A Purpose, or, Not Settling for the Substandard

Filed under Personal on July 11th, 2011

Well, here I am, starting sentences with “Well,” and flooding them with commas. I don’t even know how to continue that paragraph. Honestly, I need a purpose. After two years of business school, one incredibly wasted year of cultural studies, and three years of English literature, I am finally finishing one long chapter of moving […]

The Discovery of Bliss

Filed under Projects, Theatre on April 28th, 2011

It’s a bit odd, isn’t it? [Backstage stress. Audience reactions. After-parties.] A [theatrical] life that will never end.— Julie It has been over a week since Heaven forfend! opened in Amsterdam. That first laugh, after months of stress, anticipation and rehearsing, turned out to be a golden moment, one I—and, I know for certain, the […]

Tomorrow is almost here.

Filed under Projects, Theatre on April 19th, 2011

Tomorrow will be our last rehearsal; tomorrow will be the last day for changes; tomorrow will harbour the only hours left for preparations; tomorrow will be the day before opening night. Tomorrow is almost here.

27 days left till opening night:

Filed under Projects, Theatre on March 25th, 2011

It’s March 25, which could have been a pretty normal Friday, had it not been for Heaven forfend!‘s approaching opening night. When we started the production in September, April 21 looked so far away; months, months, months away. We had originally planned on beginning in September and opening in December; due to financial issues that […]

Reading obsession mandatory?

Filed under School on September 8th, 2008

Last week was my first week of English-language Literature at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and today I had my first class of Literature Studies. Up to today I have been pretty happy with the choices I have made. I said, “up to today,” because I realized something today that has the ability to squash […]

Transatlantic baloney

Filed under School on September 4th, 2008

So, this year I enrolled into the English language course at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. My exact enrollment was into the English literature (first major) and Transatlantic studies (second major) courses. The first major is okay, very interesting, and although the 6,000 page textbooks make me cringe, I’m willing to give it a go. […]