Saturday, March 29, 2008

R&R&R (Rest, Relaxation, and Rice)

This past week was pretty draining. I felt very busy the entire time and I am glad the weekend has slowed things down for the most part. I still have rehearsals for the show (which opens this friday, folks) but they aren't too bad. I am also moments away from heading out to Boston to do an improv show with Speed of Thought Players. We are supposed to have quite a crowd tonight judging by the reservation list. Lets hope we get that and more.

I also hung out with my cousins yesterday. While I could have put in hours at work I needed the rest. Yes, money can be tough for many of us but no amount can afford personal rest and time with friends and loved ones. In the end we all have bills to pay, but if we just do our best we manage to pay them. And doing our best with the people we care about means they will be there when things get rough.

I found a very interesting web site called and I recommend others go to it. It is a non-profit site that works with advertisers to raise money for the hungry and it does it by improving ones vocabulary. Every vocab question has an advertiser, who then donates money for food. The more questions you get right, the more advertisers, the more food donated. I figure if one is going to just going to aimlessly surf the web, they might as well do some good as well. Not to mention you might sound smarter afterwards.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

From text to tux

Before I go ahead with the ol' blog, I just thought I would point out that the new banner was made at moony4ever's fandom journal. Nice job.

So the paper that was plaguing me and that was due today got an extension, so now I don't have to worry about it for another two weeks. I am happy about the extension, yet now it is still hanging over my head. I definitely would have had to bust my hump to get it done for today, but at least it would have been done. Oh well, now I can take more time on it and get it right.

My friend RJ called to tell me he is getting married. I don't know what it is about people my age (which is 24 at this point). It seems so young to get married. On the other hand, people have married younger. And I guess if you know then you know. One thing that is certain is that he and his bride-to-be Michaela are going to be in a hurry to get things set up. The wedding is going to be in August! Talk about quick. In any case, I wish them the best.

I've been doing some dramaturgy related work lately. Some books that I was waiting for came in from the library and I've already started on the source book. If I can get into the swing of this I might start a dramaturgy blog. I'll be sure to keep everyone informed of that.

That's all for now.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Like a soccer player using my groin as ball, it hit me today that I have a ton of work coming up. I have a paper for Dramatic Literature due next wednesday, which shouldn't be too bad but it will require some time. I know I can get it done as long as I focus, which might be the hardest part of the task. For my performance class I need to do some dramaturgy work as well as come up with my proposal for my final project. I really have no idea what I want to do, but the dramaturgy aspect of theatre is something I have been getting more and more interested in. In fact the dramaturgy I need to do for class was only assigned to me and one other person. Maybe I can find a little bit of time tomorrow to do things and hopefully some time on Sunday. But Saturday is out and Sunday is Easter. Another option is that if I don't go to my job on Monday by either not signing up for hours or seeing if I can get out of them. But money is definitely needed right now.

It will all come together. If I can't find the time, then I will make the time. Perhaps some early mornings are in order.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hurry up and wait

I am very tired right now. I have been at school since 10:30 for a class, which got out at 12:30, and now I have been waiting until 4:00 for my last class, which will go to 6:50. I really don't want to be here in all honesty. Something about the waiting has made me even more tired. I wish I had gone home earlier and rested there. After class I have to go to rehearsal which will last a while, but at least I will be active and moving. Then I can collapse at home.

I have a meeting with Naum tomorrow. He is one of my professors here at RIC. I am hoping we will have a good talk because I think we need one.

Last night was a workshop for SOTP, but rather than practice a show we had a meeting concerning many things, primarily the opening of our new space in North Attleboro. I realize that right now the group needs time from the players to get through the nitty gritty. But I made it clear last night that I would like more responsibility. I want us to be more professional and reach the goals that we set out for more efficiently. I am certain this group can do well.

I do have one extra responsibility that I have to undertake for the time being, which is figuring out when we can hold an audition for the group. This is a very different way of doing things for us. I made my way into the group by going to the workshops, working, working, and working for roughly three years (on and off because of school), and then eventually being asked to join the a-list. It had seemed that this was the favorable way for everyone. It is more than just talent that binds this group together. It is a sense of family and respect, and no successful audition can bring that. Perhaps this is something I should bring up. I realize we need more people in the group to even out the work load, but I am fearful we might bite off more than we can chew.

Hit the, the left, the left!

I am trying to get back into the whole blogging thing. I haven't done a post in ages and ages, but for whatever reason I wanted to start again. I had a blog on Livejournal (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, apparently) but moved to here when LJ decided to wig out on me and lose all of its formats. Moving on...

I was intensely frustrated the other day when I couldn't find one of my books. I don't think it was the fact that I wanted that particular book, instead I think it was because my room is too much of a mess to find anything. I tried getting it clean but to no avail and it slowly feels like it is getting worse. I never seem to have the time to do anything anymore. It's work, school, theatre, sleep. I would really like to just chill out for a bit. I even had a week off this last week but it didn't feel like enough, maybe because I was still doing the theatre thing.

School is the most intense right now. Going for an MFA is worth it, but I am worried I still won't know what to do with it once I am out. The work is just non-stop. All I would really like is to slow down for a bit.