a_leprechaun: (it's good to be the king (clopin))
I want to rise like I should and do everything right
But I lie awake at night (never sleep)
With questions in my ear (loud and deep)
I wanna join the dance (take a leap)
But the answer isn't clear

Good things are happening. I think. Possibly.
The world seems to be becoming clearer, which is in many ways both a depressing and liberating thing.
Wooo, I am cryptic.
Right, enough of that.*

I went to see Andrew Lippa tonight. He wrote the Off-Broadway The Wild Party and the re-arrangements for the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as the new show Asphalt Beach, which is getting produced here. He was absolutely hilarious and a joy to listen to. Some especially good advice was given when he was talking about the first time he auditioned Idina Menzel: the gist of which was, "Don't be afraid to go crazy and do your own thing."

(*I lied. Suffice it to say that the head of the theatre department and I seem to be developing a repoire. I don't know how special of a thing this really is, since he's kind of everyone's friend, but it feels special to me. It's nice to hear people say they believe in you.
Okay, that doesn't do away with ALL the crypticness, but with a good part of it anyway. I'm too hyper to be deep right now.)

Also, Happy Halloween!

Yup, I did the human-version-of-Bunnie-Rabbot thing. ^__^ One person recognized me, but some people at the party couldn't even get the basic concept. One girl didn't know what a "cyborg" was when I told her. o_O Um.

Also, NaNo starts in a couple days. This is your official warning that I may not be showing up around here a lot in November.

Finally, quizzes.

Read more... )

EDIT: Almost forgot...

Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko <--- Goooooooood stuff. The movie somehow cut a lot of stuff out and still stayed true to it.
35)) The Men Who Stare At Goats, Jon Ronson <--- Read this mostly on the El today. Creepy-weird stuff.
a_leprechaun: (tumnus music)

Playing my flute--my Irish flute, pennywhistle, whatever you want to call it--has always been a cathartic experience for me. Helps my thoughts settle and all that. Plus it's just something I'd really like to be good at. The goal is to get to that place where the rest of me can sit back while my fingers work the magic and the music just is.

Today, after more than 3 years of practicing, I stood under one of the NU campus willows and played, and it felt for the first time like I maybe, might be, could possibly be stepping onto the threshold of that place.


I am going to take some Astronomy classes in the future. The science mystifies me too much for me to not. I still want to be an actress, but I've too long pushed aside the idea of taking more Astronomy because I "need to be focused" on the acting. I can't pass up the chance to learn more about what's out there.

So sod what I said at the end of high school about never taking another math class. I'll do calculus if it means I can think about the stars.
a_leprechaun: (emily silly)


Even after spending 2 months in Japan, I had doubts. Mostly because of the pressure involved--the whole reason for going to Japan in the first place was I simply didn't have the grades to get into 2nd year without some serious studying. But it paid off! Hoozah!

Oh. And Collegeboxes came. I got Angie back *hugs the G5* and introduced her to her new little sister (aka Cherie, the laptop). Mwehe.

That is all.

Syrup, Max(x) Barry
Halfway through the book I was ready to get on here and start bitching about how the characters are all asshats, but by the end of it I actually wound up caring about them.
Although they are still asshats.


Sep. 13th, 2006 05:46 pm
a_leprechaun: (bonkers toon criminal)
For better or worse, Japanese Placement Test = pwned.

Everyone say it with me now: Eep.
a_leprechaun: (the bells of notre dame)
So, as is my wont, I wallowed for a day or two and then got off my ass and did something about it.

There's actually two--count 'em, two--options for voice lessons next year. I can audition for the Non-Majors class, or I can take the Musical theatre seminar. Next step, e-mail the prof and ask which are the advantages of either.

Also--omgsquee--the Dolphin Show for next year is 'Into the Woods'. Which I love. Which I know backwards and forwards. I could play ANY female part in that show (except maybe Red Riding Hood. Little too tall for that).

I am going to be in that show. I don't care if it's as the Baker's Wife, or the Witch, or Jack's mother, or an evil stepsister, or even Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, who show up way at the end and have no lines. I don't care; I am getting myself in a goddamn musical at this school.

I can do this.
a_leprechaun: (shitsville)
I ended up with a D in Japanese. Although if I'm reading the grade sheet right, I still "passed" the class, technically (Courses Attempted: 4. Units Passed Toward GPA: 4).

I will choose to not question this.*

Other than that, no surprises. A-, B+, B. Hurrah.

The past weekend was rather rockin'. On Saturday I flew back here to New York and, only two hours after landing, went to see Nyack High's production of CATS. Freakin' phenomenal, guys. For non-Nyackers who may have forgotten what Nyack's drama club does for their musicals: here and here (very image-heavy pages. the first one has me in it ^__^).
Now imagine that, except.... more. They even had the rising tire. And constellations on the ceiling. I snuck a few pictures of the set during intermission and afterwards; I'll post 'em when I'm back to where my card reader is.
Anyway, I came home afterwards, watched Smile (the musical from my junior year), and felt shamed. Though I did get a little ego boost when the senior playing Grizabella (omgshewassogood) said she remembered me. Teehee!

Then on Sunday I went to Bronxville to be in [livejournal.com profile] adampb's movie, 'The World of the End' in the most dramatic role I've played, evar. It was all me talking to the camera, confessional-style. Check it (large image file)
And as long as we're talking about my film career: 'Pat Gets a Cat' got nominated for Best Student Film at the Bare Bones festival! Yay!

THEN yesterday I went into the city with my 'rents to see 'A Toast to the Past, A Toast to the Future', a fancy-schmancy Northwestern student-and-alumni showcase thing. Much more fun than I expected, especially since I ran into people I knew there (including Morgan, who played Pat in 'Pat')... and because Stephen Colbert gave the closing remarks. omg.
Him, on his memories at Northwestern: "Having sex in Deering Meadow... ah, if only that memory were true."

And Dan Kohler sang "Time" from Was, and I cried like woah.

*Dad tells me that D is a passing grade, when I thought it was C-. Whatev.


Jul. 28th, 2004 08:30 pm
a_leprechaun: (oh_captain)

Sooo, yeah. Made first contact with my college roomie ([livejournal.com profile] usagii) today, and she is superawesomecool. We are practically the same person o_O Except she is more... japanese. And I just like Japanese things ^_^;;

On a sadder note, my beloved Copper stalled on the way to kung fu. We've gotten her back in the harbor for now, but who knows what state she'll be in tomorrow? ;_;

Hang in there, old girl. You can make it.

P.S. How did Photobucket just revamp their entire look in, like, a day? o_O


Jun. 23rd, 2004 04:11 pm
a_leprechaun: (emily_dragon)

in other news...

NHS' graduation tonight. 8 pm at the old High School. Be there or be rectangular.
a_leprechaun: (oh_captain)
Wow, I haven't really written in here to say what was going on much lately, have I? o_O

I suppose that's because so much has been happening. Birthday was awesome-tastic, One-Acts were groovy. I love directing- it's nice to see your vision come alive onstage- though I think I still love acting more.

I am now officially going to Northwestern, which means I have to fill out a housing application and send in a deposit and all that. It's kind of fun researching dorms, but I don't think I'll share that will y'all cause you'd probably be bored by it ^_^;;

The Final Strike for the Drama Club was today, but I didn't go because of my babysitting job and the fact that I wanted to burn some ZP CDs... except the CDs David gave me don't seem to have enough room!! Arrg.

Oh well. The babysitting begins in about half an hour anyway.

Finally, as you all probably know, I've been watching Trigun ever since Alex gave me the full series on CD for my birthday (w00t for awesome present-ness). I think I have feelings for Wolfwood, lol. Oh well, it wouldn't be the first time I fell in luv with an animated character (not by a loooong shot). Only 3 eps to go, by the way.

Oh, and I heard today from someone that there's a second season somewhere (mmmalliteration)... is this a truthatude? Was this something that only came out in Japan recently? What's the dilly-o?


May. 4th, 2004 08:40 pm
a_leprechaun: (emily_dragon)
The AP Calc test is tomorrow.

My mantra?

No Stupid Mistakes.


a_leprechaun: (Default)
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