Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wow, it has been a while...

Hi everyone who reads this blog! My apologies for being away for so long - I can't believe it's been almost a month... I actually have two really good reasons for being away for so very long.

The first is that my laptop, the computer I generally use for this sort of thing and whatnot, broke like a month ago. Before you go flipping out like I did, it didn't entirely break. Actually, the only thing that happened was the piece inside the machine where you plug in the cord to charge the battery shorted out. Like as in completely fried and broke and became unusable. So my dad and I took my laptop apart, found what piece it was, and ordered a new one. Once that came in (it had to come from Canada for some reason...they are the only ones who sell parts for my particular laptop), it was a matter of finding the time when both of us were home to replace it. We did it last night and I am very pleased to say that after almost two hours of work, we got it in and it is working wonderfully.

I would also like to take the time to mention how cool it is that I am doing all the maintence of my computer myself. I bought the computer, I pay for the parts, and I install them myself with my dad. How many teenagers can say that? To date, I have added more memory and replaced the one piece mentioned above. I also know how to take everything apart on it and put it back together again. It's awsome.

The other reason I was gone for so long was the production I was in. I believe I mentioned it a few months ago. It was called "Requiem for a Superstar" and was a cross between "Jesus Christ Superstar" and Karl Jenkins "Requiem". I was a member of the chorus (second soprano) and I had a two minute monologue as Jairus' Daughter. I am very pleased to say that the show went incredibly well. I still had a ton of nerves (I don't like to be the center of attention or focus - that's why I wear so much black and generally keep to myself), but I was told I did wonderfully.

I think my favorite parts of the show were the "Jesus Christ Superstar" moments - the music is very catchy and the guys who did Jesus, Judas, and the rest were just amazing. I really was blown away by them and I admire their acting styles; they don't seem to be afraid to hold anything back. Plus, our two directors were incredible. This was my first acting thing since elementary school, and my first big production of this sort. I enjoyed working on it so much that I am planning on auditioning for the next thing, whatever it may be.

And since I'm going to go to community college for two years, I'll have plenty of opportunity.

So that's whats been going on - rehersals out the wazu and a broken PC. But now that the show is over and the computer is fixed, I'm going to try to get back to updating regularly. I'm going to strive for at least once a week, as school is going to start pretty soon for the summer.


Until we meet again, Cyberspace.


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