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21 November 2011 @ 08:25 am
I am forming a secret contingency plan.  
But if I told you, then it wouldn't be a secret. So here's a star bullet point update, instead.

★ I keep having the same actor's nightmare over and over and over. Five times in the last three weeks, I've dreamt the same non-existent scene in the play. It has the same words, and the same actors (that I know, and that are not in my current production), and despite having dreamt this that many times, I'm still always wholly unprepared for it. This morning in the dream, the director told me to watch the movie that the scene was in to be better prepared. I wanted to cry. Stupid subconscious.

★ We're having a billion people for Thanksgiving. Or 32. Either way, I'm having to self-soothe... It'll be okay, it'll be okay, it'll be okay... on a loop. It's not the food, it's just having that many people in the house and making sure they're comfortable, etc. I was talking to a friend and fellow actress on the phone yesterday, bemoaning the state of rehearsals the telling her that I'm a control freak and that I kind of want to hide in the closet with a bottle of Crown, and she gave me some pretty sage advice:


Friend: You need to imagine one of those old time-y radios, you know? The ones with the knobs? And you need to envision one of those knobs being your 'give a sh*#' dial. And you close your eyes, take a deep breath and mentally turn that 'give a sh*#' knob way down. Or off.

Me: That's brilliant. Though, to be perfectly honest, I'm going to have to find that button before I can turn it down.

Friend: I'm not gonna lie. It might be in the closet with the Crown.

Love her. She makes me laugh.

★ Spent the better part of Friday refashioning a kind of crappy $40 JC Penney's dress into something sort of wonderful for The 39 Steps. And it only took 6 hours. :P

★ I spent over an hour this morning looking for a book my middle-schooler needed today, and we STILL didn't find it. Tell me this happens to other people, too, so that I don't sell the child into white slavery?

★ Pumpkins are still gross, and are still the devil. It's a fact. Look it up.

★ Due to the fact that I use my children to run lines, they now know how to swear in German. Mother of the year, folks. Right here. Please don't call CPS.

I kind of want a Supernatural Turducken sandwich. But I don't want it to turn me into a zombie.

★ I really, really love Monday mornings, where the only noise in the house is Abbey the Lab snoring up a storm. Hope your Monday morning is as relaxing as mine. Happy Thanksgiving week! Or just Happy Monday, for those kajillion people of you out there not celebrating the American Holiday. :)
 
 
I feel:: awakeawake
I hear:: Abbey snoring
 
 
 
Mala: Pipa13oct on November 21st, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Heyy you posted! :))

All the very best for your thanksgiving dinner. 32 is still manageable. Trust me, sip some wine and it will be over before you know it! ;) Also, make darn sure that your dishwasher is empty BEFORE the party coz baby, you're gonna need it!

*hugs* Good to hear from you!
Jessica K Malfoy: s&d: dean needs coffeejessicakmalfoy on November 22nd, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
the weird thing is, i saw on the twitter account for fake AP style book the word "turducken" today. i didn't know if i should laugh or run around screaming!

your friend is right about the button though....

Edited at 2011-11-22 01:03 am (UTC)