Friday, May 19, 2006

"My sandwich is blowing."

Hi all! I'm sorry I don't have any interesting pictures to post. This blog will have two purposes. The first is the most important, and that is to tell those who may be struggling with anything from a broken heart to an ingrown toenail, that I LOVE YOU and I daily thank the Lord for the blessing that you are in my life. More importantly, your Heavenly Father is aware of your troubles and is anxiously waiting to bless you. Be strong and keep on trucking and things will even out.

The second is a sort of turbo-update of life at the Playmill. It will come in the form of two lists...

LIST ONE: PLAYMILL VOCABULARY (which is all mostly David Walker's creation...)
"glorious"--anything good, lovely, praiseworthy, loud, powerful, etc. Can also be used in the form "gloriousness"
"clump-holery"--the formation onstage that we are in a great many times in the show, when we're all just clumped together in a little tableau without any particular geometric shape. Synonymous with "group-holery"
"______ie ________erton"--a conjugation of whatever word you want, be it a name, action, etc. For example, "Rachel" becomes "Rachie Racherton," "Get in a group" becomes "Group it up, Groupie Grouperton," "Glob" becomes "Globbie Globerton."

LIST TWO: NUMBER IT UP, NUMBIE NUMBERTON!
Since coming up to West Yellowstone, Montana
1 Trips to the E.R. since rehearsals began
79 Approximate hours spent in rehearsal
2 Times I've watched Old Faithful go off
9 Times I've cried (happy, sad, in character, and out of character)
8,462 Times I've laughed
1 Compliment I've received that I will treasure forever
2 Parental lectures received since moving to Montana
6 Times I've listened to the song "Come On, Eileen"
4 Cast members that are currently ill
9 Moments I've wondered about a cast member's sexuality
14 Number of times I've fallen while attempting a partnered cartwheel flip
1 Number of times Ben has dropped me on my head while we were attempting said cartwheel flip
0 Times Curtis and I have done our jive choreography correctly
8 Times I've done the "Go Go Joe" choreography correctly
0 Times I've done the "Go Go Joe" choreography correctly while being able to breathe and/or sing
3.1 Harry Potter books I've re-read
7 Number of ferral cats caught in the theatre and have now been sent home to Jesus
8 Times I have been down-right astounded by things that the Merrill children have said
6 Average number of times per day that I sing a high G above the octave
9,742 Number of times I have thought of the wonderful people that surround me and how much I miss those that I'm not with every day right now

Well, kids, I think that's about it for now! Every day I'm getting closer and closer to having a phone number, so to those who are trying to reach me, keep those e-mails coming! Love you all. Rock on.

5 comments:

Marianna said...

1 time I've wondered whether I provided both parental lectures or one parental lecture. It can't be "no parental lecture" ... right?

Love you!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Beckah said...

2 Times I've asked for a phone number or address
5 Times I've told people how you're doing
1 Time I went to the temple
2 Weddings I saw at the temple
8 bazillion Times I've missed you and wanted to talk to you and thought about you!

Tory said...

lizzard, lizzard, lizzard.

Like that name? I just gave it to you. I'm not sure if you've had it before or not, but keep it close to your heart anyway.

yaaaaaaaargh I miss being in your proximity!

Tory said...

lizzard, lizzard, lizzard.

Like that name? I just gave it to you. I'm not sure if you've had it before or not, but keep it close to your heart anyway.

yaaaaaaaargh I miss being in your proximity!

Ella said...

You have got to check this. If I know you, you will die laughing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

I love and miss hearing from you.