As I said, I'm going to be one busy chick from the beginning to mid August. It all starts on August 11th (So far, that is. There might even be more going on!), when I will take part in an audition for Into the Woods at the Boiler Room Theater. I'm extremely excited about that one, because it's been such a long time since I've actually done anything artistic or been in front of people on a stage. It's also wonderful that I am practically made for the part of The Baker's Wife. I know, it sounds like a bit part because she doesn't have an actual name... but that's kind of how the whole musical is. Oh, Sondheim, you are a silly, silly man (and by silly, I really mean absolutely brilliant.). Seriously, I've had several people tell me that I am Joanna Gleason's (the woman who originated the role of The Baker's Wife on Broadway) protege, so that's nice. I need to get my headshot /resume together.
After that, on the 13th, I'll be making my way down to Atlanta, GA (more specifically, the Georgia Dome) to attend one of this season's auditions for American Idol. I touched on this in my last blog, so I won't bore you with the mundane details.
Moving on... After that I'll get home on the 15th, and from the 18th until the 21st I'll be at Belmont University for their annual Welcome Week. I've heard that it's like going to camp, which I'm not too excited about, but whatever. I'll make an appearance, I think. I mean, it will help me to meet some people, but... I don't know. I'm afraid that it will be the same as Orientation was this past week. Don't get me wrong; I learned a lot, and I actually feel comfortable walking around the campus and so on and so forth... but I didn't really go out of my way to chat with the other people there or anything. I wasn't anti-social, but I felt like I was in a different league than these kids. That's just it. They were children, straight out of high school. It's been over 2 years since my graduation from high school, and I've already gone to school at another institution. They all seemed really scared and confused. It also didn't help that I was the only person there without at least 1 parent. haha Oh well.
After Welcome Week, I start school. Whew! I cannot wait! I know, I know... I sound like such a geek, but hey! I actually miss learning. I'm really looking forward to going to class and expanding my steadily shrinking knowledge base. I hate that I feel so stupid since going to AMDA. My grammar has gone down the craphole, and my creative writing has really taken a dive. I also can barely do even the most basic math. I feel mentally retarded. I've also noticed that, since being out of high school, my aproxia has gotten a whole lot worse. My vocabulary has shrunk substantially, so when my brain is searching for a word... Well, it can't find it. Therefore, I sit there stuttering for a whole minute while the person I'm talking to taps their foot thinking, "Spit it out!" And it's not even when I can't think of the word. Even if I have the word, even when I know exactly what I want to say... I just can't get it out. It's ridiculous. I wish there was some pill I could take that would stop it.
Enough pity party, though. That's going to be my August. 2 auditions, Welcome Week, and school. It's not really too busy, but compared to how slow my life has been of late it's like my life will suddenly be thrown into an F-4 tornado. I miss the fast paced life. It's been nice to have some r & r time, but it's definitely time to speed back up.