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*deep breath*


Seriously, this was the first Super Bowl I've been interested in for a reason other than the commercials or the halftime show. And my team WON. WHEE!

A queez!

You are breakfasty, like a pile of pancakes on a Sunday morning that have just the right amount of syrup, so every bite is sweet perfection and not a soppy mess. You are a glass of orange juice that's cool, refreshing, and not overly pulpy. You are the time of day that's just right for turning the pages of a newspaper, flipping through channels, or clicking around online to get a sense of how the world changed during the night. You don't want to stumble sleepily through life, so you make a real effort to wake your brain up and get it thinking. You feel inspired to accomplish things (whether it's checking something off your to-do list or changing the world), but there's plenty of time for making things happen later in the day. First, pancakes.

50 BOOKS 2008
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard


Jun. 20th, 2007 07:08 pm
a_leprechaun: (Default)
I can do a one-handed cartwheel on my right hand! I was shocked and amazed to discover this earlier.

I wonder if I can get back up to doing no-hands. I could do them, once upon a time.
a_leprechaun: (emily out of a plane!)
I didn't want to post this yesterday, lest anyone think I was April foolin': I've been accepted to BADA!!!!! I will totally be hanging out in Oxford learning theatre for an entire month! Possibly from Fiona Shaw or someone like that!!

*jumps around squeeing, except not really since she's writing this from the library*

I also know at least one other person who is going. He is Zev. He is a crazy and all wonderfully snarky-man-type. Hehe!

One reason this is a milestone for me is it's the first theatre study program I've gotten in that I actually had to audition for, as opposed to just sending in an application and/or resume (and yeah, this includes Northwestern). And they audition all over the world, too. Because they are freakin' Oxford. Mwehehehe.

This also means that I will be in England when the last Harry Potter book comes out. Which means I need to find another reason/time to meet all the RttF-people in person. Ohwellz :\

In other news, I feel like a total hipster today. Rocket Dog shoes, brand new jeans, stripy button-down shirt (tucked in), brown blazer, and big ol' sunglasses. I need a jazz/funk band to follow me around on days like this.

And Happy Birthday-Month to meeeeee! (Days until legality: 26 and countin')
a_leprechaun: (claire and charlie are love)
"Lost" was AWESOME tonight. Desmond-centric episode that also largely features Charlie? YES PLEASE.
All except for the ending. Roomie!Em and I were both squealing out, "NOOOOOOOOO!"

....Anyone wanna guess on how many Des/Charlie slashers are gonna come out of the woodwork after that ep? XD (I may not write a lot of slash, but I know the earmarks when I see 'm)

Also, "The Prestige" = a great, great movie. Although it makes the big assumption about its viewers that they're...er... more skeptical than me. But aside from that, it's well-shot, well-acted, and most of the twists (most) blew my mind.

Anyway. Enough about things that other people have acted in, cause I just got cast in a SHOW!!!

Not just any show (though what show, really, is "any show?"). "Travesties", by STOPPARD. I have a huge love for Stoppard, mainly based off of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern", but what more do you need, really :P I am playing Lenin. That's right, I am playing a dude. A revolutionary communist dude. Who hangs out in the library and gets to make a huge speech in Act 2. In a Stoppard play! EEEE.

The shocker was that Gabe was not cast as Tzara. I dare anyone who reads this and knows Gabe to admit, truthfully, that they did not read that character description and think it was a no-brainer. Not that Shane (who did get cast) doesn't fit the description as well, but maybe since Gabe's in my acting class my brain went to him first.

Anyway, I am way too hyper for 1 AM, especially since I have to get up early tomorrow.


ETA: Oh yeah. It goes up at the end of May. ^__^
a_leprechaun: (lost in the woods)
I did it.

My throat feels parched and my palms sore and my arms weak, but I did it. I finally climbed the tree in my front yard.

It's not a tall tree. From the very top I would barely be able to see over my roof. But the first branch is above my head, so (as I figured when I began trying to climb it last year) in order to sit in the very lowest notch I would have to grab onto it and haul myself up almost five feet. A few minutes of trying that, even with my feet braced against the trunk, was enough to tire my arms out.

But today I did it. On this day in December when it's warm enough to frolic--December in New York and 60 degrees. I conquered the first branch of the tree. All it took was trying something a little different, roling onto the branch a different way than I'd been trying to.


I can't wait to climb it again.


Nov. 29th, 2006 06:26 pm
a_leprechaun: (emily out of a plane!)

Of course the story isn't near finished, but the 50k? Totally pwned. And with a whole 4 days out of the month spent writing nothing.
If I continue through December, I'll have meself a complete first draft.



Nov. 9th, 2006 11:04 pm
a_leprechaun: (sorry for the convenience)
So. Uh.

To quickly explain/oversimplify things, I just got "cast" in my first professional show.

To undersimplify: I and the rest of the NU theatre Juniors & Seniors got an e-mail from one of the administrators. Attached was an announcement that a local theatre was looking for college students to act as chorus members in a 10-minute play that's acting as a "curtain riser" to their mainstage (which is called "Dead City". Which... well. Teehee.) There was a number. I called it. The director confirmed that I was available on Sunday for rehearsal and Thursday for performance, and said he'd send me an e-mail with more details. Apparently (I heard this from Quinn, another student who also took up the offer) we're gonna be playing ghosts who haunt the main character. Wooooo.

So ah, yeah. It is completely non-paying and 10 minutes long and I didn't audition, but it is a professional show. In a Chicago theatre.


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.


Aug. 10th, 2006 11:12 pm
a_leprechaun: (this guy (aka george) HP meme 2006)

Tie for the win!


Tie for the tie, anyway. :D ph34r my g30rg3 w34zl33-n3ss!

And congrats to the following people:
[livejournal.com profile] scytheandroses!
[livejournal.com profile] fyrestar1!
[livejournal.com profile] mistwanderer!
[livejournal.com profile] scytheandroses again!
[livejournal.com profile] fyrestar1 again!
[livejournal.com profile] lanthiriel!
[livejournal.com profile] roguebelle!
[livejournal.com profile] jdezredel!
and [livejournal.com profile] iheartpotatoes for sharin' the George Weasley spot. :)

It's amazing that we all won in what is such a HUGE fandom. We now offcially rock.

...I think I need to get/make myself a Twins icon in honor of this occasion. :\
EDIT: Done and done. (he's Oliver/George cause... I say so. <.< The only thing I could find about how to tell them apart is something about a mole on Oliver's neck, which sounds like something too dang small to look for in screencaps.)
If anyone on that list up there wants a "my fandom says I'm this guy/gal" icon, just speak up.

Click here to see ALL the winners.


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