Karen R Savage

Professional Voice Talent, Amateur Actor and Knitter

Month: December 2004

Spring cleaning?

One thing about having a parent come to visit, is that I feel the need to make sure everything in the apartment is really clean and tidy. Ok, let me make that a bit more specific. One thing about having my mother come to visit, because when my dad came, I just vaccumed and called it a day. So… spring cleaning in December. It’s been an interesting (and busy) weekend. And I haven’t quite finished yet.

I’ve also spent a little time finishing a couple of books that I wasn’t sure she’d approve of, so I could get them out of sight. No, no, get your mind out of the gutter! It’s just that my parents are both pretty conservative, and I think they’d have kittens if they saw that I was reading a series of mysteries featuring Chicago’s only wizard that advertises in the phone book (the Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher). Vampires, fey folk, demons… yeah, they’d think I’d gone over to the dark side. But if they don’t know, they can’t fuss me about it.

Boredboredbored

So bored! I’m running out of things to do and a university library during the holidays is just not a really exciting place in and of itself if you don’t have any work to do. I’m vaguely considering heading down to the coffeeshop, just to see if it’s open. Anything to get me moving at least for a short time.

Well, one good thing about it only being the first week of the holidays, is that there are still student workers around, so at least I have someone to chat with today. Next week? No such luck. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself next week. Well, at least it’ll be a short week. Yay! And my mother will be coming in Wednesday or Thursday evening. Double yay!

Miscellaneous

Victory dance. Got my grades back for my classes and not only did I pass them both, I got an A on my IS paper. Dances a little more. Ok, I’ll stop now. I’m just excited because that’s the first paper I’ve ever had to write for a graduate level class, and I got an A on it!

So on Sunday I drove down to Austin and got my very own bowling ball! It’s neato; it’s green, white and black marbled and they did the drilling for free when I bought it. I can’t wait till my next bowling outing. Though, since it’s supposed to be a Christmas present from my mother, I wonder if I should wait till after Christmas to try it out. Decisions, decisions.

I can’t believe it’s only ten days till Christmas! (I’m on the mexican calendar where Christmas starts on the 24th) It seemed to come really, really quickly this year. I’m definitely ready for it. More for the time off work than anything else. I’ve been needing a break for months and Thanksgiving just wasn’t long enough.

I've been lied to!

Well, ok, I didn’t really expect it to be true anyway, and he didn’t actually say it would be as he said, just that this was what he’d heard. But still, I’d hoped, because it would have been so fun. Ah well.

Ok, ok, I’ll tell you what I’m talking about. They’re starting a tour of Wicked in Toronto, March of next year. A guy in one of my classes had heard that Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth were going to reprise their Broadway roles with the tour company for the first few months. It didn’t sound terribly probable, but it would have been really cool if they did.

But, it’s now official, they’ve listed the cast for the tour on Stephen Schwartz’s website (he’s the composer and lyricist, so he should know), and Mizzes Menzel and Chenoweth are not on the list. Very sad, but I’m sure the new cast members will be just as good as the originals. They don’t have Dallas listed as one of the places they’re going to visit, yet; I’ll have to see if I can make it to my mother’s next summer when they get to Los Angeles, which doesn’t have dates yet, but is listed after Chicago, which goes through mid-June. Either that, or I’ll have to see if I can get to New York sometime soon and see it on Broadway. Thing about going to LA is that I don’t have to pay for a hotel. 🙂

Life is good!

I’m free! Woohoo! Free from what, you ask? Classes, of course! I had a project, a final and a paper; the paper was the last I finished and I turned that in to the prof on Tuesday. Now I just have to wait for the results, but I’m fairly confident of both my classes. Well, actually, fairly confident of one, and 100% certain of the other.

And now I just have a couple of weeks of work before Christmas break; and we’re getting three extra holidays this year (I’m convinced we were given them so we wouldn’t complain as much about not having gotten raises this year), so I won’t have to use any of my hard earned vacation days for the break! Woohoo again!

This year my mother’s coming to stay with me for Christmas, and we’re giving each other bowling balls for gifts. Are we nerds or what! In order to each get exactly what we like, we’re each buying our own ball, and then we’re going to swap and give them back to each other Christmas day. The whole idea makes me giggle. Only problem is that I’m having a bit of trouble finding a place to buy mine near Waco. I have one lead left that I need to follow up, but if it doesn’t work, I’m going to have to start calling bowling alleys in Austin or Fort Worth.

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