Always a beautiful day here in the city and I initiated my daily “Thank You” cards ritual in which every day I leave a stamped and ready to go stationary post card to thank someone in my life in my own words and writing. This reminds me I need to buy new stationary as that was my last card and I know exactly what to do. Regarding stationary, I’m all about spending the least as it’s the thought and action that counts far more at least for me at this time. My favorite and reasonably priced black and blue pens can be purchased by clicking here for the blue pens and here for the black pens. One may receive so many with these two purchases one can pass them out to people who need pens which is all the time or carry extra ones in your pockets for that “If I only had a pen” moment.
It’s nice to speak with a familiar voice from long ago which reminds me to give people I think about a call every so often to catch up. I only use official Apple AirPods and only purchase them directly from Apple’s official website here. I’ve noticed that many times purchasing Apple products elsewhere leads to a zero guarantee of problem-free experiences which is far different than fashion purchases.
There were a few first timer moves I made today which I’m proud of myself for. I sense that I’m starting to really get into the groove of something spectacular in New York and it’s all about these tiny baby steps which may have come from a recent book I read called: Tiny Habits which can be purchased here. I’ve noticed something neat about my brain and it’s that it’s only days, weeks, or even months after I’ve read something it truly starts to set in. It’s never the day of nor even the day after. I wonder if that’s called something technical?
I started watching the TV Show Cheers for the first time ever and I have to say I’m learning a whole new range of vocabulary from Shelley Long and the show can be watched here. Alright until next time:
-JoJoMore to come! -JoJo
Wednesday June 5th 2019
5:10 AM: I am thrilled to have awakened before my new 5:30 AM EST alarm and that I hit the hay at 9:00 PM EST. Looking forward to advancing today.
6:30 AM: Starbucks Hudson & 10th.
7:43 AM: Wrapped up LiketoKnow.it posts & my latest blog post on The American Federation of Arts Spring Luncheon with Stephen Sills & Martha Stewart which was a phenomenal event and am very grateful to have been there.
7:44 AM: Back to work.
10:30 AM: I decide to start heading out for lunch at 10:30 AM instead of 11:00 AM so that I can eat lunch at 11:00 AM instead of 11:30 AM or sometimes even 12:00 PM.
JoJo’s Jot: By the time one is hungry, it’s already too late. Eat before one is hungry and one keeps up with the pace.
11:45 AM: It’s been a long time since I’ve had my sweet Chicken Salad Wrap at Cafe Mucho Panino Giusto and so I get the $11.98 wrap realizing that if I went to Whole Foods Columbus Circle that would be $2.75×2(subway)+$12.00 (entree & two sides)+$1.29 Vitamin Enriched Water=$18.79 before tax and a whole lot more time spent getting from point A to point B and time is money.
12:03 PM: Back to work.
12:39 PM: Cafe Panino Mucho Giusto is a great spot to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner but be sure to scoot after eating as it’s not made for a work cafe with one’s laptop long-term. It’s important to be respectful of private business owners and their shops, especially in The City.
12:40 PM: On the way to Think Coffee off of Hudson & 14th, I decide to have coffee at The Bus Stop Cafe which is a cute corner cafe on the corner of Bethune St & Hudson. On Monday’s, Tuesday’s, & Wednesday’s all bottles of wine half price.
Monday – Friday from 12pm – 7pm $5 Corona’s, Coors Light, & Carlsbeg’s. Also House Red & White Wine $5.
With a small breeze at 74 degrees, this is the perfect spot to get work done.
JoJo’s Jot: Anything over 74 degrees in the shade with breeze is while working is still too hot for JoJo and potentially others.
12:54 PM: Back to work.
3:00 PM: I wrap up work and head to Equinox High Line. It’s quite different from Greenwich Ave. This one feels more like someone’s modern home on four floors. Similar to a WeWork vibe with ivy on the walls and neon lights for the “Men” & “Women’s” restrooms. All that’s missing is a keg. Staff is very friendly.
6:00 PM: I head out and on my way to Cafe Pacino Mucho Giusto I am pulled into The Chelsea Market. Something I normally don’t do but something was pulling me in. When I first walked in, I noticed a few restaurants and then I stumbled upon a giant sign covered in pieces of painted wood labeled with the restaurants pointed in all directions. I was about to go to a sandwich shop near the entrance, then a seafood place, and then I saw painted on a wall something on the lines of “The Real Market”.
I walk down the stairs and stumble upon a cute and very tiny shop called: The Manhattan Fruit Shop which is just like a micro-sized version of Whole Foods. Best part is My $10.99 1lb dinner is 50% off because it’s Happy Hour here from 6:00 PM to close Monday through Friday and Saturday’s 3:00 PM to close. So I go back and make a 1lb “dessert” plate which is yogurt blueberries, kiwis, grapes, pecans, granola, more yogurt, and oranges. This is my first “dessert” in The City and hello, it’s 50% off as well. So I go back again and get 10oz of Medjool Organic Dates. All of this cost me half the time and nearly half the cost than my usual Columbus Circle and/or Union Square Whole Foods Subway transit schedule. I’ve got a new favorite spot here.
6:45 PM: I have more work to do so I head back home to make some calls and get ready for tomorrow. I was turned down for my first on-camera audition here in The City that was set in East Hampton. I look forward to the next one.
7:30 PM to 10:15 PM: Interesting call, longer than expected but interesting. Temporarily was disappointed in eating so much earlier but then was quickly reminded that the key to success is putting disappointment on the shelf and letting it mold.
10:15 PM: Alarm change to 6:30 AM to meet the 8. Goodnight. -JoJoMore to come! -JoJo
As a hobby I’ve generated quite the interest in filming short films. Since I was a child, I’ve had quite the imagination but have never released the energy in the form of films. One of my first clips ever recorded led me to the thought process of time travel. I’ve always been interested in the idea and wish it were already a fact but besides that, if one is interested in watching the clip, please click here or watch the video below.
I would most definitely like to turn this into a full featured film and time will tell. There’s no question it would be fun to create and the ideas would be unlimited. I have an enormous list of film ideas I’ve jotted down and look forward to releasing more in the near future shortly. If one is wondering, this short film is shot on an iPhone XS Max 512GB which can be purchased by clicking here. Be sure to have a SIM card ready as the link is for an unlocked and no-sim purchase (meaning one needs to transfer the current chip from their old phone to the new phone which one can do on their own or their carrier store can assist with for free).More to come! -JoJo
Southwest just gets easier by the minute. I love Love Field, it’s a great name too ;). I’m looking forward to my trip to Manhattan to expand my businesses and kick off my on-camera acting on the east coast now that I’m registered on the west coast. Speaking of flights, i booked these direct flights with Southwest for $59.00 each way. What a magical purchase that is. I’m looking forward to reunions with friends from long ago and scoping all there is to do in The Big Apple. More to come!More to come! -JoJo
10:28 AM I’m enjoying my stay in Hollywood and as a hobby, I’ve started to gain interest in on-camera acting. Why not make money while I’m making money by adding myself to the Central Casting database so that whether I’m in Los Angeles or Manhattan, I can pop into studios and study the latest actors performances on set. Time to catch my flight to Dallas out of Burbank. Looking forward to returning soon.More to come! -JoJo