Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Many Happy Returns... you little Devil

Happy birthday to a bold actress, and captivating comedienne, and a dear friend.
I didn't really get to KNOW DD until after school. I was always vaguely intimidated by her wit. But I am so glad I got to spend time with her. I have very sweet memories of when she brought the newborn TJ to my house on the westside 'cause her flat was a'roastin' I was awestruck at how ADEPT she was with that baby, even more now that I have one of my own. DDoll is the IT.
I'm glad you're still performing, the world deserves to see you.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Falling, yes I am falling...

Golly. Fall. Alternately depressing and exhilarating.
I loathed school, but fall was the time that San Jose Children's Musical Theatre always started a new show.
The best times of my teenage-hood, romping on stage with Broni and Johnny G and BethSheba and Paul. I wonder how many of my Kiddie Kohorts are still in the game? I loved performing with that troupe. I loved George Costas, who taught me about being a performer, that it wasn't about romping in the green room, it was about the truth on stage. I couldn't tell the truth in my real life, but I think I was as honest as possible at the Montgomery Theatre. Sigh....

In other news: have you seen the ads for
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford?
Well, T was with a group of performers who created a play called: The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Jesse James: A New Tale of the Old West.
The SAME story and that was in the 70's...
It would be great if the Brad Pitt movie revives some interest in the play. It should be published. I mean publish or perish, right? But with ten collaborators I guess they can't agree, which is really a pity, 'cause I think that by sitting on the property for nigh on 20 years, they have lost a good deal of revenue. (all opinions in this blog are solely the authors, and might piss off the authors boyfriend, but REALLY!!!)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Rock Lobster!

We DeLighTs (D.L.T. get it?) went to Lobster fest yesterday in San Pedro. No I did not give any to Lilo, and yes, it was superb!
We ate 2 HUGE crustaceans, cole slaw and wattymelon. We drove 45 min each way just to chow down. This is why I love that man. He appreciates cheap Maine lobster
This is a picture of us in the restored Red Car.

M' boys.... they rule!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Oh Tannenbaum...

Hey! So T got cast in Christmas Carol at SCR!!!!! Isn't that great? T was in the first mounting of Carol way back in 19--. He played Topper, now he's playing Marley. He is going to be awesome. I'm not supposed to blog about him, he's gonna kill me. But to heck with it, I AM SO PROUD OF HIM!

Yes, yes, I am disappointed I didn't get cast, I am only human after all, but mostly because a lot of the people I absolutely adore are going to get to hang out with each other during the most annoying season of the year. If you perform for a living you know what I mean.

Not much progress on the Co-op yet. OY...

Can I be selfish and say I deserve a little fun and frolic? It seems like my little Mary Sunshine done gone behind a cloud.
I guess I just need to put on my Big Girl panties and figure out what would make me happy.

It would help if I could just lose these last 10 pounds but they just love me and want to hang around. I HATE being out of shape. I don't want to be skinny, just not flubbery.

I must go put on offering on our altar to Zero Mostel... Maybe he can help

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Mortgage Crisis Suckage

Well hello bad timing. The mortgage industry goes haywire and yes we are plumb in the middle of it. I've been in escrow for three LOOOONNGG months... My financial guy assures me all will be OK. I have an ulcer the size of the Grand Canyon. Lots of people have lots of advice... all I can say is... get a paddle and help. Otherwise, the band is playing in the salon, go dance while the ship sinks.

Slightly grumpy doesn't BEGIN to cover how I feel. bleah!

In slightly happier news T and L and I and the delightful John David Keller went up in the Orange Balloon at the soon-to-be Great Park, Irvine.
Great view of the overpopulated Orange County. Then we went to Denny's and gossiped, gossiped, gossiped. I love JD, he's a doll.