Dreams, Touring, and Joy

30. September 2020 Gina DeNicola 2
Dreams, Touring, and Joy
This morning I woke up to a boatload of emotions. I had a dream that Donald Trump had convinced one of the judges on the Supreme court to retire, and he got to add another judge just under the crooked wire. I was so distraught when I woke up; dreams usually do that to me; ...

If we were having coffee, sort of…

If we were having coffee, sort of…
Wow! It’s been such a long time since we’ve talked.   I haven’t written much of anything since the start of the pandemic, mostly because I require outside stimulus for inspiration and well, let’s be honest, there isn’t a lot of going outside these days.  I’ve mostly been reading, cooking, and started a new hobby ...

Today is hard.

Today is hard.
A few days ago, I looked down at my phone and saw that it was 11:11.  That’s supposed to be some sort of sign from the universe, that the universe is looking out for you, or that you should take a minute and reflect on all the things that you are thankful, or some shit ...

Check on your Introverts, we are NOT ok.

Check on your Introverts, we are NOT ok.
Hello my long lost friends, I know I’ve been quiet for a really long time and recycling old posts so that you wouldn’t forget me. So let’s do a little catching up in this ever-growing crazy world we live in now.  I have been home from tour for a while now, I’ve caught up on my sleep ...

End of Tour Struggle…

04. December 2019 Gina DeNicola 1
End of Tour Struggle…
As I sat in a coffee shop in Worcester, MA, on what is my last day of touring with PJ Masks, I have all the emotions rolling around in my heart and my head.  I have been on the road for over two months, and it has been long and hard, but there have also ...

Feel the sun on your face.

20. November 2019 Gina DeNicola 0
Feel the sun on your face.
Some mornings you need to find some “me” time, wander off the bus, out of the venue and into the real world.  So I put my headphones in my ears, turned on my favorite playlist, pulled up my map app instead of my Uber app, and started walking.  Where was I walking to, you might ...

It’s just a little cancer.

13. November 2019 Gina DeNicola 3
It’s just a little cancer.
I sat in the quiet production office this morning, and I was sad, and it wasn’t because of my coffee, the coffee I paid for and was ice cold before I even left the hotel. It wasn’t because I was in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and it was 19 degrees outside. It wasn’t even because I ...

If We Were Having Coffee – Part 8

If We Were Having Coffee – Part 8
I wish we were having coffee today; I could use a half-hour away from touring and connect with an old friend. I know it has been a really long time since we’ve talked. That is what happens when I’m on tour; I don’t have time to have thoughts in my head that don’t revolve around ten ...

On the Road Again…

12. September 2019 Gina DeNicola 0
On the Road Again…
I have been back and forth with writing a blog post for a while now, and if you follow my blog with any regularity, you will notice this to be true.   I’m afraid this post will be short and uninspiring, sort of to match my mood. To be honest, life is a little busy for ...

Abandoned Shoes

05. September 2019 Gina DeNicola 0
Abandoned Shoes
I had been driving by this abandoned garage all day delivering groceries when finally, on my last time around, I looked over at the parking lot and saw a pair of shoes.  Those abandoned shoes were just sitting there in the middle of the parking lot, all alone. I was so drawn to those silly ...

Here’s the thing…..

Here’s the thing…..
Ok, so here’s the thing, I wasn’t really expecting the website for my book Frank to be ready last week, but at the last minute, it all came together. But when I was trying to distract myself from how long it was taking, I decided to catch up on Handmaid’s Tale. Let me just say the season finale ...

You can PreOrder Frank NOW!

You can PreOrder Frank NOW!
Summer is over – kids are back in school, at least in the south.  In 32 days I will get on a plane, fly to New York City, gather up my cast and head out on tour with Baby Shark (lord help me) I’ll be on the road, I believe until mid-February. I’m aware of ...

New Homes and New Beginnings

New Homes and New Beginnings
Wednesday’s are usually my panic days. It is the day I often wake up and realize that I don’t have a post for Friday. I promised myself on January 1st this year, that I would post something every Friday to my blog, and on most weeks I wake up Wednesday mornings convinced I have no words to ...

Vacation, Family and Hot Flashes.

Vacation, Family and Hot Flashes.
As I sat at my usual Starbucks, trying to find the words for this post, I took a minute, sipped my coffee and looked around.  The place was packed. Why? It was a Thursday at 11:00, why were all these men here having business meetings? There was a table of six men with blueprints spread ...

Delivering Mail to a Cemetery

Delivering Mail to a Cemetery
One day last week, I was driving past a cemetery when I saw a mail truck turn on its blinker and head into the front entrance. It made me laugh so hard that I followed it. It didn’t even cross my mind that it was delivering mail to the office, no, in my mind, some ...

Me and Frank.

Me and Frank.
  Yesterday I held my book Frank in my hands, the actual real live book.  I say live because this book has taken on a life of its own, it has become a newborn baby and today was delivery day. It’s only the proof copy so you can’t buy it just yet, but when I ...

If We Were Having Coffee – Part 7

If We Were Having Coffee – Part 7
If we were going to have coffee, I’d tell you it’s July, in the South and we should be sitting by the pool.  So we would grab some towels and head to the first floor of my apartment building, where the pool is.  It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and all the hipsters that usually take control ...

You’ve Come A Long Way Baby.

You’ve Come A Long Way Baby.
Last week my husband and I were scheduled to look at a piece of land we were considering buying. We were supposed to meet the realtor at 9:30 am. Now, if you know me, you know when I’m not working I barely get out of bed before 9:30 am, and when I have to, I’m ...

Break-ups are hard, really hard.

Break-ups are hard, really hard.
This past month has been a hard month. Not for me so much, but for my daughter. After nine years together and a month before they were to move in together, my daughter’s boyfriend broke up with her. Reason: His version of “It’s not you; it’s me.” So there was some scrambling to find her ...

Fear, Change and Tending Bar

Fear, Change and Tending Bar
No one likes change, not even those strange people who will shout it from the mountaintops in their quest to convince the rest of us that they adore change. (I had someone use that word, ADORE). I adore a lot of things, and change is most certainly NOT one of them. Deep down, I believe ...

How Do We Touch People’s Lives

How Do We Touch People’s Lives
  If you know me well, you know I am intrigued by cemeteries. I will always, almost subconsciously, comment on one when we drive by it and will almost always, beg a family member to walk around one when I find one interesting. Since we moved downtown, I have been asking family members, even those ...

Anger, where did that come from?

Anger, where did that come from?
Ok here’s the thing – I’m not usually an angry person, not anymore anyway. Don’t get me wrong single mom Gina was ALWAYS angry and mostly at my ex-husbands but now, hardly ever.  That all changed on my grand road trip two weeks ago, you see, I am a very stubborn person, I always have been, ...

Gone Fishing….well not really

Gone Fishing….well not really
  This week’s blog post is going to be short and sweet.  When I was feeling bad about not having a substantial post this week, I was told, “every post doesn’t have to be an opus”. Summer is here, and this week will consist of a lot of traveling for me. As a matter of fact, as ...