Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's a day... and it's only 11:30

My girls had two performances of their choir group. They both had big parts and solos.

My options were 8:30 and 10:00. But I already had a meeting scheduled from 9:00 - 10:00 so I thought I could get there by 10:11 and see most of it.

Well, meeting went long, and a motorcycle cop pulled me over.

$154.oo and ten minutes later, I get to see the very last song.

I go to hug my kids and break out in tears in the school gymnasium, causing my older daughter to cry, my son to look stricken and my young ones to reassure me that I am not the terrible mother that I was feeling like right at that moment.

Also, I'm dressed too fall-ish and I'm hot. I saw abandoned underwear in the ladies room at work and my make up is all wonky.

But in a few minutes, there will be lunch with a co-worker, in which I will eat delicious blue cheese dressing and then all will be right again.

But I'll still be out $154.00.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

It's a challenge

I'm doing something hard. I thought it was going to be easy. A snap. A piece of cake. But it's harder than I expected!

I'm acting in a play (WITHOUT MUSIC! It's easy to fall back on those songs to let your character shine through). And I have to develop a character and try to be cute and much younger than I really am.

I have to have depth. Be simple, yet wise. Be angry, yet likable. Be innocent, but savvy. It's hard, I tell ya!

But I have a great director and she is patient and I know I'll get it. It's just not there quite yet.

I'm getting invaluable acting lessons through this experience so I'm glad I'm doing it and I'm excited to be learning.

So, what's your next challenge?