Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hello fancied friends. I'm sitting at an audition waiting to be seen, typing this from my iPhone. Just because I can! It's 9:30 am. Back to the grueling life of the auditionee. 6 am mornings. The last two mornings I was supposed to get up at 6 am and overslept my alarm because I couldn't go to sleep the night before. Well! No more of that.

Drugs.

Last night I took drugs. Good ole over the counter sleeping pills. I fell asleep at 11:30 pm. This is a record for me, folks. Of course I woke up at 2 am and had the weirdest sleep for the rest of the night. I kept thinking I couldn't go to sleep and then I'd look at the clock and it was way later than I thought. The I woke up at 6:30 this morning with these weird images of my dream, even though I thought I hadn't slept. So, maybe not the best sleep ever but I feel nice and rested this morning.

Drugs will be had tonight again.

The plan is to try to get myself into a routine and then I won't need them anymore. That's the plan, anyways.

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UPDATE: 11:34 AM

I was seen at my audition, very early into the process, like at 10:34 AM or something. Considering the call started at 10 AM, that's pretty rad. There was one guy behind the table, who was a casting assistant, and one accompanist. Both were very grumpy. After I finished singing (it was a good audition), the man behind the table grumpily said thank you, and I cheerily, (I was cheery because I knew I had given a good audition), turned to the accompanist to retrieve my music, smiled, and told him in so many words, "Great playing. That was a lot of fun." (Because it was, and sometimes those accompanists are really bad, and it just came out of my mouth.) My cheery disposition was met with a sarcastic and rude, "Uh-huh." To which I ultimately ignored and left the room, my cheery disposition in tact. So be grumpy all you want, rude people, but you're certainly not going to ruin my day today because I've made up my mind to not be reactionary. You'll end up having the bad day because you couldn't enjoy yourself even though you chose to listen to a bunch of people scream all day. Not my problem. Best of luck. Sincerely, FancyPants.

5 comments:

katy (aka funny girl) said...

Tell me you've heard "Climbing Uphill" from The Last Five Years...

You rock!!!

FancyPants said...

Actually, I haven't. I know of the show, but don't really know the show. Should I listen?

Roy said...

Missed you at the Beauty and the Beast auditions. ;^)

Glad you had a good one. Mine went well, too. They changed it from a non-paying to a paying gig, and still the turnout was pretty poor (on Monday; I don't know how Tuesday went). So that's discouraging.

It's great that you can enjoy the process; sad that those other people can't.

I hope your drugs help you get on a workable sleep schedule. If you continue to have trouble sleeping through the night, 5-HTP might help. It's a supplement of triptophan, the sleep-inducing stuff in turkey, so it's a pretty gentle nudge sleepward. Mrs. Roy swears by it.

Anonymous said...

Try two fish oil capsules and one melatonin tablet right before bedtime. The melatonin induces sleep and the fish oil helps with restless leg sysndrome...lets me sleep longer without waking.

Audrey said...

it's certainly good you're at least trying to lift others' spirits. It isn't your fault if they ignore you! glad the audition went well!