Saturday, November 12, 2011

Che Gelida Manina

"Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini's "La Boheme"    Beautiful.

Ok, haven't written in a while.  It's been a crazy week!  I'm officially 19.  Very scary. I hate that number. very much.  It's very frightening to know that I've been out of the womb and on this planet, this world, my conscious... for 19 years!  That's almost two decades!!  I'm turning into an old lady. Yuck.  What's funny is that when I was eighteen, I always forgot, and when asked my age, I always replied "17".  Time is my biggest fear and I feel like it's consuming me.  Always.

So because I was a cry-baby in 1992, I decided to research some of the things that happened that wonderful year of my birth.

First off, it was the year of the MONKEY.  Oh yeah.  Us monkeys thrive on having fun and are great listeners.  We love a hard challenge because it stimulates us and our curious brains.  Be careful with us though, we do like playing tricks on people and sometimes challenge too seriously.

Season 4 of Seinfeld (the best show ever made) aired.  It was rated the #1 TV show by TV Guide.  The show also won 3 out of 11 Emmy nominations that year.  One day after my day of birth the 50th episode"The Virgin" aired, and the week after "The Contest" aired (one of my favorite episodes).

The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.05 (wow.)

Movies: Wayne's World (one of my favorite comedies), Aladdin, Home Alone 2

Unemployment: 7.5%

Federal Debt" $4002.1 billion (now it's almost $15 trillion?)

Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup!

Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi won Wimbledon! (hell yeah Pavla!)

The Silence of the Lambs won the Oscar, and my favorite actor Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor

Woahhh!! 1992 was awesome!

So for my birthday my friends and I went out to a hookah bar (something I should have done for my 18th.. oh well stupid boarding school rules).

eating yummy fattening chili-fries
It was an amazing birthday I will never forgot, and I love my friends so much for taking me out!! =]

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


"Hoppípolla" sigur ros

Just a random post because I felt like writing.  What a crazy week! Peter Pan was this weekend, and I got to watch two shows with two different casts.  I thought the dancing was fantastic, however I wasn't very impressed with the choreography.  I felt that some scenes could have been omitted, and that some characters should have been better developed.  Being that it's called "Peter Pan", I thought Peter should have been better portrayed and featured.  Perhaps because it was more of a "children's" ballet, they especially featured Tinker Bell (who really was cute).  Anyways the company was great, as were my classmates.

For those of you not in the northeast, you should know that Saturday was a surprise snow storm.  Completely out of the blue.  Here in Pittsburgh it snowed for probably about six hours or so, but nothing stuck.  At my home, they got a foot!!  My family (and town) is still without electricity and water.  My mom has been using the snow from outside for water.  Poor things.  At least they haven't had school!  That should be nice (however it must be freezing without heat).

We learned Aurora's act 2 variation (which I've honestly have never taken the time to learn because of my dislike for Sleeping Beauty).  But this variation is absolutely darling, and it's fun to make the movements.
Alina Cojocaru
We've also been studying La Vivandiere for the past 4-5 weeks.  They haven't even told us why.  I hope we will have the opportunity to perform it!  I watched this two years ago with the Trockadero Ballet, and it was hilarious.

Anyways, I hope people who experienced the storm are safe and with power!