Feeling: Weird. I’ve fallen asleep three times at times when I shouldn’t be falling asleep. Once at my desk while drafting a memo, once while reading for class, and once while in the bathtub. I’m so tired. Plus it sucks waking up after an hour in your tub and the water is cold. Not fun at all.
Reading:Commencement for The Duchess’ Book Club! We just finished it and the new book is… well you’ll just have to wait a couple days!
Listening to: ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams! It just makes me so… HAPPY!
Thankful for: The Olympics being over because all my shows are back on. Come on you know you were so excited Scandal came back on this week! Gladiators!
Thinking about: Trying Bikram yoga next week… which I’m pretty sure I’m going to do it at least 3x. I’m working on sweating every day and I don’t mean sweat under pressure.
Eating: Homemade buttermilk biscuits with strawberry jam. That plus an egg has been my breakfast for the past week.
Watching: Leverage. I’ve been through 3.5 Seasons and I’m totally in love. I can’t wait to finish! I burst out laughing at ‘The Office Job’ it was a cross between The Office and Leverage and it was brilliant!
Loving: Work. Seriously, I’m loving the DA’s office!
Looking forward to: My last spring break ever in Cozumel in a week!
1. Show up on time. Or better yet, early. You really don’t want to be walking into the theatre 10 minutes late and tripping over people’s feet and purses and annoying your row members.
2. Shut up and shut off. Shut your mouth during the performance (oooohing and ahhhhing is permitted) and shut off your phones. Texting totally counts as talking, plus the light from your phone is like a beacon in a pitch black auditorium. Everyone knows you took out your phone.
3. Exit when they exit. If all the performers are off the stage chances are you can leave your seat. Wait until intermission to leave the auditorium. Or if this is a performance made up of multiple performances at least wait until one performance has completed and they are leaving the stage to make your exit.
4. No photographs or recordings. You see signs about this at most theaters and it actually is pretty dangerous for the performers. Try doing 20 turns on pointe while a random flash goes off. That’s not cool.
5. Show appreciation. Clap at the end. Don’t boo. And if the performance was especially exceptional get up and giving a standing ovation.
What do other audience members do that really irks you?
“Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even though you don’t want to.”
The word discipline has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks and I have this quote written on five different sticky notes and stuck in five different places around my house. Seriously: bathroom for when I wake up, above my desk, on my fridge, taped to my laptop, and by my tennis shoes. Oh and it’s also what I see when my alarm goes off in the morning!
Discipline is important whether you’re a student, stay at home parent, or 9-5er. Discipline is what gets us up in the morning, makes us go to appointments, and makes us put that delicious looking warm gooey chocolate chip cookie down.
Sometimes discipline gets a bad rap. People always say oh just give in, just once won’t kill you, or gone on who’ll know? But I’ve come to realize while that might work for some people, it sure as heck doesn’t work for me.
One time turns into two times and before you know it I’m sleeping in until noon, skipping class, and eating oreos all day.
For me I think cold-turkey works better and is really my only way. Maybe I could work in a cheat day once in a while since it would be a whole day of netflix, pizza, and naps. Rather than cheating once a day all the time.
Having self discipline is hard. I sure as heck don’t have it. I want it, but for me it’s a constant struggle.
This is the person who brings everything to class with them. They have their computer, books, and planner like normal people but then they also have two more bags full of a water bottle, three notebooks, snacks, sweater, purse, socks, review materials, post it notes, lunchbox, soda, and a book to read for pleasure (which will never be open).
During finals you also see them in the library with a blankets, a portable book light, three meals, markers, and perhaps a yoga mat to do child’s pose in between the stacks.
One of these sinks sits next to me in my Estate Planning class and it takes them about 10 extra minutes to pack up after class… plus they take up about 2x the amount of space a normal student takes up.