My blog is pants...

Random stuff from the Bronster... especially good to read if you happen to like me.

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Took a test today while avoiding my work... turns out this is me:

Others see you as fresh, lively,
charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone
who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently
well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you
as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always
cheer them up and help them out.

Well I'm in the library now trying to get some work done.. only 3,500 words to go! I'm listening to Radio Whose Line! I've become pretty adicted. Me and Keith Johnstone's Agent have made friends now btw.
I'm more pissed off right now about the fact that the Uni hasn't told me once again how to write this particular essay.. it seems like this stuff SHOULD be told to us... seeing as none of us have had to write things like this before! grrrrrrrr

Anyway back to the smelly work

Friday, May 30, 2003

Well... more work trying to get done today... on my mum's instruction I e-mailed Keith Johnstone, only the most amazing improvisation Guru in the world! (next to Del Close who has passed away)
I casually mentioned my dabble in improvisation wtih ComedySportz... and got this reply:

Thanks for your letter. Do you realize that Comedy Sportz is a
direct rip off of Theatresports? Dick Chudnow took Keith Johnstone's
format and slightly altered it and now calls it his own.

From his agent... way to offend someone you really admire then.... go me ;) The thing is.. I knew that! I knew that that's how it happened, and Dick makes no secret of it. So I replied and told them that! Ahem... so, yeah, no workshops for me. Sounds like someone's a bit bitter cos ComedySportz is more recognised than Theatresports! Ahh well... that's life...
Back to the smelly work...
bron thought for the day: If you're going to offend someone you admire, make sure you do it by mentioning the thing that pisses them off the most...

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Well I handed all my stuff in yesterday - it's all crap, as was my last essay and no doubt this one I'm working on right now will be also. Ahh well...
I've just lost all the motivation I managed to drum up last semester.
You know it's bad when a) you listen to Radiohead and hum along and b) you look forward to sleep... in the middle of the day.
I have NEVER slept so much in my life! I don't know whether I'm doing it as an escape or what, but I just sleep all the time! It's so annoying, especially when I used to hardly ever sleep. Maybe I'm just getting old. Also I keep eating, the two things i look forward to, food and sleep! This last year has changed me so much, some things for the better, most things not. If it's not anxiety, trich or just general problems with my knees and back then it's comfort eating and over sleeping!
I don't know, I just can't look at the world in a good light today... it also feels like I can see all the stuff i need to do floating in front of me, but my mind's got vaseline all over it and I can't make it out, plus there's stuff playing in my head all the time.


It's Steven's 25th birthday today. How crazy is that? It's weird how all my friends are getting so old... I was 15 when I met Steven! I was 14 when I met Liz, she's 24 soon.... and I hardly get to speak to either of them anymore, for very different reasons - my oldest friends. Even now I can only think of a big cake. I've already eaten a shit load today and it's only 5.30! AND I've not done ANY work!

! once again.

bron thought for the day: if all the world's a stage, why do I get stuck in the pit?

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Jinkies! Why oh why do I leave things so late? I was up til 2.30am doing all my practical work and now I'm in the computer room trying to get my log finished... last semesters was 7000 words! This semesters (so far) is 500! EEEEEK! So i need to speed on with that... just needed a quick vent

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

the pictures are up now...
OK.. ahem, this has to be said



Moving on.... yes today i was being a zombie in London.... it was grrrreat fun, made a couple of pals and chatted and giggled with the wonderful Simon Pegg and Nick Foster... i'd write more but I'm knakkered and have a shed load of work to do ... if you want to see pictures check out
where i shall be plonking them :D

Monday, May 19, 2003

FOUR HOURS!! Four hours I've not moved from the computer doing my production schedule... this is after a 7 hour shift at work bare in mind! That's a lot of sitting for one day ;)
Anyway... that seems to be sorted now, I discovered a number of mistakes in my script though which means ANOTHER re-write... but it's just little things really so I wont print again until the shoot probably... there's only one big thing added, a new scene... but it's not very big and only involves three characters...
Anyhoo enough of that... let's talk about you? How are you?
Enough of that... back to me..
I spent most of last night trying to organise a script read through and two CSz rehearsals... you woulnd't believe how much hassle this was!! In the end it's script read 6-7.30pm at KT's house friday, then CSz reh 11am Sat, CSz newbies reh 4-6 Sunday.... i just had to write it again to get it into my head! ;)
Watched X Men 2 the other day... quite enjoyed it, I was surprised! Don't tell Ian I liked a movie based on a comic, I'll never live it down ;)
Right off to do MORE work :-/ will it never end?? I'm actuallly in all honesty enjoyin this part of te process, I like organsing things, espeically when i seem to have the power of how it goes... MUAHAHAAAA!!

bron thought for the day: well it really could happen, when the days they seem to fall through you, well just let them go.

Friday, May 16, 2003

Last night I wasted my 15 minutes of fame on a show called 'Judgement Day'... to be aired in June/July... its a saturday night show hoted by Brian Connely (of 'it's a puppet' fame). It was a good night... and I got to 'ask a question' (which was totaly set up by the way... and you can tell..)... anyway... watch the show when it airs and see if you can spot me ;)
I'm thinking of devoted my life to whoreing myself around crappy TV shows, hehe.
The only downside about last night was that I missed the last train home!! YIKES! Me, stuck in the middle of London :-/ Luckily my good pal Uba was there to rescue me... I stayed in her room in her dorms... she has some pretty funky friends there, we talked about loads of weird stuff, like Terry Pratchett and where exactly was Stoke On Trent... good night....
ONLY! DUN DUN DUUUUNNNN half way through the night I started feeling very ill :( I couldn't breath and I got about 2 hours sleep :( which was a shame as the bed was soooo comfy.
PLUS cos I was stranded in London I couldnt get to work so I had to call in sick... but I probably would have done anyway... I don't think people would have really wanted me to handle their items (oops, pardon...) with a snotty nose and runny eyes... and I keep getting headaches like my head's going to blow off! RARGH!
Off now to try and do some work... will probably just sleep though... oh and it's Dieter's birthday today, he's 22! Oh to be 22 again ;)

bron thought for the day: always have friends around you who you can stay with if you get stuck in the captial of a country ;)

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Well, the essay's pretty much done, and yes my second MA essay that mentions the Monkees... let's see if I can work them into my dissertation too ;)
Liz calle dme yesterday, she's back from Latvia! Had to pretend to be a Bee aparantly... nuff said.
I will be a bit lost tonight with stuff to do, as in I know what I SHOULD do, but will I do it... ? hmmmm... however it's practical work for a week or so now so I can do that OK.
Well, I should print out and hand in :-/ I tell you now people, I WILL get a crap mark for this essay... but as long as I pass, shoudl be reet... here's a taster:

It seems as if the ideals now are to convince the children watching the shows that they really are made with them in mind. Ideally, if this show were to be made solely by young people, those wooden performances wouldn’t be apparent and the children watching the show would no doubt feel more apt to want to join in and try things, as they would be on the same level. But then of course there are the children who would not trust what their peers were saying, and only believe what older people were saying. Why Don’t You? has a similar format to Blue Peter, only Blue Peter presenters are adults, albeit presenters who tend to act rather childlike themselves, ‘adults in drag’7 as David Buckingham and Cary Bazalgette term it.

bron thought for the day: see a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll wish you could wash your hands

Monday, May 12, 2003

Well... what an odd weekend... on saturday I was shocked to discover I won on the lottery!! I only won a tenner.. but it was the first time I'd played on the lottery for years! SO, that was weird. Paid for my trip to London yesterday anyway. Went to the COmedy Store and watched the players... it was really weird sat there watching Paul Merton in action for the first time! SHame there werern't more of the regular players there. There was a comedian called Phelim McDermott though who looked like the bastard love child of Sylvestor McCoy and Tom Baker! He was really odd and funny!
Well, Gabe stayed over last night, and he's gone now... sad to see him leave and go back to America! I know he's going to miss London... so maybe that means he'll come back and visit sometime soon... come and watch COmedySPortz again... talking of that looks like Dick may be wanting to visit in June! How exciting!!
Anyhoo... still in the midst of my smelly essay...
bron thought for the day: never lend your money to a man with a sense of humour

Thursday, May 08, 2003

What a long day! 8.30 - 3.30 at work!! I'm on a 8-4 tomorrow!!! JINKIES! I am complaining tomorrow too, I dn't want all these hours, I can't get any work done! Not that I want to do it :( I may get to do the Improvisation Essay for my second one though which is cool.. I know more about that, and know what I want to do for it... yeah baby.
I'm going soon back to the dreaded Safeways to buy a pizza for my tea - special, Goodfella's Pizza only £1.09... oh yeah baby

bron thought for the day: if all else fails, do more revision

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

HI... well yesterday was a big old pile of poo as usual. I was supposed to do a rough draft of my essay for this morning.. at 1am I gave upa nd went to bed.. I am trying to do it now but have suddenly realised I have no clue why I'm writing it! I have no reason! The only reason I can find is that i HAVE to do it... so that's pissing me of - plus I've come to the MA room cos I'm not getting anything done at home... but it's way too hot in here! RARGH!!
ps - Mort didn't win Best Youth Production North West - but that's groovy, I didn't expect it too.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

damn... why have I signed on here... I have to go and meet my tutor now... dun dun duuuunnnnn


Monday, May 05, 2003

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John to apear in Grease Three!?!?!?! What has the world come to people??? I pray to all things nice that this doesnt happen.
Anyhoo - things are still a bit pants for me right now - on the MA front anyway... My essay still isn't started and all is shite.... however personally things are OK - I've been putting a few extra hours in at the old Safeways so I'm a bit more comfortable right now, and my shoot is slowly coming together... pLUS I can't wait to get away in July for the CSz Tournament in Washington - also to see my parents in Wisconsin - YAY!
Well back to the smelly research
bron thought for the day: i'm all alone, I'm all alone, behold the mystery that is me

Thursday, May 01, 2003

I'm having a major stress right now... I've been aiming at an essay that's got to be in in less than two weeks... turns out my subjest is so crap no one has written anything on it!! I have to do a case study, that's the tricky part - I have loads I want to write about, but it's got to be relevant to, for example, an institution... and how it works within that institution, or not...
I don't even know anymore...
I hate this so much