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17 September 2007 @ 08:44 am
Life happens while you're spray painting stuff.  
 What have I been doing lately, you may ask?  When I haven't been ranting about dolphins, that is.  

I am the props mistress for Into The Woods.  I did NOT have fun propping either Lonesome West or Oklahoma, so "WHY?" you may ask.  The artistic director of the theatre has some kind of weird hold over me that prevents me from saying the word, "no" in his presence.  (Like that episode of Supernatural, season 2 where Dean gives that freak guy the Impala!  WTC?) So I've been velcroing bread to cookie sheets and spray painting foam balls to go on the top of a staff, making dirty rags (you wouldn't think this would be time consuming, yet, it is), shopping all over the damn place for a black lace fan and a fake ear of corn.  Good times.

Also, because I am a glutton for punishment, I made a costume for a friend.  (Hey, she found me the ear of corn.)


It's Little Red Riding Hood's granny's gown.  Picture it with a nightcap & shawl.  I think it's prett good, personally.

I spent the morning making banana nut bread for the school bake sale (not a very 'me' thing to do, but hey, ya gotta switch it up every once in awhile). My classes have started, and I'm very pleased with the students that have turned up.  Playwriting will, of course, be great.  We have some new blood there, too.  Acting III is fun (7th thru 9th grade - they have no shame, it's fabulous), and Acting IV is small, but talented and enthusiastic.

I should be back to normal life tomorrow; writing (MPP 3 is at the beta's!), trying to pick out things for the new house (stressful), conquering my second-grader's homework, cursing the Accelerated reader program, betaing sue_bridehead's new chapter...  you know, the usual.

Hey numbaby, I'm halfway through Supernatural season 2 (waiting for disc 3 from Netflix) and that clown episode CREEPED me out.  Seriously.  And I'm NOT okay with what happened in the first episode.  NOT okay at all.
 
 
I feel:: busybusy
I hear:: washing machine...chugging away
 
 
 
seegrim: sexier than youseegrim on September 17th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Did you sew that costume? Wow!

Into the Woods The Bill Bryson book?

You don't like the AR program?

(sorry about the twenty questions)
Carrie Leigh: It's exhaustingcarrie_leigh on September 17th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
I did. Thanks!

Into The Woods the Stephen Sondheim musical.

The AR program is okay... but Ethan isn't really into reading for pleasure... yet. I'm holding out hope. In any case, it's not as bad as going over math facts every night. Ugh.
seegrimseegrim on September 17th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Into The Woods the Stephen Sondheim musical.

Thank goodness. I couldn't wrap my head around that.

Luckily at my kids' school the AR program is optional-which is good because my son reads nothing but non fiction. My girls like it though-they have AR parties when they meet their goals.
sue_bridehead on September 17th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you are one busy lady. 0_0 I need to get back on sewing my daughter's Halloween costume. We I cut out the fabric about 4 weeks ago and then stopped. I probably wanted to write again, now that the kids were back in school. :)
Carrie Leigh: imprint of a departed soulcarrie_leigh on September 18th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
I like to sew while the kids are at school so that I can lay fabric out on the living room floor and no one will walk on it; also, no one tries to use my sewing scissors to cut construction paper. =P
sue_bridehead on September 18th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh, I know!! How many good sewing scissors have been sacrificed to the paper gods? One of my pet peeves is when my family uses my good scissors for paper, glue, tape, etc...it brings out the Medusa stare in me! >:(
Sharlenemynuet on September 17th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
With the fan, if you have time and don't find it elsewhere, you could always get one of these - it'd come to about $12 including shipping - paint it black and add some lace on the top. Plus you'd have five fans left over to make extras, or have on hand for future productions.
Carrie Leigh: basilisk fangscarrie_leigh on September 18th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for the lead!