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Thursday, July 15th, 2010
12:38 pm
It's always hard for me to leave home and head back up north, but I've always been ready to leave. Mentally, emotionally prepared. This is the first time when this hasn't been the case. I'm not ready to leave, I want more time.
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
11:19 pm
I'm shocked, for the first time ever within a certain group of friends I am the only one who isn't single. It's kind of an odd thought.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
11:27 am
It's been an interesting day and I've only been up for two hours. In the span of about fifteen minutes my mom hit the subjects of my grandma's recovery progress, my dad's recent health diagnosis (due to which I might be home at some point next month for a short while and for which I will be increasingly high strung), and then interrogated me about the boyfriend. I'm still processing the second subject.

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
11:56 am
This time yesterday I thought I knew what I wanted. Today I have no idea. By this time tomorrow I will have changed my mind too many times to count and who knows where I will be.

On a side note, tomorrow my Grandma is having her ankle fused together.

So much anxiety at the moment.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
4:50 pm
TMI alert
I think this has been one of the worst weekends I've spent here and it's all because of some stupid stomach thing. I spent all of Thursday feeling like I was going to hurl and had to leave my second class early. Finally threw up around 6 and then threw up to more times in the night, one time just being water. Friday I proceeded to sleep most of the day and had to miss work. Yesterday I thought I was making a full recovery, but today I feel like I did on Friday or Thursday night. This was supposed to be a good weekend. My first three day weekend all year. I made my plans, one of which was to go find something to wear to my interview of Friday. I had to cancel that and now I don't know when I'm going to be able to go find something and at this rate I don't even know if I will be able to even go to the interview. So much to do and no energy/strength to do it.

Current Mood: uncomfortable
Monday, March 9th, 2009
7:46 am
Weather Report from Chicago
I'm sick of being cold all the time. I can handle it when it rains, but other than that I just want to be warm again. I know it was my choice to go to school in the frigid North, in the Midwest, in Chicago. The weather has been ultra spastic lately and due to this I have now started thinking of the 50-60 degree range as "warm" and "t-shirt weather". This latest development scares me a little. I'm sitting in my apartment with a jacket on and am still cold. There are times when I could swear my heat doesn't work properly. Alas, it is now time to go out into more cold.
Thursday, February 19th, 2009
5:21 pm
Today was my first day on the job. I'm working at the Reskin and I'm excited. This morning there was a performance of Alice in Wonderland and I ended up filling in for a missing crew member. I'm kind of glad I wasn't on that show. It was complete chaos when I got there and during the show. It's still an interesting show. Once I was done with the show I drilled some wholes in some steel and learned the basics to welding. I even got to try welding for a few minutes. I work again tomorrow and I'm being harnessed trained to work on the front of house truss. I look at it as the next step up from air ducts. It is a horizontal stick of truss that runs about the length of the proscenium and is suspended by three chain motors currently at 30ft up from the house floor right over the house. Tonight I'm seeing Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee. It is supposed to be really good. Off to do the girl thing.

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
10:35 am
So the wireless in my dorm is evil. It is evil because I can really only get about half an hour of internet time in before I get kicked off and/or my computer freezes. Which means that I have to just turn it off without going through the proper shut down process which is slowly killing my computer. My computer that I couldn't really replace if it were to die on me. I should also mention that this only happens to a certain brand of laptop. I only specified my dorm because I nor anyone else has this problem other places on campus. I can be connected to the wireless network for hours when I'm at the theatre and not have a problem. You would think that since DePaul has a deal with this particular manufacturer that they would have a network that fully supports this brand. I also only specified this network because I don't have this problem when I'm on other networks. For instance I was on a wireless network the whole time I was home and never had a problem. This is very frustrating when I want sit on my couch and work on something.
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
6:26 pm
More show info
I'm currently working on Dancing a Lughnasa, which as I've said several times I'm very excited to work on. It is running in rep with Alice in Wonderland. This means that we have to do this lovely thing called change over. This past week Alice was off so we could be in tech and tomorrow they have a pick up rehearsal before their performances start back up on Tuesday. Tonight we did the change out part of the whole change over process. Honestly it was like extreme One Act tech. It was the two set tango. They are both big sets and they fit perfectly into the space allotted for set storage. The great part is that the lights crew starts the set change over before the set/props crew does.
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
9:42 pm
Our prelim season comes out in a week or two which means that by this time next quarter I'll should know what I'll be doing next year. The thought of this makes me so excited and nerves. I could be an ME, ALD, or even LD. Hopefully I will get to work on a show next year with my current ME. We get along and work well together.

This week has been crazy. I think tonight is the first night all week that I have gotten back from tech before 10pm. I've learned a lot and have a lot of questions. Two more weeks on this show.
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
12:09 am
There is one particular fourth year LD here and I have decided that I want to be him when I grow up. He's a brilliant designer, easy to work with, laid back, has a very impressive resume, and he's a person everyone wants to work with. This weekend we are working on the same show for hang and focus. Tonight was the first night of hang and I came up with another reason why I want to be him. He wore a fedora all night while working, even when he was in a harness climbing sticks of truss.

(This LD of which I speak is not the CMW/pretty boy.)

Current Mood: exhausted
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
10:47 pm
The snow is slowly starting to melt here. Spots where I once looked upon inches of snow now show withered grass and dirt. It's kind of sad, I feel like I wasn't able to enjoy it while it was here and fresh. It's supposed to get Florida cold tomorrow. It will be odd to feel a temperature familiar to home while surrounded by snow and ice.

Tomorrow I load in for my first real show here. I'm the Assistant Master Electrician, which doesn't mean much but I'm still super excited. I feel like I have made a good impression so far, since I first contacted the Master Electrician in December and have been talking with him some since and I know that the two other first years that have been AME didn't do that. Yesterday I realized that I am the first of the first years to AME a Reskin show (the Merle Reskin is our 1,325 seat main stage downtown that is 90-some-odd years old and complete with the original lead and arsenic fire curtain). Did I mention that I'm excited? It's going to be a long few weeks, but it will be worth it. I'm looking at it as another way to set myself apart from the rest of the first years. This show will also be my first show to be the only female on lights which will make this weekend an interesting one. Let's see how much snark and abuse I can take before exploding? So for I haven't blown up at anyone here, so it will be a true test to see if I can keep my cool. Tomorrow is a day I have been waiting for for so long.

This is going to be a year of progress in so many ways.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, January 9th, 2009
6:37 pm
Last night I learned something new. Props are like genitals, you only touch your own and you ask permission before toughing someone else's.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
8:58 pm
Since I have had an urge to post lately and since this will help with my procrastination campaign, I am here. I've been back for almost a week and it feels like longer. It might have something to do with the fact that my first full day back, Friday, I was working from 9-5 and was then had two friends crash in my apartment. So far things have been alright. My classes are basically as I left them. My new professors seem very friendly and interesting. My composition and rhetoric class has 23 students, 18 of which are in The Theatre School, and 1 who was formerly in The Theatre School. I feel sorry for the four random people in there. Drafting this quarter got off to an interesting start. After theorizing who would be shunned to the corner and anticipating a fight to the death for a good drafting table and getting to class 20 minutes early, we didn't even do any drafting. All we did was go over the syllabus. Normally I wouldn't complain, but as it is I don't really have much to do so it was just wasted time.

This week I have once again realized that I really work best and am most motivated when I am busy and have a lot to do. For instance all I have to for my class tomorrow is read so introductions and then write about two of them. This was assigned Tuesday and I've barely started. I really do want to work and use my time wisely, but I have such a mental block against it actually happening.

I'm not even going to touch my personal life since it has been a roller coaster. I will say that since Friday I have experienced: frustration, annoyance, near elation, inadequacy, disappointment, anger, exhaustion, uncertainty, complacency, pain, boredom, and loneliness.
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
1:51 pm
Winter Break break down
A little belated, but still informative, this is a list of what my made up my break.

-1 Walmart security guard
-1 run in with a Florida Hospital security guard
-1 Orange County Sheriff
-6 OPD
-1 arrest-able offense
-3 bottles of Diet Coke
-3 ditch adventures
-8+ rolls of Mentos, mainly mint flavored
-1 Project X-mas button
-2 feather dusters
-1 package of 2 brown pillow cases
-1 pair of innocent pink gloves
-1 bag of beans
-1 bag of lentils
-1 innocent pillow
-1 "dead" pheasant
-1 pint of Dove ice cream
-3 1L bottles of water
-1 roll of tasty sushi
-1 potato
-1 set of piercing
-4 batches of cookies (1 sugar, 1 Hello-Dolly Bar, 1 Molasses Crinkles, 1 Peanut Butter Blossoms)
-1 detour gone awry
-approximately 2000 sugar cookies
-a ton of icing to go on the above mentioned cookies
-a flock of children
-1 snazzy apron
-3 improve shows
-2 surprise visits
-1 wrestling match
-1 can of snow
-1 Rosetta Stone vending machine
-1 guy walking around the airport plays the ukulele
-1 irate and colorful taxi driver
-3 failed attempts to practice drawing
-8+ plus rips to Walgreens
-1 bad teen horror film in the making
-2 games of Apples To Apples (one of which lasted 84 rounds)
-1 outing to Stake 'N Shake
-1 dance party atop the new Target parking garage
-1 thing of soft sugar cookies
-1 apartment move
-4 reunions

That's all I can think of, if any of you have anything you think should be added let me know.
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
9:03 pm
Get ready, break stats are coming.

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
7:22 am
I'm not looking forward to the loneliness that is my trip home.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
11:38 am
It feels odd going home for so long. Of course it will be good to be back in Orlando, in a familiar place seeing familiar people. I feel like just moved here yesterday and at the same time like I have been here for a really long time. I will miss the people here, the people that I see all the time. This time tomorrow I should be in the air on my way home.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
11:06 pm
Well, I am officially done with my classes. It's been a hectic ten weeks. This week has put light on some of the pecks of being a theatre student. The main one being that we run around stressed out, sleep deprived, lacking proper nutrition, and looking for the next deadline the whole quarter, but as far as finals go they are due on the last day of class as opposed to during finals week. Also, for the most part we don't have tests so there for we don't really have to spend much time studying. This means that while the rest of the school is freaking out about exams I can go take advantage of the free massages in the student center, which will be nice since my shoulder has been doing weird stuff, and the cafeteria is apparently open 24 hours so if I get the munchies at three in the morning I can go get a steak quesadilla. Of course this would have been better earlier in the quarter when I was in rehearsals and basically not eating real meals or when I was spending upwards of 5 hours a night drafting. Oh well.

I'm trying to find a job for the break since I don't really have much in the way of funds at the moment and I need drawing, drafting, and POD supplies. And non-student center food. And clean laundry. I am hoping that this job search will be better than the one from the summer. However, I was just reminded that I am apparently unemployable. I spent who knows how long filling out an application and answering these questions which were FCAT worthy only to be told that my answers did not match what they were looking forward. I am sorry that I have a tendency to be shy. Again, oh well.

It's looking like I will have to get a lot of visiting time in during this break since I'm sure if I will be coming home for spring break. It just doesn't seem worth it to fly home for four days when I will have nothing to do and everyone will be in class.

See most of y'all soon. I will be in Orlando by this time next week.
9:40 am
Writer's Block: Bedside Manners
Hospital dramas are a time-honored staple of television, from General Hospital to County General to Seattle Grace. Which TV hospital would you most want to check in to? And who would be your doctor?

County General, Dr. Carter.
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