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January 9, 2019:

KEEPING ON TOP OF EVERYTHING

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Well, dear readers, sweet from the sour is what we need around these here parts. Can we please arrange that?  It makes everything so much easier and more pleasant.  Other than that, I have been writing away and doing and going and having telephonic calls and trying to keep on top of everything, which can be daunting, but one simply must keep on top of everything.

Yesterday, for example, was a day when I tried to keep on top of everything.  I got seven hours of sleep, getting up at eleven. I got coherent and then did quite a lot of futzing and finessing, after which I wrote two new pages.  After that, I took a brief break during which I did brief things briefly.  Then I went to the mail place and picked up no packages or mail but shipped two little items.  Then I decided it would be fun to have two Popeye’s mild chicken breasts for lunch, so I went there and got those – each breast comes with one of their yummilicious biscuits and it’s a very inexpensive and filling bit of food.  I brought it right home and ate all of it up in one swell foop – sorry, one fell swoop.  The breasts were really good as were the biscuits.

Then it was back to writing.  I wrote about four or five more pages, took a brief break, had several telephonic conversations and the day was at an end and evening had begun, not necessarily in that order.  The evening hours were spent writing and taking brief breaks, and then having to have a twenty-minute strong conversation about an upcoming concert I’m involved in, a one-off offshoot of those little concerts we’ve done at film fan Henry Stanny’s house.  They haven’t kept me in the loop at all, so I just said that had to change and that I need to know everything so this thing can run smoothly.  This is happening at the Autry, which has a very nice performing space, and it’s a put-together of the two Morricone concerts we did, although I’m going to have to add to the patter, plus adjust any of the humor that was specific to doing the shows in Henry’s back yard.  It’s sold out, and they’re now talking about doing an added matinee before.

After that, I continued with the writing, taking breaks routine.  I took a hot shower at ten, and whilst in there figured out what the next little section is, so I made those notes and am about to begin that section.  I haven’t finished with the writing yet, but I think that thus far I’ve done about sixteen pages – just trying to catch up for being an underachiever yesterday. Even if it’s rough, I’d like to get the next three or four pages done before going to bed, hence these here notes will be going up on time come hell or high or even low water.

Today will be more of the same.  I’ll futz and finesse, write, take brief breaks, eat, write, hopefully pick up some packages, write, break, write, and then at some point relax.

Tomorrow, I’ll write right up until we have our second Kritzerland rehearsal. This is the rehearsal where I’ll stage a few things and give more detailed direction, should that be needed. Normally, with the adult shows I don’t give any direction at the first rehearsal, but I did give quite a bit, just to get the young folks on the right road.  Anyway, looking forward to it.  Friday is an all writing day, Saturday I’ll write in the morning, then we have our stumble-through, then an early dinner, then I’ll write more in the evening hours.  Then Sunday we have our sound check and show, which is only nine seats away from being a total sellout, which is over 130 people.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, futz and finesse, write, eat, hopefully pick up packages, get some SWEET, write, and 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 questions and loads of lovely answers and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, whilst I continue trying to keep on top of everything.

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