Andrea Coller's Blog
well, i am officially a wannabe nerd, but we all knew that anyways.
it's the time of winter when there's really, honestly, nothing going on. there was a giant dumping of snow the other night, but thankfully, it was light to shovel. the boys and i went out to packard's tonight. jason called me one-tone (cause i fixed my hair) and everyone thought he said "won-ton" (like soup), or "wanton" (like slutty). i love those guys.
i have to go to the doctor tomorrow, something i've been avoiding since october. this will be fun, because i'll get yelled at for not having my port flushed and not taking my medicine regularly. but they're right to yell. i should take better care of myself. i should make doctor appointments before they call my mother again to ask her if i'm alive. oops. it's just that sometimes i think "if i don't go to the oncologist, i am no longer a cancer patient." wrong. until 5 years, i'm only in remission. and by then, i'll be 30 and of no use anyways.
it's meredith's birthday on wednesday, and i have to find her a present. this is tough, because i got her something she LOVES for xmas. i can't possibly top that one. email me with ideas. i know i'm just going to end up at the mall, spending the last of my xmas gift cards, and getting that album by the killers. for myself. i'm such a damned girl.
PACE is having more drama than the jerry springer show. show them some love.
it's bedtime for all crazyfolk, and that means me.
so i think, over the weekend, i may have had an epiphany. now i don't know if one of the criteria for something to be classified as 'epiphany,' is for it to be completely instantaneous, and if so, then i did not have one- but if so, then i think i may have.
you see, friends, i have been feeling the pressure of having 2 jobs that pay me, and a bunch of jobs that don't, and have been feeling like there is no time to do things as simple as clean my apartment, and keep myself and my health in good, working condition.
and on wednesday, my wonderful friend nichole came to visit me, and we attended one of nerissa nields' fabulous writing workshops. one of the discussed topics was, of course, finding time to write with a busy schedule. i took that info in (you have to go to to one to get the full story!!), so i let that information settle, and by last night i had decided that i would wake up at 7:30, even though i didn't have to be at work until 11:30. in this time, i free wrote for a half an hour, worked out for half an hour, ate breakfast, readied myself for work, and left the house, getting to work early to prep food and stuff.
i decided to do my own twist on the no-sugar diet that i've done before. so far i'm not feeling withdrawal that badly. but i made up my mind to only spend money using my gift cards on my day off (which has become the notorious andrea-buys-everything-in-the-world day) and cean m apartment from top-to bottm. even the refrigerator. and the attic.
so that is my plan for a more wonderful year.
so the gig for the SAMfund went really well. the weather was horrendous, and we still got decent attendance. all the wonderful people from my writing workshop came, including nerissa nields, our fearless leader, who played a surprise mini-set. my set was well-received, and people bought cds, which was xtra wonderful because i gave all the cd profits from that night back to the samfund. a wonderful night altogether.
next big gig: opening for the kennedys on march 25! stay tuned for details.
Please come join PACE (http://www.pioneerarts.org) as we host a very specialnight of art and music! PACE is located at 41 Union Street in Easthampton, MA.(Even if you live far away, please forward this on to anyone you know who might be interested in coming to the event!)
Featuring live shows on the hour every hour starting at 6:00 p.m. through midnight as well as the opening of David Feldman's "Landscape and Urban" photo gallery at 5:00 p.m. on January 8th, PACE will host a benefit for Surviving And Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer. Among the performers are "Valley Idol" winner Steven Biegner, recent opener for Gavin Degraw the 50 Ways, the old time sounds of Bruce and Bob, and PACE's own Andrea Coller. In addition, PACE's Boston connection Kate Klim & Chris O'Brien as well as the Valley's own Emily Shore will be performing! Please come out and enjoy yourselves while supporting a truly worthwhile cause.
Tickets are $8.00 or $6.00 with either a PACE membership or a LiveStrong bracelet. All proceeds will benefit The SAMFund, a 501c3 nonprofit foundation dedicated to assisting young adult survivors of cancer in their transition to post-treatment life through the distribution of grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit http://www.thesamfund.org.
Speaking at the event will be Samantha Eisenstein, cancer survivor and
co-founder of The SAMFund.
Special thanks to Ethan Baird and everyone at PACE for organizing this special night!!!!
For more information on any of the artists or performers, please visit their websites:
David Feldman: http://images.bostonmusicdave.com
Steven Biegner: http://www.stevenbiegner.com
50 Ways: http://www.the50ways.com
Andrea Coller: http://www.andreacoller.com
Kate Klim: http://www.kateklim.com
Chris O'Brien: http://www.chris-obrien.net
Emily Shore: http://www.emilyshore.com
please come to this event! thanks in advance for ROCKING!