Kate's Ramblings

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

Sunday, July 31, 2005

A lovely way to spend a Sunday


We got live crabs and steamed them today. We haven't done that for many years. It's was nice... The whole house smells like Old Bay now. ;-)

I been cleaning and purging my "stuff" today. I will have to continue tomorrow and throughout the week, but I did get a lot done today.

My dad frightened me today by telling me how much he likes the tv show Desperate Housewives. This is the man who raised me on M*A*S*H and Seinfeld. Scary...

Seth dropped me a note today and told me to get the new Eddie From Ohio CD. He said it had a song on it that was me. He was right. It's called Baltimore. Can't wait to add this cd to my car collection tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Brian and I will have been together for a year. Unbelievable!!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Together Forever

Ciara and I did Bye Bye Birdie when we were freshman in high school. So you can imagine how much fun it was to do it again together this summer! Last time: Ciara - Sad Girl, Kate - Penelope Ann. This time: Ciara - Gloria Rasputin, Kate - Director!

So much to tell

Yes, i know... I'm sorry...

First things first: I got the job at Mannes. Yeah!!!! I am supposed to begin on August 22nd, providing all goes as planned (apartment, etc) Brian and I have been up to look at places, and I'm starting to make a moving plan. He's been interviewing for internships and I'm sure that he'll get something fun to work on.

Second: Birdie opened and closed without a hitch. I was very proud of the cast and crew and from the day the show opened my life has been incredibly easy.

Third: My cast was so great. Shannon has been upset about a bunch of things so we ennacted Operation: Call Shannon. For one day someone in the cast called her every hour on the hour, just to say hi. It really cheered her up and kept her mind of off other things. (Other things being the jerk she keeps insisting is a nice guy...)

Fourth: Rachel and Chris, my former roommates (who weren't datinng when I moved out) are now engaged! I can't believe it! I talked to Chris this morning. They seem incredibly happy, and honestly, I think they are a perfect match. So yay!!!!

Fifth: Brian and I have been together for a year. It's hard to believe. I'm really lucky to have found someone so perfect for me and who I love so much. It hasn't always been easy, but what relationship is? He gave me a framed print of The Invitation (I published it here not to long ago) and said that any time we fought we could just look at that and remind ourselves about what's important. He's amazing...

Sixth: Colette, are you still alive? And if so what's your feedback on the "other" show?

Friday, July 08, 2005

Second Interview

Well I got a second interview for the position at Mannes. Yay!!!! It's currently scheduled for Tuesday, I'm trying to get it changed to Wednesday so Brian can drive with me. I'll let you all know...

Song of the day, voted on by my reader(s)


Looking back at me I see
That I never really got it right
I never stopped to think of you
I'm always wrapped up in
Things I cannnot win
You are the antidote that gets me by
Something strong
Like a drug that gets me high

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold to you

And I'm sorry about all the lies
Maybe in a different light
You could see me stand on my own again
Cause now i can see
You were the antidote that got me by
Something strong like a drug that got me high
I never meant to be so cold

I never really wanted you to see
The screwed up side of me that I keep
Locked inside of me so deep
It always seems to get to me
I never really wanted you to go
So many things you should have known
I guess for me theres just no hope
I never meant to be so cold

Sunday, July 03, 2005

While I'm still young and in my prime...

A few things going on here of late...

Birdie is coming along quite nicely. Less then 2 weeks before opening.

I have a job interview on Tuesday at Mannes College of Music at the New School University. It's for an Admissions Counselor position. I'm very excited about it. This would be a fantastic opportunity and a welcome return to the city. Since I'm going to be up there, I'm hoping to have dinner with my wonderful pal Ben, possibly also my grad class members from NYU.

Got a fabulous idea for a cabaret act. So now I'm working on that... Colette, can I use "Days of Youth" and "Zelda Mood"? Please, please, pretty please????

That's all for now.