Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Liquid Stitches

Liquid stitches, such an interesting product. As my finger types, quite stiffly, due to liquid stitches, I cannot help but wonder what holds our lives together. We know, from reading each other’s blogs and from observing our daily lives that we all hold it together until it falls apart. When our lives fall apart, where do the liquid stitches come from that hold it all together until we have the strength to do it again ourselves? I am learning to appreciate the times where I have the strength to hold it all together, because inevitably we lose strength and things break.

While BWI went to school today, I was lucky enough to spend time with DP, the guy filming for us. DP is one of those guys that walk into a room and instantly brightens the atmosphere. He has a personality of gold and a sense of humor of a champion. I was not bored once today. Being that the next few days will be absolutely crazy, DP and I went to the grocery store to buy dinner. The decision process was pretty simple, and here is the delicious dinner we got to enjoy; BWI and Ian, included.

We enjoyed marinated steaks, cheesy/steamed broccoli (organic broccoli and fresh grated cheese), homemade mashed potatoes and a delicious fresh salad to wrap it all together. Take a look!

Desert didn’t fall short either. I took a puff pastry and brushed it in a cream, egg base. I cut the pastry sheets into squares. At the center of each pastry, I put a dove chocolate. I baked to perfection, and served it with a dollop of whipped cream. Mmm, this meal was delicious to just look at, let alone eat. Enjoy!

Friday night I will be working at the club, so I’m excited to get back into “club mode.” I am really starting to enjoy the atmosphere and the folks I am getting to know. I position opened up for the company, and with the help of some friends, I hope to get another new job. I am excited to keep working hard at Panera, where I learned my new title is the catering coordinator. I am so excited for how things are going.

This Saturday, I will be attending two auditions. I will be auditioning for a theatre company’s musical production, as well as an agency dance program. I will be lucky enough to land either of these auditions. I am extremely excited, but will take the outcome with a positive attitude. Right after auditioning, I will be rushing home to help out with filming.

Speaking of which, the next couple of days will be extremely busy. We are wrapping up rehearsals for BWI’s film, and that means one thing; filming starts the day after. With a long rehearsal tomorrow, and 3 days of shooting (8 hours a day) following, it is important to get it all together, thus making the process as smooth as possible.

Although I am not a television junky, I have been addicted to three shows for the past two years. I ritually watch Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters and, my guilty pleasure, Desperate Housewives. Each episode that I watch blows my mind. Not only am I thoroughly impressed with the caliber of acting on the shows, but the writing is incredibly stellar, too. If any readers watch any of these shows, I invite you to discuss with me regularly!

I am sacrificing a night at the gym to enjoy time with DP—we are going to watch some sort of comedy flick, it will be…comical. Folks, I wish you the best. If any time your situation becomes broken, I hope you find your liquid stitches. Remember, they aren’t too visible, but they hold things together nonetheless. I look forward to reading what you write and will head to your blog now! Take care.

Nick James


Natalie said...

Dinner looks yummy, my friend!

Glad you are keeping it all together, you are an amazing young man. :D

Lisa said...

an ispiration are you and that meal doesnt look half bad either.

i feel i have medicine chest full of 'spiritual stiches' that ram me back together when the world falls apart.
Life is a grand exeprience and to experience it fully, we must allow the walls to break occasionally.

You are an incredible kid and strangly enough your thoughts and writing remind me of my own offspring ( who are 21 and 16)
Maybe you are one of mine from another time ?
anything is possible xx

Anonymous said...

Cheers chap; don't burn yourself out!

~Sheila~ said...

I have to say..I am in total amazment at how you put a meal together. I'm not much of a cook (I'm guilty of letting my mom do all of the cooking) so I think it's great and hope that my son has the same passion for cooking that you do.
I think I'm going to go buy him a cookbook today so he can get started.

Good luck with those auditions and filming. Make sure you get plenty of rest!!!

Anonymous said...

wow, you are busy! And so productive! May this stream of good things continue. Your meal does look amazing. Man of many talents!
Good luck w/ your auditions, and rehersals, and make sure to get some rest. it does a body good! :--)
Have a great day Nick!!!!

~Sheila~ said...

P.S. I love to watch Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives too. I also watch Private Practice (the Grey's spin-off).

Anonymous said...

Nick I love the analogy of liquid stitches - very clever!
Meal looks d'lish! I don't eat red meat, but THAT I would be tempted to try!
So happy to hear that things are going well for you. As another person said above, don't burn yourself out, my friend. But, as another show says, "Take time to enjoy the View!"

Mom Taxi Julie said...

You can come cook me dinner next :O)

*Katie said...

Sooooo how about when you visit me in OH you create that dessert for me and teach me how to make it myself =) Miss you!

Nath said...

You are an amazing person Nick! Very insperational and deep. Great post! :)

HalfCrazy said...

Hi there!

Hmm, we lost strength and things break - but in the end, I'm sure everything's gonna be alright. :)

The mashed potatoes looks heavenly, I want me some of 'em right now! The steak seems cooked really well too.

Seems like you are an artist of some sort, you're lucky to have the talent! I love the media but it seems like I don't have the talent! So I want to do some technical stuff instead. Ya know, the planning, just not the one onscreen! Well good luck with those auditions!

About TV shows, I only watch Samantha Who and 30 Rock. I love Tina Fey and how she writes!

More power to ya.

Ace C said...

I have finally found another person that enjoys Brothers & Sisters. I'm addicted to the show man. It's what a good quality show is made of and I can't wait to the new kid wrecks the whole clan up with Rebecca.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nickie, I have been needing "liquid stitches", as I've been in the hospital with pneumonia, thus the reason for not blogging for such a long time. I'm feeling better and it is great to be home, but I'm not my old fun loving self yet!! I'm soooo verry very happy happy you have found full time employment and will always be proud of you for sticking to your lifelong dream!
Love you, A.E.