While Mom is in town, Tyler is couch-surfing between Teach For America Institute and his job placement. Poor guy. He's delegated to the futon, but he doesn't complain. :)
On August 14, I meet my oldest best friend, Laura, at JFK. Fresh off a five-and-a-half-month tour of Europe and North Africa, she's decided to end her adventure by spending two weeks with me in the city. Her stories are incredible. A hot air balloon ride, the cisterns in Istanbul, riding a camel in Egypt...wow.
I haven't spent Laura's birthday with her in years, but we luck out this time. Sunday the 15th is a day of Coldstone ice creams, Mexican food, and Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday combination, if you ask me. :)
The rest of the week isn't such a winner for auditions. I audition on Monday for the York Theatre Company which specializes in new musicals. Perfect. The audition? So-so. I felt good about how I sang, but I just couldn't get my audience to engage. That's a frustrating feeling. Wednesday's audition, Anything Goes, is a no-go because I have to leave for work before they get to me at #16 on the non-Equity list (if they got that far at all). And today, I make what I know is a vain attempt at being seen at Telsey + Company for the national tour of South Pacific. I step into the room and see about eighty other girls already in hair and makeup and looking snappier than me. Within five seconds, the monitor announces they aren't seeing non-Equity. And they're typing, anyway. Those girls will be luck to be seen. I'd be surprised if they keep a third of the group.
If this week wasn't one of great auditions, at least I have a nice paycheck to look forward to. And it's been wonderful having Laura around. I didn't realize how much I missed her. :)
And there's even more fun to come: tomorrow, we're doing a flash mob here in the city...
And that's all I'm allowed to say about that. ;)