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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
12:31 pm - Something Wicked
Existential dread. I'm guessing this is the flipside of all the excitement of the past weeks. I keep getting nosebleeds and seeing portents of doom. I'm either giving birth to the antichrist or imagining things, either way it may be a long week.

I've been saving the last of my favourite single malt in my closet for just such an occasion.

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Sunday, May 25th, 2008
1:02 pm - We Did It
I think I may have aged about five years this weekend.
Friday was Teaze, a fundraiser in Edinburgh for an art collective - lots of newer burlesque performers, and different crowd and all at Studio 24 where I used to perform with Club Noir. The performances went well, I saw some absolutely brilliant new performers including a girl named Golden Delicious. My act was received well though it taught me to always get the fire stuff ready as the torches refused to light at one point. The highlight of the evening was traipsing down to Whiski after the show to see two of my favourite people in the world, Jon and Lauren. I'm so glad we got to have a drink together and it reinforces my belief that some people are born with family, some attain it, and some are lucky enough to choose and keep the people they love. Hope the rest of the trip went well, kids.
Last night was the premier of my first organized and promoted club night Rockaburley. I've spent the past few weeks looking forward to it, only to wake up yesterday realizing it was happening and I felt in no way prepared for it. It was an amazing success. In spite of the lack of organization, the misshaps, the freak outs (mostly mine), the obstacles, in spite of being the poster girl for Murphy's Law - we packed out the place, got more than double what we needed in the door, the acts were brilliant, our compere was excellent, the music was good and almost everyone stayed to dance at the club night afterwards. I am wondefully surprised at how good our crowd was, everyone really enjoyed it. I couldn't have hoped for a better event. I am currently laying in my bed in the bombsite of sequins, paint, flowers, and detritis that makes up my room and thanking god i've got the next two days to clean, recover, and bum about before I return to work.
Oh, and I found episodes of Pete and Pete on youtube which have made me unreasonably happy!

current mood: nostalgic

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
9:36 am - Another First
This Saturday I'm putting on my first ever club night. After years of performing at other people's nights I got invited to be involved with a new project and I've had much more fun planning it than I anticipated. It's at Barfly, a club managed by a good friend of mine and it's a rockabilly burlesque night. The music is a mix of old and new rockabilly, psychobilly, and 50's style ballad and the club night after is a mixed bag. I'm quite nervous on how the final outcome will go - we'll need at least 100 (paying) people to break even - god knows I don't mind not making any money off it, but cab fare home would be nice. I just hope it's a good night for everyone, we've got one of my favourite burlesque performers - Missy Malone as the headliner and my esteemed co-performers Daiquiri Dusk and Lucille Burn with me. And I'm working with Sakura Tsui for the first time - I'm looking forward to seeing what she can do with a hula hoop.
I know most of y'all are in Alabama but anyone in Scotland is more than welcome to come. It's at Barfly at 9:00 and it's called Rockaburley!

I'm also performing at a fundraiser in Edinburgh on Friday where I hope to run into Jon and Lauren on tour with Panzer AG and let loose somewhere in the city. This weekend has a hell of a lot of promise and I can't wait to see what it brings.

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Saturday, May 17th, 2008
10:42 am
After all most three years I played the song that Sean and I danced to at our wedding just because I wanted to hear it and properly enjoyed it.


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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
12:09 pm - Jet lagged and dixie fried
Looks like I'm gonna be roller derby a go go tomorrow night to see Tami and Heidi - anyone fancy coming along to hang out?

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
9:36 am - Visiting Time!
I will be back in Alabama on Friday! Dedicated this weekend to the Mother but I'll start making call/plans/etc for the following week as fast as my jet lag will allow. Will be in Alabama until October 2nd when I'm off to Atlanta to see the Father for a couple of days.

Speak to y'all soon!


current mood: excited

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
2:03 pm
Hey all,
I have no idea who still reads this if anyone, not having posted in about a year now. The fact I still remembered my password is, quite frankly, astounding.
I'm coming back for two weeks from September 21st - October 4th. Anyone that wants to see me please send me your mobile numbers and I'll be in touch as soon as my foot hits that sweet Alabama clay.
In other news - I'm still paper pushing as a day job, performing with Club Noir once a month or so, occasionally modelling, planning ever more tattoos, and generally getting by.
My mind's gone blank now so if anyone does still read this get in touch -

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Monday, June 12th, 2006
2:55 pm
Last weekend I got to paint a naked man and wander with him around the park collecting money for charity.
It was almost as fun as it sounds.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
4:29 pm
I'm at a new job now! After having it be suggested to me that showing up for work late and spending the lunchbreak with my head down the toilet reliving the drink of the night before, I decided a career move away from the optical industry best suited my needs (I was fired). I was actually relieved, the uniform was god awful.
After a week of mild panic and a lot of bullshit (looking people in the eye and saying things like 'self motivated') I found a job in a small independant company as an administrator. Today was my fifth day and it's going really well. None of the clients actually come in (we supply software and hardware to other small businesses) so the office-wear is lax, the people are decent and I'm buzzing off all the coffee.
So after three theatre-less years I'm back on the stage. I've started performing with the Burlesque club that I used to be cigarette girl for - we performed the last show in edinburgh and glasgow and I opened and closed it. It was a lot of fun and I've learned how to make nipple tassels. The next theme is going to be amazing, I've put some ideas in and we'll see. Need to learn how to eat fire.
Other than that, the new flat is still gorgeous, expensive, and covered in my flatmate's shit. It's sunny and warm and if I close my eyes it smells like Alabama.

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Friday, April 14th, 2006
8:39 pm - I realize I haven't posted in a while...
Probably about seven or eight months. Things have happened, as they always do - I've changed jobs and locations, kept my hair color for once.
It's been a year since Sean and I broke up and things are just proceeding.
I've been working at the opticians for seven months now, the job is easy and they don't hassle me but I'm not paid enough so I'm looking around again. I moved back into the city and am about to move in again with two of my best friends Kenny and Dave - the flat will be chaotic, messy, bitchy and ridiculous - I'm really looking forward to it.
I've been moonlighting as a Cigarette Girl at Club Noir the monthly burlesque ball - it's fun, I wear a little pink rubber dress and wander around selling fags, cigars, and candy on insanely high heels. 70% of the job is not falling over. Now that the cigarette ban is in place (no smoking in public places anywhere in Scotland) I'm more of an usherette but it gets me in free and I enjoy it.
No exciting relationships to report - I've been doing vague diplomatic talks with a really talented tattoo artist here, but I don't know if anything will come of it. I'm not sure if I want anything to - I've become complacent about not giving people any more than I want them to have and I think that habit might be hard to break.
At the moment it's all about finances - I've got to find an insane amount to put down next Tues for the new flat deposit. I had to sell my bass, which I said I'd never do. The flat is absolutely beautiful though - three rooms, upstairs and down, a huge living room with a mezzanine level. Gorgeous. I'll have to actually buy a bed though - thank god for Ikea.
I've been doing some free lance modelling for a photographer friend of mine - starting to submit to some alternative modelling sites - it's something to do, isn't it?
I've become addicted to myspace - how sad am i? I'm on it as Cat if anyone else has one.
I hope everyone else is well - It's been a long cold winter in Glasgow (still is, this hemisphere is stupid.) but I think spring might be coming..

current mood: cold

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Monday, October 24th, 2005
1:56 pm
So I went up to Rogie's tattoo studio in Lanark last thursday - which is a fair drive out of glasgow through the Clyde Valley and absolutely gorgeous. There was an actual blue sky and yellow leaves kept falling on the road and it looked like (it's a travesty of modern culture that this is the closest thing I have to compare it to) a car commercial. Anyways, I got there and got my stomach tattoo - it looks amazing - art nouveau mermaid playing a harp which extends from the bottom of my ribcage to the bottom of my stomach and curls around my belly button - I'm very happy with it. After that there wasn't much else to do so I had the mermaid on my leg completely redone (the colour wasn't holding up too well) and my nipples pierced. It's been a sore couple of days. Hopefully everything will stop oozing in time for Halloween weekend which is looking promising in terms of parties and whatnot. My main costume is an evil slave dancer but I may dig out my pirate dress as well.
I'll be moving into a new flat soon - a girl I work with is desperately looking for a flatmate and her flat is actually in town and a hell of a lot more conveniant (I've grown to loathe the bus system here). Things are going well right now and I'm trying to be grateful and not suspicious.

current mood: tender

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
9:38 pm
Today was my 8th day at my new job! I am now an optical assistant for an optician's. It's interesting and mildly overwhelming and, so far, I'm a lot happier there than I was at H&M. I've got tomorrow off and I'm going for a new tattoo - large art nouveau mermaid on my stomach - raising the number of exposed tits on my body to 8 - yay teats! I've got the next three tattoos in the works...*salivates*.
Anyway it's wet as fuck here, summer being long dead and gone and I can't wait for Halloween and all the joys it brings.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2005
8:38 pm
Three more days to go! Wednesday I've got a trial day at the opticians - I'm really hoping it goes well. I have the potential to be much better paid there if I survive the training. I've bought pretty office (executive goth) clothes so I may dress to impress (myself at least). Everyone send me good thoughts on Wednesday!

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Monday, September 26th, 2005
7:55 pm
So I handed in my notice at H&M last wednesday and have two interviews and one meeting with a temp agency this week - here's to not hating my job anymore!

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
6:31 pm
Back in Glasgow, hungover to fuck. Drank my weight in gin last night in honour of being born and whatnot. Had a really good time but kept falling down for some reason. I've been showing off my shopping cart injuries to everyone.
I had a really great time being home - special thanks to Heidi, Sam, and Fargason for ferrying me around. Love to everyone - I wish I could have seen more of y'all but it just looks like you lazy fucks are going to have to get your passport and come visit me.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005
9:38 am
Last night I got really drunk and fell out of a shopping cart, injuring myself. (cue applause)

But hey, Fargason and I are hitting Bham today from 3ish to 8ish if anyone is around!
Come and see my really stupid injuries!

current mood: stupid

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Sunday, September 11th, 2005
8:13 pm
So I've been home for a week now. It hasn't changed much. I miss the people that aren't here anymore. I've been to a couple shows and hung out a bit. Mostly I've just been sleeping and watching tv. Not terribly exciting. I wanted to get up to Nashville but transport is scant so it may not happen. This whole no phone or car thing is depressing to say the least, it's like being 16 again. Ah well, a week to go, who knows what may happen?

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
9:07 pm
God my timing really is shit isn't it?
Hope everyone's friends and families are okay. Everyone here is asking if I still have a home and where New Orleans is (American geography is, quite understandably, slightly hazier over here). All the same, people over here send best wishes.
I'm going out to the Cathouse on Sunday night and intend to drink until I have to get in the taxi to the airport at 5 on sunday morning. Better hung over than jet lagged, damnit. Besides it's how I came to Scotland it might as well be how I go. I have this burning paranoia that if I leave glasgow they won't let me back in so I'm bringing ridiculous amounts of paperwork to prove I should get to reenter britain. Other than that, I'm packed and mildly nervous about going back over. Two years is a long time. I remember when Joe Brown left and came back not knowing who this Avril Lavigne kid was. Whats been happening with American culture and should I expect any unpleasant surprises?

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
7:42 pm
So Monday's the big day!
I'm arriving in Atlanta and being picked up by the mother. I should be well hung-over and in need of a drink, if I'm not passed out. People in Ttown send me cell phone numbers so I'll know who to call when I get there. Oh, is anything happening? Oh the excitement...

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Thursday, August 11th, 2005
11:27 pm - HOLY SHIT
I plan on staying in TTown for a week and then bumming around Bham and Thrashville, with any luck, so lock up your women and for gods sake get me to City Cafe. Also, I may need to borrow couches, even after two years I don't think I can handle more than a night or two with my crazy fucking mother. See y'all soon!!!

current mood: southern-fried

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