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Friday night the company moved into the theatre and rehearsed for 12 hours. Saturday we met at 11am and were there for about 12 hours again, including running two shows. And can I just say, I had the time of my life.
The above shot is from The Rhythm of Life, our showstopper number. I’m one of the hippies on the right hand side.
My part wasn’t large. And I probably didn’t make much of an impression on the people who didn’t know me. But I was there, I worked hard, I had fun and I felt so alive, so concentrated, so more me than I do on “normal” days. So obviously I now have a massive post-show slump emotionally, which I know is true for most of the company. We’re spamming each other on facebook and our group is full of messages and pictures and we have massive withdrawal symptoms. It feels a bit better knowing it’s not just me.
We have three weeks off before we do a few weeks of general technique/skills and then we audition for parts in the company’s next endeavour – a pantomime. I’ve never been in one (or seen one properly, I don’t think) but it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun. I already know when our Christmas show is and where they will be, which is great for a long term planner like myself. I can get all organised..
Woo! I’m loving this so much. I of course hope to get a bit more material to bite into in the next one, but I’m very happy that I had seven lines and appeared in almost half of the show. Lots of face time is always good. Since I’ve grown a lot as a dancer and actor in the last six months I’m hoping my audition goes a little better this time around, to say it was abysmal in January is such an understatement. The company is a collection of extremely talented people, and I know I’m not in the top bracket of talent at all. However, I am very determined and desperate to learn.
I was still a bit migraine prone this morning, and after taking a pill I grabbed my iPhone to check my email, and lo and behold, there was an email from Open University saying that the assignment I handed in on Thursday was marked and ready for collection. My tutor is an efficient man! I logged in, and saw immediately that my score was 89%! Big shot of adrenaline, jumping around happily and calling parental unit to get parental praise ensued. Good times.
I’m listening to Frank Sinatra while organising some things in My Room, while Mr Pharmacist and his father are sorting out bits and bobs around the house. Christmas starts this weekend for me, and I am in a blissfully good mood. Life is pretty good, to be honest.
Life goes on, and I keep doing what I do, which is learning as much as possible.
At the moment I’m playing with this book:
which is so far dead easy, almost a bit too easy.
It helps that
a) I already know HTML pretty well
b) I also happen to know a fair bit of VBA, and this one uses VBA rather than C#, which is pretty good for me actually, I’m totally understanding what’s happening here so far. This is cool.
In lamer news, I appear to be reading Twilight, mainly because my flist keeps going on about it. Don’t get me wrong, no one has said it is good, and I can’t argue with that. There’s something compelling about the way it’s written, even though I hate Bella with all my heart. Girlfriend, if it was me who moved to a smaller place at 17 to go to a new school and all the boys fell over me and I’d never even had a boyfriend before, I’d be stoked. OHWAIT – I did move at 17 to go to a new school, but I remained as undesirable as ever. Funny that!
I want to smack her over the head so much for being so arrogant, so self-involved, so Poor Little Me! Oh Bella, such a special snowflake that vampires can’t even read her mind! If I was Lauren, I’d hate Bella’s guts too. Ugh. I put it down yesterday intending to leave it for a while, but felt compelled to continue today after all. It is very likely because when I picture Edward, I can’t help but picture Robert Pattison, which I quite enjoy doing.
I guess it’s a love/hate sort of thing. I’m being punished for reading it by the pure undiluted disgust I’m feeling towards the main character, but I just can’t help myself. I think someone put something in the Internet Water recently, there is no escape from this Twilight Madness.
It’s much better written than A Devil Wears Prada, I’ll give it that. It doesn’t hurt me to read it because of the writing, just because Bella Swan is a bloody moron. I hear she doesn’t improve with time, either. I hope Edward eats her in the end, and then hooks up with someone better, and Bella gets a reality check. That’s be awesome. Somehow I doubt my wish will come true!
There. I feel better now.
…well, apart from that the stop button isn’t stopping it for any other reason than it’s breaking the code, and the ‘previous’ button has to be clicked twice before doing anything, but I’m sure I can figure it out.
Next: add google map thingy and validate a form.. and then I am done with the coding for this project exam.
Oh, wait. 1800 words to write, too. Guess what I’m doing this weekend!
…if you guessed “seeing Wall-E”, you are CORRECT.
I actually get what they’re saying in that paragraph, but seriously. This manual is driving me nuts.