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The Teacher

March 15, 2010

At the beginning of this semester, my acting teacher, Susan asked me, “What do you want to learn?” I freaked out a little. What do you mean? I learn what you tell me to learn. You give information and I retain it. That’s how it’s supposed to be, right?

I had never been asked this question before. Which now that I’ve thought about it, seems pretty weird. Susan said that in our class, she is working for us and we are working for ourselves. Here came the lightbulb moment. I have always done my classes in attempt to make my teacher proud, to give my teacher what he or she wants. But that is so wrong!! I am here for me; no one else. This is my education and who I want to be. I will get out of these experiences what I put into each of them. So, I told Susan what I want.

I want…

  • the tools to make me one of the greats.
  • to have an effect on others.
  • to make a mark on this trade.
  • to reach those crazy heights, the seemingly impossible goals.
  • to bring out the best in me.
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Spice Girls

January 7, 2010

Remember when we used to dress up like them? I was Ginger, you were Baby. I always wanted to be Baby, but you said that my hair was too red and your hair was perfect blonde. Various friends would come over and be the other girls, though we never had a Scary. We had the perfect costumes from out of our dress up box. We knew every word and every dance move. After doing every song on the CD, we would go watch Spice World in our costumes with our Spice Girl Barbie Dolls in hand, and perform with them during all the songs. This happened at least twice a week… I miss those days. Let’s do this again.

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Skinny Bitch is a Bitch

January 7, 2010

I just finished reading Skinny Bitch. They’re bitches. They’re making me vegan and I’m a picky eater. I’m not gonna like vegan foods. I just tried soy milk in my cereal. It was gross. It’s like, sweet. I do not recommend. Besides soy stuff, Rory and Kim recommend eating a lot of nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. My taste buds are bored just thinking about it. But besides that, I actually really enjoyed the book. It gave me knowledge of many problems in my diet that I was unaware of and told me about the horrible treatment of animals in slaughter houses. I recommend people to check out goveg.com. It’s a great website that talks about vegetarianism and shows what really happens to animals in slaughter houses.

Watch this video and others from the website…

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via Meat.org.

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The New Year

January 1, 2010

So. 2010. Weird. It’s been a decade since the millennium began. I remember where I was, what I did, what I was wearing… and that was ten years ago. My New Year’s resolution for 2000 was to make more friends (I had just moved to a new state) and to stop wearing glasses. I knew I wasn’t able to get contacts until I entered middle school, but I resolved to annoy my parents until they let me. No, it didn’t work.

I’ve never really made very serious resolutions and have never stuck to them or filled any out. This year I was thinking making some goals would be really helpful to me however. So here are my 2010 Resolutions:

  1. Work harder in my classes- pay attention, do the homework and don’t procrastinate.
  2. Learn how to read music and play the piano- I want to be able to write music.
  3. Keep a journal- I don’t let any of my thoughts or feelings out of my head so they all store there and after a while it gets to be too much. I have to create some more space up there.
  4. Take better care of my voice- I’m sick of always having a sore throat.
  5. Be more active- My dance classes will help, but on the days I don’t have dance I want to start going to the gym.
  6. Rebuild, recover confidence and knowledge of my self that I have lost.
  7. Continue to learn and grow
  8. Gain more independence and become comfortable with alone time.
  9. Knowledge myself in every musical and play and actor there is out there.
  10. Take in everything possible that is applicable to my art form.
  11. Discover who I am.
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Found This

December 30, 2009

cool art!

http://www.sanbasestudio.com/free.htm

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My First Post

December 30, 2009

I don’t know how to blog. But I’m gonna try anyway.

I guess I should start off by talking about me?

My name isn’t Coley. My name is Caitlin. But my middle name is Collette, which I like a lot better. Caitlin’s too common. My grandma’s name is Collette. People have always called her Collie, pronounced co-lee. But that looks like it’s pronounced like the type of dog, collie. So I like to spell it “Coley.” It makes more sense.

I actually really don’t like my first name at all. I feel no connection to it. I always ask people to think of a nickname for me. What name fits me best? I know it’s not Caitlin. But I can’t think of what it would be, and neither can anyone else. When I think to myself, I call myself Coley. So, because this blog is to me, about me, it’s from Coley.

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Mash Up

December 30, 2009

This is really cool