it is tough for me to accept that over a month of my life has slipped by since i last sat down to write. between the long drives everyday, the 24 hour "babysitting" (as my friend calls it), the finding of the hotels and subsequent finding of the black angel's (party) room at said hotels - i was exhausted. and i never had a minute. i barely took pictures. hopefully when the time is right the tales will all come flooding back and i can reminisce a little.
no looking back for the moment for i found that after paying a few bills, i am BROKE. work your ass off for two months and return home with empty pockets. i don't know how bands do it.
so after exactly one day of relaxing naked by the pool in silverlake, i was back doing the doorgal shuffle. putting the word out that i am home and i will do almost anything for money. you may have seen my craigslist posting for "art model available". that's right, i am yours, naked for $15 an hour.
things i have done this week for money:
$40 - Music Video Extra. little australian gal called LENKA. never heard of her, my friend's production company was handling the shoot, 3 days later i heard the song during a commercial on ABC. so maybe she'll be hugely famous and i will add it to my roster of music video appearances including: HOLE - MISS WORLD (i'm the one stage diving)
$50 - Rock & Roll Nanny. the japanese band BORIS needed a sitter while they played at the echoplex. i've decided i'm now only having kids if they are cute, tiny, mute, hello kitty obsessed (japanese ones). she fell asleep in my arms while her mom played some of the noisiest music i've ever heard.
this is her sleeping in the green room right before she woke up from some crazy nightmare all panicked and muttering a bunch of gibberish (japanese). i want one just like her.
$50 - Photo Assistant? Poor Jeaneen essentially paid me to keep her company on a shoot for this band called MORNINGWOOD. she also had a real assistant and an intern. then she took me to dinner. i feel terrible. jeaneen = my sugardaddy. i swept up the star glitter so i could feel like i did SOMETHING.
$40 - Door Gal. echoplex. tonight.
as stressful as it can be to not have a more predictable cash flow situation, i never want to have to get a "day job" ever again. hello life, i love you! i love waking up at 3 in the afternoon one day and 6am the next just because. i love deciding to go grocery shopping at 4am. i love knowing i could just drive to the beach right now if i feel like it. i love going out dancing every chance i get. i love being able to just "hang out" with friends and not be rushing off somewhere. i love sitting in my mom's backyard and reading newspaper clippings with her. i love FREE YOGA in runyon canyon. i'd heard of it's existence but since i always had to work when it happened (everyday 10:30 - 11:30 am and weekdays at 6pm) is may as well have been a unicorn. fuck the man! quit your job and yoga for free!
i also love having time to play with food, plan picnics and deviled egg parties. tour blog on hiatus. this food blog now! sort of ludicrous since i am broke...check this real e-mail i sent fran re: spread for 16 CANDLES at the cemetary. maybe my next gig will be catering.
i am bringing a big quilt to wrap up in + 2 big pillows. dont think i
have anything to throw down on ground but guessing i can find
something...if i remember correctly, the ground gets really wet, maybe
i should grab a shower curtain at 99cent store to put under blanket?
i of course compiled a massive list of things i want to nibble,
roughly grouped into two platters (this is pathalogical because i have
$20 in my bank account)
baguette or other yummy bread
sliced cucumbers or tzatziki
assorted olives and cornichons
rosemary marcona almonds
carr's whole wheat crackers
and of course wine, wine, wine. red i guess since white would have to
be chilled (although nothing would make me happier than a nice glass
of 2007 kim crawford marlborough sauvignon blanc) maybe we bring bag
ice + bucket?
and maybe lemonade for simon who doesn't really drink
i am insane, no?
we'll have to see how that goes tomorrow...in the meantime, i was missing miss kim who is in chicago and who LOVES deviled eggs. kime, come home! i made something for you!
curried deviled eggs
this is what i did. sorry no measurements, i just throw things in a bowl and hope for the best. i think some of the best cooking is intuitive so just go for it.
boil eggs, cut in half, remove yolks
mash yolks with a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt (consistency will be creamy/fluffy)
add a heaped spoon of curry powder, stir and add if you think it needs more
squeeze half a lemon into yolk mixture
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
spoon mixture into halved eggs
sprinkle with chopped cilantro and that lime-chile-salt stuff they sell at the mexican store to put on fruit.
p.s that is a ROSE SODA that i got at the armenian market down the street. i freaked because i love just about anything that tastes like flowers. it was delicious. but maybe not the best with curried eggs.