Tuesday, February 05, 2008

10 Things From Today

1. I had a really interesting exchange with a friend about the different expectations of grief in our families. She's been chastised for not being out of control enough with her emotions because unless she's really showing the depth and breadth of her grief she's being disrespectful to the dearly departed. So not the case where I come from and I'm glad.

2. I talked a friend off an emotional ledge...or at least back from he edge a little.

3. I walked another friend right up to the precipice and gave her a boot in the ass and now all that's left is to scrunch up my face and cover my ears so I don't hear the splat.

4. I got a hug from the old dog at the pet food store. So hilarious but so sweet. Elderly small poodles are usually creepy, I don't know how he manages not to be, especially with his new closely shaven hair cut.

5. I sat in someone's living room and looked at over 40 pictures of a house she might buy in NC. It's not really my style but it's on 3 acres and I always get a kick out of exploring available dwellings.

6. I bought a new battery for my camera, so maybe that will help some of the weirdness I'm experiencing.

7. I picked up my last roll of film all developed and on a CD. Stay tuned!

8. I ran through my lines for the show prior to tomorrow's rehearsal.

9. I got a call from Pony Express telling me that she just got the perfect light fixture and inner workings for my movement piece.

10. I read through this conversation that OMSH linked to. I wasn't able to participate myself because I don't know that I'd be able to keep my cool like these ladies are doing but it was interesting to read a bit of it..you know, despite the fact that someone hauled out the nazi defense less than 10 posts from the top.


  1. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Hey! This has absolutely nothing to do with your post, but you are one of my chosen numbers for my Pay It Forward post... Send me your address soon, please!

  2. I think such rituals such as this can be so reassuring. There's something really good about it, like taking stock of one's life.

  3. Anonymous10:10 AM

    I got a nice little chuckle out of #2 and #3 in this post. The juxtaposition of the two doubtless made it work.

    All the best on the upcoming show.