Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Since I turned 32....

It's time to catch up! It's been a non-stop roller coaster of work and getting a show up on its feet since my bday.

To sum up the bday - Turning 32 was pretty meh. I worked all day at a Freshi Film Camp - and teaching to a group of squiggly-wiggly 6 to 10 year olds was a bit trying. Especially since I hadn't had any caffeine, and by the end of that work day I got a withdrawal migraine. Yuck. After some Excedrine and lots o' caffeine I was able to manage being a slightly normal human being for rehearsal. My cast family was very sweet and sung Happy Birthday to me, and quietly at that. That Saturday, Steph made a delicious cake - yellow cake with chocolate frosting and peanut butter! I think that cake, my friends, and this, (from one of the kids at the Film Camp), were my highlights:
Hogan was the most adorable red-headed boy with glasses, and very sweet disposition. He really wanted to make sure he would fill out the reports every day of what we did, (even if he needed every word spelled out), and loved working the camera. He made my birthday note right after it was announced that it was my birthday. Awwww.

As for the opening of The Country Wife, everything that could happen in the two weeks opening a show could. Costume malfunctions, (or a lack of them), actors not off book until the night before opening, yadda, yadda. And for this past weekend? The A/C broke, the sound system or some such fuse was blown, and on Friday night - with a packed house - there was smoke, a smell of burning, and no sound for the end of the show. Despite all that, I think we did have a good weekend of shows, and even though we were all ready to die of heatstroke, the audience always left with smiles on their faces. I'll add pictures from opening and backstage over time....

I also took the CBEST last Saturday. That's the test one takes in California if they want to be a substitute or a full-time teacher. No, I didn't study and brush up on my fractions. I have no idea how I did. The nice thing is that you can re-take the sections that you missed. I'm just praying to the CEBST gods that I passed it all. I won't find out unofficial scores until May 4th.

Mentally, I feel that I'm behind in everything - from reading, to my laundry, to my working out, and I want to catch up, I just don't know if I will soon. And it's frickin' hot right now. LA has been blessed with No Spring - just straight to SUMMER. Makes it very hard to concentrate. And plans for summer are starting to pop up, and if I don't get that in order soon, I think my head will explode. So much to do, so little time. It's a constant theme, I just need to get over the stress of it all and be happy I'm doing fun things.

But I would like a break. Two days in a row - sleep the first day, let brain just meander through books and whatnot, and the second day, I'll do my laundry and reorganize my life. Let's see if it's in the cards.

How's that for a sum-up? Did I miss anything?


  1. oof! that sounds like a full life right now. i think you definitely need two days off! i hope it happens soon (and if it doesn't, maybe you call in sick?)


  2. I want a weekend like you described too! Is that in your future? Alas, I don't think it will be for me until I am married...