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Friday, April 20, 2012

Before I get engaged . . .

Before getting engaged I'm going to have to find a guy that will do all these things with me:

For my engagement announcement I want to have a picture of me and my fiance holding a noose with the caption "We're tying the knot!"  I understand that even if the guy is all right with this his mother/father might not be... honestly my parents might not even be perfectly on board with that idea.  They'd still let me do it though, they like making me happy whether that means a noose in my engagement pictures or zombies (which I'm still thinking about doing as well.)  So if I find that perfect guy who is willing to do this with me but his mother isn't we'll just have to do it in secret and give his parents a different engagement announcement.

Another idea for engagement pictures as you can see from the last paragraph is a zombie apocalypse.  I mean come on people, what says love better than fighting zombies together?  And the caption could be something like, "I would still marry you even if you weren't the last man on earth" or "Since you're not infected with cravings for brains I guess you'll do."

I also thought about switching the gender roles in my engagement pictures.  I would wear a fake mustache and manly clothes while my fiance wore a dress.  And we would pose that way too with me dipping him, or carrying him baby style, or giving him a piggy back ride, or even one with my arm around him and him leaning into me.

I've also just loved the idea of having a bunch of awkward engagement photos.  Like the classic standing stiff side by side with horrified looks on our face.  I also like sticking our tongues out at each other like spoiled children.  Or me tied up and laying on train tracks while he prowls over me with the typical fake mustache, top hat, and trench coat.  Another idea is a Mexican stand off picture (which would probably be best to take for the wedding photos with the bridesmaids and groomsmen.)  I would also like a picture of us awkwardly touching fingers, dancing with each other by barely touching each others shoulders and sticking our butts out, and stiffly sitting next to each other with our hands on the others knees.

More pictures I need are: a Spiderman kiss picture, and yes I want my man upside down hanging from a tree by his legs!  A jumping on the bed in excitement picture with my best friend McKenna, and my Mom.

Also, I want a NEON wedding, yes NEON!!!  Crazy you say?  I think not!  My bridesmaids will all have different neon colored dresses (like in the background) and my flowers will look like this!
And with a neon wedding I can have AWESOME decorations!  Plus we could have a dance party with black lights which would make me dress look stunning!
If I don't have a neon wedding then I would probably want my colors to be green, black, and white or blue and yellow.  I guess it all probably depends on what time of year I get married.

I've never thought about my ring before, but I figured this post is a good enough time to start thinking about it.  In my ideal world where it wouldn't be weird to have a Triforce wedding ring that is what I would want, but unfortunately we do not live in that world, so the next best thing is just a plain triangular wedding ring.  Which I actually think look very pretty and classy.  (Alright, I may have lied on the actually wanting a Triforce wedding ring, as cool as that would be, even that is a little too over the top nerdy for me.  But I do really love triangular wedding rings, I think they are beautiful!)

I'm actually really flexible on everything I just said.  This whole blog post is just a lie, because when the day comes that I find "the one" none of this will matter.  I will probably have any kind of wedding, any kind of ring, take any kind of pictures and I will love everything simply because I am marrying the man of my dreams.  So disregard everything I said, I was simply bored and wanted to post something, and this just happened to be what I was thinking about.
(Also Mother, DON'T PANIC! I'm not planning on getting married anytime soon.  I'm not even dating anyone right now.)

BFA continued...

Once upon a time, in a land called Cedar City, there was a beautiful and talented girl with a rocking personality named Amanda Dayton.  (Sorry, did that sound conceited? WELL I DON'T CARE BECAUSE I MADE IT INTO THE BFA PROGRAM! WOOT WOOT!)
The End.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I have not posted in a long while, and let me tell you why:

Once upon a time there was a girl named Amanda Anne Dayton, and she was a very busy person.  She was working on two Directing II shows as well as preparing for a very stressful audition that will determine the rest of her experience at college.  This audition was for the BFA program (bachelor of fine arts in case you were wondering...) and if she doesn't get into this program she is going to be devastated.

So let me catch you up on my life:

Like I said I'm working on two Directing II shows.  I'm in a piece called the Kiss of Death written by Dory Peacock which is being directed by Nate Marble, and then I'm also in a piece called A Simple Difference of Tastes written by Karina Bolton (soon to be Karina LeBaron) which is being directed by Marco Vega.  I'm loving both of the scripts and am so excited to perform them.  Nate's piece is about James (who's being played by Josh Durfey), a successful musician who's been on tour for a couple months who is finally coming home to his wife Kayla (who's me!)  The plot is basically just Josh and I trying to have sex, but unfortunately people keep showing up at our apartment and Josh's character can't get them to leave.  It ends with a huge group of people in our living room arguing while I tell my husband that I'm pregnant.  

Marco's piece is about a girl named Kami (who I am playing), who has just recently dumped her long term boyfriend (more like almost fiance boyfriend, who is being played by Nate Allred) and is trying to get an acting job but keeps getting shut down everywhere she goes.  It's a series of 4 scenes interspersed with her pathetic vlog posts.  Vlog post, meeting with a Director about a commercial, pigging out in her apartment when her brother comes over, meeting with another Director who says he wanted to get to know her but ends up being her ex-boyfriend Eric offering her a job, vlog post, brother coming over to her apartment to give her a puppy (which was originally supposed to be a cat but we couldn't find a cat to work with so we're using Marco's roommates puppy instead.)  Pretty much the play was supposed to end with me becoming a sort of cat-lady, but now it's a puppy-lady.  It's a good script, full of awkwardness and quirkiness that is just too hard to explain in this post.

So while I've been working on these two shows, I had also been preparing for my BFA audition, which was yesterday.  I did a monologue called Dating:

I'm a wonderful person. . . I know that sounds vain, but I am!  I really truly am!  I'm neat, I'm clean, I hardly ever pitch a fit or raise my voice at people or animals, I read all the best selling books, and I. . . I am coming on to strong here.  I'm scaring you, I can see that. . . We all have our faults, right?  We all do!  Maybe you beat your cat or run over turtles on the highway, or maybe it's not even a spiteful thing.  Maybe you just always buy the wrong laundry detergent when you go to the grocery store and you could just kick yourself for not being able to remember and. . . Anyway, I have trouble remembering people's names, it's not like I do it on purpose, it's just my thing, my one great flaw!  And people, people come down on you for that. . . I think you're a wonderful person.  And I know this is our third date, and who knows, maybe we'll spend the rest of our lives together. . . or not. . . But before we go any further, I have something to confess. . . I can't remember your name.

I absolutely love that monologue!  All the ellipsis spaces are filled with awkward laughs and long pauses.  It's a great monologue to perform.

Then I sang I Know Things Now from Into the Woods and A Way Back To Then from [Title of Show].  I felt so good about my audition!  I walked out of the room and just thought "Man, I just kicked some BFA butt!"

Today is the dance audition for BFA.  I'm not nervous for it like I was for the singing audition though.  I just feel more comfortable in dancing auditions then when I have to sing (which doesn't make any sense because I'm way better at singing then I am at dancing.)  So after the dance audition today at 4:30 I get to wait till next Monday before they post their decisions.  I'm already freaking out!  It's too long of a wait!  Unfortunately, I am not capable of forcing them to speed up the choosing process so I just have to keep my fingers crossed until Monday.

And that's pretty much my life as of late.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Life Without A Laptop

Just in case you were wondering, No, I have not been slacking on blogging.  I simply didn't have a computer.  My laptop crashed about a month ago and I've been having to go to the library whenever I needed to do something and using McKenna's when I needed to check quick things.  So I haven't exactly had the means to keep updating my blog.

But yesterday my Mother and sisters stopped by my college dorm on their way to St. George and dropped off a new laptop!  Huzzah!

So now I can continue on in my regular life, which involves a laptop... a lot actually.  I never realized how much I use my computer for completely mindless things.  After not having a computer for a couple weeks made me realize how much I am on my laptop; which is almost always.  Without the access to a computer though I did accomplish a lot.  I read a total of 7 books, and... nope I didn't accomplish anything else.  Just that.

Anyway this blog is really going absolutely nowhere.  So I'll just end it here.