Friday, February 25, 2011

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun

It is finally the end of the week which makes me unbelievably happy! This week has been long, so long I can't even remember what happened on Monday. I've had two midterms over the last two days and last night I was studying for hours for my Theater 2 midterm and went slightly insane. Today, I listened to three hours of Beatles music at work and Now I have the weekend ahead with my only plans being working box office on the shows here at Catholic.

Speaking of shows, I saw one of them last weekend called She Said/ She Said. If you live in the Washington DC area, I suggest you come and see this show (along with the other Requiem) because it is amazing. Just an innocent plug for the shows.

This week, I made my triumphant return to the Town and Gown choir which I hadn't been able to go to because of Troy Women. It was so nice to be able to sing for two hours and I was extremely happy that night. This week has been mellow besides for that. We had Monday classes twice this week so I was supposed to go to Spanish four times this week which made me very unhappy. But I only went three times because......

It snowed Monday night. Two days after it had been 70 degrees here in DC. Why is the weather so strange here. Classes were canceled Tuesday morning because of the snow but I still had Theater 2 which was interesting because I got to help exhibit how a breakaway bottle works.

My teacher, Mark, had pulled me aside last week and asked me if I would be willing to set up this whole situation with the breakaway bottle. Basically, I would have my phone ring in class and Mark would call me out on it. I would say something sassy when he took my phone and he would hit me over the head with the bottle. Mark had been excited all week about this and kept telling me that it would illicit a scream from someone in the class. Well, Tuesday was the day where we would do this. I kept trying to get my phone to be loud enough in class and it wasn't working. Finally it did and Mark and I did the little show. I hammed it up pretty well and fell to the floor, pretending to faint.Everyone in the class was in hysterics. I put my hand to my head and noticed that there was blood on it. My head had been cut in a few places. The real kicker here is that a breakaway bottle is made out of sugar glass, which is just sugar and water and it is made this way precisely so someone doesn't get hurt.

Yes, I got cuts from sugar.

Needless to say, the whole experience is quite hilarious.

On another note, this time next week I will be sitting in Dulles airport to fly home for Spring Break. I am super excited about having a break from classes and work.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend and doesn't get cut by sugar glass as well.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Every day is Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!

If you are like me and are not a big fan of this day, I hope you are successfully avoiding it. I am accualty having a nice day because I finally have gotten rid of the nasty flu that I had since Thursday! Also, the bane of my existence known as Spanish in which I had a test went a lot better then I thought it would. Mostly I am happy about getting well.

This weekend I was trapped inside with a nasty, awful flu. It mainly was bad because I didn't have my mother with me to give some of her advice and I felt like I had no idea what I could do to get better. Apparently, watching a lot of Top Chef seemed to do the trick. Now I am all better.

How am I spending my Valentine's Day? By dedicating it to Martin Scorsese. I've watched today Gangs of New York and The Departed and maybe later, some Boardwalk Empire. Because nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" better then movies with a high body count. Both of these movies are quite good though Gangs of New York stood out to me a little more.

My mother told me on the phone earlier today that "Valentine's Day should be a day to love yourself" so that is what I am going to do. I think I'll go watch some more Top Chef and enjoy my day.

Hope you all enjoy Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen adieu

Troy Women closed on Sunday. To say that I am sad is almost an understatement. Yesterday was rough because I was getting myself all ready to go to rehearsal at 6:30 when I remembered that I wasn't going to be having rehearsal. I cried a little bit about that. I miss being covered in fake blood everyday (It did smell really good) and laughing until I couldn't breathe. It was such a great experience and made me so happy that this was my first full-fledged thing I did for Catholic Drama.

The show was a rousing success. Everyone who saw the show said it was amazing which (not to toot my own horn) it was. The direction, everything came together so well and the two seniors that were in it were absolutely amazing. There is nothing better then knowing that you were part of a great process that ended with a great show. I've been getting compliments from people I don't even know around the department and it feels great. I've been in plenty of shows where the whole process sucked and the show ended up being good. I'm one of those people that needs a good cast and the process can be awful as long as I have good people, but a good process is always nice.

Now begins the taping of things to my dorm room wall such as the program, pictures from the show, and the poster from the show to remember this great show. I'm glad I was so happy with this show and was offered the chance to be in Troy Women. Thank you so much Lindsay, Joanna, and Alison!

I'm doing a performance comp when I am a senior. No questions asked. I want to have this experience again:


PS: The blog title was the song we would always sing to one another at the end of rehearsal so it seemed only fitting.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Levon wears his war wound like a crown

It's officially February now! Not that the weather is any different here then it had been in January, it's just something about this month that makes it better then January. Who knows why?

Anyway, Troy Women has officially opened! Tonight was our opening and it was great! Everyone was so amazing in the show. Everything came together and people loved it! I've never felt so happy to be a part of a show in all of my life. I proudly walk to the Pryz after every show covered in fake blood and dirt (cocoa powder and red velvet cake batter, great smell) and enjoy the multiple times I am asked what happened to my face. In high school, I would never have gone out in public like that. I guess I've grown.

The cast is amazing. We are all super goofy but know when it is time to get to work and become connected with the terrible lives of the Trojan women. Every person in the cast is incredibly talented and just wonderful. I'm going to miss the three seniors involved in this show so much.

Today was an amazing day with the only low point being when I had to clean the really gross microwaves and fridge in the Hartke. It was awful. Never allow anything to get that dirty, people will hate you forever when they have to clean it.

Life is just swell here and I'm very happy. The last week has been very nostalgic for me in terms of listening to music from my childhood and re watching We're Back! A Dinosaur Story which I remember loving as a child. The funniest part of the movie is the fact that three of the voices are Walter Cronkite, Jay Leno, and Julia Child. Talk about a random cast. It still is super entertaining including the really strange Little Richard song at the end.

There are two more days left of Troy Women and I will be so sad when it is over. Who will I tell my highs and lows to?

I hope everyone has a good February. Thanks for reading!