November 9th, 2011


stuff / gratitude day 5

- I took a bye this week in therealljidol which I'm a little bummed about.  But I had a generic childhood picking up after the dog story or a few fiction ideas that I just couldn't manage to find the focus and time to pull off.  (My favorite was about boys who used a great dane and the sister's easy bake over to fake coprolite.)
- We have started staging now, and this is when it becomes obvious that perhaps everything didn't get said out loud in the early meetings.  Yeesh.
- Now that I get up early-ish (certainly for theater folk) I find myself annoyed that so many folks don't start answering emails until 10am when I'm in class.  At home my desktop is super fast, at work the laptop is somewhat pokey and trying to get through the 15 emails that came in while I was at class takes a while.

Today I am grateful for singing.  We did a read/sing through of the show today and their are some truly magnificent voices in this cast.  There are a few scenes I'm temped to schedule extra rehearsal on just so I can hear the songs over and over.  It's such a simple thing, and so easy to convince ourselves that we can't sing when what we mean is we can't sing professionally.  So I got into the car on the drive home and sang along to the radio, just because I can. 

1) A run this morning that actually managed to pull my brain out of the show for a while.
2) Proof that my emails aren't just sending pixels into a black hole, even if no one is responding to me.
3) Trader Joe's frozen dinners.  They're yummy, reasonably healthy, and taste like actual food.
buffy rip lungs out

evil daylight?

So they tested the national emergency broadcast system this morning at 11am.  I heard a radio report earlier in the morning about the fact that there had been a lot of PSAs leading up to the test so they didn't end up with a War of the Worlds situation where people thought something was actually wrong.

Am I the only one who immediately thought 11am would be the perfect time for a robbery or attack or something?  The whole country is prepped to ignore 'just a test' after all - so response times would be slower while people caught up to the reality that something had actually happened.  Or maybe I'm just evil.

In other news daylight savings is still messing with me.  I'm going to bed in the same window from midnight to 1am (though I'm usually on the later side of that these days given that I get home from work around 11p).  My alarm is set for either 7a, 8a, or something in between the way it has been all semester.  But I can't sleep until 8a in the new, lighter world, my body keeps thinking it's oversleeping.  I'd really like that 30 minutes or so of sleep a day back, hopefully I'll adjust soon.