Friday, April 28, 2006

Waiting for my Phoenix friends to arrive. It's a gorgeous day in Seattle, sunny, warm and o-so-cheery. We all get so perky when the sun shows up. It's funny to observe in others, and I can only imagine what I must look like. Some kind of giddy geek, I'm sure. When the weather is like this, in the early days of spring--a month old, maybe, but this is Seattle, and sometimes it doesn't feel very spring-like until well into May--yes, well, anyway. It's days like these that remind me of my first spring in Seattle. I had moved from Phoenix, where spring weather is warmer than most summers in this city. Probably sitting outside on a day, much like today, and trying so hard to not stick out by wearing warm clothing. No, I had to be tough and just lounge about in my short sleeve t-shirt and jeans. Ha! And now, here I sit, perfectly comfortable in virtually the same outfit--it's a different t-shirt. I'm sure the other is well worn out and gone the way of the dust cloth--thinking about my girlfriends who might really be cold, poor things. Scintillating, isn't it?

These Phoenicians have come to visit to see the play that I'm in. I'll have to buy them a really nice breakfast to make up for the lack of substance in the script. I wish it were better. It isn't.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

No, I haven't, and I've moved on...

In case you were wondering about the previous entry. I lost interest in exploring whether or not to call; and, quite frankly, I find it easier to do nothing. eeeewwww...that's icky. I recognize that this may point to the need for me to spend some more time addressing this with myself. I should just call her. As my uncle says, she's an old lady. How many more years can she possibly have? Ugh. It is so hard to make a first step, when it's been so much easier to ignore it. Courage. That's what it takes and that's what I feel I lack. Don't worry, I recognize the previous statement as another ploy to take the smooth path I've been a-travelin' already. I'll get back with y'all, in a while, about this. (But not too long a while, since...see a few sentences back regarding longevity of the afore mentioned grandma.)

Well, my dearies, what else has been keeping me away for so long? Important acting challenges. That's what! Yes indeedy, I actually went to an audition, waaaaaaaaaay back in January, and was cast in a show. It's true. I kid you not. We began rehearsals in March and we open this coming Friday. Yowza! I get to play a 33 year old woman who is having an affair with a 15 year old girl and BELIEVES with all her might that there is nothing wrong with their relationship. Does Linnet think there is? Perhaps. And therein lies the challenge. Throw out my own judgements and find where this woman's story connects to me. We're in LOVE, baby. We can't help that there's almost a 20 year gap in our ages. Sex. Scandal. Cute girls making out. This show should be a sell out. I know at least two people who will be coming, and all the way from Phoenix, Arizona, too! Three cheers to Joanna and Elisabeth for making the trip out, next week. Though, I told my mom to save her money and visit when I'm in a show that...well...I shouldn't say anything. When it closes. Ah, who am I kidding. The story is interesting. The directing and acting are worth seeing, but the script? sigh. What are ya' gonna do? Take what you get and hopefully do the work necessary to bring the audience on the journey with you. And did I mention cute girls making out?