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Lj Idol week 0: Introduction

An introduction.
I am Rebecca. I am 35 years old. I am a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt, girlfriend, friend. I am a college graduate. I am debt-free.
I am originally from Wisconsin. I am currently living in the Bay Area of CA, having paid rent in five other states between the two.
I am a theatrical stage manager currently rehearsing a show. I am a union member. I am entering a state of transition concerning my chosen career, having passed the light brown of tasty goodness heading toward the burned out blackness.
I am a runner, a comic book collector, a knitter. I am a reader, a watcher of too much TV, and a football fan. (Go Packers! Go Badgers!)  I am wise, but it’s wisdom for the pain.  I am a night owl, though given two weeks I can reset my body clock to any schedule.  I am a killer of plants, a list maker, and someone who intends to get to yoga class a lot more often than I actually do. I am a collector of small unnecessary things.
I laugh easily (though I’m often not the first one to get the joke), I cry easily (much to my chagrin) and I startle easily (BOO!)
I am happy more often than I am sad. I am more comfortable in my skin now than I have ever been.
I am.

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you are nicely done.

thank you for sharing
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How long have you been a stage manager?

I managed to make it through over 15 years of pretty solid work (mostly made a living) before I walked away from it. Now it is an occasional gig to stretch those metal muscles.

A fellow AEA member

I've been stage managing for 8.5 years, but I've been resident at one company for that whole time. So I'm honestly not certain if I'm getting done with stage management, this company, or theatre in general.

Always nice to meet another AEA member.

Out of curiosity, what show are you rehearsing?

I used to be an avid collector of small unnecessary things as well, and I still have some of them.

I also startle easily.

It seems like we have quite a few things in common, and I look forward to reading more of your entries.

I'm rehearsing Radio Golf by August Wilson.

I'm trying to wean myself from the small unnecessary things - because they start to take over the world.

Thanks! I'm looking forward to the reading as much as the writing in the weeks ahead.


When I first read it, I thought it said "theoretical stage manager." Heh. You're real though. I'm pretty sure. :)


I was a little worried that this idea was cooler than the execution but I decided to go for it.

Stage managing in theory might be better for my blood pressure - heh.


Just read through the rules, sounds gruling, but I'm not a writer.

Good luck.

Thanks! I'm not entirely positive I will manage to keep up with this, but it sounded like fun.

Good luck to you! This is my first go-around as well!

Thanks - and good luck to you as well.

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Hi! Thanks and good luck to you as well.

I'm rehearsing Radio Golf by August Wilson.

Being comfortable in your own skin is a good thing!

Best of luck to you!

Thank you - it was a long time in coming.

Good luck to you as well - and I like your icon.

Well, long time in coming or not, good on you. Many people never make it as far as you. :-)

Thank you! And let's hope things break our way in November. :-)

I am debt-free.

*I* am jealous.

I liked this intro. Neat job. :D

Thanks. The debt-free thing is only going to last until my car dies, which sounds like it'll be within the next six months. But I am enjoying it while it lasts.

I am a killer of plants, a list maker, and someone who intends to get to yoga class a lot more often than I actually do. I am a collector of small unnecessary things.

i can relate to all of those things :)

It has been fun reading the introductions and seeing how many times I read a line somewhere else and think 'but that's me'.

Wow, another Rebecca here... must say hello!

But do you karaoke?

Yay! I grew into my name, didn't like it when I was little but now I couldn't imagine being anyone else.

I haven't done karaoke in a long time, but I'm the singer of our 'Rock Band' band. Does that count?

I'm still not a big fan of being Rebecca. I'm happy with being Bekah (which confuses the hell out of friends/coworkers/etc).

Well depending on where in the Bay Area you live, you should come out sometime! (Hell, not depending on where, just feasibility).

Then Bekah it is.

I was Becky until I put my foot down when I was 15. Some family members still call me that, it takes a lot not to cringe when I hear it.

I'm in Mountain View, which is both nearby and an entire world away, given how rarely I manage to make it up to SF. I'm rehearsing a show right now so my schedule is a mess, but eventually the planets should align.

Ah, y'all have a decent karaoke place down there as well, but being that I don't drive, it's hell.

One of these days!

I was Becky until I was 22, but I know exactly how you feel about it.

It's a pleasure meeting you! I like your post. Good luck with LJ Idol.

Thanks! I'm still battling my way through the introductions.

Good luck to you as well.

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