Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy Superbowl / Selfie Sunday

"outfit" of the day: head wrap, glasses, tank top, stone-cold
gaze with which to pierce the souls of mine enemies

what I lack photogenically, I make up for by staring into your soul

The semester's off to a slightly chaotic start, hence the lack of updates. I'm actually recycling this post from one on my tumblr....which was recycled from instagram. Yikes. I'm a sham.

I only have three updates/stories from January, but they're all pretty great.

1. Mario transferred to Rutgers this semester. It stinks having to transition to a new school partway through college, but the upside is that we can visit each other more. He slept over last weekend, actually. Saturday was a bit stressful because our day revolved around trying to rush Constellations, the Broadway play currently starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. We failed not once, but TWICE. A lot of it had to do with mistakes on my part, but Mario was extremely patient. (I'm a lucky gal, truly.) And in the end, everything worked out! We were standing outside of the theatre after our second rush attempt--this time for the evening show--when suddenly the house manager slipped through the stage door and gestured for me and Mario to come over. He then asked us to fill in for two student ushers who had dropped out at the last minute. In an even SWEETER twist of fate, right before the show started, the manager told us that we didn't have to sit on the ushers' stools because two of their "emergency seats" in the center orchestra never got filled! This was for a sold-out evening show, too. At this rate, Mario and I have a cool story from each of the two Broadway shows we've ever seen together. (The other story: We rushed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 2013 for Mario's birthday, and partway through the show, we realized we were sitting in the same row as Tom Hanks.)

2. I'm currently two weeks into rehearsal for Fordham's production of RENT, which opens the last weekend of February. I'm playing Joanne. It's really not a big deal, I'm really not that excited, I've only been belting the RENT soundtrack in the shower since, what, the age of 14?

3. Despite being a semester behind the other interns, I've been accepted as a Video Engineer Intern at WFUV, a public radio station that happens to broadcast directly from Fordham's campus. In other words, I get to help film and edit videos of live performances by bands and artists who come to WFUV for interviews. Really legitimate artists, too. My roommates especially know how stressed I was about having two days off a week, but no internship to fill them with, so this was a nice surprise. It's perfect because I really want to learn more about photography, videography, and the editing process for both.

Annnnnd that's all I've got for now. New blog post coming up soon! (I hope)