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March 30, 2008:

THE I WANTED TO START WRITING THESE HERE NOTES AN HOUR AGO SYNDROME

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Well, dear readers, I wanted to start writing these here notes an hour ago and yet I did not start writing these here notes an hour ago, I started writing these here notes right this very minute. This is known as the I Wanted To Start Writing These Here Notes An Hour Ago Syndrome. I actually got out Well, dear readers, and then just stared for a while, then decided to do other important things like drink Diet Coke and play on the Internet. And so here I am, beginning these here notes quite late and now I shall have to rush through them because yes tomorrow I must arise with the crowing of the cock and have another early rehearsal. But enough about me. Speaking of me, yesterday was quite a long day followed by quite a shorter evening. I got up with the crowing of the cock and left the house just before eight o’clock in the morning. Happily, it was a completely traffic-free drive and I arrived for rehearsal with time to spare. We then blocked in our newest cast member and he seemed to pick up everything quite quickly. We then started at the top of the show and blocked all the scene transitions. Those who’ve seen the show know that all the set changes are designed to be done by the cast, and there are quite a few of them, so that took about two hours to do, running each change twice. I think people are starting to get an idea of how the show flows. We then worked on music for a bit, and then we all went over to a place called Chili’s for lunch. I’d never been to a Chili’s before, and I must say I thought my triple appetizer combo was yummilicious – I had buffalo wings (all drumettes), spinach/artichoke dip, and Southwestern egg rolls. All the food at the table looked excellent, so I’ll be returning there to try other various and sundried entrees and foodstuffs. We then returned to the theater for what they call a mandatory build – the first of two building the set sessions that the cast and creative team must attend. It was quite a busy little scene, and although I didn’t partake of the actual building stuff (I had my surrogate worker there, assistant Miss Adriana Patti), I did work on trying to get our script updated with all the latest changes. We finally left at six. The ride home was very nice until a certain point, then it was slow going for a while, then it improved. I finally got home around seven-fifteen after stopping at Gelson’s to pick up some of their yummilicious cheesy potatoes. I immediately sat on my couch like so much fish and ate them all up.

I was so tired last night that I decided to watch a motion picture on DVD that I’d seen several times, just in case I fell asleep during the viewing. I chose Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose. Of all his films of that post-Manhattan era, Danny Rose is my favorite. There’s something very sweet about it, and Allen is not his usual character in it, and he’s very good. Mia Farrow is terrific, as is Nick Apollo Forte as Lou Canova. The photography by Gordon Willis is gorgeous black-and-white, and the whole thing moves along at a steady clip and is very funny. I did fall asleep for about twenty minutes, but I know the film very well so I didn’t really miss anything. The transfer is very nice.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because I need to get these here notes posted and I’m up against the clock because of the I Wanted To Start Writing These Here Notes An Hour Ago Syndrome.

Today, as mentioned, I have another early rehearsal, but it’s a short one and I’ll be home by twoish, so that will give me the afternoon to catch up on any number of things that I need to catch up on.

Of course, in just a few days we will be welcoming in April with open arms. March, I must say, was a somewhat difficult month in certain ways, but I’m hoping April will be a wonderfully fulfilling and successful month with hopefully very good news arriving very quickly.

This week will have rehearsals every evening, and I also think I have a meeting or two to attend. I’m also going to try and see my friend Miss Judy Kaye in Sweeney Todd at the Ahmanson this weekend.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, attend an early rehearsal, come home, catch up on things, listen to CDs, watch a DVD or three, and sit on my couch like so much fish. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s free-for-all day, the day in which you dear readers get to make with the topics and we all get to post about them. So, let’s have loads of lovely topics and loads of lovely postings, as I get these here notes posted in the nick of time, no thanks to the I Wanted To Start Writing These Here Notes An Hour Ago Syndrome.

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