Saturday, January 27, 2007


I look really good! I mean, seriously! I look good!

I just got my haircut today, with thanks to Cassie and her cousin. I've needed a good cut for some time. And now I look... well, enough narcissism. It never really suited me all that well.

I'm going to nap soon. I don't have much to write about. things are mostly the same. Yesterday was a long day. Got up at 5:00 to be at work at 5:45. Didn't get to bed until 4. No, I wasn't up late doing something productive, but I'm a night-owl, okay? Got up this morning to go get my haircut and so I am... not really... awak.. e...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

auditions, job, Lost spoilers, and more 24 madness

I didn't get called back for Les Miz. No worries, really. Sometimes it's just not in the cards. I've dealt with disappointment before, and I've experienced enough to know that one thing may eventually lead to another, and that I don't have anything to worry about. I'd like to keep doing theatre, though, so pray for me, that I can find the right thing. I'm having trouble finding even good community theater auditions nearby. There were several auditions that happened around the same time as Les Miz, some of which I didn't even hear about until that same weekend. Now it's kind of dry. I'll probably audition at the Hale on Feb. 3, though I don't hold out much hope of getting in. You never know.

My job is alright. It's fairly boring, and I don't know if I'll really connect well with my coworkers. They're kind of an odd sort, just not very much the same sort of odd as I. They like me well enough, and most of them are easy to work with. And I think they're glad to have someone around who can catch on right away. Several times I heard some ladies express their appreciation of my intelligence, almost without my saying or doing anything. Apparently, it's not every day that somebody comes in and does something just as they're told to do it. huh... I hope to get more hours, and I'm sure that won't be a problem once I'm in the swing of things. I just hope I don't get overloaded and get sick of it too fast either. ten bucks an hour isn't too bad a gig for a part time, flexible, fairly mindless kind of work. But I think it may be several early mornings and some late nights. I was there until 12:45 last night. Wednesday night I work again, but not until 9pm. weird.

Not too much else to talk about right now. I'm doing well. I've been catching up on Lost:season 3 on, and I know that several people have commented to me that season three is a let-down, but I think ya'll are off your rocker. I don't particularly like the way Echo bit it with the smoke thing, and I hope we get some explanation on that. But basically, I think it's pretty intriguing.

Did ya see 24? I could not believe that guy was Jack's brother! I just... unh! wow. Anyway, that's all.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tomorrow, Today, politicians, and 24

Tomorrow I go to orientation for my inventory counting job. And then Thursday is my audition for Les Miz. I hope I do well. I pray that I can really wow them. Tomorrow night I'm going to a comedy club with Cassie for her birthday, which is Friday. That should be fun, too.

Let's see. I was in my room most of the day today. Not much was happening. After dinner I went up to my room again and prayed and then I felt in kind of a weird mood. I played guitar with the lights off, and it was really cool. I don't know why I did this. I'm not gonna lie: I like the dark. I can't see in the dark, but I like the dark. There's something peaceful about not using your eyes. There's something relaxing about the lack of visual stimulation. There's something deep and wondrous about it.

During dinner, the Moores, the couple I am staying with, were watching the Utah state address, I think from the governor or something. The politicians who spoke, first the governor (I never heard who it was, but I'm assuming) and then some democrat minority leaders who were responding to the address, were all completely bland. The issues would have been no less emotional and idealistic if a a robot were presenting them. I swear, it takes a good deal of talent to talk about an important issue like health care for children and make it sound completely unimportant. I mean, the words were there, telling everyone how important it was, but not only were there decidedly no solutions offered to suit the dilemma of American children without decent health care, but the man's tone was so bland, that one was encouraged to think no more of it than of last week's board meeting about cost effective management for the showerhead department.

Speaking of showerheads, the one I use is no good. It does not turn more than half an inch in any direction, and it comes up to my chest. The pressure is fine and the temperature is easily manageable, what's the point of a showerhead that does not reach the other side of the tub at need. There's nothing more important to have in your bathroom than a showerhead on a hose, which will reach over to the other side and wash away gross things. I won't say any more about that, because I do not want to gross anyone out. I'll let your imaginations do that for you.

Cassie and I started reading Lord of the Rings, which I find very enjoyable. I've never read the books out loud before, so it's kind of a new experience, even though I've read them to myself about seven times. That story is so wonderful. It is slow-going, though, since we're reading it together and have to match our times with one another. But we've seen a lot of each other in the past week, with has been quite enjoyable to me. But still, a day like today, I could have read for hours at a time. But that's alright.

I kept quite busy this evening with editing my book. I finished two chapters today, and I enjoyed them both thoroughly. That's a very nice change. The end of the first installment was difficult to get through, but now more interesting stuff is happening, I think. I hope my future readers will not be turned off before the reach the exciting parts, but I really don't know how I could make the earlier parts more exciting. It's hardly anything like 24, nonstop action from the get-go, and I don't think I'd much like it if it were.

Speaking of 24, I'm not sure what I think of the season premier. I mean, I was enthralled as usual. But I have to admit, I hate Chloe again. Her first season was annoying. The next one she grew on me. The last one she was like my favorite. And this was she's back to annoying and I kind of hope she dies this season. If it were not a fictional story, I'd feel bad about that, but I don't. I can't believe about Jack and Curtis. That's just nuts. The bomb was nuts too. My mouth was open for some time. So that was cool. I'm still wondering, though, what the Chinese have to do with everything. They never said what deal the president made with the Chinese for Jack's release, and I can't help believing that that issue will come back to haunt them. Oh and the first bombing that they showed, where the bus driver wouldn't let the arab guy on the bus and he drove away. Correct me if I'm wrong but the guy who was sitting on the bus and actually pulled the trigger... was Chinese, was he not? Cassie seemed to disagree with me in recalling the scene, but I'm quite certain that was the case. Anyway, it was cool. I'll still watch it.

That's all for now. I guess I'm kind of in a writing mood. Things are going well. Later

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Google and my current state of affairs

There it is - yet another friendly neighborhood internet device has fallen to the great devourer. I log on to my blogger page and what do I find, but that I now need a Google account so that my blogger material can work with Google from now on. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm sick of this internet powerhouse gobbling up all the nice hometown sites that everyone loves. Today it's YouTube, tomorrow... who knows? the Moon!!! It's scary.

Anyway, my time in Salt Lake is going fine. It's great to be with my girl, and it's been a fun time doing lots of puzzles. I audition for Les Miz this week, Thursday. And I start an inventory counting job this week as well. A flexible little ten dollar an hour gig, replaceable, but will make me money for the time being. It was weird. I went in to fill out an application, which didn't even ask for personal references, which was nice because I forgot most of my contact list in Minnesota. But then I had to take a math test. I had like five minutes to answer at least 21 questions right. They were all counting questions, visual kind of stuff. I finished 36 questions and got them all right, which I suppose is why they told me to come to orientation on Wednesday evening and to help out on Thursday morning with their Kohl's counting. So it should be cool. I like that I won't be doing customer service for now. Restaurant service, specifically, though I suppose the money would probably be better. That's alright. I like the flexibility of this one.

I'm not sick anymore, even my sore throat seems completely gone. It lingered for quite a while. I have to admit that Salt Lake is definitely a different place. I mean, I've only really lived in Minnesota and Chicago, and admittedly those two were different enough in their way, but this place is strange to both. Anyway, my writing is going slower than expected. I suppose part of that was my sickness. I was always tired, exhausted, for a good week, and I fell behind on my editing. It's good, though, that the last couple of chapters have been more interesting to me, and I've needed to do less changes. The first installment (the first of five 60-70 page sections) was difficult and required the most changes, because it was during that time when I was still figuring things out with the plot, the backstory, the characters, everything. And my writing had yet to reach its stride. Once I got into the second installment, it was much smoother, and the characterization came out more captivating. So I'm happy with it, but I've got a lot of work to do.

That's it for now. Down with Google. I'm not moving my site, though.

Oh, one more thing. People asked for my address. My first thought about posting my new address on here, is that other people, worried people, might be afraid of creepy people seeing it and doing something crazy, which would really just be a bad thing for the people I'm living with. But I actually think that's silly. So, I'm writing this as a disclaimer for those who might think along those lines and wish to chastise me for putting "personal information" on display on the net. You're silly!

3939 Starwood St., West Valley City, UT 84120

That's my address, if anyone wants to send snail mail. And to all creepy people, just leave me alone. That should do the trick. Until next time. Hopefully, I'll have good things to say (about auditions and such).