I had to wait a day to find out if I got cast. Fast forward and I get a phone call while at work. I was offered the role of Tim in "The Replacement" by Jacob Zinke. I was ecstatic to find out and was very honored. Looking forward to doing the show.
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I digress again, I'm going to start working out again, so I'll post my "day one" photo here later today and then we'll see my progress through the weeks. Which will accomplish multiple things; 1. Showing if I make improvements to my shape, 2. Blog more frequently, 3. Work out again and have a motivation

So we'll soon see how this goes!

I'm going to stay positive. New month and new goal!

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A Much Needed Update

I honestly can't remember when was the last time I actually blogged. I apologize for the lack of blogging here. I have been blogging about CBS' Big Brother for CBS 62 Detroit. Which has been an incredible experience to say the least! I've learned so much from my time blogging about Big Brother for the local station. It's been a great and I think I've gotten good (and bad) reviews from it! I take it all in stride.
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I went to my second wedding. It was about two years ago when I went to my first one as an adult for my friends. So surreal, but very much happy for Ray & Lindsay!
Lindsay, Ray & I
The Fraternity Brothers with Ray
I spent a week back in Colorado for the wedding, relax and have a vacation so to speak. I enjoyed catching up with friends and Fraternity brothers.

Climbed a Mountain and my first 14er
During my last day in Colorado, I decided to go with some of my fraternity brothers to climb a mountain. It was an amazing and challenging climb. Having never climbed a "14er" I was definitely up for the challenge! I had a little bit of altitude sickness it didn't stop me from climbing to the top. Fun Fact, I have a fear of heights, so climbing this mountain was somewhat conquering the fear. We'll see if I climb another 14er in the future, but for now I at least climbed one!

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While on the flight to Colorado, I got a phone call from the New Theatre Project in Ypsilanti. I had recently went to a callback for their first show of the season and I was selected to be in the show! I of course accepted and was so thankful to be cast! I'm looking forward to the show. More details in another blog later this month.

Even though I haven't blogged I've been doing a lot. Hopefully soon (or with self motivation) I'll update again maybe the end of this week or next week!

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Coming Soon

A new update.

Lagging on blogging on here but haven't been lagging on blogging elsewhere!

Expect an update soon!

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Big Brother Season 14 Episode Nine

Here's a little snippet of what's to come for last night's episode breakdown. This time check out my "Floaters of Big Brother"


Floaters of Big Brother

Wil - He was saved this week and didn't do squat to really make an impact on this week's game. Even though he was in the POV competition, he was the second to get eliminated.
Ian - Either is really floating or playing a really good game. From my perspective, Ian is floating and listening maybe a bit too much to his coach or maybe not enough. Ian hasn't really talked strategy nor has he tried to make any alliances. So we'll see how much further he'll last.
Jenn - Another Boogie houseguest and I have yet to see how Jenn is playing the Big Brother game. The whole laying low strategy only goes so far and being noticed is a lot better than floating because they you'll either be considered a threat or making stupid moves. Either way you'll get people talking about you.

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Thoughts? Comments? Reactions? Let me know here or wait tomorrow as this will be posted at CBS Detroit's website!

Until then Here's the link

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I made a movie!

Check out this cool movie I made using iMovie and music was created using Garageband on the iPad! Special thanks to my friend Courtney for letting me film one of her dogs for this movie! Hope you guys like it!


Big Brother Season 14 Episode Six

So with the exit Willie it left the question with not only America but the houseguests, would their be an eviction this week? The answer, of course and that comes to the joy of Team Boogie. However for some of the other coaches and players it seems like they're not getting any love from Big Brother in this game. Tears have been shed finally in this game! I'm excited because that means people are starting to break and for those players that start to break it's a matter of fighting or just giving up. 


America's Vote: My Choice - Cereal & Salmon
The following three are the options for the houseguests
  • Cereal & Salmon
  • Garbanzo Beans & Giblets
  • Lima Beans & Lemons
Vote on CBS.com/bigbrother on which one you'd like to give to the houseguests who are the "Have Nots" for the week.

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Big Brother Season 14 Episode Five


America, what is happening in the Big Brother House?! I am honestly speechless with what has transpired in this 60 minute episode. There were some great moments, awkward moments, scary moments and even “MC Hammer” Pants! Tonight’s Big Brother even included a surprise visit from one of its Executive Producers. Are you ready to hear my thoughts on tonight’s episode? Which by the way I’ve dubbed “Willie’s Downward Demise.”

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Big Brother Season 14 Episode Four


Here is what I'll be discussing in this entry:

The twists keep coming in this game. You’ve got a mutiny going on, a burglar, redemption and another twist for the coaches. This just ending week one. I don’t know about you but I’m definitely pumped to see where this season continues to go. 

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In other news, I auditioned for this year's Farmington Founders Festival, Farmington Idol. I didn't get selected to be in the finals this year however I enjoyed the experience. Plus I know it's really their loss for not having my singing ability.

For those of you who are following me on twitter the song I choose was "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain then found out after intermission the judges needed to have a sing off between four contestants and I was one of them. My "sing off" song was "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys.





Anyways here are clips to those songs. Enjoy!

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