Wednesday, November 24, 2004


In case anyone reads this, this will probably be the last post I have time or energy for in the next couple of weeks. My play opens next week and no longer really have a computer. Which means it is difficult for me to find time to come sit in the frigid basement in the computer lab to write this. My computer died. And angel helped me fix it long enough to get some really important sentimental pictures off of the croaking harddrive and I was able to back up my newer documents as well. But then today I had to deal with nonangelic tech guys at CompUSA who are barely competant at breathing. I know that's mean but they were meaner. HA!

Okay, I guess that still is a little harsh. Maybe he was just having a bad day. In any case, email and AIM have become less than wonderful ways to get in touch with me as I will not be able to be online or check my mail as much as I usually do. I will not have my computer fixed before the end of the quarter. It will make writing my 15 page research

That's all I have time for. I"m exhausted. We finished teching my show tonight. It is beautiful. Come see it December 3rd and 4th at the Wallis

Goodnight and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2004

why protest?

I just finished writing a VERY rough draft of my Theater research paper. I only have to turn in a rough draft but I kind of wish my rough version was alittle less rough.

So, I am exhausted. We had our last run through before tech week starts tonight at rehearsal. Which was great...(I keep forgetting that the people who would get the "which is great" joke do not know about this blog. Such as my ASM, the cast, and the director of Wintertime. Oh well) We start going crazy...I mean we start adding technical elements on Saturday.

I'm going to bed now. I just wanted to procrastinate a little longer. Its been an incredibly long time since I stayed up this late.


Saturday, November 13, 2004

Too much!

I just got back from an amazing performance one of my best friends was in. It was a performance studies show which meant a lot of obtruse symbolism and crazy action sequences (I know, that really doesn't do it justice...) The amount of caffeine imbibed in this play was also amazing. It was an adaptation of Antigone and I would recommend you go see it except for the sad fact that tonight was the last performance.
I went to yoga this morning. It is a wonderful thing. Erica said she can see me as a yoga master/instructor. That made me feel special :-) It will be a good day job some day when I am good enough to actually make a living doing that.
This afternoon was Wintertime rehearsal. If you like amazing plays, I definately suggest you go read some of Charles Mee's works. They are found at He wrote the play I'm stage managing (Wintertime) and has an amazing grasp on human relationships and the absurd things that happen in them. He's also really good at demonstrating catharsis. I love the fact that we have a "Door Slamming" scene.
For those of you who live far away and who I haven't had a lot of time to talk to lately, I haven't been able to talk lately because of this play. It consumes my time. I am at the theater over 40 hours a week doing stuff for the show or for class. Then there is my part time job. Oh yeah, and classes. Anyways, I love what I'm doing despite the busyness. The cast makes me laugh and the director and I have a good relationship. Even if I'm having a bad day, they manage to make me happy. I am the unofficial "laugh-o-meter." If I laugh, chances are it might be funny so we should leave it in for the time being. My laugh is what is listened for, apparently, when people try new things in rehearsal. I think that's flattering? I've become kind of selfconscious, though, about how loud and distinctive my laugh is...

Well, I'm off to start writing my philosophy of religion paper. It is due in a couple days and I haven't even finished reading the book I'm using to argue about...stuff... Obviously I need to figure out what that "stuff" is.

BandWagon Jumper

Because my sister finally gave in to the trend, so did I. I feel like it is not so bad if she does it too :-) I don't have much to say at the moment. I just got back from Sheil, the Catholic Center on campus. I had a lot of fun with wonderful people having dinner and watching Shrek 2.

I guess I should explain the name "Samadhi Seeker." It relates to yoga. Samadhi is "The state of being aware of one’s Existence without thinking." (I got this definition from It sounds like a wonderful thing. And I think it relates to Christianity very well, although I'm sure some of you may disagree. But I think the endeavor to form a perfect union with God is a good goal even though it may not be attainable. It is often the striving towards something like that which is important.

Well, that's enough wisdom for the evening. I hope you don't mind me copying your wonderfulness, sister dearest. I love you!