"Maybe All I Am Is Who I Was."
Sunday, September 24, 2006
I have been in NY since June 23.
In that time I have obtained a job at Wilhelmina Models and now Hillary, Kate and I are moving into our apartment on Lexington next weekend. I can't believe it's going to be October already.
I miss Pittsburgh and the people who made it an okay place to live. I will be back to visit the first weekend in November. Let me know if you are around and would like to get together!
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
12:30PM - Live from New York...
What's up, ya'all?
I dunno who reads this anymore -- I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a livejournal.com comeback... back in its heyday, everyone was updating like 12 times a day.
I have safely arrived here in New York, however I am unemployed. I have a really great sublet in Astoria, Queens -- this will be cheaper than traveling from Pittsburgh and back everytime I have an interview.
Speaking of interviews I had one at Wilhelmina yesterday which went well -- she said I could expect a call for a second interview from them soon. I have a interview at a brand new management company next week... and I am getting in touch with a temp agency that specializes in placing people in the entertainment industry... so we'll see how things turn out.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
So, in fact, chances are I won't be in the city of Pittsburgh in a month from today. After years and years of planning and scheming I will finally be in New York.
College is winding down and I'm about to bow out. I think about when I was just starting and who I was and who I am now and wonder how I was somehow molded into a completely different person. But at the same time, not so completely different -- I guess I just look at everything a little differently.
One again, life for me will change and never be the same and I'm ready for it. But, the people I will miss... some of them I doubt I will see again. I know that I will think of these past four years and smile and be thankful that I had such a great, life altering experience. I wouldn't change a thing.
I got there.
Friday, April 7, 2006
Good news in the home front...
I have two job interviews in New York next week...
The first is to be an agent's assistant at The Endeavor Agency which reps A-list celebs like Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Damon.
The second is at CESD which is the world's largest commercial agency, the department I would be assisting in works with a lot of dancers casting them in commercials for Old Navy and I pod.
I'm soooo excited. I get to see Hillary.. Who I haven't seen since October!
Hopefully, I come home with good news!! Wish me luck.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
1. Where were you 1 hour ago?
In the shower
2. When is the last time you kissed someone?
A few weeks
3. What is the most amount of money you spent in one store?
I dunno. It's not been too, too much.
4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
I don't think so.
5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
It has been a while.
6. Are you wearing socks right now?
7. Do you have a car worth over $5,000?
8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No. I've been MAKING a movie for the past 5 days.
10. Are you popular?
"Popular" is subjective. Do a lot of people know me? Yes. Do a lot of people like me? Yes. Am I close to a lot of people? No.
11. What is the last thing you had to drink?
12. What was the last thing you mailed in the mail?
13. Do you wash your car?
I haven't yet.
14. Last fast food you ate.
15. Where were you last week at this time?
At the library.
16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
17. What bank do you use?
18. Do you own any land?
19. What do you want to be when you "grow up"?
A better version of who I am now.
20. Your dream vacation?
21. Last boat ride you went on?
That boad ride dance thing in August.
22. How old are your parents?
58 and 48
23. Are you in love?
24. Do you have any single friends?
I believe that most of them are single at the moment
25. Last play you saw?
26. Have you been to New York?
A few times
27. What are your plans for tonight?
Top Model and homework
29. Next trip you are going to take?
New York or LA for job interviews
30. Ever go to camp?
Boy Scout camp... Blair Witch ruined camping for me... truly.
31. Were you an honor roll student in school?
Once or twice
32. What is your current GPA?
33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
34. Are you hungry?
35. Where is your best friend located?
36. Do you own a cowboy hat?
37. Do you have a tan?
I'm working on that
38. How old do you want to be when you have kids?
39. Do you collect anything?
40. Is this quiz annoying?
41. Last time you got pulled over?
I was 19 or 20
42. Ever been arrested?
43. Been anywhere for Spring Break?
44. Do you like hot sauce?
45. Last time you talked to a girl/boy you liked?
46. Do you need to do laundry?
47. How many friends do you have?
Maybe 5 or 6 TRUE friends
48. Are you someone's best friend?
A lot of ppl's best friend.
49. Are you rich?
50. What are you thinking in your mind right this minute?
I should really be doing my science homework.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The 5 W's
Who is in the house with you? Kimmy and Andrew
Who was the last person to IM you? Chris
Who are you thinking about now? Liza with a Z... because she's on CNN right now...
Who did you last talk to on the phone? Hillary
Who's house did you last go to? Kristen's room
Who is you favorite teacher? My Spanish teacher... she's great.
Who's birthday is next? Kristen's and Lori's are both soonish
Who was the last person you told you love them? Hillary
Who do you hope will take this survey? I don't care.. God.
Where do/did you go to school? PPU
Where do you live? pittsburgh
Where is your phone? over there *points*
Where are your parents? at home (separate homes)
Where do you sleep? In my bed?
Where do you shop the most? Urban
Where did you last take a car ride to? Shadyside
Where in your house are you? Living room
Where did you get this survey? from Jamie Murphy's Myspace
What was the last thing you ate? toasted raisin bread and buddy
What was the last thing you drank? water
What color pants are you wearing? jeans
What kind of cell phone do you have? verizon -- motorola something
What is the closest item near you that is blue? no idea
What do you like about school? That I'm leaving soon...
What is your gender preference (guy or girl)? guy
What are you wearing on your feet? socks
What instant messaging service do you use? aim
What is your favorite color? blue
What is your screen name? ItsJaredHouston
What is your most used away message? "Having more fun than you since 1980."
What is your favorite website? myspace/facebook
What is your favorite shoe brand? puma's
What do you wear more; jeans or skirts? jeans for obvious reasons
What is the last movie watched? the constant gardener
What song do you currently hear? none
Why are you taking this survey? something to do
Why does basically half the world have myspace? well... i have no idea.
Why did you pick your myspace user name? because Whitney Houston is my ex wife.
Why do we have to go to school? To make something of ourselves
Why did you take this particular survey? it popped
Why are your best friends your best friends? they are smarter than me
When did everyone become obsessed with myspace? I have NO idea
When did you start school? 9?
When did you meet your best friend(s)? In college / a gay bar
When is your birthday? Dec. 24
When did you last go to the mall? it's been a while
When did you last buy a new pair of pants? four weeks ago
When did you last burn a candle? no idea
When were you last at school? today
When did you last see your dad? sunday
When did you last take a shower? this morning
Saturday, March 11, 2006
1:44PM - Stolen from Patrick
10 States/Provinces you've been to:
3. New York
6. West Virginia
1.Dollar Spent: Buying Arizona green tea from Sunoco
2.Cigarette: ewww. somewhere around 2000
4.Movie: Constant Gardener
5.Phone Call: Feras
6.Person Kissed: Bryson
7.Bubble Bath: That was right after that cigarette
8.Time you cried: I'm happy to say that it has been a while! HAHAHA
9.Thing you ate: Raisin bread with cream cheese
8 have you evers:
1.Dated a best friend: kinda-sorta
2.Skinny Dipped: never
3.Kissed someone and regretted it: nah... kissing is fun
4.Lost someone you loved: A couple times
5.Been Dumped: yup... but in all fairness, I dumped him first.
6.Been drunk and threw up: Yeah...
7.Ran away: yes
8.Wanted to be a bird: So I can fly far, far away
7 favorite restaurants in no order:
4. Fuel and Fuddle
5. Eat n' Park
7. Pizza Fiesta
6 things you did yesterday: (in no particular order.)--hahaha.
1. Ate with Nicole and Kristen and Nicole's bf
2. Visited 2010
3. Went to the office for a minute
5. fell in love with a stripper
6. hung out with bryson
5 of your favorite things in no order.
2. talking about myself
4. the gym
5. having a car
4 people you can tell [almost] anything to in no order:
3 things that make you smile....
1. raisin bread and cream cheese
2. Seeing my friends whom I haven't seen in a while
3. when marching bands play Louie Louie
2 things you want to do before you die:
1. adopt at least one kid
2. open my own agency
1 thing that you cannot live without:
Monday, December 26, 2005
2005 In Review
1) Was 2005 a good year for you?
The year 2005 was a really rough one from summer on.
2) What was your favorite moment of the year?
Sitting at the point with Scott and getting a call for an interview at Docherty.
3) What was your least favorite moment of the year?
4) Where were you when 2005 began?
Sitting on a porch at a random house party I went to with Hillary talking to Scott.
5) Who were you with?
Hillary and I keep thinking there was someone else with us but I do not remember.
6) Where will you be when 2005 ends?
At my house.
7) Who will you be with when 2005 ends?
It seems like I will be with everyone I have ever known.
8) Did you keep your new years resolution of 2005?
I don't remember what it was.
9) Do you have a new years resolution for 2006?
10) Did u fall in love in 2005?
11) If yes, with who?
Everyone who needs to know already knows, trust me.
12) If yes, do they know?
Hahaha. I think so.
13) Are you still in love with them?
If you truly love someone it doesn't end.
14) Do you regret it?
Somethings surrounding the situation -- but not the love.
15) Did you breakup with anyone in 2005?
16) Did you make any new friends in 2005?
Yeah -- I love them. Even if they all were born when I was in high school.
17) Who are your favorite new friends?
Andrew, Kimmy, Franco and Hay Hay
18) What was your favorite month of 2005?
Febuary (when we first exchanged the i love you's) or April (when I got the job at Docherty).
19) Did you travel outside of the US in 2005?
20) How many different states did you travel to in 2005?
a few. I got lost in Maryland in July. Not FUN at ALL.
21) Did you lose anybody close to you in 2005?
No one close to me died.
22) Did you miss anybody in the past year?
23) What was your favorite Movie that you saw in 2005?
24) What was your favorite song from 2005?
"Check Up ON Me" - Beyonce
26) How many concerts did you see in 2005?
27) Did you have a favorite concert in 2005?
28) Did you drink a lot of alchohol in 2005?
Not excessive amounts.
29) Did you do a lot of drugs in 2005?
30) How many people did you sleep with in 2005?
31) Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
Oh Jesus, yes.
33) What was the worst lie someone told you in 2005?
Yeah... let's not go there.
34) Did you treat somebody badly in 2005?
36) How much money did you spend in 2005?
Jesus, I don't even know where it went.
37) What was your proudest moment of 2005?
Getting my first box of business cards! Or going to the fashion shows that I booked... that was fun
38) What was your most embarrassing moment of 2005?
Playing softball and striking out every time. But, I tried.. damn it.
39) If you could go back in time to any moment of 2005 what would it be?
To me watching Andi, Hillary and Scott dancing to "Float On" in Andi's bedroom in May.
40) What are your plans for 2006?
To live where I have never lived before.
To love how I have never loved before.
To keep all of the people who have made me who I am in my life and take them along for the ride we will call 2006.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
[Marital Status] Single
[Shoe size] 10.5
[Parents still together] No, they called it quits a few years ago.
[Siblings] Jordan Alexander, 11, and Rebekah Grace, 22.
[Pets] They all died.
[Drinks] Cherry Coke or Chai fraps from Starbucks
[Soda] " "
[Book] I read this short story called Brokenback Mountain recently that I really enjoyed -- it will be released as a feature film starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gylenhall as gay cowboys.
[Color your hair?] no
[Twirl your hair?] what hair?
[Have tattoos?] No
[Have Piercings?] duh
[Cheat on tests/homework?] eh... no.
[Like roller coasters?] Yessss!!
[Wish you could live somewhere else?] Depends on my mood -- sometimes I want to be a part of New York, but other times I want to kick back and enjoy the life I am leading in a small Texas town.
[Want more piercings?] No
[Like cleaning?] Depends.
[Write in cursive or print?] I totally forget cursive, especially capital letters.
[Own a web cam?] No, I know what web cams are used for
[Know how to drive?] Yes... this quiz was made up for JR high kids, huh?
[Own a cell phone?] Yes
[Ever get off the damn computer?] Yes
HAVE U EVER
[Been in a fist fight?] No
[Considered a life of crime?] No
[Considered being a hooker?] Who hasn't??
[Lied to someone?] Yes
[Been in love?] Yes
[Made out with JUST a friend?] Yes
[Been in lust?] Yes
[Used someone] Sure
[Been used?] Sure
[Been cheated on?] No
[Kicked someone in the nuts?] no... maybe on accident...
[Stolen anything?] yes
[Held a gun] Yes
[Current clothing] nada
[Current mood] sleepy
[Current taste] Uno's leftovers!!
[What you currently smell like] Pegasus, yuckie! I should be getting a shower instead of taking this.
[Current hair] buzzed
[Current thing I ought to be doing] Taking a shower
[Current cd in stereo] I LOVE "Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls and "These Words" by Natasha Beddingfield.
[Last book you read] The Magician's Nephew
[Last movie you saw] Wedding Crashers
[Last thing you ate] quesadillas
[Last person you talked to on the phone] Kristen Rossi
[Do drugs?] no
[Believe there is life on other planets?] nah.
Remember your first love?] Of course.
[Still love him/her?] yes.
[Read the newspaper?] not as much as I used to...
[Have any gay or lesbian friends?] Yes
[Believe in miracles?] Word.
[Do well in school?] I manage a 3.1.
[Wear hats] sometimes
[Hate yourself?] never
[Have an obsession?] not really...
[Collect anything?] post cards
[Have a best friend?] Ms. Nanney.
[Close friends?] Love close friends.
[Like your handwriting?] I write like a third grader
[Care about looks] Yes
[First crush] I don't remember exactly but I am sure it happened in the 80's.
[First kiss] Angela Sageth when I was like 11.
[Do you believe in love at first sight?] Yes
[Do you believe in "the one?"] Yes
[Are you a tease?] Yes
[Too shy to make the first move?] Nope. Even though it's hotter when he does.
ARE U A
[Daydreamer] No. Dreaming is for night time.
[Bitch/Asshole] Never me!
[sarcastic] Like it's my fucking job.
[Angel] I can play one...
[Devil] Hmmm... no but I can be the devil's advocate a lot.
[Shy] Usually not.
[Talkative] A lot lately...if people are laughing, I got to keep talking.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
I was at a party in Oakland the other night and one of my ex rez (the kid who lived in the room next to mine last year) was telling me about how he used to listen to me and Scott have sex. This came in just when I thought he couldn't get creepier...
Also, at this same party:
(a) I decided that I love Mia and she undoubtedly loves me back
(b) My suspicion that I cannot speak Spanish fluently (or at all) was confirmed as I decided to engage a hot latin dancer in conversation and all I kept saying was "puedo ir el bano."
(c) K. Rossi and I had a dance duet and everyone cheered. We were so Danny and Cha Cha...
(d) Natalie Sullivan was my hero when she removed the slugs from the premises.
Monday, August 1, 2005
Jeff from Izzazu had no idea what I was going through when he began cutting my hair very carefully -- he wanted me to let him cut it a few times before we had it at just the right length and texture and it could be proclaimed "kickass."
Then a little more than a week after that salon visit -- I decided to buzz my head. It turned out to be one of the most empowering experiences of my life as I watched the hair fall. Now I look like a far more tan version of G.I. Jane.
If you are ever having a rough time in your life, I'd suggest a buzz cut as therapy.
Now that the shitty part of the summer is over, here's what I plan on doing with the remaining month:
1) Re-read The Chronicles of Narnia
2) Devote most days to Pearlann Porter's next big show's PR (it's going to be hot).
3) Hit the gym up as much as possible.
4) Just keep swimming.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
I have been going through an interesting stage of life. I guess I have actually, officially, positively entered adulthood.
My job has been so stressful lately. Today was the hardest day there so far -- I guess we are approaching the busy season for the Pittsburgh modeling market.
What have I been up to other than work?
I hung out with Feras and Brekim a few times at 5681 aka New York, New York.
I was made the Mayor of Munchkin land at a child's birthday party.
I got a haircut at Izazzu for free.
I got to go to the premiere of Land of the Dead.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Nothing too spectacular going on with me...
Lots of work!
More Feras than usual.
Summer classes start in a couple weeks..
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Long before Whitney Houston or gay club music entered my life -- I was listening to the alternative - TOP 40 stuff of the mid 90's. I have recently rediscovered some of my favorite songs from way back in my high school days and as I listen I am taken back to a time when I had no clue of what was to come.
Here's what I have been listening to:
"Shine" by Collective Soul
"Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows
"Hey Jealousy" by the Gin Blossoms
"Push" by Matchbox 20
"The World I Know" by Collective Soul
"Slide" by the Goo Goo Dolls
My very favorite song from then -- "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls!
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Things are going really well, I'm kinda still getting the hang of this 9 - 5:30ish thing! Waking up when everyone else does is cool sometimes... the weather has been absolutely gorgeous and I can't play it -- that's the only thing that sucks about my job.
Other than that -- I LOVE working at Docherty!! Everyone is fantastic. My job is fun, a little stressful sometimes, but fun. I help book runway shows, photo shoots, commercials -- you name it, I do it. I am the sole booker for all promotional work we do. It's really cool, I couldn't have asked for a better job and I'm not done with school yet!
The living arrangement on the South Side is smoothing out and that's good.
Talk to you all later.
Saturday, April 30, 2005
My room is a mess! Which isn't unusual, but this time it's half boxed up. I'm going to start get my move on tomorrow and probably totally peace out on Monday night after work.
Most of me residents are gone and not coming back to live here -- so thanks to all the original 10-spotters! I'm going to miss all your drunk, loud asses. Ha. =)
Scott is moving to Oakland tomorrow. It'll be different not being able to just go up six floors...his show opens soon. Yay. Lori will probably hand me my program.
I've been thinking about a lot of old school people thhat I haven't heard from in a minute. Like Bryson, he just popped into my head the other day. I'd love to hang out with Kristen or Kris or Trevor or Shawn or my old roomie, Dan over the summer... hit me up, you guys, we'll grab a drink.
Monday, April 25, 2005
Scott and I had a great weekend together.
Saturday we went and saw Ghetto Superstar, Billy Porter's one man show, at the City Theater. It was excellent, even if his powerhouse voice was a little raspy. Interestingly, there is an archived entry in this journal involving Mr. Porter. Kristen, you'll remember this.
After the show we went to Station Square and ate at the Sesame Inn (voted best Chinese food in Pittsburgh).
Then we went to a Point Park party (which we rarely do) -- and there behind the bar area in the basement was a "VIP" room ( the area designated for weed smoking) and out of that room walks Josh Beadle. Ha.
Today and tomorrow, I am devoting to finishing up papers and preparing for finals. Then on Wednesday, I start at Docherty full time! Yes!
Also, next week I will be leaving campus and making my move over to a house on the South Side... I still don't know how I feel about moving there -- but I already agreed to sublet.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Last Friday I was offered a job as an assistant agent at the Docherty Agency -- I will be working in the print division (with the models).
Tomorrow I will go in and seal the deal.
It's a full-time job that I will have to balance out with going to school full-time this coming fall (my last semester).
Three months -- healthcare kicks in
Six months -- I become a licensed agent.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
I always seem to crunch all of my major school work into the last two weeks of the semester... so I'm about to be busy as all hell.
Some fun and exciting news --
I am going to do PR for Pearlann Porter's ( a jazz and tap teacher here at school) Pillow Project Dance Company this summer! Which I am really excited for because I will have a chance to actually use what I have learned.
Also, I have an interview with the Docherty Agency on Friday for an internship/job.
As you can clearly tell, I am VERY busy.
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