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

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Off to Londinia any second... via Oxfordshire to meet the katester! THen to London to meet Rach 'Cubed'.
Off to watch a show tonight we hope, then Comedy Store Players Sunday night... if you don't hear from me that's a why

Friday, April 28, 2006

YAY! I'm out of bed before 10am!!
I'm usually up for 10, and awake around 9am, but getting out of bed is hard work. Especially now with a cat on top of me. She woke Chris up at about 5am this morning. I didn't even know what was going on I just heard "Sorry Binx, you have to move" and then realised that she was actually between us under my arm. But there was an upside to the disruption, a nice cuddle.
Off to the gym any second. Couldn't drag myself there yesterday. Looks like it really has to be an morning thing for me. Which is fine as I only have one early start in the week, Thursday.
Rehearsal tonight, should't be a long one as only 2 people could make it. But it's all good. Means we can concentrate on certain things.
Going to try and meet the ginger lamb for lunch today... so I'd better get cracking. There's loads of stuff I need to buy for the house today too, seeing as I just got paid. Cheery Bye.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Wow! I found a new controversy online today.
I was told to watch this:

And I was bowled over, loved it, beautiful. Genuinly made me rather emotional, beautiful music set to an amazing routine with such passion. Then, while searching around I found this:

NOW! Obviously the second guy is much better technically. He's juggling more balls and doing more intricate moves... but I just prefer the first so much more. THere is such passion in there, truly beautiful. The second guy just looks so concentrated and static.
Interested to know what you guys out there think
Feeling better today, sorry about that.
Just really felt shit about myself last night, Ben managed to get me to smile and even sorted my back out as well, then Chris came home and gave me a cuddle and the circle was complete.
Worked this morning, was planning on going to the gym but I don't think I can make myself now. Wil def go tomorrow though.
Still need a few more people on the next lot of workshops ideally, have covered costs and have a little over, but not a lot. Going to try the hard sell at work next week... and Darren needs to confirm! ;)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

WHENEVER I say I'm happy out loud something awful happens... I'm not joking!
I was having a great day, went to the gym, had a good meeting, then BAM... even my good rehearsal hasn't stopped me from feeling shitty.
I've been crying most of the evening, then I ate some chocolate to make me feel better, now I feel bad about that. My family is in another country, my sister doesn't want me in the house, my boyfriend is in carlisle, my flatmates are all out, blah blah blah... I just feel rotten. And old. I saw my MySpace and it had clicked over to '27'... only 3 years off 30! Which is really scary. I had more nightmares last night and hardly slept, so being tired can't help, and I have work tomorrow morning... said I'd be in my half 9...
I don't know.
Just having a 'feeling sorry for myself' day it would seem.
Going to change the litter tray now... happy birthday

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sounds like an excuse but I feel too stressed to go to the gym this morning.. I will definately go tomorrow!
I have to plan my lesson for tonight, and I've not even looked at ANYTHING I'm doing for my TV Acting class since last term. ALSO I need to send some more packs...etc... so I'm going to do all that so I can relax before I have to head off. But tomorrow I'm not doing anything til about 2pm, so I can go then... a birthday jog :D

Monday, April 24, 2006

I just got a call from someone who got one of our CSz packs... they seem to want us to do a after school club til July!! How rocking is that?!?! Meeting them on Wednesday about that... faaaaaaabulous.
WEnt to the gym this morning, ben sorted my back out (which was clicking like mad all over the place, he does indeed have magic hands), just been to the Uni, off to the agency any second then on to the theatre... phew!
That phone call gave me a fab boost of energy though!
phew... just got back from the gym, knakkered... getting ready for my long night... at least tomorrow will be less of a hassle...
ouch! the last two days of exercise has finally caught up with me I think! My back and front are both really achy. My back is achy usually anyway, but my front is a new occurence since the whole sore boob inccident. I may actually consider seeinga doctor... I don't know.
I'm going to persist however and go to the gym now to start off my day :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Just got back from my auditions at the theatre. A large gathering... I HATE turning people down for parts :( HATE IT. But obviously there are only so many....
so I made Darren do it.
the power!
BLess, thanks Darren for calling everyone up!
Rehersals start straight away! Tomorrow! I have work at the Uni 2-5, then at the agency 6-8 then straight to rehearsal! I'm gonna die! My brain will be frazzled!
I've not even THOUGHT about what I'm going to do at the agency yet. Be reet.
Anyhoo. That's one thing off my mind, I hate auditions - in either seat for it.
I've just suddenly got very tired, I may go to bed early... although, I hate wasting an evening... maybe I'll knit, or visit Ben in the pub... hmmm

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Birthday FUN!

OK, it's not til wednesday, but I have a stupidly busy week next week and will have no time to celebrate my 27 years on the planet. Had a fun time bowling where I actually didn't get at all competitive, and even came second to last in the last game.. Liz did ace near the end and got her first strike of the night on her last go! Hehe. Ste looked well, was really nice to see him again, he's hoping to come and visit me in manc in a couple of weeks - that'd be groovy to spend some quality time with him. After bowling we went to eat, which was pleasant. I ate a stupid amount, which really was stupid as I've been doing really well eating heathily the last few days and just wrecked it with pizza burgers and cheesecake.. ugh... Anyway, I am now completing Chris's birthday gift from last week where I promised to watch a documentary of Eddie Guerrorororooro (?), a wrestler, that I bought him, with him. ENjoy pix of my partay!
The cat i HATE

Anyone want a spare cat ? Look, he looks cute on this picture.
300 calories BURNED BABY!!!!!!
Last night it was Dentists that mentally tortured me... wake up convinced I had a hole in a tooth...
Last night was good fun, the longest I've stayed at a comedy club in ages. I don't drink, or know many people, so the long breaks get tedious for me, I want to watch a show, not watch people getting pissed. But it just so happened that I knew everyone on the bill! And mister hair joined us too, so I was never without someone to talk to. All the acts were great, Gonzo had a hard time, but bless he's new, and for being new very good! Chris rocked the kasbah. Then we came back and I made us a veggie balti :D With rice and garlic bread (mixing my food types there a little).
So last night we saved money, and today I'm off to the gym to work it off. Later I'm filming a sketch then even later going bowling for my birthday :D I've not booked so I don;t know what the deal will be, I don't even know who's coming... some of my friends have even bailed cos they want to watch Dr Who... so whatever.
I have next weekend as well for birthday treats in London with Chris, Mister Hair, Rach, Rach, Rach and KT I think ... and possibly the Dug.
Off to the gym before I lose my nerve

Friday, April 21, 2006

nearly 1200 hits on Tech Speak! LOL!

I really need a decent nights sleep! I have been having nightmares all this week, from weird things like babies being set on fire to more realistic things like workshops I'm running going horribly wrong! Woke Chris up last night, felt really bad about that. At one point I remember waking up, crying a bit then lying face down with my legs bunched up. THen waking up again a short time later unable to feel the bottom half of my body! Ugh. Don't know what demons are plaguing me right now, but hopefully they'll bugger off, everything gets really busy next week!


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tech Speak has now been watched nearly 700 times, has had 7 votes and has two fans!!


Rachael and Char will kill me.........

Which Character from Rent are you?

just tracking down where people are finding Tech Speak from.... here is one link!!
People are SO see through, haha.
I had a thought once I uploaded Technically Speaking...

Once I changed the description from this:
A 4 minute montage from the CADOS Studio Players 2004 production of Rachel Welch's play, Technially Speaking, directed by Brainne Edge

to this:
A 4 minute montage from the CADOS Studio Players 2004 production of Rachel Welch's play, Technially Speaking, directed by Brainne Edge... complete with Chorley's first on stage lesbian kiss!

I suddnely have the most hits for any of my videos! Currently at nearly 500! LOL! Ohhh, people.


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rather than post a whole load of big video chunks thought I'd just post the link to the relevant YouTube pages. These are all plays (well, sections of) that I have directed :D

Check out:

Our Day Out
Stags and Hens
Technically Speaking
Keeping Annabelle

Yay... all there now. Enjoy them. They're only about 5 minutes long, some shorter. But at least people can see what I do with my spare time... and what I'll be doing again as of Sunday! Madness... it's been nearly a year since I directed a play, I really want it to go well, i hope it does... I am worried though, both cos of my own stress and work, and also cos the theatre is a bit messed up right now..
I woke up with such a positive start to the day, just rejigged the ComedySportz website, did some more packs, things were looking good.
THEN I find out that my ex-business partner has been into my business acct (for some reason he still has access, despite him telling me that he'd been taken off the acct) and TOOK the money I said I'd pay him for chasing up a old debt. Not only that, he took MORE than I offered him! Granted that the money wouldn't have been CSz's if he hadn't chased it up, but I did offer him a specific amt of money to sort it out. He did his job, I was about to pay him, once the cheque cleared.
Am I just too niec or something?
I can't believe i keep getting screwed over with stuff like this.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Guys Like That You're Sensitive

And not in that "cry at a drop of a hat" sort of way
You just get most guys - even if you're not trying to
Guys find it is easy to confide in you and tell you their secrets
No wonder you tend to get close quickly in relationships!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Your Birthdate: April 26

You lucked out the the skills to succeed in almost any arena.
Put you in almost any business or classroom, and you'll rise to the top.
You're driven and intense, but you also know when to kick back and cooperate.
Your ability to adapt to almost any situation is part of what's going to make you a success.

Your strength: Your attention to detail

Your weakness: You can be a little too proud of your successes

Your power color: Turquoise

Your power symbol: Arrow pointing up

Your power month: August

Sunday, April 16, 2006

I LOVE DAISY...before I go any further... she's given me a DVD with Fist of Fun BOTH SERIES on!!!!!!! AND This MOrning With Richard not Judy! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO
Chris's ACTUAL birthday!
Lots of fun was had, including a lovely indian meal where Chris's mum had driven up to join us. She, with Chris's brother and sister in law to be, had sneaked out earlier in the day to deck the resturant out with lots of embarrasing banners and the like ;) ROCK! After that we went over to the Comedy Store and listened to some cool music, mostly sung by a lady who's leg wouldnt' stop moving... but it was really good.
Was on the radio this morning with the ginger lamb, which was fun :D Advertised ComedySportz a bit more... hopefully some of this is going in!
Eating my only easter egg right now which was from Chris's mum. I didn't want any ideally as I'm trying really hard to look after myself now.
Watching Fist of Fun now :D yay!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The party continues... went to the Frog tonight, for free - ROCK - saw a few comics, my fave being the lovely Seymour Mace!
Photo from aaaaaaaaages ago!
He makes me laugh long time.
Chris also told me today that aparantly on Tuesday it's our 11 month anniversary! How sweet! I forget stuff like this for some reason.
I finally found out what top to wear with the pants!!!!!!

Here are some pics from the ongoing partay! I'm off to wash up now I think, I seem to suddenly have a second wind!

Friday, April 14, 2006

The birthday festivities have started early! Went out for a lovely walk through Heaton Park today and discovered a Fun Fair! I'm not a ride person, hate rollercoasters, but there are a few rides I WILL go on... so CHris and I went on one, and I crushed him! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!
as Chris's 30th birthday approaches (tomorrow) it made me forget for a short time that my 27th Birthday is just around the corner too. On the 26th April I will be 27. 3 years til I'M 30! Yikes! It's really making things hit home. SUre, I have a job, a place to live, people that love me, one lovely cat, a new car, no bad debts and my own business. But I suppose it's one of those things of 'what have I got to show for all this?'... I woke up this morning with a new found determination to get CSz playing again. We've nto died or anything near to that, but we're not playing really. I need to get cracking! I am going to apply for some funding to take the show out to the outlying communities in Manchester and get the name known, and have good show for some kids that probably wouldn't see a show otherwise...
I'll keep you informed of that.
Chris's pressies are bought, one is still in the process of getting to me and cos of Easter I doubt it will be here in time.... BOO!
We're joining the gym this weekend... ROCK!
My lips hurt ... BOO!
I bought some new pants yesterday... ROCK!
They were a size 14 and they were SNUG!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Here's a pic -

they are rather bulgy... my plan is to at least fit conformtably back into a size 14 by the summer, hopefully a size 12 then I'd be happy.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Yesterday was long but delightful.
Went over to sunny Bradford to pick up my leaflets (which look ace!) and to meet up with Ben's pal Nicky, who is also ace.
Had a meal that can only be described as the most surreal meal I've had... involving the chef bringing meals out of the door, then returning to the kitchen and throwing all the food in the bin! Bizarre, I got my meal about half an hour after it was ordered, and after Ben and Nicky had almost finished.
We saw a lot of places that Ben used to hang out at as a kid, and went for a walk (which we are trying to do more of in general... having said that Chris and I are joining a gym this week), I ate some Winter Nips, we then went to the National Museum of Photography! Steven and I tried to go once to that back in the late 90's... and it was SHUT! So I was pleased to finally get in there! Some lovely cameras, I was rather excited! I don't think Ben knew what to do with me. We then bumped into someone who knew Ben when he 'was this high' (height by the way), and went to the IMAX! Where we watched 3D leopards humping. "Yeaaaaaaaaah, Africa!" (theme song of the day.)
As it was then rush hour we decided to stop in at Ben's parents to wait out the traffic and have a drink... then home... I dozed while I listened to Chris and Dug on the radio! They were really fun to listen to! Talking of the radio, I'm going on Revolution with Chris this weekend! ROCK!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What a fun and full day!
KT, Darryl, Steph and the Wareing came to visit today (after getting lost at the airport!). Our plan was to film all day.. but we really didnt' have any decent enough ideas floating around til the last minute when we made THIS:

We did have a great day out at Pizza Hut and the Trafford Centre (Don't stop me noooooooow). Katie and I went on a simulator which was a snow plough basically, I felt the council might have not been too pleased with us seeing as we basically just rode around at really high speeds not moving any snow.

Lots of fun. Then I went to work, which was less fun, just as some of the kids are really hard work on a Tuesday. Which is a shame, as I really want them to do well, and some of them in that group have talent, and it's a shame a few noisy 'gitty' ones who are just there to look cool mess it up for the others. Ahh well, I think I will have to rule more with an iron fist, or take a very very loud whistle from now on.
Tomorrow Mister Hair and I are off to Bradford to pick up my new leaflets from the place he used to work, decent price, so I'm chuffed. We're meeting a pal of his too. Should be interesting to see where he used to work, and live in general. I love that stuff.
Well, Dug's birthday down, Chris' and mine to go! Chris' this week, mine two weeks tomorrow. Am going to organise another zapzone and bowling party I think :D Was much fun last time :) I have even MORE people to invite this time! Once again, shame my american pals can't join me :( I'd be ridiculously happy if I could have Jill, Jenny, Jer, Debbie, Maria, Justin, Mike etc there... but, that's life... and life is short, life is shit, and soon it will be over...
Showed Ben Brain Candy last night - GREAT film! Liz's favourite. Chris managed about half an hour of it before he had to go to bed.
Dug and Ben are at XS tonight, not been there for AGES! I hate standing up for any length of time though, and that's what you have to do to watch the show there, so that puts me off. Plus all smokey, etc. But the company is always good.
I have decided that I'm bored with Purple hair again now... once I get about an inch of regrowth I'm bleaching and starting again, think I'm going to go nice and orange, been a long while since I was orange. Couple of years! Was watching an old CSz video with the guys today, reminded me how cool my hair looked orange ;) I went to my first tournament with orange hair, most people thought it was natural! If only, I've always wanted red hair... why do you think I surround myself with red heads! ;) Sorry Liz, auburn.
Hey, just got my confirmation of press tickets for Paul Merton's tour too! Yay, improv goes to the masses! Can't wait! And for free too... ROCK!
Need to get back cracking on the project i'm doing over the summer. It's all down to me, and I'm excited for once, rather than being daunted. Could it be that I'm finally getting some self confidence? Nooooo surely not ;) Who knows... maybe.
Rightyho going to spend some quality time with the ginger lamb now.

Monday, April 10, 2006


Wooohoo, no really.
Dug's birthday party is STILL in full swing, I however am knakkered and Binx is hiding. There is a part of this 'do' that I'm not comfortable with if I'm honest, however I'm being left alone in my room with my computer and I have mister hair here to keep me company as he seems a bit tiddly ;)
Enjoy some pix....

Saturday, April 08, 2006

my boyfriend rocks!
Tonight he played the Frog and he was the most relaxed on stage I've ever seen him, I'm so proud and hope it continues to help him be the great comic he deserves to be.
xx me and dug nervously waiting, and chris on stage (although you can hardly see him)
Had a good meeting with the theatre this morning, calmed me down a bit, then a nice meal with my nana, who I don't see nearly enough of, then came back to a very jolly ginger lamb after he'd been on the radio all morning. Aparantly he's on there again tomorrow - Revolution fM... you can listen online if you want to :D
My madness begins next week, only a little... by the week of my birthday I will be working every night and day expect Sunday! And I get Thursday nights off too... sheesh... most of it's paid though... I'm going to be tiiiiiiiiired... SO I want to relax a bit... only problem today WRESTLING IN THE LIVING ROOM!! ugh...

me looking like I'm trying to eat Nana, I wasn't, especially as I'd just enjoyed a splendid meal.

Friday, April 07, 2006

something weird going on outside... HUGE loud clap of thunder then aout 6 different sirens speeding past!
have to go and pick up mister hair from Crewe now, 2 hours earlier than I thought... grrrrrrr... he will pay... probably with cake...

Last night was interesting... went to Three Minute Warning in Crewe, and there was NO audience! Literally. I felt dreadful for Chris, mostly as it's not his job to advertise the show and secondly because he works really hard for that show! Anyway, it was WEIRD, but also fun, as everyone just got up and did a turn for each other. Leigh, from the workshops, took his first tentative steps into the land of Stand Up, and did OK. He has much to learn, and he knows it,I think he was glad he got to do it with no audience first just to get a feel for it, he's on again in a month, good luck to him.
Comedian John Scott stayed here last night, and is still here now (I can hear Ben telling him his set... oh dear), lots of beards in the house... ROCK!
I wrote a bit of stand up this morning... maybe one day I'll actually have the nerve... ooooo

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I dropped my phone... nothing new there.... this time it got broke :(
We had a random improv show tonight with some of the guys from the workshops. Not a CSz show, just bits and bobs. Started off with 10 in the audience, ended with 5. Was good fun. Everyone who left appologised and said they were enjoying it they just had to go.... lol. Was great to see these guys up in front of (allbeit a small) audience. Some guys rocked, some guys rocked a little less, but they all went for it, and it was fun :)
Some pix from afterwards: