(Pre Note: Yes this is the same thing I posted on Facebook, but I'm reprinting it here for the sake of those who don't use Facebook and might still use LJ. Namely, Sarah Torbeck :-) )
Every day, people come up to me on the street and ask me how my life is. Well, this is a big question, and it warrants a lengthy explanation. I know not everybody has been asking, but I have the time, and if I've tagged you, I'm guessing you might be interested to know what's going on. (There's nothing huge really going on, so if you didn't read this, you could probly get on with your life and be alright...like, I don't have cancer or anything like that.) And thus, I have broken it down into a few sections.
I just started a new job working Front of House for Team Shakespeare/Short Shakespeare at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. What happens is that schools come to CST to see shows, like on a field trip. My job is to pretty much get them from the bus to the theatre, seat them, watch them during the show, and clean up after they leave. The plus side of it is that I get to see the shows for free, like everyday. Right now they're showing Othello - which is a fantastic full-length production - and a 75-min Romeo and Juliet - WHICH IS FUCKING AMAZING, as long as you don't mind A LOT of cuts. The people I work with are awesome, bosses are awesome, the people I don't work with but still work there are awesome, the view is awesome, the pay is...well, adequate. Overall, I'm very content (although I have eight more weeks in which it could turn sour, but I doubt it will).
I am still working at Ted's Montana Grill in Bolingbrook. I love everybody who works there, love the food, and
hate put up with endure the customers. I'm pretty much going to be working there only nights, mostly weekend nights, through about April.
I'm still looking for a more permanent job for when I move to the city, which leads me to my second point.
I am still living with the parents, who I probly wouldn't mind so much if they didn't bug me all the time about where I am going and what I am doing. It's looking like I will be moving to the north side of the city (that being Chicago) in April or May, and I'm very excited about it!
I have not been focusing much on acting in the last few months for a few reasons. I've been really busy with work, and vacations, and friends, that I haven't really had time to think about it. I was sick for about two weeks, and am still feeling the effects of it. It's fucking cold out. I've been instead focusing my efforts on saving up money so that I can move out soon and start my career.
That being said, I was in a cool show in November called In My Life. It was a musical which bombed on Broadway a few years ago, and Jedlicka Performing Arts Center in Cicero was the first to dive for the rights. I auditioned and got cast in the Ensemble, which was an awesome experience. I met some really awesome people, and the show, while no "Sweeney Todd", was pretty cool in its own quirky way and was well-received by most audiences.
I just auditioned for a musical on Monday, and I'll let you know how it goes. I don't want to get anybody's hopes up (particularly mine).
Um, there was a thing, with a boy who I liked, we ended on a good note, still friends and such. So if you knew about that, that's how it is. If not, you can ask me about it, it's cool if you're interested. I just don't want to necessarily broadcast my love life on facebook.
Just in terms of general life, I've been working out a lot, and trying to stay healthy, watching a lot of TV (Lost, Project Runway, American Idol) on the DVR, seeing plays when I can. I drive A LOT. EVERYWHERE. I'm kinda getting sick of it, but meh, what can you do? This weather is riddick, no? I got a haircut which is kinda different. Going to see the Foo Fighters Monday. Watch The History Boys, it's BRILLIANT.
I hope everybody's doing well, and I miss you all fiercely. My thoughts and sympathies are with everybody at Northern, with people who have friends and family at Northern, or just generally shook by the event.
Love You All,
P.S. If I haven't tagged you, don't take it personal. Leave a comment if you like, I won't think you're a stalker...but other people* might.
P.P.S. If you didn't really care to read this and I tagged you, that's okay too. Just write "Fuck You" as a comment. I won't think you're an asshole...but other people* might.
*Other people may also include voices in my head.