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|Friday, April 1st, 2005|
I don't know what's funnier...that Adam wants to marry me or that Hayley is my last wild fling.
|Friday, March 11th, 2005|
|Thursday, March 10th, 2005|
|Tuesday, March 8th, 2005|
|Oh how I love the theatre...
The next show at Millsaps is Nunsense...here's a short synopsis of the show, which pretty much explains why EVERYONE should come see it.
The Little Sisters of Hoboken operate Mount Saint Helen's School in Hoboken, New Jersey. Originally founded as a missionary order, they started out running a leper colony on an island south of France. Forced to leave the island when they lost control to a group of Protestant competitors, they returned to Hoboken. They went unnoticed until one day their cook, Sister Julia -- Child of God -- unwittingly served some tainted vichyssoise soup and 52 sisters died of botulism. Fortunately a few of the sisters were off playing bingo with some Maryknolls and so were spared. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision -- it was either Saint Catherine of Siena or Saint Thomas Aquinas in drag (she's not sure) -- in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials of the 52. The greeting cards were an enormous success and thinking there was plenty of money, Reverend Mother bought a VCR for the convent. When she realized there was only enough money left to bury 48, she decided to stage a talent show to raise the money to bury the last four sisters who were put on ice in the convent deep freeze.
|Tuesday, March 1st, 2005|
so, I am now officially an education major
No, Hayley, this is NOT code for an Mrs. degree at Millsaps like it is at Ole Miss.
And yes, I realize that I have basically committed myself to getting paid significantly less than what my skills are worth for the rest of my life.
But I'm happy.
And that's good.
|Thursday, February 17th, 2005|
|Wednesday, February 16th, 2005|
|This is for all my theatre kids out there....
So this was on my friend Jacqueline's livejournal...I read it and it's so damn true it scares me...ah the good ole days of MCHS/Cultural Center Dramatics...
You know you're a community/high school dramatics participant when:
* your living room sofa spends more time on stage than you do (does it count if it was someone else's living room sofa?)
* you have your own secret family recipe for stage blood ( I don't, but the stage blood apparently is mint flavored according to Adam)
* you've ever appeared on stage wearing your own clothes (the entire Actor's Nightmare was costumed out of things in my house and the choir room)
* You've ever driven around the back of stores looking for discards
that can be used for set pieces (honestly, who hasn't?)
* you can find a prop in the prop room that hasn't seen the light of
day in ten years, but you don't know where your own vacuum cleaner is
* you have a Frequent Shopper Card at the Salvation Army (well, they knew my name at Hudson's...)
* Rogers and Hammerstein is synonymous with 3 months of rehearsals
* you start buying your work clothes at Goodwill so you can buy your
costumes at the mall
* You've ever taken time off your job to work on the show (The Wiz, anyone? I didn't go to B day classes for at least two weeks)
* You've worked your vacation time to coincide with tech week
* you've ever cleaned a tuxedo with a magic marker
* your family is more than 50% of the staff
* you've ever appeared on stage in an outfit held together with hot glue (or duct tape, or staples)
* you name your son Samuel and tell him that his middle name is in
honor of the French side of the family
* you've ever appeared in a show where tech week is devoted to gettin=
the running time under four and a half hours (again, The Wiz, anyone?)
* you've ever appeared on stage in an English drawing room murder
mystery where half the cast spoke with southern accents
* you think Neil Simon is a misunderstood genius
* you've ever appeared in a show where the cast outnumbered the
audience 2 to 1
* you've ever gotten a part because you were the only one who showed
for auditions (or you got together with the director and chose who was going to get which parts)
* you've ever gotten a part because you were the only male who showed
up for auditions
* the audience recognizes you the minute you walk on stage because
saw you taking out the trash before the show
* you've ever menaced/threatened anyone with a gun held together with
* you've ever had to haul a sofa off stage between scenes wearing an
evening gown and heels
* you've ever had to haul a sofa off stage between scenes wearing an
evening gown and heels-and you're a guy
* you've ever played the father of someone your father's age
* you've ever appeared in a show where an actor leaned out through a
window without opening it first (or got out of a car, or opened a door)
* ~ You actually know the difference between Good Shakespeare and BAD Shakespeare, and have tried to explain the difference
* you've ever had to play a drunk scene opposite someone who was really
drunk (the cast of Oliver must have had at least one drunk)
* you've ever heard a director say "Try not to bump into the furniture" and mean it
* the lead vocalist complains that the music keeps changing tempos, but
the fact is the music is on a tape/CD
* you've ever appeared on stage with people you're related to
* you've ever heard the head of the set construction crew say "Just
paint it black -- no one will ever see it"
* you've appeared in a show featuring a flushing toilet sound effect
* the set designer has ever told you not to walk on the left half of
the stage because the floor's still wet -- five minutes before curtain
* you've ever been told that the reason your director has no eyebrows
is because he/she handled special effects for the last show
* you've ever said "Don't worry -- use the duct tape and if that
doesn't work we'll just hot glue it" (usually it's the other way around...hot glue never holds, duct tape always does)
|Friday, February 11th, 2005|
Let us see what color I am... brodwaybaby
|Tuesday, February 8th, 2005|
|Monday, February 7th, 2005|
|copying adam, 'cause he's the coolest kid ever
Ganked from Adam. Post away!
If you read this,
even if i don't speak to you often,
please post a memory of me.
It can be anything you want, it can be good or bad,
just so long as it happened.
Then post this to your journal. See what people remember about you
|Monday, January 31st, 2005|
Weather=still rather dreary
Algebra= a BITCH
The Sword in the Stone= TEH R0xx0r
|Friday, January 28th, 2005|
|'Bout that time, eh chaps?
So, ok, I know, I haven't exactly been the best LiveJournal updater in the world as of late. But, just to get everyone up to speed, 2nd semester has been great so far, not too tough. Ian and I are going to hit 7 months tomorrow, which is just beyond wierd...and wonderful. I'm working with Lend Me a Tenor here at Millsaps right now, assistant stage managing and helping with quick costume changes. Phi Mu is still PHABULOUS! And that's pretty much my life.
Today is officially the gloomiest day ever. It's all gray/grey and rainy and cold. The trees are bare, and on days like this, it seems like spring will never come and make things pretty again. But I know it will, because this IS Mississippi, and we only have 2 seasons: summer and January.
Asela said she'd teach me to knit!! Hooray!! I have a book, but the directions are way too complicated...I know that there just has to be an easier way. I've heard it's a very stress-alleviating activity, which would be nice, considering how busy my life is.
Tonight, it appears that Ian and I will be going on a double date with Maureen and Kevin to...wait for it...TACO BELL!!! We're just so classy it kills me. But, hey, it makes the boys happy, and that's always good.
And now it's raining. Damn.
|Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004|
|4 MORE YEARS OF THIS FUCKING IDIOT!!!!
I think I'm going to move to Canada...who's coming with me?
Honestly, sometimes the density of the American electorate baffles me.
Other than the fact that I'm afraid the US is about to become Public Enemy No. 1, everything's going pretty well.
Also, WTF with the gay marriage amendment? That's going to be used on every legislator's election propoganda next time around..."Legislator X voted to protect family values and supports the Protection of Marriage Amendment" or something of that sort.
Maybe Europe would be better than Canada...maybe I'll go to Italy and change my name to Sophia.
|Thursday, August 12th, 2004|
|why am i up this fucking early???
Rush workshop, that's why. Yes, yours truly has been sucked in by the ravenous Greek system monster and is currently being devoured by it. No one should have to spend 10 solid hours a day with the same people, ever. But on the up side, today is the last day. And Hayley does not have a too-mah! HOORAY!!! And next week it seems that several of my boys will be coming back in to town, so I can overcome the massive amounts of estrogen I've been exposed to this week. Being around so many girls makes me very irritable and grumpy, probably because I'm not around many of them very often. And the ones that I am around are, quite frankly, rather butch.
10 DAYS TILL I GET TO MOVE BACK IN!!! I MISS MILLSAPS!!
|Monday, August 2nd, 2004|
|skivving off work, la la la
so yes, it's down to the last 15 minutes of my shift...don't you hate the last 15 minutes??? it's not enough time to really start working on something new, but then again you feel like a slum for sitting around for 15 minutes. So, i called it a draw and decided to update. That way i can be doing something and not be doing something all at the same time. BRILLIANT!!
Freshman year=fun times
Picked up sorority bid
Have a boyfriend
Summer in Mad Sin=boring as always
am now 19
still spend insane amounts of time with Hayley and Maureen
There's hella more to that, but i don't feel like typing it out, to be perfectly honest. If you would like to be filled in, leave a comment and we'll discuss.
So, can't wait for school to start back. Miss everyone from Millsaps large quantities. But, there is recruitment workshop next week, so that will bring some of my favorite Phi Mus back into my life! woohoo! and then only a week until class. so not too long.
In other news, i have recently become obsessed with a show on Noggin..it's called Degrassi...does anyone else watch it? It's about this school in Toronto and it just follows all these kids' daily lives...highly addictive...Adam...you should Sooo watch it...then we can obsess together! just like we do a/b Boy Meets World. I feel really stupid for watching it, b/c it's supposed to appeal to like 14 year olds...but i just can't turn it off. I'm such a dork.
Well, it's about time for me to head out. Love to you all! hopefully updates will come more regularly now. Current Mood: complacent
|Tuesday, July 20th, 2004|
|this is amusing
this seems particularly appropriate...mainly the part about kevin licking the pole...but few of you know kevin...oh well...and we all know how much everyone wants Kate's body, so it's no surprise that she gets extra favors after the show...and i find it amusing that Scotty, David, Kevin, Bethany, Kate, and Cori would all be in a strip club together
|Tuesday, September 30th, 2003|
i am so freakin busy it's not even funny. at all. I have rehearsal every nite until the end of fiddler's run, which would be...OCTOBER 26! And the heritage profs, in all their infinite wisdom, scheduled the damn 2nd sectional exam the monday after, which is the 27th. so when exactly i am going to study i am not so sure. i have one paper due friday in poli sci and another due on monday for-you guessed it-heritage. these people do not quit. it's insane. ok, now that i'm through with that...
Last nite i went to the first gubernatorial debate. Musgrove vs Barbour, round one. Personally, i was not impressed by Barbour at all--he's too much of a good old boy, which is why he'll get elected. Apparently, China is coming to steal all of Mississippi's manufacturing jobs-no one else's, just ours- and NAFTA is the great Satan. what seems to escape this man is one word-globalization. Mr. Barbour seems to believe that america can exist all on its own with no help from anyone, thank you. and he made it sound as though the financial state MS is in was Musgrove's fault, glossing over the tiny detail that EVERY STATE IN THE NATION IS IN THE RED. It's called a recession, my friend. I'll leave you with this--just don't cast your vote for someone who spells his name wrong. Everyone knows Haley is spelled Hayley.
|Saturday, September 27th, 2003|
Just a thought: Battle of the Bands, which includes JSU, Tougaloo, and several of the JPS highschool bands, is going on right now at Veterans Stadium. Actually, it's been going on since about 10 00 this morning. This is not conducive to sleep. At all.
Also, the directing project scene that I'm in is from Hamlet. Guess which scene?? The one from the Actor's Nightmare. Saves me a bit of memorization. That is all.
|Saturday, September 13th, 2003|
just so you know...sinus infections really suck. my head feels like it's swollen to the size of a basketball and i can't breathe. BLECH!!!! and i was supposed to go out partying tonight...maybe i'll feel better later. on top of all this, wilson totally ditched me last nite. so not a happy ashley. Current Mood: crappy
|Tuesday, July 29th, 2003|
Ok, so, to preface--I found this on my friend Christina's LiveJournal. It was created for her by one of her friends, so she made one for me. The questions are really thought-provoking.1. The first time we met, it was at a Quiz Bowl competition. How did you
first get started doing Quiz Bowl? Do you think it's made you more
intellectual? What is your most interesting Quiz Bowl-related memory?
Quiz Bowl started freshman year for me. I was brand-new in a school of over 2000 people and was desperate for a place to fit in. After I got the results of the test they give at MC to place people on the team, I was so excited because I knew the team would have people like me on it. It certainly has made me want to learn all I can about certain areas, because, let's be honest, I like to win. More than that, it truly gave me a place to belong in high school. I would have to say my most interesting quiz bowl memory was our encounter with a drunk man on Bourbon St. in New Orleans, right outside of Preservation Hall. But that's a whole other entry.2. The next time we met, it was at Ole Miss. Ah, summer college. What did
you think Summer College was going to be like when you first signed up to
do it? Was that conception of summer college different than what it
turned out to be? Do you think it changed you as a person?
I originally signed up for summer college because I'm a huge theatre nerd and I jumped at the opportunity to work with a college theatre department in the summer. I honestly had no expectations for it, and I certainly didn't expect to have as good a time as I did. It was a good opportunity to gain experience, but I also made some wonderful friends and learned tons outside the classroom. I think summer college did change me in many ways. Mainly, I got a taste of the college experience early on, so I'm not at all intimidated about this fall. Also, I was able to break out of my shell a little bit and do things I wouldn't normally do, like break into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in the middle of the night.3. What first made you interested in drama? Of the plays and musicals
you've done, which one has been your favorite and why? Which one has been
your least favorite and why?
I don't think there was one particular experience that sparked my interest in drama, it's just something that's always been there. It's as much a part of my life as breathing. I think there's a tie for my favorite production--it's between The Wiz and Rapunzel Uncut. The Wiz was the first musical MCHS ever put on, and it was a great big ghetto rigged thing. The musical director was a total nut, and refused to do any sort of planning until a month before performance. Even though my credited role was stage manager, I also did costumes, makeup, hair, set, props, and administrative stuff. It was fun because we all were basically trying to save our asses from looking totally stupid in front of our whole community. But everybody really pulled together and it came off really well. Rapunzel Uncut was a play the Thespians put on my junior year. It was great because it was a true Thespian play--very little set, everyone provided their own costumes, and there were like 5 cast changes. The cast was so much fun--rehearsals were always a blast. We couldn't keep from cracking each other up the whole time. And we almost got run over by a truck delivering lumber for Beauty and Beau, whose rehearsals had made us have to practice in a concrete area outside. The worst production, in retrospect had to be this one I was in at APAC called Dragonsong. At the time, I thought it was the bomb, but looking back, I see that it was truly the most bizzare thing ever. It was bad because now I'm like, what the heck were we thinking? It had to do with this girl who lived in some undefined time and made friends with dragons...and it was a musical. It was just wierd.4. If you had a child and could tell him/her something you wish you'd
known earlier in life, what would it be?
Hmm...I think it would have to be that appreciating people for who they are, not who you want them to be, is the most important thing. And that that's also true for yourself. You can only be yourself, trying to fit into others' boxes is never a good idea, and you should appreciate and encourage that skill in others. 5. Name five things you'd like to be able to do before you die, and tell
us why it's important to you to do each one.
--I'd love to take a trip to the Middle East for several reasons. It's such a significant area religiously, and that would interest me greatly, to be able to walk where Jesus did. But also, it's so full of political importance, and I'd like to just go see the places that people are so passionate about.
--I want to be in a Broadway musical. I have loved acting since I can remember, and the thrill of being onstage is unmatched. Even if I only have a small part, just the energy would be great to be a part of.
--I want to get married and have kids. Cliche, right? Sort of. I want these things because I just love the idea of having someone to grow old with and people to love. I also don't want to have to be a virgin until I die.
--I want to live for an extended period of time in a big city or a foreign country. I've gotten to travel to lots of different places, and it's become apparent to me that I'm destined to live someplace big and busy. I love the way things change all the time and the diversity of cultures in cities. Foreign countries excite me because I like to see how people's lifestyles differ from my own, and how theirs might be better.
--I want to go to Africa or India and work with AIDS patients. I love people, especially children, and it just kills me to see news footage of them dying with so little to help them. I've been blessed with so much, and I want to give back.
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