Thursday, January 28, 2010

This is a test

I'm having trouble with my Survivor Video, so I had to make another one and now I don't know if that one worked, so I'm downloading it here to see if it works. It can only be a minute and mine is right dorky, but hopefully it will catch their attention!

Here goes!

video

This is to win an audition in LA. If it is one of the top ten, then people can vote on CBS.com to choose the audition winner. Let's hope I make the top ten!

Here's the link if you can't see it on this post

Monday, January 25, 2010

They called!

Survivor called me!!

But only to tell me that my DVD has formatting issues and they can't see it.

Now I have to do it over, because I will have to upload it directly onto the website and they have different rules about length and content and such.

Plus, my computer is dead and the original recording is on there anyway.

Still, it was exciting that they called, even if it wasn't really an invitation for an interview. At least I know my stuff got there!

Here's hoping for call number two!

Friday, January 22, 2010

I got it!!

I got my dream role. Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. I can barely contain myself.

Funny thing? My husband auditioned and he won Nathan Detroit!

We are playing together for the first time. Should be tons of fun!

Also got a role in Harvey. Not a musical, but it will help me hone my acting skills.

So excited. Now, if I could only get paid for doing what I love!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I have nerves

I've been especially hungry for two days in a row.



I know it's not real hunger. It's just nerves.



You see, I have a big audition coming up on Saturday. Two, actually. But one I really care about and will break my heart if I don't get. So. I'm hungry.



But today I acknowledge my hunger for what it is and will use it for good and not evil. I will convert it into energy to do my job and get some stuff done, and practice, practice, practice, and we'll see what happens.



At the very least, I won't gain five pounds before my big day. That's a bonus in and of itself.



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Also, my husband said something to me yesterday that rang true. He teaches a speech class and he said he liked it when people stood up there and said what they are with confidence.



For example; someone can either introduce themselves like, "Hi, my name is ___ and I am a writer". Or they can say, "Hi, my name is ____ and I sort of write, like in my free time, I'm not paid for it yet, but I would like to be, but it's not official or anything..." You get my drift.



So, I will stop using words like 'ish'. I actually told someone once that I was an actress and added 'ish' to it. How lame is that?



Here goes... "Hi, my name is Amy and I am a singer and an actress". Of course, I want to qualify that in a million ways, but for today I won't. I will just be confident that in whatever capacity I am those things, that I really am those things!



Feels sort of scary. And brave. And good.



And a little hungry. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Maybe it's time to start again...

I think I'm ready. But I have frustrations.

The allowable alottment for photos for this blog has been filled. I either haveAdd Image to pay for more storage, delete old photos or start a new site. None of these seem to appeal to me. But I will have to choose.

I post a lot on facebook. I think that has taken the place of the blog for awhile. But this little spot is more for me and facebook is more about others. So I will come back here to post my thoughts and observations and silliness.

I hope I have some art and crafts to share in the future. And songs. And hopefully good news that I expect shortly. I am auditioning for my dream role. Yes, it's only community theater, but I WANT IT so badly! And if I don't get it, I will come back here to moan and groan.

I have goals and dreams that I have written in my note book. I'll document them here when they are accomplished.

I've missed you little blog. And my blog friends. I won't leave you long from now on. I hope. :)