As I crawl into bed Sunday night, I’m so tired, I can’t wait to fall fast asleep. But I’m that good tired, the tired you get from doing good things… things like doing good work, work that you love and partying, having the time of your life, with people you love!
My weekend started out Friday with a rehearsal for a fundraiser I was to host with all my brothers and sister called “Hip Hop & Hot”, from there I had to rush to an event I was scheduled to make an appearance at… as I rolled up to this club in Beverly Hills, I see my fiance there to greet me and boy Mark Harris, who is throwing the event to usher me through the line. As I walk into the club they escort me into private room. As the doors fly open, things now start to love in slow motion. Confetti is flying through the air and I see the faces of guy named Marv, a friend who runs with a LA hipster scene, Chad, the tallest dude in the room, whom I have a t-shirt company with, and my mother! Now, ok I’m thinking, there is no way these three people know each other and then I vaguely here the word “Surprise”! And it dawns on me… this is a surprise birthday party for me! Wow! This is crazy… Sammy really got me!
Now, let me tell you, I’m not one for surprise parties… most of the time the person knows its going down which totally ruins the surprise and when ever I’m invited to attend one, I like to come after the surprise to avoid that uncomfortable feeling you can get because the surprise is fake. But man, Sammy really got me! (Did I say that already? Well she did!)
See there’s a few reasons why she really got me… first my birthday isn’t for another two weeks so it wasn’t on my my mind. Second, I just came from a rehearsal for show I had to do this weekend and I was still getting prepared to leave to Hawaii to shot a film this week, so my birthday was really not on mind and third, I share my birthday with my brother Derek and never had my own party… so this was a big surprise.
After the initial surprise, I was so surprised to see so many friends from different parts of my life… my girl really did an excellent job in reaching people. It was such an amazing evening, I got to party with so many good friends and family… simply an unforgettable night. One of the great things was to see my parents up in the club, sitting at a table with bottle service… classic. Thank you, baby… best birthday ever. And thank you to all my friends and family that came through to give me some love… I appreciate each and every one of you.
And that was just the beginning of the weekend… I had to wake up early the next morning to shoot a short film with the director Francis de la Torres and Gisele Tongi and upon wrapping that day, I rushed downtown to host the event for East West Players with my siblings… promptly woke up Sunday morning to get back on the set to finish this film where me and Gisele had to perform a tango number. We finished what I think is going to be a very cool and sexy short and now I’m home home just thinking… what a crazy weekend…
Well, time to get some rest. Got to catch a plane on Wednesday to shoot a film in Hawaii!