Results? Yes, please!!


Have you been on the edge of your seat, friends? I bet you have. Well, so have I! I’ve been very wrapped up in the mere thought of making either of these opportunities, and I’ve also been absorbed in the thought of NOT making it. Well, today is the day that I found out about Jekyll and Hyde. Yes, I’ll tell you the story (as previously guaranteed).
So this weekend I have resided on pins and needles, simply itching to know the results and almost going mad (okay, you got me. I’m already crazy) with the anticipation. So this morning, I had planned to get up early and do my Spanish homework (4:00 am, to be exact), and I remembered what my friend Amber had told me. I quote: “Sometimes they post the cast list at eleven p.m. Sunday, so if you wanna check…” Oh boy, did I! But I needed my beauty sleep, so I went to bed, thoughts churning with snippets of many things, such as:

  • Regionals results…. Gah…
  • Jekyll and Hyde results… REALLY gah…
  • What shoes should I wear tomorrow?

Then I drifted off blissfully…
only to be jarred awake by my loud alarm, marking 4:00 sharp. After snoozing a little, I finally got up and went to the computer. I lazily clicked into my email- total habit-, and I saw it; a whole slew of the usual Facebook notifications. Ugh. I deleted them hastily and was planning on opening up a new window when a peculiar email caught my attention. Huh… Wait… What? Does that subject line really say

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the cast of Jekyll and Hyde!

or “Congratulations! We’re now going to tan your hide!”? Uh… Um… Oh, sweet golly
I’M INNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then that feeling washed over me again. The jittery, oh-my-heck-did-this-amazing-thing-really-just-happen feeling that starts in your stomach and spreads quickly through your being, leaving you quivery and stunned. I also had that feeling here.
It’s one of the best feelings ever, in my opinion. Then, I got over my ego and scrolled down to see my sister’s name, too!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! I don’t remember who else is in it, other than me, G, Ryan, Amber, and Christina, because I’m so thrilled.
-sidenote-If you’re curious about Regionals, the results haven’t shown up yet. Bummer, I know, but I’m okay because I’m in Jekyll and Hyde!
Oh yeah. I should probably tell you who I am! I am Miss Ernestine, the character I wanted! :^) She’s also a main, so that ups the cool-osity of this whole shebang. In the reply email I got after I sent a huge thank-you, the general manager of AYT told me this:
“they really liked the way you did the part. 🙂 (obviously!) Congratulations!”
I cannot tell you how happy that made me, knowing that not only did I win epically, they REALLY liked me! It’s a great boost to know that.

-DQ#1

Results? Yes, please!!


Have you been on the edge of your seat, friends? I bet you have. Well, so have I! I’ve been very wrapped up in the mere thought of making either of these opportunities, and I’ve also been absorbed in the thought of NOT making it. Well, today is the day that I found out about Jekyll and Hyde. Yes, I’ll tell you the story (as previously guaranteed).
So this weekend I have resided on pins and needles, simply itching to know the results and almost going mad (okay, you got me. I’m already crazy) with the anticipation. So this morning, I had planned to get up early and do my Spanish homework (4:00 am, to be exact), and I remembered what my friend Amber had told me. I quote: “Sometimes they post the cast list at eleven p.m. Sunday, so if you wanna check…” Oh boy, did I! But I needed my beauty sleep, so I went to bed, thoughts churning with snippets of many things, such as:

  • Regionals results…. Gah…
  • Jekyll and Hyde results… REALLY gah…
  • What shoes should I wear tomorrow?

Then I drifted off blissfully…
only to be jarred awake by my loud alarm, marking 4:00 sharp. After snoozing a little, I finally got up and went to the computer. I lazily clicked into my email- total habit-, and I saw it; a whole slew of the usual Facebook notifications. Ugh. I deleted them hastily and was planning on opening up a new window when a peculiar email caught my attention. Huh… Wait… What? Does that subject line really say

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the cast of Jekyll and Hyde!

or “Congratulations! We’re now going to tan your hide!”? Uh… Um… Oh, sweet golly
I’M INNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then that feeling washed over me again. The jittery, oh-my-heck-did-this-amazing-thing-really-just-happen feeling that starts in your stomach and spreads quickly through your being, leaving you quivery and stunned. I also had that feeling here.
It’s one of the best feelings ever, in my opinion. Then, I got over my ego and scrolled down to see my sister’s name, too!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! I don’t remember who else is in it, other than me, G, Ryan, Amber, and Christina, because I’m so thrilled.
-sidenote-If you’re curious about Regionals, the results haven’t shown up yet. Bummer, I know, but I’m okay because I’m in Jekyll and Hyde!
Oh yeah. I should probably tell you who I am! I am Miss Ernestine, the character I wanted! :^) She’s also a main, so that ups the cool-osity of this whole shebang. In the reply email I got after I sent a huge thank-you, the general manager of AYT told me this:
“they really liked the way you did the part. 🙂 (obviously!) Congratulations!”
I cannot tell you how happy that made me, knowing that not only did I win epically, they REALLY liked me! It’s a great boost to know that.

-DQ#1

Results? Yes, please!!


Have you been on the edge of your seat, friends? I bet you have. Well, so have I! I’ve been very wrapped up in the mere thought of making either of these opportunities, and I’ve also been absorbed in the thought of NOT making it. Well, today is the day that I found out about Jekyll and Hyde. Yes, I’ll tell you the story (as previously guaranteed).
So this weekend I have resided on pins and needles, simply itching to know the results and almost going mad (okay, you got me. I’m already crazy) with the anticipation. So this morning, I had planned to get up early and do my Spanish homework (4:00 am, to be exact), and I remembered what my friend Amber had told me. I quote: “Sometimes they post the cast list at eleven p.m. Sunday, so if you wanna check…” Oh boy, did I! But I needed my beauty sleep, so I went to bed, thoughts churning with snippets of many things, such as:

  • Regionals results…. Gah…
  • Jekyll and Hyde results… REALLY gah…
  • What shoes should I wear tomorrow?

Then I drifted off blissfully…
only to be jarred awake by my loud alarm, marking 4:00 sharp. After snoozing a little, I finally got up and went to the computer. I lazily clicked into my email- total habit-, and I saw it; a whole slew of the usual Facebook notifications. Ugh. I deleted them hastily and was planning on opening up a new window when a peculiar email caught my attention. Huh… Wait… What? Does that subject line really say

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the cast of Jekyll and Hyde!

or “Congratulations! We’re now going to tan your hide!”? Uh… Um… Oh, sweet golly
I’M INNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then that feeling washed over me again. The jittery, oh-my-heck-did-this-amazing-thing-really-just-happen feeling that starts in your stomach and spreads quickly through your being, leaving you quivery and stunned. I also had that feeling here.
It’s one of the best feelings ever, in my opinion. Then, I got over my ego and scrolled down to see my sister’s name, too!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! I don’t remember who else is in it, other than me, G, Ryan, Amber, and Christina, because I’m so thrilled.
-sidenote-If you’re curious about Regionals, the results haven’t shown up yet. Bummer, I know, but I’m okay because I’m in Jekyll and Hyde!
Oh yeah. I should probably tell you who I am! I am Miss Ernestine, the character I wanted! :^) She’s also a main, so that ups the cool-osity of this whole shebang. In the reply email I got after I sent a huge thank-you, the general manager of AYT told me this:
“they really liked the way you did the part. 🙂 (obviously!) Congratulations!”
I cannot tell you how happy that made me, knowing that not only did I win epically, they REALLY liked me! It’s a great boost to know that.

-DQ#1

Because you’re all dying to know…

I finished my weekend of auditioning with a…
fizzle.
I know, I know, I don’t have the results of either so I shouldn’t be so down on myself, but it’s still a letdown. Alright fine, I’ll tell you the dirty details. But that is all.
The AYT auditions were actually quite fun, and I think I might have a shot at it- which is awesome, because I want the part! (don’t ask me who yet, because I don’t know the character list well at all). Anyway, we lined up to go trumpet our artistic genius to the world, and went in to the audition room to meet with our potential directors. We introduced ourselves, and then went on to describe what our “dark side” was. Mine was… you guessed it! A temper and a tendency to procrastinate. Then we read through some lines from the play with another person, in my case, a boy. Because it was a boy-girl scene, you see. There was six girls and three boys, so the boys would have a great chance to impress the directors. One of my good guy friend’s came to audition as well, and we ended up doing the scene read-through together. Piece of cake?
Not so much. More like an awkward tortilla.
Why, you ask? The first line was:
Hyde- “Well, you are delectable!”
Try doing a scene like THAT with a FRIEND, and you get insta-weird! Add
Hyde- “you’re not getting away from me. I like the look of you- I like the smell of you”, and you get just downright odd. But… I think I kicked some booty if I do say so myself. :^) Even though I may not get in, I know that the audition couldn’t have gone better! So after this audition I felt like
And I then felt… Scared outta my wits for Regionals- with good reason. The song I’d prepared was higher up in my range, and it was hard. On top of that, the accompaniment didn’t match the vocal melody AT ALL, PEOPLE. AT. ALL. So it was a struggle. I got there, forgot my ID, called my old choir teacher to prove my existence, and started praying. Hard. Then I swallowed my nerves and went up to the audition rooms. To cut to the chase, I got in there and began. Remember the nerves I swallowed earlier? They leaked out of my pores apparently, because I began shaking like the fake leaves piled up questionably on a nearby desk, my head started to itch like I’d shampooed with ants, and I
forgot
the
words
to
my
song.
Yup. You read it right. I forgot a line, stopped in the middle of the song, and had to get a cue from dear, sweet, loving Mrs. Loose (who is the nicest person on this planet). I finished the song in a deeper shade of red then I had started with, and left the room gratefully. Later (much, much later), it was time for SightReading. Ohh, did you hear that creepy ominous music start to play? *shiver* I finished, and almost ran out. Three words: Mis Er Able. Then in the car I burst into tears. I felt so cheated, so disappointed, so embarrassed! How could I have messed up like that? I’d worked so hard for this and now my heart was being torn into little shreds by a simple audition! I didn’t even know how I did yet! It was the nerves I’d been carefully sealing finally bursting out of me and expressing themselves. Then my dad told me something and it dawned on me: I probably didn’t do as bad as I thought I did. I had also taken a giant leap in my experience level, and I had more chances. All in all, I lived through it. I can do hard things.

-DQ#1 (p.s… the results on both will be posted Monday! Probably with another long story as well. Thank you all for your finger-crossing!)

Because you’re all dying to know…

I finished my weekend of auditioning with a…
fizzle.
I know, I know, I don’t have the results of either so I shouldn’t be so down on myself, but it’s still a letdown. Alright fine, I’ll tell you the dirty details. But that is all.
The AYT auditions were actually quite fun, and I think I might have a shot at it- which is awesome, because I want the part! (don’t ask me who yet, because I don’t know the character list well at all). Anyway, we lined up to go trumpet our artistic genius to the world, and went in to the audition room to meet with our potential directors. We introduced ourselves, and then went on to describe what our “dark side” was. Mine was… you guessed it! A temper and a tendency to procrastinate. Then we read through some lines from the play with another person, in my case, a boy. Because it was a boy-girl scene, you see. There was six girls and three boys, so the boys would have a great chance to impress the directors. One of my good guy friend’s came to audition as well, and we ended up doing the scene read-through together. Piece of cake?
Not so much. More like an awkward tortilla.
Why, you ask? The first line was:
Hyde- “Well, you are delectable!”
Try doing a scene like THAT with a FRIEND, and you get insta-weird! Add
Hyde- “you’re not getting away from me. I like the look of you- I like the smell of you”, and you get just downright odd. But… I think I kicked some booty if I do say so myself. :^) Even though I may not get in, I know that the audition couldn’t have gone better! So after this audition I felt like
And I then felt… Scared outta my wits for Regionals- with good reason. The song I’d prepared was higher up in my range, and it was hard. On top of that, the accompaniment didn’t match the vocal melody AT ALL, PEOPLE. AT. ALL. So it was a struggle. I got there, forgot my ID, called my old choir teacher to prove my existence, and started praying. Hard. Then I swallowed my nerves and went up to the audition rooms. To cut to the chase, I got in there and began. Remember the nerves I swallowed earlier? They leaked out of my pores apparently, because I began shaking like the fake leaves piled up questionably on a nearby desk, my head started to itch like I’d shampooed with ants, and I
forgot
the
words
to
my
song.
Yup. You read it right. I forgot a line, stopped in the middle of the song, and had to get a cue from dear, sweet, loving Mrs. Loose (who is the nicest person on this planet). I finished the song in a deeper shade of red then I had started with, and left the room gratefully. Later (much, much later), it was time for SightReading. Ohh, did you hear that creepy ominous music start to play? *shiver* I finished, and almost ran out. Three words: Mis Er Able. Then in the car I burst into tears. I felt so cheated, so disappointed, so embarrassed! How could I have messed up like that? I’d worked so hard for this and now my heart was being torn into little shreds by a simple audition! I didn’t even know how I did yet! It was the nerves I’d been carefully sealing finally bursting out of me and expressing themselves. Then my dad told me something and it dawned on me: I probably didn’t do as bad as I thought I did. I had also taken a giant leap in my experience level, and I had more chances. All in all, I lived through it. I can do hard things.

-DQ#1 (p.s… the results on both will be posted Monday! Probably with another long story as well. Thank you all for your finger-crossing!)

Because you’re all dying to know…

I finished my weekend of auditioning with a…
fizzle.
I know, I know, I don’t have the results of either so I shouldn’t be so down on myself, but it’s still a letdown. Alright fine, I’ll tell you the dirty details. But that is all.
The AYT auditions were actually quite fun, and I think I might have a shot at it- which is awesome, because I want the part! (don’t ask me who yet, because I don’t know the character list well at all). Anyway, we lined up to go trumpet our artistic genius to the world, and went in to the audition room to meet with our potential directors. We introduced ourselves, and then went on to describe what our “dark side” was. Mine was… you guessed it! A temper and a tendency to procrastinate. Then we read through some lines from the play with another person, in my case, a boy. Because it was a boy-girl scene, you see. There was six girls and three boys, so the boys would have a great chance to impress the directors. One of my good guy friend’s came to audition as well, and we ended up doing the scene read-through together. Piece of cake?
Not so much. More like an awkward tortilla.
Why, you ask? The first line was:
Hyde- “Well, you are delectable!”
Try doing a scene like THAT with a FRIEND, and you get insta-weird! Add
Hyde- “you’re not getting away from me. I like the look of you- I like the smell of you”, and you get just downright odd. But… I think I kicked some booty if I do say so myself. :^) Even though I may not get in, I know that the audition couldn’t have gone better! So after this audition I felt like
And I then felt… Scared outta my wits for Regionals- with good reason. The song I’d prepared was higher up in my range, and it was hard. On top of that, the accompaniment didn’t match the vocal melody AT ALL, PEOPLE. AT. ALL. So it was a struggle. I got there, forgot my ID, called my old choir teacher to prove my existence, and started praying. Hard. Then I swallowed my nerves and went up to the audition rooms. To cut to the chase, I got in there and began. Remember the nerves I swallowed earlier? They leaked out of my pores apparently, because I began shaking like the fake leaves piled up questionably on a nearby desk, my head started to itch like I’d shampooed with ants, and I
forgot
the
words
to
my
song.
Yup. You read it right. I forgot a line, stopped in the middle of the song, and had to get a cue from dear, sweet, loving Mrs. Loose (who is the nicest person on this planet). I finished the song in a deeper shade of red then I had started with, and left the room gratefully. Later (much, much later), it was time for SightReading. Ohh, did you hear that creepy ominous music start to play? *shiver* I finished, and almost ran out. Three words: Mis Er Able. Then in the car I burst into tears. I felt so cheated, so disappointed, so embarrassed! How could I have messed up like that? I’d worked so hard for this and now my heart was being torn into little shreds by a simple audition! I didn’t even know how I did yet! It was the nerves I’d been carefully sealing finally bursting out of me and expressing themselves. Then my dad told me something and it dawned on me: I probably didn’t do as bad as I thought I did. I had also taken a giant leap in my experience level, and I had more chances. All in all, I lived through it. I can do hard things.

-DQ#1 (p.s… the results on both will be posted Monday! Probably with another long story as well. Thank you all for your finger-crossing!)

Cross your fingers!!

*This is me giving you an example*
Today marks a big weekend for me, my sister, and some assorted friends. Why, you ask? Well… I have… not one, not three hundred, but TWO AUDITIONS booked for the next two days. That’s right folks, one audition a day until Sunday! The first one I’m doing will be … wait for it…Ta-da!! Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! This will also be the first PLAY I’ve auditioned for, the other auditions I’ve done have been all musicals. (Aieda, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, We The People, Seussical). Of those, I only got into the last three school performances. Which is beyond awesome, because they were all a blast. I’m a little bit sad that I’ve never done an AYT show (the first two), but if it meant that I’d have to give up one of the Heritage productions, I’d say No way, Jose. So I’m hoping 3rd time’s the charm, because I’m starting to miss the stage. So… everyone, please cross your fingers that we’ll do well! This is my sister, Vanilla’s first time auditioning for AYT, so double cross ’em!
Okay, so now that I’ve got you all thrilled and excited for Jekyll and Hyde, it’s time to inform you of another audition that is unique and scary.

Just kidding! I got you!!

Naw, it’d be fun, but I’m sticking to something cooler:
Except scratch the band part. I’m singing instead. This year is the very first year that I am “of age” to try out for this. If you’re wondering what it is, it’s an audition where I get to go in front of one judge and sing a solo, then I sightread. Or I sightread first and then sing…. Whatever. I’m singing and sightreading, okay? And if they decide I don’t totally stink, I get chosen as one of the 25 altos that get to perform at a festival! *yay* This one scares me stiff, because plays? I’ve done that. I’m comfortable onstage. But singing? Never done anything remotely like this, so I could use a lot of crossed fingers. Maybe even toes, if you feel so inclined. Oh! Wondering when I’ll audition, just in case you want to cross your fingers right then? Alrighty!
AYT Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
AMEA Regionals: 6:08 p.m. Saturday.
That’s all, folks! Thanks for reading!

-DQ#1

Cross your fingers!!

*This is me giving you an example*
Today marks a big weekend for me, my sister, and some assorted friends. Why, you ask? Well… I have… not one, not three hundred, but TWO AUDITIONS booked for the next two days. That’s right folks, one audition a day until Sunday! The first one I’m doing will be … wait for it…Ta-da!! Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! This will also be the first PLAY I’ve auditioned for, the other auditions I’ve done have been all musicals. (Aieda, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, We The People, Seussical). Of those, I only got into the last three school performances. Which is beyond awesome, because they were all a blast. I’m a little bit sad that I’ve never done an AYT show (the first two), but if it meant that I’d have to give up one of the Heritage productions, I’d say No way, Jose. So I’m hoping 3rd time’s the charm, because I’m starting to miss the stage. So… everyone, please cross your fingers that we’ll do well! This is my sister, Vanilla’s first time auditioning for AYT, so double cross ’em!
Okay, so now that I’ve got you all thrilled and excited for Jekyll and Hyde, it’s time to inform you of another audition that is unique and scary.

Just kidding! I got you!!

Naw, it’d be fun, but I’m sticking to something cooler:
Except scratch the band part. I’m singing instead. This year is the very first year that I am “of age” to try out for this. If you’re wondering what it is, it’s an audition where I get to go in front of one judge and sing a solo, then I sightread. Or I sightread first and then sing…. Whatever. I’m singing and sightreading, okay? And if they decide I don’t totally stink, I get chosen as one of the 25 altos that get to perform at a festival! *yay* This one scares me stiff, because plays? I’ve done that. I’m comfortable onstage. But singing? Never done anything remotely like this, so I could use a lot of crossed fingers. Maybe even toes, if you feel so inclined. Oh! Wondering when I’ll audition, just in case you want to cross your fingers right then? Alrighty!
AYT Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
AMEA Regionals: 6:08 p.m. Saturday.
That’s all, folks! Thanks for reading!

-DQ#1

Cross your fingers!!

*This is me giving you an example*
Today marks a big weekend for me, my sister, and some assorted friends. Why, you ask? Well… I have… not one, not three hundred, but TWO AUDITIONS booked for the next two days. That’s right folks, one audition a day until Sunday! The first one I’m doing will be … wait for it…Ta-da!! Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! This will also be the first PLAY I’ve auditioned for, the other auditions I’ve done have been all musicals. (Aieda, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, We The People, Seussical). Of those, I only got into the last three school performances. Which is beyond awesome, because they were all a blast. I’m a little bit sad that I’ve never done an AYT show (the first two), but if it meant that I’d have to give up one of the Heritage productions, I’d say No way, Jose. So I’m hoping 3rd time’s the charm, because I’m starting to miss the stage. So… everyone, please cross your fingers that we’ll do well! This is my sister, Vanilla’s first time auditioning for AYT, so double cross ’em!
Okay, so now that I’ve got you all thrilled and excited for Jekyll and Hyde, it’s time to inform you of another audition that is unique and scary.

Just kidding! I got you!!

Naw, it’d be fun, but I’m sticking to something cooler:
Except scratch the band part. I’m singing instead. This year is the very first year that I am “of age” to try out for this. If you’re wondering what it is, it’s an audition where I get to go in front of one judge and sing a solo, then I sightread. Or I sightread first and then sing…. Whatever. I’m singing and sightreading, okay? And if they decide I don’t totally stink, I get chosen as one of the 25 altos that get to perform at a festival! *yay* This one scares me stiff, because plays? I’ve done that. I’m comfortable onstage. But singing? Never done anything remotely like this, so I could use a lot of crossed fingers. Maybe even toes, if you feel so inclined. Oh! Wondering when I’ll audition, just in case you want to cross your fingers right then? Alrighty!
AYT Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
AMEA Regionals: 6:08 p.m. Saturday.
That’s all, folks! Thanks for reading!

-DQ#1

The simple things.

One Sunday, I was talking about being off sugar. My little brother passed me, and I teasingly asked him if he would like to go off sugar with me. He responded with a very excited yes, and then proceeded to ask:
“Are we gonna walk or drive there?”
Because apparently, going off sugar is actually a place. I told him we’d walk, and for the past week, almost every day after school, we go “sugar”. This is what we do.
Holding hands is a must for going “sugar.” As Thing 1 says, “Holding hands is good to do”.
The next thing we absolutely MUST do is squish some purple olives on the sidewalk at a house down the street.
Oh, and it’s also a tradition to be terrorized by an innocent dog. You know how it goes. (That’s his “scared face”.)
Then we climb on some fun things for a little bit.

Then we throw stuff at the power tower. See that brown splotch? That’s the thrown object.
Then we drop random items down some holes.
After that we hunt down some dandelions, and leave just in time to enjoy the sunset.
Have I mentioned Demetri yet? No? He’s my froggy ring I got for Christmas, and he’s my absolute favorite piece of jewelery. The funny thing? It’s Thing 1’s favorite, too. He talks to Demetri, asks him questions, plays with him, the whole nine yards. He’s even asked if he could sleep with my ring! Oh yeah- how this ties in. On these walks, he doesn’t hardly ever talk to me, it’s always Demetri. Yesterday he said that he was his best friend. How cute is that?
Yeah, sometimes it’s hard to be a big sister, but it’s soo worth it. I wouldn’t trade my siblings for the world.

-DQ#1