Captain’s Log 4,569
I built the rehearsal schedule for California Suite last night. What on earth have I gotten myself into? I built in a few days off, but there is so much to do. I have us rehearsing on weekends too. I might relax the schedule if things go well. There is such a thing as being over-rehearsed for a show. Several of the actors probably don’t need that much rehearsal, but I paired the stronger actors with those who aren’t as experienced. The worst thing ever is to put two weaker actors together for a scene – since there are only two people on stage at a time. We will see how this goes. After this is over, they will probably never want to see me again. I am a taskmaster when it comes to rehearsals. I don’t fool around. And people really DO look good up there. And that is what we want to see.
I am meeting with some folks today to help me secure some of my intellectual property from illegal seizure. It’s nice to have an idea that someone thinks needs protection like that. Frankly, I never considered it. I just do things. I don’t have that strong competitive edge that most people do – except when I play word games or Texas Hold ‘Em. The gloves come off. Watch it, maties!
Anyway…we are meeting a one of the more prominent Jewish deli places here in town. Well, there are only two Jewish delis, so I guess that would make them both prominent. I enjoy going to places like that for the ambiance but the food is WAY too much for me. How on earth can someone eat like that? I also don’t like brown mustard. Or Dijon mustard. I barely like yellow mustard (except in egg salad). So going to places like that is not a meal treat for me. Looking at mile-high pastrami on rye bread makes me want to puke, actually.
Lox at Milton’s Deli in Del Mar. No thanks. But it is an excellent word in Scrabble if you hit a triple.
I have a friend from New York who made me matzo brei years ago. I loved it! And have never been able to find anyone who can make it as good. Scrambled eggs with mazto crackers. Looks like crap. Tastes great!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Since my meeting is mid-afternoon, I might just have a lemon bar. It’s the size of Rhode Island and costs $6, but I can take half of it home.
And speaking of food……Whole Foods (also known as Whole Paycheck) is owned by a total asshat. He is another one who wants to cut hours for his workers so he doesn’t have to pay healthcare. Considering who goes into those stores (filthy liberal hippie scum with lots of disposable income), I think he just cut off his nose. When a bag of raw sugar costs $12 at a store like that, Mr. Asshat is making a TON of money. How dare he act like this? Greed. It’s all about greed. When is enough enough? I think I see a boycott just around the corner. Yup. Indeed.