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May. 16th, 2006

Electric Doormat got to play with our new drummer for the first time yesterday, woooooooo! fantastic experience, i cannot wait to get my REAL guitar, and to hear the band fully, either with two guitars and corey the bass guy, or with ben on guitar and me on bass. fanfreakingtastic. so, yes, we officially have a drummer now, Mike. he's freaking PHENOMENAL. (Just, um.. don't ask to see his i.d...)

i DID get the grant money!!! i'm a smidge under $1200 richer today, which is going towards mommy (she doesn't know yet, shhhh), kitty fixins, and geetar schtuff and mic.

slightly alarmed because i can't seem to hear as well out of my left ear. maybe i'm getting a sinus infection again, which would certainly 'splain the lethargy i've been feeling as well as the face pressure. think i'll go to the free clinic tomorrow and get it checked out, as well as my right tonsil, which has been grotesquely swollen for... oh..... *counts* ... five.... YEARS. i'm surprisingly not exaggerating on this one, either, folks. well, maybe it's been more like four.

my improv 101 classes are almost over, which makes me sad. i shall miss the dynamic that is action aubrey, loopy larrissa, sally, suzanne, kite-flying chris, dreadful david, i don't know what i'm doing taio, mixed-up max, mattie, ben, lorie, andy, jane, sally joe, groovy gwen, julie, muscular mark, aaaand, holy crap, who am i forgetting? i think my brain is still fried from last night's activities: we played a game where first, we had to go up and do a quick scene, the person in the first line would pitch the idea to the person in the second line, and they would have to react accordingly, i.e. "i found a shamrock!" "let's put it in your hair!". the second round, we had to do four lines, i.e. "i'm SO glad summer vacation is coming!" "me, too, i can't wait!" "i'm going to be out in the sun the whole time!" "i bought new shorts!"

then came the HARD part... we had to do it in REVERSE - the person in the first line would have to provide the last sentence in the dialogue, and the person in the other line would have to respond with what came before. my two favorite examples:

david: "max, language like that here at Starbucks is an HR violation!"
max: "we have small coffees, medium coffees, and large coffees!"


julie: "shhh! you're going to get us fired!!!"
suzanne: "I'M STEALING PENCILS!! I'M STEALING PENCILS!! *hophophop*"

we then had to do it in four line dialogues, which was UNBELIEVABLY hard. so sorry i can't think of any examples. i really need to learn to relax in those classes, as i noticed last night that i tend to go in violently determined to succeed, instead of relaxing and just taking what comes. after the monday 101 classes are over, i can start attending wednesday night classes with scrumbles. schweet.

and watching the test video of Optimus Prime transforming for the live action movie gets my insides all asquee and my nostalgia buttons atwitter. Thanks, grinningskull...


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May. 16th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Yay for grant money and new drummers!

I had the same problem you do when I was taking acting classes...I was so driven to do it right that I couldn't just relax and do it.
May. 16th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
i've come to the realization recently that i'm not overly CREATIVE. when it comes to stuff like music and art, i like to have a pattern to it, to be told WHAT to create and how, i just don't do well doing it on my own. i can replicate stuff pretty darn well, but when it comes to creation on a blank slate? not so much.
May. 16th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm the exact same way. I used to get so frustrated painting with my dad because I couldn't make it look exactly like the object I was looking at....I remember bawling my eyes out once when he said that it was okay if I painted abstractly.
May. 16th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
*sigh* i wish the word 'abstract' existed in my body somewhere...

erm, in my abilities, that is.
May. 16th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Grats on the grant! That's good news, obviously, hehe.
May. 16th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Open Up!
Okay, i am trying to figure this LJ site out so, my friend help me out here. do you want to possible add me to your 'friend' list so i can text you? Pleeeze. Talk to you soon.

Jun. 7th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Open Up!
And you really should hang out here more often, you know.

Miss you!
Jun. 7th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Open Up!
Miss you too... Just way busy with work and Mckenzie.... I'm on the computer most of the day and either with Mckenzie or playing pool (which for some reason has back fired on me in the last few months) the rest of the time.
May. 17th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks for lunch aubrey :-)
May. 21st, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
Oh MAN that is an awesome test video.
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