World Domination, Cabaret, Rock and Roll, Movies, TV, Celebrities and...whatever weird crap happened to me today...all in one place! Your average renaissance GAL! 2013 is also going to be awesome. I have decided.
Hey Here is Part Two.... I tried to do this so it would be helpful with scrolling... let us see if it did.......hoped that the three of you who watched ....watched the Part One first.....Oh my goodness!!!
It takes soooo long to get this up here... I have been staring at this screen for two hours.... did I write that out loud?.....
Just watching 'Carrie' on afternoon TV.... it always scares me when she reaches out of the ground and grabs... what is that actress' name?..... Amy something... didn't she marry Steve Spielberg .... ug... I exhaust myself....
So, here I am on the web this fine Saturday morning...
In the haunted house that I live in in Niagara.....
After going to see my sister in her highschool production ( she is the head secretary at Sir John A MacDonald in Hamilton... they use teachers in parts.... smart) last night.....
The Sound of Music
Oh lord.... before we go any farther let us talk on how much I hate that freakin' show....
I REALLY do....
I have performed in it and seen it at least one
It may be that I exaggerate but it seems like it was that many.
This production was 3 hours long....
but my sis was awesome...
It is so great to see her onstage....she started doing these shows last year and I think she really gets a kick outta it.
She played a nun....
If you have ever had the chance to see 'Mean Girls' I am actually playing my sister... it is uncanny if you meet here ever...we look exactly alike...even though we are 15 years apart.
She is awesome...
Then I came back here to go the 'Dance Party' @ the George Theatre.
They would never do something like that at Stratford.
I am not dissing them, Stratford, but ......they WOULD NEVER have an awesome dance party!
George and I lived there for 3 seasons... George worked... I watched.... two wholly different perspectives.
I love it here at Shaw.
It seems like a kinder, gentler place.
Anyhow..THE DANCE PARTY!
The Mac computers were all lined up in a row being manned by three young actors....
Andrew Bunker... and Torquil Campbell.... and a young man I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet... Graeme Sommerville.
They spun awesome tunes.... Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Hendrix and other old school stuff... I made Grey Powell go and ask for Madonna.... which he did with great embarrassment.... but didn't the dance floor fill when it came on..... Molly Jane Atkinson and I made our way to the dance floor and the great man who had the stage as his dance domain.... the most excellent Peter Millard....invited us on up....
Well, who can turn that invitation down!!
We cut a rug!!!!
What an excellent night!!!
Then this morning... the ghost let us have a real sleep last night.... we asked her nicely....
I turned on the computer and there, on my rogers homepage, is a picture of a newly zaftig Kirstie Alley.
How can this still be news....
It is always news who dudes are fucking....
And how fat and skinny girls are.
It infuriates me.
As someone who has fought, is fighting and will continue to struggle with her weight it makes me mad, sad and sick to see.
Must we always be judged by the size of our hips.... and if so.... does a generous swell bring us up with a negative score!
I say fuck that!
In honour of that I will be launching a little webisode on Tuesday.
I am doing a video blog on Facebook.... I tried to do it here but it takes alot of time.... there I can just hit a button and Bob's your uncle.... I am on the web.... it can be a bit dangerous.... do you wanna see it?
Just go to Facebook and it is on my profile page under videos....we aren't friends on Facebook? ... no biggie.... just add me as a friend.
Holy poop.... it is like I am selling Facebook... it is pretty awesome!
And for those who do not like Facebook.... here is a little regular blog for you!
George and I are now in a little haunted house in Niagara.... and as I write that I hear a noise in the kitchen.... oh and another.... it makes me tense up a bit.... she likes the back of the house... oh fuck there it is again..... am I gonna make it here?
The house is soooo nice!!!
Just filled with spirits of dead people....
And just because I have no sense whatsoever... I am reading a book by a guy named Joe Hill.... it is a scary book..... I bought it before I knew that there were ghosts here and I will be damned if I will waste 10.99..... plus tax.
So.... I am just jumpy.
On a whole 'nother note......
It was with a sigh of relief that I got on the bus to come here, I have to tell you.
I finally am going to have a bit of a break after about one year of stuff straight!
I have loved all the good stuff but I am all pooped out from the plays and the party and whatnot.
I looked at the trees and the fields and I felt a great peace come over me.
I really needed that moment.
This year has been rewarding but also very difficult .... with George's Dad passing and Otto and various other things that have happened to me over the last year.
It has brought me to this time of reflection and breath.
I have been happy and grateful for the great blessings that I have received, the work and the Dora's....oh and my award from Sheridan College... who knew?..... oh and the continued love and support of my dear George.
These things reaffirm to me that I am on the right path and to trust my heart keep on keepin' on.
I feel like after a great deal of searching and hard work I have had some small measure of success.
I have struggled to find my voice since I can remember.
I thought that maybe it might be musical theatre.... where I discovered my first triumphs.... where the kids in highschool who I thought were cool wanted to sit at my lunch table.
I felt accepted and drawn to do more.
But when, at the age of 24 I did my first cabaret... I never wanted to leave the stage and cried when it was over.... I remember telling George a story I had written for that, my very first show and he laughed.... wow... George never really laughs... I must be funny...... or something anyway.
All those years since then I have been writing and trying to find my voice in this world.... not just theatre... but the WHOLE world.
Wanna hear something strange?
Some don't like to see others search wholeheartedly for their bliss.
And I believe that I have found it... at least the bliss that will lead me to the next and the next....I am hearing a voice that is my own and everyday I endeavour to summon the courage to speak with it.
It sounds so easy... but it was a journey and a half to get to it.
And the greatest surprise to me is others reactions to that.
Some are so unfailingly supportive and helpful.
Others react a different way.
They gossip or spread rumours or just throw out negative energy .
It was a great shock.... that reaction.
I believe that we teach people how to treat us.
I am going to try and be a better teacher.
Again.... it has been a hell of a year.
I learned to speak up... speak out.... look for love and help when I need it.... oh ya.... and not cower in fear.
That is a year full of lessons I will, no doubt, have to relearn... but I feel like I have had a kick at the can.... maybe I will do better next time.