Saturday, January 17, 2009

In the booth, baby!

I have some very exciting news! Exciting to me, anyway, and if it's not exciting to you, S my D. If you choose the ladder, sorry, I'm charging superpowers these days.

First off, New Year's with my darling Claire was fantastic. I love visiting Claire, and to my delight even the ride there was quite smooth. Considering these days boredom is my only worry when driving distances longer than an hour, I'd say it was a quite successful trip. Claire and I did what we do best, and that's entertain ourselves with each other's company. Not that an occasional trip out isn't nice, but I feel that if you can spend the entire day with someone doing what some may define as "nothing," but still have the time of your life, you have found someone special. Whether it be with shackles, chloroform, or simply treating her right with love and passion, you'll want to hang out to that one, sonny.

We ate pizza, pasta,'. Buuut no matter what the name, it was pa-leasing to me! We also saw Yes Man, which was overall a great movie with some very real moments if that makes any sense. I enjoyed it. It was a great visit, and I'm ready to see her again on Sunday when we go back to school! :D

Here's some sweet news! Over the summer, a DVD called Adventures in Voice Acting was finally released after being announced two years ago... When I bought the DVD, I also signed up for newsletter updates online, which usually announced upcoming Voice Acting Workshops in LA. I knew I should unsubscribe because it was just a tease to me, but for some reason I enjoyed reading about stuff I couldn't do. It's not like this was a long email either, we're talking about back-sleeve type of a text, which I would read several times to make sure "Los Angeles" wouldn't fade into "Corey's Living Room."

So a little while back one of the updates said they had a workshop in New York. Wow! On the Eastern Shore? I was very excited, but had missed the time. Well, maybe I'd go to the next New York one. Then there was an area where you could request a workshop near you. You bet I did! I typed Maryland on there quite a few times. Sure enough, a few nights ago, I got an email saying they were holding a workshop in DC! WOO! I signed up and paid the next morning. There's only 15 slots open, and I GOT ONE!

Very exciting. I can't wait! I actually get to go in a studio with a voice director and record and practice in the booth. It's going to be way too much fun.

Aside from that, a couple guys from my school are starting a small talent agency and they emailed me asking if I'd like to be represented as a comedian! That's pretty awesome. We're going to meet about it when we get back to school next week. At the very least, that is a really nice gesture, and considering I only do stand up at open mics for fun, what have I got to lose? Sounds like a lot of fun, and possibly being a working comedian in college is really awesome.

I'm so ready for next semester. Voice Acting Workshop, Stand Up, Improv, Playwriting, and I've even chosen my thesis - Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang. Let's do it.


claire said...

Are you planning on shackling me and knocking me out with chloroform? Because if so, I have to say I'm not totally sure I'm into it...

Aubrey said...

This should have been two posts: one about shackling Claire and another about voice acting. I can't handle this much of a variety of information in one post. If this were two posts, my comment on the first would be: I disapprove of you shackling Claire. Why can't you just Face-stalk her like a normal person? And my comment on your second post (had you posted in a manageable manner) would be: Awesome! Also, for some reason I was thinking about the expression "don't throw the baby out with the bathwater" today because I took a bath and then I drained the tub and I thought to myself "don't throw the baby out with the bath water." Then I was all "I don't have a baby." The end.