Friday, October 23, 2009

Counting Down

Yesterday marked the 75 day point on my countdown to Disney-town. haha. Hooray!! It's coming up yall and I couldn't be more excited.

I'm auditioning in Austin to hopefully be a character performer in 12 days. It sure is coming up quickly!

I have no idea how I'm going to do. I went to the audition for the Fall 2009 season in Rochester New York but long story short, I was in New York City the day before and my lack of grace and full consideration of things around me contributed to me tripping on the subway platform and tearing the cartilage in my knee the day BEFORE my audition. So. That was awesome.

I still attempted the audition but I was so flustered that my animation attempt was illconcieved and a complete failure, haha, but I danced pretty well considering that all the turns were on my injured knee. In hindsight I should have just told the recruiter what had happened and gone home and auditioned in Austin a few weeks later after I was somewhat healed, but the whole New York trip was specifically to go to the first audition, so I toughed it out. I didn't pass the audition, nor was I accepted into the CP for Fall 2009 but either way, I'm glad I went through the experience as it made this time much more palatable... at least so far.

The animation scenario I got in Rochester was pretty difficult so I'm hoping to get one of the easier ones like making a sandwich. haha. Also, hopefully my knee will be alright for the dance portion. 90% of the time, its fine, but sometimes if I twist it too much (ie: a pirouette or two), it tends to start hurting. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Wish me luck!

Other developments:
  • I'm arriving on January 6th!
  • I've chosen a roommate and completed the Roommate Notification form. Her name is Summer and she lives in Louisiana (state neighbor!) and she's amazing. (/grin). She'll be doing Merchandise at Disney. We're meeting up in Houston in December and I can't wait to meet her and have fun adventures! And by that time, we'll have less than a month to go before we meet again in Florida! Yayyy. haha.
  • I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to take my car to Disney or not. The CP does provide bus transportation but I really want to be able to have my car so I can go where I want when I want and not have to bug other people about a ride somewhere. Also, I'm not the best at time management in the morning so I'd rather only need 10 minutes to get to work as opposed to taking the bus and needing to leave an hour early. So my dad is gonna look at it next week and let me know if I'll be able to drive it half way across the country. I'm also looking into shipping it or renting a truck to tow it. It all seems pretty expensive so we'll see.


Stephanie said...

How far of a drive is it for you to go to Disney? I'm taking my car and it's a 24 hour drive (if you drive straight through...all the way down the east coast) I was looking into shipping it but like you said it's pretty expensive. I think I am just going to drive, it seems like it makes everything can pretty much bring whatever you want without having to worry about luggage restrictions on planes and shipping things and then obviously getting around in Orlando is going to be WAY EASIER.

Aaah I can't wait to get there...I'm going the 25th so you have less time to wait lol

Marina said...

Googlemaps says its 21 hours, so we've got roughly the same amount of time. Plus, I stop a bajillion times on roadtrips to snack or take pictures of things so it will really take me much longer than that. haha.

Did you see if you can do the car carrying amtrack? I dont remember where it runs but I think its up and down the east coast. That might cost less than shipping it but I think driving is definitely going to be the cheapest way to get there.

Ashlie said...


Can you AIM me? I'd really REALLY love to talk to you about the Rochester auditions...mine are there in one week!!!