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Sunday, 22 June 2008

For The Kids

Last night I performed at the Salford Arts Theatre. I was a very last minute stand in. The show was performed by 7 year olds and one little girl couldn't do the play as she was being taken on holiday!
So I had to learn two parts!
I'm glad I did it. The children put so much in to the play, it would have been a shame for them to have to cancel it. And the children were brilliant and looked after me and made sure I was OK, one little boy even whispered my lines to me!

The things you do!

Next!

I've had a couple of job interviews this week for bar jobs etc.

Please see snippets of one interview below and for reasons to see why I should just never be allowed out of the house again.

The Interview:
Very hunky man, limp hand shake though!

ME: So, I used to work for an on-line dating company and arranged speed dating nights...
HIM: Did you manage to bag yourself a man whilst you were at it?
ME: No, I had a boyfriend at the time, but we've just finished...

SILENCE!
TUMBLE WEED!

HIM: I'm so sorry.
ME: No, I'm sorry!

Why the heck I felt the need to share this kind of info is beyond me.
Some Moments Later:

HIM: Why this bar?
ME: Why not!!!

HIM: So, I see you went for Salford Uni and did theatre and dance?
ME: You could say that, or you could say I just rolled on the floor for two years!

HIM: We like people to keep the bar clean and tidy as much as possible.
ME: Great, I have slight OCD and love to clean!

What is the matter with me?
Anyway, I've not heard back from this bar or the other one - the search continues!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Ooops...

I don't know how this has happened - but I seem to have joined a netball team!!??

Please don't let the bigger girls be rough with me...

Monday, 16 June 2008

Sorry!

I feel sorry for you readers of this blog - it's been a bit of a miserable time over here lately and it's time I put a stop to it!
I've stopped dwelling on the past, stopped with the million and one thoughts about things, stopped feeling sick and miserable and ill...
My socks are well and truly pulled up and I even listened to my whole Whitney Houston Love Songs CD and didn't cry or feel sad once! Woo-hoo!
So yes, I promise to stop being miserable, I've far too much happening!

Just had the very first rehearsal for the play tonight. I only needed Mark and Paul to do their scene and they were brilliant, as I had every faith they would be.
I need to re-cast as one person dropped out and then the other person I cast didn't show up (grrr) so hopefully I've found a replacement, just waiting to hear back off this person. It's all bloomin go!

I'm looking for a bar job in the evenings, because I've got to get to Vietnam this summer - that's my goal and it's really nice to have something to work and save for.

I went to the cinema to watch Sex and the City yesterday. Had such a fab girly day and the film just ended the day perfectly. I won't spoil it, but there was one moment in the film where I shouted 'NO!' really loud. I was so shocked, anyway I'll stop talking about it or I'll give the plot away. Someone told me not to see it as I probably wouldn't be in a fit state to watch something like that, about relationships and things at the moment! There was no way I was not going to watch it. And that person was talking utter rubbish because the film makes you believe in love, happy ever after and makes you believe no matter what, you'll be OK. I came out of the cinema feeling really happy and positive and in need of a cocktail and a cocktail dress to go with it!
The only thing that bugged me, as much as I love Carrie and her wardrobe... would anyone really ever wear beads to bed?
But anyway, I totally loved it.

Sorry for the misery... it's all in the past - PROMISE x

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Papa!

Just want to wish my dad a VERY HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!



My dad is the best dad in the whole world.
He makes me laugh more than anyone in the entire world.
And I love him MILLIONS and MILLIONS!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Done It!

I've finally finished writing BATTERED EGOS! The play I started to resent. The one that took me forever to get motivated with, the one where I got writers block and thought I'd never get it back. I've completed it!!!

We had a full read through tonight and the cast seemed to really enjoy it.

Phew.

Another roller coaster until it opens next month! Here we go!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Err?

I feel like I've missed a week. I know I was ill last week and was in some sort of a daze, but flippin heck.
My friend text me last night checking we were still meeting for drinks and a gossip after work today, which I actually thought was for next week.
Then my other friend asked me if I was going home this weekend as it's Fathers Day on Sunday. 'This Sunday?'
'Yes.'
I honestly thought it was next.

Then in work today it hit me that my friend from Vancouver, who I've not seen for 4 years is on her honeymoon over here and that I have planned to meet her and her new hubby this Friday, when in my head it was next Friday.
Sorry if none of this makes any sense, but I've spent the day a little confused.

But all is OK. I met my friend for a drink, my dad is coming up in a couple of weeks with my mum and we'll have a belated Fathers Day and I'm keeping Friday free to meet the honeymooners!

Is anyone watching Big Brother? I'm hooked. Yep, well and truly sucked right in. My flatmate Louise is trying to convince me to audition for next years, but no way. I don't think I could ever do it.

Anyway, must crack on with the play.
x

Monday, 9 June 2008

Better... just!

I can't tell you how ill I've been over the past few days, oh go on then, I can! I've been very, very poorly. It started off as a cold, then I got a cough and the cough settled on my chest. I had a couple of days off work, and then on Friday I went in and my boss sent me home. I must have been ill as I went straight to bed and slept solidly for hours.

I've managed to do my leafleting jobs as no matter how ill I've felt, I still need savings for the summer! So I worked Friday night (don't know how!) And I did Saturday afternoon and evening!
I felt slightly better on Saturday and so I went out in the evening for drinks with my friends and had a great night and had a BBQ yesterday which was fun.
I had to cancel the read-through of my play tonight, which I hate doing. But with me being so ill, I still need a bit longer to work on the play. I hate doing it and know it's unfair on the actors, but it's full steam ahead Thursday onwards.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Achooo!

I'm ill. Full of a cold and feeling sorry for myself. I hate being ill!
My lovely flatmate Carl has been looking after me with good meals - hot drinks and tonight he's bought Little Miss Sunshine and we're on the red wine (what? It's supposed to be good for you!) and we're watching the film with some nice food. Hopefully Lou will be home at 9:00 to join us for a fun night!

Production meeting for the play went well, we got loads sorted. Paul has now dropped out. It's his twin brother's graduation on the Friday of the play and he didn't realise! Anyway, I've thankfully managed to re-cast and found a great guy called Tom, he was supposed to be in my play last year, but ended up going to America with his own play, so it'll be nice to finally get to work with him!

That's all for now from the Sally Camp!!
More soon x

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Gone...

My writers block has GONE!!!!

Finally! Even though I posted about getting my mojo back the other week, I still didn't sit down and write anything. I did start to worry myself sick as this has never happened to me before, ever.
I had a chat to my mum tonight and she made me feel better. She just pointed out that I have had a very stressful and draining month, both emotionally and mentally. I told her that I've been sleeping in on days off until 11:30am, which isn't like me at all, I'm usually up so early. She said there's no wonder I've not been able to write a thing, my body and brain just needs time to calm down and relax.

And she was right, I suppose.

Anyway, tonight I have written. I have another scene to the play, quite a long scene. I'll revise it tomorrow, but for the minute I'm happy with it. Something is better than nothing.
I feel like I've broken the spell now... onwards and upwards!

By George...

After having a lovely family day yesterday. My mum, dad and brother came for a visit, then we went on to a family party which was lovely. They dropped me off home just in time for the results of Britain's Got Talent.
My flatmate Carl and I decided to choose our favourite to win. I said George, he said Signature. We were really excited when both of them got down to the final two, but I have to say - when George's name got called out, I shed a few tears.
If you don't know his story, this little boy dances on the streets of Manchester (I've seen him a few times) and he does it to raise money to pay for his dance lessons as his mum can't afford them.
He got knocked out of the competition last year, just before the semi finals and this year he came back - a bit older, wiser and with sheer determination to win.
He did the most amazing dance to Singing In The Rain.
He just goes to show, if you put your mind to something and never give up - dreams can come true. What an inspiration!


 
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