Thursday, February 23, 2006

What do you do when your project is done?

Practise make-up for Hedwig, of course! Our costume designer was looking a little frazzled, so I offered to take on the task of designing and doing Hedwig's makeup. Hopefully it will look better on Angus, since he's blond and his eyebrows won't show up as much. But I had a lot of fun, regardless. Note: If you are ever in London and need make-up, the Charles Fox store in Covent Garden is a HAVEN of COSMETICS.

It's been really rainy and chilly here lately, so I have been spending a lot of time en suite. (that means in my room) I finished my dramaturgy portfolio and handed it in this morning, and I've been revising "The Glass Eye" and, in my free time, doing laundry and CLIMBING THE WALLS. I watched TV for about ten minutes this morning, and it informed me that Iraq was on the verge of civil war, so now I am also having angst about that. (it's a testament to how truly multi-faceted my life is that I was talking about Hedwig and the Angry Inch and now I'm on to Iraq...)

Sometimes I feel very disconnected from what is going on in the rest of the world--which is odd since I'm here in the newspaper capital of the universe. It's hard to remember sometimes that America is AT WAR, even if it hasn't been formally declared. I feel like I should be planting a victory garden...or donating my pot (I only have one)...but then the President says the best thing to do is to buy stuff and get the economy which I reply, "But Mr. President, I want to buy a Japanese car because it gets 30 miles to the gallon..." and then I feel guilty because I am taking jobs away from the American people by not polluting the earth. This being a liberal, it's a problem.

"I'm going to go to the library and sober up!" --me, Tuesday night


Chris said...

I like the make up. It works quite well. I've also found that it is really easy to disconnect oneself from current events. It seems that you have to make sure that you pay attention to those things. Otherwise they are quite easy to ignore. It is interesting to note that the fact that Iraq may be plunging toward civil war is not the major story in the news here. CNN etc are devoting a lot of time on a story about how we may be selling control of some US ports to a company that is run by the Goverment of the United Arab Emirates. Needless to say quite a few people are worried about and a lot of people on Capitoal hill are quite upset.
Wow that was much longer than I intended. Still I hope that Hedwig goes well and that you have fun while doing it. :)

Samantha said...

Plenty of Hondas are actually built right here in the States, so go ahead and buy your forgein car...not that I'd recommend trying to drive it in London.