Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hot Glue

So I have been working on prop construction for a while now. This means that I have to gather all the pieces, make the appropriate changes, assemble the final product and test to make sure it doesn't fall apart later. Lately I have been working on a mountain climbers axe that is supposed to be impaled into somebodies head. This is what I came up with:

When you wear it the axe looks as though it is stuck in the scalp...however if you didn't notice this is a battle axe, not a mountain climbers axe...do you think it matters that much?

**ps I will try to post a picture of the student wearing it a little later...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dinner with Parents

So every time I have a show opening at Vanden it becomes a highly stressful and work filled time. This is one of those weeks. The other thing that happens a lot is that I ask my parents for various props and costume pieces that I need and I know they have. Well today is no different from any of these other days. I am headed to my parents house this evening for dinner and prop collection.

I like having dinner with my parents. My mom cooks so well and it means that I get a free meal.

p.s. I finished week 4 today. my ipod died and I had to make it up as I went along. I think I ran longer than I needed to. YES!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I slept in...

....until 1 o'clock...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Week 4

So I have been doing a work out routine that is called couch to 5K in 9 weeks. I am currently in week 4. I started week 4 on Wednesday. I seriously thought I was going to die. I am not kidding. I thought it was going to be one of those things were I wouldn't make it back to work and they would find my body lying face down on the side of Farmington road. Well today was another running day (it is every other day for 3 running sessions and then you bump up to the next week) and it was not as bad at Wednesday. I am not going to lie though. I still had a really hard time getting through the work out.

oh I am tired...I am done writing now...sorry to be a bit of a tease without a real update...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Teaching High School

This is probably one of the dumbest things I have ever willingly signed up for. I teach high school. That is right. I teach a group of individuals that already know everything, are smarter than I am, extremely cooler than I will ever be, are never wrong and always have a pleasant demeanor and attitude.

Everyday I leave my house around 6:30 am. I brave the morning traffic and 45 minute drive to get to work. I teach a single class. I then have a 4 hour break where I go to work out and shower at my parents house. I come back to school to run a theatre rehearsal and then teach 2 more classes. I have another theatre rehearsal and then leave to go to another job. This other job changes depending on the day. It is finally time to go home and I walk through the door at about 7:30 pm on the early days.

I work very hard and then I get a paycheck at the end of the month. I analyzed this paycheck and realize they took literally half of my paycheck for taxes. That is what I said HALF!

It is crazy. It isn't much fun. I am tired.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pain in the neck...literally

So yesterday morning I woke up with a severe pain in my head and neck. Nothing I did all day would help aleviate the pain. When I got home I took some drugs that helped me go to sleep hoping that this morning I would be ok. Not so much, I still have a horrendous pain and my head still hurts a lot.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Battle lost but not the WAR!

So today was the first time I have run in a while due to the wonder that is my freaking insanely busy life. It was a good run. I threw in an extra mile to see if I could accomplish the seemingly impossible. I am happy to say that I completed all 3 miles but I would have to say that this was a win for the run because it seriously kicked my butt. I was so tired by the time I was done that I thought I was going to die. It was as though every once of my being was sucked out due to exhaustion. I am now really tired. Yet, I made it through.

Halloween was the most fun I have ever had at a party. It was awesome! When we got there it was already packed. We only knew one other person at the party but we played games, enjoyed new experiences, observed costumes, laughed and talked with random individuals. I am not going to lie...I was REALLY paying for it on Sunday morning too when I thought my head might just explode and my feet might just fall off...I had an amazing evening out with my chicken.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


So my Halloween was one of those things that was filled with the good, the bad and the ugly.

The good:

I went to the best party ever. We had a ton of fun and there were a lot of people. I really enjoyed all the fun costumes, lively atmosphere, music, dancing, games, drinks and experiences. It was probably the most fun I have ever had at an adult party. I really had a great time.

The bad:

I had to work for the first part of the afternoon, evening and night so I missed out on the beginning of the partying hours. I showed up late and therefore a lot of time was lost and it was hard making up the ground in the beginning.

The ugly:

The current state of the Little Theatre...dude it is bad. In serious need of some cleaning and scrubbing.