Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Day off.... FINALLY!!

Barrels in winery... this was not included on our tour but no one was looking and i snuck over and took a picture... never underestimate the sneakiness :)
Front view of Rubicon Estates

Sign at the front drive

Picnicing on someone else's pond!!! (but we cleaned up after ourselves... I made sure of that!)

Fun Wine Country sign!!

After working three straight weeks without an entire day off, we decided to make our first day off a fun one. So, we loaded up a picinic basket and headed to Napa!!! It was so beautiful. The weather could not have been more perfect... clear skies about 75 degrees with a breeze. We drove around for an hour just looking, then we went off a side road (most likely on someone's private property... oopps) and found a place in a vineyard with a pond to picnic (wiht groceries we bought on our foood stamps... oh the irony) then we went to Rubicon Estates (Francis Ford Coppalla's winery) and did a tour of the estate, wine tasting, and visited the museum. I only did a three glass taster because I drove home (always the D.D.... some things never change :) ) However the whites I sampled were from the line Francis gave to his daughter as a weeding present.... I bought a bottle of the Rose they were great light and sweet wines. I have included a few pictures below but i have lots more! If anyone wants to visit me... I would love to go back and ride the Wine train next time!!!!

Geaux Tigers!!

Ok, so on the last day with my tiger suit i had to take pictures... and i just couldn't help myself!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Day in the Life...

My mom has been asking me to post something about my day to day routine so, here is a basic run down. However, all this will be changing next week as I am in rehearsals for a new touring show for young audiences. But for now.... I wake up get ready and walk to work arriving there at 8:15 a.m. I do preshow duties (reset props, sweep and mop stage, ect.) then go to the dressing room and get into costume to do two performances of "The Swiss Family Robinson" on week days the shows are at 9:30 and 11:30. Then I do post show duties and eat lunch quickly. For the next several hours we are assigned various tasks around the theater, including cleaning, running errands, working bar/concessions for shows, and painting or working in the shop. On Tuesdays after the 6:30 mainstage show we havea free improv performance after which we are usually dimissed lately it has been around 9:00- 9:30 because the show is shorter right now. On wednesdays we perform monolouges instead of improv, but we go home around the same time. Thursday through Sat. the shows are later so we don't do any performances after. Saturdays are our latest night b/c we have a show that starts at 9:00 p.m. so we usually get off around 11:00 p.m. Also on the weekends we come in at 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:00 b/c we have class in the mornings and show in the afternoon. On saturdays we do improv class and then go do Swiss Family at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and then wprk mainstage afterwards. On sundays we have acting class and then two Swiss shows, but no mainstage show so it is usually an earlier night. That is unless we have strike... which we will have this sunday because Swiss is closing.... this means we will be working late.... very late. Good news for me is that I will get dismissed a little earlier than everyone else because once I begin touring I don't get mondays off anymore so we get released earlier. That is the basic run down of my days here. we try to get out sometimes... las tweek we went bowling, I scored 135 ! Anyways I am going to head to bed, but i will try and post again sooner!