I am slacking on the blog, I’m sorry guys! I started writing this on Friday, so let’s pretend it’s last week for a second:
Well, well, well. It’s been an interesting week guys! Honestly, when isn’t it an interesting week? This week was far superior to last week, mostly because SOMETHING AMAZING WAS BORN from my crazy brain piece: Countries Rock.
Have you ever gotten something really stupid stuck in your head, but it just makes you giggle like a little kid? That happened to me on Tuesday. For no apparent reason, “Everybody France Now!” popped into my head, I popped that on a map in MS Paint, and a localized Meme was born.
It’s consumed most of my week…I’m not ashamed! Lots of people are submitting their own country-lyrical puns, and it is a lot of fun. Were almost at 70 countries posted! Some or repeat countries, but it’s whatever! It’s all in the name of fun and a little bit of learning that certain countries and cities even existed.
Improvically speaking, last night’s (it: last Thursday’s, now) class was so much fun. Remember that “the Gauntlet” think I told you about last time? Yeah…I did it. It was probably the most fun I’ve had in class, and I know I say that each week, but man…it was so awesome!
(All of that was written on Monday. NOW IT IS TUESDAY).
I’m starting to really feel like I’m building a good connection with my classmates, which slightly blows since we’re (mostly) going to be parting ways after this week’s class. We will not all continue on to the same Level 3 class, which is kind of crappy, but also something that is just part of classes that I never had to deal with in Raleigh because we had so few* people really interested in classes at one time. If this Saturday was any indication, I need to learn how to quickly adapt to be able to do improv with strangers.
I had an audition on Saturday, and it was pretty much the opposite of awesome, thanks to me. No one did anything wrong; I just psyched myself out of doing a good job because I was uncomfortable, and it showed.
The plus side to this is that there are many outlets here that I can utilize to become a more adaptable player. I took to the Chicago Improv Network for a little feedback and course of action, and have found out about the Mixer (formally Open Court) at the Playground where anyone who shows up can play. That’s probably going to be the best for getting over this weirdness. It’s Thursday nights, which means, after this week’s class, I can get all up in that.
Hell, I could have been doing it all along, but by the time I get home on Thursdays, I just want dinner and some down-time.
Anyhow…it is Tuesday now, and my last Level 2 class is two days away. I’ll get feedback on my Gauntlet experience, and then we’re moving on to Level 3, you and I. Oh, and those Mixers. I’m doing this. Slowly.
Hey…what should I call the next series of posts for Level 3?! Tell me in the comments. I might do it!
*Raleigh is smaller than Chicago. ‘Few’ is not meant to be demeaning, just matter-of-fact, geographically speaking.