Confessions of an old, mature, 20-somethin' (at least for a little while longer!) Drama Queen.

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Do you remember how I went completely batty with spring (hay) fever and thus managed to get myself cast in a summer theatre production?

Well, if you don't remember or didn't know, I did and ... alas, I did.

Despite the fact that I've no talent for acting and no memory for remembering lines (which, I've discovered much to my dismay, is a crucial and mandatory skill for actors (even for amateur actors like me!) to possess!); and despite a brief encounter with a rodent, I've been having - dare I even write it? - fun.

Well, "fun" in a nerve-wracking sort of way.

And a few frenzied and unexpected events surrounding the production occurred this past week.

But that's not what I want to write about right now. (Sorry. Promise to eventually disclose all the gory details.)

Instead, ladies and gents, be "treated" to the mock-worthiness of my hastily written actor's bio for the program. It's already overdue, so don't tell me that you hate it, please. Too late!

"After a lifetime of being called a drama queen by family and friends in her native South Africa, and despite her fragile nerves, Redsaid decided to brave the local audition circuit. Much to her surprise, it led to a one-night engagement in an obscure dinner theatre production and an eight month performance stint in an educational production at a museum. She thanks Al, Peg, Dan, and Joe for the opportunity; her cast mates for the laughs and support and the boy for his patience and great coffee."

And in the process of writing that, Redsaid has also discovered how odd it is to refer to herself in the third person.

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What? You mean most people don't regularly refer to themselves in the 3rd person? Natalie does. Natalie likes your bio. Hit the glass, Natalie, hit the glass, just like Sybil...

Helen said:

I LOVE referring to myself in the third person. That, and calling people by their personal pronouns. I think it really adds a glamorous touch. :)

martha said:

dude, I had to give up referring to myself in the third person when I met my partner - her name's Martha too. now i can fool people into thinking that I'm talking in the third person when really I'm not! I get some strange looks. "I'd love to come but I'll have to check with Martha first."

kellen said:

i would never ever ever ever want to write a bio for a program. never. no one would want to read it! it would probably include tidbits about my menagerie of goldfish and cats, my blue faience hippo collection, and my passion for all kinds of nuts, particularly pecans. or maybe i would mention all the things i've tried and failed at, the numerous musical instruments, five languages, and obtaining a driver's license. see? see? i bet i've already bored you to tears!

Linda said:

I glad you're having fun with this! I've never tried acting in anything that required more than a few lines. I don't see how the big stars do it day in and day out. But, I'm quite sure that they feel fantastic when someone appreciates their effort. So, obviously, people DO appreciate you.

pylorns said:

yep, its always wierd to refer to yourself in the 3rd person. IE. pylorns gets what pylorns wants..

miked said:

ah, it's not so wierd to refer to yourself in the third person. Seems a lot of people do it... even miked

The write up sounds pretty good as well.

Claire said:

In high school, I had the job of writing up bios for the school musical. The cast all had to fill out forms and then I was supposed to take the funniest of what they wrote on the forms and write their bios. It was fun. Except that then, I agonized over my own bio. I wanted it to be the best of all of them. In retrospect, mine sucked. But I tried.

emily said:

Oh. Maybe I should talk about myself in third person today on my blog?

emily said:

Oh. Maybe I should talk about myself in third person today on my blog?

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  • Claire : In high school, I had the job of writing up bios for the school musical. The cast all had to fill o... [go]
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  • Linda : I glad you're having fun with this! I've never tried acting in anything that required more than a f... [go]
  • kellen : i would never ever ever ever want to write a bio for a program. never. no one would want to read i... [go]
  • martha : dude, I had to give up referring to myself in the third person when I met my partner - her name's Ma... [go]
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