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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
4:01 pm - dear AT&T:

remember that whole debaucle when AT&T belatdly realized that my apartment complex wasn't wired for their service, even though they should have figured that out when they came to install the outdoor box? well, i of course cancelled. then a few weeks later, i got a paper bill from AT&T saying i owed around $100 for the first month's service, the p[rice of the modem, taxes, shipping, etc. i called the customer service line and the woman assured me that she would clear all charges since my account was never activated.
and now, Part 3 in this gripping Customer Service Drama:

i got a debt collection notice today.
for the price of the modem.

sons. of bitches.

i've now been transferred twice through AT&T's labyrinthine customer sevice hellhole, because Joe Schmo couldn't find my deactivated account and Suzy Schmoozy can't clear the charge herself.
oy. vay.

if they jack this up again, this is going on my credit report, those motherfuckers.

current mood: pissed off

(3 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
1:47 pm - a rare update post
i started rehearsals for a theatre troupe that will be performing at Irvine's Great Park [http://www.ocgp.org] on July 12 and every friday and saturday night from August 2-Sept 27 before the concert series. it looks like they're really putting a lot of effort into making the park a groovy summer hangout, so i suggest you come check it out. oh, and eveyrthing's FREE. parking, admission, everything.
anywho. the troupe is called Flight Crew, and we're basically atmospheric theatre doing skits and maneuvering airplanes on poles all around the park to general amusement. it's all company-generated material, though, i'm a bit.....apprehensive...to see how it all turns out. i'm with a REALLY talented and seasoned cast, though, so hopefully they'll kind of hold my hand at the outset here. because frankly, I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT I'VE GOTTEN MYSELF INTO.

but! positive thinking! it's a whole new area of theatre i've never done before!
expand those acting chops!
and i get paid!
and i don't have to spend 6 days a week at Medieval through the summer!
it's a win-win-win situation!

--as for the rest of my undoubtedly amazing and jealousy-inducing life, i'm still princessing at MT, where my work has been heralded as "nice", "good", and "hey, can you cover for me on Thursday?"

--my kitten, Moocow Cupholder [Hammerpants Nomnom Zendejas] is a nom-ing fiend, but has lately taken to spending at least some of her sleeping moments in bed with me. until she decides it's time once again to start eating my face. and my legs, back, arms, ears....but i love that scrawny little bundle of fur very much, and she makes this bachelorette pad feel a little less lonely. well, the booze helps too.

--living alone has been....interesting. it's nice to come home and know that the only dishes in the sink are MINE, and to be able to decorate however girly-ly i want (see: moroccan-inspired canopy over the couch), but i'm not going to say it's all peaches and cream. i get lonely. but that's what internet porn is FOR, right? wait, what was that last part?

--no theatrical prospects on the horizon. shut up, i'm working on it.

--not a whole lot going on in the lovelife department, though i'm certainly not going out of my way to attach myself to anyone--it's more of a let-the-cards-fall-where-they-may thing, but i keep feeling like my crushing ineptitude at this makes it more of a 52-card-pickup thing. the whole singledom thing is brand-new (wtf? they changed the rules in the last decade? no one told me this!), scary, and exciting, and i'm kind of enjoying it. i know i've made an ass of myself numerous times since late March when the self-imposed singledom took off--sometimes to the point where i wake up in the middle of the night and go 'oh crap, that was soopah retahded' and cringe--but i seem to have made it out relatively unscathed. c'mon, give me a break, boys, i haven't done this since high school. can i have a do-over? please? anybody? no? we don't do that anymore?

--weightloss is.....ongoing. i'm currently stabailizing around 146. which, to my credit, is a full 10 pounds less than when i firststarting working at MT (in January), but i'm not as disciplined as i was. being in an aggravating relationship apparently is a GREAT motivator to get off your ass and into the gym. funny how that works. since when did i have to make the choice between being sad and skinny and fat and happy?

--the trip i won on Bingo American to Cabo is going down July 28th-August 2. Erika and I have dubbed it Tequilafest 2008. i apologize to the Mexican National Guard and anyone who will be bombarded with my sloppy/slobbering Spanish while i'm there.

that's about it. love yo face.

(5 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
1:50 pm - dear barrie
when what you really wanted last night was hookah and a beer, why did you go for shitty wine and wacky tabacky?
you woke up on the floor.

current mood: gross

(1 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Thursday, June 19th, 2008
2:46 pm - mini-hippie, I.
i biked to the Downtown Anaheim Farmer's market today.
that's about 10 miles roundtrip, 'cept it was more like 15 because i didn't bother reading my own directions.
best part?
getting hit on by the bread guy.
hey, ya wanna know the most failproof way to get me to NOT buy your Kalamata Ciabatta loaf?

off to zumba with Erika later, then a shindig at Redd and Jesse's.
i love days off sometimes.

(blow things WAY out of proportion)

Friday, June 13th, 2008
2:48 pm - i haz a roommate.
she iz a kitteh.
she is beautiful.
she has no name.
i'm workin on it.

(2 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
11:26 am - moving in....
my apartment is sparse, but lovely. i have a corner with dogbed cushions that is currently functioning as a "couch". i get overwhelmed, but then i remember how nice it'll be once everything falls into place. i've had one really lonely moment (knock on wood), when i couldn't open a jam jar to save my life and realized that no one was there to take a crack at it. if i don't hook up0 my internet soon, i'm going to go coocoonuts....my DVD/VHS collection is dwindling and i can't afford cable.

cooking for one is strange.

oh yeah, and Oliver! opens this Friday. don't waster your money, unless you want to get the $25 seats in the rear mezzanine, or you just really really love the show. don't get me wrong, it's a great show with a great cast, but if you only want to come to support me, thank you very very very very much for the thought, but don't waste your money. :)
i just want hell week to be over, i want to go back to work, and i want my apartment to feel like somewhere i want to come home to.
oh, and a kitty. i want a kitty.

(4 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
12:01 pm - quickly...
i have an apartment, it's awesome, but i have no internet as of right now.
love you!

(1 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
2:08 pm - x-posted on MySpace
The State of the Barrie Address:

1. once my parents' cosigner credit check goes through, i will more than likely FINALLY have an apartment. it's more than i wanted to pay ($995/mo!), but it' s a 750 sq ft 1bd/1ba (not a studio) and it's less than a mile from work. plus, it's a month-to-month, so if i find i'm totally living out of my means, i'm not tied down. let's just say there won't be a whole lot of wall decorating when i move in. or, frankly, much of anything. i have a bed, a table, some chairs, and a crushing sense of paranoia that i'm making a terrible, terrible mistake, what with the rent, deposit, installation fees and monthly bills for internet/gas/electric, health insurance, car insurance, gym membership, gas for my car, car maintenance, groceries, and household needs.....ON A PRINCESS'S SALARY. so if i seem stressed, on edge, wide-eyed with fear, snap at you, or punch small children in your presence, please please PLEASE forgive me. it's not you, it's me. i'm baking cookies right now, and that's usually a fail-proof method of stress relief, but it may not be enough this time. bear with me. k thx.

2. OLIVER! opens in two weeks! holy christ! if i haven't told you already, i do actually have a little solo in it (for those of you familiar with the show, i'm the milkmaid in "Who will buy?"), so i'm pretty excited. the rehearsals are kind of draining (adding to the stress syptoms listed above. again, i apologize in advance), and all i can think of is "please god, tell me i wasn't as annoying as these children when i did the show back in the day." however, this show is making me much more consistent with taking my birth control...

3. i think i have bronchitis, which shoul dhave cleared up about two weeks ago, but what with all the dust and shit at work, it's just making it worse. it's not contagious, so don't you kids fret, but it's not exactly pretty either.

4. while i have indeed been enjoying my month-old newborn singledom, but don't for a minute think i don't hurt. little things gets to me...sharing the beaters when i made cookies, waking up with him snuggled up against me, playing my favorite Bob Dylan song while he cooked me dinner... i don't regret my decision for a second, but i can't say i completely wasted 5 1/2 years of my life, either.

5. my weight is all over the goddamn place. i got down to 142 for a while, but lately with the stressing and the very VERY strange hours i've been keeping in the last few weeks, i've been eating sporatically and at all hours of the day. i haven't had a real, honest-to-god meal in weeks. it's been a lot of "holy christ i'm tired....ooh, look--a block of cheddar and some saltines. and ooh! jelly bellies for dessert!" plus, the local gyms have all their good classesa t ungodly hours of the morning. what happened to Turbo Kick Boxing at 10? or 11? what the fuck is this 8:15 a.m. bullshit?!?!?? hopefully the Buena Park area gyms are better.


so that's me right now.

i will soon be broke and miserable, but as some guy i heard a few weeks ago said, "you're above ground. you won."

current mood: scared

(4 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
11:40 am - fuck fuckity fuck.
i'm sure i'll get by, and i know that living on one's own will undoubtedly be more expensive than with someone else sharing the rent, but DAMN.
i might need to get a day job again.

oh, and let's add awkward uncomfrotable social situations with the ex to that pile of fantastic, shall we?
great, i'm glad we had this talk.

current mood: pissed off

(2 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Friday, April 18th, 2008
12:33 pm - stupid dance!
did you see me on Bingo America last night?
wasn't I awesome?
and HUGE?
lord, it's true what they say about the camera adding 10 pounds.
that was me 12 pounds ago...so in TV-land, 22 pounds ago.


my nephews were apparently glued to the TV when they watched me. Will even waved to me. apparently, i didn't wave back. :)

current mood: chipper

(1 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
4:37 pm - this movie is cooler than you are.
Thanks a heap, Coyote Ugly.This cactus-gram stings even worse than your abandonment.

(blow things WAY out of proportion)

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
11:45 pm - so.
bullet points:

**i broke up with Ryan on thursday. it was a long time coming, but i'm pissed that it happened right before i left.

spekaing of which:

**my Strawhat audition today was terrible. just. terrible. the piano sounded bizarre, i rushed everything, i screeched a terrible belt when i had been rehearsing in my mix the whole time (i think i freaked over the large theatre space). i got one callback for a bizarre children's theatre (where i'd be directing children's theatre around the country for no less than a year. k....thanks.) and one "Will call". that's it. surprisingly, there were only about 15 theatres for my audiiton. i guess not all of them go to all three days. some just watch the videos afterwards. so who knows. i'll chalk it up to experience, scrape myself back up off the floor, and keep truckin.

**i'm getting sick. again. so tired of this.

**i have absolutely NO idea where i'm going to live when i get back on monday. i might havea room in erika's house, i might have to move back home....but now i'm thinking about all the goddamn logisitcs of having broken up with ryan (who, p.s. apparently gave up before i even broke up with him. sure is a boost to my morale knowing that i warranted such a heartfelt response) when i should be enjoying a weekend in my favorite place int he world.

**i have an appeals hearing for my unemployment sometime in the near future. 'bout time.

good night.

(7 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
10:46 pm - oh my god fuck you.
i have been disqualified for unemployment (no big shocker there, we all remember what a douche the guy was), but here's the kicker:

why excatly was i disqualfiied, you might ask?
well, let's read the letter, shall we?



and no, that was not a typo. that says "quit." as in "was not fired, but left voluntarily."
someone made a big huge lie in that chain of command.

SO appealing this bullshit.

current mood: pissed off

(blow things WAY out of proportion)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
12:59 pm - thank you, little girl, for restoring my faith in humanity.
this is real.
i did not make this up.

as heard outside my apartment:

Little Girl: "Mom!! MOM!! I have two lollipops!!!"

current mood: happy

(1 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
1:03 pm - if you haven't seen this, you are a loser and no one likes you.
just ask Don Cheadle!!!!

(1 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Monday, February 25th, 2008
3:10 am - friends and jousting...
...a perfect marriage of supergreat.

yay green knight!

(2 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Sunday, February 24th, 2008
12:51 pm
Ahmanson is doing a hard-of-hearing/hearing cast version of PippiN!

(blow things WAY out of proportion)

12:01 pm
"Art is the only to run away without leaving home."

-Twyla Tharp

(1 too many people will | blow things WAY out of proportion)

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
3:03 pm - quote of my life:
"you will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm"
-Colette, a French writer

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
7:20 pm - those wacky canadiens
"tabernacle" is "tuh-BEAR-nuh-cuhl"?

do octopuses(pi?) have "ten-TACK-cuhls?"
do pugnacious folk get into a "de-BAU-cuhl"?


shut up.

::a fivesixseveneight::

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