What’s Going On? is a summary of my life as it currently is. It’s written on the 7th* of every month and is a summary of the previous month – so I’m writing this in August as a reflection of July. This month features: the NZIFF, rehearsals, chicken nuggets, and antibiotics.
SEEING THINGS IN THE NZIFF
Well, I saw two things. Very poor effort. I saw the Spookers documentary which was AMAZING. I loved every single second of it and desperately want to watch it again. The other thing I saw in the festival was The Inland Road which was very beautifully shot.
WORKING ON DYNAMOTION D.I.S.C.O
Dynamotion time is my favourite time of the year. If you don’t know who Dynamotion are, they’re what I would describe as a comedic dance troupe who tell stories through interpretive dance. This year’s show was all about a disco dancing championship set in the 70’s and they completely rip into Saturday Night Fever. Last year’s show was Mia Blonde in Ice Dagger which was a piss take of Bond films. Dynamotion are very good at what they do and it’s always a joyous time for me when I get to work with them. It was an incredible show.
I’ve been very sick lately. Three weeks ago I had a cold that lasted for a few days but the past two weeks I’ve just had a constant cough that feels like it’ll never go away. I’ve tried basically everything, every type of medication and cough syrup around the sun. My doctor prescribed me some antibiotics so HOPEFULLY they work. I honestly just want this to end.
For a really cool show called OTHER [Chinese] which is part of Q Theatre’s Matchbox season for new and emerging works. It’s a really exciting show and I’m really excited to be a part of it and help it come to life.
I CAN’T STOP EATING:
A LOT OF FROZEN FOOD
As part of the new segment on this blog where I eat frozen microwaveable meals every week and review them. No one asked for this and I know that, but I just needed a hobby. It’s ridiculous how boring my life is because my only hobby is eating.
I honestly have the tastebuds of a 5 year old, and to prove it, the cashier at the supermarket saw my groceries and asked if I was going to a children’s birthday party.
Because I’ve been real sick lately, I’ve relied on this service to get food in me. I know I need to stop though because I desperately need to save money.
I’VE BEEN USING:
ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR
I swear by this serum. It makes my skin so soft and smooth, it’s lovely. I’ve also been using the night foam face wash which is equally just as amazing.
GIRL UNDISCOVERED UNDER THE WATERFALL CRYSTAL CLEANSING WATER
Is the most pretentious name for a product ever, it’s basically micellar water (which I LOVE and don’t know what I did before its existence) with rose quartz crystals in it. I love putting it on after a long days work, it makes me feel so luxurious and rich.
GEES LINCTUS COUGH MIXTURE
It honestly tastes like death but I’ve found it’s the only cough syrup that’s even come close to easing my cough.
I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO:
SAL VALENTINE & THE BABYSHAKES
Mainly because my flatmate has been playing them quite a bit, but I really love them.
As a result of working on Dynamotion D.I.S.C.O. Can’t stop listening to He’s The Greatest Dancer by Sister Sledge and Heart of Glass by Blondie.
HAIM’S NEW ALBUM
IT’S SO GOOD. Little Of Your Love is a work of art.