Friday, June 19, 2009

Separated at birth?

While reminiscing about toys and television at work today, I was reminded of a strange doll I had when I was about 7 years old. She had a big sparkly bow on top of her long blonde hair. She was called PJ Sparkles and she looked like this:

Not to be confused with Lady Gaga (or is it Ga ga) who looks like this:

Sort of eerie, no?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What to do, what to do...

Recently I had a conversation with an acquaintance. During the talking/listening I thought of another intense young lady:

I really wish I had the sound effect that goes along with this because it would have been so apt for the situation.

This makes me wonder, how do you handle a scenario where someone devulges unwelcome personal information? How do you deal with a person who invades your personal space (literally and figuratively) without insulting them? How do you tactfully dodge odd requests and possible favors? I feel like in my almost 26 years of being alive I should be equipped to handle various situations but I am at a loss. I feel as though I could possibly chalk it up to the fact that I consider myself to be an introverted person. I usually don't get up into other people's "biz-nazz" (okay, that's only really funny when spoken and not by me.) Like I was saying, I usually don't butt myself into other's people's business even if I feel like my opinion would be a help to them.
Anyway, any advice?

One other item of news. I made a "Beethoven Day" stencil for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown at the Lyric Theatre. Snoopy wears the shirt during the Beethoven Day number, it's sort of exciting to see my stencil on stage and not just in my closet.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I think it's a sickness (or an addiction)

I've been making stencils for the past few years as a hobby. I've made three recently and I think I'm getting better at it. First up we have...
Jerry Orbach! I made this stencil especially for my friend and boss, Amanda. I should have made a Jerry Orbach stencil earlier because he's so rad. Next up is...

Elvis Costello! I haven't made this one into an actual shirt yet because I don't have another white tee shirt at the moment. I painted this one but it's on the back and the front stencil didn't really work out as well. I need to make stencils of people who are more recognizable, well, more so than this guy:Sondre Lerche! He's my favorite Norwegian. He's a singer-songwriter and I really love his stuff.
The picture is sort of old, it's in my old room and I'm pretty sure Lauren is wearing braces. Anyway, the shirt itself doesn't exist as a shirt, it is now part of a tee shirt quilt.

This all brings me to my next point. I've had some requests from friends and former co-workers to make shirts for them. As far as I know I think I've filled the requests but I might still owe some to the Lagoon gang. If you're interested I charge a measly $5 and your own shirt. I'm not very good at picking shirts for people and I like to leave that to the requestee. I already have stencils of the following people:
  1. Jerry Orbach
  2. Elvis Costello
  3. David Bowie
  4. Sondre Lerche
  5. A crappy one of the Beatles (I plan on finding a cool picture and making a new one)
  6. Freddie Mercury
  7. Joe Strummer (although Jordan says he looks like Edward Norton, I disagree)

Let me know if you're interested!

Monday, June 8, 2009

I found this on my car...

Technically, it was rolled up and wedged in the handle on the driver's side. At first I thought it was a flier for some stupid party (I found a lot of those on my car while I was rehearsing at Weber) as soon as I realized it was a note I was pleasantly surprised:

In case you can't make out the writing, here is a transcription:
"I used to own this
beetle! Custom daisy wheels!!
She looks beautiful
great memories...
I'm glad to see her
still in great shape!!
First off, I was just tickled that the former owner left a note about the car. Secondly, the first owner was named LINDSAY! Okay, she spelled it differently but when you say it out loud, it sounds the same. Also of note is the stationary: it is the dealership that we both used. Small world!
In terms of a "Lindsay update," I'm starting my fourth week at the Lyric theatre, making costumes and working on a wardrobe crew. It has been pretty stormy today, lots of lightning and tons of thunder. The rain was ice cold New York style: huge drops and lots of them! It was really COLD. It's supposed to be pretty mild this whole week. I'm not sure what else I can write as far as an update goes. I'm really digging frosted mini wheats but that's not really blog worthy.