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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
10:50 am
Okay, some updates:

NETC auditions went well! I got a few callbacks from some theater companies, so we'll see where that goes... The whole experience was definitely an adventure. Natick, Mass. is not all that exciting, in case anyone was considering a visit :p. Also, whoever designed the roads should be SHOT. Having to drive 4 miles in one direction just to turn around is absurd.

On a positive note, I had company on my trip! My co-worker and close friend Suzie and her friend Nancy came along for the ride, so it was fun!

Rumpelstiltskin at Steamer 10 had a fabulous run! We have a couple more shows to do, but the weekend shows are over. It was a blast! A very funny "children's show".

And, most recently, I had an AWESOME weekend. I had been basically an overworked hermit for the last month between Wizard of Oz, School Vacation Week (which means tons of stuff going on at the theater), and Rumpelstiltskin. I did nothing but work, eat, and sleep exclusively for over a month. But this weekend I actually got to rekindle my social life!

I had done a staged reading with this playwright/director named Tim over a month ago, and it was a blast! He liked what I did, and asked me to read for another one of his shows, which we did at SUNY Albany this weekend. The people in the staged reading were a lot of fun, and we had a good time at the "cast party" after the first show. A lot of people were back for this one, so yet again, we got to do a lot of hanging out/karaoke/drinking afterward. Lots of fun!

The theater community in Albany is fairly incestuous, so everyone knows everyone else even if they haven't formally MET... I actually got to MEET 2 people (Jimmy and Isaac) I already kinda knew and we had a blast! We all did karaoke, played video games, etc... and just really got along. So yay for new friends! And yay because I got to hang out with my friend Aaron whom I haven't seen in months and always have a tremendous time with.

Now, for the juicy part ;). Tim the director, who is 29, is very cute. I had a thing for him the second I met him. But, obviously, the whole director/actor thing can be kinda sketchy, so I put it on the back burner and just went for being friends. PLUS, I thought he was taken...

Turns out I was wrong...

This past weekend we hung out a lot. He had asked me to karaoke with him after a rehearsal, and I took it as no big deal. But he gave hardcore flirting vibes, and long story short, told me he "likes hanging out with me" and gave me a kiss goodnight :). The whole gang went out Saturday night after another show, and we had a fantastic time. Tim, Jimmy, Isaac, and Caitlin (super cool lady), and a slew of other people all went to a club afterward to dance. Annnnnnnnnd yeah... Awesome night :). Tim lives in the city, but is coming back in 2 weeks for more show related stuff so we have a real date planned. I'm stoked.

Today is my day of rest, so just doing a lot of cleaning/organizing/practicing and have Parade rehearsal tonight. Oh, and blogging ;). Did I mention that I was cast as the young soldier in that? I get to sing the opening solo in The Old Red Hills of Home, which is absolutely gorgeous.

Gosh, I sound like a 14 year old girl...

PS. The Livejournal spell check told me that "blogging" was spelled wrong. Ironic, no?
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
8:47 am
HOLY CRAP. My last post on here was over a year ago o_O;. I just accidentally clicked on my blog and read through it, and woooow... how stuff has changed. I definitely need to start posting again; it's... cathartic. But, unfortunately, I am running late for work so it'll have to wait. Long story short; I still work at the theater, though I have so much more responsibility there now than I had a year ago. Macy*s is GONE, though they actually called me looking to rehire me. Of course, they didn't reveal what the pay rate was, so I told them to call back when they knew (it's been a week :p). Um, doing a lot of stuff theatrically... Parade, Zoo Story, Rump with Steamer 10, a film project, and have auditions on the 15th in Boston for the New England Theater Conference. Should be fun!
Monday, October 1st, 2007
6:55 am
I'm just posting this to remind myself:

I need to write about my trip to Osaka/Fukuoka ('cause it was awesome). And, I need to post about this weekend, although it was fairly uneventful.

Sorry for the slowness... I'll get around to doing this hopefully soon :-P.
Monday, August 6th, 2007
8:24 am
I's gonna die
A couple quick things:

1) I climbed Mt. Fuji! I feel accomplished, but I also feel like I'm going to die.

2) Coming down Fuji was the worst experience ever. It. Never. Ends. And, Erik and I (Erik from UR, who I went with) could NOT get back home that night, and to make a long story short had to sleep on park benches outside of the train station that same night -___________-;;; NOT fun after climbing >_<;;

Just have to make it through 3 hours of work, then can pass out... I think I can, I think I can...

Current Mood: drained
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
4:20 pm
I know I suck 'cause I don't post ever, and I have a LOT to talk about... but this is a FYI post :).

I'm gonna be in Tibet from tomorrow 'til May 8th (Japan time). Sooo that's why I'm not around ;). Wish me luck! I'll take lots of pictures :)
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
7:00 pm
Holy shit I'm posting

Now that we have that out of the way xD I'm posting 'cause today is a day that is most definitely worth remembering, because it's the first day where I've had a LAST class with my Junior High 3rd years (who are leaving in March). There are a million other things I probably should talk about, but I want to remember today 'cause it was... well, interesting XD.

A little background... My 3rd years are so special to me because during that awkward transition period between "ooh, the cool new foreigner is here" and "we like him a lot/hate his guts", they always made me smile. Granted, our conversations consisted mostly of penis jokes/sexual humor (by our I mean their attempts at English towards me), but nevertheless, I always got a kick out of being around them. They were genuinely interested in me and making me laugh. The other kids were trying to decide whether or not they actually liked me. The Kendo kids were silent, the classes were painful, etc...  Needless to say, everything has picked up a lot since then, and I guess despite my lack of sports ability, people like me around here.

So anyway, I had to sorta say goodbye to one class of 3rd years today. I'll see them for the rest of the week and again in March, but it won't be the same... and there are no more classes. It was actually quite sad... I didn't expect it to be quite like this.

But here's the craziest thing of all xD. So, Japanese kids are friendly, but they aren't particularly affectionate. I mean, they roughhouse with each other. sit on laps, etc... but I rarely see people hug, let along kiss each other. Yeah, you get the idea where this is going xD.

So one of my boys who is really friendly and wonderful was doing an assignment in class. They were just doing a worksheet, 'cause this wasn't actually supposed to be my last class. I was supposed to have one more, but I'm at a different school that day.

Anyway, I was going around the room and helping them all out with their work. I went up to his desk to see how things were going and he said "Ah Robaaaat (how they pronounce Robert), very long (talking about the workbook)" And I said, "Ah yes, very long workbook. ganbatte! (like, do your best)" He then puts out his hand and says "Aww Robaaaat" and I shake hands with him. This takes a minute, and when I think it's time to let go he continues to grip on and kisses my hand. I laughed and turned red (which really is the manly way of saying giggled and blushed), and said "Aw, thank you". I tried to take my hand away AGAIN, and he kissed it again... and then one last time, before I bent down a bit, pulled my hand away and started patting him on the back "Thank you, I'll miss you too." I was flattered and kidna unsure how to react O_O;. When the class was actually over, he jumped up and gave me a huge hug with a side switch in the middle. I.e. switching from my left cheek with his left cheek to my right cheek and his right cheek. Yes, I'm talking about the face you sickos.

I think he's going to miss me xD.

In other crazy japanese news, I have a few interesting quotes:

First year boy: Do you like Shouji? (another boy)
Me: Yes, of course! Do you like Shouji?
First year boy: No, I don't.
Me: Why?
First year boy: He has... mother complex!
Me: *dies laughing*

Not a quote, but we managed to base half of Taiko practice around Sailor Moon. It takes a special kind of person (and some Japanese people) to do this.

All I have to say is, if i quoted all of the weird/funny shit my kids said, I'd give Cosby a run for his money. My kids say the darndest things. Eat your heart out, Bill.

Current Mood: amused
Monday, December 25th, 2006
9:36 pm
Christmas
Well, first things first,  MERRY CHRISTMAS PEOPLES!!

Second of all, I suck at this updating thing... I'm just such a lazy butt tard. I just made that up :-D.

I do have a quick story I'd like to share, though, before I forget it o_o. I was in a Taiko performance one Sunday up in my town called Hitakatsu, and it went real well, only made one small mistake. Anyway, a week later, I was down with David, Aaron, Evelyn and David #2 in the town of Kechi which is about an hour and a half south of me (same island, obviously). We decided we wanted some ramen and went to this yummy looking ramen shop to get some. It was around closing time, but the people were kind enough to let us in. Once we sat down and got out our water and were looking through the menu this one lady kept pointing her cell phone at us and staring. David thought that maybe she was taking pictures of us which is sort of creepy given the whole... asking us would perhaps be better thing. But after a while she ran up to me and pointed to the phone and what do you think was on it?

Yep. An entire video of my taiko performance.

She asked me if that was me, and I said yes, and she seriously spent the rest of the night in absolute bliss that she got to meet me xD. So cute and pretty flattering ;). She basically kept running back and forth between the kitchen and me showing the video to us and then the ladies in the kitchen. She thought I was super jyouzu (talented).

Anyway, yay cute stories. I made the trek across the world - about 30 hours? Travel time was only like 20 (including the slow-ass ferry off my island) but waiting tacked on another 10 or so o_O;;;. But I'm in good ol' New York for the holidays.

This actually wasn't the original plan... I was supposed to meet my family in California for Christmas, but my grandma had a fall (she's alright - relatively) and they couldn't make the trip. Sooo I went allll the way home. And, to be honest, it feels good to be here.

Anyway, enjoy your holidays everyone! Eat, drink, be merry, try not to flash anyone or run over old ladies. Sound advice, I think.

Sunday, September 10th, 2006
2:48 pm
Yoinked from Gaylee's journal...

Ninja!

I think it says it all. (Kawaii is cute in Japanese)

Current Mood: amused
Monday, June 5th, 2006
8:44 am
Because D.L and Rachel are trendsetters...
"If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you."

I've had some fun with responses. So should you ;).
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
11:41 am
On a complete side note, I don't really use this for my updates, as I already have a pretty blog elsewhere... This is just for communities/posting things I want a lot of people to read. My other blog is at Pitas
10:56 am
I don't really use this at all, but just to get this out there...
Yeah yeah I know there's a lot of bullshit out there about the "free" stuff. However, having seen my good friend Mike receive a free ipod from one of these sites, I decided that it wouldn't hurt to put in 10 minutes of my life to sign up for one.

Anywho, for those of you interested in the xbox 360 (I wouldn't buy one, but a free one sure sounds nice) the same site that did the ipods (and is legit, obviously) is doing xbox 360s, and other various things (nanos, desktop pcs, etc...) Anywho, it's really not a big deal, you sign up, do one thing (they're not really that painful) and get however many more people to sign up through you and you get it for free. Really, the hard part is getting other people to do it. Buuuuut hopefully people will realize that it's actually POSSIBLE and sign up.

So without further ado... here's my link to the free xbox 360
http://xbox360s.freepay.com/?r=23119956

If you want a desktop pc, or variant thereof I have one of those too
http://pcs.freepay.com/?r=23120209

I'm not expecting anything, but if you're skeptical... it really does work o_O Frightening as it may sound, you get what you want.

We'll see what happens!
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