July 28, 2011

July 28th, 2011

july 28th

Today is my last day of work at the best job I've ever had.  I'ma miss this place.


July 27, 2011

July 27th, 2011

july 27th

At the Museum of Natural History, the Boy makes a new acquaintance and seems puzzled by his offers of friendship.


July 26, 2011

July 26th, 2011


This is a real building in Washington D.C.  I think I like this town.


July 25, 2011

July 25th, 2011


My boyfriend tells me this should be my thing of the day.  So it is.  He's very proud of his wrapping skills.


July 24, 2011

July 24th, 2011


Sometimes, we have friends.  And they come visit us.  This is such a gentleman, and I adore him.


July 23, 2011

July 23rd, 2011


My last Saturday Farmer's Market in my old town.  I'm really going to miss this place.


July 22, 2011

July 22nd, 2011


Opening Night!  A fabulous success.  I was bouncing and giggling in the audience like a daft three year old.   Seeing items you've spent dozens of hours working on in the space of a week onstage is just a thrill ride.


July 21, 2011

July 21st, 2011


Crafted this wand in theatre tech class a few years back.  I mentioned I'm a nerd, right?


July 20, 2011

July 20th, 2011


The Zombie of Zombie Prom  just discovered that he has a prop with his face on it.


July 19, 2011

July 19th, 2011


Some of the props I've made for the show.  These are booths for a school festival used at the very top of the show.



July 18, 2011

July 18th, 2011


Going into Hell Week, the final week before a show opens, for the show I've been prop designing, Zombie Prom.  Here we see some amazingly talented kids heading into the play's climax.  With song.  Aw yeah.


July 17, 2011

July 17th, 2011

july 17th

And now for a secret: I adore pretty clothes and shopping for them. And pieces like this, that I'd honestly just buy because of how beautiful they are?  Screw the stigma, give me the corset!


July 16th, 2011

july 16th

Meanwhile at work, Christmas in July is in full swing...

July 15, 2011

July 15th, 2011

july 15th

Harry Potter 7 Midnight Premiere!  Featuring my skeptical boyfriend and my placidly amused best friend, Professor Snape.


July 14, 2011

July 14th, 2011


And here, some of the ones who made the fall amazing and this trip worth any price.  Conservatory bros forever, yo.


July 13, 2011

July 13th, 2011


And here the theatre where we did our final performance, now packed for professional productions.  


July 12, 2011

July 12th, 2011

july 13th

Nothing like familiar places - the theatre that acted as classroom and rehearsal space for so many months.


July 11, 2011

July 11th, 2011

july 11th

And now, time for a mini-vacation!  I'm going back to my Massachusetts second home where I spent all last fall to hang out with my old friends and see a bunch of Shakespeare.  As evidenced by the above tickets.  Here's the spread: My favorite show, my least favorite show, and the only that always surprises me.  Can't wait.


July 10, 2011

July 10th, 2011


Nothing says friendship like attempts at casual humiliation.


July 9, 2011

July 9th, 2011


As much as I love theatre, musicals aren't usually my thing.  However, seeing the closing show of the local musical theatre festival's My Fair Lady definitely is.  (It's one of my favorites.)


July 8, 2011

July 8th, 2011


Kids in Zombie makeup singing show tunes.  It doesn't get much more mad awesome than that.


July 7, 2011

July 7th, 2011


Grilled chicken club, bebe.  This sandwich actually represents a struggle between the back of house and the management at my restaurant - this is the house's chosen special of the day, and it sold enormously.  The other special - peanut butter and cheese on a baguette, designed by management - did not sell so well.  The ensuing tension was rather amusing.


July 6, 2011

July 6th, 2011


My most recent prop attempt!  This is a cake - a cake made of pizza boxes and spackle.  And it is, in fact, a lie.


July 5, 2011

July 5th, 2011


This sign makes me both want to smack my head and laugh.  I'll go with the latter for the cases of this blog.


July 4, 2011

July 4th, 2011


The lovely friends, new and old, that I hung out with this past Fourth of July.  Instead of seeing fireworks in the damp, awful humidity that was our holiday evening, we stayed in side and watched the Ducktales movie.  AMURICA.


July 3, 2011

June 3rd, 2011


This is a delicious cheddar and green onion biscuit, and it is actually half devoured, which is unapparent due to clever camera work.


July 2, 2011

July 2nd, 2011


This is the tail end of a bunch of cloggers I saw performing tonight.  

July 1, 2011

July 1st, 2011


Free speech wall didn't have any chalk last night.  But it did have this beautiful picture of a  "green" car.  

June 30, 2011

June 30th, 2011


MEAT NACHOS.  Once again guest starring as the happiness of the day.  Because they are AWESOME.  

June 29, 2011

June 29th, 2011


Oyster Po'boy.  The lunch special that I tragically missed.  Curse rushes and being a solo server!


June 28, 2011

June 28th, 2011


If you don't know what My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is, you really, really should.  Fix your education and learn why Pinkie Pie blowing bubbles is the most amazing thing ever.


June 27, 2011

June 27th, 2011


Adorable little portion of red beans and rice, coupled with cornbread.  Delicious and very N'Awlins.


June 26, 2011

June 26th, 2011


Faulkner and a cold glass of beer.  Great way to end a long day at work.


June 25, 2011

June 25th, 2011


Espresso.  Because sometimes a dose of caffeine is all that keeps me going.


June 24, 2011

June 24th, 2011


Oh god, I'm in a show AGAIN.  This one is called Crazy/Busy, and it's been the most fun I've had on a stage in a while.  33 plays, 55 minutes, and I act and wrote a piece for it.  We do it in conjunction with this other fabulous piece that's actually going to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival.  Which, for those of you who don't know, is a big deal and pretty awesome.


June 23, 2011

June 23rd, 2011


Veggie kabobs!  Though this is one of those unfortunate scenarios where food looks a lot better than it tastes...tragedy.


June 22, 2011

June 20, 2011

June 20th, 2011


This was my project for the day - thirteen corsages, handmade with silk flowers, ribbon, and a tiny but powerful glue gun, all done for the sake of the show I'm currently working on.


June 19, 2011

June 19th, 2011


My da!  Looking unusually earnest.  Also seen: the chocolate raspberry mousse cheesecake thingamadessert I made him for Father's Day.  My father is the backbone of my life in a lot of ways - he at once encourages me to fend for myself and always has my back, and I know he'd do anything for me, because he pretty much already has done it all.  

Love you, Da.


June 18, 2011

June 18th, 2011


Chocolate fudge from the best chocolate maker in town.  Lot of food posts this week.  Perhaps I am hungry!


June 17, 2011

June 17th, 2011


NACHOS.  My coworkers and I were munching on this plate during the eight-hour morning shift today at the restaurant I now work at.


June 16, 2011

June 16th, 2011


Taco salad with avocado and black beans.  I love lunch specials...


June 15, 2011

June 15th, 2011


Baguette pizza.  YUMMY.


June 14th, 2011


I have a weakness for internet memes.  And look!  Memes in real life!  Gelato: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.


June 13, 2011

June 13th, 2011


My boy just closed a show.  Here was the set for it - gorgeous, isn't it?


June 12, 2011

June 12th, 2011


This is my favorite sculpture.  It's called The Aviator.  Every time I walk past it, I rub the top of one of the flyer's feet for good luck.


June 10, 2011

June 10th, 2011


The sunlight shoots intensely through our bedroom window.  I love being able to see the outline of the rays.


June 9, 2011

June 9th, 2011


Last night, I was working a catered event until very late, essentially acting as house manager/bouncer.  At the end of the night, one of the caterers was sweet enough to put together this little meal for me.   Happy of the day: random acts of kindness.  Practice them.