My prediction about Scotland certainly hit it right on the nose, didn’t it?? Assuming that by “right on the nose” we mean that I couldn’t have been more wrong!! But I’m happy with the vote. I am one of those people who really likes to see things stay the same indefinitely…
In that vein, I just came from the eye doctor where I ordered a new pair of glasses for the first time in 8 years. And I got one of those brand new Marilyn Monroe designer frames!! I can’t wait until they are ready. Nothing like finally buying a new pair of glasses but selecting a frame based on a 60-year-old design! This is the style I chose:
Here’s hoping they make me look super smart! Just like Marilyn Monroe.
Well… yesterday. I said we would meet back here today and compare notes, so here we are. How did it go for you, gang? It was still a little bit strange for me, I have to say. But today I am kind of feeling the energy getting back to normal. Last night, I was up again around 2:30 and could not get back to sleep. So it’s kind of odd that I feel my energy actually getting back to normal today. I even finished a ton of homework this afternoon. But I do hope I sleep better tonight. I hate it when I can’t sleep but I also hate to reach for those OTC sleeping aides… Oh ha ha ha, just kidding. I love to reach for those OTC sleeping aides!!
Okay. It is officially Friday evening. I have a couple of conference calls later but, for the most part, I am done, done, done and turning off the computer. I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend, folks! I am going to be Skyping with Kevin in the morning, and then doing this in the afternoon. One of these days, all I’m going to do is relax. Not sure where or when, but one of these days…
I don’t know if you noticed it, too, but in my corner of the universe, the energy was seriously strange yesterday. Everything and everyone seemed off balance, including moi. It was not a day I feel like repeating so I hope today will be back to normal. I guess we’ll find out.
We’ll also find out if Scotland votes for Independence today, which will be very interesting. I get the feeling they will vote in favor of it. Not because I can predict things like that, but only because the world is in such chaos right now, why not throw an Independent Scotland into that crazy mix? In the sense that nothing seems to make sense anymore and only the unexpected can be counted on, then an Independent Scotland will fit right in. Again, we’ll soon find out.
Pam Grout‘s new book, E-Cubed, is out now. I started reading it yesterday and that, at least, gave me some really great energy. I am one of those people whose life was profoundly changed by A Course In Miracles and I really love her simple, fun, joyous approach to who we really are. So far, I like this new book even better than E-Squared, which was a NY Times bestseller, if you aren’t familiar with it.
On the TV pilot re-writing front… I have decided it is time to pull back a bit and try to remember where I was originally going with this thing! I think I want to go back to square one and really focus on the audience I created this story for; maybe that will help me find that voice again. Because right now, it is based on story notes I got from the producers and that can be a very un-targeted way of writing. (Yes, I created a new word there: un-targeted. Feel free to use it whenever your own writing is simply let loose into the stratosphere with no recognizable purpose.) The results are vague and just sitting there, although on the conference call the other day, one of the producers said that it was “going in the right direction.” However, rocket ships launched into space are “going in the right direction” but if that rocket is un-targeted (!!), not specifically aimed at anything, it has no purpose. So back to square one I go!
Meanwhile, the pages from the play from NYC did indeed arrive and I am so incredibly excited to be working on this project, even in such a small capacity as the editor of dialogue. It is an original musical, a one-woman show — a one-African-American-woman show — and, to me, it feels like a cross between Rent and Hedwig & the Anrgy Inch.
These are the same people that I will be working with on the Pearl Bailey play (as the writer), and perhaps even another musical down the line (as the writer again), and I couldn’t be more excited, gang. Really. Theater has always been my first love, and musical theater, specifically. In fact when I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be Julie Andrews. I spent many carefree hours blithely dancing around the playroom in the basement, singing along to the original cast recording of “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady. At some point — when I was around 12, I think — I realized that if Julie Andrews already existed there was no point in pursuing “being her” when I grew up, so I wound up being me, instead. But I do still have a fondness in my heart for Broadway musicals, that’s for sure. And I am so excited by this unexpected turn in my life right now.
Okay, I am almost done with the Church Administration class — this is the final week. So I’d better get crackin’ on the homework. But I leave you with the video below! (Just picture her as a 5-year-old me, downstairs in our playroom, in Cleveland circa 1965…) Have a great Thursday, gang, wherever you are, and if it winds up being just as insane as yesterday, then let’s vow to get through it together!! We’ll meet back here tomorrow, in whatever shape we’re in! See ya then! Thanks for visiting!