Friday, October 30, 2009

Gonna Make You Scream

So some might now this already but some might not. But I have a weird fasination with Scary/Horror movies. To feed my addiction in the thrill of being frightened I decided this week was SCARY MOVIE WEEK. So every night this week me and a couple of my friends from the cast get together and watch a scary movie.

My favorite so far was the Spanish Film El Orfanato (THE ORPHANAGE). It was so good!

Here is what we've already watched.
The Orphanage (El Orfanato)
Paranormal Activity

Tonight might be Friday the 13h, Cape Fear, The Descent, or Blair Witch Project.


Monday, October 26, 2009


I have to blog! I just got here in Basel Switzerland. I love this country. We sit down here for about a month. I used to live here 10 years ago when I served an LDS mission. LDS = Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day of my church. I was here and a little in France for 2 years spreading the GOOD WORD. Good memories here!

As soon as we got here I went into the huge mall attached to out AMAZING HOTEL called MIGROS which is a grocery store here in Switzerland and I found a cereal that I used to eat when I was here called Farmer Croc. DELICIOUS! When I saw it in the isle a flood of memories and feelings came back. It hit meet there in the cereal isle that I am blessed. To be here, with a job, to have friends and family who love me, to have had an experience of a mission, my health and too much more to mention.

This is cheesy but this reminds me of a song I sang in college called "GRATEFUL"

In a world that can bring pain
I will still take each chance
For I believe that whatever the terrain
Our feet can learn to dance
Whatever stone life may sling
We can moan or we can sing

This is going to be a good MONTH! YEAH!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Addicted to INTERNET!

So I'm in Charleroi, Belgium. It's not very cute here. We are in a poopy hotel and a poopy city. We don't have internet. I am stealing it right now from this wireless network in the lobby. If we want wireless in the room it will be 16 Euro a day which is equivalent to 25 dollars a day. That is a bit much and we are here for only 4 days. We leave for Basel, Swtizerland on Monday and we sit down there for a month or so. So I am hoping when we get there things will be looking up with a better hotel and some INTERNET! Being in such a boring city with nothing to do with no internet is torture! I MIGHT GO CRAZY!

So on another note I have been thinking of a Halloween costume and I can't think of ANYTHING! I was thinking of doing something more traditional like Freddy, Frankenstein, Chucky, or something like that. I just don't want to wear a mask or alot of makeup all night. Anyways, if you have any ideas let me know!

I was Edward Scissorhands last year and it was a HIT!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Liege, Belgium

Things to remember from Liege:

* Very small theatre 9x9 meters which we usually play on 13x13 or 11x11. With NO WING space!
* Was asked to do a lift that was important since someone called out of the show and FORGOT and got written up. Ughh!
* My roommate got MUGGED by knife point and got his iPod classic stolen.
* The really fun Carnival. Rode some really crazy rides
* The very tasty Belgium Waffles. YUM!
* Our "TONY" came on for the rumble scene barefoot because unfortunately got his shoe stuck under the set and to come out with no shoes on. OOOPS!
* The movie Julie and Julia.
* The very very tasty Belgium Waffles. Did I say that already?
* The Natural Food cafeteria next to the theatre
* DEXTER the new show I am addicted to! Its sooo GOOD!
Cathedral at the Town Square
The SMALL theatre
The SIGN by the theatre
Eating Belgium Waffles with the new girl Charlie. She's ENGLISH. Have you seen that youtube video with the little kid and his bro. Charlie who bites his finger. FUNNY!
The friendly wiener at the end of the carnival. Not in picture. I'm taking it.

Friday, October 16, 2009


So my roommate on tour Travis is out from the show because he has a pulled hamstring or something. Today he came to the theatre to see our physical therapist and on his way back to the theatre he was MUGGED! There 4 men and one had a KNIFE! They took his iPod and nothing else. Thank goodness! He wasn't hurt but pretty shaken up as you can imagine.

NOTE TO SELF: NO walking alone in strange countries.

This reminds me of a funny Japanese exercise to learn English.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bonjour Belgium!

I love speaking French again and being in the land of my biggest weakness. Pastries! I can't wait for some Belgium WAFFLES! Liege is also known for their FRIES! Ughh! I might gain some weight here. Good thing I am only here for a week.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Last day in Amsterdam!

until I come we will be back to the Netherlands for the Christmas/New Year in a town near Amsterdam. About 50 min. out. Also BIG NEWS....drum roll please.....MY NEPHEW CHAD is visiting me for Christmas! YEAH! I will have family here! So I will meet him here in Amsterdam for a day then he will come with me to Scheveningen and spend Christmas or at least Christmas Eve together since I have 2 shows on Christmas. Its going to be fun. I'm excited!

Not saying goodbye to Amsterdam which I love..but a see you later. I really liked this place.

Friday, October 9, 2009


So one day I decided to find a Mexican restaurant by myself. I googled the closest Meixcan joint and I went. It is a really small taco shop called THE TACO SHOP. Anyway, while having dinner the guy running the place sounded American. So I started up a conversation with him. He moved here to Amsterdam 5 years ago to start his father's business here in Amsterdam. After I told him what I did I offered to get him tickets and he complied. Then in return he said he wanted to cater a cast party for us.....FOR FREE! I was all about it and made sure it happened. After arranging everything with some help of a few people it all worked out. A true success!

The Food! The Burritos were HUGE!
The Cast Eating and Mingling
Decor done by Kendall and Scott
It was so much FUN!Logan the TACO SHOP GUY. We got him a Program of our show and all signed it.He gave a little speech after we all sang "For he's a jolly good fellow." LOL!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

A canal boat cruise.

Our first day off I set up a boat cruise with a non-profit organization.Meet Kevin our guide
A boat along the Canal
Buildings along the Canal..
Some friends came along for the ride
The Church with a bell tower.
Beautiful View
Look at all the bikes.
The Smallest House in Amsterdam between 2 bigger ones. You see it? Very Narrow Living!
The Geese came out to play
Where I want to live
Renovated houses. Use to be storage warehouses.
A House Boat
A Bridge
A famous boat apparently here in Amsterdam
These houses are cool!
EL GATO! A cat rescue/adoption unit.
This house is kind of leaning.
The Canal of Seven Bridges
Hey that's US!
After our cruise we went shopping...Umm, I think this wooden clog is too big for me.
But we can all FIT in it. Perfect! I'll take it ;)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's General Conference Weekend!

It's 179th Semiannual General Conference. Our church has a huge conference that is in Salt Lake City twice a year.

The First Presidency invites all members of the Church to participate or non-members alike by attending, viewing, or listening via television, radio, satellite, or Internet transmission at Messages of inspiration and guidance will be delivered by the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church.

I find these weekends very uplifting and inspiring. I will be working all weekend but will try to read what the Brethren have to say to us at a later date.

I really love and appreciate what these inspired men and women have to say. I feel there is alot of negativity in the world and a lack of HOPE. Their words provoke hope and faith. I'm grateful for my knowledge of God and the healing power of Jesus Christ in my life. Though far far from perfect I do long to better myself and be a good example of Christianity.