Friday, January 21, 2011

Fantastikal? We'll see, I suppose.

It's getting to be that time of year again, where auditions for Ren Faire are coming back around and I am going back to try for Fantastikals (which has been my promise to myself to keep trying until I either make it or until I just get so depressed from NOT making it that I stop trying). I have been looking into some things for my movement piece as suggested by a friend called "Eurythmy". I know, it sounds like Annie Lennox should be giving me lessons, but alas, it has nothing at all to do with shaving my head and dying the stubble bright pink... or singing about "Sweet Dreams". Sorry to disappoint.

Eurythmy is a way to make sounds into movement. You use your body to express sounds, words, sentences. It is also used to better communicate with children at play as it is natural for them to use their whole bodies to express words that they use. I think that this is a wonderful way to practice for auditions because really, it is what a Fantastikal does.

Because I know the question will come up eventually, I decided to sit and really think about what makes me want to be a Fantastikal. I guess at first it was my love and fascination with Fae, my inner desire to be looked upon as a graceful creature, and my want to be something more than human for once. After really considering it late into the nights (and usually into early morning lately) I think I would like to use it as an opportunity to better myself, and strengthen my relationship with my own children. To be able to share with them a kind of quiet peace and play without words. I would love to see what kind of communicating we can do with only our bodies as a voice. I want to know that which is still in their hearts that I may have outgrown.

I am going to try again, and hopefully succeed. I am going to commit my body to communicating a message in my audition, to tell a story, and to get the part. I am going to do my best, because it is all I know how to do.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

An Astrological Identity Crisis

Work it, girl!

Do you follow Astrology? I used to, but now I am not sure I should anymore. According to the "news" today (and I am guessing it's a slow day if this is what is making headlines this afternoon), we have all been thrown into an Astrological tailspin trying to understand our new identities, with the "debut" of a new sign; Ophiuchus. Sounds a bit like "tucchus" in my pronunciation, and this guy is no joke.

Also known as "Serpentarians", we of the new sign Ophiuchus may now look upon our star's depiction in awe and wonder; the guy is working that snake like a stripper working a feather boa instead of an actual one. Now, you might be thinking, 'What if I don't wanna be a Serpentarian?' Well, that's just too fucking bad. If you fall in the right time frame (Nov 29 - Dec 17) you are whether you want to be or not. And you're gonna like it, too.

So what about the rest of the world? The people already cozy in their astrological signs? Ha ha, fuckers! You get to change too. And some of you even get to be me. Or who I was... or whatever. Confused? Me too.

Because I like to be informed, I wanted to know what the personality traits of this "new" sign are;
  • Many people are envious of this subject as he progresses well throughout life.  -And you should be, I mean, come on! We progress well through life. What about you other ones? Well, you just don't so take it like a grown up already.
  • A seeker of wisdom and knowledge -Ah yes, because everyone else doesn't. We have the effing Monopoly on wisdom and knowledge. Read my previous posts for prime examples.
  • Many people are jealous of this person -I am guessing it has something to do with the size of the snake really. Don't be jealous. Not everyone can have a snake as big as mine.
  • Tends to go for the more flamboyant in dress sense, favoring bright colors. -Ah yes. This explains all that glitter I used to wear...
  • Authority looks upon him well. -What choice do they have? We're the smart ones.
  • Would make a great architect or builder. -Just like those lies of being a Sagittarius I have built around myself the last 30 years.
  • Number 12 is this persons lucky number. -Because 12 is the number of signs there are in the Zodiac. Oh, you mean it's not? Well, shit.
  • This person will have a big family but leave home at an early age. -Probably has something to do with the fact that your siblings were always jealous of your knowledge. And Lego building talents.
 So, you might be wondering, 'Why now?' Well, because we wanted that tattoo you got to make you feel extra stupid, that's why.

I'm not going to be the one to tell her...

Actually, it was decided 2000 years ago that this sign was going to be ignored altogether but a Minnesotan astronomer decided to point out (today) that astrology and astronomy just don't match up. This is due to the wobbly earth and the stars in the sky... and some other junk you can spend your own time looking up. Will it catch on as an actual sign? I doubt it. But in the meantime I don't know what to tell people when they ask, "What's your sign?" Maybe I will just totally stump them when I ask, "What's YOUR sign? Because you have been wrong all these years! And also, that is a lame fucking pick up line."

Did your own sign "change"? (And by change, I mean become astronomically correct.) Check out the list below.

The New Dates:
Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

      Monday, January 3, 2011

      Welcome to 2011

      Ahhh... the sweet sounds of silence. Not only is everyone in the house but me taking a nap, but the holidays are over and that makes my house a tolerable place to be. I'm not saying that I hated every part of the holidays... I had a really great time... I am just saying that I am glad it's done and over with now. I have been able to get some novel writing done, which has been nice.

      What's NOT nice? The insomnia is back. With a vengeance. I am up all hours of the night and morning and then sleep into the afternoon. I am not loving it. I only get to experience about two hours of actual daylight before it's dark again, and in a way that's really depressing. I hate being cold so I don't spend a lot of time outside anyway, but it would be nice to look out and see the sun shining. I can pretend it's warm out there with the sun shining on the little bits of snow left on the ground... but no. Insomnia takes even that from me. I didn't finally roll off the couch until 3 this afternoon, and by then it was late in the day for getting much done. Ugh. I feel like a slacker. Damn you Insomnia!!!

      In other news, I have been able to watch some pretty good chick flicks while I am the only one awake in the house. 'The Ugly Truth" starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler was incredibly amusing. "The Proposal" was entertaining AND I got to see Ryan Reynolds' very fine backside in the movie. He is incredibly yummy. Oh yeah, Sandra Bullock was in there too. Mmmm.... Ryan Reynolds... *drool* Either way, they were both good movies. Definitely a change of pace from watching SpongeBob for the last week and a half that the kids have been off of school.

      Speaking of the kids and school, Cyrah went back to school today, even though last night she was all worked up about seeing Ms. Trudy again. She claims that Ms. Trudy is the mean one because she takes the bad kids upstairs. I told Cyrah that there was nothing for her to worry about because she is never one of the bad kids. That seemed to ease her mind a bit. She said it was nice to see her friends again. She is most excited about turning five next month. I can't believe that's just about here already. Only seems like yesterday that she was in diapers and crawling around the house... now she's writing her own name and learning to read. Doesn't seem possible.

      I suppose I should leave it there for now. I want to get some novel writing done before everyone wakes up and starts making noise again. Also I want to try and get to sleep at a decent hour tonight, even if I did sleep all day. I hope you're all well. :)