FYI

Apr. 13th, 2010 11:00 am
thescarletwoman: (TV // Vulcan :: Fuck Off)
Sorry I've been so absent. One more month... and it'll be back to fic writing, reading and all that other good stuff. I promise. I miss you guys like crazy. Like absolute crazy.

And I hope life has been treating you well too. ♥

I'm also sorry that, this morning, one of my email accounts got hacked. Tell you what, when you wake up and the first thing you see is 'mail delivery notice' from a shittonne of spam emails? I'm torn between being really pissed off and about ready to cry. I've had 'thescarlewoman' gmail address since... about when gmail was rolled out. It feels like someone broke into my apartment and rearranged all the furniture.

So. I'm sorry you all got odd and random emails from me this morning. Fucking spammers.


ETA: I'm going to be cleaning up my flist a bit too. Mostly... journals that haven't updated in over a year. If you still read me and don't update your journal? Just let me know and I'll re-add you.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: End of the World)
Wow. Longtime since I updated. uh.... whoops?

It's been insanely busy here which I'm sure you all knew would happen. Right now, law school does come first. I miss all of you like absolute crazy and I'm looking forward to summertime when I can actually calm down a bit.

I will say -- my NYC folks. If you ever want to get together, I try to come into the city a couple times a month. Coffee meetups are fantastic. ♥

I have a massive Gally-report to put up at some point. It will come. Just after my appellate brief argument is written. It's due wednesday. I haven't even started my research.

*snugs* May everyone have a wonderful March and I WILL try and pop in more than like... once a month. ♥

Grades

Jan. 27th, 2010 03:23 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
For my first semester, I managed a 3.0 GPA. I was really bloody stoked by that. Like, beyond words stoked [Especially when that consisted of an A- in Contracts and a B+ in Torts]. Even my other two grades weren't bad. C in CivPro which still confuses me and a B- in Crim... which I was actually surprised at given that my teacher had issues with my writing. I'm sorry that I use polysyllabic words and write in sentences longer than five words but it's how I write and I've been doing it for a long time. But I digress.

Still, I was THRILLED. Utterly thrilled. Went into this semester feeling good about things and ready to take on the world, as it were.

Then, today, we got our rankings.

100/201.

I now feel like shit. I know I'm an over-achiever, but that's just how I am. I'm a perfectionist. And I KNEW I wasn't going to be in the top 10%, but I had hoped (especially after talking to some of my friends and hearing that we all did roughly the same) that I'd be sitting in the top 30% of the class.

Not... edging into the top half by the fucking skin of my teeth.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Coffee Elitist)
Wow... it's been a while since I've updated. Sorry about that. There's... been some massive drama in my life, none of which I want to go through again.

Suffice to say, the past few weeks have been horrible and I've never felt so far away from friends as I have lately. But life moves on and life goes on. It's hard to be there for one of your best friends when you're ten states away. It... really, really sucks.

School has started back up again and I am DETERMINED not to get buried in school work again. And really, I'm going to try to be better about being around again. I've retreated a lot lately, and I'm really sorry about that. I love you guys dearly. I truly do. And thank you for sticking with me during this rough time. It's been a lot to readjust to everything. ♥ ♥


Happier note? I passed my first semester with flying colours. Got a 3.0 GPA for my first semester and I'm SO bloody happy. It's the lowest GPA I've ever had, mind, but for what i'm doing? SO not going to complain.

Secondly -- I'm FINALLY getting back to writing. So my CoE fix-it fic? Might actually be finished sometime in the near future!! Seriously. However, if anyone would like to give my muse a good, swift kick in the ass? I'd appreciate it.\

Thirdly -- I want to do one of those picture memes. However, I'm not sure what to take pictures of around here. So what would you guys like to see? Pictures of White Plains? Of random things around the apartment? Something else I haven't thought of -- and let's keep this clean, plz. :^P

LASTLY! Gallifrey!! Who all is going? My travel plans are set now, and I'll be getting in LATE Wednesday night and leaving early sunday morning. I want to see as many as you as I can. So, if you want to meet up, just leave me a comment and we can exchange mobiles and all that good stuff. ♥
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Answers)
Bullet points:

• I fucking hate my extended family on my dad's side. My grandfather practically ruined Easter. He finally called after 3 fucking years. And managed to cause even more problems. *sigh* Fun times only, y'know, not.
• Watching s2 of Doctor Who today, I realised I keep having more contacts with people in that show. see picture. That was from meeting Daniel Evans last year when I saw Sunday in the Park with George. Watching 'Christmas Invasion' today... TOTALLY didn't realise that was him as David Llewellyn.
• Is something screwy going on with IJ today or is it just me?
• Speaking of WTFs... where the hell did my default icon go?
• I have comments. Will be replying to things this evening. ♥ Counting down the weeks left that I have to teach, thank god!
• I'm seeing people talking about Dreamwidth lately and it's making me sad. It just feels like more and more people are splitting off and I'm afraid I'm going to lose contact with folks. I may not comment a lot, but I do read and after being here since 2003, LJ is like my home. But at the same time, I have this odd twisting in my stomach thinking of losing more people off my flist to yet another site. Yes, most of us have moved on from HP or aren't as into it as we once were... but still. Gah. *sigh* I just don't want my flist to disperse any more than it already has. *clings to you guys*

In any case, a poll about dreamwidth.

[Poll #1383571]

ETA: D'aaaaaaaaa *breath* aaaaaaaaaaaaw! John Barrowman wants to be a dad. *melt* Makes me think of my friend Eric and his husband's little boy. *sniffle*
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Get into Trouble)
I'm at work right now -- and I really don't care that I'm on LJ and probably shouldn't. I'm having what has to be the worst night ever here.

I came in in a good mood. I really did! Just got back from the casino wherein I won a couple hundred bucks (ended up $50 ahead of where I began) and was feeling great. Then I walked into the store. Starts with Erin's daughter here. I don't do well with little kids. My two nieces I adore. Other little kids... not so much.

Things are degenerating from there.

1. Was on the phone with the devil!child (tm) that I teach. Get off the phone and Jim ONCE MORE yells at me for talking too loudly. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a voice that projects. Jim takes pride in telling me, it seems like once a week, that I'm too loud. I've never ONCE heard anyone say I'm too loud. And Jim says that, listening to me, everyone holds the phone a foot away from their head. Yeah. that makes me feel wonderful.

2. We're busy. I work in a small two room mom and pop type music store. We're NEVER busy. Yeah, save for tonight. 5pm comes and Jim is OUT the door, even though we're busy. The phone has been ringing off the hook and given the fact that I started typing this at 5:30 and it's ten minutes later... it's insanely busy here tonight.

3. The lesson book is totally and completely fucked up. Erin is the one who does all the spreadsheets as who owes what. I just take payments. So when people (this has happened FOUR times tonight and it's only 5:30. I got here at 4:00) say that the teacher cancelled 3 weeks in a row and I only see one, I have to go by the book. And I have people yelling at me, saying they don't want to pay for lessons they're not getting -- which I agree with. But please, stop yelling at me as if this is my fault. I have no control over it.

Can I cry now? Or curl up into a tiny, tiny ball?

And I have another hour and a half here. *cries*

*points to icon* that is exACTly how I feel right now.

*wibble*

Jan. 5th, 2008 08:57 am
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Powers of Deduction)
I am positively one big bundle of nerves. Slept like crap last night.

Today -- is Pittsburgh with the boy.

Tomorrow... he's driving with me to Cleveland to see [livejournal.com profile] a_falling_sky, [livejournal.com profile] avengangle (and ben, o'course), [livejournal.com profile] adaptor and [livejournal.com profile] sbnrko35.

Am excited and scared to death at the same time. Thankfully, though, Lynch changed my schedule just for today, which means we can leave at 2 rather than 6. And the boy is being nice and picking me up so I won't have to drive home uberly late.

News about the theatre too -- and GOOD news for once, but that will be saved for Monday. Hopefully a shower will wake me up!
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Finest Bagels)
This year NEARLY started out on a bad note. Had a great time at Richard & Jerry's as usual. Didn't drink a lot last night either... came home and went to bed. Mom comes into my room at noon and asks if I know what time it is. Tells me it's noon. I, having a CONCERT this afternoon with a 1pm call... go into massive panic mode.

However -- I had a boy over tonight. For dinner. He's the assistant lighting design/scene shop guy at the theatre. And he came home for dinner. We got home at about 5:30 and he stayed until 10. Am sleepy and am going to bed, so will answer comments and the like before work tomorrow. Ugh. Back to the grind. *headdesk*

And let's just say, if tonight is any indication of how my new year is going to go, it's going to be fucking fantastic.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Group Shot)
And here we are again, on the cusp of a new year. All I have to say -- I hope to GOD that 2008 is better than 2007. I'm really getting tired of RL's constant obsession with continually kicking me in the proverbial balls. But as it is -- things are already looking up.

1. There might be a boy. Maybe. It's in the beginning stages and I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch -- but he's coming here for dinner on New Year's Day. So... maybe.

2. Have applied for a full-time (at last!) job working at the County Courthouse. So -- law stuff... on it's way. And also have a LSAT class starting towards the end of January.

3. Have made my peace with the theatre. Also had Almi actually TALK to me yesterday about Little Women. Well, the shocking thing was that she spoke to me in general as... the woman goes at lengths to avoid me. But basically said how good my callback was and what an amazing actor I am and how much emotion I put into my scenes and that I really should audition for the plays coming up. Which -- confirms my suspicion that I wasn't cast in LW because they wanted me in the pit. She also said my voice wasn't the strongest.
Me: That's because I'm not a soprano. Jo is in my range.
Her: Well, then maybe that's why you didn't sound strong as you're not used to really going for it up there.
Me: *headdesk*

4. Am sending in a CV to the Philharmonic and hopefully will get an audition. At least I can play there for a year-ish before going off to Law School.

Right now at 11am on December 31st, the New Year is looking to be a helluva lot better. And would look even BETTER if this three day migraine I've had would go the fuck away.

Year-End Fic Wrap Up )

And I officially wrote more this year than I thought I did! Damn.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year's. See you back here in 2008 with a new year and hopefully a new outlook on life.

And I hope to god a better 2008. 2007, you sucked.
thescarletwoman: (Christmas // Merry & Bright)
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and fun christmas for those who celebrate the holiday. If not, I hope you have a great next few days! ♥

I managed to get all my cards out on time this year. Of course, in my zeal to mail them -- I got them out but didn't actually get to my PO box before Christmas. So *g* will be looking forward to a nice parcel of mail awaiting me. :D

Christmas... shall be very different this year, in that my cousin is dating a woman 10 years older than he is, with two children. We're not on speaking terms with my grandfather (yes, still. we haven't spoken since about March) -- so I know it's weighing a lot on my dad. My Grandfather and I had a tradition that every year, I called on christmas eve to wish "Buona Vagilia" and on Christmas Day, "Buon Natale." (forgive the most likely butchered spellings. I've only ever said it -- never wrote it down!). This year... there will be no phone calls. No seeing him. And while he's a bastard... it's still hard. Not doing anything on Christmas is the affirmation that he is really dead to us until he apologises to my mother. And since we all know he never will... It's like losing a relative you never had a chance to make peace with. Yeah, it's going to be a hard Christmas.

And also -- I've had a rough year. Seems like RL loves nothing more than to continually kick me in the proverbial balls every chance it gets. I just... thanks for being here for me and being folks that I know I can turn to when the going gets rough. I love you all so much.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy time with their families. And if there isn't happy times -- that's why god invented alcohol.

*gulp*

Dec. 2nd, 2007 11:30 am
thescarletwoman: (Christmas // Snow :: Blue Flake)
Whelp... my audition is today. I've kept this under wraps because... I actually haven't said a word to anyone around here before a few days ago. I'm auditioning for our production of Little Women and I'm going for Jo. And I know the competition out there, but dammit, I can sing the hell out of "Astonishing"... so... we're giving it a shot. Good luck vibes will be muchly appreciated!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
thescarletwoman: (Good Omens // Another One Bites)
And crossing my fingers that this will work.

*waves at flist* How goes it everyone?

I'm sorry for the radio silence the past few weeks. I've had a few really shit days at work, finding out that I'm basically getting screwed with my pants on when it comes to my hours. My boss is an absolute jackass... so, needless to say -- I'm going to be job hunting once more. Granted, I only need something for the upcoming year as HOPEFULLY I'll be in law school by Fall '09. *crosses fingers*

As of right now, the folks and I are up in Salamenca, NY at the wonderful casino up here. We're away for two days -- with two free rooms. Hence why I can have internet as, paying $10 a day doesn't suck when the rooms are free. Thank you father dearest.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] wook77 and I have inherited the reigns of [livejournal.com profile] rs_prophet from [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon and are currently looking for others to assist with the editing. If you'd like to be considered, drop us a line here!

So how have all of you guys been? I know I owe comments and tags and posts leik woah... and they will get done. I'm no longer feeling as panic-y as I was the past few weeks. Amazing how being yelled at for an entire day for things that were out of my control... made me absolutely bonkers for two weeks.
thescarletwoman: (TV // QaF :: Welcome To My Head)
First of all, thanks guys for the comments on my last post. It did help in the cheering up. I have to go back and comment to you guys, but really -- just know that you all rock in the cheering-up category. ♥

And it's official! I now have Ubuntu! *dance o'joy* thanks to [livejournal.com profile] avengangle's boy, I now have two pretty shiny operating systems on my computer. And really, I cannot see myself going back to XP. I know I'll have to in order to run certain programs of mine (Like Finale, Sims if I ever start playing again, etc...) but I simply love the interface and the functionability of Ubuntu. It's... an OS for computer geeks and when you need help with something, it's other computer geeks helping you out. It's simply brilliant.

Also -- if anyone knows of a client a la Semagic that can be used to update LJ/IJ (even simultaneously)... please pass it along!

In other news, am currently sick as a dog. I called in sick to work yesterday which I was thankfully able to do as we're basically caught up with editing. My head is still stuffed up and I feel like I'm coughing up a lung. YAY SINUS INFECTION!

Only... not.

*wave*

Sep. 20th, 2007 05:58 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Get into Trouble)
So... last week was an absolute blast. Officially -- [livejournal.com profile] avengangle you and the boy are NOT allowed to laugh.

I attempted to install ubuntu. And in the end... completely uninstalled my computer. I missed the little thing in the install that was about partitioning my harddrive. Yeah. Missed that. Totally uninstalled XP. And it took about 3 days to get it back. Especially as I nearly had a heartattack trying to find the drivers for my video card, sound card and wireless card. Not so fun. Really, really not.

In other news... theatre is going off... somewhat without a hitch. We open tonight and I'm going to be very glad when this week is done. It's just... sucked. Patrick still can't conduct.

So a question to the flist. Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, it's not good enough? Yeah. That's how I feel right now.

To my flist -- tell me something good that's happened to you this week. Hopefully everyone else has had a better week than I have.
thescarletwoman: (Movies // RENT :: Roger/Mimi)
Going to do a numbered list because... it's best suited to my semi-sleepy brain.

1. And probably most important... a HUGE thank you to [livejournal.com profile] daleked who bought me a permanent account for my IJ. I seriously do not know what to say, hon. Aside from, after my week, to open up my inbox and see that absolutely made my week.

Which leads into number two.

2. Thank you all for.... well, for everything this past week. I can safely say it was one of the most hellish weeks probably ever, especially down at the theatre.

What went on -- the reader's digest version is that I had words with a very good friend at the theatre who was also directing the show. What happened -- is that, while doing Miss Saigon we don't have the instruments, namely the percussion instruments or the bamboo flutes. So Patrick (the music director) in his infinite wisdom rented this machine called an OrchExtra. For those not familiar with it, it's a machine that, with a press of a button can basically play the ENTIRE show, consequently making actual musicians not needed. Well, to start with, the machine wasn't used as just the percussion because "the orchestra was having problems so we're just going to have it play the WHOLE score for a couple of nights." See the orchestra get pissed. I said I was going to leave and come back when the OrchExtra wasn't playing everything because I knew my part. Richard (said director) YELLED at me from across the theatre and basically implied that I was a prima donna and how DARE I walk out on the theatre. Etc and so forth.

That was sunday. Tuesday, the guy playing the OrchExtra had to leave early and the entire thing just fell apart because Patrick refused to use someone playing the piano conductor score. We have yet to get through the show without stopping for any number of reasons... and we opened Thursday. Our two leads nearly walked out. The orchestra nearly walked. I spent probably a good three hours on the phone with Andrew down in Florida talking to him about how we could fix this. In the end, the show did go off fine and it's getting better each night. It just... has been one of the worst experiences.

I have since talked to Richard and he said that the issues with Patrick would be resolved. So -- they get one more chance. I'll do Thoroughly Modern Millie in September and if things aren't better -- especially Patrick learning to talk to the orchestra without sounding condescending and acting like he knows everything when he really is a fucking idiot -- then I am done. So they have one more chance as much as it kills me to say it.

So... just... I thank you all for your support and comments. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me and was the only way I actually got through this past week.

3. I tossed my name into The Epilogue Meme so -- there's that.

4. I also have tried to friend as many of you lot as I can find on IJ, GJ, or JF. So if I've missed you, please do poke me. :)

5. Probably should have mentioned this sooner -- but I DID get the job at Penn State. I've mostly been doing editing, but I love it anyway. Right now it's just 9 hours a week and I'm enjoying what I'm doing. Yaye!

6. I'm in the process of moving fic, most likely to IJ right now. I will get you guys more info on Scribblit too, even in spite of the fact that the servers are hosted in Canada. Also, once I get through all the current members of [livejournal.com profile] hp_summersmut I will begin posting fics once more. I'm hoping to start posting once more by Wednesday. I've hated to not have fics going up, but I have to cover my own ass too. >.<

♥♥♥

AAAARGH!

Jun. 12th, 2007 02:47 pm
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Victor/Victoria :: Hell Hath)
Fuck You, Baldwin-Wallace.

Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

And if you think I'm going away, you've got another fucking thing coming.

I am so pissed off right now, I could scream.

No... wait... already did.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // The Full Monty :: Did I Captu)
Well, aside from now being completely and totally scarred for life, The Full Monty opened last night. The sound guy said he was scarred. I said I've known one of the actors since I was ten. He... backed down. *g*

I swear, I must be a masochist or something because I have been at the show every night this week. Was actually planning on going home after Green Room, but we ended up staying straight through once more. I tell you, it's the audience reaction that's the best.

And yes, they DO do the Full Monty. God bless backlighting... Though, the lighting technician is taking up a collection each night to maybe... miss the light cue. We all say she could probably put her daughter through college with the money she'd rake in...

I did at final dress manage to tape 'Let it Go' on my cell phone, so I'll see about getting it up for you guys to see.

So sorry for my impromptu absence. I really wasn't planning on spending EVERY night this week at the theatre but the show is just THAT good -- nakedness notwithstanding.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Murder With Showtunes)
Well -- the saga with the bow continues. After fighting with the insurance company for the past... three days, it looks like it will be covered. Thankfully.

I'm getting a couple of bows in the mail today (where's the damned delivery guy. *sigh*) and I think the folks and I are going to Cleveland this weekend to go to do some more bow shopping. So huzzah and yay. Life goes on. It just... it was such a shock.

In other news, Tony Nominations came out yesterday. Some REALLY good looking stuff on there. My other love is up for one -- Michael Cerveris. Yaye.

The Nominees Are...

Best Play
The Coast of Utopia
Frost/Nixon
The Little Dog Laughed
Radio Golf

Best Musical
Curtains
Grey Gardens
Mary Poppins
Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical
Curtains
Grey Gardens
Legally Blonde The Musical
Spring Awakening

Best Original Score
Curtains
Grey Gardens
Legally Blonde The Musical
Spring Awakening

Best Revival of a Play
Inherit the Wind
Jouney's End
Talk Radio
Translations

Best Revival of a Musical
The Apple Tree
A Chorus Line
Company
110 in the Shade

the rest of the nominees )

So the big nominated shows are Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Curtains, Legally Blonde The Musical and Mary Poppins -- at least musical wise anyway. *cough* [livejournal.com profile] froda_baggins and [livejournal.com profile] thewlisian_afer -- anything look good? XD (*roots for Spring Awakening* Can't tell you how many people have said good things about it)

*sob*

May. 13th, 2007 11:38 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // QaF :: Brian Mope)
I was planning on being around tonight, but I just had the shittiest day imaginable.

I was playing today for... the first time in a while. And my bow broke. The tip just... snapped off. It was right along the grain-line so I don't think it can be fixed. And if it could be, I don't know if the bow would be strong enough to hold the tension needed.

I'm just sick. I've been sobbing all day and coming off this cold isn't helping matters either as far as my being able to handle this.

I know a broken bow may not seem like a HUGE deal, but it really is. This was a $4000 bow. And we're not even sure if insurance will cover this or not. So... I think I'm out four grand. And I have no idea how I'm going to replace it if that's the case.

Here's the damage I did. Isn't it just a beaut?



I don't have time for this. On top of the money that I don't have right now -- I'm playing for Les Miserables right now. Or, rather, the show opens in a week. A show I have been waiting to play for the past eight years. Yes, I have another bow, but it's nothing like my good bow. This was the bow that got me into college. The previous owner, it's the bow that got him into the Cleveland Orchestra. So yes, it may just be a stick of wood, but when you've used something for 5 years... it's a little more than just a stick of wood.

I'm going to go crawl in bed. I'm just... absolutely distraught.

Bah

May. 10th, 2007 10:49 am
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Answers)
So I've been sick with a sinus infection for the past... I don't know how long. Started with a migraine that lasted a good five days (and really, still is kinda lurking *sigh*) and degenerated from there. I suppose I should be happy. It's the first cold I've had in I can't tell you how long.

In other news... am SO close to being done with teaching I can almost taste it. 15 more classes and then I am -done-. I honestly don't know if I'm going to go back in the fall. The money was good, don't get me wrong -- but as I'm really deciding that I'm not going into music for grad school, the more I'm deciding that it might be smarter to get a job interning or working somewhere that would actually benefit me.

Now -- if I could just stop hacking up a lung, life would be absolutely BRILLIANT.

ETA: I owe everyone and their mother, brother and sister comments. I'm getting there. Really.

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