Monday, October 29, 2001

Tonight was the most fun I've had at rehearsal yet. First off, Tosha and I had to go to Cinci at 4:30 for a costume fitting (reminder--we open on Thursday), so we carpooled. The fitting didn't last long, so we had two hours to kill before rehearsal. For my last fitting, Adrienne and I got together for dinner and shopping. Somehow I was able to find the same place we ate, and Tosh and I walked around for a while. It was so much fun. I don't have many close friends (they keep moving away from me), and it was a ball to be able to have the kind of conversation with Tosha I haven't been able to have in a while. So, we're in this crazy mood and we go to rehearsal. And it turns out everyone else smoked crack, too. In short, the show was the best it's ever been. Nicholas even said, "Whatever you all ate for dinner, do that again." Then we had to load out in preperation for tomorrow--we're in the Aronoff Center for the first time. Did I mention we open in less than two days? Tomorrow will be our first time with the set doing full set changes, in costume and makeup. I'm trying hard not to stress. Oh, and our sound designer backed out. Yikes! But other than that, we spent most of the night trying not to laugh so hard as to disturb those who were onstage. Something I bought: "Where the Wild Things Are" magnets!! Do you remember that book? Yea for random store finds.

Sunday, October 28, 2001

A new experience: using my body to get what I want. I've never done that before--for many reasons--but last week I decided to give it a try. Paul is with his new girlfriend, but we still hang out. Not much, since I've been doing the whole school-work-rehearsal thing, but last week we went dancing. (Mom and Dad, this is the part where you should just stop reading. Seriously. Let me remain your little girl.) He has this thing with me and corsets, so I wore one that night to make him drool. And he did. And he went home with me. Plus I got a free drink from the bartender. And one guy told me I was breathtaking. Hey, it was a line, but no one has ever used it on me before. Let me enjoy my moment, people. The next night I did a photo shoot with zha in the same outfit. The pictures turned out great, plus we had fun. I had originally wanted to see "K-PAX" that night, but it didn't come out until the next week, so we took photos instead.

OK, so Halloween. I knew I had this outfit that I looked great in, but I didn't quite know what to be. I could be Trinity, but she's more of a pants girl. I could carry around a stick and be Buffy. I could buy those cool fangs that mold to your teeth and be a vampire. But none of these seemed original. I had the t.v. on for background noise one day and saw a commercial. It was decided. I would be Eva Savealot. Friday at work Miriah helped me make my 1-800-COLLECT badge. It was fabulous. So I went to the party. I was there a little early to hang out with Lorianne, when who should be there? Foxy Boy. And sometimes you just need a hook-up. (Hey, parents, if you've come this far, you may as well finish it off) So we pretty much hang out for the evening. He pulls the old, "What happened to you this summer? You just sort of disappeared." I, of course, did not let him get away with it. "Yeah, I got tired of waiting for you to never return my calls. So, are we going to make out for old time's sake or what?" There were still a lot of people at the party when I decided to go. I found Lorianne, told her I was going to make out with Foxy Boy, then go home--but I'd say 'bye before I left. She laughed. Foxy Boy and I are upstairs in the hallway, trying to be discrete, but people keep coming up to use the bathroom, or are going in and out of the other rooms. So it was pretty intense. We could only kiss for a second or two before having to stop. At this point I'm really tired, and I know I have a 10 hour work day ahead of me, plus two more parties the next night. So I get my stuff to go and say 'bye to Lorianne. She askes me if I'm going home with my pal. I say no, I'm going to bed. So Foxy Boy brings me to his car. "Look, I have to get some sleep. I cannot go home with you tonight." So he drives me five cars down to where I'm parked. And turns off his car. So I'm thinking, "I'm not making out with this boy in his car." So we make out in his car. And he comes home with me. Next night, new party. New people. I'm tired, so I don't stay long. Plus I had work and rehearsal the next day, then a test on Monday. So no action. But it was fun to tease people. And everyone loved the costume. Not just for the cleavage aspect; they really liked my character.

Moral of story: corsets are good. I'm never taking that outfit off. I think Foxy Boy is back.