Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tanner: Newest Model

I have been thinking the past few days, I am happier now in my life than I ever have been before! I am in the best physical condition, best mental condition, and I am in a really awesome geological location! But I still have somethings in my life I would like to see improved. They say a goal is only a dream unless you write it down... and since our generation only knows how to use a key board and not a pen, I'm going to "write it down" here on my blog!

  • It may be very shallow or vain of me, but I have always wanted to have a "hot body" more specifically, abs! Right now I am in the best physical shape of my life and have a flat stomach, so for my first "improvement" I'd like to make, is to work out more... I would like to go to the gym at least two days a week and do sit ups and push ups everyday.
  • The second kind of goes along with the first, I would like to start eating healthier, I have a pretty bad habit of eating out at fast food restaurants and drinking a lot of soda, which is so good and so yummy but at the same time harmful to my body. I'm not saying that I'll be able to give up fast food, soda and sweets completely because sometimes its just a convenience, I mean its fast food! Food that is fast! But just not eat so much of it.
  • My third has to do with finances. I need to start saving more money. Soon I will be at a place where I can be living on my own, which means that I will need money for a car, rent, groceries, cell phone, and all the other things which I really don't have to worry about right now. I have 2 jobs right now, Universal Studios, and Chili's. I haven't started making an income of chili's right now, but the perspective plan right now is to put my entire Universal paycheck into a savings account since I am only part time there, so the checks wont be that much anyway, then I can use the tips that I get from Chili's as fun money and the actual pay check for needs, such as gas, food, and other important things, that way I can have some money for fun, put aside a big chunk sum into savings and necessity money.
  • My last goal is to stay more connected with my family. I am here in Orlando so much and get caught up with my friends and work that I don't really make that much time for either of my families. I don't call home as much as I should, and I don't spend enough time playing with my little brothers. So I am going to try and call home and talk to my siblings at least twice a month, and also I would like to spend about an hour a day when I am home playing and hanging out with my brothers instead of sleeping and resting while I am home. Family is one of the most important things in my life and I would hate to see it slip away because of a lack on my part.
These are the goals that I have set for myself to help improve my already high happiness level and make me a better person to my friends, my family and most importantly to myself! ;-)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Brand New Job!

So I didn't get the Job at Walt Disneyworld! But! I did get a job at CHILIs! Woo Hoo! (That was not sarcastic!) I have always wanted a job as a waiter and finally I have to opportunity to do so! This isn't the final goal or anything but it is a stepping stone on the way there! There is a line in the song I am obsessed with right now "Firework" by Katy Perry (Which I know I have quoted down below) But every time I hear it, I think she is talking to me... All of my

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

All of my doors seem to be closed... (The doors I want to be open) but really maybe the right door isn't in front of me yet...

I've just gotta keep truckin' down the long hallway of doors till I get to that "perfect" door! ;-)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I just want to write.

I don't know what will come of my fingers on the keys, but I just want to write.

I can hear the cars zooming past outside my open window, as a cool breeze hits my cheek. I can feel a pulse in fore of my head as blood rushes in, reminding me I am alive. I sit in a dark space and hear the cries for light and room, I turn on the light and happiness fills and optimism sneaks in! I think of "Wishes" the firework show at Disney and how I want so badly for my wishes to come true! I try and try and nothing yet has come of it, so once again tomorrow the 11th at 4:00 I'll go to the Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility to audition for Disneyworld and hope that this time the see what they missed last time. The hope, the passion, the drive, the smile, the yearn, the ache, the happiness.... and if that is not what they want tomorrow I'll wait another 6 months and try to prove once again that what I have is unique and something they should have...

"Starlight, Start bright, first start I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight, We'll make a wish, and do as dreamers do and all our wishes will come true!"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Do you ever feel like a paper bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?

Do you ever feel so paper thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under scream but no one seems to hear a thing?

Do you know that there's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you!!

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July!

Cause baby you're a firework!!!!
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "
Oh! oh! oh!!"
As you shoot across the

I love this song so much! It makes me feel good about who I am! It makes me proud to be who I am! It makes me want to be a better person!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Job!

So today I am officially employed by Universal Studios Orlando! I am so excited! I am hired as a "Jaws" attractions operator! I am the "skipper" that leads the boat tour around Amity island and shows you all the historical places where the movie took place many years ago, but of course there has not been a shark sighting in years, but who knows may on the one ride that you chose to go on, we may see something unexpected! It is totally my kind of job, an amusement park, working in attractions, and acting all day long! I am so thrilled! Another reason why I am so ecstatic is because Universal employees get into the parks for free, I get my ID card on Wednesday so I can start going on the park, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens on Friday! I am going to go opening day!! (Maybe before if they'll let me!) This is the beginning of a new and brief chapter in my life, (Chapter 21: The Summer of 20-ten) If I was writing a book about my life. LOVES TO ALL! ;-)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Promise

Short sweet blog.

I, Tanner Ivan Snow, promise to myself on this 28th day of May, 2010 that I will be performing on Broadway before I am 40.

Thats it, one way to Broadway and I will be there.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thankful for Life!

I LOVE my friend Scott Zaborski. I really love him in ways that I never have and don't love any of my other friends. We kind of.. understand each other. I remember Scott was the first friend at CEU that I really connected with and talked about really personal stuff with. So today I got on facebook and Scott wrote me a little comment then asked me how I was doing. I told him I was alright and he said he was feeling depressed, when I asked why, she said he didn't really have friends in St. George, which is ironic because I've been feeling the same way here in Florida. Then Scott said lets talk about all the things we hate, then quickly changed his mind and said No not do that. So I said why don't we talk about all the things we are grateful for, Why I said that? I know know. But honestly it made me fell better to think of all the things I am grateful for. Thinking positively really brought me out of the gutter that I was in, of my loss of friends feeling. So I think if you ever are feeling down, which happens to me often, focus on the positive in your life. Make a list of 10 things you are grateful for. They don't have to be, the food on my table or that I don't have cancer (both very worthwhile things to be thankful for) but little things, like the grass, or toilet paper. Who know? There are SO many things to be thankful for!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lamest Blog in the World

This will be the Lamest Blog in the world, but I wanted to try and start blogging everyday, but I'm super tired and don't really have a profound blog today ;-) But It is more of a grateful blog. I have so much to be grateful for in my life, my family, my friends, my country, food, clothes, so many things. I just live in a very fortunate time, and I think every now and again it is good to just sit back and say out loud, "I am grateful." So there that is my blog for today, "I am grateful!"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My "Profound and Insightful" Post!

So, I try to be profound and insightful, but really it never happens. When I get on my blog I tend to get on an ramble about things that don't really matter to anyone else, but blogging is very therapeutic to me. So today I would like to ramble on about my Mid-midlife crisis. Last night I was having a very hard night, at the time it seemed like for no reason. I was up till 6:30 in the morning, I couldn't relax, I opened the window and turned on the fan but was still blazing hot. (Hold on, I'm going to get a coke.) Alrighty, where was I, oh yes, well this morning as I was laying in my bed around 4ish I realized why I was so "sick" we'll say. After seeing an amazing show (Spring Awakening) and all the wonderful actors, I was feeling very inadequate, thinking there is no way I'll be able to be as good as them. So, I got an impression "Text Nora." Why Nora? I have no idea, but I now realize that texting her was the best thing I could have done at that moment. Of course she was awake and ready to talk to me and help me with my problems and long story short, she did. I love her so much and value our friendship to a whole new level. Then later this afternoon I got a call from Todd Olsen one of my directors at school and a close personal friend. After a long (uplifting) talk from him, my spirits were boosted once again! And I came to the conclusion that really, I am only 18, my life is not complete... or my puzzle if you will (Hence the picture.) I'm not meant to be on Broadway just yet, or I would be. I've just got to be patient and work hard to get my puzzle finished and correctly, because a puzzle only fits one way, I believe that I will end up where I need to be. I will work as hard as I can to get to be where I want, and right now, that is all I can do.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring Awakening

So today I saw Spring Awakening, is was Awesome! It is about these German kids living in the 1890's deal with problems of Sex. They are the same problems we are dealing with today, so though out the show the characters will grab a microphone and that is representing them being in the 1900's. I wont give anything away but if you want to know more you should purchase the Original Cast Album with Lea Michele. But a word of caution this show deals with explicit content, adult themes and language. Not really for Children but a great story for adults. Technically this show was PHENOMENAL, I don't think I have ever seen a lighting design more breath taking and "awe" inspiring as this one was. It is now in my list of "top 5" musicals because one is impossible to have. Thanks again for reading my blog, I now know that I have 12 followers so Thank you! LOVES TO ALL!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Where is the World is Tanner Now?!

So whilst were were driving to New Orleans to day I decided I wanted to make a list of all the states that I have been to, so then I thought why don't I be a little more creative and make a cute little map.. so I did just that...
Ta Da! Isn't it Beautiful!? I felt like I had been to a million until I made this then I realized that really, I haven't been to too many. (Maybe I should have put Mississippi and Alabama in a different color because I haven't been to them yet, but Never fear I will be driving through there tomorrow.) I guess you could say I've been in more, because I have flown over some to go to New York and Florida but we wont count those. I want to keep an up dated version of this so then when I go to other states I'll know where I've been! Thanks for the 4 of you who follow my blog, you're amazing and Sorry I don't blog as often as I'd like but maybe one day It'll happen. Also I plan to do a BIG blog about Clark and My trip across the county as soon as it is complete... LOVES TO ALL!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

RoAd TrIp- To fLoRiDa

Some pictures of the family we are meeting on our trip to florida! More stories to come! :-)
That is Uncle Mike and Aunt Julie. One of Clarks Brother and Sister!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Disney World Auditions!

This past week I had the opportunity to audition for one of the greatest and well known companies in the entire world! DISNEY! It was an amazing experience which I was very fortunate to get to participate in. It was a big event in my life so I wanted to share it with all 3 of you that read my blog! Clark and I rolled into the Disney wardrobe and rehearsal building at about 3 o'clock and walked in, the room was crowded! The final tally was about 300 people. The first thing we had to do was wait in a big long line where we turned in our headshot and resume, paperwork, got measured for our height, and got assigned and audition number (My number was 106) after that we just sat and stretched and just got to know a few people, I made friends with these girls named Shannon and Kala. When they called our numbers we went back in a big group (about a third of us at a time) and did a dance audition. When we were finished with that they sent us back to the waiting room (where the picture is taken place, we spent a lot of time there) to wait until they told us what to do next. After a little while they came out and called some names, unfortunately my number was not called but my friend Shannon's was! After a few minutes Shannon came back out and told us that she didn't make it to the next round. and she left with a big smile on her face. She was very positive. After that they called a few more people back, Myself and Kala included. When we got back there the 2 cast members told us we had made it to the next round and everyone whooped and hollered . What we had to then do was pretty much come up with a pantomime and perform it with a group of 7 others in front of 3 judges. We had about 5 minutes to come up with pantomime. We got to practice twice with the music than perform it once. It was really quite fun actually. I won a Pantomime competition in High School so it wasn't too difficult for me to figure something out. After we performed that they sent us back into the waiting room. When I got back in there I was shocked at how few people were still left, there were about 100 maybe? But after waiting for a while they came out and called some people back this time it included Kala but not me, a few minutes later she came out with the same news that Shannon had, she took the hard news positively as well. When I was sitting all alone waiting for what seemed like forever I made a new friend (who I don't remember her name for the life of me, we'll call her Beth.) When I sat down next to Beth, she turned to me and said that I did really well in my pantomime, I said "Thank You" and smiled, then she said "No, You did really well, I was watching you during your practice and you were the only one that I could tell what you were doing, your movements were so clear." That really made my day! (Trying to get my head out of that room was going to be hard after that compliment) The thing that stuck out to me about Beth was that she looked so much like Aurora, which was weird because they already had the call backs for the face characters, she has auditioned for Disney 3 times and each time they keep telling her she isn't what they are looking for right then but keep trying. So she does! After talking with her, they called me back again. This time, Puppets. The Cast member asked if any of us had puppeting experience, 2 out of 8 people in the room had, me not being one of them. We had a little mini workshop on how to do puppets, then we had to do our audition, for the audition we put these little eyes (made out of ping-pong balls) on our hands and had to make our hand puppets sing "Be our Guest" From Beauty and the Beast. I did really well, it was a lot of fun and I really got into it. For the last time they asked us to go sit in the waiting room again, when I got out there I was shocked to see that Beth and gone, along with 50 others, there were about 50 people left in the room, 3 times a cast member came out and called numbers, mine was not included in any of those times, finally there were about 20 people left in the room when a man came out and called about 15 people back, including number 106, me. When we went back in the room him I knew this was it, no more "call back audition" no more puppets, dancing, or pantomiming, this is when I found out if I would be working for the best entertainment division in the world. When we got to where we were going he finally spoke he said, "Congratulations!" My heart jumped! I was so excited! I had made Disney! Then he continued to tell us that, We had made it thought all the rounds and that we had "met the audition requirements to become a character performer" at Disneyworld, however at this time they did not have an opening for us at that time. There was total silence for about 3 days, I didn't know whether to be excited or cry, he told us that we would be put into a pool and when a position opened up that was right for us, he would call us. I was happy that I had made it that far. I'm still hoping that they call me, but who knows, maybe they will, maybe they wont. When I walked in the waiting room to go back to the car there were about 5 people still waiting, and some parents and friends, but about 5 auditioners, I'm pretty sure they were the 5 who had their dreams come true. When I got to the car I had a mix of different emotions, I was Happy for it to be over, Sad I didn't make it, exhausted from all that work, and hungry because I hadn't eaten all day. When i got to the car it was 8 o'clock. 5 hour audition. That was the longest audition of my life. Yet, It was one of the most relaxed, enjoyable, and fun auditions of my life. Even though I didn't get the role I was looking for I learned a lot, I made new friends and got some self satisfaction from making it so far. I keep look forward to what the future has to offer and look back on past experiences with an eye of gratitude for the lessons leaned.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Disneyworld Auditions and Florida!

This week I'm going to have the opportunity to go to the wonderful state of Florida! I'm not sure if it really that wonderful but I'm going to think it is because that is where it is warm and where Disneyworld is! I'm flying out there on Tuesday for 2 reasons, first to meet Clark and his family, he is who I will be staying with. My Florida family consists of Clark, Deidre, Cameron, Lucas and Logan. I'll upload a picture of the family so you can see.

The Second reason I'm going to Florida is to Audition for Disneyworld. I audition on the 15th at 4:00 P.M. I'm pretty sure this is the biggest audition of my life so far! But Hopefully I will have many more opportunities to audition for many great schools, shows, companies... etc. I am lucky to have such great supporters behind me to help me prepare, celebrate, cry on their shoulders when I am getting ready, make, or realize I just wasn't what they were looking for in the audition. I have the most amazing family a guy could ask for, I have most amazing friends that you could ever imagine.

One thing that has been on my mind a lot lately is my life, past, present and future. I was talking with a good friend at lunch today about where our lives could be in 3 years from now. It occurred to me that one year ago today, April 9, 2009, I was planning on going to Weber State, I would have been with my high school friends because that is where most of them planned on going to as well. But look where I am right, I'm at a great College, with a great scholarship, I've made great friends and made lifelong relationships. But that got me thinking, where could I be one year from today, I could be doing something that I never in a million years would think could happen. What if I make Disney? What if I find some other audition and make that? What if I end up going to a different school next year? Just a lot to think about in life!

I am sure there about 3 of you who read me rambling on about randomness but Thanks for taking the time to read about my life! I love you all!! :-)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Life Changing Moment

Last sunday I just had the most life changing experience of my life. No, I didn't have a near death experience, No, I didn't experience a good movie or play. I was talking with my mom and she told me that my dad is not my biological father. You can imagine how this news effected me. But really I wasn't hurt, I wasn't mad, I wasn't sad or confused, I just felt like this is really happening. I was shocked yes, and it took a few days to sink in but now I have accepted if for what it is. I know my mom has always loved me and so has my dad. In my eyes my dad will always remain my dad but now I just have a whole other family to love and to love me. After my mom told me, we went upstairs and looked at my biological fathers picture on facebook. He is very handsome and he looks just like me (of course he is handsome if he looks just like me!) ;-) Later that day I got on facebook and typed him the following message...

"Dear Clark,

Hello, We have never met before but I'm pretty sure you know who I am. My mom tells me your my dad. I just wanted to introduce myself and talk to you. I don't know if even want to talk to me or what not, but I just wanted to say hi. I really don't know what else to say, sorry if this is awkward, it is just a little bit of a shock... I hope to hear from you soon.

Tanner Snow "

That was the most awkward note I have ever written. It all seemed like a movie to me, I couldn't believe i was actually happening to me. I would show you the note that Clark wrote back to me but I have not asked his permission so out of respect for him I won't do that. But from his letter he said that he is very glad I decided to contact him and he wants to be a part of my life. I was very thrilled when I heard this because it feels like a hole in my heart that I never knew was there, was finally filled. I never had a loss for a dad because my dad is the greatest, he has always been there for me and always will be, but this new family I am very excited to meet! Clark has 3 kids and a wife. All of them and the rest of the family (Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Grandparents) all are very excited and very supportive! If you have any questions just ask, I don't know if I have covered everything but I have to go, thanks for taking to time to read about my life! ;-) LOVE YOU ALL!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

29 Days

So as many of you know for spring break I am going with one of my best friends in the whole wide world Lisha Lynn Michel to DISNEYLAND! We are 29 days away from our trip and we kinda have some fun stuff planned but our latest development to the trip is our "Kissing Schedule" You see Lisha and I have a little bit of a history in this department, we have kissed a total of 5 times! Now a little bit of back story, Lisha and I both have a bunch of pictures on Facebook so we decided that we would double those pictures on this trip... we also decided we would double the times we have kissed... so the times we have chosen to do said kissing are...

  • At the Beach
  • Under the Castle
  • On the Haunted Mansion
  • At the front of the park
  • and at the Finale of the firework show

So this is going to be an interesting trip for the both of us! :-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Life... In general

Life is a strange thing to me, its full of sorrow, disappointment, anger, hate, cheating, lies, revenge, and so many other bad and evil things and yet we still mange to love just living. I always say how happy I am to be alive when in all actuality sometimes just being alive sucks! You see all the bad stuff and the negative is the big stuff the stuff that is right in front of our faces! And sometimes someone comes along and moves those dark clouds away from our lives and that is what makes life worth living, our friends. I love my friends more than they know! :-) One day they will realize how much they mean to me! In the mean time, focus on the positive, not the negative and try to have a great day! :-) (This may have been me trying to convince myself)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Short Hello!

I am going to attempt to start a new blog! Yeah I know! We'll see how well that works out! A little about me, I am a freshman at the College of Eastern Utah. I am a theatre major and have been in 2 productions here, and I am currently in and assistant stage managing a 3rd one! The first show I was in was called "Room Service" I played a character by the Name of Leo Davis! :-) The first picture is of that play! It is when we are starving because we have gone 18 hours with out food! Also in the picture to the far right is Braden Nelsen playing Gordon Miller, Next is Michael Johnson playing Harry Binion! The next show I was in is called "Dead Mans Cell Phone" Okay so I just uploaded the Picture of Dead Mans and I realized it uploads backwards... So this is out of order but the first picture is Dead Mans That is Nora Wilmarth and I. I played Dwight and She played Jean, It was a great production! I guess that post was more about my shows then about me but that will do for tonight! Goodnight! That is some of my life! :-)