Riding in Taxis Makes Me Introspective

5:36 PM, Saturday, April 26, 2008 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

I feel like I lived in taxis this past Saturday. I had to drop off the dry cleaning for the show in the morning, so I took a cab. Then I took a cab back home. Then I had to go pick up the dry cleaning, then I had to take it up to our vans in Harlem, then I had to get some props that we need for a rehearsal tomorrow out of the vans and take them to my apartment. I could have taken them all the way down to Chelsea where our rehearsal is tomorrow, but that just would have been too much cab riding for one day. So, I took a total of 5 rides in one day. I'm sure other people take that many cabs every day, but it was a record for me. Anyway, it's on the company dollar, otherwise I would have spent about $50 on transportation.

I'm in a state of dissatisfaction lately. Not in a terrible way. Just in a slightly unsettled way. I'm working on getting over my last relationship, and feeling closer and closer to being completely over it. But I don't think I'm quite there yet. I'm dating again, which has been good. But I always thought it would take a new relationship to get over Bo. It turns out, a new relationship is almost causing me to backslide. Maybe because I miss being totally secure in a relationship, rather than all the guesswork and games that are involved in the beginning stages. I'm also feeling dissatisfied with my job. I'm so happy to be employed in theatre and actually getting money and health benefits. But I'm also under a lot of stress because of this job. Sometimes it just seems too hard to be worth it. I know everyone feels like this sometimes. Everyone wonders if they picked the right path in life. And right now, I'm wondering. But that's just today. Maybe tomorrow the sun will come out and I'll feel differently.

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Evolution and Chocolate

8:31 PM, Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

Could I BE more excited about this movie?

I am of the opinion that God and science can coexist, and I am so happy that someone as sardonic and intelligent as Ben Stein has taken on this issue. I'm looking forward to hearing about this age-old debate from a very different perspective.

Moving on to a less controversial topic, I just got back from Hershey, PA, chocolate capitol of the world! It's the first cool place we've been on tour for a while, and we tried to make the most of our 24 hours there. Last night the girls and I went outlet shopping, America's past time. We hit up Bath and Body Works, PacSun, and Aeropostale, where I got some great summer tops:

After the shopping extravaganza, we went to a restaurant I hadn't heard of before called Houlihans, and I think I'm in love. They had liter pitchers of flavored Long Island ice teas for $5.50. Now that's getting your money's worth.

Today after our show we went to Hershey's Chocolate World for lunch, which was pretty fun. We didn't have time to take any tours or anything, but I did get a really big chocolate cupcake for dessert.

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We Are Wizards

6:58 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2008 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

Spring is here for real! Finally! I love spring!

Ok, enough exuberance over the weather.

I had a fun event this past week. I went to the east coast premiere screening of the film We Are Wizards at the New York Underground Film Festival. It's a documentary that I was filmed and interviewed for on a couple occasions about the subculture surrounding the Harry Potter phenomenon. It was a really interesting subject for a documentary because it had nothing to do with J.K. Rowling, the books, the movies, the actors...anything mainstream. It had to do with the things that have sprung off as a result of all that stuff. That was a vague sentence. Perhaps you should just watch the trailer (parental warning, there is strong language in this trailer):

I am just off screen in a couple of these trailer shots. But in the actual film I have a whole second of real screen time! Yes!

At the screening I actually got to meet a girl I've had an exclusively online relationship with up until now, Cheryl Klein. She is an editor for Scholastic and a member of the "Harry Potter Brain Trust," meaning that she is one of only a few people on the planet who got to read and work on the book before it came out. She actually got to fly to London just to pick up a rough manuscript of one book and then carry it on a plane back to New York. Um...coolest job ever. Anyway, it was fun to meet her in person after emailing and reading each others' blogs for a few years.

On a totally unrelated note, last night was the annual Idol Gives Back charity concert. I downloaded this song the moment I heard it. So good! Please give it a listen below.

Annie Lennox - Many Rivers To Cross

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The Tent Is Up!

4:20 PM, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 / Posted by Christy / comments (2)

Sarah Cool has requested some details about something I mentioned in my previous post as an answer to a blog survey question. Yes, my mom was in the circus when she was in college.She did a form of acrobatics called Adagio. And because Sarah was so very curious about it, she sent me a few pictures:

Mom and her adagio partner at a performance.

A clown skit

My favorite picture of Mom doing some tricks on spring break.

So, there's the details, Sarah!

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