There are simply not enough hours in a day, and not enough coffee to keep me awake to accomplish everything I need to anymore.
Somehow, life got incredibly busy. Which is AWESOME because it is really great to have so much to do! Most of it really involves working, and then going to the gym (ROAR!!! My muscles hurt), with a sprinkling of improv here and there. Then there is the writing. Oooh the writing, of which I could be doing more. I would really love a dictation system, a portable one, because I have been thinking up ideas left and right but am not always in the most convenient of situations to write things down. Also, I could talk to myself in public, and when people are looking at me, I could whip out the dictation machine and be like “NOTE TO SELF: YOU ARE AWESOME, DICTATION MACHINE!!” Actually, most likely, no one would really pay attention anyhow.
Additionally, I’ll be assisting with Learnapalooza here in Chicago, which I am super psyched about, auditioning for a play on Thursday, and currently in peace talks with an alien race who contacted America earlier today about becoming our overlords, but I think I’ve talked them down to just making us their personal shoppers*. Additionally-additionally, I re-watched Sherlock Series 1. Because.
If only I had Watson's dedication towards blogging...
Saw these on tumblr. These, and so many other bizarre things.
So I’m writing this on my lunch break at work, while eating a delicious Cara Cara orange, which just so happen to be my favorite type of orange ever. They’re actually pink! Trader Joe’s had bags of them for sale, which is pretty much the coolest since they’re not the easiest to find, or they’re like, extremely small when you do find them. Aaaah, the life of a produce snob is so hard.
Level (it is actually called AP, sorry) 3 of improv is now over, and 4 started last week. What is always interesting to me is the differences in teaching styles that I’ve come across here. I think I’ve mentioned it previously, but I had one teacher in Raleigh for Levels 1-5. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can be limiting just because you get only one person’s point of view on improvising. If you like that, then it’s perfect. I’m a feedback junkie, though, so I like to have many opinions. I also just love different points of view, so this works out great.
My current teacher, who some of my friends actually know, is perhaps the most intimidating teacher I’ve ever had, which is having a bizarre affect on my improv. Here’s the deal: in the last two class groups, I haven’t 100% been improvising like I used to. I’ve been timid and weird and it’s just excruciating, I’m sure, to watch. After one Level (AP) 4 class, I am so intimidated that I am coming out of my shell and approaching the scenes a bit differently, which is AWESOME. Also I definitely got yelled at but I was being a smart ass about it so there’s that. Perhaps next time I shant say “yes” when asked “would it help if I yelled at you?” just to test this guy.
Jesus, what did we even do in class? We worked on scene initiations, which are kind of horrible bitches to me, still. But what we did was a lot of fun! Our teacher gave us lines to start with (such as “I parked the car” and “it’s hot”), and we all did different scenes with these lines, but of course, said with different inflections and intonations, which I feel like means the same thing. Hang on. Similar. Anyhow, yeah. Did I mention that the whole thing was kind of intimidating? But it was good! And I feel like I’ll be less nervous about my “I’m going to try stand up!” decision after this class as well.
Oh and speaking of things that were/are intimidating, I auditioned for a television show. That was interesting and it probably won’t pan out but was for a bit part and a fun experience just the same!
Hmmm, other than that I’ve really got to write more and figure out if my superawesomestory would be better suited for a book or a graphic novel, then I need to find a kickass artist and write and write and write, then maybe start a Kickstarter for it. I also came up with an idea for a depressing but funny tv show, but I’m worried that it’s too similar to too many things that are out now.
I need a fairy godproducer**.
My lunch break has been over for ten minutes. Have you heard of This is my Jam? Go check it out – I read an article today where it was described as “Pinterest for music!” and I don’t know how I feel about it because for me Pinterest is just tumblr for fancy people. So. That. Add me; I’m ker_pow!
Happy Valentine’s day tomorrow! I love you!
I made this for a post I never finished. It's me, as a sloth, snuggling in bed and reading "Everything is Illuminated"
*This may not be true.
**an assistant, lottery win, more hours in the day, or a Ricky Gervais to my Stephen Merchant would work as well.