Thursday, March 26, 2009

No, I’m not dead yet.

I needed a break. I needed a big break. A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks. For starters, Casey (TLJ) and I are no longer in a relationship. This isn’t something I intend to write about on my blog but I will say that we remain friends and are on good terms. Shortly after that we went through another round of layoffs at the office. This time I got the axe and a severance package that won’t last much longer. I am worried about money but I hated my soul sucking job so much I was actually relieved to be rid of the place forever. Now I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. Which direction should I go? What is my life?

My fantastic friend Jason hooked me up with a last minute temp gig at his office for a couple weeks. That is what I’m doing now. It’s seriously an answer the phone and read a magazine type job so I can finally force myself to update you all on my whereabouts. I’m really thankful he helped me out because any income is good, right? They were really great about working around the small issue that I will be vacationing in Florida the first weekend of April. Yeah, I know vacationing when you have no job is a dumb idea but I’m going with my mother and she set it all up before any of this happened.

I’m singing at the Algonquin Cabaret on Monday. You should come and see it. Okay, almost none of the people that read my blog live anywhere near New York but you are missing all the fun! At least I hope it will be fun. I got a nasty cold and lost my voice over the past week. It isn’t fully back yet. If it doesn’t come back I will sound like shit. That will suck a lot. A LOT I tell you!

This job just got so much more interesting. I was just asked to do a simple task of cutting out pictures that children drew. The place I am temping at services the autism community and the drawings these autistic children made are so unusual. I wish there was some way I could share them with you.

This post is already too long so I’ll just leave this where it is and maybe pick it up tomorrow? We shall see.

29 comments:

Real Live Lesbian said...

Glad to see you back....not so glad to hear you're having a rough time.

Hang in there. You never know what is just around the corner! :)

Macoosh said...

yay for jason!! jason to the rescue!!!

sorry about casey and the job.. but maybe all this change is for the better.

looking forward to all the new stuff that'll happen.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Oh Knight, I hope things improve for you soon.
I suppose that if you're single then maybe Jay could.........

furiousBall said...

wish abbe and i could make it up for the monday gig, but it's a school night.

if there's anything i can can do to help please let me know.

JasonBSchmidt said...

I think Monday's rehearsal is canceled and so will totes be there. TOTES. Sorry, toathte.

Farmer*swife said...

I've been worried about you! Sorry about the relationship. Here i was already picturing a wedding in my mind -- such a romantic, I am.

So glad about the temp job. And, who knows, maybe if the pay meets the bills this could be a new advantage. A stress free job you enjoy and you can concentrate on your life passion -- performing!

Good luck with your show and Happy Vacation (early).

maybe you could scan a few pics in and upload them to your blog? (identities removed, of course) That would be awesome!

Happy Thursday and so glad you posted. I've seriously been thinking about you!

kcinnova said...

Hi, Knight - I've been worried about you. I'm glad you are back to blogging, but man I'm sorry about your breakup. I mean, I'm glad you guys are still talking and all, but still - the loss of a relationship sucks.

The fam and I will be up in NYC April 5-8, will you be doing a show then? (Or maybe you'll still be in FL?) Although I suppose your show isn't at a place I can take underage kids to... in which case, the dh & I will need to plan a trip to NYC without the kids later on.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

just did a post about you, best wishes!

fiwa said...

Oh girl, not you too. We should form a company, you, me, Tink and Fortune Cookies. I'm sorry to hear that it happened, but I know what you mean about the "soul-sucking-job", mine was too, and I can only hope there is something better for us around the corner.

I'm sorry about Casey too.
I know I'm missing out on the fun not being able to see you sing. If I ever get to visit NY I hope you have a gig going I can come watch. And I think it's the perfect time to take a vacation - I did the same thing. I hope you enjoy it.

love,
fiwa

Dana said...

You have always been such a positive influence on others, I hope that our few words of encouragement bring you comfort!

Jay said...

Glad you finally updated! You know how I worry about you. ;-)

One of these days I'm just gonna show up in NY when you have one of these shows. And the ... it'll be restraining order time. haha

Reb said...

Life sucketh! I hope things turn around for you soon.

Your voice will be fine by Monday and you will knock 'em dead!

NE~ISM said...

Hey Sis! Glad to hear from you. Sorry for all that is happening, but I know if anyone can get it all back together you can..

I have missed all of my blog mates I am actually really busy now and cannot blog and comment like I used to but I am going to be back..

I hope everything works out for you the way you need it to..
Can't wait until you update again!

Ne.

Mike said...

Glad to see you're not dead.

Wilbo said...

I guess you and I will be living on Jason's couch together. Maybe we can start a business. Come to get your taxes done, stay for the sexy cabaret act?

Darla said...

I'm on board with the taxes and sexy cabaret act combo. One of you can come live in Viggo's room as well. Viggo won't care (notice).

Caberyay. Will be there, methinks.

Micky-T said...

Hey, really good to hear from you!
Sorry about[$$]and yet happy that you lost that soul sucking job you were complaining about. I don't pray, but I'm putting you on my big, big super wish list to make it all work out. My inner gut tells me your worth something, a whole big something and the right gig is still waiting for you out there.

GMEyster said...

Unemployment is the perfect time to travel. Have a REALLY good time with your mom :o)

I can vouch for the comfort of Jason's futon! Something will turn up...you will make something work...I know it!

Will be fun to see you when we're both back in NYC...have a great time on Monday...plenty of time to get your voice back :o)

Matt-Man said...

Sorry to hear about the spot you're in. I'm sure you'll muddle through and be better off. Why? 'Cause you're Knight, Bitch!! Keep the faith, sexy. Cheers!!

Knot said...

Bad things are just good things waiting to happen. That sounds cheesy doesn't it?

Having income is the important thing.

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

Hey Knight, tough times. Maybe Gary and i could send you a painting and a mug to help you feel a bit better. What do you say Gary? Or maybe one of our collaboration landscape tiles..

good luck tonight

WomensDaily said...

Sorry things have been crappy. However, it could all just a new beginning.

LL said...

Yay!!! You're not dead, although you're still in the big city which is just about as bad... :P

GMEyster said...

How did things go on Monday? I hope you had your voice back, full-fledged :o)

Tink said...

I'm glad for the update. I've been worrying about you. I know what you're going through- at least partly. It sucks and you're going to go through waves of acceptance and depression over it. Things are going to get better though. I believe that. ((HUG)) Have fun in Florida! Are you going to be anywhere close to St. Augustine?

Farmer*swife said...

Where are ya' Gal? Award at my place for you.

Hope you are handling and moving and grooving on your life plan, hopes, and dreams. It's not easy, I know.

Just checking on you anyhow....pop us an update.

I worry... :-S

LL said...

Ok... you dead now? ;)

Farmer*swife said...

Heellllooooo? Knight???? We are wondering about you Gal...

Where oh where are you? Miss you! Hope all is well.

Please don't go MIA like madman did...okay?

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

knight. come back