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April 10, 2008:

VERISIMILITUDE

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Well, dear readers, I have some very important news for you – it is Thursday. I ask you, where else on all the Internet can you find such news? Nowhere, that’s where. Of course, it really isn’t Thursday quite yet, it’s still Wednesday evening as I write these here notes, but by the time you read them it will be Thursday and therefore the notes will have verisimilitude, to use a ten-dollar word. In any case, it is Thursday and this has been an interesting week thus far, and hopefully it will continue to be interesting, and in a good way. Speaking of a good way, yesterday was a day in which I printed. I got up after a good night’s sleep, and I went directly to Staples where I ordered 1000 more shipping labels, bought printer ink for the printer, more paper on which to print and happily the nice lady at the copy and print center let me ring everything up there and she also allowed me to use two discount cards, which effectively cut the amount owed in half. That’s what I’M talkin’ about. I then came home and printed out orders, as well as did some work on the computer, attending to things that needed attending, did some errands that needed doing, picked up some mail, did some research on shipping materials, and then it was time to be on my way to a rehearsal. Once again, our usual favored route, the 134 to the 210 was screwed up thanks to yet another senseless accident, so we had to take the 5 to the 10 to the 57. It wasn’t too bad, although it took us about twenty minutes longer than it’s been taking us. We decided on Thai food for dinner and I must say it wasn’t to my liking. And then, it was time for a rehearsal.

We began the night by running a couple of musical numbers, then we started at the top of the show and did a work-through of act one. We were missing our Fred and Joyce, so we skipped their scenes. But tonight was all specifics – cleaning up blocking, making things sharper, working on timing and intention and all that sort of stuff. Some very nice things came out of it and we’ll do the same thing again on Saturday.

Then I came home and sat in front of my computer like so much fish. I printed out another eighteen orders, ate a bagel, and answered some e-mails that needed answering.

I’m feeling that these here notes have verisimilitude, to use a ten-dollar word. I feel we cannot use the word verisimilitude enough. Of course, trying to type that word over and over and over again is truly an annoyance. Perhaps we’ll use some eight-dollar words instead.

A little birdie told me that Passover will be occurring soon. Perhaps I’ll throw myself a little Seder, since I don’t seem to be invited to these things anymore. I think I remember going to Miss Joan Ryan’s last year, the first Seder I’d attended in quite some time. Otherwise, I’ll just sit around my home environment like so much gefilte fish.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below so we can see if the next section has verisimilitude.

How can this section have verisimilitude before I’ve actually written anything? And yet, it did. Funny that.

Today, I will print, I will do errands, I will make telephonic calls, and I will, once again, attend a rehearsal. Tonight is our designer run-through – I’m sure it will be rough and tumble, but I’m hoping we get through it with some smoothness so the designers can see how the flow of the show is supposed to work.

Tomorrow is my day off, but I’ll be working on getting everything organized for our upcoming shipping of Evening Primrose. Tomorrow evening I’m seeing some sort of play at the John Anson Ford Theater.

Both weekend days are rehearsals, but the late afternoons and evenings are mine all mine and I’m quite certain they’ll be filled with verisimilitude.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, print, do errands, sup, and attend a rehearsal. Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite ten-dollar words – those big, unwieldy words that you just love to whip out and show off with? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, and hopefully they’ll have some verisimilitude.

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