Archive for July 11th, 2011|Daily archive page

B. Talented~The Midst of the Storm

In Writer's Block on 11 July 2011 at 3:39 pm

Days 1&2: So You Think You Can Spit

Day 3: Dodging a Bullet

Day 4: Mic Check Group 1 

Day 5: The Midst of the Storm

Monday, 11 July 11,

Okay, so there was a LOT that went on in the past week and I have no clue if that was a good thing, or if it were a bad thing. I can’t even tell you if I am okay with it or not. But in the midst of it all I still put a foot forward and kept it moving, I’m just praying that it is one of my better feet.

Also, I became confronted with issue of writing HONESTLY. *Sigh* I have to admit that I sold out. I am more upset at the fact that I chose not to write about the bad side of things and only reflect on the good. Every fiber in my body is telling me that I should say it… but I wont. Maybe one day… but not today. But please know that I spoke up and mentioned my concerns. I blame Iyanla Vanzant….I’m reading her books and learning not to hold things in. I wonder if she wrote a book on filtering what you issue back out. Hmmmm.

Any who. We got the email on WEDNESDAY of last week telling us who the groups would be. Thankfully…. I wasnt on it. Well, not yet anyway. I got an email about 45 minutes later telling me that there had been a change in plans and that I would be performing after all. So I went to work.

The theme for this week was Racism. I decided that I would create something WITH my partner. Everyone who knows my work knows that I have poems about racism up the whazoo…but I wanted to stretch myself and do something different and creative. I got paired with TJ Turqman, he plays the bass, and we spoke for an hour brainstorming what we would do. I thought….here is this opportunity to write a piece from the viewpoint of both he and I. it is infused with elements of him, that work with what I am saying and I loved it. He and I vibed very well.  There are definitely an element of surprise in a few areas of our performance, and I suggest you get there by 7pm to Union Station in D.C. in order to figure out what they are. We went outside of the box, painted it, and then jumped back in so that people would see it as a gift and come open it.  I think we touched on several sides of racism and what it is….and what it is not.

I literally am scared out of my mind, but TJ keeps me calm and reassures me that everything will be okay. I mean, he helped me stay focused in the wake of my car being stolen, me finding it, my every day stresses, and my want to be creative. We found inventive ways to rehearse and learn from one another and I appreciated that greatly. With him living in McClean, Virgina and I in Prince Georges Count, Maryland……we took turns biting the cost of gas to get to one another to rehearse. Maybe it was meant to be for he and I to become partners… because I like the ideas he fed and the way we vibe. He’s pretty awesome! You should check him out!

Well, the show starts at 7pm tonight. I will get there EARLY as usually…after all, they did say that being on time and in order is of great importance, didn’t they? I hope that you are there and I look forward to any critiquing that will come from the process. I just pray that I am AT LEAST one of the 2 groups that move on to the next round tonight. God knows that is my prayer!!!

B. Smith's B. Talented contestants & judges w/ Ms. B. Smith


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

Drop Dead Diva S:3~ Dream Big

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 11 July 2011 at 2:31 pm

Episode 1: Amended Circumstances

Episode 2: False Alarm

Episode 3: Dream Big

Okay, I am only a few hours behind in posting this. I had rehearsals all yesterday and still have to get ready for my performance tonight in the B. Smith’s competition. So….. enough about me, on to the show!

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #DropDeadDiva

Okay, so Jane just did NOT call Bill, the doctor who she sexed after their first date. Wow! You never call the guy the day after. You leave it up to him to have space and determine if you like him.  If not.. .your loss and keep your legs closed next time.

Okay, so Molly Heller (Romy Rosemont of Glee) conceived her dwarf teenage boy, Eli (Nic Novicki), from a sperm bank. So they want to sue Zygote Life because they didn’t screen the donor for the dwarf gene? Hmmm… interesting.

BWAHAHAH! Did Parker just pull out Kim’s panties at her “office” hahaha. Funny. I wish i that they would just get over it and say they love each other. But I love Kim’s stubborn determination.  

Ummmm, so Grayson is going to ask for his fiancée’s hand in marriage AFTER his bachelor party? HILARIOUS!!! I guess it doesn’t matter when but just as long as it happens.

HAHAHAH!!!! Parker canceled Jane’s version of Grayson’s bachelor party and moved it from a restaurant to a gentleman’s club. Hahahah and Jane sitting in the chair with hand sanitizer is hilarious.  Don’t tell me that Grayson just gave a stripper law information. And Jane is cracking me up with this stripper giving her a lap dance.  Wait, why is Jane dancing on the pole…lol?

If I wasn’t already freaked out by Fred being in a strip club…I still can’t get over an ex-guardian angel having sex. Somewhere,  an arch angel is getting in a fight and breaking a human’s hip…lol.

Ummmmm why would Terri write a recommendation on behalf of Kim? Funny!

So Jane finds a way to sue Zygote Life by suing them from the angle of Product Liability. Sweeeet! And then Jane took Eli on as his client to beat the statute of limitations loophole! I so love this show!

And Grayson’s fiancée irks me. Woman, stop being so insecure just because the strippers are in hi office.

And I wonder if Fred will remember this lie about his past that he is making up.  Wow…I can’t wait to see how he gets himself out of this one.

OUCH! In order for Jane to prove Product Liability, she has to prove that Molly had expectations that were not met once Eli was born. Man, that is emotionally difficult just to hear him read it.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don’t leave a voice mail even when Bill didn’t call you back yet! Just move on!!!!! You just broke Girl Code #5523 Section B-2.

I am soooo proud of Parker confessing his feelings and his mistakes to Kim. Odd how it is at another firm she is interviewing for… but fine jus the same.

WAIT!!! Who is this actress that is playing Jenny? She played the Bride of Chucky!!!! I haven’t seen her in years! And she still looks young. NIIIIICE! I think her name is Jennifer Tilly….but don’t quote me.

Man, this re-direct that Jane did on Molly was so touching that I swear I wanted to scream STOP at the screen before Eli did. That was brilliant writing, acting, and intense thrill.

Bwahahahah Jenny is cracking me up playing Fred’s mom….lol. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! “Menopause makes mommy crazy.” Hahahahaha.

Hahahaha Jane reading this email and her facetious surprise at the discovery of the Zygote Life rep denying the required tests back in 1993 almost made me pee myself…lol. COMEDY!

And Grayson got all of the strippers rehired. And then he FINALLY got to ask the judge for his daughter’s hand in marriage. FUNNY!

And I want to be like Kim when I grow up. She stood her ground by coming back with the firm but not coming back to Parker. The tension between her and Parker couldn’t be bought… this is MAGICAL!!! I love it.

So Jane won the case for Eli and his mother…… phenomenal!!!!! I just wish that we knew how much money was in the settlement. It must have been a million or more…lol.

And come to find out……. Bill, the neurosurgeon, actually left his phone at Jane’s house…under her bed…and that is why he hasn’t returned her call all day. So , he is a good guy after all. And he managed to check his voicemail even though Jane tried to erase the messages….lol. Comedy! But I am glad that they are going on a date…..and Bill called her on it…lol.

This show just gets better. And next week looks even yummier!!!!



~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

%d bloggers like this: