Whenever I need to go to town to get the groceries — like today, for instance — and I don’t feel up to driving the 50 miles to get there and back because I’ve been doing nothing but sit at my desk and do re-writes and then more and more and even more re-writes and then laundry and then cleaning the house and taking care of 12 (!!) cats and tending to all the flowers (yes! I bought even more flowers!)…. these guys always offer to do the driving to town for me!
Neighbors are great, aren’t they? I just love them!
But, yes. This morning is about running errands in town and then (I think) catching up with Peitor Angell on the phone this afternoon. He is still in New York, so we’re in the same time zone for a change. Yay.
Which reminds me, the other day, I posted the wrong logo for Abstract Absurdity Productions. This is the correct one:
Also, if you are interested — tonight’s Pride special on ABC, “The Freedom to Exist — The Soul of A Nation Presentation,” which includes an interview with Sandra Caldwell (my partner in all things theatrical) will air at 10 PM (US only). And then it will be on Hulu, indefinitely.
I no longer have TV or Hulu, so I won’t be able to see it. But Val in Brooklyn offered to just tape it with her phone and send it to me. So we’ll see how that goes!
Meanwhile, the rewrites on the play, “The Guide to Being Fabulous,” do indeed continue. And they continue to be great — but they also continue to take a lot of focusing from my wee bonny brain. This is a really BIG thing around my house ( and it works!!):
And also lots of THIS over ice!! (Sadly, it does have sugar, even though it’s organic sugar…)
And when all else fails, I sit and stare at this until the brain fog clears!! I love this photo!! (It’s from the other day, in London I think):
But seriously — I am still loving our fantastic play (one-woman musical, to be exact) but sometimes the deadlines get extreme, especially when I am still trying to fit in a regular, albeit part-time, job.
I just feel exhausted most of the time.
I did touch base with Valerie again about our big merch extravaganza– all the covers of my many books put onto coffee mugs over at zazzle! I can’t wait. I think we will be working on that next week, when there will be a brief shining moment of lulls in the rewrites….
A coffee mug featuring this cover will be going to my uncle down in Virginia, because he said, and I quote: “Wow. That is the best book you ever wrote! That was really HOT!” (And he’s 90…. and has read a lot of books!)
And for Wayne, a coffee mug with this wonderful cover will be arriving in his mail. Because of all the many cups of coffee he brought me at 6:30am when I was hard at work at my desk, writing this for 4 years; and the sandwiches he brought me midday, when I was hard at work at my desk, writing this for 4 years; and the Christmas when he barged in, exasperated, dressed in a really lovely royal blue linen suit that I had bought him, a crisp white shirt that I had bought him and a royal blue silk tie that I had bought him, and said, “Come on, Marilyn! Fuck — it’s Christmas! People will be here in 20 minutes!!” (And, of course, when the book won me Erotic Writer of the Year in London, when I was 39, and he said, “Marilyn, I am so PROUD of you!!”):
That’s it for today. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday, wherever you are in the world!! Here, it is lovely, yet again!! Beautiful weather for a drive to town and back (with or without the neighbors).
Enjoy your beautiful day, gang.
Thanks for visiting.
I love you guys. See ya!
My driving everywhere music for today!!!!! Enjoy!!