Why hello there future outfits of my male children. Nice to meet you.
I think my children will wear a lot of clothes that make them look like animals or characters. I believe they are called costumes.6
So, my brother has a couple of friends over - literally a couple. And all I keep thinking is “if they have children their kids will have the nicest smiles ever.”
You know how more often than you’d expect you see that couple where one person is disproportionately attractive to the other? I’m obviously talking about physical attractiveness here and even though it’s quite shallow we’ve all thought these things. You can’t help but think it is a little off-kilter. A little strange. Why are they together?
In love most people try and find an equal - which, depending on self-esteem, can end badly at both ends of the spectrum. So when we see one of these mismatched couples it appears wrong and we end up thinking “she must be really nice…” or “he’s probably a douche though…”
However, then you also get those couples who are of equal attractiveness…but attractiveness is certainly not the first word you’d use to describe them…and you generally, however shallow and privately mean, think that they deserve each other.
But then there are those couples that are so right together. It’s like seeing something from a movie right before your eyes. Two beautiful people who, in terms of physical appearance, deserve each other. You want them to work out in the end, get married and bless their children with incredible genes. Because in the end that’s what we’ve been taught by the entertainment industry: the beautiful people deserve to be together.
These two friends of my brother’s today were one of those couples. And, seriously, this is what my brain came up with while observing them. I also really want them to have children because their kids will be seriously attractive.
This is what my old drama teacher/family friend gave me for helping out with the school musical - a bottle of white wine (please note the fact that she cleverly wrote “drink me” on a label (if you know Alice in Wonderland you’ll know that’s funny)).
This whole experience has really been great. On a philanthropic level and a personal level: I’ve enjoyed helping the kids and seeing them improve and it’s also helped me realise my own potential and skill and refresh me. I found myself being not surprised but jolted by my own knowledge and ability in terms of acting/directing, knowing what looked good and how to play a part. It was encouraging.
So, story from last night: It was the kids’ final performance of Alice in Wonderland - in case you haven’t read the posts I’ve been making for weeks I have been directing the main cast of a school musical and then controlled the lighting during the shows - and traditionally they do some thankyou’s at the end. Long story short, they called me up on stage, said nice things about me and gave me a box of Ferrero Rochers and a card. I don’t actually care for Ferrero Rochers so the best part was the card they gave me with it that was full of nice things and thankyou’s. To top it all off I had two kids’ parents come up to me and thank me for all my help with their child and telling me that their kid really appreciated it. That was great; knowing I’ve really made an impact.
Hopefully this blog will get back to normal next week when the kids are done with this show, my directing is no longer needed, and my fingers aren’t required for lighting!
Ok, I’m out for the next few hours. I have to prepare to make woodfire pizza for 40 or so ravenous kids.1
A lot of people are not putting anything into it right now and it is on next week…
Christine for a girl and Harley for a boy so Christine and Harley Hummel-Anderson. I HAVE THEIR CHILDREN MAPPED OUT IN MY HEAD OKAY.
but MY NAME IS CHRISTINE.
All their children have to be named after characters from musicals! Christine is from Phantom so that works.
I like otters
OH MY GOSH! ME TOO! When I was younger I went to Australia Zoo and I watched the otters for HOURS! Then, because my siblings and I used to play ‘imaginary games’ we would go swimming in our pool and pretend we were otters trapped in a water cage at an evil circus and we had to escape - well, otters or water Pokemon.
"But most importantly to the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates who are constantly told no by the people in their environments, by bullies at school, that they can’t be who are they or have what they want because of who they are. Well…screw that kids."
Chris Colfer, Golden Globes acceptance speech (Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy) 2011
Courtesy of Harry Shum Jr. This is so great. Favourited on YouTube.