melayneseahawk: (blessed are the dumb)
Live-bloggin' from work, where I'm one of the babysitters for this clusterfuck of a show. The Embassy of [name of small African nation redacted] rented the theatre to put on some native play, translated into English. Yay, Cultural Arts Center putting on Works of Culture. Hooray.

They were late.

The catering from another event on campus showed up because they got lost.

The actors don't know how to stand where the light is, so I've been having to reach over the person running the pre-set cues to add lights where the people are standing.

The play itself is pretty awful--and a number of major plot points and jokes revolve around rape and other abuse of women.

Kill me now?

(Thank God it's almost over. I'm going to need booze when I get home.)

ETA: Dear God, my spelling is atrocious.
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update

Wednesday, 6 April 2011 11:49
melayneseahawk: (cursor)
Not dead, just very busy. Here's a basic update of the last two weeks:

Have gone back to work, which is a good thing. It means money, and it means something to do, and it's a constant ego boost, because both my bosses (I have two, it's complicated) think I'm wonderful. It's nice to be appreciated. :D

Mood has generally been pretty good, though of course I've started experiencing one of the negative side effects of one of the meds. Actually, I've been experiencing it for a few months, but just realized it. Basically, I've gained about 20 pounds in three months. Now, I was too thin before that, so about 10-15 of those are welcome, but it means that most of my pants don't fit anymore and my tits are now enormous. Will be adding exercise to my schedule (finally; should have done that years ago), and changing my eating habits a bit, but I'm not sure if I want to go clothes shopping before I lose that five pounds. On the one hand, it sucks that only two pairs of jeans and my three work pants still fit. On the other, I don't want to spend $40+ per pair on jeans, only to have them potentially not fit if the weight comes off. If anyone has any thoughts on the matter, I'd love to hear them.

I've officially finished four of my six college applications (one rejected me before I could finish, the other I still have to do the interview). I'm all-but-formally-accepted to one of my top schools, which is really great, and I should be hearing back from the others soon. Then I have to visit the ones I haven't seen, and make a decision. Eep.

Have also decided to let my [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer fic wait until next year. Between my schedule and [livejournal.com profile] theemdash's, there was no way it was going to be done in time. Apparently, it takes me two years if I want to write something novel-length. *shrugs*

Had a fight with a new recipe yesterday and the day before, and while I've learned a lot, it's still not perfect. I mean, it tastes good, but it doesn't look right yet. But I have some ideas for how to deal with that, so it will take more experimentation when I have time (and more blue food coloring).

I feel like today is going to be a spammy day, so I'll likely see you all again soon. :P
melayneseahawk: (vent)
Am pissed because today's matinee was cancelled, but not until I was already here. So, I've been sitting in the box office since 1pm, then they let me out to have dinner with the cast at 5 and we have another show at 8pm. Honestly, I can't say I'd have accomplished any more if I'd been at home, but at least then I'd have free access to a bathroom. :(

I'm kind of amazed that it's already less than a week until Thanksgiving. Where does the time go? Thanksgiving, btw, is going to suck; Mom's inviting the neighbors over again, which means very little food I eat plus the extreme discomfort of trying to talk to people with whom I have absolutely nothing in common. But, of course, I'm not allowed to skip out to work at a soup kitchen or something because Thanksgiving is a family event (then why are we having it with the neighbors?) and I have no right to tell my mother who she can or can't be friends with. It's weird; Dad treats me with kid gloves when he thinks I'm in a situation that might upset me, Mom seems to like pushing me until I break down in tears. So much for maternal instinct.

(They're both driving me crazy. I've been trying to treat the situation as three adult roommates sharing a house, but at this point housework only gets done when I do it and I'm partially or solely responsible for making dinner most nights. Yes, I understand that they both have full-time jobs, but it's not like I'm spending my time sitting around scratching my ass.)

Wow, that was much more ranty than I'd thought it would be...

omg not dead

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 09:12
melayneseahawk: (bigger on the inside)
Still alive, just busy enough that I haven't made time to post.

Have actually started contacting people at potential colleges for next fall, so that's exciting. Still looking primarily at the Northeast and northern Midwest, but I've been told good things about a school in North Carolina that I'm going to look into. It's a weird process; Mom wants to hold me back, since I'm still not doing great on the mental health front, but I'm still forging ahead because I'll die of boredom if I don't. Hopefully I'll be ready when the time comes, but right now I just want to run screaming into the night.

Classes are really, really boring. I'm totally doing too much work for one of them, but I'm slacking in the other two because I can do the work with my eyes closed. I worry that the lack of intellectual challenge is making me lazy, but considering how maniacal I'm being about American History notes, I'm probably fine. I am looking forward to my final project in that class (pro- and anti-war music during the Vietnam war); considering the vastly differing political stances my classmates have, it should be a rip-roaring good time. :P

This is the last weekend in the box office (thank God), and not only do I have shows Thursday through Sunday, but we've got two shows on Saturday. I'm planning on bringing one of the bagpipe books (World Music final project) and settling in for the long-haul.

I'm hoping to have some fic up tonight. The last "She" drabble is in my fingertips, and once that's typed I can post it and the four others sitting on my hard drive. Then I think I'll start picking at the various other short WsIP until the end of the semester. It's my plan to devote winter break to finishing the novel, but I'm not going to let myself start working on it until after exams. 'Cause I'm responsible like that. /snark
melayneseahawk: (october - danse macabre)
good news: I was able to meet with the theatre dude, and without any casualties.

very good news: Theatre Dude is insisting on paying me, rather than just letting me volunteer. Yay, moneys.

also good news: I've been writing, mostly some drabbley things. There will be a round-up post this evening.

And now, an experiment in functional telepathy: I was meaning to reread some bit of fanfic, and have now completely forgotten what it was. Narrowing it down by fandom, I'm sure it was Stargate (Jack/Daniel), Harry Potter (Remus/Sirius), or Torchwood (Jack/Ianto or gen). Thoughts?
melayneseahawk: (explode)
Am currently camped out in the computer lab at the student center because the performing arts department is trying to make my head explode. I made the mistake of dropping the theatre dude an e-mail offering to volunteer, and he asked me to run the box office for the show that's opening on Friday and runs until mid-November. Okay, fine, I used to do that in high school. But the dude doesn't seem to bother to check his e-mail, and the secretary in the department hates me. So:

I'm supposed to meet with the dude today, but he never e-mailed me back with a time.

The secretary got mad at me when I told her I'd stick around until he was free, and then called me a liar when I told her that the dude had told me to meet with him today but hadn't given me a specific appointment time.

I did managed to wheedle out of her when his class lets out, but she won't tell me what room he's in (college policy, apparently), so I'm going to back to the office when his class lets out and wait until the dude will see me. Because, yeah, okay, I'm doing them a favor, but I think it would be good for me to do something theatre-related. Maybe it'll make me hate my life less.
melayneseahawk: (tales)
I am very, very glad I decided to get new betas. I already have editing suggestions for Cam's voice, foreshadowing, and typo check for Act I, and I'm just about to send them Act II (and a revised Act I as appropriate). We're actually going somewhere!

I've got an entourage now, though. :P

Also, I tried to work on Act III while my mom was meeting with her new landlady, but instead I wound up advising on their interior design. People are weird when you tell them you've built sets.

This made my day:



Also, a bit of amusement from work yesterday: I had one of the costume designers from Round House Theatre come in to buy a sweater vest for their production of The Picture of Dorian Gray. It's apparently a modern retelling, and now I want to see it even more, if only to sit there and say "I sold them that vest!" I'm such a dork.
melayneseahawk: (billy wants you)
Insomnia, combined with odd reactions to this new medicine, is a bitch. The one good thing in the last few days is that I've been slowly but slowly adding to the [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer draft, and I've worked out most of the problems I was having with the first book (of three). I still have no idea of the details of the second book, or anything about the third (beyond Here they come to save the day), but I'm trying not to panic.

I've been remiss about posting poetry this year, but since it's Shakespeare's birthday and all, I thought I'd post one of my favorite speeches, the prologue from Henry V:

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention,
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!
Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,
Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels,
Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire
Crouch for employment. But pardon, and gentles all,
The flat unraised spirits that have dared
On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth
So great an object: can this cockpit hold
The vasty fields of France? or may we cram
Within this wooden O the very casques
That did affright the air at Agincourt?
O, pardon! since a crooked figure may
Attest in little place a million;
And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,
On your imaginary forces work.
Suppose within the girdle of these walls
Are now confined two mighty monarchies,
Whose high upreared and abutting fronts
The perilous narrow ocean parts asunder:
Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts;
Into a thousand parts divide on man,
And make imaginary puissance;
Think when we talk of horses, that you see them
Printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth;
For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,
Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times,
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass: for the which supply,
Admit me Chorus to this history;
Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.
melayneseahawk: (thursday)
Yesterday's rehearsal went surprisingly well, considering that only 2/3 of the cast were there, and we had two cast members drop out only a few hours apart. I love the Monologues, I think they are a learning experience (both theatrically and socially), but for the love of Thespis I never thought I'd say I miss working with actors. At least then, if they drop out, they never work again. *evil grin*

(Happily, we'd shifted things to cover one of the drop-outs before the rehearsal had even started. And we've already tapped someone from the last show to hopefully pick up the other part.)

Need to write today, and cook, so I have food to eat after work this weekend. I got my schedule for next week (first week I told my boss it was OK for me to open), and it's kind of horrendous. More hours for me, though, so I shan't complain too much...

And I swear, this cold thing has been shifting in my head. First it was primarily my throat, then my nose (started the day yesterday sneezing up blood, that was fun), and now my eyes itch like someone threw pollen directly at them. I'll have to go to the pharmacy after my shrink appointment today, I suspect, and I'm definitely going to pick up Sudafed and eyedrops while I'm there.

- shrink: 3:45p
- call
-- Reservations re: MMRP rehearsals over the next two weeks
-- Lisa re: meeting about MMRP set-up
-- Aetna re: switching coverage
- e-mail
-- cast re: notes from last night
-- potential new cast member

-- Marvelous Mayhem re: returning corset
- start composing family-friendly version of the Monologues
- vacuum common room and bedroom
- pharmacy
- Otzma reference for A
- writing
-- [livejournal.com profile] imaginarybeasts
-- LOTS OF STUFF YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MY VAG
-- extra Question for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_grammar
-- [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer
-- that "Old Friends/Bookends" flopsy [livejournal.com profile] tejas inspired
melayneseahawk: (thursday)
Yesterday's rehearsal went surprisingly well, considering that only 2/3 of the cast were there, and we had two cast members drop out only a few hours apart. I love the Monologues, I think they are a learning experience (both theatrically and socially), but for the love of Thespis I never thought I'd say I miss working with actors. At least then, if they drop out, they never work again. *evil grin*

(Happily, we'd shifted things to cover one of the drop-outs before the rehearsal had even started. And we've already tapped someone from the last show to hopefully pick up the other part.)

Need to write today, and cook, so I have food to eat after work this weekend. I got my schedule for next week (first week I told my boss it was OK for me to open), and it's kind of horrendous. More hours for me, though, so I shan't complain too much...

And I swear, this cold thing has been shifting in my head. First it was primarily my throat, then my nose (started the day yesterday sneezing up blood, that was fun), and now my eyes itch like someone threw pollen directly at them. I'll have to go to the pharmacy after my shrink appointment today, I suspect, and I'm definitely going to pick up Sudafed and eyedrops while I'm there.

- shrink: 3:45p
- call
-- Reservations re: MMRP rehearsals over the next two weeks
-- Lisa re: meeting about MMRP set-up
-- Aetna re: switching coverage
- e-mail
-- cast re: notes from last night
-- potential new cast member

-- Marvelous Mayhem re: returning corset
- start composing family-friendly version of the Monologues
- vacuum common room and bedroom
- pharmacy
- Otzma reference for A
- writing
-- [livejournal.com profile] imaginarybeasts
-- LOTS OF STUFF YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MY VAG
-- extra Question for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_grammar
-- [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer
-- that "Old Friends/Bookends" flopsy [livejournal.com profile] tejas inspired

mental note

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 02:34
melayneseahawk: (overrated)
You know the insomnia's really set in if not even Gregorian chant makes you sleepy.

Dear brain, shut up. I thought we'd come to an understanding.

Argh.

Oh, and remind me to a Big Massive pros/cons list about this internship in Baltimore I'm considering applying to.

And by considering, I mean I really really want to do it, but I'm pretty sure I'm just setting myself up for rejection. Hum.

Oh, and I don't usually blather about my weekly tally, but I got quoted twice in the most recent [livejournal.com profile] ljdq. And one was for being a militant feminist lesbian (you have to scroll a bit). My work here is done.

*considers writing...and then just bumbles off to play WoW*

mental note

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 02:34
melayneseahawk: (overrated)
You know the insomnia's really set in if not even Gregorian chant makes you sleepy.

Dear brain, shut up. I thought we'd come to an understanding.

Argh.

Oh, and remind me to a Big Massive pros/cons list about this internship in Baltimore I'm considering applying to.

And by considering, I mean I really really want to do it, but I'm pretty sure I'm just setting myself up for rejection. Hum.

Oh, and I don't usually blather about my weekly tally, but I got quoted twice in the most recent [livejournal.com profile] ljdq. And one was for being a militant feminist lesbian (you have to scroll a bit). My work here is done.

*considers writing...and then just bumbles off to play WoW*
melayneseahawk: (crazy)
So, all my clothes got unpacked yesterday, and today I'm moving on to the fun stuff: the six black plastic milk crates that made up my bookshelf (stacked with the openings out and tied with twine, an old sleepaway camp trick). For your amusement, I shall list off the contents of each crate, working my way down through the layers. I'll keep a running list and update this post after each crate is unpacked.

Crate One: So You Want to Be a Theatre Geek )

Crate Two: Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Didn't Learn in English Class )

Crate Three: Stage Managers Do It by the Book )

Crate Four: I Enjoy Being a Girl )

Crate Five: Silly Boy, Power Tools are for Girls )

Crate Six: Purple Feathers, Twigs, and Shells )
melayneseahawk: (crazy)
So, all my clothes got unpacked yesterday, and today I'm moving on to the fun stuff: the six black plastic milk crates that made up my bookshelf (stacked with the openings out and tied with twine, an old sleepaway camp trick). For your amusement, I shall list off the contents of each crate, working my way down through the layers. I'll keep a running list and update this post after each crate is unpacked.

Crate One: So You Want to Be a Theatre Geek )

Crate Two: Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Didn't Learn in English Class )

Crate Three: Stage Managers Do It by the Book )

Crate Four: I Enjoy Being a Girl )

Crate Five: Silly Boy, Power Tools are for Girls )

Crate Six: Purple Feathers, Twigs, and Shells )
melayneseahawk: (drama queen)
Dear University, it is not cool to have jackhammers going at 7a. So not on. Especially on a day like today, which might as well be a weekend. I wanted that sleep, thank you very much!

Walked a few of my classes today, since I've never been in any of the science buildings before. But my map was crap, so I walked all over the southern end of campus, where the science and math buildings tend to be, to find them. And since it's humid as fuck (pun intended), I'm a bit melted at the moment.

The other amusement of the day was David Kriebs, aka my mentor, aka God, before the majors' meeting, telling me that if I get to the middle of the semester and start going into show withdrawal, he'd let me tech an Off-Center (the non-departmental student-run productions), "but nothing more!" I love this man, he's absolutely my enabler.
melayneseahawk: (drama queen)
Dear University, it is not cool to have jackhammers going at 7a. So not on. Especially on a day like today, which might as well be a weekend. I wanted that sleep, thank you very much!

Walked a few of my classes today, since I've never been in any of the science buildings before. But my map was crap, so I walked all over the southern end of campus, where the science and math buildings tend to be, to find them. And since it's humid as fuck (pun intended), I'm a bit melted at the moment.

The other amusement of the day was David Kriebs, aka my mentor, aka God, before the majors' meeting, telling me that if I get to the middle of the semester and start going into show withdrawal, he'd let me tech an Off-Center (the non-departmental student-run productions), "but nothing more!" I love this man, he's absolutely my enabler.

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Monday, 30 July 2007 20:12
melayneseahawk: (headdesk)
Didn't need the ER trip, thankfully, but the surgeon poked at my mouth until he managed the shake loose what turned out to be a small splinter of my upper jaw. Phoo. Back of mouth feels like raw meat, but at least it hurts less than it did this morning, and it should be back to my current level of non-use by the morning. :D

That aside, I really would recommend this oral surgeon to people. I think most of you folks have had yours done already, but if anyone needs the name of a good oral surgeon in the DC area, let me know.

The meetings to convince the theatre department to let me retake THET112 begin tomorrow, wherein I grovel to anyone who'll listen. If I can't retake it, I won't be able to major in theatre, which would be...bad. Wish me luck. *whimpers*

Feel like today's going to be a spammy day, since I have a couple other things I've been meaning to post (This Was My Day, various and sundry Frankenmixes, my thoughts on HP7 and the HP5 movie, etc.), but for now I will end with a pair of fannish links:

[livejournal.com profile] copperbadge, who I adore, wrote The Day the Music Died (and I Got Farked), a piece of metafandom fiction based on the ending of the canon of a fictional fandom based on HP, among other things. It's really amusing, especially if you're active in just about any online fandom, and resonates even if you've never gone through the ending of a canon (my tally is four and counting). Not based on HP7 itself, no spoilers for the book, really worth the read if you're a Fan, even if you're not an HP fan.

Alternate endings for HP7. Hi-larious. Original post has no spoilers, but the comments very well might.

On another note, [livejournal.com profile] despiojarse12 is on my butt again to lead a clubbing expedition. Any of you local folks interested and free this weekend?

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Monday, 30 July 2007 20:12
melayneseahawk: (headdesk)
Didn't need the ER trip, thankfully, but the surgeon poked at my mouth until he managed the shake loose what turned out to be a small splinter of my upper jaw. Phoo. Back of mouth feels like raw meat, but at least it hurts less than it did this morning, and it should be back to my current level of non-use by the morning. :D

That aside, I really would recommend this oral surgeon to people. I think most of you folks have had yours done already, but if anyone needs the name of a good oral surgeon in the DC area, let me know.

The meetings to convince the theatre department to let me retake THET112 begin tomorrow, wherein I grovel to anyone who'll listen. If I can't retake it, I won't be able to major in theatre, which would be...bad. Wish me luck. *whimpers*

Feel like today's going to be a spammy day, since I have a couple other things I've been meaning to post (This Was My Day, various and sundry Frankenmixes, my thoughts on HP7 and the HP5 movie, etc.), but for now I will end with a pair of fannish links:

[livejournal.com profile] copperbadge, who I adore, wrote The Day the Music Died (and I Got Farked), a piece of metafandom fiction based on the ending of the canon of a fictional fandom based on HP, among other things. It's really amusing, especially if you're active in just about any online fandom, and resonates even if you've never gone through the ending of a canon (my tally is four and counting). Not based on HP7 itself, no spoilers for the book, really worth the read if you're a Fan, even if you're not an HP fan.

Alternate endings for HP7. Hi-larious. Original post has no spoilers, but the comments very well might.

On another note, [livejournal.com profile] despiojarse12 is on my butt again to lead a clubbing expedition. Any of you local folks interested and free this weekend?
melayneseahawk: (theatrical skulls)
So apparently I'm just not a fan of absurdism. Just finished reading Beckett's Endgame and I want to rip out my eyes. I have no idea what Casey's going to quiz us on.

ANTH240 exam will not be cumulative, at least, so that's nice to know. Just have 113 this afternoon, and then I'm done with classes for the semester. The (theatre) department banquet is tonight, so after class I get to Nair my legs and let C straighten my hair and do my make-up. As much as getting dressed up and being presentable is fun, I'm not really looking forward to it. I just hope I can grab a table with people I know. It would suck to be stuck there with no one I know.

Version 3.5 of the study plan is to work on the bibliography tonight after the banquet, and then spend Friday researching and finishing that stupid paper. Saturday will be faking ANTH notes. Sunday will be reading the Aeneid, studying the ANTH notes, and dinner for Mother's Day. Monday evening I'll study for the CLAS exam, but then the rest of the week will be devoted to the actual exams and writing the second 113 paper. I can do it!

Also finished the Buddha and bonsai cross stitch, but I'm not counting it as done until it's framed and hanging on Mum's wall at work. I'd already decided to give it to her, but it was merely happy coincidence that I finished it so close to Mother's Day. I'm going to frame it after exams, and then I'll start the wizard and dragon one. Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] triannamaxwell, you'd said something about a sewing machine. If I give you the supplies and talk you through how to do it, could you help me turn a few of my finished patterns into pillows?

A meme and then off to class. I'll probably catch up on some of those things I've been meaning to post tonight between class and the banquet.

Life Experiences (yeah, sorry, kind of silly) )
melayneseahawk: (theatrical skulls)
So apparently I'm just not a fan of absurdism. Just finished reading Beckett's Endgame and I want to rip out my eyes. I have no idea what Casey's going to quiz us on.

ANTH240 exam will not be cumulative, at least, so that's nice to know. Just have 113 this afternoon, and then I'm done with classes for the semester. The (theatre) department banquet is tonight, so after class I get to Nair my legs and let C straighten my hair and do my make-up. As much as getting dressed up and being presentable is fun, I'm not really looking forward to it. I just hope I can grab a table with people I know. It would suck to be stuck there with no one I know.

Version 3.5 of the study plan is to work on the bibliography tonight after the banquet, and then spend Friday researching and finishing that stupid paper. Saturday will be faking ANTH notes. Sunday will be reading the Aeneid, studying the ANTH notes, and dinner for Mother's Day. Monday evening I'll study for the CLAS exam, but then the rest of the week will be devoted to the actual exams and writing the second 113 paper. I can do it!

Also finished the Buddha and bonsai cross stitch, but I'm not counting it as done until it's framed and hanging on Mum's wall at work. I'd already decided to give it to her, but it was merely happy coincidence that I finished it so close to Mother's Day. I'm going to frame it after exams, and then I'll start the wizard and dragon one. Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] triannamaxwell, you'd said something about a sewing machine. If I give you the supplies and talk you through how to do it, could you help me turn a few of my finished patterns into pillows?

A meme and then off to class. I'll probably catch up on some of those things I've been meaning to post tonight between class and the banquet.

Life Experiences (yeah, sorry, kind of silly) )

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