Chickens and Shows, Chickens and shows.
June 15th, 2011 → Leave a comment
Tonight I’m performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA! The show is already sold out online! I hope my friends who brave the stand-in line get in. The show goes up in full in San Francisco in July.
I’m not sure that anyone even reads my blog anymore unless I’m being dissed by James Franco. But at any rate, if you are still out there… I’m happy to report I’ve been doing well. Still busy, still stressed out from overcommitment, but I have to say I’m really finally living the life! I’m enjoying a nice flow of work and great opportunities flow my way. I’m surrounded by good people. And I’m spending my days writing for different magazines and publications. I’m getting ready for the home video release of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this Fall. I’m enjoying my home. It’s a good life. Sitting on the laurels of having worked my ass off last year. And I’m really feeling blessed.
THE BEST NEWS! American Public Media’s Marketplace show contacted me about doing a commentary for them for July’s “Carmageddon” (the weekend shutdown of the 405 freeway). Yes, seems that almost dying in a car fire is the best thing to happen to my career!
In my newest eco-experiment, I’ve been co-raising chickens in a yard in Highland Park. They are adorable. Their names are Pilpel (Hebrew word for “Pepper”) and Lovely. And it’s nice to just enjoy them, watch them, I don’t even mind cleaning the coop. They haven’t laid eggs yet, but I learned that by putting a “fake egg” in the coop, it helps induce their egg laying. So far, they have not been inspired by the hard boiled egg I put in there. But any day now it will be free range eggs for everyone!
I’ve been also preparing for this summer’s visionquest to Southeast Asia. I have no idea what to expect so I’ve been watching “No Reservations,” “Bizarre Foods,” and what documentaries I could find online which were all about sex trafficking or undetonated “bombies” in Laos… now I’m more confused what I’ll get. It will definitely be an experience.
But I’m excited that the trip I regretted never taking out of college I can finally do now. I need to go to a travel clinic and get shots done. It’s going to cost a few hundred dollars just for that and knowing my history with bugs, I’m going to get eaten alive! You can find me in Southeast Asia this summer. I’ll be the one walking around with an electronic bug zapper.
I guess I’m so happy because I also figured out, even with my artist income and artist salary how to set aside money every year to do an overseas vacation each year:
Basically the formula is this: Don’t own a car, put that money in a savings account earmarked as a vacation fund, and sublet my home when I’m gone (which builds equity while I’m on vacay)– viola! Overseas vacation money!
So this will be the first of many visionquests about the world. Believe it.