Bla Bla Land: A Hollywood Love Story will be released every Monday.

Every Wednesday will be the weekly blog.

I decided to change the day for Bla Bla Land because I miss writing my regular blog. So I hope two posts a week is okay with everyone.

I want to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Ramadan. We are 19 days in. It has been tough. My days are long and my spiritual connection is lacking. This week, I tried to engage in spirituality by watching some spiritual videos as well as having conversations with God. I feel like God wanted to connect because I was told by multiple people about how they wake up every day and thank God for another day. I thought to myself, I need to do this more often so I have been trying to implement this into my routine and I do feel better. I will say that I have been feeling strange this week. Writing Bla Bla Land has been bringing all of these emotions up to the surface. I have been feeling passionless which is strange because in the past I have been super passionate about my interests. I haven’t had success in many of my passions and now I don’t feel motivated to do anything anymore. I guess as I am getting older, I wonder what the point of anything is. As a human, I think I will always be looking for purpose and fulfillment. I don’t know. I haven’t made sense of my feelings yet. Maybe this is growth? Maybe this is what it feels like to just live? Although I am not sure if I am content but otherwise confused. I feel empty without ambition but I think I need to learn to just ebb and flow.

Radium Girls by Burbank High School

Also, I have been keeping up with Johnny Depp’s trial. I want him to win and I hope the allegations are not true!

Last week was Spring break! I was thrilled to rest because I was utterly exhausted from work. My bones were aching and my eyes were heavy. I spent a great deal of time just sleeping. It was the second week of Ramadan, which added to my tiredness. I would have no food or water from sunrise to sunset. I would wake up at 4am to have breakfast, which would add to my tiredness. I would sleep in till twelve, which I never do. I couldn’t help but feel like I was wasting time but what else was I going to do when I am fasting? I did have some productive days spent getting my nails done, cleaning my room, writing for the Bla Bla Land series, reading some of my books, and just resting. I still worked at the restaurant in the evenings

I went to a play for the first time in years. It was a high school play that was being showcased at a professional theater space. The play was called Radium Girls by Burbank High School and presented at the Colony theater. There were a few hiccups finding the theater but eventually, I made it. I was twenty minutes late for the show. I sneaked in and sat at the back of the theater because I didn’t want to draw attention to myself.

When I first saw the ad for Radium Girls, I googled the story. It was based on a true story from the 1920s. These women were working at a factory that produced watches. They were to add glow-in-the-dark paint to the watches. They were told to put the paint in their mouths in order to get the tip of the brush to be pointy. They had no idea that paint had radium in it which killed more than thirty women. It was a slow and painful death too. One of the girls lost her jaw, another lost her feet and then they would eventually die. The factory denied that these girls were getting sick from the factory which started a huge lawsuit.

It was a great play, especially for high school students. They all knew their lines and did a wonderful job. They kept the set simple. They used these metal doorways but no actual door being there as well as some chairs. The cast never left the stage if they weren’t in the scene instead they would around the circular stage. There was some cool singing and some creative blocking choices. I enjoyed it but I couldn’t help but notice how impatient I was getting. I wasn’t bored but my attention span was defiantly not great. It was about two hours with one 12-minute intermission. Overall, it was a wonderful and affordable play.

Love,

Frshta

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