||Bright Eyes | Bowl of Oranges
So here I am, break's almost over, and I've been sleeping and reading and ipodding it up for a week and a half. Before I do my new year's entry (which you're just gonna love) I "set the scene" if you will for the new year, tell you how things are looking, my current situations, and so forth.
So once school starts up on Monday, I'll start work on the musical, which if you know me, is usually a pretty high point in the year. I meet new people and have a lot of fun. And this year was set up to be no different from '03 and '04 (Footloose and Once on this Island, respectively). In fact, it was set to be better. This year the school was gonna do Little Shop of Horrors, a great show. And even more, I was gonna be Seymour (I think it's okay if I can say that now, it's pretty much out). My first starring role, a great opportunity. It was psyched.
But, of course, it just wouldn't be a musical without some kind of disaster.
The school couldn't get the rights to the show, which resulted in them hurriedly choosing an easy, simple show that "was very similar to Little Shop."
Enter Suds. Now, I've read the show, and I don't tink anyone will be surprised when I say that I don't like it. I don't like the story (A girl has 2 guaradian angels that help her with her love life...in a laundromat!), I don't like the songs (50's and 60's pop songs), and I all together don't like where things are going. But it's okay, because I've been reassured that the parts I now play are "very prominent guy roles, and sing some cool songs." So I play two characters (The show is origianally supposed to have one guy play all 4 "guy parts"): Mr. Right and Milt Dudman. I guess Dudman is supposed to be a substitute for Seymour, even though they're not anything alike. And I have maybe 10-15 lines. Not that I care how many I have, but...you know.
But It's okay. I know some people (in VB) were disappointed by how I slammed VB once I quit, and I can't really make excuses for that; I meant what I said. This is more of a vent, I'm getting it out of my system now so I can enjoy the show. I won't be a downer, and I won't slam the show after this.
New Years is tomorrow. I need to find something to do and somewhere to go, and fast. New Years is the most contrived holiday, and I demand a contrived party to attend. I need a good party. After all, how you spend new years is how you spend the rest of the year.
So I got this iPod, and I thought it'd be cool to use and listen to music and I thought it'd have some cool features, but I was wrong. It is so much cooler. I'm embracing my inner music junky now, so please, if you have reccomendations, let me know.
2 (or is it 3?) more weeks of the semester left. That means I'm inching closer to the days when I will be Research Sem free. And it shall be replaced with the wonderful class that is...Human Physiology. I keep forgetting why I signed up for it, and keep remembering: I needed another science. And next semester I'll also have Algebra III first thing in the morning. Yum.
If I can get out of musical practice some nights I might get to go to Indoor Track, which I need, because I've gained a lot of weight since CC ended, and I supposedly need to train hard for lacrosse. Now, this'll be interesting, because I've been doing Lax all thorugh high school, and I've affectionatley dubbed it "my sport." This is because of all the sports I've done (which is all), I'm best at Lacrosse...but that's still not very good. And they're making cuts this year. Will I make the team, or not? Seriously. This is real drama. You guys, musical theater, artsy, CBK friends? You're not gonna get this kind of drama anywhere else. You have a friend who plays sports. He's not very good, but man, he plays. You're only gonna get this here, folks.
New Years eve entry next. And there's a shocker. Seriously. You won't see it coming. Unless you've paid attention to the signs. But most of you haven't. Just keep an eye out.
Sorry for typos. I don't proofread.