Despite being sick again (seriously, didn’t I just have snot all through my sinuses? Didn’t we discuss this, body? Come on), this week went surprisingly well! Like, real well! I love:
* Young Playwright’s Fest: so much falls under this: seeing all the plays come together, watching the playwrights during the talkback getting to light up about their work, being the production manager for the entire event and checking things off my to-do list and Getting Things Done, and, relatedly, how lovely all my coworkers are; being a stage manager again for one of the short plays and getting to talk on headset and do the dance of calling cues — especially the dance of calling ten in a row off one actor playing herself and her father at the same time, it’s amazing; and for the last two days, how on top of it the directors were during tech, knowing exactly what they wanted, and how fabulously capable our technician Michael C is, and also a fun fellow to hang out with on com. A+ all round.
* Seattle Vice: dancing, so much dancing, and this amazing difficult really kickass choreography; making our stretch goal on Kickstarter; staging full scenes and improvising lines among the ladies and building characters; how very comfortable with each other everyone seems to have got immediately, because you sort of have to on a show like this; cheesy takes to the audience; taking the train up to Beacon with Kathryn and Joselynn after rehearsals.
* &etc: AHREN, for bringing me dinner tonight when I was stuck in the theater all day, what a gentleman he is; Morgan, for coming to the show and bringing me dessert (yum, chocolate raspberry bar);
hearing everyone’s ideas for their acts at burlesque class on Monday— I am SO thrilled to see every one of them develop!; David coming up with the actual perfect music for the first half of my act; basically every time I listen to music I’m going to burlesque to, especially my Accio Burlesque song; oh also did I mention I’m going to be in Accio Burlesque (*falls over in excitement*);
sweaters; tea and painkillers to get me through this (mercifully short I hope) cold; late night snacks;
wearing and using a walkie-talkie radio and also carrying a clipboard— both these things make me feel terribly Important and In Charge, and if you put them together I’m bascially the personification of Running This Joint. Maybe that’s my superhero persona, and the radio and clipboard are like Clark Kent’s glasses. …only the other way round.
Oh! And also today I got the summer job I wanted, and I will be spending the time I’m not at ACT guiding people on chocolate-themed food tours. Brilliant. (Thanks to Amy for her prodding & cheerleading!)
What do you love?
u ever just get pissed off that all the marauders were in gryffindor?? or is that like? just me?
like a lot of times i wish i really wish sirius was in slytherin like the rest of his family and overcame the family name. but lets be real he’s more loyal than ambitious, “I WOULD HAVE DIED”. so like stick him in hufflepuff [can you imagine his mother’s face upon hearing that news?]. put peter and is love of those in power and wanting to rise along side them in slytherin. put remus in ravenclaw for the most obvious reasons okay. and leave james, who tried to hold off the dark lord sans wand to give his wife and child a chance to live, in gryffindor.
suddenly you’ve got someone in each house, a view of each house. like whatever this is probably asking a lot since we’re obviously supposed to demonize slytherin or whatever. bUT i always wanted more house diversity in the group u kno. can u imagine them all sneaking in and out of different house common areas. waking up in the wrong ones like ‘oh shit not again’. ravenclaw and puff house members thinking remus and sirius were the cutest couple yet to realize they were a couple.
#the teachers getting annoyed because they don’t know which house to take points from#sneaking into quidditch tryouts to cheer on James and getting kicked out#Other students coming up to them and giving them whatever they left in the common room the previous evening#eventually they give up and just leave it there#communicating via flue powder and falling asleep by the fire#Sirius leading Hufflepuff Pride groups at quidditch matches#and agressively wearing black and yellow#mostly to annoy his mother#but also because black looks good on him#and he doesn’t really fit into the whole bit in classes#but boy oh boy does he get something done if he puts his mind to it#except he’s terrible at riddles#and can never get into the Ravenclaw common room#but the knocker takes pity on him and gives him really easy ones#because it knows that he’ll just mope outside until it lets him in#and if he falls asleep in the hallway he’ll complain for DAYS#but sometimes when Remus is fighting with any of the maurauders it will give them SUPER HARD riddles just to lock them out