Monday, December 05, 2005

Yamaholiday Spectacular!

Hi all!
A masterpiece of things!
Songs! Spectacle! Men! Women! Elves!

December 9
with the Flanks!

I hope to see you all there.

Featuring the talents of:

Lang Fisher
Michelle Collins
Michael Cyril Creighton
Baron Vaughn
Desiree Burch
The Fabulous Entourage
Tony Carnevale
Joe Randazzo
Jon Friedman
Lianne Stokes
JB Rote
Becky Poole
Jimmy Owens
Daiva Deupree
JJ Shebesta
Sara Schaefer
Michal Pasternak

Be there!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

a list of things i have sorted

Not to get all into one topic and then obsess over it but....

Here is a list of things I have sorted, and how I sorted each item.

1. Alphabetized jeans according to wash names.
(skills needed: a strong grasp of the alphabet.)
2. Sorted jeans according to manufacturer.
(This is almost turning into a resume. I didn't mean for that to happen, but
incidentally,if anyone is hiring, let me know.)
3. Picked out ugly jeans and put them into the trash
(You need a good eye for ugly jeans. A real good eye.)

1. Arranged files in an alphabetical order according to case name and case number.
(similar to skill set mentioned in "JEANS" no. 1)
2. Attached hand written labels and sometimes label maker labels to files.
3. Sorted through own personal opinions as to who was "right" in each case.

1. Found pieces of poo in life: the street, a field, a shoe.
2. Made piles according to color, texture and firmness: sometimes age of poo put into consideration.
3. Made labels with label maker for individual pieces of poo and sorted alphabetically. (some of my fave poo names were: coiny, furry, mike)

Monday, November 07, 2005

a new monday and a new temporary thing

This is the face of sorting.

I think when I look at myself in the mirror, I think to myself,"Hey, I look like I can sort things". Today I embarked on yet another job of sorting things. I must say, that I do love a free lunch, which I enjoyed with my friend the wonderful and talented Lianne Stokes, who has saved me from the depths of despair with this job.

I stuffed my gullet full of F-R-E-E food while sorting through costume jewelry. It was just like college. Perhaps my mother would be somehow proud of me because of her love for costume jewelry, fake bear jackets, and too much eye shadow. Perhaps I am revealing too much.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Keep this date in your planner

Hi friends.
Keep this date in your planner.
December 9
It is then that I will host a Holiday Spectacular of sorts.
(This is the working title)
or maybe
Hmmn... It maybe doesn't have to revolve around my name.
I'm sorry. I am a little self obsessed. Disgusting.
But just put this in your calendar. It'll be fun. There'll be eggnog and fun and booze and just fun!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Show for the masses

See this!

Wednesday October 26, 2005
Hosted by me, Lianne Stokes And Giulia Rozzi (who's birthday it is today! Happy Birthday Giulia!)

Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St between A & B
This month the sensational stories will be about Googling.
Oh the shame.

See you there!

Monday, October 17, 2005

This is what I did this weekend.
I like shaking hips and all that.
I think that sometimes I don't like it when now I feel like my head is about to explode.

Besides that, today I had a lot of soup. Five servings I think.
That seems excessive.

Friday, October 07, 2005

should i keep it?

I moved recently and found that I have far too many outfits.
So in an attempt to lead a simpler life, I have thrown out tons and tons of clothing but still find that there are some items I cannot part with.

Here is one piece for example:

It belonged to my mother and I can honestly say I've never seen anything like this before. They really don't make them like this any more--ladies, but then again I don't know if I'd dream up anything like this, and I don't know why I would.

Unfortunately since it really is vintage, there is a hole in the middle. I could easily sew this but let's get real. I'm very lazy.

But it does have this nice collar. Very nice.
It could be a costume or something like that?

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Buffet out Hawaiian in Buffet in

Last week I was very much into buffet. For lunch 3 out of 5 work days last week I had buffet--my favorite being the New Star Deli because it wasn't too crowded and the food for the most part, was delicious.
This week a new Hawaiian place opened up nearby and I thought that I would make my dad proud by eating the food of his people--which consists mainly of meats and rice. The first day I ordered in some BBQ chicken and rice and the second day I ventured into the restaraunt to have some chicken katsu (right now I feel super Asian as I write this) and it was delicious in the moment but my stomach hurt for a little while.
I think I will be returning to the buffet tomorrow. Why I decided to eat fried chicken leftovers this morning still puzzles me. I'm a daredevil?

Friday, July 29, 2005


(photo: Chris Cassidy --
This is me as Rosie McDavis, a Carnival Cruise diva fo sho. Oh Rosie.

See this show. We had a great opening night. So fun. Yay!

A solo show
Written and Performed by Becky Yamamoto

Directed by Alan Fessenden
Produced by Group 120
Juvie Hall
24 Bond Street (Bowery & Lafayette)
Under the Gene Frankel Theater

Appearing with
A solo show
Written and Performed by Alan Fessenden
Directed by Eugene Cordero

Opening Weekend
Thursday, July 28, 8pm
Friday, July 29, 10
Sunday, July 31, 2pm

August 4-7
August 11-14
Thursday-Saturday Shows, 8pm
Sunday Matinee Shows, 2pm

Monday, July 18, 2005

Shows July 18 - 23 and also

Wednesday, July 20
(I co produce this story telling series with lovelies Giulia Rozzi and Lianne Stokes.)

Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St between A & B

This month: Crushes
Guests: Tony Carnevale, Molly Anderson, Pete Olson, Brandy Barber
Omigod, this will be so fun. It'll be like a sleepover and we tell each other who our crushes are and then one of us will be made fun of the whole night and cause drama, but then we'll all laugh again over a bowl of ice cream. It'll be like that. So come to the show.

Me as Rosie Mc Davis
Full Moon Friday, July 22nd
doors at 8pm - $3

@ STAIN bar
766 Grand St. - Williamsburg

L to Grand, walk one block west
*Dance party starts at 11pm!

freaky funky family
*The anti-oppression festival of culture, art and revolution

I think this is a culture-ey night, which made me say "Sure, I'll be there". I like culture.


Saturday, July 23
I will be performing with my team Stomping Ground. Yay!
Stomping Ground at the Del Close Marathon
11:30 AM (morning, oh dear)
$5 (I think? I know it costs money. I don’t know how much. Oh well.)


Saturday, July 23
The Shark Show
Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston St

I will be doing the stand up here. I heart this show. Everyone there is so nice.


A solo show
Written and Performed by Becky Yamamoto
Directed by Alan Fessenden
Produced by Group 120
Juvie Hall
24 Bond Street (Bowery & Lafayette)
Under the Gene Frankel Theater

Opening Weekend
Thursday, July 28, 8pm
Friday, July 29, 10
Sunday, July 31, 2pm

And then later
August 4-7
August 11-14
Thursday-Saturday Shows, 8pm
Sunday Matinee Shows, 2pm

Friday, July 15, 2005

a cheese danish

Really what I ate this morning was labeled "Cheese Pocket". It looked innocent enough. It was topped with a glaze and toasted almonds. It should have been delicious. It was okay.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

These are pictures for "Brutal Honesty" that were thrown to the cutting room floor.
(The next one by the way is July 20 at Otto's Shrunken Head.)

I think this one is my favorite:

Another one:

Earlier that night (somewhere at a singles mixer...I can explain that some other time):

Tony Carnevale doing his impression of Alan Fessenden:

Overall I give the evening 4 stars out a possible 5, and in my book, that's pretty dandy.

Monday, June 27, 2005

(this photo was taken last year in beautiful Seattle, WA by my Best in Show friend, Crystal Curtis.)

This week, no hollas. I think it's because I've taken to more modesty, less skin. More cloth, less clevage. America could learn from me. America, pay attention. We could all take a lesson from Sister Wendy. We could be nuns.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

something from a couple days ago and also today

I need to catch you up on my non holla-ing news.

Two days ago while walking from the bus to the subway, I was in my own world listening to my ipod. I don't know what I was listening to. I think it was the Velvet Underground (is that lame to admit?) because I wasn't paying attention to where I was walking and almost got hit by one car and then almost got hit by another huge huge yellow suv thing. I was very frightened, but I still got a coffee (an iced americano).
Does that count as a holla?

Yesterday, I didn't really leave the house. Kinda.

Today, in the deli, this one man in a blue polo and baseball hat said, "Hey Mami" while I went to pay for my gross egg and cheese on a roll.

holla count in the last three days: 2
outfits: Day 1: grey tshirt and black shorts
Day 2: black dress and navy hoodie
gross egg sandwiches: 1

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Show show

Thursday, June 16
Opening for Wiener Philharmonic
Juvie Hall


Saturday, June 18
MCC (finally) Has His Way (with Women)
An Evening of Comedy
Admission: $10
(for info & directions)

Becky & Noelle, Desiree Burch, Pat Candaras, Nancy Giles, Rachael Parenta, Jennie Smith, and Becky Yamamoto as "Rosie Mc Davis"
The Proceeds of this evening will be donated to:
The Emerson College Nicole duFresne Memorial Scholarship Fund

Monday, June 13, 2005

an experiment

So today while eating cheesesteaks with my friend Tony Carnevale, he asked if I got any comments from men on my way there, and in fact I had--two. Every woman in New York knows what I'm saying (sisters?-ew i'm lame).
I attract the hot ones.
One man who was a construction dude in a stylish but casual working vest asked how I was with a swagger and a wink. Another man sitting hotly in his sweat stained whitish t-shirt on a drain pipe leaning in his corner said "(kissing noise)".
On my way back to my office from lunch one chubstery man in a red polo shirt "psst"ed at me.
I don't think it's because I'm hottt stuff, I think it's just how summer works. The tank tops come on, and the morals go out the window. Morals? Well you get my drift.

But also, I don't think I was wearing anything too provocative so that can't be an excuse.

Today's holla count: 3
Who?: red polo chubster, sweaty pit stained man, construction worker
Clothing: brown tank top, jeans
Attitude: generally positive
Mindframe: like a fox
Hands: sweaty

Saturday, June 11, 2005


oh man.
is it weird to comment on the actual thing i'm posting to?
but let's just look at my blog. i still have those "edit me" things there. i have no pictures. my posts aren't very intriguing.
hee hee.
it'll get better.
i think. i'm not promising anything.

i want to see the "Lords of Dogtown".
Skaters, swoon. Do skater boys my age exist? If they do. I love you. Dude, let's skate.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

shows June 7 through June 12

Ooh Space travel, and other movement into the 21st Century...
I'm moving into the newest century and I am so excited.
I have a blog.
Oh technology you crazy fox.
So here goes, here are the shows I will be in this week:

Tuesday - June 7th @ 10 p.m.
Cheryl B. Presents:
The Poetry vs. Comedy Variety Show -
Poets and Comedians in the Ultimate Battle of Wits!

Emcee: Regie Cabico

The Poets:
Scotty The Blue Bunny
Nathan Penlington
Thaddeus Rutkowski

The Comedians:
Carolyn Castiglia
Jon Friedman
Becky Yamamoto

70 N. 6th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
For more info and to see the cool flyer:

Wednesday June 8
Ash Wednesday
Parkside Lounge
For this I will do a bit with Tony Carnevale. We will be Love Experts. Watch out heartbreakers!


Oh yay!

Thursday, June 8
Welcome To Our Week
Rififi (Cinema Classics)
Hosted by Nick Kroll and Jessi Klein


Sunday, June 12
"Say Goodnight Gracie Mansion"
An All-Star Evening of Alternative Comedy
Rally and petition-signing party for The Blog Party

Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show)
Bob Powers (
Todd Levin (
Michelle Collins (
Carolyn Castiglia
Becky Yamamoto
& special guests...

hosted by Blog Party Mayoral Candidate Andy Horwitz

Sunday, June 12 at Galapagos Art Space - 70 N. 6th Street. Williamsburg
Brooklyn NY USA

Doors at 8 pm
Show at 9pm


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

chinese girl

This morning, while walking into the CVS pharmacy with my boss, this drunk man almost collided with us, and then yelled:

"Chinese girl, you got it going on. Chinese girl you made my day!"

It's nice to know that you can bring a smile to someone's face by simply existing. Ah, life.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

i'm just like paris hilton

I know it may not seem like it at first, but I think I am just like Paris Hilton. In the February edition of Jane magazine she said:

"No one writes about my charity work. They'd rather write about me dancing on a table, which I've never done in my life. I don't know how you could dance on tables. The table would like, fall."

Exactly, Paris, exactly.