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July 11, 2018:

DRAMA 1001

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Well, dear readers, find me a padded cell why don’t you because the day before we had Drama 101 and today we had Drama 1001 or Drama to the Nth Degree.  I can’t even go into it, frankly, just know that dealing with this stuff is so enervating, and I did blow up rather severely at someone, which never makes me happy.  But we got past it, hopefully, and things were calm.  But I’m being asked to deal with a lot of stuff that is not in my job description and I’ve been trying to do it to be helpful but no matter how much I’ve taken care of it’s not enough right now and so it’s up to me to figure it out.  I think once we’re past this Friday things will calm down and perhaps get back to normal or near normal, at least I hope so.  I did apologize for the major yelling fit I had, even though in my mind it was completely justified, but I don’t like to make anyone feel bad or exacerbate their stress levels – but you get to a point – it’s like that scene in Airplane where everyone slaps the out of control emotional passenger – I just did it verbally.  That was my world until about eight-thirty – it began at five.  After it was over I went directly to In-N-Out, didn’t bother finding a manager, and just ordered one cheeseburger and animal fries and brought them home, nice and hot, and that calmed ME down.  I gotta tell you.

Prior to all that, I’d gotten seven hours of sleep or something resembling that, got up, answered e-mails, had to deal with getting a few pieces of music and getting a chart in a different key.  Then Grant called and we went and had a late or early something or other at Jerry’s Deli – I had the breakfast burrito, which I hadn’t had in ages – it was good. I picked up a couple of packages, dropped Grant off at his tire place (he had a flat), and then came home. 

I listened to some music whilst dealing with stressed out folks, had to write a strong e-mail to get something back on the right track, and then it was time for rehearsals.  They involved Linda Hart, Roz Kind, Brennley Brown, and Johnny Whitaker.  That part was fun and will be more fun when they all come back early next week. 

You know the rest.  After I finished my burger and animal fries, I wrote several e-mails and listened to more music – some Cal Tjader and Ella Fitzgerald, just trying to relax.

Today, I’m hoping will be drama free or at least drama lite.  I’ll have to have a telephonic conversation in the morning, I’ll eat, hopefully pick up packages, and then we have three people coming to rehearse, but those should all go smoothly and be fun.  That is the hope anyway.  Then I may go out for something fun to eat if I eat lightly earlier.

The rest of the week must be Kritzerland and writing intros and preparing a lighting cue script for the Sherman event.  Then on Sunday we’re back rehearsing for the event and that will continue all during the following week.  I have to have everything prepared for the tech needs of the show.  Then we have our long day on Saturday – I get there very early to run the light cues, the band will also be there early to have their own rehearsal, then we do sound check from one-thirty to four-thirty, take a break, and then it’s show time. 

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, have a drama free or drama lite day, I must have telephonic conversations, I must eat, hopefully pick up some packages, have another rehearsal, finish casting Kritzerland, and then relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Ask BK Day, the day in which you get to ask me or any dear reader any old question you like and we get to give any old answer we like.  So, let’s have loads of lovely question and loads of lovely answers and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to be over this Drama 1001 day.

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