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Holiday countdown!
« on: Dec 02, 2009, 01:43 pm »
No matter what your religion, or your take on the Winter Holidays, most of us have things we count down come December, whether it's shopping days, shows, or days until our next day off.  So, what do your count-downs look like?

40 days before I get to go have a nice long weekend visit with my parents
33 days until current show closes with 29 performances on 27 days.
20 days until a quiet Yule dinner with my husband.
13 days until I get to hear Neil Gaiman speak (about as non-Christmasy as you can get, but hey, I'm looking forward to it!)
6 out of 11 holiday gifts purchased.
5 days until my next day off.
And 4 days until that blasted 11:30 pm performance that's going to kill us all!

Plenty to look forward to in there!
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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2009, 02:13 pm »
I love this thread!

about 75% of holiday shopping done...
couple hours before seeing my college theatre department's musical as an alumni for the first time...
4 days until rehearsals start for my next show...
18 days until current show closes...
22 days until Christmas dinner with the family...
23 days until Christmas day...
29 days until the start of a new decade...
54 days until my birthday...


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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 2009, 05:05 pm »
I wanna play!

10 days until I graduate with my BFA
13 days until I move
14 days until holiday dinner with Dad's side of the family
22 days (perhaps 23 days) until Christmas with Mom's side of the family
10 gifts until holiday shopping complete (theoretically, but last minute gifts always become necessary!)
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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 2009, 05:40 pm »
10% of holiday shopping done
Hopefully 4 days until my leading actress is back from illness and the understudies can go back to their regular parts
8 days until my ASMs switch over
15 days until my birthday (turning 30! eeep!)
20 days until the final show before Christmas

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 2009, 05:46 pm »
alright. focusing on the positive countdowns, as opposed to the stressful ones.

8 days until my comedy performance
9 days until my one man show closes
14 days until winter break
20 days until I see my best friend for the first time since June
22 days until Christmas Eve mass and dinner out
23 days until Christmas dinner with family
26 days until my trip to Europe
44 days until I move to NYC for a semester!
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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2009, 09:28 pm »

13 days until I get to hear Neil Gaiman speak (about as non-Christmasy as you can get, but hey, I'm looking forward to it!)


That's fantastic, I'm so jealous! He's brilliant, and really interesing.

2 days until I get to see my favorite play for the third time.
1 day until auditions for my current show, Alice in Wonderland, start.
0.5 days until I call my other current show for the last time (Charlotte's Web).

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #6 on: Dec 02, 2009, 10:07 pm »
14 days until Cherry Orchard is cast
21 days until I head home for Xmas
28 days until wonderful New Year's trip (a dining vacation!)
34 days until first day of rehearsal!
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least. -Ionesco

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #7 on: Dec 02, 2009, 10:36 pm »
6 days until I open my current show.
11 days until I go into tech for a short festival of directing projects.
15 days until the concept meeting for my big show next semester.
19 days until I get to go back to Minneapolis and have a great Holiday break/try to find some summer work.
30 some days until I TD and PSM a 24-hour play festival.

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #8 on: Dec 03, 2009, 02:07 am »
5 days til a test on theatre sound. No-one mentioned tests when I applied for the course …
8 days til a test on Health and Safety. Ditto !
8 ½ days till our class of 23 Stage Management and Technical Theatre students sing two carols in the Drama College Carol Concert. There will be hard hats and tinsel involved
8 ¾ days till we find out which departments we will be working in (SM, sound, lighting, workshop etc) after Christmas
9 days till the official end of term, and we all get suitably merry
19 days til I travel to spend Christmas with my family
19 ¼ days til I get a really stinking cold  :-\

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #9 on: Dec 03, 2009, 10:07 am »
2 days until a good friend comes to visit (and I have to have my apartment cleaned)
5 days until our Company Christmas party
9 days until brunch with an old friend
10 days until I call my last performance this year
11 days until I am on furlough for 4 weeks (drag about the not getting paid, but on the bright side I have plenty of time to do Christmas shopping and celebrate the season!)
20 days until my sister comes into town for Christmas
28 days until New Year's weekend with my dad's side of the family
39 days until I am back to work and in prepro for my next show!

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2009, 10:12 am »

8 ½ days till our class of 23 Stage Management and Technical Theatre students sing two carols in the Drama College Carol Concert. There will be hard hats and tinsel involved


HAH! What are you singing?
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least. -Ionesco

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2009, 12:20 pm »
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19 days til I travel to spend Christmas with my family
19 ¼ days til I get a really stinking cold  :-\

Oh, isn't that ALWAYS the way!
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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2009, 01:32 pm »
Here goes:

0% holiday shopping done
20% holiday knitting done

16 days before my next show opens
20 days before I finally leave my hated day job
26 days before my trip to Dublin
36 days before my belated family holiday celebration
43 days before I head to my tour prep week
57 days before rehearsals for the tour starts

It looks like a busy few weeks when you list it like that!
« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2009, 11:06 am by MarcieA »
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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2009, 10:38 pm »
0% holiday shopping done
12 days until tech of Hamletmachine at ART Institute
14 days until opening
16 days until closing
17 days until I go back to Jersey
20 days until I go visit Alabama
32 days until the next first rehearsal, Triumph of Love at Rutgers

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Re: Holiday countdown!
« Reply #14 on: Dec 04, 2009, 09:55 am »
Now: waiting for a call to set up an interview time
8 hours until I SM our 24hr show
4 days before a math final is due
2 weeks until my design and impact finals are due
2 weeks until I get to see my family
Need to deiced what gifts to get for Christmas (none bought :()
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