Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!

From my family to yours!!

Potter napping on a spooky spider blanket

Zorba roaring (or yawning) on same said blanket)

Janie trepidatiosly sporting the too-small Catwoman costume I bought her.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30, Seven Years Later

I opened up my blog tonight to post something cheeky about Halloween: a meme I had encountered on Facebook… snarky and lovely. 

After entering my old email username (hotmail lives!) and my over utilized password, a list of blogs I had subscribed to in another life began to pop up at the bottom of the screen.  I forgot they were there.

There were posts about ballroom dancing and where the latest swing band would be playing.  Posts from preachers and lady reverends the U.S. over offering Christ and compassion to the blog world.  And at the top of the list sat a blurb of a blog of a friend who hasn’t posted in seventeen months. 

Love god, embrace beauty, and live life to the fullest.

I knew what the post would be about.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

sTuff yOur MaMa shouldA tAUght yA

This will be a new blog series titled, Stuff Your Mama Shoulda Taught Ya.... (or the Sh*t You Shoulda Listened To).

I've discovered in my six years as a landlord, in the sixteen years of living with roommates, and from the six hundred men I've dated, that there are just things... basic things... that some people are missing in life.  Pertinent information.  And quite frankly, I feel, their lives (and my own) could perhaps (okay definitely) be improved had they just listened to their mother.

Now, for those of you without mothers, or with negligent mothers, don't despair.  This is a semantics issue.  Feel free to substitute father, nanny, grandparent, step-mom, guardian, security warden... whatever into the title.  The point being, of course, that at some point we should have all learned some very basic things about life.

And I recognize that we, as learners, have to hear something like seven times to store it to memory, so I get it... we missed a few things here and there.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Relevance of Ragtime: Racism

Opening tonight at the brand new Topfer Theatre on South Lamar is Ragtime... a musical with book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty.

And I'm in it.

So buy your tickets now.

However, if, on the off chance, I'm not impetus enough to see the show, let me offer you some insight on why I think this musical was worth spending 29 hours in rehearsal last weekend... wait, I mean... why I think this musical is culturally important.

Rewind to two weeks ago.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On the Wheels of a Dream - One Week!

Opening in one week, I'll be performing in the Ensemble of Ragtime at ZACH Theatre's brand new Topfer Theatre! This is an exciting time for me, and for local Austin theatre.  Running Wednesdays thru Sundays from Oct. 17th - November 18th, you've got four weeks to catch this breathtaking show starring Kyle Scatliffe, Kia Fulton, Andrew Foote, and Jill Blackwood.