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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas!

Haven't posted in a long while now.  News since I last posted: Finals are over (I PASSED! and with good grades too), I'm home in K-town with my family, and it's Christmas!

Today I was woken up too early by my very enthusiastic brother.  I'm not sure if he was more excited about Christmas or getting to disturb my sleep, but either was he had a mischievous smile glowing on his face when he turned on my light this morning.  I had the best Christmas ever!  Last night I was able to eat dinner with my family along with my Grandparents on my mothers side.  It was delicious!  It was also our first Christmas eve dinner that I can remember not eating Melanese (which is an Argentine dish that is good, but also not my favorite), and we also didn't have empanadas either (which I love!)  But that was totally fine with me because we had a delicious Turkey dinner with rolls, green bean casserole (which is my absolute favorite side dish in the whole universe), mashed potatoes, ham, stuffing, green salad, and jello.  I was also just ecstatically happy that I was home and not at school!  I miss my family so much while I'm away!

That night we opened  our traditional Christmas Eve gifts.  We always get pajama's to wear that night and to open presents in the morning.  I got a really cute pair of pajama pants that are red with candy canes arranged in little hearts all over them.  Then we also got to open our gifts from our Grandma and Grandpa since they wouldn't be with us the next morning.  I was completely shocked at what I got from them.  From my Grandpa I got a $1,000 check for college! (which in my opinion is way too much money to be given to me and also should have been my one and only Christmas present from them)  But then I also got a $50 gift card to Target, a book titled Your Happily Ever After by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and this amazing contraption called a Cozy-Up.  And that last present is slowly becoming my favorite thing on the entire planet!  It's basically a Snuggy that has been amped up about 5000 watts.  It has zippers and buttons, which took me a while to figure out where everything connected, but it's a blanket that you can zip around you and then button yourself into arm holes and zip into a neck hole.  They're so comfortable!

So that was the start of my Christmas on steroids.  Then this morning I got to open all my other presents.  From Santa I got moccasins, an Aida songbook, The Lion King dvd, Megamind dvd, Just Dance 3, and a book titled Sarah's Key by Titiana de Rosnay (I guess I can start removing books from my book wish list.)  I also got an assortment of things in my stocking including deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, floss, a day planner, mittens, and an assortment of candy (with my favorite hortbread cookies thrown in there as well.)  Then from my brother Taylor I got Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, and from Sarah I got a scarf with some ear-muffs, and from Anna I got The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.  But the best present of all came very last.  We didn't even realize that there were two envelopes left on the tree at the end of opening presents till our parents pointed it out.  One for Taylor and one for myself.  Taylor got a ticket to a Jazz game against the Kings which he is way excited for because he'll get to see Jimmer play.  Then I opened up my envelope and there was a ticket inside for The Lion King in Vegas this Wednesday!  I'm so excited for it!

This Christmas totally beat out every other Christmas I've ever had!  I got so many things I wanted, and a lot of things I'm happy to have even if I didn't specifically ask for them.  It seriously was a Christmas on steroids!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Demotivator

Sorry for not posting in a while.  It's getting closer and closer to finals week and I'm stressing out, and busy studying, and writing final papers.  Basically everything in school is just chaotic at the moment.

But anyway I just thought I should update, even though nothing exciting has happened to me... like at all.  Except I did just throw a scooter out of a window in my dorm room, which was sort of exciting because we live on the 3rd floor.

Since finals have been stressing me out today I decided to look at demotivational posters because for some reason they always cheer me up.  And I found this one:


















I think it's GREAT!

And sadly that's it for this post.  I need to get back to studying for my Theatre History final that I'm taking tomorrow.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Turkey Day Break

My whole extended family (on my Dad's side) went to California over Thanksgiving break to celebrate with each other at my Aunt Susan and Uncle Glen's house.  It was a blast!  At one point we fit at least 39 people in the house to eat Thanksgiving dinner together.

My parents came and picked me up in Cedar City on their way to California Wednesday morning.  We got their around 4-ish and hung out with cousins the rest of the night.  We had taco salad to eat that night.  It seems like we ALWAYS eat taco salad when the Dayton's get together, it's sort of become a tradition now.  We ended up playing Dance Central on Kinect for the X-Box that night.  Even my Grandma and Grandpa joined in and dance battled each other!  I think that was probably the best thing I've ever seen... and here it is!

Thanksgiving day was really awesome too!  Before we stuffed our faces with Turkey and other delicious food, we had our own family Turkey Bowl.  It was a blast!  Even though my team hardly ever passed to me (my cousins have stopped thinking I'm cool ever since Taylor grew up and decided for himself that I was uncool, but it's okay because at least I have my younger cousins Blake and Syd.)  I did get passed to once though, and I even scored a touchdown!  We ended up tying our game, which in my opinion is worse than loosing, but all our dads got tired and the younger kids wanted to play.  So we switched up the teams and did a couple plays with the little cousins, which was super fun too!

Then we ate Thanksgiving dinner/lunch.  It was delicious!  Thanks to all my aunts and my mom and anyone else who helped out with the cooking!

I feel like I ended up loosing all the Thanksgiving weight I put on that night when we played Dance Central again, and even ended up doing a 20 minute wii Zumba workout with my mom, Hayley, and the younger cousins .  I had a ton of fun doing it though!  Amazingly Syd even joined in towards the end.

Friday was the best day of the trip though!  We went to Six Flags Magic Mountain!  I LOVE ROLLER COASTERS!  I love the adrenalin rush of amusement parks!  The best part about Magic Mountain was that I wasn't let down by any of the coasters I went on.  Usually when I go to amusement parks I get let down by at least one ride I go on, but I seriously loved EVERYTHING! I rode Superman, Goliath, Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, The Riddlers Revenge, Batman, Tatsu, and X2.  They were all fantastic!  I even got to ride Superman twice in a row because Blake, Syd, and I were the very last people in line.  It was fantastic!

Saturday was fun as well!  We went to the beach and I ended up watching a skateboarding competition, which was pretty legit!  I got to watch kids as young as 7 do some super sick tricks on a skateboard.  It was extremely entertaining, and made me want to learn how to do skateboarding tricks!  Plus, I got a tan from standing around watching, which rocks!

Then Sunday we woke up at 4 in the morning to drive home.  And now I'm back at school, stressed about finals, and just wishing I was back in Sunny California!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nerdfighters

I am a nerd!  I am a book loving/theatre junkie/zelda playing/zombie fetish/music listening/genuinely caring about things nerd!  And yes I can fully, openly admit it!  I truly don't understand what is so wrong about being a nerd.  Calling someone a nerd is like saying "Hey I noticed you'd rather be intelligent than stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than vapid, that you'd rather be genuine than fake, and that you think there are more important things than Justin Bieber's love life and whether or not he's the father of that one girls baby."

Once upon a time in the land of Nerdfighteria there was a man named John Green who has written some of my very favorite books!  He and his awesome brother Hank Green decided to start a vlog.  Which has recently become my absolute favorite thing on youtube.  They are called the vlogbrothers and have created a community of Nerdfighters.  What is a Nerdfighter you may ask?  Are they people who fight nerds?  No!  They are people who instead of being made up of cells and matter are instead made out of awesome, and they fight against world suck.  They are completely pro-nerd (mostly because every Nerdfighter is in fact a nerd) and are against popular people.

I want to join this community of nerds!  I don't understand why people wouldn't want to be a nerd.  Because being a nerd means you can be unironically enthusiastic about things.  Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-while-simultaneously-doing-your-happy-dance-and-gurgling-in-excitement-you-can't-control-yourself love stuff!  Why can't everyone just understand that nerd life is so much better than regular life?

If you want to understand more about this Nerdfighter community that I am talking about just watch this video:
Basically these two men are my hero's!
The End
and DFTBA!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Books

Today I took a wonderful trip to Brauns Books, which is the cutest used book store I've ever been to.  It's here in Cedar City connected to a coffee shop called The Grind, which is the cutest little coffee shop I've ever seen!  Then again I've hardly ever seen any coffee shops...

Anyway I got three books for only $9!!!!  I even got a couple that were on my list of books I wanted to purchase.

I got Becoming Naomi Leon by Pan Munoz Ryan for $2.50, and The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau for $3.00, and then I got After by Amy Efaw for $4.50.  And yes if you can do basic math you will realize that these numbers add up to $10 not $9 like I said, but I got a 10% student discount which took off a dollar!  How awesome is that!?!? Three books for only $9!

I know After wasn't on my list of books I wanted to get but the cover caught my eye and after reading the back I was intrigued so I decided to buy it too.  Now I have to go update my Book Wish List.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thoughts on Twilight and Bella Swan

Let's talk about Twilight.  I went to see the first part of Breaking Dawn this last Saturday and decided that I cannot decide whether I like this series or not.

Most of the people I have talked to about this series openly hate the books.  They bash the cardboard characters, poor writing quality, and the sexism of the story.  And I completely agree!  Many of the characters are very dull and don't have much of a character journey.  Especially Bella, who most people say is selfish, annoying, clingy, obsessive, over-dramatic, over-emotional, whiny, stupid, and just plain pathetic.  And yes, at one point or another in these books she is at least one of these things if not all put together.

Bella can be seen as a complete disgrace to women everywhere!  Throughout the books she cannot seem to do a single thing for herself.  And when the "love of her life" is gone she emotionally falls apart, experiences hallucinations, and is completely oblivious to the fact that if she just accepts Jacob's sexy wolf love she will eventually forget about Edward and be able to love Jacob back.

Women are not this pathetic!  We don't need a man in our lives to make us tick.  We are completely capable of taking care of ourselves and functioning on our own.  Yes, it is nice to have a guy care about you, but having anyone care about you is enough to emotionally satisfy someone, even if it's just your family members that care for you!  Women are not just childbearing decorations.  We are strong, and smart, and nothing like Bella!

Bella Swan the epitome of a whiny teen.  She is constantly saying how plain and boring she is.  She hates the fact that she is clumsy and thinks that one flaw defines her as a person.  She fails to see that however "plain" and "boring" she is, within the first few chapters of the book she already has three men fawning all over her (not to mention that two of those men are fantastical beings who are supposed to be completely drop dead gorgeous.)  Not only that but Edward specifically says in the book that he feels as if he is lining up to get a date with her, and when Bella protests and denies that any boys like her Edward, using his powers of mindreading, says, "Should I name a few?  You know a couple, but some may surprise you" alluding to the fact that there are many more men who find her attractive and would enjoy dating her.  So obviously she is not plain or boring!

Now lets talk about the reasons I love it!

I secretly want to be Bella Swan.  She isn't ever reprimanded for her obvious self absorbed nature!  And I want to have gorgeous men fawning all over me.  I want to have a sexy vampire man vow his eternal love to me and promise to make me immortal and have him be a gentleman and not want to have premarital sex (I mean come on women! who wouldn't want a man like that?!?!)

Pause for a moment: I do not think that Robert Pattinson is attractive (lies! I do think he is attractive, just not vampire attractive.  They did a poor job on his makeup in the first couple movies and made him look sickly and gross, but luckily they are redeeming themselves and in Breaking Dawn I thought he was absolutely beautiful.)  I'm purely basing this attractiveness on the book description of Edward Cullen.  Like all vampires in the Twilight series he is described as impossibly beautiful and perfect.  His facial features are described and perfect and angular with high cheekbones, a strong jawline, a straight nose, and full lips.  His hair is bronze and always perfectly messy which contrasts his very pale, ice cold (and sparkly in the sunlight) skin.  His eyes are an amber topaz color.  And he is 6'2" with a slender but muscular body.  So who do I picture when I think of this description?

Hello Mike Vogel!

So anyways: Mike Vogel=Hot Edward Vampire!  Now onto the rest of this post...

I would also love to have a tan sinewy werewolf boy trying to break up my relationship with said hot vampire man (and unlike Bella I would let the beautiful native American werewolf sweep me off my feet and take me away from the pasty, blood drinking vampire.)  And yes, I think the casting of Taylor Lautner was perfect for Jacob!  I am a total fan of non white men, as I said in an earlier post, and that is probably why I would choose Jacob over Edward.  Plus if I had Jacob I would be able to live a regular life and grow old with someone and have children (not demonic vampire babies that eat their way out of my body but regular children that grow up and bear my grandchildren.)

Though some of you will argue that if I chose Jacob there would always be that possibility of him imprinting on someone other than me.  And to that I will argue back that if I was Bella and I chose Jacob, then I would have never had a half-vampire-half-human baby with Edward for him to ever imprint on!  So therefore the very attractive Taylor Lautner would forever be mine!

Now it is time for me to admit that the Twilight series is indeed my guilty pleasure.  It is still a love/hate relationship for all of the reasons I've listed, but I do thoroughly enjoy the story line.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Roberto's

This morning I woke up with my apartment smelling like Mexican food.  It was gross!  And it was also my fault...

Last night Kenna had to finish her photo project for class before she went home today so we got a group of people, made them into Zombies, and went and took pictures in the Zombie tunnels (more commonly knows as the sheep tunnels.)  It was way fun!  But SO cold!

By the time we finally left I couldn't feel my hands at all.  Which was fine because I would do anything to help McKenna out!  But you know that burning feeling you get when your hands have been really cold and they start to warm up?  Well I had that happen, but it was the worse burning I've ever felt!  I started tearing up because it hurt so bad.  Luckily the feeling came back quickly and eventually my hands stopped hurting.

When we got home it was already 1 o'clock in the morning.  I knew I had to get up for class at 8 but I just wasn't tired.  I was starving though!  So Gratten, Kenna, and I went to get Roberto's Mexican food.  I got a chicken chimichanga and it was absolutely delicious!  Then we watched the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part II, but we all got too tired so we turned it off and finally went to sleep.

It was a very fun night though!  And sadly I think it's going to be better then the rest of my weekend since I have to work the Student Dance concert and McKenna is at home.  So I don't know what I'm going to do...
I guess I'll just go with the flow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Girlie Girl

I've never been the Girlie Girl type, I was always the biggest Tom Boy!  I preferred playing backyard football with the guys of the neighborhood than playing house with the girls.  I'm still like that today!  In High School if I had a choice of going to the Mall with Makayla or playing football with my boys I always chose football.

I admit that in Junior High and High School I dabbled in the art of being a girl.  I tried out make up and jewelry and keeping a Diary (all of which failed!)  I learned that I hated wearing make up (not only because it took so long but because it gave me zits and it felt like I was lathering mud on my face), wearing jewelry was a hastle (I just always just seemed to forget to put it on in the mornings), and I didn't have anything interesting to write in a Diary except "I like Mike Gallacher," which isn't very juicy at all for a Diary.

So I've stayed Tom Boy-ish all my life, and I love it!  If I could do anything I wanted without the world judging me I would wear basketball shorts and T-shirts everyday.  But alas, the worlds image of a beautiful woman is
This... Hello Kim Kardashian.

Unfortunately I do not look like this, or have the money for clothes like that.  So I compromise and instead I wear skinny jeans (those are 'in' right?) and of course I could never give up my t-shirt fetish completely, so I still wear them, just with my skinny jeans instead of basketball shorts.  I do have some really adorable shirts though!  I wear my nice shirts to class and other times when I feel the need to impress people, but I just think t-shirts are so much more comfortable though!  As they say "Beauty is pain" (or in my case less comfortable, not necessarily pain.)

But lately I have taken a liking to make up and jewelry (still not a diary though... I guess this blog comes as close as I can get to anything like that.)  And these new likings to being more of a girl all come from my recent hair cut, which to me seems very ironic since I cut my hair really short like a guys.  I've recently learned though that I look great with make up and earrings!  I guess I just never noticed before because my extremely bushy hair was very distracting.  Don't get me wrong though, I LOVED my hair!  I just felt like a change though so I chopped it all off.

So it took me getting boyish hair to actually start wearing make up and jewelry.  Strange, right?  Anyway I'm sure that this will probably only last at the most a couple months, and then I'll get sick of doing make up everyday and my new earrings will get boring.

I don't really have much else to say in this post (except maybe that I'm still a HUGE Tom Boy, I just don't look it as much anymore.)  I mainly just wanted to point out the irony of my life lately... so The End.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Procrastination...

Wow, I haven't posted in quite a while!  So anyway I decided I should post something... I'm also avoiding doing my Music Theory homework.  I just don't feel like figuring out inversions of chords at the moment.

There's not really much to post about lately.  My life has been pretty boring...

I have a lot of free time now that I Love You is over.  I'm not doing anything exciting with that free time though.  Basically I've just done a whole lot of nothing lately.

And now I really have nothing else to say.

On to Music Theory, I guess.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hair...

I've been wanting to chop my hair off for a while now, but unfortunately I am a Theatre Major and didn't own my hair.  But now I do!  So I'm going to cut it!

These are my two hair cutting options.  My favorite is the first one so I think I'm going to have them cut it like that so on the days I let it go curly it'll look like the second just a bit shorter.  I'm very excited!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Juniper

Last year I lived in a wonderful old building named Juniper Hall.  I had some of the best times of my life there so far!  I think this blogged event was my favorite by far http://lifeofatheatrestudent.blogspot.com/2011/02/long-weekend.html (this is from my former blog from last year.)

Anyway back to this post:  I love Juniper Hall so much, but unfortunately the heating system completely broke this year.  They are moving the students out of Juniper and eventually tearing it down.  This makes me super sad of course so obviously I had to do something about it!  Sadly there wasn't really anything I could do, except steal a tree and my old door tag from Juni.

So that was my fun law breaking adventure today!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Potential Job

I might have a potential job lined up for next semester!  I'm going to talk to an Art Department advisor today about possibly being one of the draped models for the art students.  In my opinion it is the perfect job!  All I would have to do is sit relatively still while people draw me.  And while I'm sitting there I wouldn't have to concentrate on anything specific like bagging groceries, or pressing the 'go' button on a light board.  I'd be able to think about anything I wanted!  I could reminisce about life, or memorize lines or a monologue, or I could even just play music in my head (maybe even listen to music!)

From what I've been told so far the draped models get paid $10 an hour and the un-draped get paid $14 an hour.  I think $10 an hour is great pay!  I really hope this works out, because then I'd have some source of income and instead of having to work 6 hours a day 5 days a week all I'd have to do is go sit in a classroom every once in a while.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sad News

I didn't make either show.  Which sucks.

But now I'm even more dedicated to getting into Rabbit Hole!  So I'm just going to throw myself at that and hope for the best!

Waiting...

There is a song in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change that is called Waiting.  I have it stuck in my head at the moment and it totally fits my situation right now, as I am still waiting for the cast lists to be posted.

BUT I have exciting news!  I have defeated Ganon and beaten Zelda Ocarina of Time!
Link and I make a great team!  We've saved Hyrule and restored peace to the land!

Yes I'm a total nerd... but at least I can admit it.

...

"This waitings appalling!"...
...
"How long must this stalling persist?!"...
...

Waiting, waiting...

Results...

Today is result day for my auditions.  Both cast lists for Little Women and Almost Maine go up today.  I'm extremely nervous and decided I needed to do something to keep me busy, so here I am.

I've heard some very good news from my friend Elisa and some nerve wracking news from her as well.  She is the Assistant Director for Almost Maine so she already knows both cast lists.  I'll start with the news that made me extremely nervous; she said that Little Women has a very strange cast.  Which obviously made me nervous, because either that means I'm not strange and I didn't make it, or I made it and I'm a strange choice for whichever part I got.  Luckily later on she told me that Rick Bugg LOVED my audition for Almost Maine and he even asked Elisa why I haven't taken one of his classes yet.  When she told me that I was ecstatic!  Out of the four professors who choose the BFA's at this school, Rick Bugg was the one I needed to impress this year and get to know.  I'M ON MY WAY TO BE A BFA!!!!

With that last bit of news I'm hoping that if I didn't make Little Women that Bugg will have put me in Almost Maine.  I just want to be in a Main Stage show so bad!  But I guess if I don't make either I always have Rabbit Hole to audition for next Monday, which I'd have a very good shot for.  And at least being in a Second Studio show is better than nothing.

Anyway... I think I'm going to play Zelda now to get my mind off things.  I've almost beaten Ocarina of Time!  I just need to defeat Ganondorf, escape the castle, then beat Ganon and I'll be finished!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Hostage

Last night I played my new favorite night game ever!  It's called Hostage and you have to have at least 10 people to play and two cars so you can split into two groups of 5.  Then in those groups of 5 you split into 2 drivers, and 3 hostages.  Then the hostages switch cars and get blindfolded and driven around for 20 minutes then dropped off in a random location.  Then you get to call you're other teammates who drove the opposing hostages somewhere and whichever drivers find their teammates first wins.

Last night we had a huge group of people playing consisting of: My best friend Kenna, our roommates Kadi, and Madison, our friend Amber, two across the hall friends Julie and Danielle, my cast-mates Josh, Redge, and Elisa, and her friends Dory, Maribel, and Ashley.  It was SO fun!  I ended up getting abandoned by Madison, Amber, and Julie in the middle of nowhere!  I was with Josh, Elisa, and Maribel and we seriously had no idea where we were.  It was pitch black, we were on a dirt road, and couldn't see any landmarks except for a blinking tower off in the distance and what we figured were billboards on the side of what we assumed was the freeway.

When we got out of the car all we could see where fields for miles and the little dirt road we were on.  We decided to start walking in the direction Madison drove away and ended up walking for about forty-five minutes before we even came to a street lamp and soon enough we found a really ghetto neighborhood.  Unfortunately we still had no idea if we were in Cedar City or not (for all we knew we could've been teleported to Kansas!)  So we kept walking and found a water tower.  We all ran to it hoping that there would be a city name on it somewhere, but there wasn't.  We got all our hopes up for nothing.  By this time the other team had already won over half an hour ago.  We still were determined to finish though!  So we kept walking towards the billboards by the freeway.

Finally we got to a road that was parallel to the freeway.  So we wandered down the road looking for an exit sign or anything to tell us where we were.  Then we found exit 51 to Kanarraville.  WE KNEW WHERE WE WERE!  So we called our group ecstatically and they came and found us.

It was such a fun game!  And we really wanted to do a round two, but unfortunately everyone in my group has auditions today so we all wanted to get a good night's rest.  So we called it quits and then me and Kenna watched The Walking Dead.  And then I went to sleep around 11:15.

Now it is currently the first audition day to my very exciting and full week, and I am extremely scared!  I feel good about my song and my monologue but I can't help but still be nervous about the audition.  Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

AUDITIONS!!!

I have a major week coming up soon!  On Monday I have an audition for Little Women, Tuesday I have an audition for Almost Maine, and then Wednesday I have my understudy performance for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.  And then hopefully somewhere in that same week I'll have callbacks!

I'm very excited for everything that's coming up!  Here's my audition pieces:
For Little Women I'm singing How Could I Know from Secret Garden

Then I am doing a monologue from The Shadow Box.
Maggie- No. I want you to come home.  What is this place, anyway?  They make everything so nice.  Why?  So you forger?  I can't.  I can't.  I want you to come home.  I want you to stay out four nights a week bowling, and then come home so I can yell and not talk to you.  I want to fight so you'll take me to a movie and by the time I get you to take me I'm so upset I can't enjoy the picture.  I want to get up too early, and I'll let you know about it too, because I have to make you breakfast, because you never, never once eat it, because you make me get up too early just to keep you company and talk to you, and it's cold, and my back aches, and I got nothing to say to you and we never talk, and it's six-thirty in the morning, every morning, even Sunday morning and it's all right... it's all right... it's all right because I want to be there because you need me to be there because I want you to be there because I want you to come home.

For Almost Maine I'm doing a monologue that I got in High School, but never actually performed.

Dating: I am a wonderful person; I know that sounds vain, but I am.  I really truly am.  I'm very likable.  I hardly ever pitch a fit or raise my voice.  I'm neat and clean and I read all the best-selling books and I can recite just about all of Shakespeare's sonnets.  I know.  I know, I'm coming on too strong here.  It's our third date and I'm... I'm scaring you, I can see that.  I'm sorry.  I just... we all have faults, right?  We all do.  Maybe you beat your cat or run-over turtles on the highway or maybe it's not even a spiteful thing.  And... well, so I have trouble remembering people's names, okay, it's not like I do it on purpose, it's just my thing, my one great flaw.  And... I think you're a really terrific person and I like you a whole lot and I know we've been out three times now and I know you call me every night but before we go any further... I have to confess... I... I can't remember your name!

I'm also going to be auditioning for a show called Rabbit Hole on the 8th that my friend Zac Trotter is directing for Second Studio.
I need two monologues for that audition, one dramatic and one comedic.

First monologue is from 50 Guns.
Emma- I have always been fascinated by guns.  Some say guns are evil.  Anything created solely for the purpose of destroying other human beings must be evil.  Murder is easy.  It’s a terrible thing to say but murder is easy.  The act itself is simple.  You point the gun and pull the trigger.  Easy.  And guns can not undo what they have done.  You can’t pull the trigger and bring somebody back.  No matter how much you might want to.  Once the bullet leaves—it’s never coming back.
Simon Peters was baby-sitting his 11-year-old sister, Emma, and a 12-year-old neighbor at the time of the shooting.
Simon, who recently had enlisted in the Air Force was showing his prize pistol to his little sister and the neighbor.
Simon took the magazine out of the pistol and gave the gun to his sister, unaware that a round was left in the weapon. His sister Emma pulled the trigger, hitting her older brother in the head.  “It was accidental,” said local Senior Detective Andrew Macklin.  “There was no foul play.”
"This is a terrible tragedy. One that his sister will have to live with..." all my life.

The second monologue is from If These Walls Could Talk.
Rose Marie- Can we talk?  I am seriously worried about my future.  I am worried about my personality.  Everyone tells me I'm too assertive, too aggressive.  They say people don't like that.  They don't mean "people."  They mean men.  The male animal does not like a female animal who is assertive and aggressive.  Tell that to the lioness in the jungle, the male lion doesn't seem to mind.  I mean, what am I supposed to do?  When I see something that needs to be corrected, I correct it.  When I know a question has to be asked, I ask it.  Why put me down for that?  Am I expected to go through life with my mouth shut and my ears open?  I might as well wear a veil.  I tried it once- being meek and humble.  Didn't work.  Wasn't me.  I've got problems.

I'm very excited and I hope I at least get into something out of the three!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse Guide

Just like any other red-blooded American college student I am obsessed with the concept of Zombie's.  I've been watching The Walking Dead series lately and it has inspired me to write a journal on all the things I will need to know in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse.

Last year I bought a really cool looking journal/dairy from The Wiz, but so far I've never written in it.  I could never think of anything worthy to write about.  I mean this is one AWESOME journal.  It looks very old school and the paper is old and brown and even has flower petals pressed into it.



 But now I've finally found something worthy enough to be in this beautiful journal!


So this is my Zombie Apocalypse Guide.

I'm going to add a bunch of things in it throughout the years till that eminent Zombie Apocalypse happens.  Things like how to syphon gas, break into and hot wire a car, how to suture a cut (which I actually already know how to do thanks to Medical Anatomy in High School) and when Zombie's start taking over the world I will have a very good chance of surviving.

I already feel like I have a very good chance of surviving since I at least have common sense.  Plus I know exactly where to go to get a huge variety of weapons in the event of a Zombie outbreak; Smith and Edwards!  They have so many great things there!  Including a Tank and other military artillery.  Here is my basic list of weapon wants:
A Compound Bow with Arrows (because then I will never run out of ammo since I can go retrieve the arrows and it's silent)
Semi Automatic Shotgun (because it's easier and faster than the compound bow in case their are multiple Zombie's coming after you)

A small hatchet


Small hand scythe

A machete

A screw driver set (because they can be used as weapons as well as for their original purpose)

And I'd also need a blade sharpener for the scythe, hatchet, and machete.

There are plenty of other weapons I'd want to get as well, but these are the basics.  Now I just need to start writing everything I'm going to need to know for the Apocalypse.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Believe:

As a member of the Mormon religion I've used these two words a lot together.  At the end of last year I saw a short show called "Awesome."  It was a Directing I project and a very good piece.  In the middle of the show my friend Darrah had a long monologue about what she believed in.  The funny thing was she mentioned things I would have never thought about.  Like cell phones, and the legalization of marijuana.  Now I don't believe in the later, but I can definitely say that I believe in cell phones.  This monologue gave me the desire to keep a list of what I believe in.  This is what I've come up with so far in no particular order:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Atonement
Family
Friends
Love
Stuffed Animals
Sleeping In
Music Reading
Theatre
Singing
Long Showers
Powerful Art
Writing
Expressing Yourself
Forgiveness
Medicine
Healing Powers
Aimless Driving
Holding Hands
Kissing
Coloring
Performing
Learning
Power of the Human Touch
Meeting New People
Reuniting with Old Friends
Being Yourself
Dancing
Testing Limits
Kindness
Compassion
Cultural Differences
Feeling Beautiful
No Makeup
Power of Silence
Power of Sound
Opposites
Story Telling
Passion
Exercise
Communication
Make Believe
Meaningful Walks
Helping Others
Crying
Colors
Trying your Hardest
Doing your Best
Listening to Advice
Being Stubborn
Happiness of Sunshine
Naps
Disney Movies
Staying a Kid
Growing Up when Needed
Acceptance
Vacations
Afterlife
Cell Phones
Spike Tape
Being Friends with your Parents
Growing from Disappointment
Pushing through Trials
Being Happy
Sports
People are Generally Good
Working Together
Staying Healthy
Gum
Deodorant
Flossing
Innocence
Learning from others Mistakes
Trying New Things
Not Giving Up
Practice
Irony
Laughter
Beauty of Nature
New Technology
Sharing
Recovering from Pasts
New Beginnings
Having Choices
Hard Work
Best Friends
Appreciating the Unappreciated
Rewards
Good Parenting
Being Scared
Being a Tom-Boy
Marriage
Individuality
Playing Dress Up
Sleepovers
Junk Food
Big Dreams
Making Goals
Karma
Speech

The End.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Walking Dead

Recently I've been converted to watching The Walking Dead, which is a TV series about a zombie apocalypse.  It's actually a really good show so far and I just finished watching the first season last night.  Season 2 starts tomorrow!  So anyway, I love the concept of zombies.  I know it would be absolutely devastating if there ever actually was a zombie apocalypse, but at the same time it would be so cool!  But not really... it'd truly be horrific and dangerous and very sad.  But I'd kick some zombie butt!

Anyway, this TV show made me realize something very important.  I think other ethnicity's are very attractive!  I should have figured that out when I started dating a half Mexican, but I guess it never really hit me.  I have a thing for non-whites.

This is Steven Yuen, an actor from The Walking Dead.  And he is currently my biggest celebrity crush.  He is also Korean and very attractive.

This is Donald Glover.  He plays Troy on Community.  He is also a very attractive man, and he is definitely not white.  Plus in this picture he's wearing hipster glasses!  What more could I ask for?
Danny Pudi who plays Abed on Community.  He is Indian, and completely adorable!
Dominic Sandoval who was on So You Think You Can Dance.  Absolutely amazing breaker and very attractive Filipino!
Marko Germar also from So You Think You Can Dance.  Absolutely gorgeous and from Guam!
Tadd Gadduang.  So You Think You Can Dance.  Filipino.  Lives in Salt Lake City.

Maybe I should stop here.  I definitely could go on, but I don't want my dad to have a conniption when he sees this post.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fears

I've already talked about a couple of my odd fears, like morbidly obese people, and I'm not sure if I mentioned homeless people yet, but I'm also very scared of homeless people.

Today, though, I remembered a really funny fear that I have.
I'm scared of passing out in the shower.

I'm not really scared of the possibility of drowning or actually getting injured, but more of the embarrassment of needing people to come into the bathroom and help me out.  I'd just be so embarrassed!

Anyways, this is a really short post.  So, the end.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Aquiline Features

Today in Theatre History we were talking about Shakespeare's play As You Like It.  We got on the subject of casting this show and talking about Phebe (who's supposed to be a beautiful shepherdess.)  And Christine was saying how her facial features would have to contrast Rosalinds'.  So she looked around the class and then said "Amanda stand up so the class can see your face."  So I did.

Then Christine explained that I had aquiline features that would be good for Rosalind and her own more rounder facial features would work best to contrast mine for Phebe.  She then went on to explain how my eyebrow's, nose, and mouth all looked small and delicate and stuff like that.  It was flattering, but also extremely embarrassing.  She was sitting there praising my face and in my head I was thinking "DON'T LOOK AT MY CLOTHES!"

Today was I was wearing my lazy/need-to-do-laundry outfit.  Which consists of my orange scrubs, my brown moccasin boots, my painted Llama's with Hat's shirt, a red flannel scarf, and my hobo jacket that I found at the D.I.  I also had my hair back in a braid with a ton of fly-aways sticking up (as always) so I definitely did not look very good today.  But either way I still had aquiline features that Christine needed to show the class.

So I had no idea what aquiline meant, from how she explained it I just thought it meant thin and delicate or something.  So I looked up the definition:
Aquiline (adj.)
1. (of the nose) shaped like an eagle's beak; hooked
2. of or resembling an eagle

That is not what I expected the definition to be.  I became less flattered at this point.

I don't have a hooked nose!  Do I?

I don't!  I may have a large nose (it's not even that large! it's just long and not proportional to the rest of my face) but it's not hooked!

Anyway, then I went and typed in aquiline features on google and clicked on pictures.  And I found this picture
And it made me feel a lot better.  Even though she has a long and somewhat large nose, she's still really pretty!  So HA!  Take that stupid aquiline nose!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Tale of the Giant and the Very Small Girl

Miss Kenna has drawn to my attention that my last couple of posts have been sad.  I promise this one isn't going to be sad though!

Last night I had my very first productive I Love You rehearsal!  The male understudy, Alex, was actually at rehearsal for once (I don't blame him for not ever being there though, he was in King Lear) so we went into a separate room during rehearsal and walked through a bunch of scenes and practiced our music together.  I think the best part of the whole night was when I had to teach Alex the dance for the Marriage Tango, and I learned how difficult it is to dance with really tall people.  He is 6'5"!  And how short am I?  5'3"!  He is 1'2" taller than me!  It's crazy!

So just try and picture this height difference.  And now try and picture me dancing a tango with this guy.  Difficult, right?  Well it is!  Not only do I have to attempt to dance with this kid, but I also have to kiss him at some point.  Not really sure how that one is going to work out.

I find this height difference extremely amusing since it makes all our scenes even more awkward and funny!  We're rehearsing again today at 2 since he has work and can't come to our regular rehearsal, so it's going to be another fun day of attempting to do scenes with a giant.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Off Day

Today I feel very off balance.  It's been so bad that this morning during my Aural Skills test I started crying.  I had already done the written portion of the test and I walked in to do the sight singing portion and messed up once and just started crying.  It was extremely embarrassing!  I blamed it on my lack of sleep and frustration at not doing as well as I wanted to on that test.  But then my emotions got the better of me again during Jazz.  We were doing pirouette's and my legs just weren't working right and I couldn't even do a single turn.  I got so mad at myself that I just started crying, again.  I've decided that my tear ducts are not only connected to my sad emotions, but also my frustration, anger, and even extremely happy emotions.  It can cause very embarrassing moments for myself.

So anyway I'm not entirely sure why I'm having such an off day.  But I am... I guess there are plenty of possible reasons:
I haven't been getting enough sleep.
I have rehearsals for I Love You every night and I am supposed to be memorized by now but I'm struggling with getting every character's line's down.
I have to write two papers this week, one due on Thursday, the other on Friday.
I have a ton of regular homework that I need to do even without having to write those two papers.
I haven't been having any fun lately because all I do is homework and rehearsal, so basically I miss my friends.
And I'm homesick.

So hopefully things will get better over the weekend.  I'll just have to tough it out till then though! I can do it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mumford and Sons

And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know,
My weakness, I feel, I must finally show...

"Awake My Soul" Mumford and Sons.


This is such an amazing song!  But I'm momentarily going to take these two lines out of context of the rest of the song and talk about myself.

Last night I had a very interesting conversation with Gratten about religion.  Very fitting since it was Sunday.  Obviously, being me, while telling him what I believe in I started crying.  It wasn't bad at first though, I just got teary eyed.  Then as the conversation went on I somehow started talking about families, specifically how I believe that families can be together forever when they are sealed in the temple.  That's when I lost it!  There was a constant waterfall of tears as I basically bore my testimony to my Christian boyfriend about how I believe that when we die I will be able to be with my family in the afterlife.

After I was done I actually looked over at him and saw that he was crying as well.  That certainly threw me for a loop.  I didn't hear him crying over my shuddering gasps and machine gun sobs between each word.  I had no idea what to do when I saw him crying... I had never seen him cry before.  I've seen him get teary eyed once before when he was telling me about how his dad cried after watching him graduate from High School, but this was in a completely different ball park.  I didn't know what to say or do, so I just sat there looking bewildered while still sobbing.  Then he said these words, "I can't give you what you want."

Okay, that is totally NOT what I was expecting him to say.  I'm not even sure what I was expecting him to say but it definitely wasn't that.  I didn't know what to say, at the time I wasn't even sure what he was referring to.  Finally I got control of my voice and asked what he meant, but he couldn't answer me because he was still sobbing.  I was shocked, confused, and worried so I just rubbed his back and held his head as he cried on.  I don't think I realized how much I cared about him till this moment.  I knew I liked him a lot, but watching him cry like that just hurt!

Eventually he was able to talk and he told me how much he was scared for our future.  He told me that he was starting to invest a lot into our relationship and he didn't want to get hurt and left just because he wasn't Mormon.  So what do I do?  I close off to my emotions and ask him if I should just leave.  Which made him cry harder.  So then being my pushy self I asked him again and told him he needed to be completely honest with me.  He still couldn't answer through his tears.  So I waited, and eventually he said one word, "Yes."

I was crushed!  I grabbed my keys and walked out sobbing.  I got into my car and drove back to Eccles.  Luckily I was able to control myself on the way home and I had stopped crying by the time I walked into my room so no one could tell that anything was wrong. 

After a couple minutes I just became angry.  So I left and walked aimlessly around my building trying to decide what to do.  I came up with two possibilities.  Call my mother and ask for her advice, which I'm sure would have been very helpful and made me feel a lot better.  But I was so angry that I chose to go with my second possibility which was to call Gratten and give him a piece of my mind!  I think I did this because I knew if I had called my mom she would have calmed me down and I wouldn't have been able to say all the mean things I wanted to say.  I was hurt and wanted vindication.

So I called him, and he answered, and I couldn't say anything that I wanted to.  I guess I just really like this kid a lot and I couldn't bear to say any of the hurtful things I had planned on saying because he's such a nice guy and he would NEVER do anything like that to me.  So instead I just pathetically said "I'm sorry." And then he said, "I'm sorry too."  And we both started crying again.  So then I just told him I was coming back over and he said okay.

When I got back things somehow magically fixed themselves.  We talked about how we'd just figure things out as they happened and then joked about how pathetic each other looks when we cry.  He then said, "I'm willing to try everything I can to make things work."

So we're good now, and I'm happy.  But deep down inside I feel guilty.  I don't know why, but I do.  We haven't talked about anything as serious as marriage or anything, but after that whole ordeal I can't help but think about it.  Don' worry though, I know I'm not anywhere near close to making a major life decision like that!  I don't want to worry about getting married for a long time!  But I know that I wouldn't be opposed to marrying him.  He's very nice, mature, and such a gentleman.  Plus he's attractive, funny, and very enjoyable to be around.  And Christian...

And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know...

Friday, October 7, 2011

High School Shakespeare Competition

So just as an update from the last two posts, the Derby Darling Pageant has been canceled due to some inter-Greek issues.  Apparently the Alpha Phi's were hazing the Sigma Chi pledges, and all the Greeks here have a very strict "no hazing" policy.  So at the moment all the Greek organizations are being questioned and to my immense disappointment the Alpha Phi's are trying to put all the blame on the Sigma Chi's and being the gentleman that they are, they're just letting it happen.  So at the moment the Sigma Chi's have been put on suspension by the school just till they figure out this whole mess.

So on to not much happy things, this weekend is the High School Shakespeare Competition.  Which means that my campus has been taken over by very excited kids from over 100 High Schools.  It's crazy here!  And to my dismay because I am a Theatre Major I have to put in 3 hours of work for the competition.  I've already done my 3 hours today.  I timed the Ten Minute Group Scenes from noon to three, but tonight I have to go back at 5:25 to be a runner.  Apparently since I've been so reliable in the past they keep asking me if I'll help out with other things even though I've put in my hours already.  When a girl didn't show up at 4 Kelly called me and asked if I could go time for her, I went but the girl was there she just didn't know she was supposed to check in.  Then I came back to my apartment but I got a text from Kelly asking if I would come back.  So I started heading back when I got another phone call from Kelly saying that the person showed up so I didn't need to come anymore, but that they would need help at 5:30.


So as you can probably tell my day has been crazy busy!  And I don't think it's going to get any better!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Me In A Pageant?!?!

Remember the Derby Darling Pageant I was talking about earlier?  Well I am now in that said Pageant.

Luckily this isn't a real pageant, or else I would be freaking out right now wondering why me out of all people were chosen to do this.  This pageant is a mock pageant.  And the people involved are going to perform three different categories: 1) dress as your hero (realistic or fictional), 2) talent, this can be anything you fancy, and 3) Dress-wear/interview/questions.

The thing I am most concerned for is the interview.  Not because I'll have to do an interview, but because I don't have any fancy dress to wear.  I left all my nice dresses at home because I didn't think I'd have any need for them.  I guess I was wrong about that.

I'm honestly not even sure what I'm going to do for any of these categories.  This whole pageant is supposed to be funny, so I don't even know what to do for a talent.  I thought about singing, but most of the songs I know are very serious.  I'm still trying to figure out a hero I should dress up as too.

So, basically, I have no idea what I'm doing.  And this pageant is on Friday... Yikes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Derby Darling Pageant

Once upon a time there was something called a Derby Darling Pageant.  To tell you the truth I have no idea what it is exactly, all I know is that the Sigma Chi's are in charge of it and this year they've gotten Rachel to be in it.  She wants to sing a song called Coolest Girl from A Very Potter Sequel, so naturally she asked if I would be the wonderful friend I am and learn how to play the song on the piano.  And being the pushover I am even though I am extremely busy, I agreed to help out.

Luckily I already knew how to play half of the song on the piano already because it was one of the songs I tried learning over the summer.  It's actually a really funny song!  And here is the story behind it:
There once was a boy named Darren Chris
Those of you who watch Glee will recognize him from that show.  I don't watch Glee, and honestly I wish he would quit Glee and go back to what he was doing before he got on that TV show.
What he did before Glee was practically the most amazing thing any thespian, Harry Potter nerd could ever dream of.  He co-founded an acting company called Team Starkid, and helped write A Very Potter Musical, which is a musical spoof on Harry Potter.  After it became a huge hit Team Starkid wrote A Very Potter Sequel.  Which is where this song Coolest Girl (sung by Hermione Granger) can be found.  Both of these musicals are a huge success and can be found on youtube.  Team Starkid has been thinking about writing another Harry Potter related musical, but unfortunately Darren (who played Harry in both shows) is in Glee and doesn't have the time.  So that is why I wish he would quit Glee, because I don't enjoy Glee, but I love Harry Potter!

Anyway, back to Rachel and her talent.  I am going to be playing the piano for her in this pageant... that is, if we can master it by Friday.  So hopefully all goes well, and this doesn't cause me any stress.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Third Witch

I just finished reading a book for my Writing About Shakespeare English class.  It's called The Third Witch by Rebecca Reisert.
It was such a good book!  I didn't expect to like it, since I hardly ever like the books I'm forced to read for classes, but this slowly became one of my new favorite books.  The book is a adaptation on Shakespeare's Macbeth.  It's about a girl named Gilly, who has a dark past with Lord Macbeth, whom she only refers to as Him in her mind.

Gilly goes through a lot in this book as it follows her on a path of revenge.  On this path she experiences everything from disguising herself as a boy to climbing through a latrine shaft.  She is a very powerful character with powerful motives that get her, as well as the people who are close to her, into a lot of trouble.  She goes through emotions from pure hatred and fear all the way to heart ache and sorrow.

I loved watching the parallels that were drawn to Macbeth and the cool twist that the writer made on the witches.  Throughout the book I could always tell that Macbeth had done something terrible to Gilly's family, I figured he had murdered her parents.  The truth, however, was not expected which made me love the book even more.  All the twist and parallels that were drawn between this book and Shakespeare's Macbeth is what made it a very good read.  I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who has read, seen, or at least understands the plot line of Macbeth.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Conference Weekend

I love General Conference, especially because now I get to see my mom on television singing in the choir.  But I love Conference even more this weekend because I get to see my mom not only on TV but in person!  I'M FINALLY HOME!

I've missed being home so much the past few weeks at college.  Even though I love school, and all my classes, and being with friends I still get really homesick sometimes.  I'm so happy that Anthony let me skip this weekends rehearsals to come home and be with my family again!

At the present moment I am waiting for the Saturday afternoon session to start, so I decided I would blog about how awesome it is being home.  I've really missed waking up to my dad's voice.  It's a ton better than my phone alarm!  I've also just missed sitting around and talking with my mom, or watching TV with her.  Last night I got to do both and it just made me so happy!

I think the most amazing thing that's happened so far is that Taylor willingly hugged me last night!  I think he really does miss me when I'm gone even if he won't admit to it.  I'm sure he doesn't miss the bathroom sharing or TV sharing though.

Tomorrow is Sarah's birthday and I'm so happy I get to be home for it!  She's turning fifteen!  It's terrifying how old she's getting!  It's funny to me that as I watch Anna grow up it's completely different from watching Sarah grow up.  Every year Anna grows and matures and it seems very natural to me, but Sarah is another matter.  Yes, she grows and matures just like her sister (and when I say grow I don't mean physically because she's definitely not doing that, I mean mentally) but she stays pretty much the same sweet, innocent little girl that I always want her to be.  And I'm positive she's always going to stay that sweet, innocent little girl!  Anna goes through changes with her friends and interests, but Sarah will never stop loving Pokemon or Corduroy, and I think that's why it's weird for me every time she gets a year older.  I've just decided that when we're all older she's going to live with me whether she wants to or not, because I'm never going to be willing to let go of my fiery headed little sister!

Today we are going to watch Dolphin Tale for her birthday celebration.  It looks like a very cute movie, so I hope I like it.  Dad and Taylor are going to the Priesthood session of Conference tonight so it's going to be an all girl thing.  I'm very excited!  I love my family so much, and ironically I am listen to the children's choir singing in Conference right now and they are singing "Families Can Be Together Forever."  I know that is true, and I'm so grateful for that because I wouldn't be able to live happily without the wonderful family that I have!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

SUU Live

I got into SUU Live!  I ended up singing a completely different song than I thought I was going to though.  It's called Blame It On The Rain by He Is We, this is the piano acoustic version of the song that I use.
I'm so excited for tonight!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Audition

Today I am going to audition for SUU Live, which is the new Vaudeville here at school.  It's basically a talent show of sorts that is completely Theatre student run.  The performances are every other Thursday nights and they always have auditions the Wednesday before at 5 p.m.

So I decided I would audition since I already have a bunch of piano songs already in my back pocket.  I could sing Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy:
Or Samson by Regina Spektor:
Or Christina Grimmie's version of E.T. by Katy Perry:
And I've also recently learned a new song called Hey, Listen.  It's a very nerdy song about Zelda characters.  Navi (the fairy who is always saying Hey, Listen in the game) is singing to Link about how much she loves him.
I don't do the song like the way it is in this video much, but the lyrics are the same.  I made the chords more depressing and dark instead and don't do the weird voice things she does.  I love the song though!  I think it's way funny!

I know a lot more songs, but these are the few I'm trying to decide between.
I'll blog about how it goes later tonight.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Confidence

Confidence is a rare quality that is sometimes intertwined with self-esteem.
This would be my favorite self-esteem quote: "I've got self-esteem falling out of my butt!"- Abed Nadir from Community.
Clearly Abed has a lot of self-esteem!

Anyway my post today is on confidence, as in I am 99.9% confident that I completely killed my Theatre History quiz today!  It was a matching quiz and I knew everything on it.  There were only two questions that I might have mixed up because they were so similar, but I'm almost possitive that I chose the right answers.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Alone

This past weekend 3 of my suite-mates went home; Kenna, Madison, and Rachel.  Which left myself, Kadi, and Ju-Hee to the apartment.  But Ju-Hee is NEVER here so technically it just left me and Kadi to the apartment... So what marvelous things did I do this weekend you might be asking yourself?
Well... I went to rehearsals... and played Zelda... and ate food.
I know sad and boring...
... oh wait! I think I might have showered like once during the weekend too, so there's another thing I did.

Ok now seriously what did I do this weekend?
On Friday I alternated between playing Zelda, eating, and watching TV from the time I got out of classes at noon and my rehearsal at six.  Then I think I hung out with Gratten at the Sig house for a bit, but then some of the guys got out their hooka (huka? however you spell it...) so we left and went back to my place.  Then we watched The Little Rascals with Kadi, but I ended up just going to bed because I was so tired while they finished the movie.

Saturday morning I had rehearsal at ten and then we got a lunch break at noon.  I was just going to go back to my room to make a sandwich but Josh Durfy (a fellow cast member) asked if I wanted to go to the cafeteria with him so he swiped his T-Card for me and I ate there.  So I've been talking a lot about how I miss the cafeteria... then I ate the food again.  Now I know I just miss the quality social time I got with my friends in the cafe last year.
After lunch we had rehearsal till four.  I didn't have anything to do after rehearsal because Gratten was on a hike with Mike and Zac so I just went back to my dorm and talked with Kadi for a bit.  Then she left to go hang out down the hall with another room and I played Zelda for about three hours because there was seriously nothing else to do (I can't wait till I have all my books down here again!)
Finally Gratten, Mike, and Zac got home so I went to the Sig house and we sat around and talked and eventually watched Nightmare Before Christmas.  I love that movie, Tim Burton is just a genius!

Sunday I did the usual Sunday things.  And that night my best friend Kenna FINALLY got back and we watched Thor at the Sig house.

So my weekend clearly consisted of lots of movies, Zelda, and rehearsal.  So I'm actually quite glad to be back into the school mode to actually do something with my life that's not repetitive.  Speaking of school, I have a test tomorrow so I should be getting to sleep.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Parents Girl

So today I had a conversation with Willa and we randomly got on the subject of parents and she asked me if I was a Daddy's Girl or a Momma's Girl.  And I wasn't sure.  So I have come up with the conclusion that I am a Parents Girl!  I love my parents and I love doing different things with each of them, so how could I ever say I'm a Momma's Girl over a Daddy's Girl or visa-verse?

I really miss my family right now!  I just talked with my mother on the phone and it just made me miss home even more.  I want to go home over Conference weekend, but I have to wait and find out what we're doing for those rehearsals in I Love You before I can decide whether I can go home or not.  I really hope I can afford to miss those two rehearsals!

This is just going to be a short post for today, because I really desperately need to get some sleep!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zelda Exposed

I sadly keep "forgetting" to post.
And what I actually mean by that is I'm really busy with "rehearsals."
And what I actually really truly mean is that I'm actually just really busy being a total geek and playing Zelda on my laptop every second of my free time.

So as I am known for unhealthy obsessions (like Michael Gallacher for all 3 years of my Junior High life and my first year of High School, and a fairly new obsession for frozen cherry-limeade right after dance classes) I'm not doing anything to try and get rid of my obsession for Zelda.  I am currently in the process of playing Ocarina of Time, and I've decided that it's probably the best video game that has ever been invented!  It's not just mindless violent action like Halo, Call of Duty, or in my boyfriends case Gears of War III (bless his little heart) but you actually have to be creative and smart to play Zelda.  Nothing in that game is ever handed to you on a platter.  You have to figure things out yourself, and try some of the most random things to get past different parts in the game.

So me being obsessed right now means that this picture is most definitely the wallpaper for my laptop at the moment:
Which I absolutely love because I'm the only one who ever sees this and witnesses exactly how nerdy I am.
Until today that is...

Today in Theatre History I had to give a presentation on the similarities and differences of Satyr plays and Old Comedy.  I pulled up the slide-show I had made, and plugged my laptop into the projector cord and I gave my presentation.  Then when it was over I hit the exit button to get out of power point and had completely forgotten that I was still plugged into the projector and that an epic picture of Link was my background.  So everyone saw this picture displayed on a huge projector screen screaming out the fact that I am indeed a complete nerd.

It actually wasn't that bad though, lots of people laughed yes but one guy said "I love your background!"  Yes that last one could've been sarcastic, and the laughing could've been laughing at me.  But I choose to see it that the people who were laughing were also Zelda nerds and they were laughing because they were so relieved to see another hopeless fan, and I don't think the guy who spoke out meant it sarcastically at all.  So I am now an out of the closet Zelda nerd!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stupid Decisions

No, I'm not the one who made a stupid decision.  But I'm so angry with my suit-mate who for privacy shall be called Idiot!  So I feel like I need to vent blog-style.

Last night in the middle of the night Idiot came home from partying.  She came in extremely loud and woke me up, then proceeded to stop around the apartment.  She then came right up to where we were sleeping in the living room and woke us up to tell us exactly how mad she was.

She then told us this story:
She had been partying and drinking with used-to-be-Mormon and Flake (both of whom were my friends last year but have drifted away from us.)  They got pulled over while coming home, they were in her car, but she wasn't driving, used-to-be-Mormon was and he was also drunk.
- So here I am, absolutely exhausted and wishing I was still asleep, and now I'm completely pissed at Idiot.  First off she's underage and shouldn't be drinking anyway, and then she let used-to-be-Mormon drive while he was drunk.  She should have called me!  Yes, I would've been EXTREMELY angry, but it would still be so much better than having someone else who's drunk drive her car.

Then she told us the cop had no reason to pull them over and said he claimed that she had a tail light out.  Then he made them all take a breathalyzer test and gave them each a ticket.
- so what is going on in my head right now? "SERVES YOU RIGHT YOU RETARDED IDIOT!"

Then she told us that the cop made them call someone to come drive them home.  She called Mr. Jerk Wad, who is the boy she wants to date and can't realize that all he's been doing for the past year is lead her on and not care about her at all.  He uses her as a make-out buddy, and no matter how many times Rachel, Kenna, or I tell her that she refuses to listen.  Then they argue, and she cries herself to sleep, and then the next week it starts over.
- so as you can probably tell I don't really like Mr. Jerk Wad.  I actually don't mind him as a friend, but I hate how he acts with girls!  Now in my head I'm thinking "you are a complete moron."

Idiot then got teary eyed and said she was more upset about the look that Mr. Jerk Wad gave her instead of the $500 ticket she got!
- Now this is where I get very upset.  She got a $500 ticket for underage drinking, her parents are going to be furious, and I honestly wouldn't be surprised if her dad takes away her car and pulls her out of college.  This is going to go on her government record, she's going to have to put this on her job applications, her insurance is going to go up dramatically, and this will probably affect her for a very long time.  And she doesn't even care about any of that, she's more upset about the look some stupid boy gave her when he came and picked her up!!

Then Idiot said sorry for waking us up, and thank you for letting her vent.
-So what I want to say to her right now is how stupid I think she is and how she deserves what she got AND that she really needs to get over this jerk wad of a boy!  But what do I say instead?
"No problem!  I'm really sorry for what happened, that really sucks!"

So anyway since I had been so supportive last night I needed to express my true feelings in this post and now I feel much better.

Wonderous Weekend

This weekend was pretty great!  It started out with me going to rehearsal for I Love You.  Elisa was at work so I actually got to sing during rehearsal.  Jerry, the musical director, said I did really good and I actually knew the part so it was awesome!  When I got out of rehearsal I was walking back to Eccles with Josh and suddenly a ton of fireworks went off.  It startled me so much that I yipped a little bit.  There was a big concert thing going on for Homecoming weekend so I dropped off my bag and went to meet Kenna and Gratten by the Aadams Theatre where it was at.

The concert wasn't too great and I ended up going to the Auditorium and I just sat and played the piano and sung in the Tap Studio.  It was pretty great.  Kenna and Gratten came and found me and we ended up deciding to walk to the Sig house to hang out.  On our way back it started pouring.  It wasn't even like a light drizzle or anything.  Just a sudden deluge of water!  We got soaked, so when we got back to the Sig house Gratten gave me and Kenna some basketball shorts and two matching Sigma Chi t-shirts.  The best thing about the t-shirts he gave us to wear is that they are the shirts me and Kenna make fun of the most.  The back says Having Fun since 1855, but the font they used made the v look more like a b.  So every time we see them we joke about Habing fun.

Friday night was a blast.  We got hungry and went to Walmart where we bought Pizza, Potato skins with cheese and bacon, and some pop.  We also found three awesome movies in the $5 bin and each bought one.  Gratten got Corpse Bride, Kenna got The Little Rascals, and I got Robots.  When we got back to the Sig house all the guys were having a conniption over cleaning for their luncheon the next day.  Gratten ended up washing all of their absolutely disgusting dishes while me and Kenna cooked the pizza.  I'm so glad I don't live with gross men, they're such slobs!  After they all finished cleaning we watched Corpse Bride.  We didn't even start it till 2 a.m. so we stayed up till about 4 in the morning.  Therefore it was pretty much a great night!

Saturday morning was awesome too.  Me and Kenna were too lazy to really do anything and we just ended up sitting around in Gratten's same clothes from the night before playing Zelda on our laptops and writing our bucket lists.  It was pretty much the best morning I've had since coming back to college this year!

That afternoon we ended up going to the tailgate party before the game so we could help Dave Weldon (one of Gratten's Sig brothers) paint his face. 
This was our finished product (and yes those are Gratten's matching shirts and shorts that we are still wearing... I honestly think we might have worn them for a whole 24 hours since we slept in them too.)  After we finished painting Dave's face we ended up painting another kids face (who's name I don't know,) and then we painted the back of Charley's head. 

Eventually a bunch of little kids came up with their dad and he asked if we would be willing to paint their faces.  So we spent about an hour just painting random people's faces for the football game that neither me or McKenna were actually attending.  The kids were so cute and it was way fun!  After that we had to go back to our apartment to wash off our arms because we had used them as pallets for the paint.  The red paint stained our skin, so while we were washing off our arms we were just laughing at how funny it's going to look for the peoples faces we had painted.  The inside of my arm looks almost like I was attacked and got grabbed really hard because of the random red stains.

Then Kenna and I took a trip to DI because we wanted to find some hipster clothes.  We ended up finding the two best dresses ever!  Kenna's was more like a grandma moo-moo but with a belt it looked so great!  My dress is forest green flower print and only $3, what a find!

When we got back home I finally showered, and then we played Zelda till Amber called us to have a sleepover.  When Amber came over we decided we wanted to go to Krave (which is the equivalent of YogoTogo.)  After the Krave we saw that the cupcake shop next to it was finally open.  We went to peek in the window just to see what it looked like and the manager ended up having us come inside to try a sample. 
Now the word sample here gives me pause.  My first thought is a cupcake cut into fourths or something.
No we were given WHOLE cupcakes.  All three of us got a free WHOLE cupcake!  How cool is that?!?!

Anyway the cupcakes were delicious but so sweet that after eating half we felt as if we couldn't finish it.  After the cupcakes we went back to out apartment and got a call from Nicky asking if we wanted to walk to Maverick with him.  So we walked to Maverick wrapped in blankets and in mine and Kenna's case our huge poofy comforters.  It was way fun and we all looked like the biggest group of goobs ever!

After that Amer, Kenna and I went to sleep.  We were all so tired! 

This morning we all got ready for church together (me and Kenna wore our dresses from DI) and we walked to church with our roommate Kadi.  And so far that has been my weekend.