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365 ONE: day 45…busy long day playing characters

Day 45: February 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Loom Movement/Squats/Lunges/Cross Country Slide Moves

Dance of the Day was = “Good Life” by Inner City

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Doctor Lab”

Anything to Note =

Today was the first day of a couple of weeks of the NYU Mock Trials where every year about this time I play the role of the medical expert witness of Chlamydia! Yup, you heard that right! I literally know everything and anything there is to know about Chlamydia…ask me if you need to know anything 🙂 It’s a lot of work actually but it pays quite well – it feels like a live theatrical Law and Order show! So today I had my first attorney meeting with the NYU law students and you must remain in character through the end of the trial, so anytime I see them or correspond with them for next two weeks, so was in character when I turned on my ipod to do my video upload….not sure what I was doing in the video! ODD. BIZARRE. Hmmmmm…..

This year I am also playing another role in another NYU mock trial as I think an actor bailed, so I must now take off the Chlamydia hat and put on the ACS case worker hat for tomorrow’s meeting and start memorizing that role before I go to bed! Never a dull moment in the house (or mind) of Zoe 🙂

So today I was…me, then admin assistant at work, then expert professor in Chlamydia, then homeless pregnant woman, then me, and now soon an ACS case worker…

Never a dull moment, I tell ya!

Even though our Loom show is not again until Friday we had working rehearsals tonight and then a full run to tweak and adjust here and there ready for another weekend run. I was again able to resort to my old “fit-in-my-365-criteria-backstage” during rehearsal so that was good. I also schmooshed some odd “cardio” in there while the rest of the ensemble were rehearsing vocals and choreography so I was off to the side doing lunge things and squat things and then what I guess I am calling – “cross-country slide moves”….not sure what that really is! I think it was just freezing in the theatre that I was doing all kinds of weirdo moves to keep warm HAHA!!

 


365 ONE: day 44…a blur of a day

Day 44: February 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Uprising” by Muse

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Pysch Couch”

Anything to Note =

Not really.

No.

I had a hard day today.

Dealing with some family news so been pretty preoccupied mentally today. Wasn’t in the mood for any of my 365 criteria so it made it hard. Kind of numb. Really tired. Not really in the mood to write right now either.

Sorry.

Hard day.


365 ONE: day 43…with some homemade aerobics!

Day 43: February 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Aerobics Workout

Dance of the Day was = “The Creeps” by Camille Jones

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Ellie Elephant”

Anything to Note =

Well…I saw that our subletter Madalina had a hand puppet in the form of an Elephant a while back and it crossed my mind that I should use it in one of my video uploads one day. So today, I decided to do just that. Picked it up and started recording…but the grip on it was constantly a problem as I was constantly talking. I had a hard time moving the trunk and mouth as I spoke and I could not reach out and re-adjust since I was filming! So, had to just go with it sadly..so looks a bit sloppy, along with what I was talking about! Veggies apparently! I liked doing this character but wish I had a better sense of what I was going for, but I guess that’s not the point of an improvised video upload! I was going for an educational but fun kids show, but the information and presentation of it was not that wise HAHA!!

My cardio today was especially funny! I decided to do some “homemade aerobics” 🙂 And of course I had to dress the part – I anticipated I would be sweating and boiling in my apartment so put on my sports bra and boy style panties and my trainers and that’s it! Pumped up the dance techno volume and went full out! I must have looked ridiculous – each time I caught myself in the mirror here and there it was quite the sight!

I have never taught aerobics but since I was dressed for the part I jammed it full of high impact moves to the energetic dance beat and just kept chopping and changing like I thought an aerobics instructor would! It definitely did the trick and got my heart racing! The outfit and the music gave me that boost to keep going 🙂

I was still in my outfit dancing to my dance of the day after when Stuart walked in with the groceries…and he double took at me and what I was wearing, and had a big “What the..?” on his face!!

In my head, I looked and felt like this….

But I probably looked more like this HAHA!…

Ah POOP!


365 ONE: day 42…oh some people….

Day 42: February 19th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Call Me Baby” by Madison Avenue

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = Crazy Patty

Anything to Note =

Not much.

Had a show today and then we had a talkback and then a donor party after to honor those that helped make our Loom Ensemble show happen…again thank you to those that contributed to our Kickstarter campaign to make this show possible 🙂

But, again am home late and had to again scramble to fit it all in today. I managed to get some 365 into the warm-up before the show but I can no longer rely on being able to do anything backstage during the show as the floor boards are really creaky!

I did today though try to finish some quiet stretching backstage, sneaking something in, and then all of a sudden a woman came backstage from the audience saying she drank too much diet coke and needed to pee! Right in the most silent part of the action going on onstage! And to make it all worse, the bathroom is quite close to the theatre but she knocked something off in there that banged super loud and then we heard her say “crap” followed by “I am okay!” HAHA!! And then came out and went back to her seat! Super distracting, but now that I am writing this down and relaying this, it’s actually quite funny 🙂

Not sure what happened to her in that bathroom though!


365 ONE: day 41…pajama crazy…yup, that’s me!

Day 41: February 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “1, 2, 3, 4, Get With The Wicked” by Richard Blackwood

Improvised Acting video I uploaded to my other blog = “Freestyle Gibberish”

Anything to Note =

Once again, there is no doubt that I am C. R. A. Z. Y. !!!!

Oh, I fully admit it!!

I had to get my 365 criteria done as have two performances today so wanted to make sure I was done before I left for the theatre so most of my criteria was done with me in my ridiculous massive pajamas, and as quiet as possible to not wake anyone up. I look like and feel like a hobo in this outfit! But I do like me some baggy pajamas 🙂

FALSE….it clearly does not deter me!!!

I proceeded after the stretching and fitness criteria in my baggy pajamas to then do the video upload…where my blue massive pajamas are definitely featured! And how ridiculous I am!! I sat in the spare room and stared at my ipod and then just decided to turn it on and free associate, and maybe it will turn into something like freestyling??!! UMMMMMM….you should take a look at what a tired, slow, white girl in pajamas sounds like “freestylin'” HAHA! My brain would not move fast enough that early in the morning!!

Then another true form of white girl trash happened…

I wanted to do the dance of the day but didn’t want to go in and wake Stuart up to get my sports bra as he had a long well-earned drinking night for post Fashion work and came back late, soooo…decided it would have to do if I just held my boobs to dance!! Ridiculous! I also didn’t want to spend the whole song with no arm movements so at times I maneuvered myself to be able to hold both boobs with one arm while I waved the other about like a banshee and then switched!

I must have looked like I was on drugs!!!

Ahhhh…what I do for love haha! 🙂


365 ONE: day 40….made it to the forties!

Day 40: February 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking with Heavy Backpack on

Dance of the Day was = “Yeah” by Usher/Lil John/Ludacris

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Waxing Humour”

Anything to Note =

I crossed the river into Manhattan FOUR times today and so that meant I had to do FOUR tip-toes on the subway 365 criteria, when usually its just twice a day. Super annoying that was! I should have detailed it to only be maximum twice a day. UGH! Ah the fine print!

The fine print that I created?? I’ve lost it! What fine print?? HAHA!!

I am rushing off to my opening night tonight of my Loom Ensemble show “Erosion: A Fable” so had to get everything done in between the day of craziness! It’s a 10pm show and I have a few 10pm shows in this run so I will have to try to get it all done before the show as after I will be home super late and have a feeling that will be the last thing I want to do! It’s proving quite the challenge though to sneak in this 365 🙂

Okay – need to go eat! ME HUNGRY!

(can you tell I’ve lost the plot??)


365 ONE: day 39…not a smart chicken!

Day 39: February 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bhangra Night Rider” by Punjabi MC

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Crazy Passer”

Anything to Note =

I noticed a funny thing today, which I should have noticed weeks ago!! I am doing and have been doing my fitness and stretching 365 criteria backstage when I am not on stage and today, only today, after weeks of doing this, I realized that I have been doing all this in my costume – my homeless pregnant costume! I play a homeless pregnant woman in my play (that opens tomorrow!!) and I wear a pretty large pregnancy belly! And all this time I didn’t realize that I had been doing my push-ups and sit-ups and planks with all this on! Layers and layers, gloves and a pregnancy belly!! HAHA!!

Yup, I am clearly retardo!

RETARDO!!

And on that note…

Retardo here walked again as my cardio…in the rain….with my long trousers on dragging in the wet….and my trainers on that have mesh holes….wet….again!

RETARDO!!

And…one of my favourite songs came on, and in honor of my friend Nandita who is getting married in India soon that I sadly can’t attend, I tried to do some full-out Indian Bollywood moves and….yeah….not sure that was anything but RETARDO!!