Sunday, November 29, 2009

Last Week of Classes

Ahhh! This week is the last week of the semester. How did time fly by so insanely fast?

Oh yes. 2 shows. That could do it.

Anyway, this coming week should be pretty insane. I've got KP's Holiday Concert coming up Thursday night (which we still need to publicize) as well as one additional performance at CSUN, and lots of additional rehearsals for said concerts. Then, academically, I have a Chinese test on Friday and a 15 page term paper in philosophy that's also due Friday. Plus Adam's birthday is Wednesday, and I still want to work more on my scene for acting at some point. And maybe even catching up with friends who I haven't seen in a while because I've been so crazy busy. So it should be an interesting week.

But today was good. I got up and actually did some philosophy reading. Now I've finished Books 1-3 of the Republic. Do I have any idea what my paper's going to be about? Not a clue. I'm kind of terrified. And lots more homeworking. I took a trip to Target, not realizing that it'd be super busy on a Sunday afternoon, but at least I got a lot of things I needed--toothpaste, soap, fun reading material... You know, essential stuff. Unfortunately, one thing I was looking for was a lithium cell battery for my computer's remote control, and I didn't take down the exact thickness that I needed, so I didn't know which I wanted. Which means I need to go back at some point. But I didn't get everything I needed, because I couldn't find some stuff, so I'll be back at some point. Hopefully when there's less crowds! Then drove back, which took literally an hour for what should be a 20 minute drive. I got through 2 This American Life podcasts. But there must have been a bunch of things going on because two of the main streets I needed to get home (and they're nowhere near each other, by the way) had police blocking the way and I had to find weird detours to go around them. It was a pain. But now I can plug my alarm clock into the socket near my bed. Yay extra-outlet-machines!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just got home from a surprise birthday party for one of the Company cast members. It was fun. It's pretty late now, but I'm not terribly worried--my Chinese class tomorrow morning is canceled, so I won't have class until 3pm! Yay!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Longest Tech Day Ever

Today was the longest day of tech that I've had in a long time.

But the day didn't start off teching. Instead, it started at 10:30 am, with me going off to work on a Chinese oral project. We'd meant to work on it last night, but had to postpone: first from my rehearsal going later than I thought, then he seemed to have plans, then I made plans... It was a bit of a mess. But we rescheduled for 10:30 Sunday morning--a bit early for a Sunday, but what can you do?

I call at 10:30, heading over to campus (I'd left my bike there the night before and forgotten to retrieve it, so I was stuck walking), and I called asking where to meet. Well turns out he's off to breakfast, can we postpone? Grr.... But fine. I get a Jamba Juice at Cafe 84 and get to Parkside, where we're meeting, at 11:10. I call again. "You ready?" I ask. But nope. He's still eating, but he'll be done soon, he says. "Not long though, right?" I ask. "Nah, not long. Maybe.......... 15 minutes, just to be safe?"

At this point it's almost an hour after we were originally supposed to meet up. And I'm called at 2pm. And I have paperwork to fill out, work to do... But what can I do? So I wait. He gets done and we work on the project. It's due by 10pm, which means we have to be done before I go to tech. It's just not an option. I try to hurry us along, but it's pretty slow going. By the time we're done with my stuff (we arrange it so I can get out of there ASAP) it's 1:30 and I have barely enough time to run home, grab my computer and homework as well as some food, and dash back to the Massman.

I shouldn't have worried. They weren't done yet. I went with a friend to grab more food, since my tiny Hot Pocket wasn't quite enough food for my late lunch. I get a Lunchable from the Lot, hehe! We go back to the DRC and wait.

And wait and wait and wait.

It's 5 o'clock when our director tells us there was an electrical issue of some sort and we can go get dinner for an hour. That was three long hours of waiting... Yikes! We're dying to get away from the DRC, so a few of us go to the Urth Cafe in downtown Los Angeles. It's pretty good, although they wouldn't give me a sandwich plain so I had to scoop off cabbage and sauce. It's tasty, though not my personal cup of tea. We drive back and wait around a while longer. We finally start the cue to cue at 7pm.

Our original plan? Cue to cue from 2-6, an hour for dinner, then a dress run at 7pm. Oops. That's live theater for you!

The cue to cue takes until 11pm. It's long, slow, and pretty boring, especially since there's a lot of things that need to be fixed in the placements of the lights, but which can't be done until tomorrow. But it was still amusing. I had my computer, so there was a source of constant amusement, and people started getting a little loopy and telling all kinds of silly jokes.

For being stuck in a tiny black box of a theatre for nine hours, it wasn't too terrible. Not that I'd want to be there in that situation again. But it could be a lot worse.

And tomorrow, we get to go right back there again! Maybe this time we'll actually get through the show though, hehe!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I have a paper due two hours ago I should be working on.

Company rehearsals are going fine, although it's annoying that I'm not in Act II so I get bored.

I have a lot of homework.

I'm auditioning for Urinetown this week.

I don't have much time to write.

I saw Lexi in a show this weekend. She was good. It was amusing.

KP is going well. We're hunting for a new name.