Tuesday, January 27, 2009

die, vampire, die!

Things that have happened in the last week:
  • We officially got a new president
  • I went to work
  • We booked our honeymoon at DISNEY WORLD!
  • I started updating the wedding blog again
  • Chris got the flu
  • I've been sleeping on the couch
I luckily didn't have to work on inauguration day until 1:30pm so I got to watch the whole thing. It was great. I think I cried.

My friend/boss guy, Jay, made me a CD which has, among other things, the cast recording of [Title of Show] and it is REALLY GOOD. It's funny. I like funny. I want to be in it. Oh, sheesh, I just want to be in a musical.

WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD IN MAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE GOING THERE IN 98 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS ALSO MEANS WE'RE EITHER GETTING MARRIED IN 97 OR 95 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!! There's probably a lot to do. I might actually get favors. I found some I like. I wonder if we can afford it.

Chris is really sick. He's had a fever over 100 for the last day. His first preview of Henry 6 part 1 is on Thursday... and he's Talbot. That's a BIG ROLE! He has his biggest role of the season and he's got the flu just in time for the last rehearsals and the opening. I am afraid I am going to get sick, too, which is selfish of me, yes, but I'm supposed to have 2 auditions on Saturday and I'm going to UPTAs next weekend in Memphis. Now is not the time for me to get the flu either. If I DO get the flu, I will still go to, at least, the closer of the 2 auditions and just be all shivering and sweating at the same time while belting my face off.

The couch is relatively comfortable. I can't sleep in my bed because it's all germy from flu-boy. The biggest problem is that my knees start hurting halfway through the night. I'm afraid the couch is probably all germy, too, now, since Chris was laying on it all day, but at least he wasn't sleeping and sweating so much he had to change his shirt (like he's doing right now. Thank you, NyQuil). I can't wait to do laundry.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

i want to work on a cruise ship

It's cold everywhere in the east and my apartment is like the number 1 coldest place. I lined all the windows with clothes I was going to take to goodwill but it's hardly making a difference. We had to turn the gas on (even though our gas bill for November/December was $216 for a ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT! It's not like we even had it on that much--we were out of town for a week, too), the space heater has been following us from room to room, the windows are completely frosted over every morning, I even sleep with a hat on! It's cold. I can't wait until it's just a little bit warmer so that it's not freezing in here. We come home after work and it's 50 degrees in the living room.

This week "The Revenger's Tregedy" opened at the theatre and it's disturbing and messed up and hilarious in how macabre it is and the music is awesome and I actually really liked it a lot. It is not for everyone, though... in fact, if someone were to ask me, would say it's not for anyone under 17. There were two kids there on Friday night... one about 10 and the other 7. The grandparents came in that morning and asked if the show was appropriate for them, Jen said no, they asked what it was about, she told them and then the kids BEGGED to go. Apparently it was mentioning the skull that made them want to go. After the first intermission the grandmother was, I thought, moving the kids off the stage, but they came back to their seats on stage after the intermission was over. The kids were really into it and the grandparents didn't seem TOO concerned... although I do wonder, if it would have been their parents, if they would have felt the same. I mean, come on, a guy rapes a skeleton. That is definitely not for all people, let alone kids.

I had a good time at my parents' house. It snowed a ton on Saturday the 10th, so much so that it took my sister and I 3 hours to drive from Huron to my grandma's house (normally an 1.5 at the most). My dad took me to an audition the next day for TB's summer theatre... and he forgot about the audition and was 45 minutes late. It was pretty funny. I was sad to go back here, but happy to see Chris. His dad was in town the day I got back, too, and he bought us dinner. Then I had to go back to work, but it's been okay. I'm bartending almost every show and I really do like to bartend. Plus, I get to watch at least half the show... and that means lots of SKULLS! The're actually doing a song called "Skulls" by the Misfits and listen... it's messed up, but it's also really cool. If you know this song (which I'm sure you don't) it doesn't really sound like the original.... but it does sound better. You feel strange when you have lyrics like "and the blood drains down like devil's rain/ we'll bathe tonight" stuck in your head. Those guys ARE misfits!!

The Survive and Thrive campaign at the theatre has been going pretty well. Ben had the great idea to stand in the lobby after the show and collect donations which is REALLY working. He gives a pretty amazing speech during the pre-show, too. Last night we made about $300 in small donations that people dropped into his hat and a couple bigger donations that were mailed to the theatre. There was also a fundraising event at one of the wineries, so hopefully that brought in some money. I sure hope they make the January goal! I don't want to be out on the street.

Other than that, not too much has been going on. A TON will be going on the 31st- Feb 9th, but right now... not too much. I really need to get my bangs cut. They can hardly be considered bangs anymore.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

i brought my high fiber bread with me to ohio

The last thing to happen in 2008: I was too sick to go out and do anything so we stayed home and watched WALL-E. In an effort to save money on our ridiculous gas bill, we bought a cheap space heater (seriously cheap. It only cost me $15 since it was 50% off this store that was going out of business). Our apartment is hella old and it's really easy to blow a fuse... which of course happened, at about 10pm. The fuse box is in our neighbor's apartment in the basement. He didn't come home until the next day. We had no power to ring in the new year. (We did finish watching the movie in Scot's apartment downstairs because he wasn't home, but they don't have cable so I was watching a wall clock to know when it turned midnight. Also, Chris fell asleep on their couch and I kept trying to wake him up saying, "You can't sleep on other people's couches!" His sleepy response was, "If I sleep here they'll give me free transportation for a year.")

Sooooo... the year didn't end without one more punch. However, the next day, when we finally got our power back, our landlord came to look at our sink problem (we had no running water in the kitchen for like 2 weeks) and he got us a new faucet which is AWESOME! It's tall enough so that you can actually fit stuff in the sink, the water pressure is so good it's amazing (especially when you know, like I do, how ridiculous it was before. It took 30 seconds to fill up a glass of water!) and it has one of those spray thingys which I love. I never minded doing dishes except at this apartment because it took sooooo long. Now it's a breeze again and I am so thankful!

Chris and the rest of the renaissance troupe opened Midsummer on Friday, after starting rehearsals on Tuesday. No director, no designer and 2 days to put it together. It is the funniest show I've ever seen here. I know what happens in this play. It is not unfamiliar to me. I laughed so hard that I was crying and sweating, sitting in my seat. That should not be the case with a show you really know. It's really funny. I wish everyone I know could see it. It is just so impressive that they had such a small amount of time and so much work to do and it's still this good.

On Saturday night after the show, we started watching Christina's dog for her. This dog is super cute and super sweet.... but please, take notice. If you are ever dog sitting, do not get the dog at night. The dog needs time to get used to his or her surroundings... and to freak out that her owners are not there for a while. Poor Bella freaked out until about 3am. The minute they left she started looking for them and crying... later the crying and desperation became howling. At like 2:45am she let out one last, ear piercing howl and then she went to bed with us. In the morning she was fine and she was fine the whole next day. I'm sure she is still fine... but man. She was really sad. At least she didn't blame us. She reacted towards us more like "PLEASE HELP ME FIND THEM!!!!!" rather than "WHERE DID YOU TAKE MY PARENTS!?!?"

Yesterday I woke up at 3:45am for my 6am flight to Cleveland, via Detroit. The plane from Charlottesville to Detroit was a prop plane! I don't know if I've ever flown in one of those before... maybe once. It's been a long time since I've flown. A long time for ME, anyway, who has flown over 100 times (that's a lot for a non-business person, right? Most of those have happened in the last 8 years, t00). I got really annoyed with the liquid carry-on thing. I had an unopened bottle of contact solution which they made me break the seal on and then test to make sure it was actually contact solution. Uhhh... it was sealed. They also didn't let me take on this one small bottle of face moisturizer... but my OTHER moisturizer, which I had forgotten about in my purse, didn't get checked at all. That's dumb. Anyway, I'm in Ohio now and I am happy about it, although I do miss Chris. Yesterday the company told everyone that their summer/fall contracts were not going to start until the end of May instead of the first week of April. They were supposed to only have a week off and now they have two months. I don't know what we're going to do in this time span. It's not long enough to get another job but it's definitely long enough to totally screw you financially if you're only able to get unemployment. Ugh.... I don't know. Maybe I should just move to NYC in April and he can have actor housing when his contract finally DOES start. I don't have any money to move to NYC in April... but I might be able to make it work... somehow. MAN. This sucks. It's so stupid that we don't have ANY wedding plans because we have no idea how we're going to pay for anything. Chris was hoping he'd be able to save enough money from the summer/fall contract to be able to pay for at least a honeymoon (in disneyworld. at the cheapest hotel). I feel like we should just get married in April. Just come up here when the renaissance season ends and get married at the courthouse. I mean, I don't see a reason to postpone it until next January (the original time we imagined would be the first time available). It's not like we'll magically have money then. This is depressing. I never envisioned a big wedding... but I didn't envision a courthouse wedding, either.

Sigh... anyway... despite that news, 2009 has started off pretty well (knock on wood). I feel more optimistic for some reason. Maybe because I'm in denial. Who knows.