Sunday, August 28, 2005

Production week, new classes, and OPENING WEEKEND

Good lord, I'm tired.

Production week was quite an event. Starting on Sunday of last week, there was a rehearsal EVERY day (save for Monday)...and Sunday was an all day for me at the theater. When I wasn't on stage, I had to take notes of the other cast so that my mom could be a Who on stage (that particular cast is rather weak, for some reason).

Not only that, but my classes at SJSU started on Wednesday. I've spent over $280 on books for THREE classes. Gah. I still have to buy one for my P.E. class (wtf?), too. Buuuut, that'll be okay, I guess. However, the whole "waking up at 6 in the morning" thing is going to take a LOT of getting used to.

Friday was opening night!! My cast was the first one to do the show with a real audience. On Thursday, I'd managed to turn my ankle while on stage practicing...but thankfully I own SO many braces that I'm still able to do the shows.

Of the people who came to see me on opening night, there was my brother, sister-in-law, sister, parents' friends, and the fella who teaches me how to play my Irish Whistle. He is so incredibly awesome and happy. Last night, one of my friends from highschool came and saw my show, along with a whole bunch of the little girls from the elementary school I've been doing choreography at for the past 5 years. I miss them sooooooo much. Hopefully my mom and I will be offered to do that again this year, but we haven't heard from whoever's in charge yet. *Sigh* A few of those girls are gonna be soooooo sad if I don't come back.

Hmmm....oh. Joey was supposed to come see the show, but he had car trouble again. That seems to happen to him a lot. Meh. If he can't make it, he can't make it. Hopefully, the other folk I've invited to see the show will come next weekend for my matinees.

.....God, those matinees are going to suck. Wearing a full tux with tails made of polyester....on stage...under those HOT the middle of the afternoon. Eeyugh. ;P

Thursday, August 18, 2005

OMG Blonde!

Well, a LITTLE blonde. *snerk* Allow me to be completely girly for a moment...

I got highlights today YAY!! They look awesome and pretty and I love them. But I'll never spend that much on my hair again. $90, good Good!! Well, anyway....go check out the hair.

And I have BANGS....I haven't had bangs in forEVER. Wow. It's weird. At least they're long. And cover my irritated eye. Oh, an update on that by the way: It's not itchy. It's a little teary and the skin is a bit peely where it got irritated, but I believe it's getting better. Huzzah!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Lesson Learned:

After mopping the kitchen floor with one of those neat things that uses wipey-pads on them...ALWAYS wash hands when finished. ESPECIALLY if you replace the pad a few times.

And, if you forget to wash your hands...for the love of God, DON'T RUB YOUR EYE.


(thankfully, it's just irritated around the eye, so it looks like I have a black eye form. I flushed it with a wet paper towel as soon as I realized why the damn thing was itchyburny)

Friday, August 12, 2005


Stressed. Pissy. Need a good strong drink and a hot bath. Grrr.

For those of you who haven't heard yet, though, Martin's site is up and running.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Messy Stressy "Fun"


On Saturday, there was a huge dance rehearsal for the "Little Cat" group that went from 10 - 3. I had to teach two dance numbers, a bit for intermission and then let another woman take over to teach "The Circus." Not exactly stressful, really, but incredibly tiring. Plus, while I was teaching my niece (who was helping me) some of the moves, I rolled my ankle...causing me to fall right onto my keester. Owww. Thankfully, it isn't too bad...just stiff and a bit sore.

Today (Sunday) was.....amazingly stressy all around. My mom has lost her cell phone, which was the number she gave to Men's Warehouse about the possibility of my using a tux and tails for free. I'm going to be going down there tomorrow to go give the woman MY cell phone number instead. The stress from that event, though, was underneath aaaall of the other "fun" today. The usual Sunday Rehearsal (1 - 4) was also the costume parade. A lot of people didn't know it was today, apparently, despite that it was announced at the end of every rehearsal for a few weeks. Also, for some reason, the rehearsal just did NOT flow very well at all. It felt very chaotic and disjointed. No clue as to why.

Afterwards, my parents and I went out to dinner to a very calm, quiet, and nice Itallian resturaunt. It was expensive, but worth it for the atmosphere and the wonderful friendly waiters. Plus, the location made lemon liquor was MMMMMsogood. I only had half a shot's worth, though, since I'm such a lightweight. soon as dinner was done, we had to go to the "Sit and Sing" rehearsal. Effectively, it was a chance for the orchestra and cast to work together and learn how the show will sound. I had a fine time doing it, even though the girl who is my double apparently was ticked off that I knew how the words and music went together and she didn't (there are parts in the music where there's a spoken line, a chord, another spoken line, another chord, etc. My double liked to just plow through those lines).


Along with having to go talk to Men's Warehouse tomorrow, I may be seeing Joey during the day before rehearsal. Also, my new Irish Tin Whistle is coming in the mail tomorrow. Hopefully.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

And now for something completely different

My name using Egyptian Hieroglyphs!


Try your name

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In other news:
- Circus Hat is made
- Clovers are nearly completed
- Brown Clipboard has been painted red
- New ace bandage is much nicer than the old one

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Alrighty then. Today, I need to...

- Buy red sequin dress trim
- Buy a red clipboard
- Buy a new ace bandage (the dog chewed mine up)
- Find time to work on clovers again

Time to get started.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

To Do today:

- Go to SJSU and pay for my classes
- Buy a new ace bandage for my ribs...or a "rib belt" if I can find one. Ended up buying more prop crap for the show instead.
- Finish making clovers for the show. Only 50 more!
- Listen to "Havin' a Hunch" until I have some idea on what the heck to do with the number.
- Try to tone down my crankiness that's drifting over from last night.

*yawn* Gonna finish getting ready, then drive of to SJSU. Whee.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Birthday and other updates

Soooo yes, my birthday was on Saturday. Wheeeee! Spent the day doing not much special. Took Dhougal to the dog-wash, and it took two of us to brush, bathe and dry the boy. He was muuuch calmer this time, in comparison to the last time. Though he did try to bite at the air-dryer while trying to dry the poor pup off.

Umm....bought some props for Seussical and got to work on making them correct. I'm making even more clovers (we'll have about 600 now), and painting some bland props (baskets) into red and white stripes.

After buying the props and supplies, I went to the Gaslighter to pick up a CD of the "Lobby Songs" so that I can teach them to the "Little Cats" for the intermission bit in Seussical. That'll be an iiiinteresting day...It's a five hour rehearsal teaching dance and songs to a group of at least 12 girls between the ages of 8 and 12. Eeeek!! And I still have to choreograph one of the numbers...

My brother, his wife, my sister and niece all came over for dinner and gift giving. We went to a Chinese Resturaunt called House of the Orient...very very yummy. And I guess I'll do the obligitory "haul" listing:

-1st season of Monk (SQUEE!!)
-1st Season of Futurama
-Volume 1 of Family Guy
-A set of Family Guy Bendables
-Kill Bill vol. 1
-Kill Bill vol. 2
-A shirt with a really extreme formula that eventually equals 42
-2 shirts from Pac Sun (one's just purty, the other has a little chibi Eeyore and says "i need a hug" under it)
-1 pair of Lee True Fit Jeans...they don't gap in the back when you sit or bend!!
-A white tank top with a really REALLY cute hippy/ren faire skirt. It's green and full of beads everywhere
-An Arlo Guthrie CD....can't wait to listen to it.
-25th Anniversary Illustrated Special Edition of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
-Official Biography of Douglas Adams

Oh! I also went to Duke's on Thursday again. The Irish Whistler taught me two more songs, so now I know a total of three songs he's taught me, and four I taught myself (Theme to Popeye, Yo Ho A Pirate's Life For Me, and two songs from Seussical).

Ribs are still fairly darn sore. Ow.