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November 13, 2006

Graduation Day

Today I graduated from clown class. Our class put on a big clown production with skits and music. My family and Kyle's family came to watch. Kyle took a lot of pictures.
I was sort of nervous. I've never really been on stage with the exception of a few cruddy church Christmas plays when I was a kid. Once, when I was about ten, I had to sing a solo. It was a slow song, something like Silent Night. It was suppose to be a song sung by all of the kids but the day before I was the only kid that knew the words so the director volunteered me to sing it alone. I shook the whole time and my voice cracked and I forgot the words. Afterwards, ironically enough, some old guy with Parkinsons kept going on and on about how great I was. Maybe, due to his illness, he didn't notice how badly I was shaking but even as a kid I knew I had done an awful job and his carrying on made me feel even worse about myself. I was full of regret for weeks and cringed at the thought of it.
I took drama class four times in high school and always called dibs on lighting so I wouldn't have to be on stage. In one class we had to do a monologue, again I forgot the whole thing and made it up, quite poorly, as I went.
But today I was really happy with my performance. I will post some video footage as soon as I can. There were a few unforseen technical problems but they only added to the humor. I enjoy the feeling of being all alone, in the vast and empty space before the curtain is pulled. It's a strange feeling you get when you know that, just on the other side of the drapes, are a hundred plus strangers. That's a feeling you don't experience everyday and it's worth trying at least once in your life.











Posted by audrey at November 13, 2006 11:57 PM

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haha. wow. congratulations!

i may need a clown at my next birthday party. how are you with balloon animals?

Posted by: george at November 14, 2006 4:36 AM

Congrats!

Posted by: Cory Weaver at November 14, 2006 11:30 AM

Thank you. I can make quite a few balloon animals but I'm not very fast at it yet.

Posted by: audrey at November 14, 2006 11:40 AM

You are kind of leading the type of life I dream about living. Just doing things that are interesting. Congrats. You and Kyle are totally welcome to stay at my place in D.C. next year for your comic(?) thing.

Posted by: Anthony at November 14, 2006 8:54 PM

Me? Living the life you dream about? Ha. You live in D.C., home of the best damn vegan Chinese food I've ever eaten.

Posted by: audrey at November 16, 2006 2:36 AM

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