As I sit here contemplating my poverty, I’m trying hard to ignore the mountain of debt I am accumulating while also attempting, with some difficulty to get back into the “it’ll all work itself out in the end, you’re here for the experience” mindset. First semester started off all fun and games but as we move forward, the former public-servant in me is asking for more bacon.
I’m distracted as I look at my hand and over to my shoulder, where many tiny bruises have surfaced following a Physical Comedy class in which we learned some basic stage fighting techniques. These bruises are similar to those I would sustain on my arms when I played on the volleyball team back in high school. My mom always used to worry people would think I was a hardcore junkie. So, the attached photos are further proof to my parents that I’m enjoying what I’m doing here at Humber. As far back as I could remember I would sustain injuries doing things I loved. It’s good to be back in the pain game! Ha!
Anyway… about stage fighting…How can I put this so you’ll fully understand what I thought about this class. It… pretty much rocked everybody’s socks off, including my own. I don’t know if I’ll ever get my socks back, in fact. I mean, apart from the bruising, how could anyone not find satisfaction in pretending to hit someone and watching that person pretend it actually hurts? It’s like, all the fun of fighting, including a response to your own actions, but nobody actually gets hurt and you don’t get sent to prison! I think my favourite moves of the day were the kicks (a la Lara Croft), the faux-kick to the nuts (comedy gold!) and the fake-choking people, because I felt that was the most true-to-life feel to it. Anyway, so if anyone ever wants to have a fake fight with me, let me know, because I enjoyed it immensely.
Otherwise, I’ve completed my first week back at the grind. Already we’ve missed one Acting class and I can already tell I will be having flashbacks to public humiliation in my Sketch troupe. It was great to be back to Stand-Up, where we are looking at the business-end of the biz and, as previously mentioned, the Physical comedy class was a riot!
All in all, it’s been a not-so-promising, and then promising, and then not-so-promising and then promising start to Term 2.
But we all need a good balance in life, right?
Ooooh! Some great news! The first years (ie my classmates and I) will be putting on a charity Archival Show in mid-February. We’ll be performing some classic SNL/Kids in the Hall/Other awesome sketch troupes’ work and collecting muns for a local community centre. And what’s great about it, is that anyone can come. So if you’re reading this, and you’re looking for a way to laugh and feel good about yourself, stay tuned for the specifics!
And not that this has to do with Comedy or anything, but I just finished Day 5 sans Coke. I’m not entirely sure I can attribute my constant headaches to the lack of caffeine and sugar, but I’m sure it’s a contributing factor. Also, I’m giving you all a fair warning: Putting a can or a bottle of Coke near my eyesight in the next few weeks or so, will be a surefire way to get yourself stabbed…
Well good bye!!