6:15 - Heart of Glass

Um...can someone wake me up because I think I might be dreaming. In my hour at the gym my ears entertained Blondie's "Heart of Glass," some early Madonna song (I can't remember at the moment), and finally I ended my workout with Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf."

Too weird.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 | 9:05 AM | LINK |

Carol, Sheila, and I enjoyed Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Peace Center Last night. I've had an abundance of theater this month and I can't say that I mind. But I can say that I mind the cast invading my dreams last night. My dream opened with me walking out of the Peace Center and noticing that the cast, still in costume, were sitting on a bench as I walked out the door. From there I went to the grocery store to have them standing in line behind me as I purchased milk and eggs. Finally we ended the dream watching a movie at my house and eating popcorn. But I must say that the production was wonderful and strange and intriguing. There's just something about Shakespeare. I think you could do anything to it and it would still be beautiful.

On a completely different train of thought, I absolutely love the new eBay commercials. Way to pull on the emotional heart strings eBay. I mean I want to date eBay now. (ok, not really, but the commercials are really good).

Saturday, January 22, 2005 | 11:41 AM | LINK |


Shua and I went to see the AC production of The Glass Menagerie last night. It was, what good theater is all about; intensity and intimacy. I was so enthralled in the story and acting that I became unaware of the people around me and felt as though I was the only one watching. People are bound to shuffle feet, candy wrappers, the program, or whisper to each other. It's up to the actors to command the attention of the individual viewer and make them feel alone, isolated, and vulnerable to the story. Our job is to make them feel as though they were the only one hearing the story and make it come alive with genuineness and purity from the words of another. That's the art and the challenge in the theater. That's why I miss it so much. Somebody get me back on stage. I really need to start looking.

Shua and I also realized last night that we have been to every AC performance together since I stopped performing and graduated. I guess I'm just lucky to know someone who enjoys theater as much as I do and really gets it.

Now after the play we waited around for Brandy and we took her back to her dorm and on the way we became overcome with a fit of giddiness of which I haven't experienced in quite some time. I laughed til I cried, guffawed, and found voices in me that had laid dormant for years. Yes, I slept well last night.

Thursday, January 20, 2005 | 9:04 AM | LINK |

I want to be a princess when I grow up.

The Lindsays and I went to see Beauty and the Beast on Saturday at The Fox in Atlanta. The Fox is already magical, but pair it with a fairy tale and I'm ready to float away. And it really made me miss the stage. As the cast was making their curtain call, I found myself wishing I was there. I think I'm going to look around the area for some casting calls. It's been over a year since I've done anything. I miss it horribly.

And I've got some bad news kids, I lost one of the Superfish this weekend. It seems Gatsby left us. But I've still got two that are doing quite well.

Now, however, I must do some laundry.

Monday, January 17, 2005 | 7:07 PM | LINK |

long hair, short hair, no hair, gray hair.

I've really been fighting the urge to cut my hair. I keep telling myself that long hair is what I want and actually looks best on me, but short hair is so much fun. I'm doing good with the resistance so far. I think I have a "must cut my hair short" disease. I pass by a hair salon and I want to go in and get it cut. Someone talk me out of this please.

And I forgot to mention that I watched the worst movie ever made last weekend. It was called "Tattoo: A Love Story." It was bad from the start and I kept saying to myself, I should stop watching it. I mean after all, I could have found something else better to do, but I continued to watch the movie anyway. What's wrong with me? It's about a straight-laced control freak school teacher whose dating a doctor, but falls in love with a very large teddy-bear type tattoo artist. Complete with fake documentaries sprinkled within. I lost 90 minutes of lifetime while watching it...

Thursday, January 13, 2005 | 4:46 PM | LINK |

I've missed you.

Our friends from Homestar Runner are the stars of the new They Might Be Giants video over there on iTunes.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 | 10:32 AM | LINK |

Lanna the Elf...what's your favorite color?

Kelly just called me...one of the kids I used to work with thinks that I've moved to the North Pole with Santa and that's the reason I won't be at school anymore.


Wednesday, January 05, 2005 | 3:25 PM | LINK |

The new year.

It just occurred to me that 5 days ago we began a new year. I welcomed it in quite silently with my parents. It was the most different New Year that I can ever remember. I must say that it was nice. Ever since I was old enough, it always seemed that the best way to ring in the New Year was with booming fireworks, screaming "Happy New Year's" and rambunctious songs. This year after a beautiful "red" party with Nick, Kylie, Heidi, Crystal, and Daniel...I returned home to (for the first time) softly welcome in the New Year. It was peaceful, calming, and completely perfect.

I can't say that I made any resolutions. Perhaps I'll be sounding strange and ultimately pretentious, but there isn't anything that I really want to change right now...I'm happy. Somewhere along the way of last year I learned that I just need to take it a day at a time and if there's something I want to do, that I should just do it. Like with my photography...I wanted to become better so I studied and practiced. I'm still learning. I just hate to feel like I have to decide what I want to do with the year on one day. Or maybe that's just the romantic in me...

| 10:12 AM | LINK |

Garden State = so good.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 | 9:13 AM | LINK |

I know, I know...

Last night I had another crazy dream. This time no hot chocolate was involved. It started with me running to meet my boyfriend (no, I don't have one in real life(at least not yet)...but in the dream.). We met to have him tell me that he couldn't see me anymore. I was devastated. Then all of the sudden I realized that we were in a different time period (late 1800s). Then all of the sudden we were in the study in his house. His mother walked in and sat me down. She said, "You know I love you darling, but this is in the best interest of my grandchildren. This girl is the most beautiful girl I've ever seen." I look to my right and in walks the "girl." But she wasn't a girl she was a dog who was walking on its hind legs in human clothes. I could feel myself getting angry and I stormed out of the room...and then I woke up.

Perhaps my mind just needs some more creative outlets and is using my dreams as a source of release.

Monday, January 03, 2005 | 3:44 PM | LINK |