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1st-Nov-2009 08:54 pm - and so long to no disaster

'currently' meme stolen from thedramagirl

Current Books: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. re-reading for the tenthousandth time.
Current Playlist: "Who Says" by John Mayer, "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens, "Passenger Seat" by Death Cab for Cutie, "Mountain and the Sea" by Ingrid Michaelson, and pretty much every song that's been on Glee this season.
Current Guilty Pleasure: Frat boys. And smoking. I'm a musical theatre major forfuckssake. I should NOT be smoking.
Current Colour: Grey. It's one of my favorite colors but I don't wear it often in the spring and summer, so I'm glad the weather's appropriate for it now.
Current Drink: Iced tea.
Current Food: mozzarella sticks from tgi friday's, they're in my freezer <3
Current Favourite Show: Gossip Girl. fashion, sex, Manhattan, Ed and Leighton - excuse me, what else does a show need?
Current Wishlist: Fast-forwarding through this week so I can go home, never having a hangover again, my cat
Current Needs: money, clothes, food (omg so hungry)
Current Triumphs: made it through last night alive, found my future husband, won 'drunk bitch of the night' award on a night full of drunk bitches
Current Bane of My Existence: tequila and spanish class
Current Celebrity Crush: billy crudup and taylor kitsch.
Current Indulgence: starbucks, halloween candy
Current Blessing: my friends.
Current Slang: suck my dick. justin and i use that sooo liberally when we're drunk.
Current Outfit: oversized flannel shirt (my dad's, possibly older than me), cutoff denim shorts, sperrys.
Current Excitement: going home this weekend to my family and my house and my pets and real food :D
Current Mood: sore, hungover, exhausted

So last night was RIDICULOUS. Halloween on college campuses is like nothing I have ever experienced before and pretty much equals debauchery in its highest and craziest form. I would go into more detail but to be perfectly honest, my memory from 11:00 last night to 7:00 this morning is a complete blank.

This weekend, I'm driving home to judge at a local theatre festival. The directors who put it on every year, Larry and Sue Wisdom, are a married couple and two of my favorite people in Texas theatre. They're also insanely talented and friends with my old high school theatre director, which is why they asked me to come and judge. It should be a lot of fun - and I'm so ready to go home. It's not just my family that I miss when I'm here, it's the town and the places. The irony of that is definitely not lost on me, because I spent so much of my time in Troup counting down the minutes until I could leave. I guess there really is no place like home, because I can't even describe how my heart leaps when I'm driving home and I see the town again. Is it Friday yet?!

Halloween pictures are up on Facebook, so I'm going to go look at those. Hopefully they'll help me piece my night back together.

21st-Aug-2009 08:10 pm(no subject)
ok so i had a really nice 'lightbulb moment' this evening.

my roommate chelsea, her friend nicole, our friend dylan, and our other friend justin all went out for dinner tonight at this really great hole-in-the-wall mexican place in georgetown. justin and i are both musical theatre majors, so we were talking about auditions, life in general, etc etc... then we got back in the car and started singing next to normal. then we got back to the dorm and kept singing next to normal and moved on to spring awakening. and i had a definite 'my life is awesome' flash. there's nothing in the world i love more than performing, and i'm at a school with an insanely good program, and i get to spend the next four years working and getting better until i get out in the world and do it for the rest of my life.

we're already talking about directing either sa or n2n our senior year for our capstone, which is a big project related to your major that all the seniors have to do.

these are seriously going to be the most amazing four years of my entire life.

21st-Aug-2009 12:56 am(no subject)

today was so badass that i don't think i can aptly describe it, so i'm just going to break it down in a timeline format, k? k.

8:45 - wake up, roll out of bed, stumble to class with chels.
10:45 - snacktime in class, because dr. g loves us and oh do we ever love her. doozies (two chocolate chip cookies stuck together with icing in the middle) and cheese puffs and coke.
1:30 - decide that we want to go to Petland and buy our fish.
2:00 - after half an hour of driving hopelessly lost around Georgetown, finally locate the Petland. They do not have fish, but they have puppies! Bulldogs, pugs, a Yorkie, and a Puggle. Chelsea and I are in love.
2:10 - Arrive at Petsmart to purchase our fish. End up with Damien, a red betta we named for Damien Rice.
3:30 - 'Sex Signals' presentation/show in the theatre. Potentially awkward college-sexual-harassment-just-say-no talk is actually quite hysterical thanks to the people presenting it and the guys behind us who kept up a running commentary of the entire event.
5:00 - arrived back at our dorm. Got Damien settled into his new tank.
5:30 - headed to the library to do our FYS homework. Finished it in like 30 minutes and checked out the new Alice Sebold book and Breakfast at Tiffany's since Chelsea and Ryan haven't seen it.
6:45 - head to Genghis Grill. Get amazing FREE Mongolian food thanks to the coupons we got at orientation. Oh, the life of a broke college student.
7:15 - Got back to the dorm. Chilled. Chelsea and i then decided that if we emailed Damien Rice and told him we named a fish after him, he would be thrilled by our dedication and decide to tour in Austin immediately.
7:30 - Unsuccessful in finding Damien's email, we settle for emailing his agent. Transcript:
hello sir,
we are college students at southwestern university in georgetown, tx, about thirty minutes outside of austin. today we purchased a fish for our dorm room and named him damien, after damien rice. we understand that damien (the artist, not our fish) is currently not touring but would like to seriously recommend that he make a stop in austin when next he hits the road, because the better part of our campus loves him. a lot. it would be freaking sweet if that could happen and my roommate and i would definitely appreciate it. also we have enclosed a picture of our fish, just because. thanks for your time.
kayla and chelsea

7:40 - Receive email in reply from Damien Rice's agent.
Just remember to feed the fish!!

Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from TMobile

7:42 - Chelsea and I run screaming down the hallway in glee, realizing that Damien Rice's agent and therefore Damien Rice now knows who we are and will obviously be touring through Austin soon so I can become Mrs. Damien Rice.
10:45 - We decide to go pay a visit to the graveyard close to campus, because our FYS is about science and the paranormal.
11:10 - Someone calls the cops on the teenagers wandering the graveyard path with flashlights. Oops.
11:20 - The cops tell us we have to have a permit to conduct paranormal study in the graveyard. Double oops.
11:25 - The cops, after being very kind about explaining why they probably could have taken us to jail or something, watch us leave.
11:40 - Chelsea and I make a pilgrimage to the fountain and dangle our feet in the water while Dylan takes awkward pictures of us.
12:00 - Chelsea, Dylan and I run barefoot through the sprinklers.
12:15 - Coffee, Dr. Pepper, whiteboard-decorating, and general Kurth fuckery ensues.

I really, really love college. Jason Mraz concert in Austin is on September 15th, and Ingrid Michaelson, also in Austin, is on the 28th! Then Austin City Limits is the first weekend in October. So it's looking really happy in my life right now tbh, even though classes start Monday and I have auditions all night the same day and Chels and I don't have a topic for our massive FYS  research paper even though we're supposed to have topics turned in to Dr. G by tomorrow. But whatever, it's all a day in the life or whatever. After all, what the hell is the point of being a musical theatre major if I'm not so stressed that I want to pull my hair out 24/7? ;)

14th-Aug-2009 01:09 am(no subject)
today. oh, today.

today = 2 trips to the DPS office for license renewal + 3 last-minute Starbucks runs that turned into half-hour chats with the baristas who love me + trying to pack everything I need to survive (yes, mom, I DO need all those shoes/headbands/dresses) into the back seat and trunk of the kia + chicken & dumplings, god bless my mother + unexpected but definitely welcomed time with my best friend + Blair Waldorf hair thanks to my beautiful, beautiful stylist who is not only lovely and talented but a total badass at all things relating to anything + a little crying + some Jason Mraz.

i move into my dorm tomorrow. life as a musical theatre major begins a week from monday. dear god, what have i gotten myself into?

13th-Aug-2009 01:15 am(no subject)

bonsoir :)

what to tell? i'm kayla, i'm a freshman in college, i'm a grammar nazi and yet i capitalize nothing. i refuse to have children until i can afford to send them to dalton. i'm from a small town in east texas, which i will always love, but would prefer to love from a distance, which is why i'm moving to new york city as soon as i graduate from college.

these are usually a good way to break the ice, right?

five male crushes
1. gaspard ulliel
2. aaron tveit
3. ed westwick
4. sean bean
5. taylor kitsch

five female crushes
1. leighton meester
2. minka kelly
3. kate winslet
4. keira knightley
5. anne hathaway

five favorite movies
1. the piano
2. stage beauty
3. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
4. pride & prejudice
5. breakfast at tiffany's

five favorite books
1. the road - cormac mccarthy
2. atonement - ian mcewan
3. the harry potter series - j.k. rowling
4. jane eyre - charlotte bronte
5. the end of the affair - graham greene

five favorite bands/artists
1. coldplay
2. death cab for cutie
3. brandi carlile
4. damien rice
5. shiny toy guns

five favorite tv shows
1. gossip girl
2. grey's anatomy
3. dexter
4. lost
5. the tudors

five favorite songs
1. death and all his friends - coldplay
2. the story - brandi carlile
3. trouble is a friend - lenka
4. moon river - audrey hepburn (only the version from breakfast at tiffany's. everyone else's versions are completely unnecessary.)
5. zero - yeah yeah yeahs

five fandoms
1. gossip girl
2. harry potter
3. broadway/theatre in general
4. lost
5. grey's anatomy

i'm opinionated, blunt, too politically-minded for my own good, and i desperately adore my best friends and my family.

questions, comments, snide remarks, you know what to do.

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