Friday, September 26, 2008

An Epiphany

So here I am sitting at work at the Courtyard and typing up a new blog. It's actually really nice to be back at the Courtyard. I haven't been here for a couple weeks, at least not on my regular shift. And it feels like forever. While I was doing "Promises, Promises" my manager was nice enough to let me have the nights off for the show. This was good because it allowed me to fully be a part of the whole production. What with the parties and mingling after the shows, I was able to get to know and hang out with the other cast members even more. So that was nice. But I never thought I would miss work. It was kinda nice to come back. Strange feeling for me.

I was talking to my Dad today about a couple of things and one thing I told him was very, very true. I'm happy with where I am in life right now. I like both of my jobs a lot. It's not a chore to go to work everyday. I enjoy it. I mean, I do have my moments where I wish I didn't need to work so much, but for the most part I really like going to work everyday. And I don't really want to not work. That's kind of a big thing for me. To be really happy with where I am in life. I mean obviously it would be nice if my finances were a little more secure, but other than that things are all good. I'm honestly and truly happy. It's a weird thing for me to feel.

So yeah. That's kinda all I wanted to say. Tomorrow, or rather later today I get to help build sets for "Anne of Green Gables", the next show at Playcrafter's. So that should be fun. It's nice to help out and be involved in shows in different ways. I'm glad that there is such an active theatre community here in the Quad Cities. I can't wait to get more involved in all of it. Well, little by little. Have a great day!

Quick Note

Just a quick note to say hello. I am mainly keeping busy with both my jobs. As I am now back to my normal schedule of work, work and more work. Although I did stop in at Starbucks yesterday and talked to Chris, the lead from "Promises, Promises". It was nice to say hello and get the chance to catch up a little with him. He's one of the supervising managers at the Starbucks just down the street from my job. It was neat to find that out while we were working on the show.

The other thing keeping me busy is attempting to find a new place to live. Sam and my lease is up October 31st. So we need to be out of our apartment by then. However we are both looking for new places to live on opposite sides of the river. She's going to be living with a friend of her's here in Illinois and I'm going to live with Katie in Iowa. So I'm kinda sad that we won't be living together anymore, but I think it is the best idea we could come up with so that everyone will be happy. Now I just have to find a two-bedroom house to live in, in Iowa. Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

All Good Things...

Unfortunately today is the last show of "Promises, Promises". We have a matinee show at 3:00 and then we get to strike the set and afterwards we'll have a final cast party. Although I'm kinda sad about it, hopefully it won't be too long before I'm in another show. But for now I need to get some much needed rest and work on finding a new place to live as Samantha and my apartment lease is up on Nov. 1st. So hopefully we find a new place soon. Please keep our search in your prayers! Other than that life will back to normal working both jobs on my old crazy schedule. So that's all for now. I hope all is well with anyone who reads my blog!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Costumes I Made

So here a few pictures of the costumes I made for "Promises Promises". I was very happy with how they turned out. I was also kinda surprised that they look so good. So now I just have to get moved on to all the other 5 million sewing projects I need to start/finish. Starting with Sam's dress from last Halloween. Whoops!

Here are Tami and Janette in their costumes.

In the picture above Sam was trying on Tami's costume for me so that I was sure that it would fit her properly because Sam is about the same size as Tami. So that's was good.
And here is Janette's dress all finished but before I was able to have her try it on for the final time. It actually looks kinda funny, but what are you going to do.

So yeah, that's what I've been keeping myself busy with lately. Fun times. I'll hopefully update more soon!

I match My Nommy!

You Are a Frappacino

At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern

At your worst, you are: childish and over indulgent

You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet

Your caffeine addiction level: low