April 2006

>Friday’s Feast


Appetizer:
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you?
I’ll say 9. I’m a big fan of people being polite.

Soup:
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
It would have been Brian’s story about the crack-filler that he told last night.

Salad:
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Wonder Woman.

Main Course:
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had.
I don’t remember if I ever had a funny teacher, per se.

Dessert:
Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that ______________________.
balance is important for a healthy lifestyle.

>Making Lists

>I’m a fan of making lists of things to do for myself, but I sometimes have a tendancy to make a list at work for things that I need to do once I get home, and then I forget to bring it with me. Usually there is enough stuff going on that I’ll forget things that I wanted to get done, thus the need for a list of things to do. Not long ago, I stumbled across this handy little site, Ta-da Lists. It has been pretty helpful since I can access it from any computer, email a list to myself so I don’t forget about it, and even share them with people (if I so wanted). The lists are also really easy to maintain. It beats sticking a bunch of post-it notes in my purse and then forgetting about them. Oh – and it’s free.

>Blocking Week

>We are currently in the midst of blocking for The Crucible this week. It’s a tough week to get through. From an actor’s perspective, you’re expected to still try to communicate but then you still have your script in hand, and then on top of that, you need to take notes to mark down just when, where and why you move/sit/stand/kneel/etc… We were missing our stage manager last night so I took notes for all cast blocking for Act 1. Hopefully she will be able to read and understand my notes!

>Counter Tactics

>My kittens won’t keep off my kitchen counter, so it is currently covered in tinfoil (which they hate to walk on). It seems to be keeping them off. I wonder how long it’ll take for them to really understand that they are not allowed up there.

>Friday’s Feast


Appetizer:
List 3 things you keep putting off.
Finish re-doing a painting that I had hanging in my bedroom, design 3 more seasonal stained glass panels for dad to make, and hemming my living room curtains.

Soup:
What do you feel is your greatest responsibility?
Living an honourable life.

Salad:
If you could have starred in any movie, which one would you have wanted to be in and why?
Star Wars. Classic and fun!

Main Course:
What is an expectation you had as a child about being an adult and, now that you are grown up, you realize you were wrong?
I thought things would get easier.

Dessert:
When was the last time you had your car serviced?
Last month.

>A Break?

>All is well in the land of Crucible AD-ing. We’re chugging along with the text work and we’ll be on to blocking next week. It is a great learning experience so far and we’re only just beginning.

Between work and rehearsals I haven’t had much free time. We had to rearrange the schedule a bit this week so I actually find myself with a couple of nights off in a row. What a delight! Now I can finally get to sorting out my papers so I can do my taxes.

>Between Work and Rehearsals;

>- I remembered to pick up kleenex for home and a new box of Clariton. Now is the season of sinus suffering. Gotta love allergies.
- I renewed my residential parking permit.
- I started Kingdom Hearts II. It looks like it’ll be as good as the first one.
- I updated my calendars with the rehearsal schedule for The Crucible. It’s pretty full – I think I have 8 completely free evenings between now and May 28th. Oy. It’s a good thing I enjoy the process!

>For My Desk

>I couldn’t resist picking this up this weekend….

Captain Hook Action Figure

>Happy Easter!

>I took a quick trip on the weekend to visit my folks for Easter. Now I’m back home and back at work. I hope you all had a great Eatser weekend!

A Belated Friday Feast…

Appetizer:
What movie soundtracks do you own?
I have a ton of movie soundtracks. I often listen to the soundtracks for Hitch, The Lord of the Rings series, The Star Wars series, Gladiator, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, and Braveheart.

Soup:
How much cash do you usually carry with you?
I rarely have any actual cash on me. Usually only a bit of change amounting in enough to purchase a coffee or two.

Salad:
Are you more comfortable around men or women? Why?
Hard to say. I think I’m pretty comfortable around both.

Main Course:
What is the most mischievous thing you remember doing as a child?
I was such a goody-two-shoes I can’t think of anything that I would have done that was considered mischievious.

Dessert:
Who is the funniest member of your family?
I have no idea – but I do really appreciate the humour on my mom’s side of the family.

>Cold Coffee

>This morning I poured a nice hot coffee for myself. I’d really been looking forward to it. But then I got busy… and forgot about it. I’m now on my second sup of coffee. This one I really would like to drink.

Did you know that every human has a unique tongue print?