Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Graduation!!

No clever titles from me this time, because Graduation was last weekend! And it was super-dee-duper-dee fun! (Um, I'm not sure what that means exactly, I'm not exactly great with words.) So, yes graduation! Which I have absolutely no pictures of (though facebook is chalk full of ones that other people took). Sadly I am bad at time-management so I couldn't go to the Friday day/night events or the after-party Saturday night. (err, though I probably could have at least gotten dinner with people after graduation if I hadn't already bought tickets to an SF Sketchfest show that started at 8. I'm sorry! The funny was totally worth the accusations of ditching though!)

I volunteered at Graduation so I got to the location at 11am, and then the those of us who were sitting out in the theater watching the rehearsal got to "graduate" many times so they could practice reading through the names. This was fun, but weirdly tiring. Part of the reason for that could have been because after about the third time around we all started coming up with increasingly more ridiculous ways to get across the stage.

We then went backstage for lunch, which featured an AMAZING view of Alcatraz (seriously, I didn't know you could get so close to the ex-prison without being on a boat). For lunch I had a pile of Doritos, an apple, a banana and coffee (glorious coffee!) and I was told the sandwiches were quite good too. (I did not partake as I am allergic-ish to bread.) Then, eventually, Chris and I went to help open bottles of wine (in theory) and were generally not super helpful, as we both had wine-opening fail.

Then the graduates arrived! And there was a lovely graduation ceremony, full of wonderfulness. And after I spent time with wonderful people, many who I have only met on the website or through chat (and stickam!). It was awesome being able to talk to people without worrying about lag. (If we had cared to we could have even sang in sync!) I forget who, but someone brought Heidi beer which she drank warm. (Side note: the food at the buffet/reception/post-grad gathering whatever you want to call it was really quite good)

After that grad was all over! :( But I met up with my mum and we had an excellent Dinner (she and I had an excellent breakfast as well. There are aspects of the city that you have to love, good food being one.) and got to go see Totally Looped and The Lampshades, which combined featured the following actors: Laraine Newman, Maria Bamford, Oscar Nunez, Rick Overton, Joe Liss, Richard Kuhlman, Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson. And then I drove home and finished blocking pretty much half asleep.

So, yes, that was graduation!

Also, I realize I haven't updated since week one and I just want to say that Jay Jackson is an excellent mentor! (I had a 30min critique this last week, wow!) He really knows his acting and makes an effort to stop by our Workspaces and PRs to leave feedback during the week, which is seriously awesome. So, yes, I need to spend more time on my assignment (I'm so frustrated with my pantomime! I wish I knew why it feels like I'm fighting is every step of the way.) And I have officially abused both my parenthetical remark and exclamation mark privileges in this post so I think I'll be off now.

TTFN, ta ta for now

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And my love he purloined away

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I'm really bad at blogging. In case you can't tell. I've just started class 3 and am am super super super excited to get started on acting! I've decided that I'm going to take a new approach to blogging and not try to get in so much info. My new mentor is Jay Jackson, who I have yet to meet, but I've been asking around and I hear nothing but good things. His resume is certainly impressive! And, yes, I'm super excited.

And, here's my progress reel for anyone who cares to see it (i.e. My Mum!)

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Um, yes, I believe that is all I have to say. I'm volunteering at AM graduation next weekend (the 17th) so I will probably have many pictures and stories to tell from that.