Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
And the Bowling Alley from the movie:
And the jail where the Fratelli's escaped:
It was pretty awesome, and I actually watched the movie that evening, so I knew what we were talking about.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Oregon coast is amazingly beautiful. Reuben took us to see some hidden bays and coves where he used to kayak with his dad. It was magical, wonderful, perfectly clear. There were a lack of dogs (which was nice) and the water was surprisingly warm (which is even nicer). It was a good little fun stay at home thing. Staycation almost, except we drove bunches of miles to get there. I miss it.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I've been on a road trip for the past 16 days. Right now I'm in Missoula, Montana at the Windam (?) hotel. They have waterslides, which I really want to go, but my body says a nap might be a little better. We started in Marin, and left to go to Ashland to the Shakespeare festival. The car we rented is a white beast of a thing. It's pretty magical in bad weather and on bad roads. I now know why people buy those big ass stupid cars. Not that I will ever, but hell, I can be a hypocrite for a month.
Anyway. Ashland was lovely, and the drive up was beautiful. Even though it's in Oregon, it felt more like Northern California, especially places like Carmel. Rich, elite. It was a little different because it was a university town; there were some pretty cool book and game stores in the shittier neighborhoods of town, but downtown near the Shakespeare festival was very much for the rich and the tourists. And "Throne of Blood" was pretty bad, but that seems to be the consensus that comes from everyone when one goes to Ashland to see the shows. Pity. We also saw "The Social Network" at a movie theatre there. Good. Not great, but it made me want to join Diaspora when it comes out.
We camped in Ashland for two nights. It was fun, but there was a Creepo two sites over that looked like he slept in his very dirty car. I'm glad we weren't killed. Mostly because we were able to enjoy the campsite better. Camping's fun, if dirty.
There's a lot in between Ashland and Missoula. 14 days, in fact, but I'm feeling a little homesick, so that'll be saved for later.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
However, I did get a great role... which may conflict with another great opportunity that I have later this summer. It's weird; I've been excited about this opportunity, and what may come from it, but I'm also kind of tired of musicals, this other opportunity gives me a chance to stretch a different part of my art. Anyway. Eh. Maybe I'll get to do both. Or maybe I'll just do one. I just know that the first opportunity pays a lot more. And both are good industry connections. We'll see what happens. Such drama. Ha, get it?
Maybe it's just time to get out of this town. I don't know, Monica, what do you think?
In the meantime, insomnia.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It also means I'm not able to sleep right now, despite some Tylenol PM coursing through my veins. Luckily, I have some TV to catch up on. Too bad there's some still coughing from this plague that happened last week. It'll get over itself; just have to keep saying that I'll feel better, no matter what.
Anyway. Developing this character has been pretty great. It's of course a goofy role, not written that well, and therein lies the challenge. Even the song I sing is pretty dumb, but if you make everything work, obviously something good happens.
It's been a not so long road, to be honest. We only started rehearsals about 25 days ago, but look how far we've come! In this time, we've staged probably one of the best musicals San Francisco will see for a long time, and without the huge Broadway budget. Or really any kind of budget at all.
As we get closer to the start, I realize that I've been given a really great opportunity with this role, and I'm happy I'm in good hands with the director; good enough to be doing a pretty great job in a role that could go horribly awry if not done correctly. There are a couple of parts in this show (the two leads, the main comic relief guy) that are pretty easy to understand - they have all the good dialogue, all the good punchlines, etc. But my character requires a little bit more thought; there's really no good lines, and the lines he does have are more weird than anything else. Let's just hope audiences like my take on Bertie. I know I do.
Also, I just got a haircut and I look awesome.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
process has been a little grueling at times, but it's what's good
about theatre. We're making discoveries and doing a really great job
all around. It's why I love doing theatre in the first place; I just
wish we would run longer than 3 weeks. I'm doing a great thing here...
but that's the nature of the beast, and I'll enjoy the time I have.
And true enjoyment in the theatre world for me is rare.
So good. I'm doing a good thing with this. Plus, the people are
terrific. I may have made some awesome and longtime friends here. So
yes 2010 might not be as bad as I thought it would be.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
any other job, I'd take the whole day off. But here we are, sitting
here, miserable, waiting for my next enterance.
I guess that's just how it works. At least all this dancing is making
me sweat out all my toxins.
Friday, March 19, 2010
I've been lack about posting here, simply because it's been the day to day shit of looking for jobs, and feeling sorry for myself for not getting a pretty great, pay for everything in my life, gig, but after a heart to heart with Monica, I realize now that's not the way to go through things; too bad it took me 2 years to fully understand that this time is my own, and I should be using it to improve myself. Example: I have an apple and some toast for breakfast, rather than my waffle concoction.
Also, just found out I was accepted for health insurance at Kaiser. Yay? There goes 100+ bucks down the drain every month that I don't have, plus stamps. I don't know why stamps bugs me, but in this age of wireless payment and shit, why can't I just pay the fucking thing online. You'd get the money quicker, and I'd not have to go buy stamps. Fuck stamps.
Anyway. Looks like I'll have to ask for money to pay for my health insurance. Why do we have to pay for it again? Wow, looks like this semi positive jaunt back into the writing world turned into something bitter. Better start thinking positive again.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So yes, the show's going well. And since I'm less stressed, I think I have less inclination to sleep, and therefore my insomnia is coming back in full force! Sitting here, typing this, after trying to sleep for 3 hours. How fun is that? Tea? Doesn't work. Pills? Don't work. So far, the only thing that's worked is NyQuil, but damn if I'm not going to use a medicine that also fights pain that I don't have.
At least I get to catch up on Legend of the Seeker. Good show, even though I think those fighters should tie up their hair. Too easy to pull on. Still, I'd much rather be a wizard than a fighter. Zedd rocks. I guess I am kind of tired; this writing is making less and less sense to me.
Monday, January 11, 2010
The run through last night was a little awkward for me, mostly because I did some exploring with my character. And in this late in the game, that's awkward rather than exploratory. But at least I know what not to do, hm?
It's going to be great though. And going out last night with the cast was fun! I ate my WHOLE BURGER. That's what tech will do to you.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So in the meantime, I've been playing with my new PS3 and loving it! Yes yeah yeeeesshhshhh! I could go into a debate as to whether or not the 360 is better or worse than the PS3, but let's just say that I'm happy with the selection that my loved ones gave me this holiday season. There's some great things that come from Christmas. Yay consumerism!