Monday, October 11, 2010


this is for anyone who knows or is a dickhead. all are affected.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


tuesday, we had a "we're not working so let's sensibly drink at southwest porch in bryant park". i brought my camera along and took a few photos.

marie and liz
kami graves, thanking justin timberlake for all he's done for us.
me and liz.
jim and bradley d. gale
liz, cool in blue.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


monday we said goodbye to one of our greats. my little sister, bestie, and partner-in-crime, semhar, left for arena stage in washington, dc. thanks to arena stage, they're putting blacks on the frontier to tumble, brisse, and say "yee-haw" in their new production of "oklahoma." while we were sitting at lunch, whitney booked a christmas casino tour. woohoo! my showgirl is back in action. i just hope the booking spirit stays in the family for me and jason.

can you see all four of the blackberrys (blackberries?) on the table that were lighting the entire time? gotta love black-tivity. *blacktivity: alerts on your blackberry. i.e: texts, emails, voicemails, missed calls, etc. jason and sem (below) share a dramatic goodbye.

after a rather uneventful night at work, i met up with gerold, rory, and josh for a little monday night drinking. rory took time out of his busy broadway impact schedule to say hi to me, and took make sure gerold behaves himself.
i tried to keep my word to rory, but gerold is his own beast. we went to house of brews where he put on a mariah mega-mix and gave quite the performance. he threatened a tumbling pass in the bar, but he held off. here's a picture of me, gerold, and josh more then a few drinks deep. good times for a monday night.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

doin some good in the hood.

monday night, there was a fund-raiser at bourbon street for the becco marathon team. we had a blast and raised close to $4000. check out some pictures from the event.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

i. die.

i have to come clean: i die for "the rachel zoe project". rz. brad. rodger. chanel. the whole thing is amazing and ridiculous and bananas, and i can't get enough. there was a recent pictorial in harper's bazaar that featured ways to kill rachel zoe. with fashion. (thanks to mm for the hilarious link.)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

tony time!!!

i love the tony awards! it's always fun to gather with friends, eat cleverly themed food, and get shit-faced watching the awards. i always enjoy watching the performances, seeing who won what, inevitably taking my friends' money because i always win the tony pool. congrats to all the tony nominees!! this is me holding my first tony (thanks to my friend, Gregory Jbara.) here's a complete list of the nominations.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

britney: what it is right now!

this picture is why britney spears is the shit. she's still making money. she's still in the spotlight. she's still on your mind.

brit shot an ad for candie's footwear, but she asked to have the original and the re-touched photo published side by side. the retouching is minimal. a source says "britney is proud of her body - imperfections and all."

not bad, miss spears.

Monday, March 22, 2010

waiter realness

this gem came from my buddy, matt. his blog, The Fierce Life , is always a hit. this article from explains the service industry. you'd think this would be common sense, but some people bring their "best manners" to dinner with them. read the article here.

Friday, March 5, 2010


gerold edward schroeder is one my nearest and dearest. he's hilarious, handsome, talented, and much smarter than you. his hair? fierce. his outfit? fierce. his vocal placement? beyond. who knows mariah better than anyone? him.

gerold loves showchoir more than most. some people like baseball, gerold loves showchoir, deal with it.

i got an email from gerold this morning, and all i could think as i was reading was, "this would make an excellent post on jermainia." see what you think:

ok so tomorrow is the biggest Show Choir competition of the year as well all know and as it turns out, its one of my best friends birthdays tomorrow so I have to go downtown and celebrate.
HOWEVER, I will be watching the showchoir live feed all day starting at 11AM because that is when the first large group goes. I haven't figured out yet to put the live feed from my computer to the apple tv to the actual tv but I think I'm gonna go to the apple store today and see if they can help me. Otherwise I'll just watch on my computer but hopefully the feed is good.
So if you are free and you want, stop by anytime between 11 and 8 and I'll be glued to the computer! Don't feel obligated if you are doing shit during the day, I mean its a saturday and its suppose to be gorgeous outside and people have shit to do.
BUT I have to say, I watched Clinton's opener on-line the other day after hearing rumers of them being "better than ever" and "unbeatable again" and they were literally better than ever. They are cleaner than any performing group currently performing (including broadway) and the choreography is beyond creative. They are working with currently 6 choreographers for their show and they all collaborate. INSANE. THis is high school!
On the OTHER hand, I watched John Burroughs opener on Youtube yesterday and it is of course EVERYTHING and completely different than Clinton's style. They all come out in these like see-through plastic cloaks with hoods and sing Mad World Adam Lambert style and being creepy and crazy into something else with some pop bitch BELTING her face off. Rory's response from across the room was, "Jesus, is that the same bitch!?" And he HATES show choir.
So I honestly can say that I do not know who will win. Burroughs beat them in 2009 and 2008 but the past two years have been Clinton's weakest (still AMAZING) shows ever and Clinton beat them in 2007 when they were on fire so its gonna be a throw down! I've heard this years Clinton show is compared to their 2004 year, which is considered the benchmark in showchoir along with John Burroughs from last year. AHHHHHH
ok I can't talk about it anymore.

and bring whoever you want I don't care and there are four dogs too just so you know. Jermaine you know you've been there. They are all small and cute and harmless. Three chihauaus and one medium size sweetheart. Only one of them is the devil and she's five pounds. I will put that bitch outside if she barks once during Clinton or Burroughs

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

have dessert at home.

when i'm waiting tables, i really have to pick and choose which table conversations i become a part of. i was trying to get a table's dessert order last night, and the mother (60+) asks me which is a creamier dessert, and i suggested the appropriate dessert, and the son (40ish) tells me that his mother likes cream. i come back to the table, then he tells me, in full detail, just exactly where she likes it. i make a disgusted face and leave. i come back to check on the table and drop the check, and the mother motions for me to come down closer to her, then pulls me by my tie and says

"i saw earlier. you shouldn't make a face at pussy. i know what you are."

oh really?!?

Friday, January 8, 2010


i know it's late, but merry christmas!! i had an excellent christmas dinner at kelly's. it was so delicious that it put is to sleep. sounds like the perfect dessert to me!


it's 2010. i'm so late on this post, it's ridiculous. it's a brand new year, a brand new decade. i don't have any far-fetched expectations for the year, but 2010 is definitely about big steps forward. i plan on travelling more, performing more, and continuing to enjoy my amazing friends. i'm thankful for what i have, but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little bit more.