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September 14, 2018:


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Well, dear readers, TGIF, that’s all I have to say, and hopefully it will be better than the day I like to call yesterday.  TGIF, of course, stands for That Guy (Haines) is Fabulous.  It also stands for Thirty Greek Idiots Flirting. It also stands for Tell Greenland it’s Freezing.  But of course the well-known meaning is Thank God it’s Friday.  I hope I can have just a bit of respite over the weekend. Wouldn’t that be loverly?

Yesterday was a day with about zero respite.  I was up many times during the night due to an upset tummy and acid reflux. I finally got up at around eight after about four hours of sleep.  I got an additional hour from ten to eleven.  I did work on the computer, then moseyed on over to Jerry’s Deli for a lunch meeting with our very own Robert Yacko.  He’s doing the act we created in Fullerton in October and it has to run ninety minutes with an intermission, so we figured out the songs we were adding, and I figured out a really strong way to end the act, so it should play fine.  We’ll rehearse a couple of times to make sure it all plays fine.  I had a breakfast burrito – very good.

Then I picked up no packages and certainly no important envelope.  I’d already a conversation about that with the folks in New York and they’re mailing a new envelope today, but not, as I was hoping, via an expedited service.  Hopefully it will get here sooner than later.  And then the day turned miserable and I was not a happy camper, but you know what, enough of that crap already.  As Louis Jourdan says so eloquently in Gigi – it’s a bore.  I do know this has been a challenging year for many of us – and we all need to get in the shower and wash that merde down the drain because who needs it?  I have absolutely no memory of anything that happened in the evening hours other than a very long telephonic conversation that calmed me down a little, and listening to some music, and have more telephonic calls.  We’re still waiting on our final cast member to confirm the October Kritzerland, but I’ve already started choosing the songs in earnest. So everyone will have three weeks to learn their stuff, which is plenty.

We’ve had zero action on the Indiegogo campaign, but starting today we go back into puuuuuuuush mode for the final five days – a couple of new, fun perks and there are still plenty of the old perks, too.  There was simply too much negative stuff going on this past week and you can’t really fight that.  So, now we’ll have fun as we did last weekend when we actually hit our goal, going up by twelve percent in two days.  So, here we go for the big stretch goal to cover them pesky Indiegogo and credit card fees.

Today, I just have to get through the day and evening and then I can have some respite. I’m quite overtired, so hopefully I’ll get a good night’s beauty sleep.  Once up, I’ll attend to some things and do the usual morning stuff. I’ll have a brief visitor and then I’ll eat, hopefully pick up some packages, and then I’m shutting down no matter what.

Tomorrow I’ll finish choosing songs, and then I’ve been invited to the Magic Castle, but I’m not sure I want to do that on a Saturday night in Hollywood with all that crazy traffic.  Sunday who knows, and then next week I have tons to do, more auditions for our leading man, making a show order, writing commentary and whatever else comes along.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, get through the day and evening, get some respite, get some rest, have a brief visit with a brief visitor, eat, hopefully pick up packages, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/Blu and Ray player?  I’ll start – no, I won’t.  You’ll start.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy that it’s TGIF – That Goy is Funny, Tell Greta I’m Fat, Twelve Geraniums in France – or, Thank God it’s Friday.

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