Day 7: Something I never leave my abode without:
Seriously, I have this chronic addiction. I once emptied my purse in this vlog and found that I had something like four or five tubes/containers of chapstick.
And the thing is, they all serve different chapstick purposes. Pictured here is my personal favorite, Blistex, which is the most intense (and therefore more frequently used). I use Chapstick brand when I want to be on the go; Neosporin overnight before I go to bed; and tubed Blistex for on-the-go-but-its-really-windy-out.
So, basically, I'm a freak. But you knew that already.
IN OTHER NEWS I have been very, very busy lately (thus the brevity in my blogs). I had several midterms and papers due last week and the flow of homework and reading has not ceased. I am not complaining, though, because I want to soak in every academic moment here at college! And, as it just so happens, I'm going to declare my major pretty soon (expect a blog post later on that).
In other realms of my life, I've been hard at work on my radio show. Last week I had the great pleasure of interviewing my Religion professor, Dr. John Grayson. What a treat! He talked about meeting Bishop Tutu, Winnie Mandela, and Rosa Parks (!!) and was so genial and lovely to chat with. This week I'll be interviewing my friend from NC, Mary Day Saou, a photographer and Worship Leader. While the show itself is only two hours on a Saturday, preparing for it involves actively listening to all of my guest's music at least twice through, researching artists I don't know already, and writing the script. So about five hours of preparation goes into each two-hour slot.
AND FINALLY, I'm in a play! It's a goofy one-act entitled "The Moustache Guys" which has been quite enjoyable to work on. In high school I did a ton of theatre, especially because I was on the Board of Directors for a student-run company, One Song Productions. I directed, acted, tech'd, costume designed, sang, danced, and produced for something like twenty plays. When I got to college I was pretty burned out on theatre, not out of spite, but just because I had other interests I wanted to pursue. But last semester I auditioned for Project: Theatre's annual production of The Vagina Monologues. It was ideal because of the short time commitment, and because I love the show. From there I was recruited to do "Moustache Guys" and I'm so glad I auditioned! The show itself goes up tomorrow night and will have a matinee on Sunday afternoon.
I'm so grateful for all theatre taught me in high school. From the stage, and the people involved, I learned so much about self-presentation, speaking in public, and confidence. My radio show is very much a product of what I gleaned dually from running a production company (it's a LOT of work) and from the pressure of performing in front of audiences of about a 1000 people (yay Arts Schools!).
So that's what I've been up to. How about you?
OH P.S. Happy Belated Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh! There goes that whole vlog I made for your birthday, because, well, I forgot it was yesterday... (*headdesk*)
current jam: "the king of spain" tallest man on earth
best thing in my life right now: my job interview is this afternoon! and the weekend is nearly nigh!
days until departure: 66