Friday, January 16, 2009

The end of the first week.

So, first week of classes wrapped up for me at 9 PM last night (an hour early).

English - It should be much easier than it was last semester. Seeing as I've already taken this class (yes, I failed it last semester), I know what's coming, and I feel much better prepared for it.

Math - I hate math. I hate math so much. My Theatre professor said in my acting class (which is a General Education communications course, as well), that the non-majors shouldn't be scared of the class. They may not do as well, but it's not their chosen career. He said if any of the Theatre majors were going to walk into a math or biology course, we'd like fail. He said it's in our genetic make up to fail those courses. The three other Theatre majors and I in the class laughed. Quite hard. And then agreed.

Chemistry - I've never taken a chemistry class in my life. I had no clue what to expect. It's a forensics based class, and I have a hard time relating the lecture to...anything, actually. I kept asking the girl next to me if she was understanding what the lecture had to do with anything, and she laughed. I finally said, "No, seriously. Do you get this, at all?" For a taste of the lecture, know this. He spent about ten minutes talking about a toolbox that was left in space once, and you can see it with a telescope.

Intro to Acting - Finally. A class I get. A class I can get into. The first three weeks are games. After that, we pick our scene partners, and start finding and working on our scenes and monologues.

History - I like history. The class, itself, will be easy, except for the two exams. We do have map quizzes, but we can take them as many times as we need to, to pass them. Other than that, we have two weekly papers we have to write, but they're only one page each, and pretty simple.

As far as my interview went, Tuesday afternoon. Awesome. They always do group interviews, but there was just one girl, myself, and the Asst. Manager. I basically knew I the other interviewee beat as soon as she answered her first question. A little cocky? Yes. However, I know I interview well. Mock Interview in high school taught me that. The Asst. Manager offered me a second interview sometime this coming week.

Auditions. Okay, I hadn't done an audition in almost five years. Rough? Yes. We did cold, solo readings to start off. I'm pretty sure it killed me. I knew, as soon as I was done with my monologue, I wasn't going to get a part. As we started ensemble readings, I was doing better. The second night, I feel I was noticeably better, and more comfortable. A lot of people were telling me I should be cast. It was a good feeling, but I still wasn't counting on it. I checked the cast list today, and sure enough, I didn't get a part. So, no worries. I have scenes to concentrate on for my acting class, and will most likely end up doing scenes for the directing class, as well, that my professor teaches, to get my work hours out of the way. I can concentrate on school, which is what I need to do. If I do really well this semester, I can breathe again.


megawatt miler said...

wow, that is a wide range of classes.

the tool kit was a huge deal! the astronaut who designed the tools to fix the hubble telescope is on our board of directors and spoke at our meeting last week at work-i thought it was pretty awesome.

jporterGOP said...

Yeah I remember when she let that tool kit go. There were huge stories about it. Funny to watch too as it just floated away. Good thing they had spares or the entire mission would have been botched.

mickey said...

I understand it's a big deal, and honestly do find it interesting.

But as someone who really doesn't know what chemistry is about, a ten minute portion of the lecture dedicated to the tools in space...doesn't really seem to make sense. I have such a hard time relating his lecture to anything, let alone chemistry.

carriegel said...

oops is what i thought when i heard about the tools.

good luck with the new semester.