Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dear Internet...

I really liked Conan O'Brien's show. I was really excited when he moved to the Tonight Show because that meant I wouldn't have to stay up as late to watch his show.

Last night was his last episode with the Tonight Show, I really liked what he said near the end of the show:

"All I ask is one thing, and I ask particularly of young people that watch the show. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it is my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you amazing things will happen."

I guess that's one less reason to stay up past the news.

It snowed a lot this week. Two of the three days it snowed I felt like "Keller of the Antarctic" but the other day it wasn't nearly as bad. The sidewalks were just really slippery the whole week but by some miracle, I never fell. (By the way, the picture does not do it justice. It's just very hard to take a picture of yourself when you're already late for class.)

We get a lot of wacky donations in the costume shop. Really wacky. This past week we received 18 wedding dresses. Yep, wedding dresses. As you can see from the pictures, they aren't exactly at the height of style. Molly, Caroline and Jenny had a fun time dressing up. They are sort of out of control and I mean that in the fondest, most loving sense possible. Seriously.
In other news, I received approval for the Graduate Student Senate travel funding! The award will cover $300 of my expenses for the regional ACTF. This is a huge relief because I am currently attempting to graduate without any student loans and I really don't have an extra $300 for a week long trip to St. George. I am going to present my designs for The Glass Menagerie, a feat that would have killed me if I had tried it during my younger days. I'm going to spend today putting my 'boards' together. This is a picture of my boards from two years ago:
I think I'm going to split the 4'X4' space into four pieces this year instead of six pieces. But then again, I need to find out the size of the foam core I am going to use. I also need to print out pictures and labels and copy sketches....
I'm really excited about ACTF! And nervous!


Ruthanne said...

I'm so happy you got the grant. Your renderings will look wonderful! I loved looking at the pictures from The Glass Menagerie, too. I love you, Linds!

Scarlet said...

wow! those wedding dresses are fancy!

I just wanted to say... some days you just really amaze me. I had no idea what you would turn into when I met you almost 13 years ago and I am pleasently surprised. :)

I love you!