Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
My sisters and I have been working on a list of what we love most about doing shows at the shell. And when I say that we've been "working on a list", I mean that we brainstormed for 5 minutes on our way to the mall. Anyway, this is what we came up with. It is definitely not complete, just the beginning. And so, our list:
- Free drinks (powerade lemonade combo)
- Cute boys
- It's really easy for us to sneak into shows (we actually have a pass, so it's perfectly legal, but we call it "sneaking in")
- Meeting new people, forging new friendships.
- Christine, our awesome costumer
- Max the cat
- Being able to spend the whole summer with so much wonderful family
- Meeting celebrities, like Richard Losee (haha)
- Learning about and being immersed in new cultures
- Funny stories and memories
- Learning who you are while pretending to be someone else
- Hilarious quotes people say
- Dippin Dots
- The Steve Plowman fan club
- Learning songs
- Shawn Lynn
- Chair balancing on the hill
- Mic check
- Double rainbows
- Don't need to do your hair during the day
- Star gazing/finding weird creatures in the sky
- Intermission snack breaks
- Hilarious costumes
- Kendall, Dave, and Pete
- Having a routine
- and of course, Grandpa Elison.
On Thursday I stepped outside at about 6:00 in the evening, and wow...it just hit me. It's finally Scera shell weather. I sat there for a minute in the warm wind and memories totally overwhelmed me. I could feel the shell-the sounds, the smells, the excitement. It was so cool, and, as lame as it sounds, it made me incredibly happy. I just love going to the shell during the summer. I didn't realize how much I actually look forward to this time of year.
Last summer, Rob talked about how he wanted our cast to become like one big family. It happened, and that's probably my favorite part of the shell. The relationships formed over the rehearsal period are so great. I love having a second family during the summer. Also like Rob said, sometimes sad things happen in families, but it just brings the family closer together.
So, I can't wait to go back to the shell. Plus, they're showing Newsies there on September 7. How could it possibly be any better than that?
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I thought laughing through two AP tests was bad. I think I found something worse. At least, it hurts more. Laughing hysterically (to the point of not being able to breathe) through the reel is not fun. By the middle of that dance I thought I was going to pass out. And I still couldn't stop laughing. It was hilarious. So much for my technique...
Why was I laughing? That's the best part-I don't really know why. I think it was a culmination of everything that's been going on lately: the movie/movie poster, pariahdom, just really really good times with my best friends. Seriously. I love you all, and could not have survived this year without you.
PS-I'm still protesting AP music.
Friday, May 11, 2007
It's a good thing the Pariah is totally my hero-otherwise I would never be able to wear my sunglasses in public. Let's just say I get a lot of funny looks. Whenever someone gives me a look that says, "Girl with the pariah glasses, you are INSANE", I just laugh to myself and think, "Oh boy, if you only knew. If you could just understand how awesome these glasses are". It's going to take a lot of willpower to wear them in Disneyland while I do the "natalie run" by myself.
Come to think of it, it's going to be really sad going back to Disneyland without you all! Who will I do the L.A. dance with? Who am I going to scream with on Indiana Jones? I'm going to have fun with my family, but I'll really miss you guys. Oh well, at least I won't have to put up with that bus driver.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Three hours and only one or two sarcastic comments. It's boring, but I guess it's safer that way. Just not any fun. To quote Mark, "I'm gonna cry." A month ago I probably wouldn't have been able to control my sarcasm. I'm becoming more like Susan Henchard every day.
Sidenote: Austin is my new hero because of his awesome death scene today. Who knew?
Monday, May 07, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
SparkNotes says: "Susan Henchard - A meek, unassuming woman married to Michael Henchard when the novel opens. Overly concerned with propriety, Susan attempts to keep secrets about Henchard’s and Elizabeth-Jane’s identities in order to give the appearance of perfect family harmony."
Don't worry guys, the majority of us weren't type cast-Hannah is definitely not like Lucetta (or is she?)-but lately I've been feeling more and more like the woman I'm portraying in our English movie project. I don't know, I guess it's the whole "no emotion" thing. You know, I'm getting better at keeping a straight face. I practiced in English the other day. And I'm going to keep practicing, so if you see my blank face don't be frightened. I'm just getting into character. And by the way, I'm really excited to film the rest of our movie-especially the party scene (can we say stick dance?!) and the narration scenes in "the chair".