OMG *ded*

May. 26th, 2006 07:43 pm
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
WE HAVE WEST SIDE DVDS. OMG. OMG. HOT DANCING BOYS OMG.

Timmy, Todd, Steven Flowers, Dave Poland, Kenny-- you have killed me dead. And I'm only 90 seconds in.

ETA: Oh, so *that's* how fast the first part of DSAM is supposed to go.

ETA2: Nooooo, Timmy's about to die! Timmyyyyyyy!

OMG *ded*

May. 26th, 2006 07:43 pm
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
WE HAVE WEST SIDE DVDS. OMG. OMG. HOT DANCING BOYS OMG.

Timmy, Todd, Steven Flowers, Dave Poland, Kenny-- you have killed me dead. And I'm only 90 seconds in.

ETA: Oh, so *that's* how fast the first part of DSAM is supposed to go.

ETA2: Nooooo, Timmy's about to die! Timmyyyyyyy!
jaina: (hp - chuck norris ships them)
Back when we first got to Boston, I was keeping a list of all the funny, weird, or otherwise memorable things that people said, like Alice had done for C3. I stopped after a few weeks, because I was too damn tired, but I still have the ones I wrote down, and I *finally* got them typed up to put here, which was what I'd intended all along.

Beware of stress potatoes )

Oh, and the icon has nothing to do with anything, really; I just thought it was awesome. CHUCK NORRIS, bitches. There's a whole bunch more here.
jaina: (hp - chuck norris ships them)
Back when we first got to Boston, I was keeping a list of all the funny, weird, or otherwise memorable things that people said, like Alice had done for C3. I stopped after a few weeks, because I was too damn tired, but I still have the ones I wrote down, and I *finally* got them typed up to put here, which was what I'd intended all along.

Beware of stress potatoes )

Oh, and the icon has nothing to do with anything, really; I just thought it was awesome. CHUCK NORRIS, bitches. There's a whole bunch more here.
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I meant to get these up ages ago, but hadn't even managed to get the pictures off the camera. But today I did! You can now see pictures of the costumes for MTG's production of Urinetown: the Musical here. If you want the full-size images, they're here, but of course they take longer to load. These were taken on the last night of second weekend, so Janet is playing Becky Two Shoes instead of Kelly. (Poor Kelly got real sick and wasn't able to do second weekend, so our choreographer took over.) A selection of Jax's photos of the show are up here. They were taken at final dress, so a few costumes aren't completely done-- not all the cops have stripes on their pants, Little Sally's smock isn't hemmed properly, etc). But Kelly is in those pictures.

Also, the Tech apparently published a very late, very bizarre "review" of Urinetown, a week or so two weeks after we closed. I really hate reviews where they mostly criticize the book or the songs; it's so non-useful. Attention reviewers, we didn't actually write the show. If you want to mention some issues you had with the script, the music, or the lyrics, that's fine-- I don't think [livejournal.com profile] thedan could've reviewed Planet *without* talking about how dreadful the show is. But I think the majority of a community-theater review should be devoted to discussing various aspects of that particular production. Of course it probably would've helped if this particular review had been any kind of coherent, and if someone had confiscated the reviwer's thesaurus. (Read it, you'll see what I'm talking about.) At least they seemed to like the costumes:

Such artful rags, such pointed elegance. Here were social, economic, and personal character given perfect sartorial expression.

Er, thank you?

Ah well. I had a great time doing the show, I was really proud of the costumes, and I will be forever grateful to the cast for all their help and willingness to wear the crazy stuff I gave them. It was totally worth the damage to my fingernails from all that sandpaper.
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I meant to get these up ages ago, but hadn't even managed to get the pictures off the camera. But today I did! You can now see pictures of the costumes for MTG's production of Urinetown: the Musical here. If you want the full-size images, they're here, but of course they take longer to load. These were taken on the last night of second weekend, so Janet is playing Becky Two Shoes instead of Kelly. (Poor Kelly got real sick and wasn't able to do second weekend, so our choreographer took over.) A selection of Jax's photos of the show are up here. They were taken at final dress, so a few costumes aren't completely done-- not all the cops have stripes on their pants, Little Sally's smock isn't hemmed properly, etc). But Kelly is in those pictures.

Also, the Tech apparently published a very late, very bizarre "review" of Urinetown, a week or so two weeks after we closed. I really hate reviews where they mostly criticize the book or the songs; it's so non-useful. Attention reviewers, we didn't actually write the show. If you want to mention some issues you had with the script, the music, or the lyrics, that's fine-- I don't think [livejournal.com profile] thedan could've reviewed Planet *without* talking about how dreadful the show is. But I think the majority of a community-theater review should be devoted to discussing various aspects of that particular production. Of course it probably would've helped if this particular review had been any kind of coherent, and if someone had confiscated the reviwer's thesaurus. (Read it, you'll see what I'm talking about.) At least they seemed to like the costumes:

Such artful rags, such pointed elegance. Here were social, economic, and personal character given perfect sartorial expression.

Er, thank you?

Ah well. I had a great time doing the show, I was really proud of the costumes, and I will be forever grateful to the cast for all their help and willingness to wear the crazy stuff I gave them. It was totally worth the damage to my fingernails from all that sandpaper.
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Greetings from the green room of Urinetown: The Musical. Since I'm not in Act 2 at all, I have the green room all to myself at the moment. Opening night has been fun so far; nice, appreciative audience. And no one was naked, and I was even pretty pleased with all the costumes. :) Eventually I'll take pictures and post them.

Oh, I just heard from [livejournal.com profile] asiansquishie that apparently her suspenders came off in the last dance number, but luckily her pants stayed up. (And given her pants' general tendency to flee her body whenever possible, that's seriously impressive.)

I've been catching up with the flist in fits and spurts, but we have no internet where we're staying right now so I don't get much time online. We leave Boston on Monday the 6th and should be back in sunny SoCal by the weekend, yay! I'm definitely ready to go home. *misses the sun*

Also, Skating With Celebrities is GOLD, but they need to fire whoever makes the costumes. For serious.
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Greetings from the green room of Urinetown: The Musical. Since I'm not in Act 2 at all, I have the green room all to myself at the moment. Opening night has been fun so far; nice, appreciative audience. And no one was naked, and I was even pretty pleased with all the costumes. :) Eventually I'll take pictures and post them.

Oh, I just heard from [livejournal.com profile] asiansquishie that apparently her suspenders came off in the last dance number, but luckily her pants stayed up. (And given her pants' general tendency to flee her body whenever possible, that's seriously impressive.)

I've been catching up with the flist in fits and spurts, but we have no internet where we're staying right now so I don't get much time online. We leave Boston on Monday the 6th and should be back in sunny SoCal by the weekend, yay! I'm definitely ready to go home. *misses the sun*

Also, Skating With Celebrities is GOLD, but they need to fire whoever makes the costumes. For serious.

yayness

Dec. 4th, 2005 12:30 am
jaina: (aeryn printheth)
You know what's awesome? Our show selection presentations for Chicago and Reefer Madness. Yes. Because dammit, we *do* have dancers.

And my poor abs and I are going to have a nice rest before tomorrow.

yayness

Dec. 4th, 2005 12:30 am
jaina: (aeryn printheth)
You know what's awesome? Our show selection presentations for Chicago and Reefer Madness. Yes. Because dammit, we *do* have dancers.

And my poor abs and I are going to have a nice rest before tomorrow.

wah

Nov. 23rd, 2005 12:14 am
jaina: (hp - ginny bitch please)
WAH my Atlantis download still has four hours left on it and I wanna watch it NOW WAH.

But I did get to have an awesome evening with a bunch of friends finally getting to see GoF. YAY! And then dinner. YAY!

I just wish my download would go FASTER RARGH.

wah

Nov. 23rd, 2005 12:14 am
jaina: (hp - ginny bitch please)
WAH my Atlantis download still has four hours left on it and I wanna watch it NOW WAH.

But I did get to have an awesome evening with a bunch of friends finally getting to see GoF. YAY! And then dinner. YAY!

I just wish my download would go FASTER RARGH.
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
Lot of stuff's been going on lately. First off, thank you so much to everyone who left good wishes on my last post. Y'all are awesome. :)

Sweeney ended last night with a bang; both the Friday and Saturday performances sold out and I've heard nothing but good things from the folks who saw it. We run-crew types all wore Jayne hats for the intermission set change on the last two nights, which got a fun reaction from the orchestra and some audience members. I helped [livejournal.com profile] lurknomore cook for the strike party, along with [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring, [livejournal.com profile] collamalleen, and Dana. Never again will we use the Talbot kitchen because OMGROACHESGROSS. But I cooked eight pounds of bacon all by myself. It was kind of fun.

Speaking of Jayne hats, I finally have a picture of my baby!Jayne hat worn by an actual baby:



That's Nicholas Edward, my babysitting/mother's-helper charge. Isn't he the cutest thing ever? I think he might have a slightly worrisome attraction to Hilary Duff, though.

Today was, yes, my birthday. It's [livejournal.com profile] julietvalcouer's, too. Happy birthday, Jennifer! [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring and [livejournal.com profile] collamalleen were lovely and took me to lunch at Bertucci's. Mmmm, Bertucci's. Then we went to Goodwill and I got four new work-type skirts because I have a new job starting tomorrow! It's through the temp agency; I'm going to be a receptionist at a small biotech company in Cambridge for about a month. I have no idea what it's going to be like, but it's a job and I'm grateful for it.

And the big event-- tonight was read-through for Star Wars. This show is going to be SO AWESOME. The energy and excitement in the room were palpable, and it was so great to see so many people laughing and clapping and enjoying themselves. We have such a rockstar cast. Bill's Emperor is creepy beyond words, Kenny's Yoda sent us all into hysterics, Bonk's Chewbacca jazz hands are hilarious even without the costume...it just goes on and on. And it was so cool to finally get to read through Empire and Jedi-- I can't wait to start real rehearsals! Also there was a cake and everyone sang me happy birthday. It cracked me up that the candles we had in the office were the ones we'd used on my 21st birthday cake!

So yeah, life's good. I'm pretty busy, but it's the good kind of busy. And it's just lovely to be back with all the people I'd missed so desperately while we were gone. I love you all!
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
Lot of stuff's been going on lately. First off, thank you so much to everyone who left good wishes on my last post. Y'all are awesome. :)

Sweeney ended last night with a bang; both the Friday and Saturday performances sold out and I've heard nothing but good things from the folks who saw it. We run-crew types all wore Jayne hats for the intermission set change on the last two nights, which got a fun reaction from the orchestra and some audience members. I helped [livejournal.com profile] lurknomore cook for the strike party, along with [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring, [livejournal.com profile] collamalleen, and Dana. Never again will we use the Talbot kitchen because OMGROACHESGROSS. But I cooked eight pounds of bacon all by myself. It was kind of fun.

Speaking of Jayne hats, I finally have a picture of my baby!Jayne hat worn by an actual baby:



That's Nicholas Edward, my babysitting/mother's-helper charge. Isn't he the cutest thing ever? I think he might have a slightly worrisome attraction to Hilary Duff, though.

Today was, yes, my birthday. It's [livejournal.com profile] julietvalcouer's, too. Happy birthday, Jennifer! [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring and [livejournal.com profile] collamalleen were lovely and took me to lunch at Bertucci's. Mmmm, Bertucci's. Then we went to Goodwill and I got four new work-type skirts because I have a new job starting tomorrow! It's through the temp agency; I'm going to be a receptionist at a small biotech company in Cambridge for about a month. I have no idea what it's going to be like, but it's a job and I'm grateful for it.

And the big event-- tonight was read-through for Star Wars. This show is going to be SO AWESOME. The energy and excitement in the room were palpable, and it was so great to see so many people laughing and clapping and enjoying themselves. We have such a rockstar cast. Bill's Emperor is creepy beyond words, Kenny's Yoda sent us all into hysterics, Bonk's Chewbacca jazz hands are hilarious even without the costume...it just goes on and on. And it was so cool to finally get to read through Empire and Jedi-- I can't wait to start real rehearsals! Also there was a cake and everyone sang me happy birthday. It cracked me up that the candles we had in the office were the ones we'd used on my 21st birthday cake!

So yeah, life's good. I'm pretty busy, but it's the good kind of busy. And it's just lovely to be back with all the people I'd missed so desperately while we were gone. I love you all!
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
I was over at [livejournal.com profile] wendyhouse's babysitting Nicholas Edward the Chopsaw while she worked on sculpting the Yoda head, and she put in 10th Kingdom, which I had never seen before but I'd heard great things about.

OH. MY GOD. It is SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOOOOOD! We got about halfway through, just after the shepherdess competition (funniest thing EVAR) and then we had to leave for the costume build. Kimmerie promises we can watch the rest tomorrow but I wanna see it NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!! And I can't go looking for anything about it online yet because I don't want to be spoiled for the end. *cries* *flails*

Build tonight was super-fun, especially talking fandom near the end with [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring and [livejournal.com profile] lurknomore: "Well, I guess I can understand why you might write yourself as a half-catgirl who hooks up with your hero of choice, but why on earth would you think other people would be interested and thus post it on the Internet?" Online fandom is awesome, but there's nothing quite like sharing your obsessions in person. And scaring the people around you by jumping up and down.
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
I was over at [livejournal.com profile] wendyhouse's babysitting Nicholas Edward the Chopsaw while she worked on sculpting the Yoda head, and she put in 10th Kingdom, which I had never seen before but I'd heard great things about.

OH. MY GOD. It is SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOOOOOD! We got about halfway through, just after the shepherdess competition (funniest thing EVAR) and then we had to leave for the costume build. Kimmerie promises we can watch the rest tomorrow but I wanna see it NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!! And I can't go looking for anything about it online yet because I don't want to be spoiled for the end. *cries* *flails*

Build tonight was super-fun, especially talking fandom near the end with [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring and [livejournal.com profile] lurknomore: "Well, I guess I can understand why you might write yourself as a half-catgirl who hooks up with your hero of choice, but why on earth would you think other people would be interested and thus post it on the Internet?" Online fandom is awesome, but there's nothing quite like sharing your obsessions in person. And scaring the people around you by jumping up and down.

yay.

Aug. 28th, 2005 09:39 pm
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Long plane rides, humidity like crazy, old friends, that peculiar MIT smell...the point is--

I'm home.

thoughts as I packed through the night, last night )

yay.

Aug. 28th, 2005 09:39 pm
jaina: (Default)
Long plane rides, humidity like crazy, old friends, that peculiar MIT smell...the point is--

I'm home.

thoughts as I packed through the night, last night )
jaina: (Default)
Tonight we watched our copy of High Society for the first time in...ever, really. (I put it on as background once, a couple years ago.) You know what? Death by Woodwinds aside, it was a really good show. We had good actors with good voices and good chemistry. And it's just *fun.* (Even though the making-of wasn't always that fun. But the show itself, very fun.) And really, any show where I don't cringe at my own performance is okay with me. :)

ETA: I am deeply amused that MTG has an entry on Wikipedia. Fess up, who put it there? (Is this something that everyone but me already knows and I'm just dreadfully out of the loop because I live on the other side of the country now?)
jaina: (Default)
Tonight we watched our copy of High Society for the first time in...ever, really. (I put it on as background once, a couple years ago.) You know what? Death by Woodwinds aside, it was a really good show. We had good actors with good voices and good chemistry. And it's just *fun.* (Even though the making-of wasn't always that fun. But the show itself, very fun.) And really, any show where I don't cringe at my own performance is okay with me. :)

ETA: I am deeply amused that MTG has an entry on Wikipedia. Fess up, who put it there? (Is this something that everyone but me already knows and I'm just dreadfully out of the loop because I live on the other side of the country now?)

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