Sunday, October 29, 2006

I'm the only one.

I knew I was unique.
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Friday, September 22, 2006

I'm still here

I've been called out. And rightly so. I don't even remember the last time I blogged.

The only defense I have is this. I've been living in the world of Othello and they didn't have computers or blogs back then. I know, bad excuse. In reality I've been splitting what little free time I have outside of the theatre between sleeping and knitting. Christmas is fast approaching and I don't have a single present planned yet, never mind about getting stuff ready to sell. I've been a bad bad knitter.

Someone asked a few months ago "how many projects do you have going right now?" I stopped counting when I got to 30 because it was just too depressing. In my defense (I've used that word twice now) it's not because I get bored with the project, it's because I run out of yarn or I need needles that I don't have, or I need to block something. I go to the yarn store to pick it up and instead of buying what I need my head gets turned by the pretty new yarn (of which I only buy enough to finish about 1/3 of the project, and I'm off and running)

I'm trying to convince myself that my attitude towards yarn isn't a reflection of my love life.........

In other news we start rehearsals on Black Coffee on Tuesday and I can't wait. Like much of our audience the Halloween show is one of my favorites. Besides the fact that it's finally getting cooler and that means winter is almost here.

every time I even consider moving back to California to be closer to my family winter comes around and I can't imagine not having that moment ever November where I'm looking out a window, holding the hot cup of coffee and seeing everything blanketed in white.

20 minutes to Othello crew call so I'm off.

(I promise to post again before another month goes by)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Warner's Bash

Okay, everyone at this point has either read/woken up from the hangover and remembered about this amazing party on Sunday night.

First off, right off the bat, Kudos to Thomasin. She managed to get what can only be described as many "generations" of Waysiders all together in one place to celebrate this man who means so much to all of us.

Next, how amazing to think that there are some people who drove up to 10 hours to get here to spend 6 hours together. I think you can see from the slide show above (if the code indeed worked) that much fun was had.

On a personal note Warner Crocker (who does actually turn 50 today - Happy Birthday!)has been one of the most influential people in my life thus far. I was living in St. Louis, in a fairly bad relationship, considering quitting theatre when I got this bug up my ass to give it one more shot and mailed out what seemed like 100 resumes and cover letters (even accidentally sent Wayside two - that's how frantic I was) Weeks after I had sent Wayside my stuff I got a call from Libby Ingham (our former Company Manager)that Warner wanted to set up a phone interview with me. Now, it's a well known fact that I love the phone interview. Any time you can get a job while sitting on your bed in your pajamas I'm all for. What followed was more like a conversation with a long lost friend than a phone interview. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time. (I say hadn't because there have been many more sessions of uncontrollable laughter since then) At the end of the conversation he told me he was off to SETC (or UPTA - something like that) and wanted to interview a couple more people and would get back to me in a week. The next day he called and offered me the job. Told me he knew I was the right person and didn't want to interview a bunch of people he wasn't going to hire anyway. It took me 2 hours to figure out the financial stuff and I started packing (my move was still about 2 months away). I have never regretted it.

I have had the honor to work in some fairly large houses in this country with some fairly well established professionals. But this is my home. When the time comes to leave this beautiful place it will still be my home. And this man is the reason why. He has comforted me in my pain, bolstered me in my failures and celebrated with me in my successes. He has encouraged me when I needed it and yelled at me when I needed it more. I came here with no actual Stage Management experience (only assistant work under my belt) and every time he tells me that I'm one of the best he's worked with all I can think is how much he has shaped me.

So kudos to one of my best friends and mentors.

Happy Birthday Boss.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

My space ate me

Okay, it's not that I haven't been blogging. It's that I haven't been blogging here. But now I've realized that if I want my friends who aren't part of my space to ever read about me I must indeed blog in both places. (Or start copying and pasting stuff over)

We are now well into the summer season. The first show is open (to much success I must say) and the second is in rehearsal and going into tech next week. The new company is doing as well as I hoped they would and the only sad thing I can say right now is this. With the first show closing both my beloved JT and Steve will be leaving us for a bit. At least Steve will be back soon.

And of course a small bit of interest to me happens this Sunday.

I turn 30.

Now I remember being 16 and thinking, okay when I'm 25 I'll be an adult. And then when I was 25 I thought, 28, that's absolutely adulthood. 28 came and I thought, well it must be 30 then. And now that 30 is here (scary thought) I don't think I can put off adulthood anymore. So this Sunday I will officially become an adult (at least in my own head) and do things like start a savings account for retirement this year.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I live

Okay, Peter Boyer has shamed me into updating this sucker.

I have seen (or continue to see) many of you since this was last updated so not a whole lot new to share. (Except for the aformentioned Mr. Boyer - will you ever come back and see us?)

I've been staying out of trouble for the most part by getting ready for next years company. I now have more versions of next year's Master Calendar than I can count and am trying to convince myself to dive back into the Standard Operating Procedures manual. Sexy huh?

On the good side the company for next year looks amazing. I get to keep many friends around and even get some old ones back for a bit. Mr JT Arbogast looks like he'll be joining us for the first show. (Many have seen the happy dance from me today) as well as Mr. Przybylski is returning for a good portion of the summer. Yeah! It feels like a family reunion of sorts.

Even better my actual family is coming to visit. My sister (who I may just refer to as "the brilliant one") will be making her first trip out to Virginia this May and I can't wait to see her. I usually only get to see her once a year at Christmas so this added visit is much appreciated. Add to that the fact that if everything works out we will be making our way to the Maryland Wool and Sheep festival. I am such a dork, but the idea of that much wool in one place...well some of you get drunk, I knit.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

too much time

So when I'm up late at night and am tired of knitting (don't faint it happens on occasion) I start doing silly things like surfing the web randomly and doing random quizzes. This one is the OKCupid test. I just think it's funny that I'm Random and Brutal. I sound like a tornado. Or a sniper. I love the line "Then you make her bleed". I don't just hurt her....I make her bleed.


Anyway, read for yourself.

The Wild Rose
Random Brutal Love Dreamer (RBLDf)

Colorful, but unpicked. You are The Wild Rose.

Prone to bouts of cynicism, sarcasm, and thorns, you excite a certain kind of woman. Hoping to gather you up, she flirts and winks and asks you out, ultimately professing her love. Then you make her bleed. Why? Because you're the rare, independent, self-sufficient kind of woman who does want love, but not from a weakling.

You don't seem to take yourself too seriously, and that's refreshing. You aren't uptight; you don't over-plan. Romance-wise, sex isn't a top priority--a true relationship would be preferable. For your age, you haven't had a lot of bonafide love experience, though, and this kind of gets to core of the issue. You're very selective.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

evil on the web

So my good friend Warner pointed me toward this website that will tell you how evil your website is. At first I was saddened to find out that my blog was only 30% evil, but then I only write on it about twice a month these days so if two days out of my life can equal up to 30% evil then I can live with that.

I was also heartened by the fact that only rated at 33% evil so I feel like I'm doing okay.

Oh and if you were wondering my knitting blog was 35% evil and my website only 9%.

In other news we go into tech for Smoke on Tuesday and it feels like we are way ahead this time around. We have a few understudies going in on the first week though so most of my work is in the next couple of weeks.

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