Archives for: June 2004, 09
I haven't heard back from the Ops Manager yet, which I find.... suspicious for some reason. So no clue if they'll 'allow' me to take the time off to go see my family.
Went to acting class tonight - it was a makeup class for a class I slept through a couple weeks ago, and it was great. We did a few improvs, and my coach got me up there with one guy in particular to 'give him a chance to do a dramatic improv'. We TOTALLY went to comedy, though, and it was hysterical. We had to project 'fire', which can mean anything, basically - passion, lust, anger, etc. Up to that point all the improvs had been anger-based, and we went to lust as two colleagues who were having an affair, and we were meeting in the janitor's closet for a little, uh, nookie.... At one point he said "what is that scent you're wearing?" and I responded, "I think it's the cleaning solution." The class cracked up. It was a really fun improv, and broke through some barriers for me about 'going there' and being fully committed to the work. Awesome.
We did a couple other improvs, too, which ended up being dramatic, and they were good, too, but not as much fun as the first one I did. Drama is more difficult for me sometimes - it's easier to crack a joke than to be willing to be vulnerable on stage.
We did some scene work, and I got to work with a new class member. I was instantly comfortable with him, and we enjoyed the scene we did. I got some great notes, and hope to be able to apply them to my work.
Spoke with my step-mother this morning, and asked how things went with Gramma Monday. Apparently there was lots of melodrama, with Gramma saying that she's not ready to leave all her things and the house, and that she's 'just going to die' rather than move. My step-mother's response was that if that's what she chooses to do, fine, otherwise she's moving next week. I laughed at that, because my grandmother, God love her, is so over the top in her reactions sometimes, and tries to manipulate people using her emotions. My step-mother made points with me for her response. Gramma also said that she's 'lived too long, why is she still alive' and my step-mother and dad said that maybe she's still alive so she can see my brother and sister-in-law's baby (due at the end of the year). She said that maybe that was true.... So lots of tears and melodrama with Gramma, but she's moving next week.
I'm still stressed, and my stomach still isn't 100%. I think I'm fighting some kind of bug, or the stress of this situation with my grandmother and the trip next week and my job is getting to my tummy. I know that I'm craving sugar right now in response to the stress, and I'm trying not to give in, at least not too much.
Had a soy chai tea latte for 'breakfast' during class tonight, and I have cherries for snacks and ground lamb with artichoke hearts and asparagus for lunch. I also had a rice krispie bar from Starbucks, and I had a MAJOR reaction to it - my ears and face were burning like crazy, and I was itchy all over for about 15 minutes, but no redness, nothing that SHOWED. I hadn't had one of those in months, and I won't be eating one again! There shouldn't have been any wheat in it, but there must have been corn syrup or something else - I think I would have been better off with a wheat-based choice, but at the time I thought I was making the best decision possible given the circumstances! I usually am better prepared on the nights I have class, but didn't have time to make anything before I headed out tonight....