Jun 282007
Your current weight | 268.6 lb 
Weight change since your last recorded weight | -1.8 lb 
Total weight change to date | -150.6 lb 

And there it is.  The 270’s have finally fallen again!  Back down to the weight I was at in February of 2005.

Man, what a relief.   Of course, the key here is to make sure not to stop.  🙂

Jun 282007

I wrote here, several years ago, about running into Kerry Glamsch at a performance of Girl’s Guide to Chaos.  In that post, I remarked on how it would be interesting if he was putting on a production that involved Edward Gorey stories.

I ran into him again recently when I went to see Woman in Mind.  I mention this mainly because in a month or so I’ll be auditioning for a role in Gorey Stories, a musical based on the works of Edward Gorey.

Strange things, indeed.

It’s always interesting to talk to Kerry.  The fact of the matter is that when I was a freshman in high school he was about the coolest guy in the fucking world.  Why?  Ok, above and beyond the fact that he didn’t act like a “teacher” in any sense of the word he probably taught me more about acting in the year I was working with him than any other teacher I’ve had in my life.  Not only that, but at a VERY insecure time in our lives he treated us like people.  We weren’t just kids to him.  He made us feel like we were peers learning together.

It was an amazing time in my life, really.

He actually started to apologize for that in our conversation the other night.  He said he was just on the tail end of his “wild” years, and that he was afraid in retrospect that he was a bad influence on us.  Hopefully I helped to ease his worries on that, and I got to thank him for everything he’d done for me.

“You and Carlyn,” I said (referring to the teacher who gave me my first “major” role in high school but who also terrorized the crap out of the majority of us), “were the most influential teachers I’ve ever had.  Both for VERY different reasons.”

“Interesting,” he deadpanned.  “You know we fucked?”

After my eyes bulged out of my head he assured me he was kidding, but it was a mental image I REALLY didn’t need.

He also said one of those “simple but poignant” things that makes you step back and think about your life.  He asked me what I was doing these days, so I started to tell him about work and being in management and all that fun stuff, and he kind of shook his head and cut me off while saying “And why aren’t you acting?”

To which I kind of hemmed and hawed and made excuses, but I really don’t have a good answer to that. 

Yeah.  Looking forward to the upcoming Jobsite auditions.  I think if I pull a goose egg on getting cast again this season I need to try to find something else to do this year. 

Maybe I’ll see what Kerry is up to over at USF.


Jun 242007

To never have to use the words “your chores” in any way whatsoever ever again.

Unless I was saying it in a sentence like “Wow, you’ve done your chores without being told every day for the last month.”

One of the things that amuses and frustrates me at the same time is realizing that I now sound as silly as my parents did when they kept saying the same shit to me over and over again when I was growing up….and how stupid I was for not just doing it to shut them up.

We’d have all been a lot happier.

Jun 242007

So I just got home from seeing Woman In Mind

This is the part where I do my standard “I know I say this every time” disclaimer, but you know what? There’s a reason I say that a lot. Jobsite puts on some really incredible productions. Woman In Mind was no different. I laughed my ass off (not that this is really something that wasn’t expected by those who have had me in their audiences before). I cried at the end. It was a wonderful, wonderful production and I highly recommend you go see it if you’re local.

Of course, if you want to do that you have to do it…today.

The last performance is this Sunday Afternoon.

The entire ensemble did stellar work in this cast, pulling performances out that are completely contrary to the types of roles you’re used to seeing them in. I haven’t had the pleasure of working with some of the folks in the cast, but I’ve seen or worked with them all in the past and I can say across the board that it’s some of the best work I’ve had the honor of watching them perform (up to and including the direction, costumes, and sets).

But Woman in Mind is, as the name implies, a story about a woman…and it was truly awe inspiring to watch Ami pull off the performance she did tonight. Seriously – if you’ve ever enjoyed her work in the past, go see this show. You won’t be disappointed.

Jun 212007

I have not cleared this yet with netgoth, but I’m really hoping the two of us are going to go see Woman in Mind on Saturday night. I wanted to go this last weekend, but I had a big assed test to take in Calculus and I needed to focus my energies on that (I got a 96, for the record).

Learn more about the show here.

Read the absolutely stellar review that Creative Loafing gave to the show (and the especially glowing praise the reviewer had for the lead, Ami Corley) here.

Buy tickets here.

Jun 212007

In a moment of random smoosh, I now present to you a list of things I cannot see/hear/etc. without thinking of

 and smiling.

  • Cheetos 100 Calorie packs.  This is actually what inspired my post.  She calls them “weetos,” because they are Wee Cheetos
  • Apples
  • Panda Bears
  • The phrase “nom nom nom”
  • Female Gnomes in World of Warcraft (and particularly the phrase “Not enough rage!”)
  • The Reverend Horton Heat.  While I had heard (and actually had a copy of) several of his albums prior to meeting her, she is the person who got me to listen to him
  • VNV Nation’s album FuturePerfekt.  She made me listen to it the night we met
  • Spinach Pizza.  Another thing from the night we met.  Of course I’d had it prior to that, but it is another memory of that night
  • St. Augustine
  • Funeral Homes.  Every time I drive past one I look to see what kind of vehicles they have out front and run it through my “would Krystalle think this was a cool car?” filter
  • Good Eats
  • Whoose Line is it Anyway?
  • The phrase “genuinely tiny knickers”

Yep.  That’s it.  Drive by smoosh and completely random.  Enjoy the rest of your day.