Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm Not Diabetic Yet, Though

I look like a clean-shaven young Wilford Brimley. Let's hope I look a little less fraternityFAIL when I sleep these days.

I found that memorizing my monologue worked best. Want to hear it?

Not all these lords do vex me half so much
As that proud dame the Lord Protector's Wife.
She sweeps it through the court with troops of ladies
More like an Empress than Duke Humphrey's wife.
Strangers in court do take her for the Queen.
She bears a Duke's revenues upon her back
And in her heart she scorns our poverty.
Shall I not live to be avenged on her?
Contemptuous base-born Callot that she is
She vaunted 'mongst her minions t'other day
The very train of her worst-wearing gown
Was better worth than all my father's lands,
'Til Suffolk gave two dukedoms for his daughter.

All line breaks are approximate, ditto spelling and punctuation, but I did type that all from memory. Scout's honor. I like it. It's by far more fun to me than the others I was considering. Just the right length for auditioning. More straightforward than a lot of the monologues I've worked on before, too.

That being said, the whiny child in me is tired. I'll have class until 10:30 tonight so it'll be 11:30 at least before I get home. Tomorrow I won't go home after work but will wait until it's time to meet a friend to see a fabulous Broadway play. There's an art opening on Thursday I want to go to. I haven't done laundry in a month you all! (It's OK, still have plenty of undies.) I'm supposed to be planning a trip to darkest Ohio for a wedding this month, too. Waiting to hear from the bride which of the lower rent motels I can get away with patronizing for the event. I have no idea how I'm getting there, where I'll stay or what I'm giving as a gift but I do know exactly which fancy lens I'll be renting to play with while I'm there!

What great things are you doing these days that are still, somehow making you a little tense?

1 comment:

  1. I am working on being me! And that has to qualify as a great thing. But it's certainly making me a little tense.