Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Another Suitcase In Another Hall

Sorry for the long wait readers! For some reason I just kept forgetting to post so my apologies!
I didn't make the cast. I got cut again. Not being able to be on the stage sucks. This is the 5th production that I have been cut from. Well not exactly 'cut' but I haven't been able to be on stage in quite some time. I was cut from Sweeney Todd, have been told that I was an understudy for my last colleges production (which was fun in it's own way, don't get me wrong), I wasn't needed to help with makeup for a children's production of Fiddler on the Roof, got cut from Jesus Christ Superstar, and now I have been cut from this. During Christmas time I literally had to beg one of the churches in town to let me perform in A Christmas Carol, and even then my role was little but I was the best Martha Cratchit I could be for two days straight and I was relieved that nobody threw holy water on me for not "BEING A CHURCH MEMBER." If I didn't have anything to do on Sundays I would go to this church, everyone there was incredibly supportive and kind.

But yeah, giving up caffeine for three weeks, practicing for 2 months, and then finding out that you were cut really sucks. I knew I didn't give the best performance I could have because the nerves were there but I am still disappointed. I understand why I wasn't cast but I am not going to dwell on it or hold it against the director or anything. Sure, I think casting the costume guys daughter was a bit ridiculous but I wasn't at the first auditions on the first day so maybe she is deserving. However I was talking to another girl who auditioned that day and apparently the girl who got my part was only there for five minutes. This girl is the same one who never even auditioned for Sweeney Todd yet got a part. Everyone at my college thinks that she is just the most talented person in the world yet when I first spoke to her she called me a bitch. Lovely. Now I'm not trying to be a sore loser because I didn't receive a role and  I truly don't wish anything horrible on this show, but I cannot help but hope she loses her voice right before the performance. The girl who is her understudy auditioned with me and I would much rather see her on stage than the diva.

Everyone else who got a part I am fully supporting and can only wish broken legs to each and every one of them. It hurts to not be a part of the ' theatre family' but I will try and be a good 2nd cousin once removed to them all. There will be other auditions and I'm not done yet. As Eva Peron might say, another suitcase in another hall.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Waiting Time

Well nobody has called my house yet to tell me if I have received a role or not. I don't recall anyone saying they would call us this time around but we only have to wait until Monday to see the cast list. I'm pretty nervous and for some reason I think that I may have been cut this time around. As I may have mentioned in previous posts before this I do not consider myself much of a singer and that is all that this audition seemed to be- singing. I did have fun and would love to be a part of the show but as someone used to tell me "no news is good news" so I should just stay positive for now.

During this agonizing waiting process I have been trying to keep myself busy; cleaning, marathoning a show I need to catch up on, and basically a bunch of other things to get the audition out of my mind. Nothing seems to be working.

However I just read online that one guy always makes a list of the good and bad things that he did after an audition so that is exactly what I did to pass the time.

The Good
-I made them laugh
-I thanked the piano player for the accompaniment at the beginning because it is ALWAYS a good thing to -have the piano player/music instructor on your side.
-Thanked everyone at the end for their time.
-Told everyone that they did great and gave them high fives even when I thought otherwise.
-Was willing to try out for other parts
-Sang with the one other girl a song that I have never heard before in my life. Power in numbers!
-Sang 99% of the right notes for the character I wanted.
-Was the only person in the room to sing a tough repeatable part of the 1st song correctly.

The Bad
-Showed that I was wrong after I totally effed up the song I didn't know
- Was not character enough and showed no signs of character-ism for the 3 girl characters. (Yes character-ism is now a word.)
-Have a tendency to sing like the person next to me. EVERY TIME.
- Nobody looked impressed with my 99% correct note song. Darn.
-Did not put any choreography into the character I wanted while I was singing. I'm starting to think that that may have been a smart idea.

Ugh, still waiting for the results!!! Downton Abbey comes on later tonight, maybe that will get my mind off of this until tomorrow!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Yesterday at around 6:00 I happened to audition for my colleges spring musical. Now for months I have been listening to the soundtrack on and off to get the feel for each of the characters and their songs. However the soundtrack did not inform me that the actual score for the production was majorly crazetastical! Maybe I just didn't listen to the music enough but I swear the music for the show was played 10 times slower than normal. The girl accompanying us was pretty good and I probably was singing too speedily for the tempo but I do miss the awesome guy who accompanied us during the last musical. Oh well, change can be good.

And it just so happened that six guys that I know decided to audition tonight and only one other girl besides myself which I found pretty neat because in my opinion the less people auditioning with you the better. She wasn't even going for the part I wanted either so that was also a plus!

To begin with everyone circled around the piano and sang the first song of the show--completely wrong to begin with. It was pretty hilarious considering it went something like this;" "AT THEEEEE ASTFGKJOPIUYTHWMVLBNVGTYVNNIGQWRT!" Thankfully everyone was laughing after the music  director asked us exactly what the hell we were singing.I doubt we even knew but it wasn't in a together-like fashion! After a few more times singing the opening number as a warm up we all sat down and went by gender. Guys auditioned for a male character first.

Two guys completely effed the song up but were laughing about it. It was quite the down to earth type of audition which I enjoyed lots.

After the guys sang for the one character the music director asked us two ladies if anyone was going for the lead female character. I wasn't but there is power in numbers so I went up to sing with her. The song was the only freaking one I didn't listen to before the audition so obviously I didn't do so well with that one but laughed it off anyways. I sang the song waaaaay too fast but luckily I would like to think I didn't take it too seriously. Music director was laughing as soon as I said CHAIR the second time. Laughter is the key to success!  But when I sat down I swear my face turned a bright lobster colored red. I was blushing. I never blush. I don't even know what that was!

After the guys all sang for another character the next song the girls were asked to sing was for the character I wanted and I was happy that the girl beside me went up to sing with me like I did with her. Again, power in numbers! I actually thought I did really good when I sang it but sadly I don't think anyone was that impressed.

After the guys sang two more songs (which were really fun little tunes) the music director called me specifically up to the piano to sing the part of another character. I did my best and some guy afterwards told me that I was adorable but I'm not getting my hopes up. Not one of my better auditions I can say that. On Monday we are to find out who get's cast and I'm already kind of dreading it.

I know that two guys who auditioned with me are surely going to get cast because they were awesome but to everyone else it's fair game. Honestly I thought everyone did super super super good but in the end only 9 of us will be cast which will be a shame for a lot of us. If I'm not cast I am always willing to help backstage because more than likely help will be needed when it gets closer to production time. Wish me broken legs until Monday!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You Are What You Eat!

If this were somehow true I would definitely not be a Dr.Pepper. Or a cranberry juice. Or a pickle. Or a shrimp. Not only are these foods that I really do not like and would never eat again, but that would make me incredibly sad if I were to become one of those things. Or apple cider vinegar, but that's more of a condiment than anything else so I'm not sure if one could turn into a cooking ingredient...

Not that I'm saying people should become cannibals because that is weird and personally freaks me out beyond belief and I do not endorse cannibalism in any way, shape, or form. Do not turn into Hannibal Lector my dear readers. 

However if everything you eat is a vegetable then that makes you a vegetable and that's not a good thing when you know what a vegetable is besides a healthy treat of yumminess, or disgustingness depending on how you wish to look at it or what type of vegetable you are eating. But being a vegetable of a person is not something to be happy about, it is actually quite tragic.

And if you eat tacos does that automatically make you a Mexican? Or if you eat fish and chips does that make you British? And if I were to eat a danish pastry does that mean I'm from Denmark? No. No it does not.

I will never enjoy this expression. I have quite the everlasting dislike of it. Why am I blogging about this you may ask? Because someone I know actually took the expression seriously. Eat whatever you want in moderation, make good choices, live life as a person, not a watermelon. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Miss America

So I watched the Miss America pageant the other night. I try so hard not to be judgmental when it comes to pageants because these girls have gone through a ton of stuff to get to this point and I have an  acquaintance who actually competed in Miss Teen USA in 1996.

Unfortunately just because someone I know competed in a pageant once that does not mean I agree with  the tactics that they go through to become 'beautiful' are okay. When I was in Minnesota a long time ago I accidentally ran into a former Miss Teen USA in a woman's restroom. At the time I had no idea who it was considering all I heard was some lady telling her child to throw up in the stall a few doors next to mine. When I came out a thin lady wearing a sash with Miss Teen >State< was washing her hands and I learned right then that this was not right. The lady who I thought was her mom was actually her manager and because I was only about 10 or so at the time she just gave me a look that said if you tell anyone you will be sorry. The pageant lady was very nice to me though and I actually got a picture with her afterwards because my mom had no freaking idea what had just happened when we came out. Sure, Miss >State<  may have just had an allergic reaction to something she ate but for some reason I feel that there are other ways to solve that than to have someone screaming at a girl who is only about 15 to go throw up. I have never really told anyone that story before considering I have a feeling that nobody would believe me. In my opinion starving yourself and throwing up does not make you beautiful. If anything it just causes more problems in the long run and if you are in a pageant one day you will get dizzy and fall down on the stage whilst wearing the latest swimsuit and that will not be fun. I'm not saying that all contestants of the pageant world stoop to that level, in fact a lot of them don't. I know many of them are told to not eat certain foods before the pageant but that has been happening probably since the Miss America thing began and that seems to be a little bit healthier than not eating altogether or to eat and then purge.

One of my favorite Miss America's who I was lucky enough to hear speak in Michigan is Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999. She is a diabetes advocate and has had type 1 diabetes since 1993 and unlike a lot of other winners she does seem to care about the cause. I have been a type 1 since I was six years old and when I heard her speak I knew that I could do anything even if I was a diabetic. I remember in one of her speeches she stated how she went low backstage and that nobody at the pageant knew that she was diabetic. She started eating something that was "not on the list of approved foods" and apparently all the girls  got really mad until they found out that she was diabetic and that if she didn't eat she could be hospitalized. I heard her speak when I was just diagnosed so a lot of this could have been reworded but either way she had a big impact on me and for that I thank her.

But anyways as for the 2013 pageant!
- The scripted introductions always make me want to kick the writers.
- The intro song that they used was One Directions What Makes You Beautiful. Yeah that should already say something right there...
- Michigan got cut quite quickly which was a shame because usually I like to vote for my own state!
-Mckayla Maroney was a judge. I doubt she will be impressed tonight but who knows.
- All the swimsuits were the same. EVERY.LAST.ONE. I have no idea how someone can judge the this when every girl is wearing the same one but only 2 are wearing it in a different color.

- I hated these dresses

Apparently Miss Illinois's fashion inspiration was Jessica Rabbit... this looks nothing like Jessica Rabbit's dress. And she couldn't walk in it either.
Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers competes in the evening gown portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. Rogers was named first runner-up. Photo: Isaac Brekken
I feel that her boobs are going to pop out of this dress for some reason. Not cool.
-Miss Texas favorite gown

Really I didn't like any of the ball gowns except Texas. I found them quite boring. Oh and they all came from the same store which probably didn't help much when it came to choosing.
- They decided to fill up some time by having the losing girls pretend to work out on stage. I felt embarrassed  FOR THEM.
-They brought out donuts for the losing girls as well. They looked so confused as to what to do with them but they had to take a bite for television purposes, it was just sad. The only one who looked like she could care less was Miss Nebraska. Rock on Nebraska!
-Miss Iowa's name is Mariah Cary. And she dances, she doesn't sing. And they said her name every chance they got because it is oh so funny to have a contestant with the same name as a singer.
- Miss Texas twirled batons. No, they did not get set on fire which I was strongly hoping would happen  Miss Congeniality style.
- Miss Wyoming should have worn this for her ball gown. I thought it was the most beautiful dress of the night.

-Miss New York definitely had the most fun during the talent portion with her tap dance. Good for her.
-Miss Maryland was lucky I wasn't in the audience because I would have pushed her off the stage and sand the rest myself. She sang I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables and completely butchered it and in no context could she ever relate to it. This pissed me off so much.
Basically none of these ladies are going to be the next Vanessa Williams when it comes to the talent portion.

Question and Answer!
Just watch:
I apologize for the bad quality of the video, twas the only one I could find!

Why must South Carolina always shame their state with their answers? "I WANT TO BE FEATURED IN A FOOTBALL GAME!" Whaaaat?!?!? 

In the end Miss New York won. Congrats to her! But for  once I would really like to see a pale girl compete for Miss America. JUST ONCE. I don't even care if she wins I just want to see it! And why must everyone be spray tanned? WHY?!?!?!? 

Now onto my question: If you are a girl or a transvestite or even a guy what color dress would you wear or what color dress do you like to see in these pageants? Personally I would wear something like this because I love glitter and pink!

Golden Globes 2013

As always I tend to watch award shows when I have nothing to do and when nothing else is on. However this year I made a special point to tune into the Golden Globes because Les Miserables was nominated in a few categories and of course I want that movie to win everything.

To start off with, the fashion.
Anne Hathaway:

This Chane; dress is just simply elegant and I loved it. Fits her new hairstyle perfectly and instead of this being a "safe choice" I thought it really stood out among a lot of the other dresses.

Kaley Cuoco:
Golden Globes 2013 - Kaley Cuoco
I thought the red lipstick wasn't needed but I am absolutely in love with the dress.

Helena Bonham Carter:
Golden Globes 2013 - Helena Bonham Carter
As always I loved her style. And the purse is what completely makes this a Helena look.

Golden Globes 2013 - Halle Berry
Maybe not the most appropriate choice to wear to the Golden Globes but Halle Berry has the body to pull anything off. Although the dress may show off a little of the stomach it is beautiful none the less. Maybe not the best dress to pick during the winter months but I honestly liked it.

Kate Hudson
Golden Globes 2013
Bold choice of dress and it looks nice on her but I could never pull something like this off.

Amanda Seyfried
Golden Globes 2013
She looked just like a princess. This had to be my favorite of the night.

Jennifer Garner

I love the color and detail of this dress and it fits her perfectly! I'm glad she didn't over-accessorize and just let the outfit speak for itself.

Julianna Margulies

I always love her outfits during these events. Lovely as always although I would have preferred a different hairstyle.

Michelle Dockery:
Golden Globes 2013 - Michelle Dockery
I love Michelle but I think she could have picked a better choice of dress. I've never been a huge fan of turtlenecks but even if I'm not a huge fan she definitely looks very beautiful and can hold her own against the Hollywood fashion critics.

Nicole Kidman:

She looked so beautiful. Best dressed of the night next to Amanda Seyfried!

Lucy Liu

I would have never expected Lucy Liu to wear something like this but she looked glorious and I was happy to see someone other than Helena be unique on the carpet this year.

Sienna Miller:
Golden Globes 2013 - Siena Miller
Not a fan. It's a somewhat cute dress but it's not appropriate for the Golden Globes. It might match my grandmothers curtains now that I think about it...

Julia Louis Dreyfus
Golden Globes 2013
I loved  the dress and found it to be really beautiful just not on her.  Maybe it's just the picture but

Emily Mortimer

There is no polite way to say this; this dress is hideous and needs to be burned.

Taylor Swift

I really disliked this dress. Taylor usually looks nice at these award shows but this dress was just boring- kind of like her music (Yes. I did just say that.)

Olivia Munn

This dress makes me frown and shake my head in shame.

Before the Show
Of course a ton of the actors, directors, singers, etc. were interviewed but I couldn't help but notice that when someone was interviewing the amazingly talented Helen Mirren a certain Sofia Vergara kept looking insanely mad that SHE wasn't being the one interviewed yet. Um it's Helen Mirren dear, you are nothing compared to her.

The Show:
If they could have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host every year I would not complain. They were much better than Gervais and had me laughing a lot and not in an "OMG I can't believe they just said that" way. Well done ladies.

The first award was presented by Bradley Cooper and Kate Hudson - 'Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture' and Christoph Waltz won and seemed really happy about his win. Good for him.

Kerry Washington and Dennis Quaid presented ' Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries of TV Movie' and Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey won. I'm always super upset that she never shows up to these award shows but am still very glad she always wins.

'Best Miniseries or TV Movie' -Game Change
'Best Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie-Julianne Moore for Game Change.
I have not seen Game Change so I can't really comment on the win. I thought Jessica Lange should have got it for American Horror Story: Asylum but sadly when you play Sara Palin you will automatically win no matter what.

Catherine Zeta Jones looked gorgeous (as she always does) and introduced the reel for Les Miserables. I cannot think of a more perfect person to have done that with the exception of Victor Hugo himself or Claude-Michel Schönberg.

They then introduced the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association like they always do. I know a lot of people could care less about them but I believe that they have every single right to be on that stage if not more so than everyone else. They are the reason these awards are given out.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel reel was shown and presented by Rosario Dawson who I must admit looks a lot different from her Josie and the Pussycats days. I am not the intended audience for this movie but I did see it and I did happen to like it. I swear if they had a scenery award this would win automatically.

'Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama'- Damian Lewis for Homeland. I have never seen any of the shows listed for this category but Homeland does seem to be a really popular show.

'Best TV Drama'- Also went to Homeland. Man, I really need to see Homeland.

Best Original Score- Went to Michael Danna for Life of Pi. I could have sworn Anna Karenina was going to take it. 

'Best Original Song'- Adele won for Skyfall. This was seriously the best award of the night. She was so happy and looked so surprised to have won it and let's face it, Skyfall is a great song. Sure, I would have liked Suddenly from Les Mis to have won but I am alright with this especially since Taylor Swift  looked really upset about the win. Way to catch that camera crew!!!

'Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television'. Kevin Costner won for Hatfields & McCoys and I swear his speech was longer than Dance With Wolves.

America's former President, Bill Clinton, probably received the biggest round of applause all night for introducing Lincoln. Honestly I thought it was kind of cool to have him do that.

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell presented 'Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy' and it was kind of hilarious. Jennifer Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook and yeah, did not see that one coming. She beat out both Meryl Streep and Dame Maggie Smith. I don't get it.

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries or Television Film' goes to Ed Harris for Game Change who is obviously having tea with Maggie Smith right now so he couldn't be there. Like I said I have yet to watch Homeland, but out of the guys nominated I wanted Mandy Patinkin to win. =(

Anne Hathaway won 'Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture' which got me screaming because she totally deserved it. Freaking loved her speech and am just so beyond happy that she won.

Robert Pattinson and Amanda Seyfried presented 'Best Screenplay - Motion Picture' and I love Amanda's look here;

It says "Why did the Globes have this guy present? This is not worth it..."
But anyways, the award went to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained and although I have yet to see the movie I have always been a huge Tarantino fan so I was proud that he won!

'Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical'- Don Cheadle House of Lies. 

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger presented 'Best Foreign Language Film' (oh the irony) which went to Amour. All of the films that were nominated looked great. I saw 3 of the 5 foreign films that were nominated last year so I'll probably have to check out some of them this year as well.

 'Best Actress in a TV Drama' went to Clare Danes for Homeland. Danes loves her job so it was well earned. However I can't help but feel that Michelle Dockery always get's screwed over during award time.

Sacha Baron Cohen is a great actor but as a person is a real douche. He basically trashed his Les Mis co-stars and that was unclassy as hell. 

 'Best Animated Feature' was awarded to Brave which I thought was definitley a shoe in for a win. Disney will ALWAYS win in this category. Every time. Brave was a great film though and I really liked the message behind it.

Lena Dunham won  best actress in a comedy for Girls! I have never seen the show but she looked very thankful for the award and stated that  “This award is for everyone who feels like there wasn’t a place for her.This show made a space for me.” 

Fey and Poehler appear back on stage once again losing the award for best comedic actress which is a shame. They tell Taylor Swift to keep away from Michael J. Fox's son which I found to be more hilarious than it probably should have been.

After the two leave the stage Robert Downey Jr. presented (or atleast I think that's what he was trying to do) the Cecil B. DeMille award to the lady of the night, Jodie Foster. I am a big fan of hers and I really think her speech was the best one I have heard in a long time.

I really don't want her to retire from acting though (and I'm almost positive that her retirement is just a rumor). She's great and is a great director as well. There seems to be a lot of hate going towards her after she received this award just because she's a lesbian, my most favorite being "Don't dare to speak badly about Christianism ever again Jodyy! Praise the Lord! Praise Jesus!" Nice. Not once in her speech did she talk about religion. Yeah, she's a lesbian, I knew that way before the speech and I really don't understand why people care so much. She received the award because she has been in the industry for 47 years and always gave a wonderful performance that's all that people need to focus on before saying things about how she prefers woman over men. Almost positive that did not factor into her getting the award.

Ben Affleck won best director for Argo. Not much to say about this really. Affleck is a cool dude and the movie does look fantastic but because I have not seen it I can't say much.

Girls won best comedy television show. Again, not much to say about this.

Best actor in a movie musical or comedy- Hugh Jackman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so happy for him and as always he thanked his wife for being awesome. I was really biting my nails on this one although he seemed to have out shined everyone in the category. You give Valjean some release papers and he wins an award, way to go Russell Crowe.

Dustin Hoffman arrived to hand out the award for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. And the fabulous Les Mis won. Happiness all around!

George Clooney presented the award for Best Actress: Drama. I will never understand why everyone loves Clooney. And the Golden Globe goes to... Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty. I really want to see this movie. I loved Chastain in The Help and I'm almost positive she deserved the award.

Because the fabulous Meryl Streep was ill people thought that Clooney could just hand out the next award for Best Actor: Drama. Sorry to say this but Clooney will never be at the same level as Meryl Streep. But anyways, Daniel Day Lewis took the globe for Lincoln, which I'm pretty sure everyone saw coming.

The last award of the night went to Argo for Best Picture: Drama.

Great show Hollywood Foreign Press. May the odds be in the nominees favor come Oscar time. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sorry for My Lack of Blogging

Really, I'm sorry and hope you all don't hate me. Lately I have been researching my colleges fall musical and trying to get my voice to not sound so bad singing-wise. The musical only has 3 girl parts so that means that I have to practice my butt off so I don't get cut. Of course I never have time to practice when my mom is home because she is too busy screaming her head off at me for absolutely no reason. That's another reason as to why I'm practicing so hard, the less time I have to spend in the house the better. Plus musicals are fun! I'm going for the hyperactive all business type character who knows absolutely everything and get's a somewhat type of dance solo which would be a challenge for me but still fun none the less.

However I think going to sleep at 6 am for the past 8 nights in a row is not helping my voice and that kind of plays a big factor when it comes to musicals. But I cannot fall asleep lately no matter what I do! Then I have to get up around 10 and that means I have only had a grand total of 4 hours which sucks. I got some melatonin today so hopefully that will help so I'm not being all vampirish at night and then transforming into a crazed zombie in the morning. 

I have also seemed to have developed a slight cold which makes me extremely worried considering I want to do my best at the audition and not sound all stuffy or like an American Idol reject. I asked a really awesome Broadway performer on twitter what I can do to help my voice stay in shape and she recommended sleep (which as stated above I am not getting enough of), honey, and Emergen-C. I was really surprised to have received a response back to my question, but never the less I would like to thank her for these tips. I have heard of a lot of crazy things to get your voice to be healthy such as starfruit with lemon juice X_X but I have never heard of Emergen-C so that is definitely something I need to check into. I have no idea what flavor to buy though. To all those who have had it before, what do you recommend? 

So I really don't have much going on until the 23rd as you can clearly see but I just thought I should check back in so people don't make the assumption that I am dead because a tiger ate my face off or something like that.


It is January 7, 2013 and still nothing much has happened. I go back to college on the 23rd and unfortunately I am not really looking forward to that because I was not able to get into the professional theatre class because stupid people probably signed up the exact second that it was offered and now I am stuck with taking ACCOUNTING which I already know is not going to be something I will enjoy. I am already dreading this and that can be nothing but a bad sign. However I do have to take a 4 credit class to graduate so I'm just going to have to suck it up.

But this post isn't going to be about my college classes and what not. I have been thinking about my dreams lately and how exactly I can make them happen when I live in nowhereville Michigan. Everyone has a dream and sadly a lot of people tend to give up on them for many different reasons which really makes me sad. I just want to tell my blog readers that no matter how unrealistic your dream may seem, don't give up on it. I am positive that you can make it happen even if it does take you another 20 years. Please take Rick Astley's advice and apply it to your dream.

I know this may seem "so 2009" but you may remember the name Susan Boyle. If you have forgotten who she is I beg of you to watch the clip below:

She never gave up on her dream and now she has made four records, learned how to play the piano, and has the respect of billions of people. Truly she is a great role model and inspiration to those who have a dream. Her performance also taught a life lesson that a lot of us seem to forgot; don't judge a book by it's cover. 

A lot of people have a common dream of finding the love of their life, getting married, owning a sweet car, going to Hawaii and eating pineapple, etc. One of the dreams that I have is to be in any stage production of Sweeney Todd and Les Miserables and get cast as Mrs. Lovett and Eponine. I would really love to do theatre professionally and receive an equity card but I feel that I should work my way up and because I am trying to get as much experience as I can right now even if some college kids did take my place in the  theatre class because they were faster than me to sign up. This kind of just makes me more determined to be the best that I can be when it comes to acting. If some volleyball playing person wanted to take my place in the class and learn about resumes and monologues that is fine, but I am going to have to make sure that I am just as good as them when it comes time to audition for the spring musical and make it seem that I have a lot more experience under my belt compared to Ms. Took My Place.  But yeah, back to the dream subject, Lovett and Eponine are my dream roles that I would do practically anything for. I have wanted to play Lovett since I was 12 years old, Eponine since I was 15 when I first heard Frances Ruffelle sing On My Own. At the moment that is my personal dream and I am not going to give up on it. Sure, a 50 year old playing Eponine would be a little strange but I am determined to get cast even if it does take me that long.

Yes, dreams of peace on earth would be nice as well, but that is something that is going to take more than 50 years to happen and it would take more than a single person to accomplish that. So my question to the readers of this blog is what is your dream? I would really like to know what it is. You can leave an anonymous message if you'd like but I truly want to know about your goals in life!

^ These pictures looked 'dreamy' so I posted them on here. By the way, dreamy is a fun Brady Bunch word to say! I would love to hear someone say that in the real world and not have them get beat up. Dreamy dreamy dreamy!!! =P

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Downton Abbey Returns Tonight!

I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey. Every single review that you may have read about the show is true; it is a masterpiece. I am incredibly excited to start the 3rd season tonight and although it has already finished airing in Europe I have tried my best to stay away from as many spoilers as possible because nobody is going to ruin the experience for me! I am fully prepared to devote the next seven or so Sunday's into watching season 3 and am looking forward to what will unfold in the lives of both the upstairs and downstairs crew and everyone else.

Yes, Downton Abbey does have somewhat of a soap operaish feel to it, but if you have never seen an episode here are a few reasons as to why you should start marathoning it right now;

1. The actors are flawless- Literally, every single actor in the show is amazing. From Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess Violet and her hilarious insults, to the horrible character of Thomas played by Rob James Collier, the acting is perfection and you will become invested into at least one of these characters story lines.

2. Speaking of the Dowager Countess's insults, the show does tend to have humorous moments. One of my favorites;

3. It's true to the time period- Have you ever watched a movie and thought "Wow that is so historically inaccurate?" *cough cough The Patriot* well this show stays true to the Edwardian time period from the fashion to the War to the makeup (note: mascara is not allowed onto the set. Woman did not have mascara during those times so the makeup artist of the show does not use it.)

4. ACTION- From the sinking of the Titanic to the Great War, this show has a lot of action, usually when you least expect it. As of right now one of the main characters is in jail for murder. More than likely because his conviction was wrong.

5. Love Love Love- There are a few stories dealing with romance. Mary and Matthew, Anna and Bates, Sybil and Branson,  Cora and Robert, etc.etc.etc.

6. Villains- Thomas and O'Brien along with Vera Bates. You will either hate or pity them. Which is a good thing because this means that they are doing a great job!

7.  The fashion- The dresses and hats and hairstyles are oh so beautiful. I actually learned how to do Lady Sybil's hair the other day and got some compliments on it. Sybil style rocks!

8. People are always coming and going. Apparently Shirley Maclaine is supposed to show up this season which I am very curious about.

9. British accents! I swear every character has a different one, but I could totally just be hearing things.

10. It is a great show. Seriously, just watch it.

To those of you who are fans like myself, who are your favorite characters? Personally I like Daisy (a  few people have told me that we're dopplegangers, which I can kind of see...) and Sybil as characters and am a huge fan of the Anna and Bates relationship. Matthew and Mary is practically the main relationship going on so of course I'm invested in that as well. Honestly I really dislike Mrs. Hughes but I can't quite put my finger on as to why. I'm pretty upset about Robert's behavior last season as well so he has to work hard to earn my trust back. I want O'Brien to be fired because as much as Thomas is horrible, I find O'Brien to be worse. I really want Edith to find someone as well. She is a pretty awesome character (if a little bitchy) even if she is shoved in the background half of the time.
 Overall I am just really looking forward to season 3 tonight, bring it on!

Unforgivable Facebook

Now I have come across some very unusual things on Facebook from people I used to go to high school with. Many of these people are not my friends on there considering they think being a 'redneck,' or a 'gangsta' and TYpIyinGI Lie Dis is NORMAL. It is not normal and makes me want to reach through the screen and severely damage your neck.

Examples of these people will be shown below. They do not have their profile set to private so I can do whatever I want with their status because they have no private life.

*No we pulled it out with the truck it totaled the front pass side ti rods- I shall interpret this as "My 
truck got towed and then something about rods which is either a nickname for someone named 
Rodney, a persons last name, or something involving fishing.

*Money buy at times- Yeeeess. Money can buy you Two Tickets To Paradise.

*Treat others the way u wanna be treated my mom an dad thought me that when I was young- I doubt your 
mother of father 'thought' you anything except thinking that you are a worthless hippopotamus! 

*Wut up bub hmu on those thing unless you got rid of em all....- HMU? Hold my unicorn? Those things 
this lady friend is referring to is more than likely a reference to the drugs in which the neighbors
hijacked so no dear lady friend, afraid he's all out at the moment.

*Well lets start the new year with a breathalyzer. Might go hunting. But then agin I might not.- What an excellent time to update your status sir! Almost positive the cop was not amused by your lack of cooperation!

*Mardi Gras dem horses down! ET is align.- What does this even mean?!?!? Seriously, 10 dollars to who can understand what this person is trying to communicate!

Then there's the loverly lover doves who type things like this back and forth 24/7

im a mess without you. please dont leave me.
I'm not going anywhere babygirl remember that ♥
BABYGIRL! Every time I hear or read that I will always think of the creepy Briona youtube guy. 

I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love :)- But alas, you are not. The world does not like you atop of it. If that happened there would be serious problems forthcoming.

Babygirl idk how you put up wit me but, you do it your suprise me everyday that goes by and your still wit me i love you so much you compelete me your my everything my world- Please shoot me.

I'm not wearin a belt come help my pants stay up! :)- WOAH WOAH WOAH! There is no need for that kind of talk where others can never unread it! And this person is becoming a doctor. God help us all.

Goin 2 c Less Miserable with  Jack at the mall at 8pm. LOVE U!!!- I can forgive the short hand because I can understand it. HOWEVER there is no forgivable reason for a person to misspell a freaking movie title, especially one that they are going to go see! I bet they pronounce it the way that it is spelled too. 

I have also been deleted by a few people which I find kind of  rude. If you delete me on Facebook it makes me think that they are pretty much saying saying eff you I want nothing to do with you for the rest of my miserable life. So I am bitter towards these people.

I may have already mentioned this in one of my other posts a long time ago, but one girls reason for deleting me was because I did not fit her military life and God will never forgive me for my life choices.  I have nothing but respect towards the military so I have no bloody idea what her problem was.

And the reason I wrote this entire post is because of this girl right here who used to be my friend but deleted me. I found out the reason I was deleted. According to her status I am not part of the wolf pack. You read that correctly; wolf pack. Wolf pack.What. the. hell?
"I am a wolf trapped inside a human body. I have three other wolves in my pack. We will tear apart those who aren't for us. We gather under the full moon to express ourselves. " 

Oh this clears everything up! What is wrong with people?!?!? This girl used to be so cool in high school and we would talk every single day. Now she is a werewolf and  paranoid. To anyone out there who is reading this and thinks they are a werewolf, I beg of you to go see your nearest psychiatrist. You are not in Twilight, Jacob is a fictional dude from a terrible book series, whatever supernatural book you are reading is wrong, and I highly doubt that you have ever been bitten by a real wolf which carries tons of diseases. Sadly these 'packs' are pretty common in today's day and age. I am all for accepting peoples uniqueness but I am drawing a line with this.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Everywhere You Look

You want to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Happy 2013 everyone! So far mine has been incredibly boring and dull which means I don't have much to write about but I'm hoping to change that. These past few days I have done practically nothing but sleep, write checks, and watch Full House-which is a terrible show by the way. Yet it's like when someone's house is on fire, you can't turn away. You have to drive past and see everything that's going on.I love the show in a hateful way, if that makes any sense. I can imagine that having a marathon of Full House could be a new kind of method of torture. I've always thought the Olsen's were pretty cool but even my 3 year old brain told me that Full House was not a good show. And why do they have to play sentimental music every single time a life lesson is to be learned? I will never understand!

I saw an episode the other day where Rebecca was going into labor and the doctor finds out after 2 seconds that Uncle Jesse just conveniently has appendicitis at that time. No X-Ray, she just felt is stomach and is all "OMG dude you have to get into surgery cuz you're appendix is about to explode on our newly mopped floor. Sit down in this wheelchair which just so happens to be conveniently located right next to me!" All of that is BS! When I got my appendix out it took them at least 6 hours before they could operate on me and I had to miss a concert the very next day and could barely move for a week, not to mention walk without keeling over before the operation. This was before they could do an appendectomy microscopically, but the point is Uncle Jesse is a suck liar who probably did it with Rebecca's obstetrician in the past and just wanted to get out of his laboring duties.

While browsing the internet to see if anyone felt the same way about this show I found this blog and I must say that it is possibly one of the most funniest things I have ever read;
It has had me laughing so hard for the past few days. The guy has a point about everything and I absolutely love it. Really, why aren't Jesse and Joey moved out yet? I actually have no problem with Uncle Joey and actually find Coulier to be a decent actor, but the way this anonymous writer bashes him has me cracking up every single time. Ditto when it comes to hating on Michelle. Honestly I think DJ is the worst character but that's just my opinion. To the anonymous guy who's torturing himself by doing this, I wish you luck and hope you don't end up in the insane asylum once you're finished.

Like I said, Full House is a show which irks me but I like to dislike it. There were some good moments in the program at times but I'm almost certain that this 'family' has the Brady Bunch beat when it comes to goodness and rightness and morals. And I can kind of understand if you like this show, I really can. However my opinion will not be changed if your retort for this is "HOW RUDE!" via Stephanie Tanner style.