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April 25, 2008:

OPERATING ON ALL CYLINDERS

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Well, dear readers, it is my day off and yet my day is hardly off – I will be doing things all the livelong day and night. And, on top of that, these here notes should have been up ten minutes ago, but once again I got home quite late because we didn’t start the run-through until eight-thirty due to cleaning up blocking issues. Not only that, but after I finish THESE here notes, I have to immediately write THOSE here notes, the ones from the run-through – thankfully, there are far less to write, so that’s a good thing. Of course, I can barely keep my eyes open because I only got about four hours of real sleep and three hours of toy sleep, so I’m not operating on all cylinders. Then again, why should I operate on all cylinders when I’m not even a doctor? That would be most unseemly. Oh, you know what – I think I should operate on all cylinders just because I can, and if all cylinders has a problem that is just tough beans. Speaking of tough beans, yesterday was a day in which I got little sleep, did little errands, did little work, and thankfully got more orders in. It seems that people are receiving their Evening Primrose CDs and the reaction has been wonderful, both online and via e-mail. After a while, I headed down to the Heim of Ana for a meal and a run-through and, better yet, the picking up of my brand spanking new glasses. We went to our beloved Claim Jumper and I was a very good boy and had an appetizer-sized lettuce wedge with blue cheese sprinkles, bacon, onions, and tomatoes, with ranch dressing – it was, as always, excellent. This time, however, I did not order a full dinner with it – I merely had a side of a baked sweet potato. It was all quite yummilicious. Then I picked up my new glasses – they’re quite nice (perhaps I’ll take a photograph whilst wearing them and post it) and I can actually see perfectly out of them. I then went to the theater, did a bunch of blocking cleanup work and then we finally began another tech run-through.

Last night, we had another tech run-through. Without beating a dead horse, it went very well in terms of pace (we knocked about three minutes off the show) and there were only a few spots where I felt things got off or went in the wrong direction. I took many less notes, and the cast did very well indeed. We still have a lot of technical things to work out, but I’m hoping by the time we’re back on Saturday that those will quickly be attended to. After that, I came home and immediately sat on my chair like so much fish and began writing these here notes.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because frankly I think I need to put on my scrubs and operate on all cylinders. Pray for Rosemary’s Baby.

Today, I must get up and do an annoying errand. Then I must pay a visit to the always-delightful Teddy to have my do done, and hopefully my do will be kempt again, after about two months of complete unkemptness. After that, I’m going to visit the Ray Courts Hollywood Collectors Show – it’s a very interesting lineup of folks, several of whom I know. After that, I’ll have a meal, and then I hope I can just zone out for the rest of the evening, before the long, intense weekend ahead.

Saturday is going to be a really packed day, what with trying to do two count them two run-throughs and get the show miked and all the other technical details worked out. Sunday, for me, will be even longer – a full day with two runs, and then a three-hour band rehearsal, whose location is unknown at this time.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do an annoying errand, get a lovely new do via Teddy, visit the Ray Courts show, eat a meal, and then zone out on the couch like so much fish, all the while hopefully getting more Evening Primrose orders. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player, and your DVD/video player? I’ll start – DVD, Peter Sellers in The Optimists, and Jacques Demy’s The Pied Piper, starring Donovan. CD, a Johnny Mandel compilation I put together for my listening pleasure. Your turn. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I prepare to operate on all cylinders.

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