April 2004


>I had time to have dinner out with my mom last night. We went to Beatty & The Bistro (which is too overpriced by the way) and had some salmon. We got chatting with our waitress, who – as it turns out, also went to NSCAD. She studied photography but didn’t get a chance to finish her degree. Nice girl. She’s excited about her new job she’s about to start: she’ll be working at Handworks. Small world, eh?

I was pretty exhausted yesterday. It felt like a SUPER long day at work and by the time I got to rehearsal I was ready to drop. They had already worked on a scene I wasn’t in, so when I go there, we got started on detail work for scene 7. Thank you Stephen for not pushing me too hard last night. I’ll be prepared to do a rockin’ job on that scene when we get to it next week!

After rehearsal, I stopped in at the B&B to see my mom and aunt Jessie. It was great to see them – although it certainly didn’t feel long enough. They walked me home and I was so tired I don’t even remember falling asleep – it must have been as soon as my head hit the pillow.

I’ve made reservations tonight for mom, Jessie, Colin and I to go to Suwanna’s for a nice Thai dinner. I am really looking forward to the weekend – it’s been an extra-long week.

>Visiting Relatives

>Rehearsal went quite well last night. I think after a day of trying to be nice and polite at work (and sitting for many hours in a row) it was a nice treat to be able to move around and be in character and be able to yell and scream and whatever else Stella needs to do.

It’s another long day at work. Mom is coming in by bus and should arrive at 2. Colin is going to pick her up. Mom and I should be able to have supper together before I head off to rehearsal. Then Colin (thanks sweetie!) will take mom out to the airport and they’ll pick Jessie up when she comes in from Saskatoon this evening. When I’m done rehearsal, I’ll hopefully have some time to hang out with them for a bit. I can’t wait to see Mom and Jessie!!

>I got my taxes done

>Well, mostly. I still have one more form to fill ot for studioDRE. I’m thankfull I don’t owe as much as last year. That was painful. I can’t wait to get all of this cleared up and done with.

I also can’t believe that it’s almost May. And here we are still getting forecasts of flurries. Yeesh. Well – I have been told that it’s nicer out today but I haven’t had a chance to get outside except for heading to work early this morning.

More rehearsals this evening. And more leftovers tonight. Wheeee…… it’s been a long yet busy week with 10 hour work days, evening rehearsals and short lunches and only about an hour for supper :P

By the way – thanks to everyone for all the well-wishes! I’m so thankful I have such good friends!

>Yup. Busy.

>Now that rough blocking is over and done with, we are moving on to the next stage in our rehearsal process for Streetcar. We aren’t off bok yet – that’ll be next week. This week we are doing detail work.

>Uber-busy week

>Work is stressful. I’m pretty fortunate actually – it could be a lot worse. I’m working 10-hour days with a couple of scheduled 15 minute breaks and 1/2 hour for lunches. That doesn’t exactly leave me much time to get to the gym. I’ll have to try to make it in the mornings I suppose. I have rehearsals that start at about an hour after work Monday to Thursday. (I wonder when I’ll find time to get my taxes done this week. Eek.) This is our last week before we have to be off book.

>An Old Friday Five

>1. What was the last TV show you watched?

Colin taped Las Vegas for me and we watched it last night.

2. What was the last thing you complained about?

The escalators in Brunswick Square are being worked on again. It seems like they are always being worked on. This morning I complanied to a co-worker about this.

3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say?

I told a co-worker that they looked nice this morning.

4. What was the last thing you threw away?

An empty Tim Horton’s coffee cup.

5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited?

Wil Wheaton dot net.

>Rehearsal went well last night. We finished early enough that I was able to spend the rest of my evening working on my lines. I’m a bit surprised at how much I already know. My lines make a lot of sense for the most part so they’re pretty easy to get to know.

It’s a busy day at work today and I’ll even be working through lunch. Yee-ha. The boil order is gone so I can get the half-coffee + half-hot chocolate from Tim Horton’s that I usually like to get on my morning coffee breaks. I can’t wait till their roll-up-the-rim-to-win contest is over with so I’ll hopefully be able to stop buying morning coffees.

Tonight is the Fusion launch upstairs at Tapps at 5. I’m going to head over and check it out with Lisa before we head to the gym. I’m guessing that the rest of my evening (other than a break for watching Survivor) will be spent working on Streetcar.

>This is scary:

>Passwords revealed by sweet deal. More than 70% of people would reveal their computer password inexchange for a bar of chocolate, a survey has found.

>A Quiet Day

>Yesterday I had a long day at work and then a quiet evening. I had a long nap and then worked on my Streetcar lines for a bit before going back to bed. I’m feeling better today. It must be all of the vitamin C I’ve been taking.

>Ack *cough*

>Last night was the Rough Blocking rehearsal for Blanche and Stella. It was a lot of hard work. We’re not off-book yet so we’re still carrying our binders of lines around as we try to figure out how we should be moving about, so things are feeling pretty awkward. I have a ton of homework to do. And now this morning I woke up with a cold. Sigh. I guess my evening will consist of napping, soup, and homework – or at least trying to prepare for tomorrow’s rehearsal.