Monday, March 19, 2012

Talent Show Aftermath

So I did it. It has been done. Done it I did.

I performed my comedy routine at Regent's Got Talent and it was awesome!

Let me give you the full scoop.

First off I can't believe it is already over. On Friday from 1 to 5 pm I was in the main stage theatre going through a sound check, rehearsal, and meetings for that night. The sound check was quick but I found a flaw in my act. See, I wanted to dance down the aisle to get the audience all hyped up. At the sound check I danced my little heart out down that aisle but by the time I got to the mic I was completely out of breath. So I had to change to a more dance/walk style which helped.

At the full rehearsal I did my whole act and even though I got through it without messing up I felt discouraged at the end because I was talking to an empty theatre with all but two people in it; the DJ and the sound man in the back. They did not laugh. It is very hard to do a comedy act without any response from an audience because everything I do after the first joke depends on the audience.

Finally, my time came to perform for real but I didn't have my mic when the DJ stopped the music and asked if the audience was ready for more. Luckily there was a very helpful stage manager named Anna who told the DJ to play more tunes. That little bump in the road had me going crazy but then it happened. I was in place, my name was announced, the music started and I went for it.

Every time I perform I feel like I black out a little. I don't remember a lot of what I do but I did remember my act. I danced down the aisle, dancing with some people in the audience. Getting on stage and starting. Only a little out of breath. Not being able to see anyone because of the spot light but being able to hear them laugh. The first wave of laughter got me going and kept me going through my act. My worst fear was bombing and finding out...I'm not funny. But that didn't happen on one joke, the joke I actually thought was the weakest, not only got prolonged laughter but people started clapping!

I must say I was sad when it was done. Even though I didn't win I had a great time and I want to write more jokes and try myself out in some open mic nights.

I have always asked God for a sign of where I should go in life and after my performance on Friday it finally clicked that throughout my life, different people of all ages, coming from all places have told me I should be a comic. Maybe this is truly where I am meant to be.

I'll find out and let you know.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oh my Oh my Oh my!!

Spring is just around the corner. Today the weather is so beautiful! The sun is shining, the temperature is around 70 degrees. Everyone at Regent seems to be in a good mood. The brighter clothes are coming out of the closet!

Spring is officially here on March 20th but I think it has already sprung!

Thank goodness we didn't have a super cold winter. Everything just felt like a prolonged fall.

So happy to have my favorite season back!! 

That is until the pollen falls.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nailed IT

So as my last blog post indicated I was auditioning for Regent's Got Talent. Well since then I have received an email that informed me I GOT IN THE SHOW!!

I am super excited but just as nervous. I know it is really going to be fun because...well because I set it up to be that way. The event is this upcoming Friday and I invited my local friends and family. Oh gosh even as I type about it my heart starts to race. I bet you are wondering why?

Well I have no nerves about getting up on stage in front of a bunch of people. I have been on stage in front of people before but I have never done material that is my own work in a comedic format. Since I was in elementary school people have told me I should be a stand up comedian and now I am going to see if they were right. 

Hopefully if you are reading this you will be able to make it and see what I have been all nervous about. Also you could vote for me if you like? 1st place is 300 dollars!! Woop whoop! Getting that money :D 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Nerves Are Killing Me!

I have decided to audition for Regent's Got Talent this year and my talent of choice is stand up comedy.
Ahhhhh why am I doing this!? My audition is tomorrow and I am so nervous. For almost all of my life people have told me I should be a stand up comedian but I don't know if I have that spark. I love telling funny stories or responding to people in a way that makes them laugh but I don't know if I can do that on a stage! In the past when I have intentionally tried to make people laugh it didn't pan out well.

My biggest fear? What if I am not funny? What if my life has been a lie! I don't know what I'll do if I go to my audition and no one laughs. That is like a stab in the heart. THE HEART! I mean I know how to act on stage. I did that in high school.

Wooooo I'm for real freaking out. Hopefully all will go well. It will all go well! I'm just going to get up there and tell it like it is. 

Thanks for letting me vent blog. I blew off a little steam. My heart is still pounding and it probably will be until tomorrow.I'll let you know what happens.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I'm A Bridesmaid !

One of my best friends is getting married and she asked me to be in the wedding

I went to high school with Patricia and I remember talking about our weddings back then. It is funny how back then was only 2 years ago. Coming into Regent she said she was excited for the good Christian boys and she certainly found herself a good one. 

Weddings are so exciting. That is the one of the things I have learned so far in this short experience. There is so much planning to do and so many chances to be creative with little details! I love the whole idea and process of it all. At this stage of my life I know I will have a long engagement so I have time to plan all this cool stuff out. 

Anyway back to the bridesmaid stuff! I was there when Patty P. picked out her wedding dress which was such a delight. Unfortunately I won't be able to be there for the bridemaid's dress picking because I have work the night they are going. We will probably be wearing grey dresses because her color scheme is yellow and grey but I really hope we wear yellow. Yellow goes nice with my skin color but whatever is picked I will be happy with! To get in bridesmaid shape I started working out. I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds by April with the plan of losing 2 pounds a week! I'm just super excited to be in on such a great occasion. 

This has already been and will continue to be so fun! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Poster
Oh my goodness! This movie was so amazing. I love the directing style of Guy Ritchie. He's so innovative.  There were many points of this film where I just stared at the screen amazed at what I was seeing. The scenes of Holmes, Watson, and the Gypsy chick running through the forest were amazingly detailed. There is so much more I can say but instead I will just urge you to take one dollar, go to the Cinema Cafe in Greenbrier on Tuesday, and see this movie!

Welcome 2012!

(relaxing) Ahhhh! It is a new year with a new semester! Last semester didn't go exactly as planned and last year passed rather quickly. This year I am taking an active role in my life. Life has always been good for me but as I've heard many say before, "Life is what you make it".

2012 is my year to set goals, follow them, and live the way I want. I feel like I've taken a deep and refreshing breath as I start this new year.

I have 6 New Year Resolutions that I plan to keep.

  1. Spend More Time With God 
  2. Stop Being Late
  3. Get Organized
  4. Educate Myself
  5. Budget My Money
  6. Do not Compromise Morals, Values, or Beliefs 
These are all goals are easy to keep as I change my habits and I'm excited to see where this year is going. It's going to be a great one!