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Melanie
22 January 2008 @ 09:36 am

Today is the first day of school.

*screams, then hangs head in defeat*

What can you do? I've had a month off. Now it's time to get things crackin'.  I only have Jazz today but it starts at 12:30. I'm at the library right now. Melissa's first class was at 9:30. The parking lots are infested with crazy people. We got to campus at 9, and the lot that I usually park in, was filled up. I hope most of these people drop out by next week. Only because I have to leave immediately after class so I drop Melissa off and then go to work.

 

Today is the first rehearsal with the full cast. Should be interesting. Some of my friends I haven't seen since break started so it will be nice to see them. I'm praying for no drama!

 

I've got my hands at redemption's side whose scars are bigger than these doubts of mine. - Switchfoot

Jon Foreman's writing is so good.

I already hear honks blaring outside. Stupid idiots.

<3

Originally posted on melbyjoy.vox.com

 
 
Melanie
14 January 2008 @ 02:29 pm

In the next two weeks, I am giving myself a challenge to start/continue/finish choreography for the SEVEN tap classes I teach. I don't want them to be boring - only because I have to keep seeing it over and over again. Last night I was online, looking at different websites, giving myself some motivation and reading how teachers explain the steps. That's my issue sometimes. I can show the kids what to do, but I want to verbally clarify everything.

I love tapping but sometimes my knee hurt and it makes it difficult. BOO.

Another class to teach at 4. Whoot whoot.

I'm going to try out the lip gloss I bought yesterday.

I'm surrounded by notes and tap shoes.

<3


Originally posted on melbyjoy.vox.com

 
 
Melanie
18 December 2007 @ 09:40 am

I'm in Chicago - as Ensemble. It's okay. I was a little bit disappointed that I didn't get cast for Cell Block Tango, but it's alright. I'll be dancing and moving and singing throughout the show. I'm so happy that I'm in the show and a bunch of my friends are in it as well. Lots of personality, cast-wise. We're going to be awesome. Here's my thoughts about it - without the Ensemble, the leads don't get anywhere in the show. Went out to get milkshakes with Patricia (aka Pep), and we talked about the casting. Of course, we don't know what Michael (our director) was looking for, so that's why some things happened that people weren't exactly happy about, but we know it's for the best. 

My checks went through so I'm definitely going to finish up my Christmas shopping tonight after work. I love getting gifts for my family and friends. I have to mail out cards tomorrow. So much to do and so little time to do it!

Alright..last day of HST until January. Shoud be interesting.

 
 
Melanie
Quick synopsis.

  • Finals this week! I only have one to take and that's on Thursday morning. I realized that I have a good enough grade in lab so I don't need to take the optional.
  • Chicago auditions were this weekend. I got called back for Cell Block Tango. We find out today who's casted as what.
  • Summer Dinner Theatre shows will be announced today as well. So, depending on which shows they do, I'll apply for an internship in Choreography. That would be really awesome if I could do it. But if the shows are crap, no thanks.
  • Got paid on Friday, thank God. Received a lovely gift basket from the kids from HST; all sorts of goodies and homemade cards. So sweet.
  • I can't believe Christmas is next week! I still have major shopping to do as well as sending out cards. I'm slacking.

That's it. I'll let you know what happens later.... Ciao.
 
 
Melanie
25 November 2007 @ 05:05 pm
What's your favorite music for a Sunday morning?
Whatever I'm in the mood for. Sometimes, I'll listen to a song that I've been choreographing to. Or a song that makes me smile, think, or ponder, and calm down.



My life is going crazy. Stressed out for sure. Auditions are in two 1/2 weeks. Working hard to look good on stage. I have some things planned - 200 crunches/day, 10-20 minutes of stretching/day, less caffeine and junk food, more water and sleep.

Yeah..that's about it. Kinda been blah the last 48 hours.
 
 
 
Melanie
09 November 2007 @ 11:09 pm
  • "Marry Me A Little" is a great song. Raul Esparza is AMAZING. You should just listen...even if you're not into musical theatre.
  • This week was crazy busy. As usual.
  • I need to get in shape. (Don't I say this every month?)
  • I got the boots that I wrote about a while ago. They are SO comfortable.
  • I'm going to admit, someone is catching my fancy.
  • Had my 2nd Biology lab exam - I did much better than last time. Don't know what my grade was, but I felt better about things.
 
 
Melanie
03 November 2007 @ 06:39 pm
  • I am loving "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat. It's such a simple and sweet song. Also, "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles is brillliant. More on these delicious tunes later in the week. You should check them out.
  • Someone is making me smile more than I usually do. I'll leave it at that.
  • On Thursday, while on my way to work, I heard something rumbling in my car. I didn't know what it was, so I pulled over in a neighborhood, to see that my front left tire was flat. I called my parents. They picked me up from the middle school, and they saw that it was slashed.  Boo to whoever did this.
  • My jobs are kicking my butt. Most of it is in a good way - challenging to be more creative AND patient with my students. But in 2008, there will be a change. I'm not sure in what capacity. But things will be turning around.
  • Do you want to get a holiday card from yours truly? Send me an email (the.danceaholic@gmail.com) with your address (the one you'll be residing at during the winter holidays), and you'll get one. I love getting notes and cards in the mail, and I wouldn't be surprised if you liked them as well!
That is all.  MAKE SURE TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS TONIGHT!

XOXO
 
 
Melanie
25 October 2007 @ 10:01 am
I thought I failed my 2nd Bio test. I felt like I didn't know any of the answers that were on the test. When I got to class, the professor said that half of the class failed. That didn't make things better. So 50 minutes later, I walked up to the chart to see that I got a 78! Not the best score in the world, but when you're worrying that you failed for the past 48 hours, it makes me smile. (sigh of relief) We're getting quizzes each class session so it can boost up our grades. I'm all for it. I have to pass this class. It shouldn't be too bad. I like Biology, especially when it gets to genetics. Very interested in that.

- The Russ Parr Morning Show is hilarious.

- Melissa got her license. Yay! So my logical self suggested that we have a party or a get-together to celebrate.

- Getting paid this afternoon. Thank You, Jesus. And then I get paid again for my other job - another $400. I have to pay my parents
$200. So I need get on that so they can stop bugging me. lol.

- I need a nice pair of sweatpants. 'Cause it's getting colder. Speaking of which, I would to go shopping...revamp my wardrobe. (I'm such a girl.)

- I despise Uggs. (I think because they've been so popular.) But I'm thinking about getting a pair of boots like look like them. Something like this...not so expensive. LOL

- I'm getting ready to make a big change. Not too drastic but it will probably affect what I do next semester. It may not go over well with some people but I'm doing what's best for me. I do not want to burn out and lose on what's important - me.

Gotta go. It's raining. Yuck.
XOXO
 
 
music: Good Life - Kanye West and T-Pain
 
 
Melanie
My phone was found. In an empty tissue box in Maia's room. I knew that I was in her room, looking for the charger, but I don't remember dropping it in there. LOL. It was right under my nose.

I finished the opening number for Tom Sawyer; we decided to use the ending song for the opening, so that the show would start with the whole cast on stage, as opposed to the fight sequence between Tom and Jeff Thatcher. So, on Friday, with Janet (the director), back from vacation, I'll start cleaning it. I'm excited. After I got everyone's attention (hehe - focus!), it looks good. I think it took about one hour to finish teaching the choreography and then staging it. :D

Let's see....I got 4 extra classes. So, I'm teaching everyday except Sundays. Not bad at all.

I've been doing a lot of talking with Patricia (Pep) this week; she's such a sweetheart and our conversations are the best. We might be working together at the studio. How awesome is that?!?!

I'm already thinking about Christmas gifts. I have some things in mind; I actually might start shopping in two weeks, when my monthly check comes in (about $400).

Loving "Miracles" by Mambo Sauce. They're a local Go-Go/R&B band, and I've been hearing them on the radio lately. Awesome. ,

Do you believe in miracles?
Maybe we can change the world?
Maybe we can make a better life
Can you see the light?
 
 
music: Miracles - Mambo Sauce
 
 
Melanie
14 October 2007 @ 01:29 am
Tonight made me realize that once again, the boys that I like, let me down. I take their word as gold, (for some odd reason), and get burned, embarrassed, or frustrated in the end. Thankfully, not a lot of people knew that I liked this person. There was a connection at one time, and I thought that there was still a chance... What I heard killed any chance. But still....it's never fun. In the past year, 0 for 4. My batting average is..oh I know, ZERO! Why can't I get the cool guy who wants to be with me, for me..not for what they can get out of me.

Here's what happens - they either
1) don't like me
2) have a girlfriend, or
3) have some disgusting habit, or something that would ultimately end a potential relationship.

Where's my prince charming? Do I have to a be good little girl, and wait even longer? The girls who act like complete-you-know-what get the guys, while I, who try to treat guys with some respect, get shut down every friggin' time. BOOO...I'll be patient. I still want the right kind of guy; I don't have to marry him, but at least show me what I've been looking for all this time.

BTW...I misplaced my phone last night in my house, and I STILL can't find it. I'm so mad. I don't even remember where I put it. I needed to charge it and I didn't know the charger was so I turned off the phone, and eventually found the charger. Phone? Nowhere to be found. Bummer.