5/22/2015 3 Comments
I was so worried about how to tell my goddaughter about me not coming home. I am thankful that I have amazing friends that help me keep my wits about me. So in preparing her for the news I got the brilliant idea to bring her here to New York as a graduation and birthday gift for a few days! I called and spoke to her mom (my ex best friend) (long story) #shutup and it just so happened that she and her husband were in the car together. I asked if it was cool with them of I bring her here and I wasn't coming. So glad they had no problem with it! I asked her mom not to mention it to her because I wanted to tell her myself. I couldn't wait to get off work! I was working at the airport and didn't wasn't planning on getting off till 7 and her mom said she should be home by then. I got off early! I was off by 5:30pm! I couldn't wait to call but still kind of dreading it. My Co workers aid not to phrase it as "bad news". He said to say "I've got some good news and I've got some goooooood news, which do you want to hear first "? I did it just like that. (still nervous). So I told her of the amazing opportunities I had lined up right around her graduation and that it could be big news for me but it also meant that I wouldn't be able to make her graduation. She got quiet on me so I quickly added that to make it up to her I am flying her to NYC for a few days. She brightened up then! First thing she said was, "when "? LOL. I wanted to shoot for before school starts but she surprised me with she's going to FL for a month! In July! Now I asked her mother if the girl had any plans and she said no so that irritated me a bit but I moved on quickly from it. Looks like the kid will be here in June! I'm thinking the last week for about 3 days. I told her that we'll talk about it specifically soon. I could here how happy she was. Made my day! Things looked up from there!
That call was last Thursday so of course I went to my happy place! The Sugar Bar was packed as usual. I made my rounds of hellos and talked to two of the most stylish hostesses I know. They are going to help me get myself together for Brooklyn X Factor! Shinuh and Sha are very talented ladies in fashion and makeup. Shinuh is also an artist like myself plus she models! They are now my team! That had me super geeked! I sat at the bar in the upstairs "Cat Lounge " and waited for my name to be called for open mic. The amazing Chandler and his wife Karen were hosting this week. Karen has given me a lot of advice on my performance. I totally adore her!
By the time they called me down I had decided to dust off my jazz and sing "All of Me". When I say on fire! I mean the crowd was HOT! There were people actually dancing in their seats! I felt it! So much joy from my heart! Karen had never seen me like that before. Mostly because I get nervous singing in front of her because she awes me. She was on her feet! Cheering for me?! Then I heard someone yell "Do another one"! Then a few other people said it too! I'm sure one of them was Alan Fox. LOL He's been a big support to me since my first night there. It was his birthday so I dedicated the song to him. I sung "If Only You Knew " to honor him. He is the president of Mrs. Pattie Labelle fan club after all. I was so high from the ovation I could have flown home on my own arms! LOL! By the time I thanked everyone and made it back upstairs Mrs. Simpson was at the bar having her dinner. She said to me "I love it when you sing that song"! She told Terrell at the bar to give me a drink, on her! I wasn't gonna drink at all but oh well! LOL! After speaking a little more I jokingly said I would love to have a night to myself there and she said to speak with Jimmy (her brother that does the booking) and do it. I could have fainted! My roommate Jacob was with me and he was excited for me and with me! There are no words! I mean NONE! Last week was epic to me!
This week is all about planning! Today is another Thursday. I was informed on Tuesday to that there is going to be an audition for The Wiz put on by Faison Firehouse Theater! I'm getting ready for that one! This morning I am learning "Be a Lion". I'm going to be Dorothy. Wanted to my whole life! Hell, I feel like I am now "in this brand new world". On top of that I must sell a lot of tickets (30) for the Brooklyn X Factor. They are really pressing.
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5/21/2015 06:03:13 am
Wowsers! A lot of great opportunities for you!
5/21/2015 07:09:27 am
Thank you Jackie! Pressing on!
10/1/2017 05:30:21 pm
Love love love reading good news! I am so freaking happy for you. I know this is old, but its new for me. Congrats lady on all your sucess!!!
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