Kate's Ramblings

A day-to-day insight to the world of the struggling artist... live vicariously!

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Hot time in the old town... part deux

It's official. I will be sad to see this show end. I'm very sorry that the rehearsal process was so short, because now I'm discovering new friends and it'll all be over in a few short days... (tear) (Megan, Adam, Brian, Christy - I love you guys)

Very interesting conversation at the diner tonight, after the Triangle left. More like a square really. What an asshole. While I didn't know, I'm not surprised that he's tried to make his way around the girls in the cast, and I'm curious to know why he didn't bother with me... aside from the fact that I would've laughed in his face and I'm sure he knows it. I can't wait to get to know his girlfriend next month during Secret Garden.

James mentioned something very cool about this show moving to New York, and it made me giddy to think about continuing to work on it. It's a really smart new musical with great potential. Even if I'm not Zelda in the next round, I don't care, as long as I'm involved. Mucho Gracias to Quiggley for bringing me on board!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Hot time in the old town...

Last dress rehearsal tonight. Technically tomorrow is still a rehearsal, but we'll have an audience, so I'm not counting it as a rehearsal. Things that went wrong tonight: Janna forgot to yell from off-stage, forcing me and Joel to have to kiss until someone covered for her, I forgot to put on the engagement ring for the scene in which I'm supposed to give it back and then Joel is supposed to throw it at me, I went to pull a petal off the flowers and the whole flower came off the stem. Not too bad overall. Something's bugging Joel and it's getting to him on stage, mostly in a good way, it's empowering his performance. Today was the first day I didn't totally dislike the guy. It's a weird thing to not like the person you're playing opposite of. Especially, when the characters are supposed to be as in love as Zelda and Fitz were. Maybe if we'd had a longer rehearsal process together things would be different. Instead, we're just getting to know one another, and we lost time getting off to a rocky start. Anyhow, if he doesn't go to the city for the day, we are going to try to get together for dinner. Might be nice to spend some quality one-on-one time...

Speaking of which, Meagan and I need some alcoholically enhanced gossiping time sometime this weekend. I wonder when/where the cast party will be...

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Movin' Right Along

Yay!!! My black polkadot dress fits again!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Blame it on the rain, yeah yeah

I should've known that nothing good could possibly come out of Washington DC. Duh. So before this month I've never had a speeding ticket. Now suddenly I have two, because of the stupid camera enforcement in Washington DC. DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT. If I never go there again it will be to soon.

On that note... maybe the subway is the best way to get around.... a good book, some tunes... sigh...

Oh yes, also in need of a new bank. As mine is about an hour out of my way.

Monday, July 19, 2004

time to make the donuts....

Another wacky-ass dream last night. dude...

I'm down 6 lbs so far...

I also figured out what sucks about my job. ugh... another day another 5 bucks or so.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Week in Review

In honor of Hillary Rea, my top five for the week (and the week ain't even over):

5. The production meeting from hell.
4. The three girls in my acting class who insist on jumping up and down with their arm in the air, while yelling the answers to my questions.
3. Speeding ticket (my very first in 10 years of driving).
2. Seth's girlfriend deciding that Seth and I aren't allowed to speak to each other anymore.
1. My sister deciding that she has an "inner gay man" named Bradley Aaron, who likes rainbows and musicals.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Perhaps the worst night ever.

Monday, July 12, 2004


Excellent rehearsal tonight! Yay!

Hate my job. Will look for something new for after Secret Garden. Substituting perhaps???

I think I talked to Seth in the middle of the night last night, not sure. Confirmation on that one please? (actually, I think we talked twice. Not sure why he likes to call in the middle of the night though...)

Fool me once, fool me twice, let's fool around again
Cause, baby,I'm in a Zelda mood tonight.

You won't find old romance anymore
Candy hearts with silly poems, anymore
Soda pop for a dime,
well, now there's just no time
for old romance.

Prohibition? Well, how long can it last?
Prohibition, breaking rules is a gas...
So tell us Mr. Wilson, what will you think of next?
Well, just thank the dear lord that there's sex!

If we could stop the world and live the moment now
We'd break the rules and make love, boy, and how!...
I want to spend the night with you
We could make whoopee!

July 29-August 1

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Dream a little Dream of me...

Crazy-ass dreams last night. Won'e go into it, but really weird. I don't remember dreaming so vividly in quite some time.

I discovered a new CD that I just adore. Idina Menzel's Here. Its only a few songs,but damn is she great. (And not in the same way that she's great in Wicked. Her song "You'd Be Surprised" really hit me the first time I heard it. I'm going to start calling it my own personal anthem, or mantra:

"You'd Be Surprised"
You’d be surprised at all that I’ve become
You’d be surprised, I changed while you’ve been gone
And I’ve learned so much more from you then I could ever say
If you were here, I think that you’d stay
You’d be surprised how far these arms can reach
You’d be surprised that there’s a promise I can keep
Would you believe that I seldom fall to pieces anymore
If you were here you’d like what you saw
You’d be surprised
If you were here we’d make up time for all that’s disappeared
And I’d hold you like I never could
You’d be surprised my life is often sweet
You’d be surprised, it’s you who brings me peace
And for some unearthly reason it takes losing you to see
If you were here, I’d know just what you need
You’d be surprised I loved you all along
You’d be surprised and I’ll confess when I am wrong
And I see the world around me in a slightly softer shade
If you were here you wouldn’t walk away
You’d be surprised
If you were here we’d make up time for all that disappeared
And I’d hold you like I never could
You’d be surprised
If you were here we’d make it right
There’d be no tears and you’d confide in me
And I’d be there, I’d be there

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

What a day!!!!


First off, I got a letter from Justin from Iraq. I can't even describe how great that makes me feel. We used to talk on the phone at least once a week and then crap happened and we didn't speak to each other for over a year. Now it's a quick game of catch-up. I miss him alot. One of the few people that understood all about me. it's funny that while I was in college, my close friends tried to discourage my friendship with him, just because... and I didn't really stay in touch with any of them. I'm glad I didn't listen to them, only to my heart.

Second, I have an interview for a driecting gig at one of the local high schools. yay! Almost total artistic reign...

Third, I GOT A JOB AT THE FULTON!!!!! A production of The Secret Garden, making some good money and getting equity points! whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lastly, Zelda is going really really well. I'm in a time crunch learning lyrics and lines but the choreography is done and now it's just a matter of memorization. I also have a flapper dress to make!