Monday, December 6, 2010

A Fairly Good Idea

So, I was thinking the other day about a slight dilemma I have with my life, and that's the fact that I am absolutely terrible at keeping in touch. Horrid at this very simple thing, with old friends, family, whatevs. I always forget to call, occasionally remember to text, and people generally just have no idea what's going on with my life. So I was looking around, and saw a friend of mine who had a blog still up and going (Becky Weber), I read some of it, and realized that this was perfect! I am on the computer a fair amount, just cause of Facebook, Pandora, Comics, and of course the accursed school essays. So I figured that I'd just keep this updated and people would know what was going on! Cause my family still blogs fairly regularly. So hoorah. First order of business is to do a quick catch up from last blog post....which was Prom....oh boy.
Junior year ended. AP Tests are an abomination, passed both of mine that year AP Bio and AP History (This is very nice for me right now btw).
Over the summer, I was convinced to do Footloose the Musical. I got the only decent male part in the whole play, I think, and that was Reverend Shaw. The General opinion is that I added depth to an otherwise unremarkable play (Daddy's comment on the show), but that's generally what everyone decided on. While the other parts were sung quite well, there just wasn't a whole lot of depth or class to it. Oh well, I rocked it, had a good time back stage, as I always do.

Oh yeah, and I got some action on stage. Hoorah!
Senior year started, the school was now 3A, so the Drama Department could now compete, so we focused on Drama a lot that year, especially since my grade was a grade with a whole lot of talent, and Street wanted to use as much as she could. So started out the year with Shakespeare Competition. Now, I took the Desdemona Death Scene to Shakespeare Festival, very dramatic scene in which Othello murders his wife after some confrontation, because he's been convinced by Iago that she's cheating on him with his Second in Command. So, he kills her. The scene did not place at Shakespeare Festival due to to totally idiotic politics that they play down there. I say this because my scene was the only scene in our entire division to be chosen for Showcase, which is where they show all the pieces that the judges thought were so awesome, they needed to be shown again. Only ones in our division to make it to Showcase, and we placed 6th. With 4th place being our exact scene done by a bunch of idiots who I watched, and who were in my same round. Politics sucketh.

Othello, your life sucks, hence why Shakespeare wrote about you, bummer.
Next up was a mix of The Foreigner and Speech Season. The Foreigner is the second funnest show I've ever done. The first being The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Abridged. But the Foreigner was fun, I didn't have a really big part, but I did have a very fun part and rocked what parts I did have. I ended up on the front page of the Richfield Paper with a choice facial expression. Fun play.
Speech season went really well, until State. I took 3rd at Region, with a strategy on how to beat the two people who beat me at Region. So I went to State, with so much more research and a case to rock the ages. I got there, went to my first round, and just trashed the poor girl, sorry about that. Then inbetween the first and second rounds, my brain died. To this day, I don't know what it was, I slept well the night before, I had had stuff to eat, I was feeling just fine, but suddenly I just could not think, I ended up stuttering and fumbling through my case the next two rounds and didn't stand a chance of breaking into finals. I don't know what happened, I just goofed. Bye Speech.
After this I began working on Region and State Drama. This time I arranged a comedic piece from Taming of the Shrew. Two days before Region I got with my partner, blocked the thing, memorized it, and we took 4th at Region. Hoorah. Unfortunately, from there, there is no competition in Drama, it's all a "Festival" where if you were Superior, you get a Superior rating, "Everyone's a Winner". Sissy Drama People not wanting to get their feelings hurt. That scene made it to Showcase, and received Superiors on every single score except for one (The category they marked down didn't apply to our scene, btw, weird people). Straight Superiors and Showcase. Hoorah. Then in the One Act play we did "Inside Al", I was Inside Al, and that was fun, good play, interesting experience. My partner Brooks got an award for his performance as Al for his physicalization of the character, who had Cerebral Palsy. I didn't get a specific award for my performance, but I did get a teacher who came up to me and told me: "I've both directed, and been in that play, and your partner did a fantastic job, but I want you to know that I know, and I saw, that that performance wouldn't have been what it was without your performance. Good job". I like that more than the award, personally.
Oh yeah, and One Voice went on Tour to Disneyland and Knotsberry Farm. Hoorah, good times.

We rocked the place.
Around February I was hanging out with some friends while the parents were gone out of town, and we were just watching this movie that I had told Kesler him and I needed to watch together, then of course I invited Jory, cause him and I had become close friends during Speech Season where I became his unofficial Uncle, me and JD took care of him. So Jory's comin over and says "Hey, I'm gonna bring over Brynna and Danielle, k?". Why not? And I met Danielle Bastian. Wonderful farm girl who became my girlfriend that April. We had a marvelous summer, and helped each other grow and become better people. Good times. She came over and helped ease the all out suffering of Mono that summer.

We rock.
Senior year began drawing to a close. Ended the Drama career with a big bang with the Improv Troupe, which was WAY too much fun. The funnest thing you can do in Drama, I think. The Sound Effects Game with Garret Nash. Good end to the Drama Career.
Yes, I had Mono over the summer, and no I did not get it from Danielle, she's never had it before, though yes, I did kiss my girlfriend, so sue me. I got Mono from sleeping 4 hours a night, drinking 7 cans of Mtn Dew per day, and working all day on the ranch, immune system crashed and I got a triple threat case of Mono, naseau, infected throat, and congestion. Along with aches, and swelling of my eyes.

Yikes. Not a good time.
Spent the summer working for Daddy, having Mono, and spending most of my time with Jory and Danielle. Two of my favorite people. Good summer, good times.
Summer ended. Time to go to College. Going to USU. Danielle and I broke up because we both decided that it'd do more damage than good to try to keep things strong while we tried to live two different lives. So after a little bit of time to let it develop we've decided that it goes like this: She's sending me off on my mission, then what happens after the mission will happen. We're still good friends, and still enjoy each other's company, just no romance. Ta-da.
Came to college, and lived with Jamie for the first week while I looked for a place to live. Jamie and Jonathan said that I would love being On-Campus, so I put myself on the waitlist for an apartment without a meal plan, they said it really wasn't likely, but they'd do what they could. Then I get a phone call the day after talking to them that said they had an opening, so I took it. DAVIS 201!
I am now rooming with 5 members of the USU Track team.

Austin, who is my room room mate. Executive Secretary, took Calc 3, Engineering, and Physics in the same semester, decided that he hated Engineering and decided to be a Psychiatrist instead after his experience as Exec Sec. He is also leaving for his mission next month, so I may be getting a new room mate.

Jake who is Superman. Runs Hurdles like a maniac, is the current Utah Triathlon Champion in his Age Division, has an amazing girlfriend, and lives life very well.

Parker Bluth, or Blunt. Scary fast in the Sprints, and will tell you what's on his mind, no problem. :) Keeps us in line as far as dishes and cleaning up too, so that's all good.

Tanner who is our Pretty Boy. Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a cuddling maniac. A ton of fun to hang around, will just go with whatever's going on and make it fun. Activities Director, of course.

AJ. From what I hear he is the grand champ of the 110 Hurdles and may place in Regionals his Freshman year. Computer genius, and gaming extrordinaire. You name a game, he can talk with you about it. English Major, which means he also has a wide array of knowledge from wherever. Interesting to talk to.
This semester is just coming to a close, got a final project due today, a final paper this weekend, and a test this week. One Final test next Wednesday for Understanding Theater.
Now you're all caught up. Hoorah!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

WOw... you just summarized a year and a half of your life in like a one page essay...

Forsythe said...

Great to hear from you...Hoorah!

Becky the Techie said...

I love it! haha :)
And I'm glad I've kept my blog going fairly regularly. Stoker keeps one too, and so does Kelsie Mason, in case you're interested. Their links are on my site.
I love you, and I'm glad you're having a great time up at USU! :D

Melanie Rose Nielsen said...

I LOVE the picture of you and Danielle! Haha! I think I see Spencer in the corner as well? Funniest thing ever.

JaMiEj said...

Sooo... this means that living on campus was a good thing?? You still like it ya?