Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Well, I SHOULD Be Cleaning...

But it's been a while since I blogged. I don't know how other mommy bloggers do it. I suppose if it's a priority to blog, you make time. My priorities these days, I'm afraid, do not include blogging.

They include things like *being cast two more shows totalling three in all at the moment* and trying to find a dry day to play tennis in.

(That's my wee update ^ there. I am going to be Shelby in Steel Magnolias and the Voice in You Made Me!)

It's not to say I don't think about blogging. I actually think all day long 'Oh, that would be a good blog topic.' Like Monday I was in Tesco and saw they'd put out all their Halloween costumes, and I thought about blogging about Halloween. Problem is, I don't have much of an opinion on the subject, and not bothered enough to form one.

(For the time being, I don't have a huge problem with it on the surface, and while I don't really want my little children going as scary things, I do love fancy dress [dressing up], and I have no problem with candy either!)

Or I think about blogging updates, because something is always happening around here, but updates are SO boring, and they insult the writer in me. I started a blog to share interesting thoughts and stories with the world, not to tell them about my macaroni and cheese incident. I save that for Facebook.

Or about my new HTC Desire mobile phone. (Heh, I got a new phone and I love it! But I am not going to blog about it... even if I just did. Sucka!)

No, unfortunately, my little brain is overcrowded as it is. But I don't want to stop blogging. I wish I still had enough readers to do some kind of wide plea for blog topics. I used to have so many readers! I miss you guys.

Maybe if I had some good blog topics. Maybe it's time to hit Facebook again!

I can't believe I got sucked into Facebook. It's shocking and humiliating.

Okay, back to tidying and entertaining my kids (by sticking on Peppa Pig).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dancing Is Not a Crime

What a fantastic opening night! Last night was brilliant. I had so much fun with the show, and only made one tiny mistake in one of the dances. :D

Scott, my dad and Fifi came last night. Fifi LOVED it. Scott said she was mouthing along to all the words, until 'Holding Out for a Hero' started, at which point she BELTED it out. People three rows away were looking at her! By intermission, she was rolling her head and trying desperately to stay awake. (Ice cream at intermission helped, I believe.) She managed to stay awake until curtain call, at which point she passed out.

Oh, and she brought me flowers! How sweet is that. Thanks, Scott and Fifi.

I'll need to think to bring my camera tonight and get some photos backstage. But if you want to see photos of the performance, Inverclyde Now took some cracking ones.

My throat is still killing me. I woke this morning with no voice. Luckily hot tea and Manuka honey have helped bring it back. But I'm still trying not to talk much today to save it. Not only do I need to save my voice for the next two performances, but I have two auditions in just over a week for other shows and at the same time, my classes start, which of course, are singing classes. I really need a voice for that too. REALLY need it for that. How bad would that be if my first class was delivered with no singing voice?

Anyway, I'm having so much fun. Last night, a big group of people from the cast went out to a club, but I'm so glad I went home. Mostly because it was better for my voice going home and getting a good rest. But also I really enjoyed talking to Scott about the show. He really enjoyed it - and he's not a musical theatre person. It was fun talking to him about all his thoughts on the show and to hear him say he could pick out my voice from the chorus - and I was on key!

My dad seemed to enjoy the show too. Though (and I have to agree with him) he didn't think much of the Southern USA accents!!

So, two more performances. I'm incredibly excited. We're having lunch with others from the cast this afternoon, but I need to make sure I have time to make my chocolate no-bake cookies... Me and another cast member, Lee, are having a baking war. First night I brought chocolate chip cookies, but she outdid me last night with her brownies. I'm hoping I can regain some ground with my no-bake cookies, but honestly, I think her brownies have already won the war.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Everybody cut FOOTLOOSE!

Tonight is Opening Night of Footloose! I can't believe it! I'm feeling very excited about it, but also a little sad. If the show is tonight, then by Saturday night, the show will be done for good, and that's a bit sad. I've enjoyed meeting all the people in the show and seeing them regularly and making some friends. I'll feel a bit deflated when it's all over.

I'll feel a lot less stressed too but deflated all the same.

It's been a really fun experience for me. I thought after high school I'd never return to acting. As a stroppy teenager, I let too many things upset me and turn me off from the theatre world. But now, as a wiser (heh) older person, I realise that some of those things (the politics, the falseness of some, the arrogance of others) are just part of life in general and are not unique to the stage. As long as you keep yourself right and in amongst the right people (and at least play the game when you're with the wrong ones), as I've learned to do in all areas of my life, all this theatre stuff can really be a huge blast.

So, negativity aside (geez), I am SO EXCITED about the show tonight. It's typical that on Opening Night I'd wake up with a sore throat and the sneezes. But I'm drinking hot herbal tea with Manuka honey around the clock and intend to feel perfectly fine by tonight. I had some hot soup there too and that seemed to soothe my throat quite a bit.

Tonight is the night that Scott, my dad and Fifi come see the show. Fifi is ridiculously excited. She woke up this morning saying, 'Is today Footloose??' Then proceeded to prance around the house singing, 'Footloose, footloose!' while the rest of us tried to bury our heads in our pillows and go back to sleep.

In the car on the way to nursery, she asked if she could wear a crown to the show tonight. And she wants to dress '80's'. Apparently in her mind, crowns are totally 80's.

So it's gonna be a good day. I'm exhausted already, but really looking forward to tonight. I'm totally buzzing.

Though admittedly, that might be just a side effect of the lack of sleep, runny nose, and the four cups of honeyed tea I've had already this morning.