Friday, April 27, 2007


Working with high school kids is often more tiring than working with 8 year olds. I am this close (imagine me holding my forefinger and thumb 1 inch apart) from making them run laps before rehearsals in order to get them adequately tired.

However- the merits are pretty much awesome. I overheard this last night:

boy number 1: I have totally been shaving since June.
boy number 2: Right, but how often?
boy number 1: Once a week.
boy number2: Oh. I am already up to three times a week.
boy number 1: But the doctors say that I am only 80% of the way through puberty. . .so. . . .

I officially have a summer cast. . . holy talent batman. I won the directing lottery on this one. Last Saturday was spent listening to almost 100 performances by some pretty awesome talent. (and some not. . . one girl accompanied herself with her ipod.--ie. headphones. Honey, just because you can hear it doesn't necessarily mean that I can too.)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

why high school theatre is fun

Meet "Baby Think It Over," the mechanical doll that interrupts rehearsal every 3 minutes to be "Fed." I have a super cool part-time job.

Friday, April 20, 2007

its official. . .

. . . It really is the perfect drink.

diet coke WITH vitamins. hell yeah.

Monday, April 16, 2007

back. . . but not really

Back from London-- yay! But I don't have a ton of time otherwise so I am not 'really' back. I will post pictures soon though- fun times had by all.

I know I do this to myself, but allow the minor venting session-- it is good natured in intent. . . .

So, I am now officially employed at 3 places. Cast list went up today and I start rehearsals Wed, with auditions for the next show in a marathon session on Saturday. Fortunately, this will only officially last for one month. . or until the teaching things is done. Final presentations finish on May 7 and God willing, I will be done with grading by the weekend after. . . which gives me 3 weeks to put up a play quick. No sweat.

At least I am lucky enough to be working at things that fill my heart with joy. Damn lucky.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

what I will not be doing for an entire week

My boss kindly informed me that my laptop is not insured when I take it pub hopping across the pond. darn it all. V A C A T I O N

*Note this is an old photo, I like to call "Nerd with the Nerd Board."

PS. This is not my boss. In fact, I don't know who this is. I doubt he appreciates appearing on my blog.


Does any one else get intense satisfaction from organizing the files in their itunes? I am pretty sure that I do not need every Michael Jackson song ever written or the untitled Enya selection. And, what could be better than "Barbie Girl?" How about "Barbie Girl-Extended"

Yes, yes, crummy post after a long absence. I be busy! (London, T-2 days)