inspiration anyone?

>> Wednesday, August 25, 2010

i need to get to writing. and memorizing. i have a show coming up sept 3rd and i need to memorize at least 2 more pieces, so far i know i'm going to perform 'cook' but not sure about the other 2.

inspiration anyone?

friday afternoon i have a photo and video shoot for another show i will be doing and i need to write a piece for that...and my pen hasn't touched a page in ages!...sigh.


i have soo many stories to tell you guys though, stay tuned :)


no more lyme for me...thank you

>> Wednesday, August 18, 2010

i hate to admit it but i'm discouraged. it's like i want to write really badly...but, it's just whatever.

August 5th was the first night of the Lyme and Tings competition, it's set up american idol apollo style, complete with judges (4) and a bell if they want you to stop because they weren't feeling you. i was third on the roster, nervous as hell, but i knew i was gonna kill it. and i did with 'skin on skin'. 2 judges were feeling me, 2 gave great constructive criticism, the audience loved me....
a number of the contestants after me, got stopped in the midst of their performances, many of them straight up sucked...

but at the end of the night, i got cut. and it hurt. really badly. the nightmare i had a few nights prior to the show actually came true.
maybe i was too over confident, thinking i'm this hugely great thing, when in essence i'm not.....because i got cut. mind you, i didn't go looking to be in this show, one of the producers came up to me after seeing me perform and asked me to be in it, i told her no but she wouldn't take no for an answer. not only did getting cut stir up a hidden thing (i don't even know what to call it), but it helped me reach the decision that i highly doubt i will ever be a part of a competition ever again.

ohh, and then one of the judges who was last years winner went up and sang. O_o
it was unimpressive. very unimpressive. they need a new winner....

and the whole night even before i heard the results, i was saying to myself ' i hope sweet thing won't be disappointed in me '...because i just knew i was going to get cut.


a little more...

>> Friday, August 6, 2010

today is friday, and that means my family had pizza today.
that also means i learned a lesson today.

let me interject with; my family loves pizza! i love pizza! on pizza nights we usually have 4 slices each person, so when my sister informed me that we were only allowed 2 slices each, i immediately got whiney and annoyed. over pizza. the sad thing is when i started complaining i got a mental image of children with swollen bellies and flys lounging on their foreheads. needless to say the shame was immediate.

a little more thankfulness please.


it's me again

>> Monday, August 2, 2010

hey everyone!
i've been MIA, as i hope you've noticed. since the blog-a-day challenge ended, i've been on a hiatus from blogging, and in that time i've realized that i have lost the passion to blog continually...i don't know what that means for 'pearls and rubies' right now, but i'll be here until i find out.

life has gotten really crazy for me, yesterday (aug 1) i was a part of the irie music festival. what an amazing opportunity! i shared 4 pieces (i make love to words, anonymous lives, love, and butterflies) with a crowd of great people, sharing a stage with 3 other great spoken word artists, and i got paid for it!

starting this thursday, i will be a part of a apollo style competition consisting of singers, mc's and spoken word artists called 'lyme and tings' and not only that, i was also chosen to help promote the competition by appearing on tv doing a piece...whew

i also have a show coming up in septemeber...whew again.

poetry guy (sweet thing) and i have gotten back together, and i am sooo happy it's crazy how happy he makes me.

also, check out my poetry blog where you can buy prints of my pieces coupled with my photography.

that's it for updates for now.


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