Thursday, 30 April 2009
8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. First Friday Prayer and Praise service tomorrow night
2. Helping out at auditions in the afternoon
3. Planning a sushi date with Hannah
4. Our seniors escapade after International Night
6. The art fair on May 23rd
7. Singing at the Vespers concert
8. My open house.
8 Things I did yesterday
1. Spent the morning with a friend.
2. Walked in the sunny mall.
3. Had a mint latte.
4. Officially caught up on school
5. Emailed my friend
6. Talked to my mom
7. Made tea
8. Listened to Pavarotti. Yum.
8 Things I Wish I could do
1. Play piano beautifully.
2. Play cello beautifully
3. Dance again...next year for exercise!
4. Paint better
5. Afford scrapbooking supplies
6. Be in Seattle or Italy
7. See Katie
8. Open people's eyes.
8 Shows I Watch
1. M*A*S*H with my Grandpa
I can't think of enough people, so do it if you like, and I tag only Renee Ivory =)
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Sunday, 26 April 2009
(But what am I saying? I'm not in favor of the philosophy of progress or modernism. Maybe this is a contradiction! I digress.)
But. One of the things that bugs me most is when TypePad is blocked. Yes, sometimes the internet provider decides that my favorite blogs aren't appropriate in content (since of course they're picking on me, not the whole of TypePad) and TypePad disappears for a month. If you're lucky. You can get sneaky with reading them, but commenting is out of the question unless you have a really clandestine system, which I'm not into.
So, once again, I'm left without A Fanciful Twist, Dani, The Black Apple, Girl Talk. Sigh...at least there are a myriad of other favourites to visit!
This is why I'm glad the magnificent Kara hasn't made the switch yet. What you may read today you may not read tomorrow. At least in the UAE.
p.s. But we do have red plumerias.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
The empty Madinat Jumeirah First Group theatre, taken by stage manager Nicola. Many hours were spent sitting in the theatre seating and watching rehearsals or having notes before performances.
Maids galore! Warbucks' household staff.
The below wasn't taken by me, as we were not allowed to photograph the set and show. However, it's of our NBC radio scene, with Bert Healey and the Boylan sisters =)
Sunday, 19 April 2009
I have so much to share and process from Annie. To begin with though, it was amazing, and it's depressing to miss everyone and know I'm not performing every night this week! But with 15 shows wonderfully completed, I know this was a marvelous (though at times difficult and emotional) experience, but not what my life is about or will be spent on. However, I'd do it again for sure ;) Their next two musicals I'm skipping out on (HSM2 and Fame), but will help at the auditions.
When the last curtain went down it was hard to keep tears back and many didn't! The good byes with my Boylan sisters and the leads who flew in from the West End were the saddest!
I have an Annie-related project to share soon, and photos, but the above is just a thing I made to fill a frame I wanted to replace. Any fans of frame walls?
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
The run is going well, selling well, and getting better. It's fun to develop and play with the characters and get to know the cast better (though it has it's disadvantages too - it's not always easy to love people). Our maids costumes are cute, but we're sick of changing in and out of them! Little lacy caps have been added to the look.
I have had no time to do anything crafty, except make thank you cards for the directors and do some art journaling. My painted marionette is progressing however! She'll be quite a gaudy little miss when she's done.
I must be off. Sleep and school are demanding!
Saturday, 11 April 2009
But it's definitely true. A few examples, mostly historical because we're like that...
The Enlightenment period = the endarkenment.
And the 'Dark Ages' were actually pretty productive.
A piece of paper called the Constitution of the United States. I actually think it's a pretty good idea to follow it.
The 'Civil War.' Since when is North good and South bad? My favourite subject!
I think FDR was a not-so-nice president, and America was unneeded in World War II.
And lastly, my Easter is not about chocolate and a giant rabbit.
Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"Luke 24:46-47
"Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
He is risen!!
Monday, 6 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
The week has and is going by so quickly. Keeping up with school will be hard this week, amidst rehearsals and opening night.
I always think of the Andrews Sisters when we do the Boylan girls scene, even though they were a couple decades later.
No photos yet! I need to get on that at tonight's run. How are all of you? I have little to write as nothing is happening for me except Annie and school...all of which takes a lot of time!
Here's a peek of something I'm working on though: