Annual I'm Grateful For Stuff List

Author: Shexpeare /

Things I'm especially grateful on this, the day of thanks.

  • Music. I'm not sure I could have surivived the last year and half without music.
  • I'm thankful for my roomates. They are pretty cool people.
  • Kaitlin. Without her artistic ventures my life would be a lot more boring. She brings a lightness to the house, and I enjoy saying hello to her everymorning.
  • Suki. My own personal Mario. Mainly because we are siblings and I'm taller. And because apparently we have a Bromance. I think that sums up our relationship pretty well. I love you bro! Your scarfs keep me warm,
  • Nenny. I thought when we moved in I might lose that escape that was Jen's House. Turns out your room is just as safe. Thanks for the safe hide-a-way.
  • Smelly. Who else would I tease?! Haha. Maybe its strange that I tease you like I would a younger sibling, but hey, I never had a real one so... Thanks for the music. A freakin' Ipod- WHO ARE YOU? Its been a rough year for us, but we last because we're awesome and I love ya.
  • My brothers.
  • I'm thankful that I have the coolest parents in the world.
  • Shawnna Cope. I know I haven't known her long, and she's far away, and I suppose we hardly know each other. But on the other hand, I trust her implicitly. More than most people. And I love her a whole lot. Shaw-Shaw-Shawnna's Legs. I also appreciate how ridiculously talented she is.
  • Zombies.
  • Kristen doing improv with me. 'Nough said Agent Cleo. :D
  • Text Messaging. Hahaha A lot of people mock texting (including myself), but I seriously love it.
  • My serial killer half brother Eric. He's become one of my best friends. And one day we will play Scrabble with the Hall family.
  • Twilight fans, for reminding me how obsessed I was with Nsync.
  • Theatre. It has the power to heal. And as an art it has a special place in my heart. I don't know what I would have done without shows like Facing East and Life Without Parole. Man. Thats like... therapy.
  • Meggan. Oh Meggan. I miss you. I miss "living" with you. And sharing art with you in a unique way.
  • London Bed Time Stories and my Theatre Journal. They define the kind of art I want to be involved in.
  • Scott Brazee and his MAD art skills. I miss you buddy.
  • Speaking of missing, I'm thankful for Alex Allred's letters. They make me laugh when I really need it.
  • Grawrocks! For having such a fun house to party at, and for inviting me to dinner when I was stuck in Cedar for Thanksgiving.
  • I'm thankful for Catherine! Thank you for being an incredibly brave, intelligent, funny person. My life would not be as rich of an experience if you weren't in it. I love you so much besty!
  • Lady Macbeth!
  • Lucy. :D

Irene Ryan nomination. I say yes to that. :D

Achievements? I feel so... achieved.

Author: Shexpeare /

So many video games. So little time.
My current adventures alone:

This is a game that as I child I never beat. I would start it and get pretty far, but the ending was just too frustrating as a child who thought the power rangers ought to be invincible. Well, I finally beat it, and watching Zack, our original black ranger dance his heart out wasnt really the ending I was looking for.

I'm going through Final Fantasy 6 again. I really should beat 4 before I beat 6... AGAIN. But its my favorite Final Fantasy. The music is delightful. The cast is one of the best in a video game. The ensemble really makes this game more enjoyable then most.

My adventures with Eric, my serial killing adopted brother... Dexter?:

I haven't played the alternative edition yet, but in order to accurately show my love for resident evil 5, there has to be a picture of Chris and Jill. Beat this game so many times and I still enjoy it.
My one qualm, why couldn't capcom just let Chris and Jill freaking KISS already at the end of the game. Like. What the hell guys. I was very happy she was alive. But one step further would have MADE THIS GAME THAT MUCH MORE EPIC.
You know what I say to cheesy dialogue and no kissing.

Zoey is my hero. If there was ever a college zombie killer who I related to, its her. Also played this at Chris' surprise birthday party. Who knew that versus mode could be so fun. I enjoy being a zombie just as much as a survivor. "I'm killing Rev! YAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!"

I loved Halo 3. And I loved this game. Flew through it with Eric. Something about the halo controls is intoxicating. Thats why at anytime there are thousands of geeks online screaming "GOOD GAME!" or rather "GG"

What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to accompt?

Author: Shexpeare /

Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth ended almost a month ago, but I never had the chance to blog about it, so here it is.
Shakespeare makes me really happy. There is something so satisfying when the words are coming out of your mouth, and the language just takes over.
I love plays. But Shakespeare holds a special place. I suppose that explains the Classical Acting degree I'm trying to get.
When you ask girls what Shakespearean roles they would like to take on, people usually say Lady Macbeth somewhere in the mix. She is universally attractive to most actresses.
She isn't the first person I would have named. (Probably because King Lear is my favorite play, or maybe just because I wanted to say something different.) But she is now. I really love her more than I thought possible. I think she might be my favorite role...
There is something so tragic about how far she falls and how badly it hurts.
Wishes may bring problems,
Such that you regret them.
Better that, though,
Than to never get them...
She is so hopeless that she takes her own life. How does that happen to someone so determined, strong willed... Is there a way back?
I guess it doesn't matter if there is, because she doesn't see it.