Friday, August 31, 2007

A Late Night 2 for 1

No Reservations (for the girls)

This movie looked about as cliché as they come. I decided to see this movie with a female friend of mine, who ended up going to the wrong theatre. So there I sat at 10:30PM alone watching a chick flick. I quite enjoy seeing movies alone, so it was not so bad.

Once again, stupid movie trailers don't give you any idea about the mood or plot of the movie. The trailer made me think: antics in the kitchen, powder sugar and kisses flying everywhere. The movie is was more sad than anything else. It really focuses on Catherine Zeta-Jones and her niece.

The plot points have all been done before, but the dialogue is fresh, and Catherine Zeta-Jones is also quite simple. Not a bad little movie, with a fairy book ending, and lots of crying to get you there.

A to the S grade: B
Teacher Comments: Slightly above average. Needed some more laughs.

Superbad (for the guys)

Guy movie. Funniest/best parts were when the guys just talked to each other. Too much dramatic irony for me... it makes me anxious. Great acting and pictures of penises.

A to the S grade: B+
Teacher Comments: Interesting characters and relationships. Just not my cup of tea.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Old Quotes Published

me: i hate creepy guys
me: and i think 65% are creepy guys
me: 30% gay
michelle: and then like 4% boring nitwits


it was so boring. it was like some "sex and the city" episode with no chance to cut to one of the other girls, and no voice over with witty comments.
michelle: at least your life could BE part of a "sex and the city" episode
mine is more "celibacy and the suburbs"

Okay I'm not sooo bitter. I also did save this quote (from a male, no less):

it never gets old
that feeling of exhilaration that comes from suspecting that someone in this world might just think you're as great as you think they are


Wednesday, August 29, 2007


By distracting/distancing myself for part of the day, I've gained some much needed clarity.

Vague Posting

Why is it that everything is life always goes the same way? Meaning, why is it that your family, friends, guys, and jobs all seem to react the same way at the same time -- either all good or all bad?

I guess as my confusing posting shows, I am in a state of confusion. This confusion extends to that fact that I am confused about what my confusion is even about. I think it has something to do with my fear of success, or maybe it's a fear of failure... or maybe both.

A few choices, and an infinite amount of thoughts.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Secrets, secrets...

Shhh... I've got a secret....

It's my 100th BLOG POST! Up top:

One hundred silly little writings down. Millions more to go. Don't worry, there are still plenty of ridiculous things in this world and beyond to write about, and I plan on doing just that.


Monday, August 27, 2007


Sometimes, the most cliché things are the most beautiful.

Van Gogh

This looks like a lovely place to be.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Too Much

Read what you will...


So lot's of stuff happened, which I don't really want to take the time to write about. I will let my travel buddy blog it and I will link to it. Basically, though, we saw some plays, friends, and people who are doing well in the theatre world.

On the way back, Chicago decided to have tornadoes. This meant that planes were canceled. So when they started to run again, and my plane had a some problem, no one could book another flight. All flights were full with people who couldn't travel the day before. This meant back to the city for the night and catching a later flight the next day.

I got back just in time to eat, receive frantic phone calls, and shower to get ready for my best friend's bachelorette party. Her parents surprised her with a limo, which was awesome for everyone. We drank champagne in the limo, danced to B96, and headed down to Dick's Last Resort.

The restaurant was a lot of fun. The waiter was cute and dumb. The food was pretty good. They do lots of stupid stuff for the bachelorette like condoms that inflate in her drink, stupid hats, and announcements. People also throw paper napkins at each other at this place. It was funny for the first five minutes. There was a kid who was throwing paper napkins at us the entire night. He was too young to understand that now it was just rude. He threw them in front of our pictures and in our drinks. Bastard. There was also a band, and they were really fun. They also were so loud we couldn't hear ourselves speak, which made paying the bill an event.

We hopped in a cab and went to the Baton Club. I never was excited to see a drag show, and after seeing this one... I was right. It was so boring and degrading to me. We sat and watched obese men who dressed up and lip synced to popular songs. There were maybe seven of them. Five of them just stood and lip synced as people lined up to give them dollar bills. They collected them and provided no show. I didn't get it. They literally stood there, no energy, and almost no movement. A majority seemed angry at the world, which the drunk ladies thought was an act. Their jokes were not funny and their lives made me sad. One 'girl' however, was an awesome performer and a trained dancer. She, of course, made the most money.

After seeing an obese Cher, a Whitney medley, and ordering our two drink minimum we left. We took a cab to Bootleggers. This club looks like a pub, and was packed. There were a lot more guys than girls there. Everyone was dancing to get guys to look at them, and they were. I really didn't enjoy dancing with every lonely dirty guy staring at me. We were like a free show for them. It was worse than performing at the Baton Club, because we didn't get paid.

One of my friends was determined to get guys to buy her all her drinks. This turned into something that goes against the core of my being. She would go dance for a minute with whatever creepy-ass guy was looking at her and asked him for a beer. The first guy bought her one, and she came back after 'losing him.' However, he found her and was trying to dance all up on her. It was disgusting. It was like prostitution. Anyway, she somehow got him to go after twenty minutes of this seriously sleazy guy staring at her dance and following her.

Through out the night she would go dance with every guy in the bar just to get a drink. Literally dancing and flirting for beer. She pulled me a few times to go do the same, but I declined. The bachelorette, herself, kept trying to 'find me a guy.' This made me so angry. I don't need anyone to get me guy. Find me a guy for what? I meaningful relationship that starts in this dive bar?

A) I don't like to dance... especially with strange guys
B) I don't want to make-out with strange men... especially the seedy, old guys at this bar
C) I am tired, my feet hurt, and my friends are disgusting me so leave me alone.

So I sit down with a few of the girls we are out with. I HUGE guy grabs one of the girl's ass and she pushes him away. He comes back and taps her on the shoulder. She ignores him, and he taps me. I ignore him and he wedges in-between us. He then licks two of his fingers and starts to clean his watch face in a circle. It was maybe the most revolting thing of the evening. I got up to leave, and he started to move towards me and I pushed the stool between us. Another girl saw this and said he was groping her too. I found out he also was dancing up on my friend and pushing her against the wall.

I stormed to the front where the bouncer was, and got him kicked out of the bar. What is wrong with people? Thank goodness we found a group of twenty-somethings out for a birthday. Those guys kept him away from the girls while I got help.

Okay, I have too much to say, and my brain is racing with angry thoughts, but this is already too long. Basically, my friend had a good party and a good time. I am exhausted and angry at the world. I never want to go to a drag show, or that bar again. Tonight is Patti and Audra with Will at Ravinia. That is more up my alley.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I'm going to NYC with William on Wednesday. I will be back Friday night. Exciting entries to follow.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Relationships & People Are Dumb

Michelle just blogged about Craig's list which I've been on looking for an apartment and a job. After reading her entry I looked at "missed connections" and then "Men seeking Women." WOW. I hate men. Can we just take a look at this excerpt:

I must be looking in all the wrong places because I'm having a hard time finding "the girl of my dreams". Question is, does she really even exist? So far the answer to that question would be no, but I hoping I am wrong.

You: Must be between the ages of 21 and 25, over 25 is stretching it. I like short girls around 5' to 5'8". Have an athletic/average size body build with a tight butt. You dont have to have the biggest chest...but a small butt helps a lot! Hair color is really not a factor as long as it is not something outrageous like pink. Must like to wear high heels and look stunning most of the time. Lingerie collection should be substanial and not affraid to wear it behind closed doors.

Alright. Where to start... well maybe "the girl of your dreams" doesn't exist because your dreams are too shallow to allow any woman of substance into them. In this case, substance meaning: that which has mass and occupies space; matter.

I love that he is concerned that some female will read this and think 'but what if he doesn't like my hair color!' Good thing he put their minds at ease. Now they can worry about if their underwear is up to par, and if they look stunning 75% or 90% of the time. To be fair, this guy does want more than just a model running around:

Enough of the physical traits, please also be smart, honest, caring, not self conceeded and have values. There is nothing more sexy then a girl who is down to earth.

Hahahaha. Could this guy at least spell-check his entry before asking for a smart girl? 'Self conceited'... well is there any other kind Mr. Redundant Sir? What girl with any values would be interested in a guy who wants a girl like this? Also, what kind of girl who walks around in high heels and corsets all day is 'down to earth'?

Okay, what really gets me about this, is WHO DOES THIS GUY THINK HE IS? Why does he deserve this 'perfect' woman? What the hell does he have to offer:

As for me, I am 25 yrs old, 6'2" 200 lbs, brown hair, athletic/average build, green/brown eyes. I love sports, playing, watching you name it I like it. I have a boat and love to go boating. I have a professional career and I am racing up the later quicker then anyone else has in the past.

I hope the 'later' you are climbing has nothing to do with our education system. Yes. Yes.... this is just a stupid Craig's list entry, and maybe isn't even real. I'm gonna guess it is, though. I'll give you my entry:

I'm an intelligent human being who is passionate. I am looking for someone who is also intelligent and passionate. I would like to be attracted to you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Usually this means you are decent looking, completed college, and are honest. If you know a play by Shakespeare, a painting by Van Gogh, and what a conjunction is, please respond.

Well something like that. I dunno.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

My Sister is Amazing

Today I spent to whole day with my sister, Laura. It began with me not being able to fall asleep until 3AM, sleeping through my alarm, and driving to Aurora in the pouring rain. Luckily I made it to her place exactly when I said I would. We went out to lunch where she ordered like a pro: kid's meal with salad instead of fries, with the low-fat or fat-free dressing. She gets an ice cream scoop with it, and she let me share it. Even though there was some left I convinced her to leave without eating it.

We went back to her group home, and she has a new roommate. This girl was very sweet, but not as high functioning as Laura (although she was two years older). I decided we should all play a game together. Laura put in "Family Feud", and then "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" on her computer. The girl could not grasp the questions, or read fast enough. I asked Laura to read the questions out loud so she could at least try to answer... but the girl insisted on reading it herself. This is not so good for timed games.

Anyway, Laura is a wiz at these games and she waited for her to try to answer the questions. She even tried to explain the questions differently for this girl and helped her reach the right answer. It was truly unbelievable. She was so aware of how I was trying to help this girl, that she took it upon herself to help. She wasn't even concerned about clicking in the fastest. She then started explaining all the fun things they do at their group home to get the girl excited. Laura even took time to explain things over again, more clearly, so the girl understood everything.

She is so good with people. She always makes friends, and tries to make people feel comfortable.

So, next we watched part of My Dog Skip, and then we left for Rosemont. Laura was the most excited I have seen her in a while. We were on our way to see... THE WIGGLES!

We got there an hour early, and she didn't want to talk, color, or do anything. She just wanted to wait to see the show. We sat for an hour and then the show began. She made comments about "the beautiful dancing" and the "beautiful costumes." They actually had very talented people and all the performers weren't annoying or sappy. Everything was very well thought-out for kids, and it was a very nice show.

Overall, a very tiring and fulfilling day.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I watched this movie again tonight. It made me cry - again. I get chills when the girls get their solos, and that ending... anyway, I am going to get the soundtrack. This movie makes you dance and sing and cry. What more do you need?

A to the S grade: A-
Teacher Comments: Excellent story, and passionate singing from everyone. Stronger acting and some better editing could have made this epic.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Casting Call

The Perry Bible Fellowship

Damn robots, trying to take our jobs.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Spiral Effect

One of many things I've taken from my high school theatre teacher is this concept that involves a 3D spiral. He always reminded us about this concept when we repeated an exercise we had done in previous classes. He used the spiral to explain that although you may come full circle, you are on a higher level. You are now one step up looking down on what you have already accomplished. The idea being that you can always get something new out of everything you repeat.

Luckily for me, theatre and life share a lot of similar concepts. I have been finding that lots of things are beginning over for me once again now that the summer is over. Relationships, family, friends, work, and art are all still essentially the same, but somehow they are also something completely new to me again. Instead of repeating the usual steps, I am happy to look down at what I have already learned and use it to get me up to the next ring.

Things I've learned from...
COLLEGE = relax
SHOWS = take responsibility
WORK = find a mission
FRIENDS = share your passion

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Pick-up Artist

So, I was going to blog about that stupid looking VH1 show, but miss Natalie Dee already wrote exactly what I was going to say. Now I don't have to watch it or write about it. Sweet Deal.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Charlie Brown Reprise

I am in a SHOW!!! I have been typecast into playing PEANUTS characters. Now I am playing a teenage Marcie in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.

She and Tricia (Peppermint Patty) go around being gossipy and slutty and it'll be fun. To refresh your memory, she is Patty's tag-along nerdy friend who calls her 'Sir'. The show is pretty raunchy, and depressing... but also very funny! So if you want to see the whole gang grown-up come see it!

It's playing Nov. 15th - Dec. 15th at the Oracle Theatre with the Rubicon Theatre Project.

Lookingglass Alice

It's a rare thing to walk away from a theatrical production smiling. Lookingglass Alice had me laughing, gasping and clapping throughout the entire show. This production was just so much fun to watch.

The actors (who also were skilled gymnasts, circus artists, and singers) were all fabulous. There is a small cast of 5-6(?) and they play various characters throughout the play. Every visual image is captivating, and the movement is all incorporated to bring out new dimensions of the story. The lights, costumes, sound and props are all well-thought out and used to create something even more magical.

More than anything else, there is an element of surprise to everything. I kept thinking "how did they just do that without serious injury?" It is amazing that they can do that much physical work every night they do the show.

So, if you can go get tickets -- DO IT! You will not regret it. You can go 2 hours early for student rush tickets that are $20. Here is the link for more info:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone," it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Pick-Up Artist

Okay, this looks like the next reality TV show that needs to made fun of on my blog. I don't have time to watch it right now... but I will, and I will report back.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Marty, My Hero

me: we are good people
me: who don't need to be fucked with
marty: agreed

Thank you for your sanity. See you on Pluto where we will have mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chip pancakes.

P.S. Beware the inhabitants.