January 15th, 2008
|11:11 am - A New Brain|
friends! romans! countrymen!
i have decided to leave this old LJ behind and start a new one all about life in NYC. (since my life is sooooo exciting and all.) but i think it's time. i might still post to this, but a new life equals a new livejournal!!!
so all you lj kids out there...please befriend "budohatkid". that's me. say hello. comment. and let's begin a new life together. aaaaannnd go.
Current Mood: awake
January 14th, 2008
|12:34 pm - I Give You Fair Warning|
so...here i am...all moved in...to my apartment...in...NEW YORK CITY!!! the apartment is..........UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS!!! i couldn't believe it when i arrived!! i expected the smallest of the small, and it is nowhere NEAR small. it's not even OLD! everything is brand new. we have a large stainless steel kitchen, a bathroom no smaller than the one in my kent apartment, a living room BIGGER than the one in my kent apartment, and my bedroom...I LOVE IT! my bedroom is actually pretty tiny...it's 9x9...but since i ordered a loft bed, i have more room than i could ever need. in fact, soon i'll be shopping for more things to PUT in my room because i have more space than i ever could have imagined.
the neighborhood is pretty much all hispanic, but it's GREAT. for the first time, though, i wish i would have taken spanish instead of french in high school. (but only for a second, because madame hartley was the BEST.) anyway, i love...LOVE...that when i walk up to our floor (the 2nd!) the hallway is DRENCHED with the smell of enchiladas. i kid you not. my 2008 resolution is to be invited over for lunch or dinner someday at our neighbors. YUMMY!!!!
i spent the past 2 days moving in, getting situated, running to target in the bronx, checking out the neighborood food joints, and going out downtown!! going out in nyc is amazing since no one needs a dd. rock on. today i'll be interviewing at this restaurant in grand central station that called me, and hopefully planet hollywood as well, since they're having open interview this evening. i need a job NOW!!! the restaurant in grand central is looking for a bartender...which...eh. i don't have that much experience bartending. i'm surprised they called me. planet hollywood...well...i made a note to myself never again to work for a chain restaurant...and it being a touristy restaurant (and tourists don't tip like nyc residents)...i'm unsure. but a job is a job...and i know i'd make enough to cover rent and much more. so we'll see. i'd rather work there than bartend. OH...and about a half hour ago, i got a strange call from someone asking for "ann". i googled the number afterward because i was curious...and it was the Jekyll and Hyde Club!!! what!?!! did they actually mean to talk to ME? i was looking at that place to work, but never actually applied or anything...so how would they get my number?? and "ann"?? what a strange coincidence.
new york makes me tired. all that walking. yawn. i slept a good 11 hours last night and i'm still so tired. gaaa.
oh...and my roomies?? AWESOME. i love them both! it's going to be a blast here!
Current Mood: pleased
December 28th, 2007
|02:06 pm - A Kind of Moving On|
so how about a real update eh? i'm sure you're all (all 1 or 2 of you) sick of my Golden Compass rants.
well. here i sit in my cleveland apartment with barely anything in it since i've already moved back home. i have 4 more shows left for Beauty and the Beast...1 tonight, 2 tomorrow, and a matinee on sunday. then i'm back in cortland. for a few days. because next friday i'm...
...OFF TO NEW YORK CITY!!!
(or for awhile at least!)
it's crazy. i wish i had a little bit more time to relax at home before i move away forever, but i really need to get a job. february rent approaches!! i can't believe it's actually happening. this was my plan since i was a little girl...and it's actually happening! i'm VERY glad to get out of cleveland heights where i have no friends and no parking, but i'm very sad to leave B&B where i have met SO many wonderful people!!! i'm going to miss them all so much! we've all had a lot of fun together both onstage and off. but such is life in the theatre.
anyway. i have nothing to do all day today, so i think i'm going to get all ready for the show then hit the beachwood mall (strictly for H&M), then on to Tower City to shop around at Forever 21 (yay gift card!) i need something to wear for new years. (i also need something to DO for new years!!! we want to go out...but WHERE?!)
yeah, that was a lame update. NOBODY USES LIVEJOURNAL ANYMORE ANYWAY!!!!!!!! POOP ON ALL OF YOU!
Current Mood: bored
December 14th, 2007
|04:37 pm - They Are Weak (But He is Strong)|
this is PERFECT.
this is exactly how i feel about the Golden Compass movie.
from the facebook group "the only thing god hates about the golden compass is the shitty ending":
this is also wonderful:
There were a lot of good things about the Golden Compass movie. Lee Scoresby almost made me cry with happiness, he and Hester were so perfect. The scene where Lyra is almost separated from Pan was nearly word-for-word and probably my favorite in the whole movie. There were some unfortunate , but understandable, oversights such as Serafina's sadly underplayed character and the lack of panserbjorne background (not to mention the random change of Iofur's name to Ragnar - why?). The notably bad aspects include Ma Costa's immediate and unexplained understanding that Billy's daemon was gone, Lyra's uncharacteristic insightfulness (almost painful in her quick connection between Dust and human maturity), and the rushed storyline that glossed over the most interesting aspects of the story - namely the scientific and theological foundations that make the books so beautiful.
But what I truly cannot bring myself to forgive is the asinine decision to remove the last three chapters of the book. Roger is left alive, Lyra has not been set on her journey of amends, WE ARE STILL IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. Supposedly this was done to leave a better cliffhanger, but I don't believe that the producers could really be that stupid. What better cliffhanger - fuck, what better climax - could there be than girl and daemon, alone in the unutterable vastness of the silent white north, wracked with guilt over their betrayal, gazing into our own universe shown among a million stars from across a giant, golden bridge leading ahead into the brilliant heavens lit by clouds of ethereal, swirling Dust?
I mean, damn.
So do not boycott the Golden Compass because it "kills God." God wrote one of the most famous books in history - he obviously knows a thing or two about how to tell a good story. Leaving out the end of the Golden Compass is like leaving the crucifixion out of the Bible. God does not care about the stupid accusations of atheistic undertones or the fact that he gets killed in book three - the only thing he hates about the Golden Compass is the fact that the producers killed the ending.
Current Mood: amused
December 9th, 2007
|01:38 am - Let Me Entertain You|
two things i've recently come to notice:
#1 - My brother looks like Jim Halpert.
#2 - My Kiss Me Kate wedding dress & Danielle's ball dress kind of ridiculously similar!
Current Mood: amused
December 7th, 2007
|11:44 pm - On Broadway|
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we have a place in new york!!
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we have a dishwasher.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand i'm totally PUMPED!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAND alecia had her baby!! elliana is now an official earthling!! yaaaay!!!
182nd and broadway.
Current Mood: happy
December 5th, 2007
|12:38 am - Hot Hors D'oeuvres|
okay ready? guess which one is from Broadway and which is from the Beck Center....
haha...okay, i'm silly. i know. but it's kind of funny to see these together. ha!
Current Mood: amused
December 4th, 2007
|10:41 pm - I've Got a Golden Ticket|
my long-awaited viewing of The Golden Compass has finally occured and of course, i must talk about it. please do not click this link if you don't want to read anything about it until you see it youself. possible spoilers. ready go.
and there it is.
now damn it, hurry up and film these next two movies!!!!
why is my entire LIFE me waiting for His Dark Materials???
Current Mood: content
November 30th, 2007
|04:19 pm - Opening Night|
Beauty and the Beast opens tonight! Yaaay!!
I got two free tickets to an advanced screening of the Golden Compass!!!! Double yaaaaay!!!
Current Mood: excited
November 29th, 2007
|12:22 am - Dancing Veal|
well, it's been awhile hasn't it??
i'm currently getting ready to OPEN Beauty and the Beast! it's truly a fantastic show, and i'm really glad to be a part of it! i honestly think this is the best show i've ever been in. everyone is so fabulously talented - i love it! plus, offstage, everyone is a blast. SO much fun :) (and c'mon, i get to fly and shoot fire. dude.) fred took pictures tonight, so i'll post some as soon as he does.
other than that. i've been crazy busy with my 2 jobbies. i'll be VERY glad to be done with all this nonsense though. i plan on going back to Cortland for good before Christmas. i may stay a few nights here that last week though, because i can't STAND the drive!
the move to new york is approaching fast. i'm getting nervous. i freaking can't wait...but it's starting to hit me that i'm MOVING AWAY FOR GOOD. it's not like i can pop in back home when it's convenient, because there is nothing convenient about an 8 hour drive. (plus, i'll have no car!)
i'm tired. REALLY tired. why am i writing?? i'm a bit anxious for no reason i guess. hmmm.
Current Mood: confused