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Sunday, November 12, 2006


ROOMATE WANTED (male or female) to share 3-bedroom apartment in downtown Normal. Free heat and water. Broadband internet. Rent is $300 per month. The only utility you would have pay is the electric bill, which would be split three ways, along with the internet/cable would be split two ways, since my other roomate does not use the internet since he doesn't have a computer. The apartment includes one bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen. The available room also has a walk-in closet. Lots of storage space. The apartment is in a great location, especially for college students. It's EXTREMELY close to ISU campus, within walking distance. It's close to shops and restaurants. I enjoy living here. I'm a very nice, normal guy. I'm 25 years old. I work for State Farm Insurance and may be taking classes at ISU again soon. I act in plays in my spare time. I majored in Acting at ISU. I'm also gay. I like to say that out front, just so people know. Not that it matters. Just so you know. Aka, if you have a problem with it, this probably isn't the place for you. Not that I flaunt it. I'm a pretty quiet, private person. I'm looking for someone who is responsible and dependable. The other roomate is a straight male, around my age. He's in and out of the apartment alot. The room will be available on December 15th. If you're interested, simply repond and let me know. :o)

Current mood: determined

Friday, July 7, 2006


Isn't it amazing how your life can change totally in a blink of an eye? I've spent the last nine months or so getting to know someone. I recently discovered it wasn't going to work out. Out of the blue, I meet one of the most amazing people I think I've ever met and we've started dating. It's moving along rather fast, but I've been very happy...happier than I've been in a long time. His name's Andrew. He's 22 and ADORABLE. I know some of you are probably reading this (If you bothered to read it at all) and just saying who cares. Well, I do. And it's my journal and I can write what I want, so there! Muahahahaha!!! Anyway, it's not like I'm not still dealing with problems, but I really like Andrew and it's been wonderful so far.

Current mood: bouncy

Saturday, June 24, 2006


Ok, so I haven't updated in awhile, so I thought I would. I hate to write about all my problems in livejournal because then I think people are thinking, what a whiner he is. Does he think he's the only one with problems?!? Well, I know I'm not, but things have been kind of tough. Granted, some good things have been happening too. I'll start with the good. As a brieflly mentioned before, I've started to date someone new. This is a very big deal for me. I haven't dated in a very long time. He's an incredible guy. We're taking it slow and I'm not totally sure where it's going, but I do know that when he's around, I'm happier than I've been in a very long time. As happy as I am to be dating him, I'm also scared. Scared of eventually being rejected/hurt. I know that's a risk you have to take whenever dating someone new, but I was really hurt by my ex boyfriend. It's also difficult because he lives two hours away, so we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. But it's been good too. Another very exciting thing is that I am going to see Barbra Streisand in concert at the United Center in Chicago on November 7. I just ordered my ticket last week. I paid an UNGODLY amount for it, but it's always been a dream of mine to see Barbra in concert, as gay as that sounds...lol. So I just decided that I'm going. Now I just need to save up money for the train/hotel, ect. I have five months to do that though, so it should be fine. As for the not so good, I'm still have health problems with my jaw alignment. I have yet another sinus infection. I know I need to have that surgery that the oral surgeon I saw was telling me about. However, before I can have the surgery, I need to have braces put on and wear them for nearly 2 years. First of all, I remember how painful braces were when I had them when I was younger. Also, I just started dating Mark and am insecure enough without having metal on my teeth. Not that he's shallow like that, but still. The main reason I haven't got them yet is because I can't seem to save up the money yet. You have to pay a $400 something down payment. It just seems like the money goes everywhere and I never have any left over. So it's been stressful, but I'm kind of just taking it one day at a time.

Friday, May 19, 2006

5:51PM - Another openin', another show!

Here I am getting ready for yet another performance of "Oklahoma!" I'm particularly excited about tonight's performance because Lori Adams, my acting teacher from ISU, is attending the show tonight? I'm so flattered and happy that she is coming to see the show. She taught me 75% of what I know about acting. The woman is brilliant. I hope she enjoys my performance. I'm a little nervous, but in a good way. Plus, Sunday, Mark, the guy I am dating is coming to the show! I can't wait!

Current mood: bouncy

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Ok, so, about a month or so ago, I thought I'd found a new roomate. It was all set. He was going to move in. Friday, when I got home from work, I find a note on my door from my other roomate, telling me that the guy is not going to move in. This is three days before the rent is due. Isn't that fabulous?!? So I have to pay $600 for rent this month. (twice as much as I normally pay) I need to find a new roomate ASAP! So if you're interested, please let me know. It's a really spacious apartment. The rent is $300. Water and heat is paid. There is Insight Broadband internet. A security deposit is required, but it's only $100. It's a great place, in a great location, downtown Normal near shops and stuff. Hence the reason I don't want to have to move out. If you're interested, please contact me.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

10:48AM - "Oklahoma Review in The Pantagraph today!"

The review for "Oklahoma!" was in the Pantagraph today. A critic came opening night to review the show. Here's what she wrote about me: Nathan Bottorff is deliciously bone-chilling as the sinister Jud Fry. His number, "Lonely Room," which was eliminated from the film version, was delivered with passion, displaying an impressive insight into his character's bitter frustrations and overwhelming emptiness."

How cool is that?!? I'm very excited and flattered that the critic liked my performance so well. I have to admit, it is nice to have a few days off from the show. (Although, I almost don't know what to do with myself at night. It feels like I should be at the theatre.) Anyway, I just wanted to share the good news. Yay! I'm a hit!

Current mood: touched

Sunday, May 7, 2006

10:48PM - Having a Great Time

"Oklahoma" is going great. We had a matinee today and had a really great audience. I really have to honestly say, I have not enjoyed a role/show this much since I played Arnold Wiggins in "The Boys Next Door" at Eureka College. Jud is such an incredible role and I feel really connected to him. We have eight more performances and I'm really looking forward to it. I get along really well with most of the cast and we've had alot of laughs. Also, the guy I am currently dating is coming to see the show, so I'm excited about that. I really hope you will come and see the show if you can.

Current mood: creative

Thursday, May 4, 2006


Tonight is opening night for "Oklahoma!". I'm extremely excited and a little bit nervous. I know it's going to be great, but still, Jud is an intimidating role to play. I love the role, but it has been a challenge. I guess you never grow without challenges though, and I feel like I have with this show. Channel 10 News came to final dress rehearsal last night. They interviewed me. It was very exciting, but I was a little nervous being in front of the camera. It's supposed to be on tv tonight at 5. Anyway, I hope everyone will come see it. It's at Community Players Theatre in Bloomington. It's on Robinhood Lane off of Towanda. There are directions and ticket info on their website: www.communityplayers.org. Hope to see you there.

Current mood: bouncy

Sunday, April 30, 2006

6:05PM - My date

Yesterday I went on the first date I've been on in over a year. I had such a great time. I'm not for certain what's going to come of it yet, but he wants to see me again, so I'm very excited. I've never met anyone quite like this guy. He's truly an amazing person with such a big heart. (Not to mention, quite possibly the most handsome man I have ever met). I think he's coming to see me in "Oklahoma," which will be very exciting. Today was a rare occurence. I woke up, thinking of this guy, and I've been smiling more today and filled with more hope that I have been in a VERY long time.

Current mood: giddy

Thursday, April 27, 2006


ROOMATE WANTED to share spacious 3 bedroom apartment in downtown Normal.Includes kitchen, 1 bathroom, living room. Free heat/gas. Broadband internet. Close to shops and downtown restaurants/bars. Rent: $300/month.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME: My name's Nathan. I'm 25 years old. I work at State Farm Insurance and am also very involved in theatre. It's my passion. I majored in acting at ISU. Before you start to wonder, yes, I am gay. Anyone who has a problem with that should not respond to this posting. I like to think I'm a really nice guy and easy to get along with. I'm looking for a respectful roomate who's not a major partier (or who at least won't do it here). Just give me a buzz if you're interested. Thanks :o)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006



Current mood: artistic

Saturday, April 15, 2006


I went to Peoria today to see the musical "Hairspray." It was sooo AMAZING! It is such a fun show and we had great balcony box seats. I went with my friend Colleen from work. Then we went to Gordman's and I bought some new clothes. Shopping really does make everything better, doesn't it? So far it's been a fun weekend. I have a DATE on Monday! I am so excited! It will be my first date in over a year. It's with a guy I've been chatting online with nearly six months. We've really gotten to know one another in that time and I can't wait to meet him. I'm hoping it goes well. I think it will. His name is Mark. He's 34 and is a CNA (Certified Nurse's Assistant). He's incredibly sweet and so funny. He makes me laugh alot. We'll see what happens. :o)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

3:03PM - First rehearsal

Last night was my first real rehearsal for "Oklahoma!" at Community Players in Bloomington. As I wrote in my previous post, I'm playing Jud Fry, the dirty-minded farmhand who lusts after the beautiful Laurey Williams. Technically, rehearsals started last Monday, but on the first rehearsal, we basically just got our scripts and only a few people had to stay. Up til now, they've just been working with the chorus. I got to sing my solo song "Lonely Room," which is an AMAZING song to perform and "Poor Jud is Daid" (Yes, I said "daid," that's not a typo). That song I sing with Curly, aka Kip Kayden, who is alot of fun to work with, by the way. It's going to be a really fun experience. I still can't believe I'm actually being given the opportunity to play this amazing role. The only thing that's driving me slightly crazy is I'm growing a goatee to play Jud and it's already starting to drive me nuts. Oh well, it's all in the name of theatre. Oh the sacrifices I make...haha...jk. I'll admit,overall, the show is as corny as hell, but Jud has so much depth to him. It's so much fun to play. Anyway, I hope everyone will come see the show. The first public performance is May 4. You can find the other dates and times on the Community Players website: www.communityplayers.org

Take care, everyone.

Current mood: artistic

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Ok, people, BIG NEWS: I've been cast as Jud Fry in "Oklahoma" at Community Players in Bloomington! I have my own song in the show! Happiness! I'm estatic!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

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Thursday, February 9, 2006


The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362
admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't
love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

10:52PM - Yay!

Did I start a trend with the "Wicked" quiz? I think so!

8:14PM - "Wicked" Quiz!

You're Glinda
You're Glinda!

What Wicked Character Are You
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Saturday, January 7, 2006

9:23AM - The Best Birthday ever!

So, for those of you who don't know, yesterday was my birthday. I got up, went to work (which I wasn't exactly thrilled about doing). When I got there, they had my cubicle all decorated and Bette Midler posted all of over, I might add :o) I also got a rose...a lady I work with baked me cookies...it was really nice. Of course, the real surprise came when I got home and found that my roomate had DECORATED THE ENTIRED APARTMENT! And I don't mean a little bit a decoration. I'm talking crazy-insane-wonderful birthday decoration! I couldn't believe it. I nearly cried. As some of you know, I've been pretty down lately about my health problems and that really cheered me up. Then a few of my friends came over for the party I threw. It was so much fun. I don't think I've had so much fun in a long, long time. Plus, I've never had a birthday party that didn't involved my family (I've been sheltered, I know), so it was great. We played a movie trivia game and drank wine and laughed, it was a blast. I didn't want the night to end. One of the most funny parts of the night was the fact that I accidently bought magic candles (You know, the ones that WON'T go out!?!) on my cake. It was not fun getting the candles out, but it was quite funny. Thanks to everyone who made my birthday a really happy one.

Current mood: cheerful

Thursday, December 29, 2005

10:06PM - Go see "The Producers"!!!

Tonight I went with my friend Joy to see "The Producers." I don't think I have laughed that much at a movie in a very long time. It was HYSTERICAL!!! Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are so wonderful and I was very impressed by Uma Thurman as Ula. I'm hoping the film wins lots of awards because it truly deserves it. Go see it!!!

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