Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just another day, or so I thought. 4/1/15

April Fool's Day for some is a day of pranks and fooling people in to thinking something out of the ordinary. Surprisingly my day was packed full of wonderful discoveries. Let's break it down.

I had a meeting at 11:30am at On Common Ground so I knew if I wanted to visit DoubleACS for the first time that I would have to arrive prior and they open at 10am. I got there a little after 10 and can I just say that being in a studio again felt great. The ceilings are so HIGH and there is plenty of SPACE for me to get creative. I met with Emily who showed me around but then threw me to Paul of "Pontificating with Paul" on WARL 1380. I had a blast talking with Paul and letting everyone know about the Blessing of the Bikes - Ride It Together event which is coming up on May 9th. I was also fortunate to plug PIG and RI Comedy Connection.

You can listen to my clips right HERE and HERE!!!!!!!!!!

Off I went to my meeting I went where we had a great Staff Meeting and Mick made delicious dairy free banana bread.

After the meeting I went to the grocery store to deposit a check and get some food. I'm an idiot and forgot my ID and debit card but was still able to deposit my check, go figure but no food. As I was leaving the store and walking through the parking lot I watched in horror as an elderly gentleman stumbled and fell HEAD FIRST into the ground. I ran over with someone else and we attempted to talk to the man and make him comfortable while we called 911. He had a huge bump on his head and his hand was bleeding. His name is Francis. I talked to just occupy the wait and eventually some nice ambulance workers came to take him to Sturdy. I later went to check on him at the hospital and found out that he was doing well, he did have family, and I could leave my number in case he needed anything else. I really just wanted to make sure that he wasn't being released alone.

I went home to eat lunch and was able to creep on a realtor and prospective buyers scoping our my neighbors house. I don't think they saw me but I did enjoy taking photos of them while texting my old neighbors who I miss horribly.

Off to class at the Comedy Connection. I was up first and filled my 5 minutes with no problem but my teachers were upset I changed some of my material. I realize my goof and will continue to work on that for the final showcase. At the end of class I was able to get on stage and walk around a bit more to help me feel more comfortable.

Charity is one of my classmates and she lives in Plainville. She told me there was an open mic night at Fitzy's Pub at 8pm so we went to check it out. It was all music people and I actually recognized two people from Providence Music events. I talked with the host Dave and he seemed to think the crowd would be friendly enough. I was nervous but Charity told me to get up there. I did and I have to say that was the best 4 and a half minutes I've ever done. I assessed my audience prior to getting up. I knew certain jokes might not work with them, so I stuck with things everyone can relate to: family and judging books by covers. I have it recorded but I won't be sharing it because I'd like to keep my material quiet until the showcase. I did share it with my friend Jon Rineman and look forward to hearing his feedback.

I am so glad that I did my first open mic and on April Fool's day non the less. I will always remember it and look forward to more opportunities.

Hope you all are enjoying the beginning of April and I look forward to giving you more happy and dynamic updates.

Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Yelp! CW Bar and Grill - Lincoln, RI (In the Lincoln Mall)

We had a great time last night at the bar. Let me break it into sections for easier reading:

We had the following items: Fried pickles, buffalo chicken wrap, and the signature CW burger. I love fried pickles. These were long quartered spears dipped in beer batter and fried. Served with a spicy aioli which was amazing! I really enjoyed these although the app was enough for 5 people, we brought some home. My boyfriend didn't like the excess batter which built up due to the shape of the pickles but I didn't mind it. (Warning, I'm pretty sure they aren't dairy free.) My boyfriend enjoyed his wrap but didn't say much about it. I'll press for more info later and report back. The signature CW burger....well, if you haven't had it, I suggest you do. It's a dried porcini and peppercorn seasoned burger with pulled pork on it. I got it because of the pulled pork and I'm glad I did. When I bit into it, I immediately smelled smoke. I proceeded to talk with my mouth full as I asked if they had a wood oven or something. THEY HAVE A SMOKER ON SITE. The chef was apparently sent to Texas to one of those amazing hole in the walls which everyone lines up for the meat. He studied there and came back. Woah! I found out the chef's name is Joe and he makes everything from scratch which I truly appreciate. You can definitely tell when you eat. This is not crappy bowling food.

Surprisingly the first thing we noticed was that they had Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA on tap. They have a pretty good craft beer selection and it rotates often I hear. I had the Ommegang Abbey Ale which was wonderful. Full bar too!

We had great bar service with Jess(?) and Cara is the one who gave me all the info on the kitchen. She's the bar manager, I believe. Everyone was friendly and nice.

With a beautiful view of Subway, there is no doubt you are inside the mall. The place itself has plenty of space, high ceilings, and new shiny modern decor. You can see and hear people bowling off to the side and the video games whirling on the other side. But who cares, you're probably out to have a good time anyway so these things don't bother you.

All in all, I enjoyed my time there and was able to bring my leftovers into the theater since it's owned by the same people. I would definitely go again for dinner before a movie. Maybe next time we'll go bowling. Enjoy!

The kitchen serves 11am-11pm.

Yelp! Review on Yelp!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Daily outfit 1.2.15

Tonight outfit is brought to you by the boys at Cactus Attack. I had a great time at their show.

I am wearing a 7 year old baby blue silk tank top with a lace long sleeve shirt. Both were gifts from my mom at different times. I kind of see this as a FROZEN ELSA inspired look. Blue jacket from Forever 21 with Old Navy Skinny Jeans. Shoes are Qupid from DSW Flash Sale. I actually can't find the link to the shoes anymore but I wish I had bought these instead! So shiny! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Daily outfit 1.1.15

I thought it would be fun to share my outfits with you daily for 2015. It also helps me remember combinations. Today I wanted to where my moose hat because its warm and my head gets cold. Moose hats are hard to add to an outfit but this plaid puffy vest with a fur trim on the hood complemented it very well and I just added a form-fitting yellow long sleeve shirt along with skinny jeans and boots. No major makeup accessories today since we just did a bit of shopping and ran a few errands. Typically I like to say fancier things for special occasions but on days like today it's fun to pull out things you don't get to wear often like a moose hat.

And if you didn't know.......everyone compliments the Moose hat.