The Most Exciting and Exhausting Diary of a Tired Traveler

8:44 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2008 / Posted by Christy / comments (1)

Man, this summer is totally flying by, probably because the high activity level I mentioned in the previous entry has continued the past couple weeks. I took my semi-annual trip to Ohio to see family and friends. While home I didn't get to see everyone I would have liked to, but I did get to see Carolyn and Justin's new house and help them put together an Ikea sleeper sofa. I also got to give Sarah Cooney a tour of my old home town since she just moved to my neighborhood in Cincinnati for a job in my school district! I got to meet some of Adam's friends while singing karaoke, and I also got to see his office and new apartment for the first time. I went to Indiana for a reunion with the extended Thede family, which hasn't happened for I don't know how many years...a lot. And I caped off the trip with a visit to "best friend" Emily Cikra in Cleveland. I love visiting everyone in the summer and I wish I could have a month to spend quality time with all my old friends and family. But I was also happy to return to New York. People here miss me too!

I returned very late to the Newark Airport and as soon as daylight broke I was up again and on my way to spend 16 hours in tech for my first major event with Studio 42, the "Unproducible" one-night-only fund raiser event. The year's selection for this event was a ridiculous play called The Most Lamentable and Tragical Historie of the Barber-Surgeons. I wasn't the stage manager for this one. Leading up to the show, I filled my role as company manager by doing some administrative, behind-the-scenes work. On the weekend of the show, I was just present to do anything that anyone needed from building the set to folding programs. And during the show I ran the light board. Here are a few backstage photos:

The show was a huge success. We sold out both the 8:30 and 11:00pm shows and turned away huge waiting lists. We also got a good amount of donations. And everyone who came really loved the show! I'm really proud to be working with this company.

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Who Says You Can't Go Home?

4:56 PM, Wednesday, August 6, 2008 / Posted by Christy / comments (0)

Well, it's been a little while. I've been getting caught up on life the past couple days because my brain has been on vacation the last couple weeks. It's summer. I don't have a job (to speak of), and sometimes when you don't have anything to don't do anything! Well, the truth is, I've been going on a lot of "day-cations" with my friend Eduardo, who is a boy...(boyfriend? not sure yet). We went on the row boats in Central Park, the pool, the Bronx Zoo, I spent a couple days at the beach last weekend. I'm just enjoying my city that I was away from for so long on tour! Ah, it's so nice to be back.

The other day I got to hold a tiny baby! Who doesn't love that? Eduardo's first nephew was born and we went to see him. Oh, he is so cute and tiny!

Continuing with the theme of vacations, I got to house sit recently at my friends' AMAZING house in Harlem. It was SO nice. I just had to feed the kitties and water the plants, and all weekend I just lounged around, watched TV, did my laundry, and pondered things like "Shall I go to the second floor or the third floor?" "Shall I peruse the library or sit in the gardens?" "Shall I watch premium cable or take a long nap in the air conditioning?" Oh, it was a tough job, but someone had to do it...

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