Captain’s Log 5,492
Where have the days gone? I am still frittering about with the nasty head cold. Two nights ago I woke up feeling pukish and went to the kitchen for a glass of water. Pukish was right. Right in the kitchen sink. No warning. And then (to be indelicate), the fireworks manifested from the other door. I brought a magazine into the bathroom with me because it didn’t make sense to even leave the room. Apparently, this is also one of the side benefits of what’s going around. I went to work for a very short while and then attended a meeting – and that was it. I was hungry around 4:00 and had dinner with friends (since there wasn’t any rehearsal due to flu).
I feel completely renewed this morning. I moved a bookcase from my bedroom into the office about 6:30 AM. It was nice to actually handle each book and make a decision about whether or not it was going to stay. I culled 10% and will be donating them to a book exchange where several of my pals work. Book exchanges are fun. I did that all across New Zealand. People wrote notes about who they were and where they were going. I had grand fun. My traveling companion refused to engage with any of this because he had an OCD aversion to touching used books. So, I read to my heart’s content and he was bored playing Solitaire in the campervan every evening. We had no phones, stereos, televisions, etc. It was just us. I was grateful for the books!
The show is moving along. They are all supposed to be off-script as of today. That usually means they fall apart and get frustrated and feel like they haven’t accomplished a thing. That’s where the therapy skills of the director come in. There is a lot of hand holding and cooing. But only for a few days. Then, I start to get tough. I explained the process, but the inexperienced ones still don’t believe me. They will. In time.
Okay, enough. I don’t have internet hooked up until tomorrow, so I am stealing this writing moment at work. I know it isn’t a big deal, but I really DO have things to accomplish before I leave for yet ANOTHER afternoon meeting. BAH! Who calls 4:00 meetings on Friday??????