“To the end of my days, I shall be grateful for that curious link with the past, to that other universe of grace and values — and to my quaint old family, for if there is the merest smidgeon of decency in me at all, it came from them, and without doubt, though they never would have guessed it, they gave me my imagination.”— Christopher Plummer [In Spite of Myself, A Memoir]
So, today I began mentally sorting through all of my possessions for when I actually pack to go to Montreal. I don’t leave until the 11th, but I figure given how forgetful I am, it couldn’t hurt to get an early start on things. My sister has started a countdown until the day I leave, she’s really excited to be able to spend time with me; and strangely enough I’m excited to spend time with her too. While it’s true we’ve drifted over the years, we both find ourselves with a sense of longing almost, a willingness to want to be close again. As a child, I idolized her. Then she stopped coming around and years passed, now I’m an adult and we can have things in common again.
In other news, one of my nearest and dearest may be moving away from our less than stellar city, all the way back to St George. Words cannot express just how depressed the both of us are feeling about this turn of events. In a rather foolish way we’ve come to depend on one another; a strange twist in the story of our lives, given how generally unattached we normally are. But dependent and about to be ripped away from one another we seem to be. Not that I’m sorry to have her around, because in all truthfulness, she saved me from myself; and so I’m grateful to have her be apart of my life and actually adore me as much as I adore her.
And in other news, I must lose weight. Because as much as I love myself, I do not love these extra twenty pounds that have decided to befriend me when I wasn’t looking. All of my clothes are starting to fit crazy weird and I can’t afford to buy new ones; so lose the weight I shall do! I make it sound so easy to drop twenty pounds, and it should be, especially for someone whose had an eating disorder in the past. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.
And in the interest of keeping you posted; the table read for ‘Calling’ on Sunday night was, to put it simply, amazing! I laughed my ass off for a majority of the script, which I’m taking to be a good sign. We start shooting really soon, (another great reason to drop some weight), and I am completely jazzed about it!
Right, terribly sorry that I’ve dropped off the face of the planet the past little while. It’s been months since my last post, so just to catch everyone up on what’s new…
I’ve spent the past few months working as a live in nanny for my sister’s kids. I did it as a plan to save up money, a plan that so far has been less than successful, because I’m just dreadful with money. But things are quickly changing in that regard, (I hope). I’ve become pretty good friends with someone lately, I think we both stumbled upon each other at just the right time in our lives; call it providence if you will.
I auditioned for a small role in a small film this month and I actually got the part! I couldn’t believe it, I got the call about it, hung up and screamed and cried and then went into a total state of shock; I think I’m still there. It seems like a pretty funny movie from what I’ve seen and that’s all that I’m permitted to say about it, due to confidential purposes. Final table read this weekend and then we start shooting! You can bet that I’ll be driving everyone around me absolutely mad with posts about it on here, facebook and twitter too.
Also, I’m planning a trip to Montreal for a week or so in December. I couldn’t be more excited about it. I get to see a wonderful city that I’ve never seen before and I get to see my sister! While there I’m looking at a school (fingers crossed), seeing The Nutcracker (so excited, it’s my favorite!) and just having a grand time with it. Although I am a tad nervous, I’m taking the bus there. It’s the first time I’ve ever really traveled on my own; I keep thinking about that poor guy who fell asleep on a bus and got his head chopped off by the crazy sitting next to him, but that’s probably really rare….right?
So that’s what’s new as of late, I promise to be a more faithful blogger.