Sunday, May 13, 2012

And so it continues...

Blood pounding, hearts racing, suddenly the words on the page start to resemble Greek symbols and the main problem is-you don't speak Greek. You try to catch your breath, look for some sort of familiarity, anything! But nothing is catching up to you. Then you remember, you studied for this, you've been preparing for this for a whole semester. Almost immediately the knowledge begins to flow out of you and you finish the final, finally.

Hello everyone! It is finals week, they started on Friday, and I have never felt so prepared! Granted, I only had five finals and three were performing-but hey! I had to practice a lot to do that. That's why I haven't blogged for a few days, please forgive, i've been studying for my other finals. I have two left tomorrow. Geology and Acting 2. I am not worried about either for I feel that I have prepared quite thoroughly.

Perhaps i'm vain, but i'm assuming ya'll would like to see my two finished performing finals? Here they are!
This one is my Jazz Dance final. The first half was out teachers choreography and the second half we had to choreograph using things we had learned in class. 

Acting For Musical Theatre
Final. I'm really sad that this class is over, it was definitely one of my favorites.

Though my time at Western is coming to a close, I would like to send my love to all of those who have just begun their time here or will just be starting this Summer or Fall. You truly have a few years of a precious gift before you and I hope that you accept it full heartedly. Never doubt yourself, your school, or your major. Once you find your calling in life pursue it to the full extent that you can manage. I can't even begin to express how luck you are to be, or to almost be, a part of the Western family. I give you my fondest thoughts and my blessing.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Will You Miss Western? If So, Why?

I'm glad you asked this question! I will miss Western SO much. I can't even describe the positive impact this school has had on my life. That is why I am dedicated to this blog, to the theatre, and to my job as an RA because I want to give something BACK to this place that gave me so much love and experience. Do you ever feel that way? Like something or someone has given you so much that you just need to learn how to pay it all back. I can't wait to move on and learn new things in my life, but I will miss here. I will miss the people. I will miss the housing. I will miss the faculty and the classes. Everything in my life has been for a reason and Western has been for the best one, to find love. Love for theatre, friendship, school, activities and so much more. My friend Danny says how the song, 'We Found Love' completely fits Western. Rock Springs can seem cold and empty-but I promise you will find love here. And I don't mean romantic love, and if you do-good for you! I  mainly mean the best kind of love. Love for yourself.

(Someone asked me this question but for some reason formspring wouldn't let me post my answer here so I just retyped it for them!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dancing With The Athletes

This last Saturday, the fifth of May, we had a little fundraiser show for the Theatre department. It was called 'Dancing With The Athletes', we've been preparing for a few months and each dancer had an athlete partner from various teams around the school. My partner was a basketball player named Craig Hayter and this is the second year in a row that the Theatre department has done dancing with the athletes. I hope that they do it again next year!

This video is the dance my partner and I did!
Craig and I are in the white and Kylee and her partner Devin are in the plaid. Their style was country swing.

Craig and I got third place in the competition! With a 9.5, 9.5 and a 10 as our scores. There were 8 couples so I think that we did a pretty good job! Our style of dance that we did was Jazz dancing.

Emily Suzette

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Be prepared for a lot of information...

This last week was completely INSANE! In a good way. :) In fact, in SEVERAL good ways! First of all we'll touch on a tradition between me and my two friends since our first year. Kylee and Austin were watching Rent one day back in 2009 (first year) and there is a part where the actors sing 'Happy Birthday Jesus'. SO, Kylee and Austin bought a cake that said those words on it and shared it with me when I got home. Then we made one second year, and this cake below is the one we made third year!

Austin did two a's on accident, I wrote Jesus and Kylee wrote Happy. Our names are on the sides and the bottom says 'No Day But Today'-another quote from Rent..
 Well, we watched the movie 'Rent Live on Broadway' while we made the cake. It was so fun and much needed nostalgia/tradition.

Onto our next topic! For my stagecraft class, a technical theatre class, we are required to make three things for our final; build and paint a flat, a teddy bear with a costume and a weapon. My weapon isn't finished yet but here are the first two!

My flat is based off of Peter Pan. :D He's in the sky there.

A close up!

This is my bear. He is a character named Edward Elric from a tv show!
Lots of blogging is about to pop up this week! I still have to post about Dancing with the Athletes and more finals! Be prepared :D


Friday, May 4, 2012

Last night, Thursday the Fourth of May, was our annual theatre awards and dance party! It was SO much fun. All of the kids who are graduating got little awards (You'll see the picture down below) and then we had a dance party afterwards....

This is me accepting me graduation award :D

This is the award itself!

Two of my best friends... I'll miss them so much!

And of course, the theatre kids dancing it up!

Lots of my friends have been posting their sad status about leaving Western. Here are some quotes from them:

"Three years ago, I embarked on a journey here at Western Wyoming Community College. I was terrified. Would I survive in a new place? Would I learn as much as I possibly could? Would I graduate? As I sit here and reflect on the past three years, the grades and fear of not making it through the first years of college don’t really cross my mind… The thing that I remember most are the wonderful people I have met here. (Particularly the people that started this wonderful journey with me) Now, as I sit and wait for my last show here at Western to begin, I reflect upon the wonderful times I have shared with so many great friends!!"- Dale Hoopes

"...I don't think tonight could have ended with a better song than "we found love." two years ago i came to western terrified, already sure that i would spend the worst two years of my life here, make no friends, and regret the descision to ever set foot in rock springs. sitting here now alone in my room, bawling my eyes out, i now realize that everything is as it is supposed to be. there was no better place for me than western, and while i am so excited for what next year has in store for me, it breaks my heart to have to say goodbye in three weeks... i have grown so much, learned more than i knew i could, and met some of the most beautiful, talented, funny, caring, and simply wonderful people the world has to offer."- Daniel Hagy

I am so blessed to have the friends that I do. I will always miss them and love them. I will forever be grateful to this school for the experience it has given me. I am having a hard time finding the words. I keep getting emotional; excited, sad, nostalgic, lonely, awesome and thankful. I can't put into words exactly how I feel because there is just so much feeling going on inside of me. Please, please consider coming to Western and if you are already here remember the times you're having, have had, and will have. It is a beautiful place. I will never forget it.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

College Fun

Me and my roommates just made an AMAZING video. This is what college kids do at 10:00 pm when they haven't all been together for a while:

ROOMMATES, what an amazing thing about living in a college dorm room. I have been so blessed with roommates. It is so incredible to be able to live with people other than your family and learn about different lifestyles. I don't mean to sound too dramatic but, it really is quite educational how much you can get out of living with different people each year or even semester! Make sure on your way to Western that you get yourself a room and try and meet your roommate over the summer via phone call or facebook because you're going to be spending a lot of quality time with them come fall!

Here it comes everyone, the sad moment that everyone is waiting for. The moment when the school year is about to end... I have been here for three years and it is coming to a close. It is such a sad... sad thing! But it is also good to be moving on. I am really glad that I won't have to do a strike for a long time! Strike is when we take down the whole set after a show closes, it takes FOREVER!!! But it is also really fun being with all my friends... and power tools :D

Some of the wonderful theatre kids striking, not to mention a lot of non-majors came to help!


These are the castors from our turn table that is totally taken apart now!

This is my last strike with my favorite drill Perry. :(

Oh, the fun of the year coming to an end. It's sad, but i'm also really happy to be graduating.  Western, you've given me some of the best three years of my life.


Emily Suzette

Friday, April 27, 2012

Do you guys like dressing in all one color?

YES! My friend Corbett makes fun of me for it all the time... I wish I could find a picture! I have a red shirt, red pants, red shoes, and a red hat that I wear together. I personally thinks it's hilarious and awesome. Corbett finds it amusing but dumb! :( He works in the shop with me.

P.S. Secret Garden has had two matinees and two night shows this week. Lot's of Gardens being secretive!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Geology, Cacti, and Lizards :D

Hi everyone! It is SUCH nice weather here in Wyoming today! Actually, it's been pretty nice the last couple of weeks. I just love the springtime here SO much! on to more specific things. On Sunday I went on a trip for my Geology class. We drove six hours to Colorado and six hours back. We had a blast along the way and here are some of the things we saw! 

This is a Dam, I don't recall the name of it but it was so beautiful. We didn't get to look over the other edge because it was closed but this is where the water stopped and met the dam. :D

First of all, WHAT!? Look at the way that rock is shaped! My teacher told me to take a few snapshots of it and we are going to discuss how it was created in class later today. I'll let you know what I figure out!

Just more of the pretty sights in Colorado. 

This picture was more for artistic sake, and I just really wanted to show you how pretty the sky is! That is one of the BEST things about Wyoming-the sky. This picture is from Colorado but still, our skies here in Rock Springs are top notch.

CACTUS FLOWERS! Have you ever seen any before!? Beautiful. 

This is my lizard friend I met on the trip... I should've asked him for a name.

These next few pictures were the reason we came to this site on the trip. My teacher. A. Dudley Gardner, explained the rock art to us and what the different shapes meant. It's incredible. He has a Ph. D and is an archaeologist.  When you guys get to Western make sure you check out his classes! He is an excellent teacher and takes us on great field trips! Plus, some students get to go to Costa Rica with him in the summertime!

That's Dudley, the teach.

... the finale. A classic cactus. I don't see many of them but there were a lot on this site and I think they are awesome. :)

Basically, this last semester at Western has been a blast. But every semester can be, and was for me, if you get involved in fun and educational things. I wouldn't give my time up here for anything. Make sure to look at the class schedule online and check out our great courses!!!


P.S. I'm probably going to London with Dudley in December!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012


We're doing this dance. The GIRLS of the theatre department for a musical review.

More info later, stay tuned.


What would you say to someone who is considering attending WWCC to influence their decision to attend your school?

Oh wow... there is a lot of things I would say! One, I would inform them that the Scholarships are pretty amazing but make sure to apply early! That's true for any school you are applying for. Scholarships are going to save your LIFE these next few years!
Make sure that you talk to the head of the department you are wanting to join, they almost always have scholarships available and they love to hear form you when preparing for the next school year.

The Residence Halls. I've lived in them all three years and I love them! You can look further down on my blog to see some posts about them specifically. I've had both a suite and an apartment and both worked really well for me! Plus, the RA's are always really helpful and nice. I am currently one of them!

The most important thing I have to say is that the transition from High School into college isn't easy. BUT it is always better to start with a junior college as a stepping stone. I'm not saying I don't learn a LOT here, because I do, but i'm saying the smaller classes are easier to adapt to when forming into a college setting.

Thanks for your questions! If you ever want to talk to me call the Marketing and Publishing department at the school and ask them how to get ahold of me! Good luck finding a school!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My crafty crafts...

Oh, the things the internet can do! I was searching on and found this page:
It is a beauty blog and explains how to make a simple bow and I was so bored in my room I decided to do it! I took some old t-shirts, scissors and safety pins to create my bows.

Had this tank top for quite some time and couldn't decide what to do with it....
And I got two bows out of it with cute lace in the middle!

 Made some wonderful MUSTANG colored bows with two different shirts. :D
After making these red bows I attached them to some old shoes! I wear them all the time now.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post! I thought it was a good time. :D Next post will probably be after my trip to Colorado this weekend! Be ready for some hiking photos!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sing your heart out.

So, I am in a voice lesson class and today we performed our songs!

I've been practicing this song all semester and I think I did pretty well in my performance. I was trying to experiment with a 'pop' like sound which is pretty new for me.

Our musical director here at Western is pretty awesome. His name is Doug Knapp, and it is his first year at Western! Anyone interested in music be sure to check out the department when you visit. Doug is head of the choral and vocal side and Martha is head of the instrumental.

P.s. The video is having trouble loading, but i'll keep trying!
The question is, what is the point in settling for building a campfire on this side, when I can break my legs jumping over a chasm? Broken legs are much more exciting. Thinking again, wasting time. :)

Front, middle or back of the movie theater?

It totally depends on the movie. The Hunger Games= back because it is so shaky if you sit too close you'll vomit. Overall I choose to sit in the middle though, but NEVER in the front! That is just hard to focus on. I don't like sitting in the back often either because I feel like I am pulled out of the world I am trying to experience. I just like the middle spot where there is usually that bar to put your feet on. :D I also love having the theatre to myself so I can run around...

it's a good time. :D

Ask me anything

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good ol' fashion me...

This is a video from last semester! I finally figured out how to post videos on here so start getting used to it. :D This is me performing in a musical review the club, "B-LGT" put together. The review was called 'It gets better' and it was to raise money to donate to 'The Trevor Project'. It is a suicide prevention organization focusing mainly on LGBT youth. If you have any interest, want to donate, or just want to here amazing messages of hope check out the website:
This is my song in the show, I can only hope our funds helped! Think of all the lives saved by the Trevor Project.
Join an organization with a cause today, or just do whatever you can to help! Sending positive energy works great. :D



More Western Activities

Oh tech week, so much rehearsing!

The next project I have been focusing on, performance wise, is called 'Dancing with the Athletes'. It's a show that the theatre and dance department puts on which involves 6 dancers and 6 athletes partnering up and doing a fun 'dance competition.' It is such a great way to get to know people outside of our general departments! I think that it is a charity event as well, but i'm not sure yet! All I know so far is that I am one of the dancers competing! My partner and I have chosen a song:
His name is Craig and I am really excited to be working with him. He is a basketball player and a few of his friends are involved as well!
Here are my top two reasons for coming to Western; the amazing activities and shows and the personal attention in classrooms. If you haven't noticed that by my previous blogs I apologize because that is the point I am trying to make here. The best three years of my life so far have been spent on this campus.
I'm about to get really serious here. The only decision i've ever made that I am dead set on it being the best decision was coming to Western. Whether it's a stepping stone for a university, coming back to college after being gone for a while, or just needing a good time and true friendship; Western has been my savior in all these areas.
I'll try and get a video of my dance performance up! It's on May 5th at 7pm. If you can try to come PLEASE say hello afterwards so I can tell you more about Western!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hi! Sorry it's been a little bit since I have written, things have been really busy here at Western! We're interviewing people for new RA positions next year, Secret Garden is in it's final stages of rehearsal, and I'm getting my life ready for the summer!

First, let's start with interviewing. Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is one of the best jobs I have ever had and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to apply! You have to live in the dorms one semester before you can apply, but after that you are golden! I only did it my second year of college and I love every second of it. But, this isn't about me! We have a lot of new people applying for the 17 positions opening up in the fall. The returning RA's don't have to do the whole application process, but they do have to have a special interview with our boss Dustin Conover and he will decide whether to rehire them or not.

My part in the applicants process is that, as a staff member, I get to attend the interviews of the applicants and ask them questions. After that we discuss what we thought of them with Dustin and he makes the final decisions. It really is a great experience to talk to the applicants and be a part of the hiring process, it's all new and great to learn!

Next, Secret Garden. Oh, Secret Garden. It is the next play that the theatre department is putting on. It shows the last three weekends in April at 7:30pm. Please come and watch if you can! Perspective theatre students can get in free if they talk to the theatre office. It is going to be a great, great show and we just started tech rehearsals. Which means the set, lights, costumes, and props have just come into play. I am on costume and set crew and it is a lot of hard work and long rehearsal hours, but it's worth it!

Lastly, my future plans. I have organized to live in an apartment in Salt Lake City, which I am very excited about. The hardest part is looking for jobs! Am I right? We must not give up though even though it seems finding jobs these days is really difficult. Speaking of jobs, when you come to Western there are LOADS of internship opportunities! Plus, we have a place called the ACE IT center and they help a LOT with jobs too.

Best of luck and KEEP WORKING HARD till graduation! Hope to see you perspective kids in the fall when I visit!

p.s. don't forget to ask me questions! :D

Monday, March 26, 2012

H vs Z: Round One

One of my favorite things about Western is the activities that our clubs plan! We have a number of clubs on campus, all are easy to join and it is a GREAT way to get involved on campus. Currently the club, ASOPA (Associated Students of Performing Arts) is putting on 'Humans vs. Zombies'. Now that the beta group is over we have over 55 players in the school involved. Check out the website!

It's so much fun! In just one day we already have ten zombies! I think the game will only last till Friday but who even knows, it's all about chance. So many people are being eaten. And personally, one of my best friends has become a zombie! It's so sad because I think my roomie is going to be next...

Honestly, it seems like this game would add stress but really it is SUCH a stress reliever for me! I get to focus on class in class and then once i'm out I can relax about that a little by always being on the look out for zombies. Don't worry: there are safe zones! Like classrooms, work, dorm rooms and bathrooms. Right now I am hiding out in a dorm room! Even though it's a zombies dorm room... awkward.
This is one of the many posters at our school. In your search for college programs, makes sure to visit the ASG (Associated Student Government) office at the school and learn about the clubs on campus! Getting involved is one of the most important things when heading to college. It helps you make friends, stay active, and enjoy your first years out of home! Even if it isn't your first year out of home and you will be applying as an nontraditional student it is still VERY important to get involved! Good luck!
Emily Suzette

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Attending Western

Coming to this school has been the best decision I have ever made in my young life. Right now I’m in a Geology class and I honestly never thought science could be so fun! My teachers are Dudley Gardner and Charlie Love. They are really helpful. One great thing about going to a smaller school is that it is much easier to get personal attention from your teachers. They all have office hours where you can come ask questions AND they are really easy to contact by e-mail.

For anyone considering becoming a theatre major listen up... THIS is the school for you! The theatre department is the best place to start your college theatre career. It will lead you into any graduate program after you’re done at your time here with amazing tools and skills. I have already been through the whole program and I have improved more as a performer than I ever thought I could. Please, please consider our program!

You can ask my anything you want in my ask box on the left side of this page. Ask about school, theatre, life, the dorms etc. Any questions you have are welcome!

Spring Break [Part 2]

Hello! This is a continuation of my Spring Break experience.

Another thing we did was going to the
Metropolitan Museum of art. I had been there before and wasn't too excited about the whole thing. But I saw some great art and had a good time exploring with my friends! Finding the cafeteria was difficult... and then it was too expensive anyway!

We visited Saint Patrick's Cathedral. My little sister, who is a photographer, took my camera and snapped a lot of artsy pictures! She likes to do that. Here is one of those pictures here. It was a really beautiful place, and it was GIGANTIC!

Little Italy. Oh what fun! We ate food at a nice little Italian restaurant. I mean what's little Italy without eating some good ol' Italian food?

And that is an overview of my Spring Break.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break [Part 1]

HI! I missed you all. I have so many thing I want to blog about! First, i'll tell you about my spring break. I had the opportunity to go to New York City this Spring Break!

So, I'll give you the highlights of my trip. First, I MET NICK JONAS! I hope ya'll know who he is. That's him in this picture here; He is one of the three Jonas Brothers. He tlaked really quiet and I saw him in the show 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' on Broadway. My tickets were only thirty dollars and great seats!!! He did pretty good in the show. I loved how he used a more musical theatre style of singing rather than his usual pop/rock style.

The other star of the show was Beau Bridges. He is this guy here. He is pretty cool, I like him because he is in Stargate SG1, I got this picture and his autograph because Stargate SG1 is my favorite show! I also saw 'RENT' on Off-Broadway for only twenty five dollars in the front row! It is my favorite musical so I was really blessed to be able to see it while I was in the city. It was one of the best experiences ever. I was crying and laughing the whole show and I forgot how uplifting it is. Theatre is such a powerful thing.

I also saw 'MEMPHIS' starring Adam pascal. That was also a very good show for twenty six dollars and great seats! I loved it. It's about music and racism in the sixties. It was really funny but also very well scripted and dramatic. I enjoyed the dancing aspect of it the most. The Ensemble was incredible! That was one of my favorite things about Broadway was the fact that the ensembles were so incredible and energetic.

Another great highlight of the trip was that we were able to visit Ground Zero. They have these gigantic pools that mark where the Twin Towers stood. This is the South Pool and there is another one in the other tours place. Around the side are the names of all the people who died that day. It was a really incredible site and very moving. I had been to the site six years ago and it was nothing like this. It was all rubble with pictures. This memorial site is a new thing that I think it really impressive and touching. In this picture is my sister who I was able to share this experience, and the rest of New York, with.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Zombies and Humans BATTLE

This week has been AMAZING! Me and my friends, 20 of us, started this game called Humans vs. Zombies. Go to to check out the rules and read reports on other campus's playing! It's a campus game involving as many people as you want. The humans try to avoid zombies and the zombies try to eat the humans! READ ABOUT IT! We're starting another round school wide on the 26th of March. Please join in!!! Find me or any theatre kid to get information. We're really excited about it. Humans needs Nerf guns and everyone needs bandannas.

So, how it works is everyone is a human at first except for one person chosen to be the first zombie. That person tries to tag a human to become a zombie. If a zombie doesn't tag in 48 hours they die of starvation (That was me on Wednesday, I died. I couldn't 'feed' on a human in time. :(.) Anyway, it's awesome. :D



Thursday, March 1, 2012

How would you summarize yesterday in one word?


Ask me anything

A Quick Follow Up...

I FINALLY got my graduation things done! I'm pretty sure that I am solid to graduate in May! After three years here May doesn't seem far at all. It's sad really, I love it here. But it's time for me to move on to other things, you know? Graduating is something that I look forward to so much. Recieving a college degree, moving on, walking with all my friends in our caps and gowns! It is going to be a great experience.


The 'almost' graduate Emily :D

Monday, February 27, 2012

Have you ever stayed awake all night?

Once I stayed up for 38 hours straight. And by the time it was over I still wasn't tired! Well, I didn't feel tired. I laid down and was a goner right away. Anyway, the reason I stayed up was because my roommate and her friends were staying up all night doing homework and I decided to watch the movies they were playing as background. I was planning on only watching 'All Dogs Go To Heaven' but ended up watching all of the ones they played AND they all went to sleep before I did! I went to class and rehearsal feeling fine until I decided to lie down for a moment, just to rest my eyes before hanging out with friends, and I slept clean through the night. It was fun! But I had a terrible headache the next morning.

Ask me anything

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Do you like to get dressed up for dates?

Yes, in fact, I do. It is so much fun to have an excuse to get dressed up. I have a LOT of dresses and what better excuse to use them then to get dressed up for a date? Although, it does depend on what the activity for the date is. Generally I think a cute casual is the best way to go. Nice pants, nice shirt and pretty hair. Not so casual that it looks like you don't care, you know? So yeah. Generally I do dress up. :D

Ask me anything

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do you like bacon?

DO. I. LIKE. BACON!? Yes! I love bacon so much it's not ever funny! It is extremely frustrating actually because I decided to try being a vegetarian for a month and I get no bacon! On Tuesday my month is up and my friend is making me dinner with bacon and chicken enchiladas. It is sure to be a night to remember! Then I might start over and go ANOTHER month without meat! I'm so crazy in doing little things I don't understand just to get a feel for them. That's why I want to try everything and understand life! But i'll stay away from things I really thing will be harmful to me. But yes, I LOVE BACON!

Ask me anything

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mornings in the tech shop:

So, if anybody was wondering, I am an intern in the technical theatre shop. We build sets, paint them and get ready for productions. I work Monday through Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 11:00am. It is so much fun! Although it is extremely hard sometimes when my hands start to hurt or it gets really cold. But, it is still really...what's the word i'm looking for... fulfilling to have a set done and built and be able to watch performances on it. Or, in my case, I get to perform on it sometimes! I love being on both sides of theatre. Working on the technical side and being a performer as well. My favorite side of technical theatre is Stage Managing. I try to get as many opportunities to do it as possible. The Stage Manager is the person who makes sure everything goes smoothly and calls all the cues for things to happen during the show. I just stage managed 'JKindertransport' which performed the end of January. I hope those of you who saw it liked it!

What is your favorite theatre production you have been in so far?

My first year of college I was in a production of 'Antigone'. It is a Greek play about a girl who fights against the law to stand up for what is really right. It is a tragedy though which was kind of sad. I played the Queen and The Messenger. It was student directed and produced at Western.

Ask me anything

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The worst thing about Wyoming turned best.

The BEST thing ever just happened. Literally five seconds ago I just got back inside from the coolest experience of my life. It's 9:51pm on Feb 22nd and the most amazing night has just transpired!
First you need some...let's call it exposition? The Wind here has been unbearable and annoying all day. We've all been complaining about it and annoyed as all heck! You can read many kids status' on facebook from today and you will hear all about the Wind we so love here at home. Then I decided to take a trip to Wal Mart. I meet up with a few friends and they want to watch tv for a minute (Wind River Commons. Great tv room. :D) and i'm way to hyper to sit still. So, I decide to run around oustide! After a few moments leaning in the Wind (I capatalize 'Wind' because it seems to have a personality of it's own.) I turn and see three of my other friends tying sheets to their hands and feet and FLYING. They'd jump in the hair and the Wind would lift them for a few moments! It was the most amazing thing to watch. Then I got to try it! I know the pictures are a little fuzzy but I will try uploading a video later.
Now to turn this into a metaphorical life changing experience. Why take something as seemingly horrible as the Wind and make it so bad? Make it wonderful. Ride on the problem until you are ruling it. Not it ruling you. Don't you guys just LOVE the cheesiness of it all? :D
P.S. I hope I get to Wal Mart! :P

Saturday, February 18, 2012

That awkward 'Scottish Play'...

Time for a funny story. Last night was the opening night of my show and it went really well! After Applebees we had an extremely awkward encounter with the word 'Macbeth'. If you didn't know it is bad luck to say that inside a theatre during a show. Some people, like my best friend, think it's bad luck to say anywhere anytime. I just think you should never say it in a theatre at all. Anyway, we were at dinner after the show and one of my friends says 'Oh I said Macbeth twelve times backstage'. IMMEDIATELY someone tips over a cup of water all over the table. After a few moments of all of us yelling and saying how horrible that was of him to say and laughing really hard, another friend says 'You said Macbeth backstage!?' and ANOTHER glass of water tips over. Needless to say we were all dying of laughter.

This story is proof to non-superstitious people that you shouldn't say that word! Mostly it was just the funniest thing ever. I am so glad that we have continued this tradition of going to Applebees after opening night. I've been doing it for three years of shows here at Western! Thank you Applebees for being there for us.

What traditions do you guys have?



Friday, February 17, 2012

A week of tech

Tonight the show I am in opens! Please come if you can. It starts at 7:30pm in the WWCC theatre and it is free for students! And any prospective students reading this blog, please keep in mind that if you are looking into the theatre department they will give you free tickets to our shows the day you come to tour! They also give Alumni free tickets! I am so excited for this show to open. This week has been our tech week which means a lot of rehearsals. We run the show every night and practice various parts that need work in the afternoons. It's such a busy time for us here!

On other notes, I am trying to figure out graduation things still. It's a long process and I will admit that I keep getting distracted. Incredibly distracted! My most current distraction is watching Smallville season 10. And before that was 'How I Met Your Mother'. Luckily, my friends help me make time for other important things by keeping me in mind. Having fun is good but getting homework turned in on time is the best possible thing for a college student. Just do what is right even if it's not easy!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Western Alumnis Journey to Success

HI Everyone! I have really exciting news this time around. One of my old friends and Western Alumni is trying to get his singing career off the ground! Check out the link to this site:

This is a neat site that helps people get started on their careers! Check out the other artists trying to get themselves out in the open. How it works he's that you pledge a dollar to his cause until he gets to his goal. His goal ends on March 8th and is $8,888! Once he gets to the goal then the site will fund him for his project.

Give this alumni of our school a shot and go listen to him sing!



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Speaking of rehearsal...

This is the show i'm in!!! Please check out it's facebook page
It's going to be really great and I wrote the script for it! It's a musical review, I do have a solo and everyone performs really magnificently. COME SEE IT!!!