Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thoroughly Thursdays with Lisa!

A Man jumped out of a balloon in space, so I thought it was time for the Kranz Sisters to explore the new frontier of blogging. Video Blog!

video
More (better) video blogs will be coming every thursday from the littlest Kranz girl!

Smile!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesdays with Meghan: A Revival

Greetings, I am here to revive the blog. As sisters we have failed. Failed to post monumental, funny, stupid, insignificant, touching, and other blog worthy thoughts, comments, and events. For this we are terribly sorry. As sister #3 I am going to begin my part in reviving this blog. I, Meghan Kranz, promise to blog each Tuesday. Much like Morrie was famous for Tuesdays, I also, want to be known for Tuesdays. I cannot fix my sisters but I can do my part. Right? Hopefully they jump on my bandwagon. :)

The last weekend of September was a beautiful weekend. We were all togethers! 1, 2, 3, &4. That was a beautiful moment. I had not realized how long it had been since we had all been together. The weekend was also not planned...it just kind of happened. Katie, asked me to come and be her assistant for her fabulous weekend of 10 year reunion tailgates and gatherings at the Academy. The big tailgater and football game happened to be on Eileen's birthday, so in true Eileen fashion she believed this tailgate to be a 30th birthday party. Mom and Dad were not going to miss an opportunity to be around Academy shenanigans, and Lisa was uninvited to the weekend. She "had to work". Lisa did not obey. She also showed up. So, in rolls the family thinking we are going to have this fabulous weekend of togetherness but Katie has our weekend planned to a T, and Josh was right behind us keeping us in line. It was a fun party...the class of 02 and the entire Kranz family! Of Course! :)
In the end, it was a wonderful weekend. Katie is an amazing party planner. She orchestrated a flawless weekend of Navy fabulousness.
Yay for being together! I love us.
That's all I have for this Tuesday.


xoxo 
Meghan





Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tell the world I'm coming home....

video
The last 9 months in Afghanistan working for the Rule of Law Field Force with a great group of people.
We're coming home....... 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lisa's Musings: You Can't Always Get What You Want

My awesome age makeup in my most recent production.

"You can't always get what you want.
You can't always get what you want,
but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need"
-The Rolling Stones


I hate this song.



To me, it might as well say “You probably shouldn’t have lofty goals, the odds aren’t good.”
This is probably the most perfect song in the world for an actor/singer/dancer. I won’t always get what I want. Does anyone?

The world of Theatre is one of rejection. I know this all too well. I’m fully aware (and fully prepared) to live a life where I’m told no on a daily basis, and auditioning is the bulk of the work I do.

I want you all to know: I have lofty goals.  I don’t plan on changing that anytime soon.

I’ve chosen the life of a “working actor”, and it will take time and care for me to find my footing. This is totally normal.  As soon as I do get that role I wanted and get to do what I love, its all worth it. I love what I do, letting it break my heart 90% of the time is totally worth it. The things that are posted on a call list or cast list do not have any effect on who I am as a person or negate my talent and training level. 

I ask you, family and friends, to be patient with me and not to lose hope. I won’t always bring the bad news, no one wants to read a blog about the roles I didn’t get.  Even so, I have to be honest.  It won’t always be like this.



 In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to say how incredibly grateful and thankful I am for my family and friends who have supported me through my struggles the past 3 1/2 years.  It has been rough, but I know I'm here for a reason. I have had the privilege to recieve an eduacation in performing arts, and I have every intention of making the most of the knowlege I have and moving forward in the world, letting go of any roadblocks and struggles I had; they have only made me stronger.  This is a point where I can only look back on what I learned here, and make the best of what little time I have left. 

Exciting endeavors to come:


-United Professional Theatre Auditions in Memphis Tenn. (Feb 3rd!)
-Midwest Theatre Auditions (Feb 17th!)
-Running my first ½ marathon! (April 12!)

-Hopefully getting picked up for a second semester of my radio show!
 -My Senior Recital (date is TBA....)
-Sorority Woman of the Year (I’m nominated...The date is TBA!)
-Graduation (MAY 12th!)




Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesdays with Meghan: Stuck in a Rut

Life....is beautiful. It's amazing how through the times when we feel we're at our lowest, God is teaching us things that will bring us to our highest. On September 29th, I had my tonsils removed. Seven days out of school, a struggle for myself, professionally. One Month, no exercise, totally taxing on my body, mentally and physiologically. Meghan is just all off...
I will tell you that even stuck in a rut, the blessings in my life are shinning bright. So many amazing friends have surfaced and been incredible rocks for me, I have a new roommate and I LOVE living with her.


God is good. Life is good. Only following HIS will for me will get me out of this rut.


Song for this time in my life. 
You know the summer time is gone now
All the leaves are on the ground
Everything is turning
Stuck in a rut

You know another year is over
Ad another candle is on the cake
I ain't getting any younger no, no, no
Stuck in a rut
And only you could get me out of this place

[Chorus]
Save me
Give me what I need
I know you can break these chains
And set me free
Save me
Give me what I need
I know you can break these chains
And set me free
Set me free

You know the wintertime is here now
And my poor heart is freezing up
Keep, keep the fire burning, baby
Stuck in a rut
And only you can melt the pain away

[Chorus]

Wishing you were here
'Cause I can't hold on calm me down when I lie awake
All night long

[Chorus]

You know the summer time is gone now
And my poor heart is freezing up

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesdays with Meghan: 8 Months in Review




Hello World, Meghan here: The worst of all Kranz sisters at blogging. Call it a lofty goal but I must hold my feet to the fire or I will continue to be the slacker in the crew. Every Tuesday I have dinner with my parents, giving Tuesdays the title "Tuesdays with Meghan". Catchy, corny, whatever, that is what you are getting....Each Tuesday after dinner with my parents I will write to the world, so grab your evening cup of Tea and each Tuesday get ready for "Tuesdays with Meghan". 
So this Tuesday I must catch myself up. 8 Months ago I wrote a post titled "My amazing Class", where as it did tell you lots about my class and their funny antics, it in no way informed you about Me. So I will not attempt to catch you up on 8 Months of my life.

March
Glenn (Left) Justin (Right) Drumm Run March 6, 2011
* I won 2nd Place overall for Women..ha..not sure there were any other women that day!
March was a fun month....ran a bunch of small races and had a spring break adventure to the beach with some girl friends!

April
Ran a half marathon (with Glenn from Picture above) PR time of 1:58:17. Amazing day. Enough said.
For Easter I visited Katie in Annapolis, have to get all the time we can in with Katie because we new she'd be leaving for Afghanistan sometime in the summer.

May
I did not do a whole lot in May other than run. I was training for the San Diego marathon at the beginning of June. Glenn (from the picture above) slowly moved his way into my life during April/May...he's still around. ;)
Being a runner himself, he understood the time and effort it took to train for a marathon. He was there for me every weekend, riding a bike with a back pack of waters. A.MAZ.ING. I knew he was a keeper then! :) 

June
San Diego Marathon! Amazing Race. I went out there with my friend Melissa, who ran the race too. After minor run ins with the Medics at the race, it was a wonderful race and experience. Great weekend, great 2nd Marathon. Ready for my next one.



One of the sweet Kiddos affected by the tornado!

Corrin Loved staying with the Sherrif!
In June, I also spent time down in Joplin helping with the cleanup down there. That tornado hit real close to home. Joplin is right outside of the town where I went to college, so I have lots of memories and friends down in Joplin. One of my dear friends works for the County Sherrifs Dept down in Joplin. He let us stay with him during our days of service. I went down with Glenn, Justin, Corrin, Molly, and Kara. We went down two separate times. Once we helped with clean up in homes and the 2nd time they needed teachers to help with free daycare that the YMCA had available to families in need. 

July
Vacation time!I went to Hilton Head with the family and a float trip with Glenn and his friends! 
Rough life in Hilton Head!






At the end of the Month (on my birthday actually) Kara, Eileen, Corrin, and I ran the warrior dash. Jumping over fire, crawling through mud, over ropes, and up hills...we were definitely warriors by the end!


Non Warriors
Warriors!
August
Sisters Road Trip! Eileen had been in Hilton Head, then drove to Kansas and was with us there all of July! She had to drive back to Boston at some point and so after a trip to Costco and Trader Joes we were ready for a sisters road trip with stops in Saint Louis and New Jersey. 
Katie was preparing to go overseas in New Jersey. This was our favorite pit stop on our trip! It was wonderful to see Katie and give her one last send off (She did not actually leave for another month though).

August/September/October
Lumping all of these into one because it all runs together in my brain. School has started. Full force, with a new group of kiddos! Loved my kiddos last year, but I know that God has placed this new group in my life for a reason! I love them already and know we're going to do great things together!
I love this time of year. I'm usually training for some sort of race...this year I am not. Last week I had my tonsils removed which is going to keep me from running for the next month. So I am on a break from running. I miss it and you can be sure i'll be back at it in November. :) 
In September I moved to a new house. I loved my old home and roommate but the house was tiny!Molly and I both needed more space. Miss her dearly. 
My new home is lovely and only like a mile from my old place...so life has not changed too much! 

Molly, Kara, and I on a summer night out!

Glenn's Birthday!

Sisters golfing!

My Birthday!

 Here are other random pictures since March. 











Love My life and all those who bless it daily!