Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Today at work I sent an email.. among other things... but anyways, I meant to sign off this email saying:

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or _________ if you have any questions or concerns about this matter.

Instead, I forgot to write the words "hesitate to" and so the email read:

"Please do not contact myself or _________ if you have any questions or concerns about this matter."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Opening night! Sieze the day YA'LL!

We just had our opening night and it went FANTASTIC. I am COMPLETELY elated! Our pace, our energy, EVERYTHING was on point. I'm SO friggin happy I actually did this, its really been a growing experience for me and made me realize how much I LOVE acting. The response from the audience was great as well, and they seemed very theater savvy. YAY!!!

I've officially decided that, if there is anything I ever want to do, or try, or apply for, I'M JUST GOING TO DO IT. You can't think about the negative.. Ya know, that little voice in your head that's freaking out saying, 'but what if I fail?' because you'll go NO where. I tried out for this play and I got a part and its been an amazing adventure. I have no regrets whatsoever. If I had wimped out then I would have never done this and been so happy.

And sure, I have put this whole, "just do it" thing into action, and failed (that transat vacationer video audition), but I don't even mind that it didn't work out. And you know what, weirdly enough, the whole thing was sort of a boost to my confidence, cause in my head...I am actually really proud of what I put together. I figured out how to edit all that stuff on iMovie, which I've never used before, and I created a video! In like, absolutely no time either! And of course me and Mona had a lovely time at the market, drinking wine and eating food! Anyways, I'm sure its going to be a bit hard to stick to this whole, "go for it, carpe diem etc" attitude, but I'm really going to try.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Juror # 2

I've been really bad about posting on this blog because I've been out of this world crazy busy. I have an internship, a job and on top of that I got a part in a play at the community theater a while back. I literally have free time on Tuesday nights, thursday night and sundays after 5. Its not that bad though... I used to complain before when I had too much spare time, I always felt like I should be doing something really productive. I guess thats what happens when you finish university and haven't yet figured out whats next.
Anyways, despite having a full schedule for the past couple months, I am SO glad I was selected to be in this production at the theatre. Its not a huge part, but the play itself is great because every actress is on stage, physcially acting, if not delivering lines, for the entire show. Its called, Twelve Angry Women. Its a re-make of the original, Twelve Angry Men. The play is about 12 jurors who sit in a room discussing a case about a 19 year old boy who is on trial for killing his father. We have to decide on a verdict for the boy, and I play a meek, hesitant 23ish year old who is constantly swayed by the opinions of the other jurors.
AH I love it! I've missed theatre and acting so much. I used to act in highschool, it was so much fun and I really enjoyed "trying characters on" -as my drama teacher used to call it. The whole process of coming to understand your character and developing their history so that you can bring an energy that is dynamic and immediate to a scene is just exhilirating. HA, I hope my current captivation with acting isn't a precursor to the development of a multiple personality disorder!

Here's the trailer for the 1957 version "Twelve Angry Men"

Monday, November 1, 2010

good morning sunshine

So today I had to go to my retail job (woohoo university degree) at 11:00am. I needed the car, so I drove my mom to work at 7:30 then rushed back home to get some shut eye before I had to get up, get ready, walk the dog, eat and go.

At approximately 9, I heard whimpering at my door. I always keep it closed when sleeping so Ralphy doesn't come in and eat my shoes or chew my clothes. I stayed SILENT. I didn't feel like getting up and opening the door for Ralph to come in.. plus my dad was still home, its FINE. Ten minutes later, paws scratching and whimpering, and then more paw scratching, so I said, "OK RAAAAAALPHY I'M COMING."
So I went to my door to open it..but it wouldn't open.
I tried again, I twisted it, I shook it, I pushed it in and out but it WOULDN'T open... I was locked IN my room. I started calling for my dad..no answer... I called again, WHERE was he??!!! I was about panic, thinking I would have to call the fire department or something (I don't know why that seemed logical at the time) BUT finally, my dad chirps up from the kitchen, "where you calling me?"
After discussing the situation at hand, my dad and I settled on hitting the door knobs from both sides with tools - I used a monkey wrench on my side (thank G I didn't clean my room on the weekend like planned) and he used... a weird big screwdriver type thing. FINALLY, the door knob broke off, and I WAS FREE!
I thanked my dad, closed my knob-less door and tucked back into bed, only to realize, it was time for work, and that I wouldn't be seeing any firemen today.