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[12 Oct 2004|07:16pm]

October 12, 1998

Six years ago today, Matthew Shepard was murdered for being homosexual.

What will you do to end the silence?

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Ok, so update later. Just had to do this before I forgot.
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[18 Sep 2004|06:36pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

I wish I had the money for those exspensive, yet great tickets...but I don't. And even though it could be a Christmas present, I don't want to make my family pay THAT much money just so I can see the last performance from my idol (because no matter what I say, you all know she always has and always will be). I wish I had that kind of money, but I don't. And I just got to thinking about the Brooklyn party that my family was invited to. Can't go because it's a school night and I have rehearsal. Top that with the fact that I'm sick and you can pretty much call this a bad weekend. Now off to the land of homework...that neverending world.

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[18 Sep 2004|01:58pm]
[ mood | sick ]


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[06 Sep 2004|11:50am]
Ok, so you know how everybody posts their end of summer posts at the end of summer? Yeah, well I was too lazy for that, and I'm still not doing it yet...but it's coming, just know that. Anyways today is off to a bumpy start. I've cried...3 times already. On the plus hand I have Walk on the Ocean to ease my troubled mind. Life is fucking hard, and what's worse is Africa...it's just too big to memorize!

Ooh and ::points at icon:: I win.
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Stephanie Answeres YOUR Questions [27 Aug 2004|04:43pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Welcome Stephanie Fans of all ages! I hope that you guys enjoy the answers to these questions because they were all questions that at times, you yourself had asked. So enjoy!

Oh, and I changed the tenses because, well it seemed like the best idea at the time; but ultimately it just sounds rather odd. Enjoy though!

1. What does Stephanie like on her hot dogs?
Nothing. I like them plain.

2. What kind of car does Stephanie drive?
I don't have a car- don't need one living in NYC. In fact, I've never owned a car my whole life.

3. What are Stephanie's favorite dream roles?
Well, it's entirely possible that I am either already playing my dream role(s) or that my dream role hasn't been written yet. I'd love to play Mary Poppins when it comes to Broadway, but you already know that. And even if it's on a smaller scale, I'd love to play Eliza in My Fair Lady, Florence in Chess, and Molly in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

4. What is Stephanie's favorite flavor of ice cream?
Depends on the brand. Ben & Jerry's: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Vanilla Caramel Fudge. Haagen Dazs: Vanilla Fudge, Vanilla, or Butter Pecan. Baskin Robbins: Chocolate Chip. And in the Haagen Dazs stores, which have flavors you can't get in stores, I like their Brownies A La Mode or Belgian Chocolate Chocolate. But really, there's not many ice cream flavors that I don't like.

5. What's the story behind that favorite pink bag she carries?
It's a purse that was given to me at a pre-Tony PR function. I've only been carrying it since June, and will probably only use it through the rest of the summer.

6. What is Stephanie's most embarassing moment?
Probably at the Spelling Bee in 7th grade when I stood onstage, with a really bad perm, and in my nervousness misspelled "boomerang." Good thing none of you were born yet.

7. What is the one thing Stephanie wants us to know, that she's sure we don't know?
It's not just the fourth season of "The Simpsons" that is my favorite- also the fifth. In fact, seasons 3-8 are all pretty great and "The Simpsons" is one of my favorite television shows- others include "The Larry Sanders Show," "It's Garry Shandling's Show," "News Radio," "MASH," "The Honeymooners," "Titus," "Bernie Mac," "Mr. Show with Bob and David," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Arrested Development," "Sports Night," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Freaks and Geeks," "Soap," and "Spongebob Squarepants."

8. What is Stephanie's favorite song? To sing?
I love so many different kinds of music and so I could never choose just one as a favorite. Same with singing- and some of the songs I enjoy singing shouldn't be heard by anyone else, so it's pointless to include them here.

9. What is Stephanie's weirdest fan experience?
Fortunately, there haven't been too many truly strange encounters. I did get a letter from one fan, though, who seemed to comment a little too familiarly on my smile and physique... that was a little odd.

10. Would Stephanie ever want to give a concert?
Absolutely, yes! I've pretty much given up hope on Ars Nova asking me to do a show there, so I'm trying to casually put together one myself, maybe at a venue like Don't Tell Mama, although, I'd like to find a space with video capabilities. But if and when I do one, I will let you guys know.

11. What is Stephanie's secret to keeping her hair so shiny?
It's not really a secret- it could be my conditioner (Nexxus Humectress) or my pre-blow dry cream (Rusk Wired) or the finishing cream (Frizz Ease Secret Weapon and Bed Head After Party)

12. Who would Stephanie rather be more like, Lucy or Kate?
Who is Stephanie really more like?
Probably Kate.

13. What is Stephanie's favorite color?
Depends on my mood, but I enjoy purples + blues.

14. What are Stephanie's favorite flowers?
I love irises because they remind me of my wedding bouquet.

15. What Stephanie's favorite thing about being in "Avenue Q"?
Being considered part of the Broadway community.

16. Does Stephanie have any plans for the future?
Home-wise, getting my bathroom remodeled and cleaning out my closets...personal-wise, planning my next vacation (hopefully in the winter) and catching up with my personal correspondence...career-wise, doing some writing, planning a potential solo cabaret show, and trying to get auditions for the next project.

17. Is there anything that Stephanie would like her fan club to do?
Enjoy your youth while it lasts!

18. What's Stephanie's favorite Broadway show?
It would be difficult to choose one all-time favorite, so I'll give you my most recent favorites: My most favorite origional musical was "Urinetown" and my most recent favorite musical revival was "Assassins."

19. Who out of all the actresses currently on Broadway does Stephanie most admire?
I admire all of teh ensemble gals (+guys) that I've met at events like Easter Bonnet- some of the hardest working, most talented people you'll ever meet, especially my pals over at Fiddler (we did "Avenue Jew" with them).

20. What's the one thing Stephanie wants to say to her fans?
Thanks for all the support!

Well, that's it...hope you kids enjoyed, I know I did!

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Part 3 [23 Aug 2004|10:36am]
Okay, part 3...Avenue Q and the afterwards with Holly...and the TRAIN RIDE FROM HELL.
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YAY!!! ENTRY DONE! Pictures are coming. and CONGRATS SHOSHANNA BEAN! Miss Bean is now the new standby for Elphaba, I knew you could do it honey!

<3 Maria

Ps, until I come home I can't put this under a cut!
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FRIENDS ONLY [24 Jun 2004|04:26pm]

Just word to the people...this journal is now friends only because I don't feel like leaving my journal open for the world to read. So if you're not on the list and want to be added just leave a comment!

The swankified picture was made by..me...so credit must be given. Lol it used to be Eden, and then Mattosh (Matt Caplan Joshua Kobak), then there was my Rocky Horror love, and now because I'm soooo high on Stephanie love...it's Stephanie...so enjoy! Actually I'm always high on my love for Mother Stephanie...but I am changing the friends only picture...this one is crazy.
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Good Morning All [22 Jun 2004|10:46pm]
So...this is the beginning...of a very annoying journal entry...life is the same, not changed at all...I'm in Godspell in case you didn't know I'm singing Bless the Lord...I'm taking "lessons" from IM and SB (Idina Menzel and Shoshana Bean (which, I spelled right on my own, thank you very much!) because they are riffy, soulful, and rockified and I really feel that if I take some of what they got and combine it with what I got I might really have something...I don't know if I can make it work...but we'll hope that I can pull this off and make it fun! So in short, I miss my Holla and I'm going to New York on Sunday to rush Wicked for Eden with Ally...we'll so get it!
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Cool New Quiz [21 Jun 2004|04:54pm]

Which Broadway Hottie Will You Date etc.?
Favourite Color
Your favorite musical is Godspell
You are dating Cary Shields
You are having an affair with Barrett Foa
You are married to Matt Caplan
You are selling drugs to Joshua Kobak
You have a HUGE crush on Cary Shields
This quiz by deeisadiva - Taken 4 Times.
New! Get Free Horoscopes from Kwiz.Biz

I made this quiz and let me tell you...there is no BAD result. Here is what one satisfied customer had to say
Steph: Maria, you just rock!
So please take it, love it, and pass it on...ooh and besides that I have many different people for just about everything because I have a few different fav colors...but take it and enjoy!
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New York City [20 Jun 2004|01:26pm]
So this entry is a mix of today and yesterday. Let's start with yesterday. Yesterday I went to NY to go and see Sly Fox which is a play staring a lot of people who are famous. Overall the play was very fun, but very overdone. Sorry Olivia but I did not like Rachel York. The only 3 characters that I liked were Simon Able (Eric Stoltz) because he was cunning, clever, NOT overdone, and I just really liked his style, Foxwell Sly (Richard Dreyfuss) (although Able was in more of it then Sly...thank you very much), and Mrs. Truckle (Elizabeth Berkley). All of them never went overboard...or at least not that much. But also with that I have a great Eden story...ok...I saw her...and she was wearing clothing...and that's it! lol

So today basically I'm just hammering out plans for the Brooklyn fundraiser (what we can and cannot do), picking monolgoues, and talking to Ally...I've spent a lot of my day talking to Ally...you have no idea...we're crazy. So I better go and pick monologues and read my plays becuase I need to because time is ticking. Tick...tick...boom!
PS you know how my font got big on my internet a while ago (Holly does, I know)...it's back like that again.
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[18 Jun 2004|06:50pm]
[ mood | indescribable ]

At this current point in my life life seems trivial...like I just got this feeling that in the long run nothing matters. This is good because when life sucks and bad things happen you know that it won't matter, but when good stuff happens...does it matter? And maybe this wave of thinking is only because today was really not the best day that there ever was for me....I was tired, and angry, and sad....and really just a soap opera minus the death and love triangles. I mean sometimes I just get so tangeled in the small things in life and that just gets to me and then the rest of the day is fucked and....well, I think it's easy to see that life is not treating me the best today...I just don't see why life has to not be perfect and why it has to hurt sometimes.........and to top it all off I haven't talked to Holly in forever and I'm really really starting to miss her...what I'm going to do next year when she's in college I'll never know...so I guess I better stop writing this, get ready for tomorrow, and pick a monologue before I break down in tears or smash my computer into bits, or something.

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SHP....2 days done [15 Jun 2004|11:05pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Well I didn't update yesterday, but I should have. I'll just say this SHP....I love it! I always have and I know I always will. I totally hate one of the campers but the rest is really fine. So yesterday we got our parts. I'm technically playing Joanne but I'm really playing Maria...it's a long story but we're being ourselves. I get to sing 'Oh Bless the Lord My Soul' which should be fun because me and that song don't always get along that well, but we'll work it out and it will be fun, fine, and (hopefully) perfect. So today we went to go see Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat...yeah, it wasn't so good. But my friend let me borrow Taboo and Mamma Mia so it's all good. Latley I've made a lot of icons and one banner all having to do with Eden...if you want to see them just let me know and I'll show them to you! So basically life is just good!
a diva named maria...not eden
lol, I've had so many icons made for it and one banner made by myself that I couldn't resist
PS my new icon for lj is made by me...it's eden in case you didn't know.

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I Can Do Better... [14 Jun 2004|10:06pm]
[ mood | Other...lol ]

So today was better then yesteday...I'd have to honestly say that life is good...even my hair is not oily anymore because I just washed it, so it even smells good. Things with my friends got a little better...well really better for one, better with the other. Plus my music situation is getting better...well not with stupid CDs that are really real...all the stores around here have nothing...oh well. SHP is tomorrow and that's exciting....well exciting and nerve racking...what's my part? I have no idea...but right now that doesn't matter. RENT in Spanish is quite interesting...it doesn't quite fit and the audience doesn't seem to find anything funny...also people are singing at different pases and everybody seems to be the same person and soundmore opera then rock but whatever...es muy interesante! Adios!
muchas besas!

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Everything is Only For Now....Right? [13 Jun 2004|10:35pm]
[ mood | discontent ]

So nothing could have been better about today. I spent the entire day with 3 of my girls (Caroline, Maria Lisa, and Kate). We saw Harry Potter (for me it was my second time but the second time prooved to be better then the first) and then afterwards got pizza and ran into a shaggy 8-year-old...but that's another story. Then I come home and once again am faced with a problem I've been having...these two people used to be my friends, but now they're close and I'm not close with either of them. I just lost contact and seeing them not being friends with me all of a sudden got to me right now. During the school year it didn't much matter because I was busy with school and I was making new friends but now...it just bothers me. But today was really the kicker because I used to be on this one girl's userprofile and she took me off and it was just the final straw...so I'm starting project re-friendization...hopefully I'll be able to regain their friendship...especially because I have to spend the entire day with one of them on the 18th and I'd rather we be friends at the start of that day. So right now I guess I'm off to go and listen to For Now because I'm feeling pretty down...thank God for Avenue Q.

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NYC, Rent, and Me [12 Jun 2004|09:09pm]
Today was a day that I thought would be carefree and simple, but it wasn't...the journey was difficult but the rewards were sweet.
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Nothing [11 Jun 2004|04:36pm]
As promised here are some of the pics from the 30th...the rest will come...

[IMG]http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/v149/deeisadiva/Maria_Olivia_Kristin.jpg [/IMG]
Olivia, Kristin, and I

[IMG]http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/v149/deeisadiva/Maria_Idina.jpg [/IMG]
Idina and I

So then tonight I had another dream...but I'll tell you all about it at another time because I have to finish my purse so that I can go and see Rent tomorrow!
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Last Night I Had A Dream... [09 Jun 2004|11:53pm]
Hence the icon...needed something that included Idina, my Maureen. My dream is long and could never happen ever in a million years, it would be nice though. It definitely fits the term: Fantasies Coming True. Ooh but OT, today I got a cute pink purse and my Dad said he wanted to go see Avenue Q...maybe it doesn't suck to be me.
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Born2shine87: why r people so stupid sometimes [08 Jun 2004|10:33pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

So days have gone by and nothing really memorable of recording has occured...except for that I've gotten kinda deep in my descriptions and I want to record this memorable part of my life. So a few days ago I went to Hershey Park and that was fun. It was really hot and sunny and I got like 5% more tan...you could only tell because my feet are slightly lighter then my legs...thanks to Caroline for pointing it out to me because I would not have noticed. So today I started out by doing a little yoga and some arm stuff because I have no arm strength and I really want to tone my arms. Well, after a little pain I felt like I could move on with my day (too bad it's night and I'll probably do something...maybe some crunches...or maybe just a quick srtetch). So today I figured out what I'll read this summer and have started to figure out what I'm going to wear to Rent this saturday (did I mention I'm going to see Rent this Saturday with Heather?). Well I am...and in case I haven't said this before, life sucks...but the more you learn to deal with it the better it becomes. Friends suck sometimes, but seeing as they're a part of life that too can be dealt with. "Life goes on full of surprises" Q
xo, me

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IDINA AHHHHHHHHHHH [06 Jun 2004|09:09pm]
So today is the Tonys...and let's just say it's been a ride.
Raul lost....and Wicked didn't win a lot....and Avenue Q did....but that's fine...everything is fine
What really got me was Idina's song....I was crying so hard. First it was because she wasn't the best, then it was because I was afriad people wouldn't like her, and then it was because I was afriad she wouldn't win and I tried to convince myself that she wouldn't, but I only cried harder. Finally I had to wipe my face and just tell myself things would be okay....and then I was fine...but the night isn't over yet (I;'m writing this while watching if you couldn't tell)...I'll cry buckets.
To illistrate my point
GlindatheGood22: Haha you sound like her mom: She liked Dee? She was soo nervous! ;-So scared!
Anyways, Assassins was good...neil patrick haris...can we say hot?
Joe Mantello got it! I'm so proud for him! I think if he was nominated for Wicked he would of won...but I don't care...I'm proud of him!
Avenue Q preformance...Steph went for the word! You go girl! It was soo cute and I only wish they could have showcased John a bit more...but people enjoyed...they clapped...I was happy. They rocked and people told me so, so I'm happy. Still Steph....that took guts gal!
Phylicia won! WOO HOO! She made history....she rocks my socks, I love her so much! I'm proud of you....and for having a great speach!
I'm glad for Mayes...he's did a lot of work in my home town and I just take him as a great role model because he did work here and he won a Tony...yay
Damn, Hugh is hot! He struts on that stage...and can dance well. Those long legs...that mic....lol. Those higs and but moved well...wow he really dances across that stage. He's not the best signer...btu his acting and everything just complete this role. He is totally gyrating....he is sooo hot....thrust it. I feel like a lil sex in the city...lol. What's he doing with Sarah. Are you a dancer? No. She is not expecting this. Shall we do something? It depends. She's lap danced for Matt...she did. Poor girl...he just grabbed his crotch. Wow...that was entertaining...he was great!
Just found out my fucking tape isn't recording picture...only sound. Great...luckily I know my friends will all offer to give me copies and make me feel loved...still I'm pissed off here!
Good job for Assassins winning best revival. It's good and Neil is hot.
Okay, so Anna didn't win Best Play...yes this is sad but I Am My Own Wife is supposed to be soo good. I'm sad for Anna because I actually read that and fell in love with it...nobody seemed to get it, but I found it brillant and I hope that one day it will have a life of its own and win the aclaim that it really deserves. But that's my Anna rant. I'll stop that now.
The songstress and songster. Tony was good...messed up the words and was a little dull...but was good. Now Mary, she was entertaining...she should record that song...not play it on Broadway, oh God no, but record it yes because she can sing it and make it sound good. Not give it the proper acting (I don't even think she knows it's context in the show), but I think that she could do a good job with it. Good job Mary!
OMG IDINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg, I, a not crying but am...at a total loss for words and am gasping just like Idina always does and i just can't help it. I AM SO PROUD OF HER! She won and I couldn't be prouder or happier or......you go girl! I am at a total and complete loss for words and I can't express myself at all...she won...all that was wrong has now been righted...Elphaba won. And her speach...she loves Taye, she really does. And he loves her because he was crying...that doesn't happen for just anybody...he loves her so much and...OMG SHE WON! I don't want to rub this in but I just can't...I told myself Donna would win (I guess she told herself that) and when she won I just screamed and I haven't been able to talk since then...she won...my Idina won...my darling actress won...I've always said she should...she gets better every time...she....OMG I just....OMG....she won! I'm sorry for all the people reading this, i just can't verbalize how happy I am. She deserves it with all the growth she's been through as an actress...she's sooo amazing....I just love her so much and I feel special to have seen her on Broadway 5 times and I just love her more then I should! I LOVE YOU IDINA...I'M SOOO PROUD FOR YOU!
Ooh I forgot best musical....avenue q won....yay, yet no! I love the show...but no...it was not then....whatever Idina won!
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I have no title... [05 Jun 2004|12:27pm]
So first of all...today I wrote a Tony poem
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