Posts Tagged ‘rehearsal’

Matinee Tomorrow

March 22, 2010

I am marvelously excited. It feels kind of ridiculous that the only thing I have to talk about, yet again, is rehearsal, but hey, it was fun again. There are ghosts, or something at least, down this one hallway that was the scenery room and the boring room full of chairs and the dressing rooms. It is terrifying. I talked to loads more people, and I’m actually pretty surprised I talked to them so much, because usually it takes me ages to initiate conversations with people and all.

In English Lauren and I came in second place for the vocabulary words race. I am certain we would have WON if Laura had been there, as she’s a whiz at vocab, but second is pretty great too. Speaking of English… hmm, I can’t even remember what I was going to say… OH, WAIT. So, we play this football themed game at the end of class sometimes, to review whatever material we’re working on. Somehow, I ALWAYS end up being up to answer a question for the GRAND FINALE QUESTION. I do NOT work well under pressure. I NEVER get it right, and everybody on my team always says, “Oh good, Hope’s up! She’s so smart!” BUT BUT BUT I have never gotten a football game question right, because it’s always under pressure, and then the other team always says “Good job, Hope,” after I get the question wrong, and Mr. Ward sometimes gets angry at them because he says they’re being sarcastic and MEAN to me, and then they apologize. The whole thing is overdrawn to the max.

Anyway anyway anyway, over six hundred middle school and elementary school kids are coming to the matinee of the musical tomorrow, and I CAN NOT WAIT. Also, I will be going to Dungeons and Dragons after school tomorrow, and although it will be fun I am kind of worried what they will all say since we’ve been absent from it for so darn long.

Oh, and P.S. I’ve been trying to memorize, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and it’s coming along swimmingly. I love that song.

Today was the BEST of all

March 20, 2010

I had so much fun today! We had all-day rehearsal for the musical, from 10 am to 8:30 ish pm. It was so utterly MARVELOUS I can not believe it. I wish it happened every day. I talked so much and laughed so much that my voice has become hoarse. It feels so dull at home now, without dozens and dozens of

Tomorrow I think Rachel and I shall go to Goodwill and then back to Rachel’s house to make our “Kirk is a Jerk” shirts (FINALLY!). We will wear them Monday for William Shatner’s birthday.

I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I am SO much in love with life right now! I love when I feel like this, when I can’t wait for EVERY little thing that is going to happen to me. I will be SO bummed when the musical is over.

Deja vu. Deja vu. You can say that again!

March 19, 2010

Rehearsal, rehearsal, rehearsal. I made up the AP Environmental Science test after school and it was kind of simple because (a)most questions were from past quizzes and (b)we went over the essay on it in class today… Mrs. McCook called it a freebie for those making it up.

In English we went outside (it was SO beautiful today!) and stood in a circle and took turns standing in the middle and reciting our Anglo-Saxon-style boasts about ourselves. My favorite part was when somebody said, “I am the son of a redneck dentist.” I laughed.

HEY NOW, I just typed in ‘demon monkey’ on google because, of course, I was looking for a picture of a demon monkey, and the demon monkey pictures I put up here a long time ago was the fourth result! Coolio!

The Conrad Birdie of the musical got suspended! This is ridiculous!

Hmm, what else… there’s rehearsal tomorrow, starting at 10 am. I can’t wait for it!

One of the stripes I’m knitting on the sweater is made of angora and it’ssosofticouldcry. I want a whole sweater made of this stuff. Scratch that, I want a SUIT made of angora. And a blanket. And leg warmers. Probably the most I’ll ever get is the latter.

At rehearsal, Rachel and Jake and I did a tribal dance involving wooden boards that were outside and the Ugga Bugga Boo chant, which goes like this: “Ugga Bugga Ugga Bugga Ugga Bugga Ugga Bugga… BOOOOOO!” It was great, and well worth the half hour we spent looking for Jake. It was like he temporarily became invisible!

My run run run run runaway

March 18, 2010

The day was fast, the week’s been fast. I’ll mention the feeling of the speed of each day to come forever, most likely.

Today was the Medieval Times field trip. It was pretty fun. Luckily they didn’t serve a disgusting vegetable soup like some people said they would. There was chicken, potato, corn, garlic bread, and a cookie. Nothing weird.

Rehearsal was until 7 pm tonight, but actually even that went by quickly. I wasn’t able to make up the APES test because Mrs. McCook left early, so I went straight to stage crew after school. I’m getting pretty far with the front of my striped sweater and I can not WAIT to be done with the thing, not only because I can then wear it but also because I feel like an instant gratification project and this is not cutting it.

A college sent me a letter today, just as every day, but this one was different. They sent me 3D GLASSES because the pictures in the advertisement are in 3D!!! I was so completely thrilled.

I can go the distance.

March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (before I forget)

I almost did forget this morning, but luckily Clara reminded me before I left for school. She remembered after seeing out shoes by the front door, because the “leprechauns” always leave us little treats in our shoes. And green milk. You know, because you totally can’t buy green milk in stores.

School went by terrifically fast because it was Club Day. I signed up for Scrabble Club, which then ended up being the same block as German Club (which was apparently changed to third block), so I went to Scrabble Club for today. I was really in the mood to play scrabble. I ended up losing by one point to Rachel. It was us and this guy called Ian who were playing.

First block was History Club, and we watched some movie or other related to history, from the 1940’s, and it was a propaganda sort of movie that the U.S. played to get people back home into the war. The best parts were (1)when the narrator said, “Yes, this all really happened,” and (2)when a mother said, “and here’s our daughter, the prettiest there is to be seen,” and the narrator guy said, “I’ll say!” I knitted during all of my clubs, which were Scrabble and History and MSA. It was a relaxing day, and then it was rehearsal.

Everybody in stage crew is so stressed out these days! I wanted to tell everyone to just sit down for a minute and take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world if you miss a cue! I left about a half hour early from rehearsal because my mother was in the area and didn’t wish to make another trip to come get me, and then I came home. I started homework (an Anglo-Saxon boast for English class) and then I ate dinner, and then I finished homework. Tomorrow I will be at Medieval Times for pretty much the whole school day. That’s exciting!

Oh, also, in rehearsal Rachel and I attempted to play pranks on people involving this one room. The room is dreadfully boring, and so we thought, hey, why not liven things up? The prank entailed getting me getting somebody to go into the room. Rachel hid behind the door, where the light switch is, and then as soon as anybody went too close to the door and light switch she would turn the lights off. We got this one guy really good. It was pretty hilarious, but I’m generally awful at playing pranks because I can’t keep a straight face for the life of me. That’s been a long-going project that I haven’t completed yet, unfortunately.

Quid pro quo

February 24, 2010

It was a good day. The week was going by slowly, but the knowledge that tomorrow is Thursday sends a shiver down my spine. Maybe it’s not been going by so slowly after all! It’s supposed to snow tonight, but I hope if it does that it’s only enough to warrant a delay- the first (I guess you could say) official meeting of stage crew is tomorrow, and I don’t want it to be canceled, especially since I won’t be able to go to set build on Saturday because of work (3- 8 pm).

Today was Wednesday Club, an extended version. Rachel had musical rehearsal so she wasn’t able to come until the very end (we stayed until 6:15 pm), but Wallie and I had a great time nonetheless. We finished our schedules outside (I’m actually going to take Independent Living instead of Parenting- I wanted to take a class that Wallie wouldn’t mind taking as well, and it seems like it would be more useful), and then it got even colder, it seemed, so we went inside. I felt bad because this guy with a laptop (Wallie calls him “the guy with a laptop and an attitude”) sat near us, as it was the only available place to sit, and we were kind of loud… I felt like we were distracting him. We did homework, anyway, though we both kept getting distracted and talking more instead.

At 5:20 ish, we went over to Giant for the second time and bought our dinners. Wallie and I each bought hot chicken sandwiches, as well as Odwalla drinks (Wallie had Orange Honey something, I believe, and I had Pomegranate Limeade) and a piece of fruit each (Wallie a banana, I an Asian pear, which I had never had before and was very good). We ate at the picnic table outside the library.

As soon as we finished our dinners and stood up to go back inside, Michael called, as per Rachel’s request, because Rachel had been looking for us. I told Michael that we were currently at the picnic table but were heading inside, for him to relay this information back to Rachel. I guess he didn’t hear the second part, though, because Rachel trekked through the snow on the hill to get to the picnic table to find us! I felt horrid about this, as Wallie and I were sitting down inside when Rachel came in, snow in her shoes, and finally found us. We then all headed back over to Giant for a third time in order for Rachel to buy something for dinner. It was a little after six at this time. I bought a package of cheese rolls for another day, and as we were just heading out of Giant my sister Emma sent me a text message to let me know that my father was there to pick me up. I gathered my things and headed back out. Then I went home.

I was greeted by another thick stack of college letters as well as a package, which turned out to be “Possible Side Effects,” another Augusten Burroughs memoir I had ordered. I actually ended up being more excited, however, by the 30+ paged booklet from American University! It’s really a wonderful thing. Is it bad that I’m basing my college choices mostly on how interesting the mail is that they send me? Runner-ups are one that looks very artsy, the brochure, I mean, and one that has my name spelled out in fireworks on the front. It’s beautiful enough to hang on my wall. In fact, I think I shall do so.