Tuesday, October 09, 2012

10 x 2 = 10 (Sorta)

GrimaceHere are 10 things where there are 2 sides to the coin.

1. It looks as though the cabaret show is about to get final dates. These dates are likely to be exactly in the time periods I wanted to be sure not to be performing. (Third side: I'm going to make it work anyway.)

2. My scheme worked to offset the cost of the trip to my 25th HS reunion by working as a photographer while I was there. I was very busy this weekend and will be very busy in the days to come as I make sure my clients (clients, hurray!) get their discs on time.

3. Do you notice how those 2 things are sides, too? I'd all but given up on getting the cabaret show to happen with the personnel as it is now but the minute I focused on the photography the cabaret answers I needed came hurtling at my head. 

4. Having gorgeous families to capture is a problem every photographer wishes they had. The flip side of that is needing to make sure you're getting that beauty and reality when you click the shutter. Little pressure.

Squinty McGee 5. My drive up north was probably the worst one I've had in a few years, including the time I fled a blizzard on Christmas night. My drive back down south was so breezy I got home an hour earlier than projected.

6. I am going to a relatively small venue to see Suzanne Vega celebrate the 25th anniversary of Solitude Standing by singing it through in its entirety tonight. I would have written it off as too indulgent and expensive except that my good friend (See those pictures on her web site? I took a bunch of them.) wanted to leap too so we're going together. By the time we found out about it there were tickets only for the 10pm show. At 10pm on a school night I'm usually walking the dog and going to bed. It's going to be totally worth it. I will probably cry.

7. A friend invited me to be her Weight Watchers buddy. I have eaten everything I can get my hands on today.

Untitled 8. When I saw everyone at my 2 reunion events this weekend I did notice that we'd all changed to one extent or another but, overall, it felt as though we hadn't changed at all, even in appearance. It was weird. And good.

9. Suddenly all the visions I had for both performing and income are gelling. I am now extremely busy all the time, every minute, and the thought of being so tired is frightening. (I get a legit fear response when people talk about the sleep deprivation that comes with parenting. Similarly I never want to adopt a puppy.)

10. This morning I talked with Michelle about our Starsky & Hutch dog costumes and we decided they'd be too much work. So we came up with something even more involved. (You're going to laugh.)


  1. Yay for you and the carbaret- can't wait to hear how it all works out! Yeah, it never rains but it pours. I get my first acting gig in eons this month... the same time I have a play reading of a new play I wrote last winter... what is up with the universe sometimes? And I HATE being so busy I'm too tired to think straight... trying not to get sick before the show opens next Friday night.

    Love the pic of the kitty's whiskers too!

  2. So very awesome! May your energy hold, and work out exactly as you need it to. Love the list, and can't wait to see the costumes!