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18 Sep


Omigod you guys! I actually got sleep last night for like the first time in almost two weeks!!!!!!

…The Fitbit buzzed me out of dead sleep this morning, which naturally made me want to rip it off my arm and hurl it across the room (for soooo not the first time), but then I realized why I was mad and sorta wanted to burst into tears.

…Of joy, this time.

….Which is a happy change, yes??

…Anywho, one night’s sleep may not two-weeks cure-all, but it doesn’t freakin hurt. Even stuck at the office alone with all the usual constant fire-customer-bullshit is more easy to choke down, with a semi refueled tank.

(Giant sigh)

After tonight’s rehearsal, I’ll have an entire actual day and night off tomorrow…wherein I vow to put all stressful necessities aside, and instead, party my damn ass off….at a friend-wedding so conveniently placed on the schedule…I really sorta feel like I personally owe them.

…I mean, I do, but I mean more than just “people who support you when you really freakin need it,” and a wedding gift.

…I’m thinkin something along the lines of a fully-paid week in the Tropics. You know…if I were other than me and all wealthy and shit.

…Anyway, to them I say: “Thank you for making a lifelong commitment to one another at this particular time. It’s really super convenient to me.”

(My friends. You guys…they just excel at all the things…)

…So! A wedding! That means girl clothes! Like that used-to-be “skinny” dress which is also now “too big for me.” But it’s the closest I’ve got, so I’m freakin doin it!

…Hell, I’ll even shave my legs! Breaking all depression anti-self-care tradition! Lookit me: all Rebel With A Cause, and shit!

…And speaking of legs: those new bruises are gonna look super hawt with heels. Like a cage-fighting pinup! I’m fucking fierce, y’all!

..P.S…I dunno how I gained them, exactly…(the bruises)…but I’ll bet it has something to do with flying on office rolley chairs in a fake dream sequence (like yuh do.) Cuz that’s how our choreography rollz, people.

(…get it? “Rollz”…)

…In fact, I dance more frequently on, around, and with a chair, than any human being.

…Which is prob’ly super wise on our Director and choreographer’s part. Perhaps there’s a cunning plan?

….Perhaps it’s ALL a “cunning plan.”

…And perhaps I need to wrap this up and eat something today. I’m clearly still fake-high loopy on restness. A little sleep and a shit-ton of coffee does not Wonder Woman, make.

….I’m pretty sure that’s a real saying.


Things To Do When Home All Day Sick

4 Jan

I am at the tits-end of a cold. 

…Have been fighting to keep it at bay before it really takes hold. This means “down time.” A lot.

…To keep from mental suicide, this also means lots of movies, while googling about the people in the movies, to satisfy the “muti-tasking” gene.

…Which is when you do things (for instance) like watch “From Here To Eternity,” and really realize on Bluray how TOTALLY BUILT Burt Lancaster is, in that beach scene…so you (naturally) google more pics of him.  Which brings up a hot one of him and Ava Gardner.  Which is when you click to go to that article publishing the picture.  Which is when you read how that was from his first film, “The Killers,” during which he began an affair with Gardner, directly after (Mom, just “la-la-la” to yourself here) getting a hard-on while filming the love scene, which the crew therefore totally made fun of. 

…So naturally, you need to find that damn movie. Online. NOW. And watch it.

…And for the first time (prob’ly ever), you get TOTALLY irritated because the movie DARES to have “plot” and things before Ava even turns up (38 minutes and 13 seconds into the movie…and THEN, it is only even her back.)

…But eventually: the scene arrives. 

…And it delivers.

(And so does the twist ending.)

…And you go back to the internets for more “scoop”…eventually stumbling over that one site where you can plug in your face and see who your celebrity doppelganger is, based on general features n’ junk.

…Which is when you get this idea about plugging in random show pics to see just how good you are at this whole chameleon-character-actor thing. 

…Which makes you laugh so hard, that you have a coughing fit and almost pee your pants as a result.

…Which is when you decide that you should share the wealth.

Even though it means people in the blogosphere will know what you look like (even if you are nameless to all but your privately selected FB friends.)

So: fine.

Here are my doppelgangers (according to character type.)

Personally, I think a 1930’s German Spy totally looks like this chick (whoever the hell she is.)

And naturally a Nun would closely resemble Eva Peron.

Amy Winehouse with a generous helping of Ozzy’s genes in there? You bet.

…And when I think Jewish mother in the Holocaust…Christina totally is the 1(00,000,000,000th) person I think of, dunno ’bout you.

…Just like nothing says “Beaver” more than Leslie Caron (enter French Beaver jokes, here.)

You guys need to know that should you ever need a singing Cockney Prostitute: Jenna Elfman in your dame.

…And NOTHING screams tea-party-right-wing-Mamet-horror, like a social activist and “L-Word” actress.

…Which is only slightly confusing…cuz if you actually WANT a lesbian, you should aim for casting a Hilton…

…But if you want a Celebutant, rich-bitch, flapper, go with REAL class: Mae West. (She comes with one-liners and talent.)

When I think of a 40’s New York Undercover Cop…I always assume it will be cast with a French model…

…Whereas NO ONE says “first lady of the American stage” like…Winona Ryder?

I kinda like that Mina Harker could be a Bollywood star in another life (hell, she has infinity of time by the end, so why not?)

…And bitchy Jane Austen antagonists ALWAYS should be played by actors with three names (more room to take up on the marquee.)

…But above ALL…my MOST favorite, is that a saucily randy Shakespearean Lady’s maid equals a noir love-making queen…

…Which brings us back full circle to the story about how one night? I had this crap cold and was watching “From Here to Eternity”…and noticed for the first time how TOTALLY BUILT Burt Lancaster is. So, naturally…I started to google more pictures of him, and I found this one really hot one…

…With Ava Gardner.

The End.


In Two

7 Nov


The level of “tired” I’m at today was immediately registered by everyone in The Brothel, as I shuffled in.

WHS Pimp: I like your hair.

Me: I woke up, I put on clothes, I came here. And I look like it.

…Further grumbles compounded as Boss saw fit to bring up Politics before coffee, Corporate fired out more ASAP contract crap to fulfill, and one of the Contractor’s dogs made a present of a dead mouse by my bathroom door.

This is my life, on a Wednesday.

…By noon, the WHS Pimp had disposed of the mouse, and brought in Coke n’ pizza; the Corporate crap was done, and I could sit for a few minutes and just breathe a little bit.

We are two days to Opening, and half way through the week.

Took off Friday, because I’m not an idiot.  So at least sleep will soon be in order, by that point…and a bunch of the us’s are goin’ to the noon-fifty “Skyfall” as a sort of glorified Senior Ditch Day.  So it’ll go something like: Bed, PJ day, Shower, Bond, Nap, Prep, Show, Party til dawn.

…For which I am already exhausted ahead of time.

Grumpy times.  Even the Coke isn’t helping much. 

I need to resist the temptation to socialize after rehearsal until then. 

…It sucks, but it is the only thing that’ll get me through Thursday:10:30 PM.  That’s the goal…where my eyes need to be.  I need to make it to that one hill, and then I’ll be able to rest up and have the kinda Opening I’ve worked so hard for…the kind I want to have, instead of some zombie-fied version of it.

Dearest Team Vegas,

I love you, but I gotta hit the down-low for a bit.  Remember me fondly.

A Very Tired Mistress M.


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