Saturday, December 18, 2010

Free!

Well, I am done with finals and therefore done with this semester. I got an A in Directing I and in Nothingness, and a B+ in Acting III (which was generous of them, in my opinion) but I haven't checked back for Stage Crafts because I'm a little scared.

Anyway, after my Stage Crafts final on Friday, I popped into Michael's office to say hi and we ended up having a really good chat. He's a great guy. I haven't felt that much peace in a very long time.

I'm trying (again) to find another job because this one is slowly killing me. I think I may apply at the writing center on campus, and even though that would be a huge pay cut, I could downgrade my phone service or whatever and still be totally okay. I don't really need a Droid. I don't really need Facebook. And if I'm going to have to pay an early-termination fee when I go on my mission, I'd better start saving now. And I can always donate plasma if times get tough.

If I got hired at the writing center, I could work 18 hours a week, and at their initial pay rate I'd be making enough to pay for my phone, my car, and any other recreational expenses that may arise.

I'm thinking this is a good idea.

Anyway. Crystal got home today! I'm so happy I could die, it was SO GOOD to see her! And tomorrow Karli and I sing in church. We were supposed to rehearse again with Koby today but he was kind of a flake and it kind of made me and Karli frustrated because we were both trying to make plans and we've both got family members with medical issues (she and Spencer's grandpa, Mack, has been in the ER -- my Mom just got out of surgery). But hopefully everything will turn out alright.

Still trying to find Irene Ryan material for Alex and me. If anyone out there has a suggestion, I'm more than willing to listen. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dawn of the Dead.

Today was mind-numbing. I got an hour or so of sleep in before my directing discussion final thing, then Spencer and I went to Jazzy's for lunch (Surprise! Best onion rings in THE WORLD!) and then I went home and slept some more. After that Karli, Koby and I got together for a music rehearsal (Karli and I are singing "O Come, O Come, Immanuel" in sacrament meeting on Sunday). Then I ran some errands for Mom, hung out with Alexa, and went to the department Christmas party.

Then I slept some more and now I am at work.

Tomorrow I have NO FINALS, so I'm gonna sleep a ton and read (if I wake up). Also, finish Spencer's Christmas present, even though he was kind of a dweeb tonight and wouldn't let me lean my head on him even though I was A MILLION YEARS TIRED and even though I would let him lay on me any day.

Okay, that sounds dirty, but it's not meant to be (this time).

...It looks like I am becoming a champion of parentheticals.

Right now I'm trying really hard not to fall asleep. I'm afraid I will never wake up and my boss will come in this morning and will find me on the floor, face stuck to the chair-mat and drool all over the place. I went to the bathroom like twenty minutes ago and I look like a ZOMBIE.

In other news: My year-end music list is almost done. I've been reading the ones put out by Pitchfork for like four years now, and they always pick the most random shiz in the most random order -- like, seriously, I think Sufjan Stevens' album The Age of Adz is like #29 for 50 Best Albums of 2010 which is RIDICULOUS because that album has been playing in my car nonstop since it came out and I only come to love it more with each passing day.

Also: I think I'm going to start a music blogging project, wherein I review every album I own. Alphabetically, with no regard for release date or genre. I am going to need a project to do over this stupid winter break, so I figured something at least marginally creative would be a good idea.

Anyway.

I guess that's all.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just because...

I feel like now I'm blogging because I have nothing else to do. I guess this is my "welcome to the internet" moment?

Anyway: Acting III turned out to be okay. They didn't make me do an interview -- I just did a piece from The Beaux' Stratagem and then one from Hopscotch, and that was it, I was done. I'm super glad to have it over with -- I was second-to-last (only Grace went after me), and heaven knows I was nervous!

Then after that I went straight home, had a good chat with Ian (about WikiLeaks and Anonymous and other stuff), and had a 4.5 hour pre-work nap. Then I made an appearance at karaoke night (thanks to Grant for the invite!) and then headed over to the ol' Holiday Inn, where I now sit, having just concluded a 2 hour visit with Brandon.

I got my schedule for next semester totally figured out! It goes like this:

MWF:
12:00 - Chemistry 1010
1:00 - Scientific Foundations of Nutrition
4:00 - Professional Aspects of Theatre (Monday only)

TTR:
9:00 - Emergence of Modern America
12:00 - Mission prep
1:00 - Fashion Sewing
5:15 - Math 1010

I AM SO EXCITED! I love new classes, and I love school, and I really can't wait for that history course because it starts right after the Civil War (which I am in love with, historically)!

In somewhat-related news, Michael and I had a brief semi-chat about the fact that I'm not taking directing II next semester. It was... awkward, to say the least. I felt really guilty. But (for a variety of reasons, most of which have to do with graduation) I really don't think I can handle such a huge project. And I need to graduate because I need (NEED) to go on a mission. 2011 is the Year of Gettin' it Done.

And now, to end on a random note: In preparing a snack for work, I mixed two different kinds of salsa and that was a REALLY BAD IDEA.

Let the games begin.

What has two thumbs and got an A+ on her nothingn ess essay? THIS GIRL! :D

In less annoying news, I am waiting for my most worrisome final: acting III. I will be performing two monologues and doing an interview and maybe another monologue depending on what they want and I am so effing scared.

Particularly for the interview. Because if people ask me weird questions I get flustered and want to throw up.

I will update later.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

secretly

I don't always tell people the truth about things. I like them to think I've got everything under control, when sometimes everyone else has me under control.
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