Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Say what?

Two entries in a row, huh?

Callbacks aren't for a few more days. So there's that.

Today I went to the mall and bought Identical and a red hat from Forever 21. God, I could live in that store, well, that and Urban Outfitters. The only downside to this otherwise altogether inspiring trip was one of the girls who I went with.

I don't want to get into details. For one thing, it would take a bazillion years to type that all out another is the fact that I'm not so sure that someone I know won't stumble upon my blog. I know, call coward.

God. Freaking walking stereotypes. Don't they upset you?

Have I ever mentioned my cat on here before? I love her to death, even if she is a little...off. Her name, ironically, is Lu Lu. She's a lovely little thing, but she does have a bit of a problem. As a kitten she was spayed. The medication they doped her up with made her naturally a little loony. The poor dear drools when you pet her and never seems quite coherent, or able to understand what's going on around her. And yet, everyone in my family seems to love her despite her strangeness.

Right now she's climbing me like a mountain, licking my face with a dreamy expression as she attempts to balance on my shoulder. It's not working out so well for her.

Random thought of the day-
I should buy a red dress to go with my hat. I'm thinking it'll look lovely, very home wrecker(ish).

Monday, September 21, 2009

eleven days

Let's jump into this.

I know this blog has been practically vacant for the past two weeks(ish). Here's what I've been up to-

1. Sleeping
2. Getting ready for auditions
3. Eating Chick Fil A
4. Going to a concert
5. Going to an Art Museum
6. Reading books
7. Screening calls
8. Drinking Coke

Today was Audition Day for our upcoming musical. This is also commonly known as- THE MOST FRIGHTENING DAY OF THE YEAR. Yepp, there's no sugar coating it. Your knees are sure to knock.

The class had never looked sharper. Seriously, these kids clean up well! The guys looked absolutely debonair in their black suits and ties. While us girls looked perfectly polished in out black dresses, skirts, and dress pants. I stood in the midst of them all, absorbing, clad in my black vintage skirt, dress flats, and green v-neck. We did our usual warm-ups, then took our seats in the auditorium. One by one we got up, introduced ourselves to the judge, performed out monologues, and sang our songs.

The room was too quiet. Quiet enough for you to hear the shallow breathing of those around you. I was shaking like a leaf. Honestly, I have no problem jumping up on that stage and acting, but it's the singing that really gets to me. I DO NOT SING. But today, I did. Really, I was hoping my monologue would over shadow my inability to carry a tune, but sadly, I don't think I cut it.

So I did it, I jumped on a chair, screamed at the audience, pulled my hair out, attempted to do Sweet Charity's Big Spender justice, then politely pranced off the stage. Somehow, I don't think it was enough. Maybe I should have pulled my hair out more, or shed a tear or two. Oh well, it's over now.

Or so I thought.

Word on the street is, our Theatre teacher is kicking some people out of our class. If you're not good enough, you get the boot. Mercy is something we only dream of.

Hopefully, I'll know where I stand tomorrow.

Random thought of the day-
I will carve pumpkins this year.

Random conversation of the day-
Friend- I got 15 minutes of sleep last night!
Me- Oh...that's nice?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I know, I know.

Sorry, I know it's been nearly two weeks since my last entry. For the majority of this week, my computer contracted a nasty virus. Last week, I was still trying to get the hang of my new schedule.

So, this week has officially set the tone for, what I believe, the rest of my year will be like. Hell, that's what it'll be. Hey, don't get me wrong, I signed up for AP classes, Theater, and friends who are constantly showing up unexpectedly on my doorstep. It's just, I had no idea it'd be this hard.

For example, my Theater class in currently undergoing insane preparation for our musical try-outs. This is a huge deal for us. We're expected to prance around in jaw dropping outfits, sing like stars, and act like Meryl Streep. But here's the real kicker- I CAN'T SING AT ALL. I know, I know, it's awful. You'd think acting would make up for this, but no, I'm up against triple threats here. These are kids who can waltz, belt it, and fall to pieces on cue.

Today I was well aware of what was about to happen to me. With my head held high, I strode into Theater, sang a few warm-ups, and then crossed the classroom to the piano on call. I've had a cold for four days, so my voice sounded like Grover's. In the eyes of my director, this wasn't even a bump in the road. Long story short, once a few notes slipped out of my mouth, I was a goner.

I murdered Sweet Charity's Big Spender. Sorry. I never claimed to be a pop diva or anything, but I've really got to spruce up my act. Personality will be my only saving grace, and apparently, if I can let that shine through, I stand a chance.

Sorry, I know this was mostly negative. Positive time? Yes, yes, yes!

Today my good friend, Marilyn, walked through my front door without so much as knocking. She tutored me in Math, and bought me a Sonic Java Chiller, which, by the way, was fabulous. We sat in my driveway for a few minutes while the rain poured down around us as we talked about Looking for Alaska and how much we liked it.

Another good part of my week was actually making progress in reading Macbeth. It's not a school read, I'm just a nerd.

This will not be reread or edited. I'll try to blog again ASAP.

Random thought of the day-
Today a random boy stood up in the middle of lunch, blew on his harmonica, causing the enire lunchroom to be quiet. This was a first, seriously, I've never eaten a quiet lunch at my school. This was thing topped by the kid screaming, "SHUT UP, YOU ADOLESCENT SPAWNS OF SATAN!" After that, he taunted our AP' without recieving any punishment. The principals all laughed. It was great.