October 2003

>Halloween Friday Five

>1. What was your first Halloween costume?

I was a gold and brown clown when I was 3 years old (yes, it was the early ’70′s).

2. What was your best costume and why?

Wonder Woman or Slave Princess Leia. I made them both from scratch and tried to keep them as realistic as possible.

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn’t give you a treat?

No.

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)

We used to carve pumpkins and roast the seeds.

5. Share your favorite scary story…real or legend!

Uh….losing all the files on my computer

>Happy Halloween

>Well, I spent the evening running around and didn’t manage to work on my cape. I was pretty tired, so I went to bed early. I guess I’ll have to do it after work tonight.

I’ve got a busy day at work today, so I’d better get back to it.

>Signs that you are living in 2003:

>A friend emailed this list to me and I can’t resist including it here:

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail your friend who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they do not have e-mail addresses.

6. When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.

7. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial “9″ to get an outside line.

8. You’ve sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.

9. Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.

10. You read this entire list, and kept nodding and smiling.

>The Sun!

>I’ve lost track of how many rainy days we’ve had in the last month. It’s getting depressing. But not today. The sun is out! Yay!! The other good news is that it’s supposed to be nice this weekend. That’ll make things SO much more pleasant as we all run around in our Halloween costumes!

The acting workshop went well last night. After an especially long day at work, I wasn’t sure if I was up for it – I was tense and tired. It was interesting to watch all the different scenes and learn where and how improvements could be made. I’m looking forward to getting together with Martine this weekend so we can work on our scene.

>The new Fabricville is AWESOME

>When I walked in, I felt as though I’d stepped out of Saint John and into another world. They now carry a much larger selection of fabrics and notions. They now carry items I was looking for last year, that I couldn’t find. The reason I went was to get fabric for a cape for my Wonder Woman costume. I managed to find some blue satin for a good price, and I did start on the cape last night. I’ll finish it up on Thursday. I did pick up a couple of extra patterns while I was there too… ones that I’d been eyeing for the last year or so, and were on sale. Then it’s just a matter of making the time to sew those things!

It’ll be a busy day at work today. I’m supposed to be on a conference call for most of the day. And even without that, I still hhave a lot on my plate at the moment.

I’m looking forward to the acting workshop tonight. We’ll be doing the first readings of our scene scripts. I’ve done my homework and gone over it a number of times, but I still don’t feel prepared enough. I suppose it’s normal that I’d put a lot of pressure on myself though. I’m also looking forward to hearing the other scenes, which are all from plays that I’m not familiar with.

>The Butterfly Effect

>The Butterfly Effect looks like it’s going to be an interesting movie. The concept is compelling.

>Not much going on…

>I did manage to avoid turning the PS2 on last night. It was a mellow evening. Scott dropped by with dollar store gifts. It is his tradition to get a little something for all of his friends whenever he goes away. I got a glitter star wand, (doesn’t everyone need one?) some roll-on glitter that smells faintly of cotton candy (or piña coladas – I’m not realy sure which), and another small Star Wars book. Speaking of Star Wars, I hate that they changed their official site. Now if you want to check most things out, you need a “Hyperspace” membership for about $20 US a year. Sheesh!

I spent most of my evening reading the script for Top Girls and answering questions about my character for the scene we’ll be reading at Wednesday’s workshop. I even made it an early night.

Things are pretty busy at work this week, which is good. I like to be busy at work.

>Relaxing weekend

>I took the weekend off. It’s been the first weekend in a long while where I haven’t had plans to get a bunch of stuff done. It was great!

Friday evening, I played SSX 3 until Lisa came over. We read Proof, which is such a great script. Then, we watched A Streetcar Named Desire. Lisa had never seen it before. After this, we played SSX 3 until about 2 AM, I think.

Saturday, I slept in and then playes SSX 3 for about 10 hours. I then chatted on the phone with my aunt Jessie for a good bit, and then read for a bit before I hit the hay. All that gaming wore me out! LOL

Sunday I gamed until 1:30, then picked Lisa up and we went to see Intolerable Cruelty. I enjoyed it, even though there were a few weird parts, and some stuff was awfully cliché, but then I suppose that is half the fun of it. After the movie I gamed for a bit more and had a bite to eat, then Robyn and I went to see the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s Merlin at the Imperial. That was quite enjoyable, and certainly a nice way to spend a Sunday evening.

Now that the weekend is over, I need to make a concerted effort to avoid gaming and get a few things done!

>Hooked on SSX 3

>So I splurged once again, and treated myself to the new SSX 3 for PS2. I did manage to take a break to go see School of Rock, which I really enjoyed. Then back to gaming. I had to force myself to stop at about 1 AM so I could get some sleep and make it in to work today.

>Creativity pleases my soul

>Last night was the first evening of the acting workshops. Despite the fact that it was FREEZING in the loft, I had a great time. It was a good start, and I’m looking forward to putting things into practice. We were given scenes to get to know for next week, and I can’t wait to dive into it and do my homework. :-)

After the workshop, Scott, Lisa and I headed back to Lisa and Anthony’s. Anthony was hosting a fooseball tournament. I got to meet his friend Randy and Randy’s girlfriend Vanessa, who are visiting from Toronto and seem very nice. I hung out for a bit, then went home, while they all took off to Chez Cherie. It was almost midnight by the time I got home and I know I should have just gone straight to bed, but I couldn’t not pick up the script that I was given. Wow. Awesome! That’s about all I can say. Awesome.

So after staying up past my bedtime last night, I had a bit of trouble getting up this morning. Yarr. It’s been a busy work day, which is always a treat. I’d rather be busy than not. Scott and I came up with a great idea for another play, while chatting on MSN. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!

It looks like it’ll be a fairly quiet evening. Maybe now I’ll finally get a chance to check out School of Rock. And perhaps I’ll be able to get a little bit of work done on my portfolio, or do a bit of gaming, or read, or work on my scene…