Steinhardt does it right!
How do they celebrate orientation? Well we played a lot of games, like every college, but most importantly it concluded with a 4 hour dance party. But if dancing is not your thing, there was a movie screen sized showing of Mean Girls on another floor. If either of these dissatisfied you, there was a tournament of Apples to Apples in another room, a tournament of Egyptian Rat Screw in another, and...
If there is one thing I learned while being in...
Its that the Ulster flag looks like they are keeping their pimp hand strong.
Learn something new everyday...
Dendrophilia is when someone likes to have sex with trees. The cast of Romeo and Juliet discussed this topic far too much in the green room today and I thought I’d share.
I only have 5 blankets and I really need all of them. I like to crank up the AC...– (Said to a Homeless man) - Sarah Silverman.
... Its only Tuesday?!
This week has been berserk and the craziest tech week I think I have ever experienced. On Sunday, I was at the Orpheum Theatre from 11-11 with a half hour break. It was great to hang and focus lights with another theatre, especially when they have really expensive equipment. I’m generally okay with heights, but I have never hung lights from a fly space before and this made me less apt to...
My pumpkin spice iced coffee
On my way home from picking up my car from the mechanic I went top go get an iced coffee. I generally never go to Tim Horton’s but today I found myself at their drive thru. They didn’t have many flavors so I decided to go against the season and get a pumpkin spice. One sip made me already excited for fall. I know its just the beginning of summer but I can’t wait to know where...
The crispy bitch 2.
So my new car, on the way to rehearsal yesterday, decided it wanted to over heat on me. I had to pull over in a benny’s parking lot, wait for it to cool down, and see what my father wanted to do. Then on the way back from my tony party last night, the engine light came on… Awesome. Now I have no car and no means of transportation and my boss is not having it. Why am I always plagued...
Was far more fun than I had expected. I had an absolute blast. Banquet, to me, was the perfect blend of friends, teachers, and most importantly family. It was like all of my favorite people were in one room and I didn’t know what to do with myself. Mr. Ciccone is also one of my favorite people. Progressively, as he got more drunk, he went up to each member of my family individually and said...
I have to be off book for Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, I have a lot of work to for my internship for Thursday, I have to learn a entire Kaleidoscope summer show in TWO rehearsals, and on top of it all, senior week is proving to be more tiring than I expected. I don’t want to sound like I’m bitching but I really am just so jam packed I can’t breath and feel like I’m going...
What one would do for a scholarship..
So in April, I decided to apply for a scholarship at the Pautuxet Valley Chorus group. A couple of weeks ago, after I had completely forgot that I applied, they called me and congradulated me on winning a 1000$ scholarship. They then asked me to perform with them during their concert this weekend. I showed up at a quick rehearsal on Thursday and realized that they youngest person in the chorus...
I think Mr. Ciccone wins best yearbook signing.
“Luke, you are smart, funny, brilliant on stage, clever, witty, great looking, friendly, cheerful, level headed, and thoughtful - No wonder everyone thinks we are so much alike…” I also didn’t think I would get emotional tonight and I didn’t at the event. It wasn’t until I read what Travis wrote till I started to get really upset. I am going to miss him and...
Indestructible: My Head →
I’ve been having these dreams lately that have really been making me think. Sometimes they wake me up to the harsh realities of life that I need to face, and some of them just make me … think. For instance, on Saturday night I had a slightly puzzling dream. I was at a plaza similar to apple… JOHN. I understand completely how you feel. Sometimes I think about how much of a pain in the...
I Hate Coventry, RI
My sister always told me that when she came back from Boston and went to our church on Sundays that she always felt judged, that she didn't like any of the people because they were all nosey and only caring about other people's business. Although I always knew people were gossips here in Coventry and I always loathed it, I did not feel so judged and infuriated until today.
I realized last night that one of my dad's suits, from when he was 20, fit me very well and I liked it a lot. The only thing I had to do was get it taken in. Because the last place I went to get a suit taken in cost me 30$, I decided to ask my dad where he goes. He told me Crystal Cleaners in Coventry. When I went there, the lady behind the counter told me I should go down the road to Sew-phisticated, because the women that works there is really good at taking suits in. When I arrived at Sew-phisticated, I put on my jacket and went into the next room to get my suit pinned up (We'll just call the worker "Sew")
Sew: I know you! You're Luke Doyle.
(quite frankly, I have never seen this woman in my life)
Me: Hey? How have you been? (I recognized her husband who was also in the room)
Sew: You were in that play.. that uhm, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Sew: Yeah of course you were, don't you remember with Mrs. DiCarlo?
Me: No, I've been in a lot of plays but I have never been in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I promise.
Sew: No? Well you're a senior right?
Sew: So what's next? Where are you going next year?
Sew: (Disapproving) Oh. So what are you going to be? (The fact that she asked me "what am I going to be?" in a condescending tone really pissed me off)
Me: Well, I'm majoring in Educational Theatre.
Me: Educational Theatre.
Sew: Oh.. So you want to be an actor I see.
(There is a long pause)
Sew: You know Rob Gorey? He went to NYU. Thought he was going to be an actor. He dropped out and moved to Hollywood. Got one gig and that's it... Now he is going back to NYU, I hear. There is going to be a reality show about him.
Sew: So when is this suit for?
Quite frankly, I don't want to be an actor. I just didn't want to explain it to her because she is not worth the breath to explain what I'm actually doing. She is 50 years old and is hemming people's dress pants for a living. I was judged the second I said I'm going to NYU. I now understand what my sister means when she said she feels like everyone was always judging her. In Coventry, it is looked down upon when you don't do the norm there- go to URI, buy a shack in Coventry, talk about other people, and multiply.
I know that whatever I set my heart on I will succeed, no matter what it is. Even if I did want to be an actor, I would be so much more successful than Sew will ever be. So please, lay off my dreams Coventry, just because you are going no where, doesn't mean you have to look down on the people that are.
I’m 90% sure I have vocal nodes. I’m not sick, not 12, and I just cracked on a F. NO MORE SINGING FOR A WHILE. :(
An older man..
Today I continued the tradition that is working at my grandparents house, around this time, to trim the shrubs with my grandfather. Every year, I follow the man around and pick up all the branch cuttings and keep him company while he trims the shrubs the way that he likes to do it. For almost six years now he has not allowed me to use the trimmer. “Why do I even come?” I used to ask my...
Night of Impossibilities.
First I cleaned over half of my room (including the dirty cleaning you don’t like to do like reorganizing your drawers and cleaning your closet) and can now see the floor! Although this took multiple hours, I feel much more relieved. I then picked up some friends and headed to Narragansett where we went to go get food at cumberland farms. Lo and behold on the floor of Cumberland farms was a...