Saturday, March 21, 2009

Death to the Tooth Fairy

For anyone who told me having your wisdom teeth taken out was a piece of cake LIED, my friends. Day 5 and I still look like a human chipmunk and my teeth feel as if someone tried to pull them out with pliers. What the hey?! 

Senior year of college and for my final spring break vacation I decided that it would be responsible thing to have those daunting dentures removed while I had the week off--and was still on my parents dental (Don't give me that look, I'm sure you would have done the same thing, too.). In all honesty it hasn't been as bad as I've made it out to be. Let's see, pampering from family, lots of sleep, home cooked (and sometimes pureed) meals and an endless supply of "Gilmore Girls" episodes with my pup curled at my feet. Simply fabulous... minus the gaping holes in my mouth. Thank heaven's I never have to go through this again. 

Upside of all this, today I am finally buying my tickets to LA and Chicago in May for the Radio City Rockette Auditions this summer. I have so many possible plans in my head for my life its not even funny and the fact that I can't seem get one to work out is incredibly frustrating, but today will be different. Today I will have two tickets taking me to one more possibility and as exciting as it is, having those definite plans of a possibility makes me all the more exciting. (Shut up, I know I'm weird, but I like my plans regardless of the fact that I've chosen an unpredictable lifestyle). 

I'm not giving up hope just yet--I know something great is around the corner waiting for me to scoop up. Just gotta pick myself up and keep going until I find out--goodness I'm not sure I'm ready to be an adult just yet. 

For those of you who were able to hit the beaches or galavant off the NYC for a week of fun, hooray for you--I'm going to enjoy my last lazy day at home and soak up the time with my fuzzy pup, Piper. Happy Spring Break :) 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hello, World? Yes, I'm Still Alive...

It's the day of the show, ya'll. Tonight is opening night of the American Spirit Spring Show and I don't believe it has hit me quite yet. Since the beginning of the spring semester the whole company has been scrambling for this show due to Oklahoma's amazing weather--Ice Storm 2009 seemed like a blessing to us returning college students, but alas it's wicked timing cut the company out of three days worth of rehearsal.

At this point in time you're thinking "how can that really be that bad?" Keep in mind each dance gets a total of ten hours worth of rehearsal and when the snow flurries kept us home bound, it cut us out of the time we really needed for the show. Since then we've worked hard, practicing long hours to remember every step, count, blocking color and proper wing to make our grand entrance. Blocking weekend hit hard and fast with what seemed like painstakingly specific instructions while tech ran as smooth as can be--it all comes down to tonight.

It's my last (and only second) Spring Show at OCU--that is unless I stay for grad school (don'taskmebecauseIhavenoideawhatI'mdoingyet!)--and this one is pretty special. I was lucky enough to be chosen for a solo this year that I share with three other beautiful dancers. "Drifting" was a solo Jo Rowan choreographed and performed many times over and has graciously passed the torch to us. Remarkable--that's how I'd describe this experience. For a few weeks I've been able to work closely with Jo on a more personal level with a touching dance that I know I'll treasure in my heart for a long time. I can't wait to take the stage tonight, spinning in my golden dress and really delving into the character. This is my one shot at it for the run and I want to make it the best I possibly can.

In other words, COME TO THE SHOW!! Tonight, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm. http://www.okcu.edu/Dance_amgt/spring.asp
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