Tuesday, October 29, 2013

50 Questions of Randomness

So I realized that I haven't posted in a few days, mostly because my life has been crazy with work, performances, and moving.  I don't really have anything profound to say or anything else really exciting going on in my life right now, so I thought it would be fun just to post some random questions.  You gotta have some fun in life!

1.  Where were you three hours ago?  I was dying in my apartment because it was so stuffy in there while sorting through shoes.  It was rather boring.

2.  What are you looking forward to in the next week?  I'd have to say Encore's two final performances of The Westing Game because they are going to be awesome and also being completely out of my apartment and not having to wonder if I'm going to have enough money to buy food.

3.  Is there anything pink within ten feet of you?  Well the rugs in my room have some pink in them, so yes.

4.  When's the last time you went to the mall?  Sometime in the spring maybe?  I honestly don't go to the mall.  I don't enjoy shopping and I don't like being around that many people.

5.  Are you wearing socks right now?  No.  I go barefoot, wear flip flops, or wear ballet flats.  I am not a socks kind of girl.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Westing Game - A Journey Through My Eyes

A couple of months ago I saw that a theatre group I've acted with in the past was having auditions for a play called The Westing Game.  The name sounded very familiar so I looked it up and found that the play was based off a book of the same name, a book that I had read when I was in 5th grade.  I'll take just about any opportunity to act, so I figured that I'd go ahead and audition.  I also figured that it would probably be a good idea for me to actually re-read the book since I didn't remember much of it other than bits and pieces.  My first thought, before I started reading it, was that it was going to be a bit juvenile.  I mean, I'd read this book when I was a kid, sure there are those books that are timeless and that you love all through your life from childhood to adulthood, but I couldn't really imagine this being one of them.  I was completely wrong.  It turned out to be one of the most brilliant books I had read in a good while and I loved it.  With my first reading I immediately knew what character I wanted to play, a woman who just didn't fit in with the other characters.  They laughed at her behind her back, ignored, and treated her, quite honestly, like crap, until of course they needed her and then they were all willing to kiss up to her.  In that book, she was the person who I could identify with the most, with the way she felt and to an extent to the way she was treated.  I think I read the book through at least five times before my audition, just so I could get a good feel of the character and nail the cold reading of the script.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I'm Baaaaaack!!!!!

So obviously I haven't blogged since May, so almost 6 months now, but I do have a very good excuse.  In case you didn't know, internet can be quite expensive, like $40+ a month expensive for the cheapest plan.  If you didn't know before, now you do.  And so moving in a new apartment and all, having to pay for rent, electric, water, food, etc., well, let's just say that internet was not exactly a top priority.  Fast forward to the present and I am moving back in with my parents temporarily, well, probably until next summer, mostly due to the fact that my apartment was ridiculously expensive and for all that it looked nice, I've had a lot of problems with it and it just wasn't worth it anymore.  Did I mention how expensive it was?  And since it was so expensive, I was basically saving up pennies so I can eventually move to L.A.  So I'm going to be living with my parents for a while until one of my friends finishes high school and then we'll probably rent an apartment together or a house or something.  Yeah, you can tell we've really thought this through.  I think I'll leave it at that for now, but you can expect me to start blogging again.  I've honestly really missed it and I hated having those days when I had a moment of, Oooh, I really want to blog about this, and then realizing that, Darn, I don't have internet.  Really complicates things, I can tell you.  Until next time, au revoir!  Oh, did you miss me? ;)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Packing Up

So I get to move into my new apartment tomorrow morning, which, again is really exciting and really nerve-racking, and I've barely packed anything.  I swear, I am the queen of procrastination.  So at this moment I should really be packing and making the most of my time, but I guess my mind just kind of figured, well, hey, you've been procrastinating this long a few more minutes won't kill me.  We'll see if those will be famous last words.  While I'm still really excited to be moving, I've also been discovering how expensive it is!  If I'd known, I'd probably have delayed moving for another month or two so I could just save up as much as possible.  But I've been managing and I'm thankful for my parents who are doing all they can to help me.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cleaning Up Facebook

More and more I've been realizing, as I scroll through my newsfeed on Facebook, how sexual the most innocent sounding pages have gotten.  I'll be going through and suddenly there's a post of a half naked woman from a Disney quote page that I liked in the past.  Some of the posts are just stupid, some are truly offensive, some are marginally funny, but they're all inappropriate.  For a while those kinds of posts weren't all that common.  I'd see them occasionally, but they were fairly easy to ignore and the good posts were far more frequent.  At this point though, I feel like that's all I see.

As they did get more frequent, I stopped just ignoring them and started removing the post from my feed.  I didn't feel like I really needed to be constantly looking at that kind of content.  More recently though I realized that in a way, by continuing to like the page, I'm supporting them in posting that kind of content and that's not something I really want to be doing.  So at this point, I'm clearing out the junk completely.  All the crap is just completely overshadowing anything good that is posted.  So now if I see an inappropriate post from a page, and it doesn't matter what page it is, I'm unliking that page.  It might be a bit extreme, but now I can browse through my newsfeed and not just see inappropriate post after inappropriate post.  And that makes me feel better because I don't feel like I'm supporting something I don't like anymore.  Now before I like a page, I look through its contents and make sure there's very little there that's going to bug me.  In with the good, out with the bad.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Moving On, Moving Out

The closer and closer it gets to May and the more I know that I need to be getting stuff done and getting things together, I feel like more and more I'm just putting stuff off, that I'm in denial.  Maybe its just because I'm scared.  Its so exciting to talk about getting your own apartment, to be moving out for the first time, but when it actually comes down to it, its also frightening.  To suddenly have all this responsibility thrust upon you, to suddenly have to consider so many more things, to realize that mom and dad won't be just down the hall to go talk to, to realize that you're going to be on your own in this unfamiliar place.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

31 Days: Five

March 5:  Favorite Movies You Never Get Sick Of Watching

Yay for an easy question and for posting on the correct day!  This will probably be one of my shortest posts during this whole thing.  So here goes! 

The Lord of the Rings

Monday, March 4, 2013

31 Days: Three and Four

March 3:  What Makes You Happy?

So I'm only four days in and I'm already doubling up a second time.  I promise I shall get better at this!  Hopefully...

So this is another question that's kind of hard to narrow down because there are a large number of things that make me happy.  But I will do my best to not make this too lengthy.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

31 Days: One and Two

Hello, so I'm really bad at knowing what to blog which means there are many times that I go days or even weeks at a time without blogging simply because I don't know what the heck to write.  But yesterday a friend of mine posted a 31 Days series on her blog and then posted the list in case anyone else wanted to join her.  Since I've never done a series I thought it might be fun to give it a go.  I can't exactly promise that I'll be able to do everyday, obviously I already missed day 1, but I do promise that I'll never let myself get behind by more than one day.  So here goes nothing!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Raindrops on Roses

So I have not blogged in a while, for which I am rather annoyed with myself, but I have also been getting used to a totally new schedule.  As I've mentioned before I think I now work at a call center which I've discovered that I really enjoy.  A little over a week ago, my trainer went around asking for volunteers to work on graveyard for at least the rest of the week.  Since I'd asked a couple weeks earlier to be put on graveyard, I immediately volunteered, as did one my friends.  I finally found out today, no, sorry, last night, that the six of us who volunteered to go on graveyard, are now on permanent graveyard which was pretty darned fantastic.  While I'm really enjoying graveyard, its also been a huge change.  I've basically been working and sleeping and that's it.  My body's still trying to adjust to the change, I think.

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