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21 September 2009 @ 11:11 pm
/so beat that I'm only updating so that I don't have to play catch-up tomorrow  

Today really didn't let up. XD

9:10-10 -- Swedish, yo. Or jo. Uh. Yes, my sense of humor deteriorates as the night progresses.

10:10-10:30 -- We get scenes in Theater 11. SCENES. And Chris the Prof is kind enough to announce that we should be as off-book and polished as possible ("Just perform through as much of it as you can") by next Wednesday. This is fucking Sparta-quality madness, you guys. Especially with all the shit I have to get done by this weekend.


10:30-11 -- My partner, Joseph, and I look through our scene. The play is Problem Child. He gets to grab my shoulders and yell "Are you fucking out of your mind?", and I get to yell back, "Yes! Yes, I'm out of my mind!", and shit like this. XD Then we go and make copies of it and agree to meet later to run it a few times.

11-11:20 -- Walk back from school.

11:20-11:50 -- Read Problem Child. My character is an ex-crackhead who briefly turned to prostitution while her husband was in prison. He's out now and trying to make a better person of himself, especially since a social worker took away their baby daughter. In Joseph's and my scene, Denise (me) tells R.J. (Joseph) about how Helen the Social Worker slipped in their bathroom while she and Denise were arguing and hit her head on the toilet. She then tells R.J. about how she and Phillie (the hotel janitor) buried Helen's body out behind the hotel.

I shit you not. XD'

11:50-1 -- Lunch, Swedish homework, and a quick phone call from eltea, kind of interspersed/all at once/all over the place.

1-1:30 -- Walk back to school.

1:30-3 -- My English seminar. Brave New World still. Tomorrow I need to finish the book and write a quasi-intelligent forum post about it, or I will go down in flames. We talked about Shakespeare a little, though, because it's John the Savage's Bible, for all intents and purposes. Interesting stuff. I'm still one of the few people that is willing to break "What do you think?" silences in that class, and today the teacher picked up on it and asked why so many people were so quiet. I felt smug. /snob

3-3:30 -- Walk home again. (Jiggedy-jig.)

3:30-4:45 -- A round-trip to Safeway, because I was running out of food. Yay for spending more money than I'd like to for basic needs.

4:45-5:15 -- Read "An Ordinary Soldier of the Queen," a pretty good short story (and prize-winner) from our short story book. I am now really pissed off at my teacher, though, because that was not fucking psychological realism kfuckingthnx. :D Eat candy and spoil my dinner because I want to.

5:15-5:35 -- Walk back to school to meet Joseph to rehearse.

5:35-5:45 -- Read the essays in the back about "Ordinary Soldier."

5:45-6:45 -- Read the scene. Analyze the scene. Analyze the beats. Read the scene again. Stand up and read the scene with some very rudimentary blocking.

6:45-7:05 -- Walk home again.

7:05-now -- Make dinner. Eat dinner. Hang out in the kitchen while my roommate sleeps/talks on the phone/does stuff/makes tea. Talk to eltea on the phone for an hour and forty minutes. Catch up with the internet. Print out Creative Writing critiques for tomorrow. Slowly run out of battery. XD

And now I really ought to go die in bed before I pass out on the floor somewhere. XD

Pff, fortunately loling with my roommates about the fact that I've been recruited to be a Surprise Party Distraction, which is just a really bad idea in every possible way has made me feel a little better about how stupidly stressed I am about the whole thing, /fail. This week just... fails, on the whole.

DON'T WORRY; I'M EATING CHOCOLATE RIGHT NOW which will mean I won't be able to get to sleep and will wake up exhausted again like I did this morning because my brain kept wanting to check if it was morning.


You know, the irony is that I posted to another forum earlier talking about how LJ has given me so much perspective on my life and made my problems seem smaller. LOL GOOD JOKE, ME.

Feeling: draineddrained
On the Radio: "Now Comes the Night" - Rob Thomas
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Vitamin C: L and Misatierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Pahhh, it wasn't that bad. x) And making you happy makes me happy, so win-win there. :3

*snuggles anyway plz* 8D

It is seriously insane, haha. XD
give me time. and a crayon.: Dance Ianto dance!the_gabih on September 22nd, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
LOL your play sounds hilarious! I gave up drama way back, but the last thing I did was playing the eldest sister of three whose mother was in hospital. The sister herself was going slowly insane trying to hold everyone together. It was great. A year later, on watching episode 37 of DN, I realised I'd kinda been channelling Light on her main monologue, which made me rather happy. xD

Brave New World is truly epic- and thanks for the reminder! (I need to write a commentary on its intro for next week...)

You still have Safeway over there? Awesome! I remember going to one when I was a kid, but you never see them any more. :(

Chocolate is good! Hope everything works out okay. *huggles*

Edited at 2009-09-22 10:07 am (UTC)
Vitamin C: Arthur/Merlintierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
Theater is my Other Favorite Hobby after writing, haha. XD And they interact frighteningly well. XD

...and oh, my, haha. XD I was about to ask why people write such batshit crazy plays, and then I remembered that happy families make for bad drama. XD

Looooove that book. XD Get it so much better now that I'm not in tenth grade reading it for the first time, haha. XD

We have Safeways everywhere! XD I guess they're a lot more prominent in the States. XD

*huggles* Ty, bb!! :3
goddess of this and that: hauruhappy_mystic on September 22nd, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
That play sounds quite awesome, I must say. Hang in there, you!

I always end up breaking those awkward silences in class, too!
Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
It is intense! XD And thank you; I am trying my best. :3

Haha, they're awful! XD I just have to find something annoying and English major-y to say... XD
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Vitamin C: L - Bluetierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
It. Is so. Weird. XD

Well, provided that I survive this semester, I should be set up pretty well. XD
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Vitamin C: Improving Lifetierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
It's funny -- I did a ten-minute one-act in a play that was composed of a series of them freshman year, and two friends, my current roommate and one of our roommates last year, came and saw it. It was a takeoff on the political campaigning going on, and there was a part where I had to yell over a HUGE bunch of whooping and chanting and silliness, and the first thing Desiree said after the play was, "I didn't know you could shout like that." XD

I really don't yell much in regular existence, but I guess that's the magic of theater! XD

AGREED. Ice cream for dinner is probably my favorite. XD
I MUST: Falling into Darknesssabriel75 on September 22nd, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Just be cool... that's what my theater producer would always tell us.

We were performing No Exit at a Conservative Christian Liberal Arts College. It had two women kissing... haha. The scene was cut... imagine that!

I say: Out of Your Minds a fantastic way to begin the week :) Just saying, y/y?
Vitamin C: Light - Wettierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Haha, that is the hope! XD

Oh, dear; I can imagine--! XD Two girls last year were doing a scene from Stop, Kiss that was supposed to be awkward, developing UST between them, and they had trouble. XD'

That... is a very good point. XD
marissa: Loveabitofadork7 on September 22nd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Busy, busy bunny. XD

THAT PLAY. Sounds hilarious. XD I wish I could grab someone's shoulders and ask, "ARE YOU OUT YOUR MIND?" That'd be fun. I think I might just do so for the heck of it, tomorrow.

I'm glad you're eating your chocolate. That's a very smart move, after such a long day. XD
Vitamin C: Improving Lifetierfal on September 23rd, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)

It's insaneeeee. I am really excited for it, provided that we can get it to a place I'm remotely happy with, haha. XD

It was very much so. :3
marissaabitofadork7 on September 23rd, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)

That sounds like fun. Let us know how it turns out. XD

Chocolate is love, my friend. XD
Rex: bleach - blehicequeenrex on September 23rd, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)

Well, if you can't argue with them, bury them, yes? XD Oh dear... Sounds like a pretty sad story though. :( And bleh to work. I know how you feel. *nods sagely*

Hope you're not stressing yourself too much, hon. Take care and good luck with all your work! :)

*hugs you hard*
Vitamin C: Misatierfal on September 24th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
That's certainly Denise's philosophy! XD It's surprisingly not-depressing, even though it doesn't turn out particularly well.

*pets you*

I'm doing my best, haha. XD

*hugs!* :3