Audition

Today for acting class (Mondays seem to have just become an acting class update day but ehhhhhh dats cool ;D) we did auditions! The Directing class puts on some short plays each semester and for part of our class we attended their open auditions for the casting of their plays.

Now I’ve been to one legit audition before (see “On Having Regrets” here) for Over the Rainbow, a kind of musical reality tv elimination show (the aim is to cast a lead for the Andrew Llyod Webber show that it relates to. This one was for the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but they’ve also used it to cast for Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, The Sound of Music, and I think possibly a few more). Anyway the audition I went to for that was a prescreening audition to see who got to do the recorded-for-tv auditions. I didn’t. But dats cool, as I said in the post then:

no regrets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But we were talking about todays auditions at school. These were a different audition to that (was my point). We started off the evening with group auditions, we did a variety of acting activities and games and then after the break, those who were interested in actually being a part of one of the productions could stay and might be asked to do a cold read by one of the directors. (a really rough definition of a cold read for those who don’t know is  you’re given a script for the first time, maybe given a couple minutes to read it over, then asked to read/act it for the director)

I decided to come back and was asked by one of the directors to do a cold read so that was fun! I think it went well, I felt good about it, we got some good laughs from the audience which is a good sign! We hear back within the next week so I’ll let you know if anything comes of it… (I hope it does, they all sound like pretty fun plays!)

Anywho, that’s my life, how’s yours?
-B

 

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January 8th

Today we celebrated our first annual January 8th.

Now you may be thinking one or both of two things:
a) Becky, it’s not January 8th.
b) Becky, January 8th happens every year already. What do you mean it’s the first annual January 8th, you imbecile?

Okay, so I could have been more explicit – and geez man, imbecile, really? That’s kinda harsh don’t’cha think..? – Anyway, January 8th 2015 was mum’s transplant day and we’re making it an annual holiday. My siblings and I have never known a healthy version of our mum, she’s had kidney problems for 25 years so we’ve all grown up with this as part of our lives AND NOW IT IS ALL CHANGING!! (*cue dramatic music*)

A prayer for her healing has been my most commonly prayed prayer ever and through it I’ve come to a full understanding of the point that God always answers our prayers, always. He gives one of three answers: “yes”, “no”, or “not yet”, and he always answers in his time and his way – not always word for word of what we pray for. We have a very limited view of our lives and the world, but he sees the big picture. I prayed for 21 years (okay more like 17 or something, surprisingly I wasn’t born talking) that God would miraculously heal my mum’s natural kidneys but the answer was always “no” or “not yet” (I didn’t know which). January 8th I learned it had been a “not yet” that became a “yes”, and that God answered in a way I hadn’t considered growing up. God answered and through the wait I think he’s caused our family to grow both together and with him. It was kinda rough sometimes but it was good, it was all part of THE MASTER PLAN (*maniacal laughter*)

Mum arrived back home this past Tuesday afternoon and has been doing really great. Her kidney is working just as well, if not better, than some people’s who have two healthy kidneys and being home is helping as she relaxes into the full recovery process. The most obvious adjustments at the moment (other than not having to do dialysis of course) are the dietary changes. Everything that’s been off limits for the last eight years is back on the menu! Yesterday I texted her from school to see how she was doing and got this in reply:

So everything’s going pretty well =D (However, her arthritis has been acting up a little bit in her joints so if you’re a praying person, if you want to keep praying for that alongside recovery, we’d appreciate it! Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!)

For our first annual January 8th party we ordered in pizza (something I don’t recall having ever done in my lifetime, even before dietary restrictions) and had pizza and cheesecake and watched the tv show “Happy Days”. It was pretty great. The fam is now watching Guardians of the Galaxy again (it’s becoming a family favourite =D) but I left partway through to get ready for bed. I have an early start again with school in the morning and my headaches are starting to warn me that I’d better start getting more sleep, so I’m off!

First January 8th was a success, future January 8th’s will (probably) be celebrated on January 8th, and I have to wake up before 6am tomorrow so GOODNIGHT HAVE GOOD LIVES TALK TO YOU TOMORROW!
-B

Planning

Last Monday I decided to start making videos every Monday (if possible) and today I pre-filmed one for this coming Monday. Man, I’m so excited! I had it all worked out, I filmed the idea while I was still excited about and now it’s gonna be all ready and edited for when I want to upload! Why didn’t I do this planning ahead thing before now?! I feel so prepared, I don’t have to remember to film, or edit all last minute, it’s there, it’s finished, its waiting for Monday!

Planning ahead, A+, would recommend.

wild dancing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk to you tomorrow!
-B