Monday, June 14, 2010

Number 25 and Updates

Go on the best date ever...

I knew that this would be a fun task!

I'll begin at the beginning.

Over 2 years ago, I auditioned for Christmas Carol. I was cast as Fred (Scrooge's nephew) and the young Ebenezer. When I arrived at the read through, I met for the first time Belle (Ebenezer's fiance) and realized it was a beautiful girl named Madison. We hit it off! It ended up not being too difficult to play "love interests" in the play.

Fast forward some and we begin dating...and break up.

Fast forward a few more months and we begin dating...and break up...again!

Fast forward to present.

Madison and I have been able to stay very close. She is a brilliant actress and a few months ago she and I went on a date pretending to be married (it was for character work for one of her school's productions). I knew that she was in debt to me and so I used this to my advantage.

I asked Madison out on a date because I knew it wouldn't be overly awkward and we'd be able to have a great time. I decided to buy two tickets to a Tony's party at Chef 505.

Sooo June 13 I picked her up and we took some pictures together. She looked beautiful!

We drove to Chef 505 and went inside to start the fun. There were many people there that we both knew so we were instantly pulled apart by two different groups. Throughout the night, we did our best to mingle and enjoy ourselves. There was a great live band playing and amazing hor d'oeuvres . The Tony's started and we found some seats to watch. Madison and I are both into acting so we were very entertained. At every commercial break, some local people would perform different songs from popular musicals.

At one point, I saw a sign advertising my first play for this summer.

12 Angry Men open THIS FRIDAY!!! I would love for any and everyone to come. We have been working so hard on it and it has really come together. The dates for the play are June 18-20 and 24-26. Here is the website where you can go and buy tickets online!

After a few hours, Madison and I decided to go ahead and leave. We were enjoying ourselves but just agreed that we were ready to have a chill night. We headed to Cookout and then went to Blockbuster.

Since when does Blockbuster close at 10?

Redbox came through for us though and we picked up Shutter Island (I had seen it and loved it, she hadn't).

We pigged out on greasy fast food, watched the movie, and then I took her home.

Was this the best date ever?

Most definitely!

Madison and I are amazing friends and get along great. I could relax and have a fun time. I feel like I've learned a lot from this night though. Sometimes it is great to dress all up and go out for the night, but at the end of the day, fast food and a good movie can make a night even more memorable. Also, if you go to The Daily Reflector website you can see more pictures from the event. I am in some!



I got a letter from one of my penpals in the mail today!

I was chilling at the house today when my dad walked in with the mail. He did a "Guess what you got James?" I walked over to him and he was smiling and then he handed me my letter.

I jumped...and screamed...and did a little happy dance. I'm not proud of it.

The letter was from Alexandra in St. Petersburg, Russia.

It was in a beautiful envelope and she sent it with a letter and a picture of her city.

She wrote me a quite long really sweet letter. It meant a lot to me. She asked lots of questions and told me about herself. She is a student studying sociology. She loves dancing, traveling, and reading. I am still so excited about all of this and can't wait to write her back!
Life is soooo good right now! I'd appreciate comments if you are still one of the few readers haha


  1. cooooooolllllll......thisss blog IS worthy

  2. you GO james! - kmo

  3. The best blog yet!
    You both looked great and I think the part I envy the most would be the pigging out on Cookout.
    Love you both.

  4. Glad you had a good time on your date and loved that you got a letter back from your pen pal. Can't wait to see 12 Angry Men, opening night. Whoop. Whoop.

  5. yay James! Just fyi I love reading these! They make my day every time. -- Rachel

  6. This is very cute! I'm glad you guys had fun! :)

  7. the date night sounded fun, i love dressing up..and cookout haha

  8. James, I've read every entry. I think this was my favorite because it ended with cookout. Keep 'em coming!

  9. James, have I mentioned that I love your blog? Also, if you need help with # 2 I think TD would be more than happy to help you out!