Friday Free-For-All 06/02/17

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

I scheduled two very adult-y things this week. One, I scheduled my annual physical. Two, I FINALLY scheduled a consult for wisdom teeth extraction that I originally got a referral for OVER A YEAR AGO. I’m trying to get all this icky surgery/blood work etc out of the way before we start trying to get pregnant, and this week helped me move toward accomplishing that. Unfortunately, the wisdom teeth consult isn’t even until July, which means actual extraction won’t be until August at the earliest, but whatever, I’m making moves!

I’ve got another busy weekend on tap. Tomorrow I have not one, not two, but THREE events to attend: a housewarming party, a birthday party, and a going away party. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE seeing my friends and doing fun things, but I only have so much bandwidth. I really need some quiet down time! Hopefully I can just chill out tomorrow morning to brace myself for the onslaught of socialization.

I received the audition materials for my Fun Home audition. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t freaked out a bit. God bless them for providing us with the scene and song cut, because I haven’t had to pick and prepare my own audition pieces in a looooong time. It’s still scary because I’ve been spoiled rotten by my local community theatre group that very kindly and patiently teaches the songs to everyone workshop style before the auditions. I’m pretty much on my own for this. I have the soundtrack and I know the plot of the show, but AAAAAHHHHHHHH. I’m trying to remain calm and just DO THE WORK. I have another whole week to really dive into the audition pieces and try to put together some semblance of a decent audition.

I may be taking a super quick, last-minute trip to San Francisco. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while may remember that back in 2014, I took a quick trip to SF over 4th of July weekend. My friend Krissy’s 30th birthday is June 25, and she had been talking about a big birthday shindig, but due to the insane nature of her work she wasn’t able to plan anything formal, and I thought the trip wasn’t happening. But we talked this week, and she told me how much it would mean to her for me to come. I’m cleared to take the time off work and rehearsal, I’m just waiting to hear back from Krissy if the flights I found will work with her schedule, and then I’ll be booking. Aaaah! It’s a bit expensive to book a flight three weeks out, but I figure you can’t put a price on friendship and adventure.

What’s the most adult-y thing you’ve done lately?


Friday Free-For-All – 05/26/17

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

I’m going to sign up to audition for a professional theatre production. Vermont Stage Company is one of the few professional theatre companies in Vermont. I’ve always wanted to work with them, but a) they don’t really ever do musicals, which are pretty much my bread and butter, and b) I’m usually too chicken shit to even audition. BUT, this fall they will be one of the first regional theatres to produce the musical Fun Home, which won several Tony Awards a couple of years ago. Alison Bechdel, who wrote the graphic novel the musical is based on, lives here in VT, so it’s all a very big, exciting deal. I HIGHLY doubt that I will be cast, but I’m just excited to finally step outside my comfort zone and audition for VSC. I’m kind of hyperventilating just thinking about it.

I’ve got a jam-packed weekend ahead. Our friends Jaska and Penelope are getting married on Sunday morning, and there is a pre-wedding breakfast on Saturday morning. We also have a friend in town from Jordan, so we’re going to try to hit up a brew tour with him. My sister Haley is also in town from Michigan, so I’d like to try to see her too. And then Stacy will be visiting from Albany on Monday. Phew! That’s a lot. Even though it’s a long weekend, I probably won’t have very much down time.

It’s time to beat back my insecurities and start wearing shorts to CrossFit. Temps are getting ever warmer, and my box doesn’t have A/C. I’ve been wearing capris or tights pretty much since I started because I’m insecure about my legs, and also a little worried that the vigorous movements in class might cause me to accidentally show more than I’d like. But after getting so overheated during Wednesday’s workout that I almost threw up, it’s time to just get over it. I’d rather show some cellulite than puke in the middle of class.

Do you have fun plans for the long weekend?