Wallace Shawn- teacher from Clueless, from Princess Bride, and most importantly Rex from all the Toy Story movies- is speaking at a welcome week event I went to. This was such a great surprise. Just another celebrity to add to my list this week.
I just said bye to my parents for a while. I’m officially liberated. It was sad to say bye but even sadder to see them say bye to me. They love all of us kids the same but I feel this was the hardest goodbye because I am the last one. Although mom might be a bit crazy at time, and can get on my nerves, leaving her is like leaving a best friend behind. No matter how wacky she gets, she is always there to talk, laugh, and make jokes. Whenever I have needed help, I can’t think of one time my father hasn’t helped me. If I asked him to, he would drive to California to pick me up. I guess you don’t realize how much you care for your parents till you have to leave them. Gah, I love them so much.
But, it is absolutely surreal to think I’m living on my own. Its like all this work has payed off and boy is it great. Watch out world, here I am.
Move in was an absolute breeze. No traffic. In and out with the car in 15 minutes. My room may be small, but its really shaping up to be home. We put a pillow-top on my bed and its the most comfortable thing I’ve experienced, Michael Wu is awesome and set up wifi in our room so screw ethernet cables, and pictures of Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra are at the foot of my bed. What more could I want? Free t-shirts in the park and opening ceremony at radio city music hall tomorrow. So excited.
Rhode Island: its been real, its been fun, it hasn't been real fun.
I will miss the people associated with Rhode Island- dear friends and family-but I am so ready for a change and ready to grow! It blows my mind that I am here already. This summer flew by. I cannot wait for these next two weeks. London- Scotland- New York. Holy shit. Culture shock. I am so ready to embark on this journey.
Stay classy Rhode Island, till next time (Scituate Art Festival!).
its not any different from normal, but ive been on a huge frank sinatra kick for over a week now. in the car, when im home, 24/7 i hear frankie. and now im watching the 3 movies he was in with gene kelly and i am freaking out. i loved him before, but now its just ridiculous.
everyone, my roommate is a closet frank sinatra fan. i can and i will fix that.
This has been me for a good year now! I bought his 100 song CD package and I went crazy ever since. There was a period of my life when all I listened to was Frank and Ella. I was definitely classier than. But in all seriousness, he puts me to bed.
I just found the Sound of Music sheet music. I hate this show. I have never even seen the show in its entirety. But last year my grandma gave me the sheet music and I have yet to even open the book. I know La Salle is doing it next year so who wants it?! (expect more things I’ll be giving away later)
I will stay away from Rollercoaster Tycoon and do lots of cleaning and lots of packing. I cannot believe I will be living in Rhode Island for only one more week (thats if my plans fall through and I am not living in Brooklyn next summer). Holy shit I’m excited. But I still have so much stuff to do. Tomorrow will be a day of productivity!
I leave for Scotland a week from Saturday. I’m not excited, but rather stressed. Between all the people I want to see, all the things I want to do for myself, and all the things I have to do, the little amount of time we have left before we leave makes me very stressed out.
I have to clean. Lots of cleaning. My room is never a mess, but for some reason this summer has been atrocious. I have to have a good solid clean room to come home to. I also have to do that annoying thing where you go through all of your drawers and decided what you keep and not.
I have so much packing to do. Both clothes for Scotland but also all of my stuff for college. Mom and Dad want to move me in twice- one the first weekend and one the second weekend- but I refuse. I want to be liberated as quickly as possible so everything has be ready before I go.
I have so many friends I have to say bye to, not to mention family. A lot of my friends, for some odd reason, think I’m dying when I go. I understand that saying bye is important but its not like I’m not going to see you come Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is not the end of the world that we will be away for a while so I’m not in the mood to say bye to my friends who are going to get all emotional (like my lunch outing today).
I have a lot of art projects I have to do. I decided, to save money, to buy really crappy bland things and paint or paper mache them with my sister (little known fact, we are really good at arts and crafts). But I have yet to do one thing. I’m currently staring at old piano keys that I cut and glued to make a picture frame but haven’t started.
And not to mention I want to have fun and bond with my cast before I go to Scotland.
GAH. I don’t expect you to read this rant, but it made me feel better.
I just watched the video you compiled of my graduation party. I love it. You are such a great kid, and that is the BEST birthday present ever. Watching that video made me, for the first time so far, very sad about leaving next year. I dont know how that goofy video made me sad, but it did.
To all La Sallians who have never done Hendrican theatre.
Please do not get upset about the flea fly thing. The first time I did flea fly was in the sixth grade at summer stage because becky and katie ryan taught it to a group of the people in the cast. Since, every summer, a portion of the cast does flea fly because they were taught by lasallians. And also, the director of summer stage this year was also a lasallian. Davis allienello went to pegasus and directs the shows now. I understand why everyone could be a little peeved but we don’t have a right to an exercise. Flea fly comes from Ms.Hayes who learned it when she was in college, which means it wasn’t created by us and we don’t have a right to be as protective of it as we are being. Other groups around the country do it so we shouldn’t be upset if another group also tries it. In fact, we should be honored that we are passing on an awesome exercise that gets you pumped. if people from Hendrican read some of the things you wrote they would be very upset. They always support the La Salle arts (a group of 35 kids came to Little Shop). They aren’t half as hostile as we are to them. So please, we already have a rivalry in sports, why do we need one in arts? Quite frankly, that’s against what expressive art is about.
This is dejavu all over again. I got my car back. I drove to the doctors. On my way back, it died. Now I’m stuck in the Cranston penitentiary until the car cools down enough so I can drive it back to our friend’s shop. Another day wasted, thanks to this shithole I call a car.
I got my car back yesterday. It was glorious. My sister and I were going to go thrift and yard sale shopping to look for furniture we could repaint for her apartment and things I could use as projects for my dorm. We got to Providence. And we stopped in Providence. There car overheated again and wouldn’t move… Infuriating. I had the car for one half hour. This left me at home yesterday and today and I can’t go anywhere just because I live in the middle of no where. Sorry Gabs, I’m hoping I can get to your thing tonight, but if I can’t its because I physically can’t get there. Hopefully, mom will get me to your house, but I can’t guarantee anything. I hope the fundraiser goes well, and I will sure donate to the cause if I can’t go! Good luck to all performing tonight!!