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March 25, 2008:

THE RUNNING GAGS

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Well, dear readers, it’s quite late and I have three count them three minutes to write these here notes if they’re to be posted on time. However, I’m disinclined to write them in three count them three minutes, so they’ll simply have to be posted about twenty to thirty minutes late and if anyone has a problem with that they can kiss my ASS. Ah, remember the good old days when kiss my ASS was a running gag here at haineshisway.com? We’ve had so many fun and amusing running gags, haven’t we? Some of our running gags have, of course, made people want to run and gag, but that’s a small price to pay ($3.98) and if anyone has a problem with that they can kiss my ASS. And let me tell you, these days it is not hard to FIND my ASS, so kissing it will be quite simple. Speaking of kissing my ASS, yesterday wasn’t a terrible day at all – in fact, it had some very nice moments, and only a few annoying moments, most of which had to do with the freeway system and drivers and this out of control city. I got up, did some work on the computer, ran some errands, did some whatnot, then had a good telephonic conversation, then mailed some letters and sent a fax, then came home and did some work at the piano, and then it was time to leave for rehearsal. I actually left fifteen minutes earlier than ever before, and yet the traffic was the worst its ever been from about Sunset Blvd. all the way through downtown – at three-thirty. When I’ve left at three-forty-five and four o’clock, it’s taken between ten and twenty minutes. Yesterday it took a little over thirty minutes, and for no reason whatsoever – no accidents, no cars off to the side of the road, no nothing. I called the traffic radio station to report the awful traffic and they told me that there was absolutely no reason for the insanity and that it had been that way since one o’clock, and then they told me that basically the only way that freeway would ever get better was if they nuked it and rebuilt it from scratch. I tried a new route – taking the 10 east to the 57 south. At first, it seemed like that was going to work really well, but, as usual, about halfway across the ten, it slowed to a crawl for quite some time, then cleared up. I will say that at least I was always moving on the 10, which I can’t say about the 5 or the 60. All I can say to the people who are responsible for this sickening daylong traffic is kiss my ASS.

Last night, we had a very good rehearsal, blocking several important scenes. Our Joyce and Fred continue to impress me and I think they’re going to be wonderful. I also worked on all the General Mills scenes, which are coming along, and we came up with a pretty funny to button to a scene that had previously just sort of petered out as everyone exited. In fact, I’d say there will be a few new and fun things that are peculiar to this production. I’ll be doing an interview about the production for the Christian Science Monitor tomorrow morning. By the end of Wednesday or Thursday, we’ll have the show blocked and all that will be left will be the bigger musical numbers that our the province of our choreographer, Adam Cates.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because frankly this section can kiss my ASS.

Today, I have a few things that must get done, and I’m awaiting some important e-mails and perhaps telephonic calls, plus I have some errands to run and some mail to mail. Then it will be the daily drive and another rehearsal – tonight’s rehearsal will involve everyone, and we’ll be blocking the last of the really long scenes, the finale of the show, which runs thirteen pages or so.

Tomorrow, as I mentioned, I’ll be doing an interview about the production and the LA Festival of New Musicals, which should be fun.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do stuff, await important e-mails, make telephonic calls, do errands, and then attend a rehearsal. Today’s topic of discussion: Yes, we’ve had many great and grand running gags here at haineshisway.com, right from the beginning, back in November of 2001. So, what have been your favorite haineshisway.com running gags, or those moments where we’ve all gone off the deep end and just created merriment and mirth and laughter and legs? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, and if we don’t have loads of lovely postings, I’m afraid I shall have to say kiss my ASS.

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