Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Show

Our last performance of The Vagina Monologues was far and away the best - the audience was huge and vocal, we knew our lines perfectly, and there was a ton of energy. I am sad to see it end, but I think the last performance was recorded, so maybe we will get copies to one day traumatize our children with. A bunch of my friends, in addition to my sister and father and Dave were in attendance, and it was a lot of fun to see them all laughing while I stood on stage shouting out euphemisms for vagina.

I will really miss all of the women in the show - a few of them I already knew through classes, but most of them I never would have met if I hadn't been a part of this amazing show. In addition to being incredibly empowering,

How could you not feel powerful when standing on stage in a church, dressed in a corset and shouting 'cunt'?

I became friends with a diverse group of women, who all have their own reasons for being a part of the show, and who all have their own stories to tell. I feel very lucky to have been a part of it, and I only regret that I waited until my last year to participate. Hopefully in the future I will get the chance to do this again.

Also, Saturday was Dave's 23rd birthday, so I made him an awesome cake in addition to shouting 'vagina' in a church in front of a crowd.

Amazing UNE birthday cake

Friday, February 19, 2010

Opening Night

The first show of the Vagina Monologues was last night and it was fantastic. A lot more people than we had expected and everyone sounded good, even though we had no mic system.

Tonight and tomorrow we will be in an even larger venue with a good sound system, and our nerves should be gone, so it will be awesome. Also, Saturday is my fiancé's birthday, so his present will be me on stage talking about women's "down theres".

Hopefully I will have some pictures to post after the show is over.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Allison, Queen of Procrastination

I feel like I have been productive enough today that I shouldn't do anything else - so here I sit, adding post from other blogs to this one.

I had class, tabled (yes, that is a verb) at Schine for The Vagina Monologues and sold vagina shaped, chocolate lollipops. Then I came back home and finished a job application, which I am eagerly awaiting a reply from. As of tomorrow I have three months until graduation, a very exciting bit of knowledge.

The combination of writing styles on this blog, having been drawn from many years and with varying degrees of seriousness, will be interesting to any readers I might have. So enjoy, ye masses. This is what I am going to school for - you better like it.