Monthly Archives: January 2007

lmao Are You A Bam Margera Fan? Congratulations! …

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Are You A Bam Margera Fan?
Congratulations!

Are you sure you’re not Bam?
Well you must be his biggest fan cause you sure know alot about him. You are definitely Bam worthy!!!

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How ridiculous is this???? Well, the BAM quiz cracked me up!!!! So ,I took this one:

How well do you remember the 80’s?

Totally Awesome, Totally Tubular, T

You know every 80’s song by heart, and will sing them on request. A day spent watching The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Mr. Wizard, or Inspector Gadget would totally rock; and you know about “I love the 80’s”, “I love the 80’s Strikes Back!”, and “I love the 80’s: 3D” and wonder the the hell is taking so long for the next installment!

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Not much of a surprise with my answers to the 80’s quiz, so I took this one:

Testriffic.com
I’d say the personality quiz is fairly accurate so I decided to find out what my eyes say…

What do your eyes say ?

Bashful

You have a shy personality, you only have a few friends that are close to you, and you are insecure. You are a follower rather then a leader, being in the spotlight brings out your insecurity. You think too much, you shouldn’t do that! Your personality tends to bring out depression or Anxiety. Your talent is to be able to blend in with any surrounding or any person for that matter.
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Now this was a surprise… Bashful? I need another opinion…

ULTIMATE Music Challenge

Genre GENIUS

Good job on not sticking to one style of music to like. You\’ve apparently grasped what it means to explore music without limiting yourself to what\’s being played on the radio and on MTV. You have obviously done your homework, people should be jealous of you!

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Mad props to my family, WXPN and LaunchCast for exposing me to so many differnet kinds of music! So this one was just for fun:

What Disney Princess are you?

Belle

You see past the bad things in people. You also don’t settle for someone who is below your standards. You care about your education and you love your family. It takes a lot to win your heart, but once someone does they can count on you to be loyal.

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Yup!

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Well – last night, I was sitting at my computer cl…

Well – last night, I was sitting at my computer clicking cards and the most amazing thing happened. The phone rang and the woman on the other end said “Hi Peg. This is Dana.” I asked her how she was doing and she said “I’m fine, but I’ll be even better if you say you’ll be a part of the ensemble of our production of Man of LaMancha.”
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! I did it!
She said she was watching my reactions to the scenes and I was very expressive! I’m just so thankful that it was easy to react to so many awesome actors. So I guess now I will start my blog about this show.
We begin practicing on Feb 7 – just a read-through. And then we begin blocking on the 9th. Music rehearsals are on Sunday nights. And acting on Wednesdays and Fridays. Can you believe this?
But then on a sad note… our pastor of 12+ years has been transferred to a new parish and we will get a replacement in March. I am so sad… so very sad. He’s a very special person and worked very hard to bring our parish through some turbulent times. Also stressed spirituality and was one of our group’s greatest supporters. I will miss him incredibly and a lot. I just don’t know if we will get someone as open-minded as Fr Tom is. And someone who appreciates the type of music we do.
God – I hope we don’t get someone who is very conservative… Makes moving a little easier to take.
And then there is my Pyramids League. I signed up to become a Tournament Director and got trained by a very awesome trainer. And I held my very 1st tournament today. It was a little nerve-wracking but I enjoyed it mostly. Can’t wait for the next one!
Oh – Thanks to all the great Phoenix members for being so supportive Thanks to the Head TDs for their encouragement. And thanks to SATX for the great training!

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WHAT WAS I THINKING? So I did something completel…

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

So I did something completely crazy last night! 39 days short of my 55th birthday, I did something I never imagined I’d ever do. I auditioned for a show. Yup! I did.
Back story first:
This summer, we went to a local community theater to see some students perform in a workshop production of The Matchmaker. The president of the company (a former student, mind you) announced the new season and, among other shows, he mentioned Man of LaMancha. Now I must tell you that there are many shows that I love and many shows that are very dear to my heart. And of course, Man of LaMancha is in both categories. The reasons are many but I’ll be glad to list a few:
1) As a high school student, our music department traveled to Alexandria VA to see a high school production of MoL and it was very well done. I became acquainted with the show and purchased the LP (remember vinyl?) and fell in love with the show. Not to mention the story and songs are incredible.
The rhythms are just so neat. I love the songs. I still have that LP somewhere in my collection in the basement.
2) Freshman year in college, I auditioned to play bass in the college production of MoL and the experience was amazing because I had only been involved in high school productions and this was a quality performance.
4) Saw a production if MOL at LaSalle Summer Theater and it was a truly professional production. The next year, I became involved with La Salle Summer Theater playing bass for a couple of seasons.
5) Saw some professional productions of the show, most notably at Living Arts Repertory Theater.
6) Finally saw it on Broadway with Raul Julia as Quixote and (get this) Sheena Easton as Aldonza! Craziness! And then Raul Julia died soon after we saw him.
7) Actually was music director of our high school production back in maybe 1999 or so.
8) We are probably moving to North Carolina in the late fall. I just started thinking of all the things I’ve wanted to accomplish in my life.
Enough back story… now to the audition.
So I checked the website for audition dates and instructions and decided to sing 16 measures of “I’m Only Thinking of Him” from the show. We were also required to do a cold reading from the script. When I got to the theater, I filled out some paper work and then we were herded into a rehearsal room. There were 12 people auditioning each with varying degrees of experience. One woman had no experience whatsoever. And while I have scads of experience behind the scenes, I have never performed in a show.
And so we began, each person singing 16 measures or so of a song they prepared. Many sang songs from the show and they were just amazing! Most of them were well-trained and just blew me away. I started having second thoughts but then figured, what the heck! I couldn’t really walk out at that point anyway. Well, I could’ve if my legs would’ve worked! And then it was my turn…
Now I sing every week in church – at the very least there are 200 people there – often more. But in this room with 12 other potential cast members and about 7 members of the theatre company that would be involved in casting, I had my doubts. And of course, I was horrible – from the very start…. I mean – on the outside I appeared calm and collected and poised (acting skills) but my voice totally betrayed me. I can’t tell you how nervous I was… I even forgot to breathe and screwed up a phrase totally.
Well, then they gave us a break and told us they would have some discussions and have us come back in and do our readings. I suppose I could’ve walked out at that point, but I really wanted to see how some of these amazing voices would act. I also figured, the worst was over – I’ve been acting most of my life so this part wouldn’t be so bad. And I was right!
Some of these folks were truly the total package – great looks, build, voice and acting all rolled into one very lucky person. Some folks were wrong physically for the role they were most interested in, but had a great voice and acting skills. Some folks were just adequate all the way around. I put myself in that group and cross my fingers that there will be room for me in this production. If there is – maybe I’ll start a separate blog about it!
In the meantime, there is another audition session tonight and callbacks. I have not been called back, but we were advised that this is not necessarily a bad thing. It could mean that they were able to recognize our capabilities and didn’t need to see us again.
In truth, I read the same role 3 times. Maybe that’s a good sign…

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You Are 48% Addicted to the Internet Yo…

You Are 48% Addicted to the Internet

You’re somewhat addicted to the internet – but who isn’t?

You can keep it under check, and you’re by no means a hermit.

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So yesterday was a really neat day. I got up and w…

So yesterday was a really neat day. I got up and went to the gym – 55 minutes on the treadmill and, of that, I ran a half mile. Came home and showered, got some breakfast. Got all the music together for church.
Then I went to a local salon for an Angel Deluxe Retreat spa day! I got a facial, a 45-minute massage, a pedicure, a heart-healthy lunch, and a manicure. Of course, I bite my fingernails down to nothing so I only had clear nail polish applied to them… But my toenails – now that’s a different story.
Back in September about a week before we left for Italy, I stubbed my toe on a piece of furniture in the dark and my toenail fell off. It was pretty painful and also caused blisters when we were in Italy. Jerry had to operate… But it’s growing back nicely…. Probably by April it will be restored to its former size.
In any case, I have a confession to make… It’s my fault the Eagles lost the play-off game against the Saints because I got my toenails painted Eagle Green in their honor. I’m sorry. I apologize. I’ll be sure to never do anything like that again. What was I thinking?

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