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Virgin365: day ninety-seven…Labrinth in the Middle of the Road


365 ONE: day 213…Who Really Reads The Instruction Manual??

Day 213: August 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was =”No Air” by Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Huge Mirror”

Anything to Note =

Today was set up phone line and Internet line and alarm and electricity voltage capacity (after the blackout we had to prevent anything in the future) at my parents new house….all with the same guy!!

I missed the phone, voltage, alarm sections but came downstairs right as they were trying to figure out the Internet….which they apparently have been trying to do for ages and could not understand…yet, no one said anything to me to come help!

Anyway, it took us hours to connect the Internet and then get it wireless!

And in the end it was actually quite simple…it was all in the router instruction booklet that was included!!!!

I tried everything – on my netbook, on another netbook, on my iPod, on my iPad….and it would not connect to the wireless. This guy had no clue! Literally! But to his credit, it was not obvious to me either. We called the company OTE and they said we had to first set up the Internet to the modem using an Ethernet LAN connection….fine. But that is all they said!! Not something like – look in the instruction booklet and you will see!!!!

Anyway, so we tried with the Ethernet on my netbook for ages with all kinds of codes that they had given my dad and it was just not connecting.

I looked over in the box and picked up the booklet that was in Greek and just flipped through it and then saw in the middle, hidden, four pages of how to connect to the Internet for setup! And it was complicated with numbers and in the browser, where the other items we would have to insert…I mean, ridiculous!! There was no way you would have been able to figure this out without that booklet, especially as you had to type like a nine digit code into the browser to even start the setup!!

Ridiculous!

I guess I assumed this guy would know what to do, but after about a half hour I realized he did not. Then I guess I assumed he would have looked at the instruction booklet then that came with the router since they had apparently been trying for ages before I even came into the picture. So I didn’t even think of looking at it.

But, this is Greece for you!!!

I mean, it should be simple and not something you need to go to an instruction booklet for really, right?? I mean, this is just setting up wireless with a router….this is not rocket science!! And oh so easy in America, but here…I see it is not!!

It sounds stupid that it was all along in the instruction booklet and no one looked at it, but I just can’t believe you have to. And then it was even more complicated after that trying to figure out which username and code you had to change and when and ugh.

In the end, I figured it out, but it was a little ridiculous….not sure who to blame though, really….OTE the company, the non-informative customer service, the technician, or me for not looking for an instruction manual and reading it hours before I did!

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Poop.

It’s now working on my iPad and iPod, but I can’t still get it to work wirelessly on my netbook….I give up for the day though!! Too much!!


365 ONE: day 204…Dying From Yesterday

Day 204: July 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Unpacking

Dance of the Day was = “Thunder In My Heart” by Meck feat. Leo Sayer

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “iPad, iPod, Blackberry”

Anything to Note =

Dying from yesterday.

Did too much.

Left the old house for the new late after a long day. Long long day of moving and packing and such.

Then could not sleep as was so hot.

And my back kept seizing up when I shifted from side to side…should not have done that much, or been on my feet that long, but had to really. My feet are definitely swollen 😦 I feel like an old lady….well between my mum and dad and I we look like a family of creatures! My mum hurt her back and leg as she has been doing way too much so she is walking slowly with a limp, my dad has a back problem anyway and so is also having problems with walking and being up on his feet for so long, and then me with a bump out front waddling along…well it feels like I’m waddling or at least in some sort of slow motion.

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I changed my flight to stay here a bit longer to help out as the new place looks like a bomb hit it with all the boxes and piles and piled furniture…everywhere….and I mean everywhere!

I don’t know.

That’s the phrase of the day.

Side note: apparently I use “…of the day” a lot and Stuart makes fun of me!

Like…

“that’s the question of the day” or “that’s the problem of the day” etc.

Hmmmm….

Although I have noticed it a bit now since he mentioned it but I guess I never noticed it before!

Do I really do that a lot????

I don’t know.


365 ONE: day 136…Multi-Tasking the Drama. CHECK!

Day 136: May 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Conference Room Disappointment”

Anything to Note =

I know what you are thinking? How crazy is she? Two Beatles songs in a row!! Woah!! Wowza!! She gone crazo yo!! – clearly I am after that remark!!! HAHA!! These songs both just popped up by themselves on my ipod shuffle – you think I have time to choose songs????!!!! I don’t even have time to pee!!!!!!!!!!

It must be a tribute to Stuart since he is out-of-town on work in Chicago until Saturday and The Beatles are his “thang” so perhaps the ether misses him?? Or I miss him?? Or my ipod misses him??

Soooooo…..

Crazy crazy crazy day. Crazy crazy week, or 10 days (or YEAR…don’t get me started!!)

But yet another crazy crazy day.

What is it about being so super busy and then getting MORE stuff on top of that, all at the same time?! Huh??!! When you think that it’s just not possible to get any busier and boom somehow it happens!! Things always happen at once, I know. But, this is happening a lot so somewhere there needs to be a break or a “normal” day or at least “semi-normal”….whatever that means. It just can’t be crazy EVERY day, you know??

Although, it’s starting to get to that shake-my-head-with-tight-mouthed-smile place as there just is nothing else I can do but that.

I was on my blackberry through-out the whole of rehearsal today. Literally. Sadly. I was on my blackberry so much that it died before 2pm!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how much!! Luckily, I thought about bringing my charger with me today otherwise I would have been screwed. The last two days it died at around 7pm so was do-able so I made sure to pack the charger on me today – and thank god I remembered!

And of course it’s just lucky that I am the queen of successful multi-tasking! Or able to be. Or also good at sneaking me doing work while in rehearsal.

Although this is actually kind of sad and frustrating to tell you the truth, as this is supposed to be an amazing opportunity for me to be working with the one and only Jose Rivera, and I’m already splitting my understudying hat with co-producing hat, and that is okay, but then to also be soooo relied upon for office work is just a little sad. It is frankly a little unfair. But I see no other way around it unfortunately. I feel too guilty, I have a new employee that just started and needs help, and rightly so, at the office when I am in rehearsal, and I am just better at dealing with the multi-tasking then my boss is and just know more or able to help out better, especially in the times of panic today!!!

Every day cannot be a crisis though, as literally over the last 10 days, it seems there is always something with a deadline, that’s life or death in nature or that is how it is presented, at work….

I can’t say ‘when will the drama stop’ as I thrive on drama being an actor 🙂 BUT….I have enough drama all over and around and coming out of my armpits (yup, crazy!) that the office drama on top, right now, is just…..like…..

No words really.

Just this…

SHS.AFNADFHANWKJDV AWJVBASJDKVCBADKJVA JKDVBAVCAJWVABSVA!!!

🙂

 


365 ONE: day 96…belly ipod :)

Day 96: April 13th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Right Now” by Pussycat Dolls

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

Anything to Note =

Happy spooky Friday the 13th!!!

Actually, in Greece, Friday the 13th is not bad luck it is Tuesday the 13th 🙂 Also the 13th is my parents lucky number as its their wedding Anni or first date or something like that, so it’s a lucky number…so I try to keep that all in mind when things go wrong!

So far today I witnessed some Friday the 13th bad luck for people on the train….who were caught by me picking their noses!! Seriously!! There were so many and some even more than once! I sneezed and then was sniffling so was aware of my nose all of a sudden and then started noticing the nose in general and then how many people were picking their noses! And not in a subtle way, but lingering long reaches in and out!!

Lovely Jubbly!!

Nice start to the morning 🙂

I have a jam-packed day today so had to get my 365 in early. There was no one in yet to the office so decided to christen the new office with some 365 🙂 I did my video upload but then in the middle of it a co-worker’s daughter walked past to say hello! But continued filming of course!

I also decided to do my dance of the day in the office. I am now in a separate space across from Elisabeth but we share the floor with lots of others around, so even though no one from our gang was around I still had to be mindful of others, so had my ipod on super low and started to dance around. I kept thinking people were about to walk past so kept pausing it! But I managed to get it all in.

I actually decided to hold the ipod close to my belly so that the little one could get some music. My mum has been saying that I should be playing music for the baby and singing, since I sing, and I keep telling her that the baby gets at least one song a day for my dance of the day, so the baby is getting music! It’s just mostly techno and not soothing classical music that she has in mind 🙂


365 ONE: day 59…a missed moment ah shucks!

Day 59: March 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Stairs

Dance of the Day was = “Bang Bang (feat. Adam Levine)” by K’naan

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Loom Three Ball”

Anything to Note =

We had our Loom Ensemble de-briefing session today to discuss some things after our show is now over so had to trek up to Washington Heights where Raffi and Neva live, all the way up on 181st street!! We used to have rehearsals up there in their converted living room they use as a studio space back in the day for our first Loom show last summer, so its been a while since I had gone up there, but I did remember the HUGE set of stairs from the A train up to the street that I would take and die on each time I had to go to rehearsal, so…..took that into account to include as part of my cardio today. I got to the stairs and was like, “No Problem!” so started to jog up them and half way through…you guessed it…

I DIED!!

So, I walked the rest of the way up and was severely out of breath after the last steps to the street. UGH!

I had already walked a bit as part of my cardio but then on the way home I took the A train to 125th Street to transfer to the good ol’ M60 bus to Astoria…which technically should be WAY faster than any other way from where I was coming from, but NO buses came so I kept walking to the next avenue stop, and the next, and the next, and ended up walking all the way from the west side to the east side for the bloody bus! Not one bus of any kind passed me as I walked past every stop where angry people waited. So more walking it turned out! I almost walked across the bridge over as was so irritated – would have if it wasn’t past 11.30pm!!

And my knee hurt today for some reason so was hoping to take it easy…boo!

What made my day though, but sadly was a missed moment on camera, was tonight at our de-brief. We were playing the three ball game, me and the rest of Loom Ensemble, after the business had been taken care of, and it was just too funny so turned on my ipod to video the drunkenness as my upload, and a few minutes after I turned it off, Kate went crashing down in an amazing way!! AHH! If only my ipod was still on – would have been a great submission to America’s Funniest Home Videos!!! 🙂