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December 27th, 2008

11:12 pm: Moving day is imminent!
I sold my car today. All my things are already on an Amtrak train to North Carolina. I get on a plane tomorrow to meet up with Nick and get the keys to our new apartment.
We will be broke for a while, but it sure is an adventure.
What a way to start the new year! I'm exhausted.
But my skin is prickling all over with excitement.
Someone pinch me.

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Prince, Purple Rain

November 3rd, 2008

05:44 pm: on the road again...
I'm moving to North Carolina!!
Yes, its for love. Why else would someone move to North Carolina!?

I've been very excited about the change. Its been 2 years since I accidentally moved to Seattle, and although its been wonderful I do feel the tingle of change... someplace new.

Being a traveling performer I should be getting out of town often enough to retain my sanity and still enjoy the good stuff of living closer to my love. But the smallness of Fayetteville, NC is still intimidating.
On the up side - I'll be on the East Coast again, so I'm already anticipating frequent trips to NYC. So if anyone knows of gigs let me know! I'm up for anything that gives me a reason to come visit! But, also, if you know of anyone in the performance community down in NC... info on Asheville, DC, Baltimore, etc. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know!!
The South scares me! At least from this Northern viewpoint.

north carolina map Pictures, Images and Photos

Current Location: home, seattle
Current Mood: nervousnervous
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August 13th, 2008

07:29 pm: So here's the answer...
At least the yellow pages contest finally responded regarding what's going on.
Here's the latest...

YELLOWRIPPERS has sent you a message on YouTube:
Re: Re: Re: AWAIT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO GRAND PRIX ON JUNE 30:


A MILLION APOLOGIES
FOR THE DELAY IN RESPONDING:
DUE TO LACK OF A LARGE NUMBER OF ENTRIES
FROM THE MARKETS THAT THEY OPERATE IN,
THE CLIENT COMPANY HAS INSISTED WE CONTINUE
BEFORE THEY ANNOUNCE THE REWARDS.
SO THE CONTEST HAS BEEN EXTENDED ON YOUTUBE
UNTIL THE END OF 2008:
YOUR VIDEO WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN THE TOP 10 SHORTLIST UNTIL THEN BUT YOU ARE FREE TO WITHDRAW YOUR ENTRY IF YOU LIKE AND LEAVE THE CONTEST
WE ARE JUST CREATIVE PEOPLE TRYING TO CREATE A MOVEMENT ON YOUTUBE
THE CLIENT HAS TO RELEASE THE MONEYS
SO THAT WE CAN PAY THE REWARD ASAP
BUT THEY ALSO NEED TO JUSTIFY THE SPEND WITH SUFFICIENT RESULTS TO THEIR BOSSES, I GUESS:(
A MILLION APOLOGIES
The YellowRippers Team

Current Location: Art Institute of Seattle
Current Music: none
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July 8th, 2008

11:45 am: No word yet on the $10,000. I dont' know if it was a crap "contest" or what???
I'm pretty annoyed. But we'll see. I have yet to e-mail and get a response from the group running it.

BUT! - I AM going to Vegas to audition for the Circus McGurkus show!!
So that is a go.
:)

Current Location: Fiji, Esquires Coffee Shop
Current Music: Local overhead music

June 26th, 2008

10:33 pm: no f-ing way.
So...
I just found out that a gig I'm up for in Vegas - isn't just ANY old show going up...
It is a Dragone production!!!

http://www.francodragone.com/

And Franco Dragone himself is choosing the people he wants to come to Vegas for a Live Audition!!
That means - regardless of the outcome of the show (which I think I have a decent chance to get...) Franco Dragone has seen my act!!!

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. This is so much better than I could have hoped for! I created these new acts to try to get into a show in Australia, which didn't work out. But if I hadn't worked toward that goal - I would never have had this new cabaret material to send to this random casting. When one door closes another opens. Thank you!!

They said they're only inviting you to Vegas if they are very interested. I'll find out very soon if that is happening!!!
wish me luck!

Current Location: Sue's House, Toronto
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Franz Ferdinand

June 4th, 2008

01:40 pm: $10,000 Strong Woman
I was asked to be part of a video contest on YouTube - of interesting ways to rip a phone book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJAFSX8p1Jc

The first prize of most watched video & chosen by a pannel is $10,000.
I really want $10,000 and am currently in 2nd place.

I sent out a blast to friends and have jumpped up about 600 views in the last week! So if you haven't watch it - please - watch the video and send it to your friends. Embed it, watch it, comment on it, rate it.... until June is over. The winner is announced July 1.

And, really, you could think of a whole lot worse ways to spend June than watching me. Right?

with all my love & muscles,
Mama Lou: American Strong Woman

www.StrongWomanShow.com



Current Location: Muddy's, KC
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Serious Radio
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May 1st, 2008

02:41 am: Dr. Sketchy Melbourne
Tonight I modeled for Dr. Sketchy in Melbourne at the Butterfly Club with the lovely hostess Mel Knight and her professional wrestler brother Chris Knight - who fought me PRO-Wrestling style - in front of a room full of life drawers!
It was insanity! At one point we did a 5 min pose with him holding me in the air like he was going to body check me! And as fake tan (his not mine) stained my skin, looking down past his massive pec muscles onto the crowd of artists drawing the scene, I said out loud, "You have no idea how surreal this moment is!"
And then later - as the lovely Mel Knight gave me her copy of Dr. Sketchy's Rainy Day Coloring Book and I looked through it and saw all the pictures of people I love dearly - Darlinda Just Darlinda for one- and told the Melbourne peeps about how inspiring she is and being excited because the rainbow wig she has on in the drawing is one I gave to her when we were making costumes for a benefit we did for Topher in the Park Slope gay club... what was the name?? I saw pictures of Scarlet, Amber Ray, Dottie, Little Brooklyn, Marawa, Sparkly Devil, and more. When I looked through the book from start to finish as I got home I was so struck with a feeling of love and awe. Especially for Molly Crabapple who has created a global phenomenon and never given up.

I realized that what we do IS imporatant. IT IS SO IMPORTANT. And I love, honor, and respect every person I've been lucky enough to work with and call a friend in this crazy journey.

Yes, Shine on you crazy diamonds!

Current Location: St. Kilda, Melbourne
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: Misc.

March 27th, 2008

05:49 pm: REST
Finally. In Melbourne. The end of my two and a half months of touring and finally I'm staying put.
Drinking an afternoon beer, listening to radio, chilling.
Just bought some rollerblades for transportation and am looking forward to getting back into shape and giving myself some mental breathing room. I deserve it.
Whew.
Feels good.

Current Location: St. Kilda, Melbourne
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Velvet Underground - Radio

January 13th, 2008

06:50 pm: Arrival
I just got to New Zealand this morning.
At first felt strange to be on the road again, but now, walking around Auckland which is so peaceful and beautiful... I again feel the wonder & awe.
Its nice to be here.

Note to self: Stop packing so much shit!

*Someone at the hostel just said, "Every day is Sunday and every night is Friday, it's how it seems".
An instant smile on my face. Yup. Keep living and enjoying every day like its Sunday and every night like its Friday. Nice.

Current Location: Bamber House - Auckland, NZ
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Radio

December 25th, 2007

01:11 pm: the virus is spreading... but why?
I love it!!! And am so cracking up...
When the MSN Encarta online dictionary gives the definition of "Strongwoman" it has a classic definition and then gives a LINK to my WEBSITE!!!!

Too much!!
Check it out!

http://encarta.msn.com/strongwoman.html

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