Captain’s Log 5,506
We rehearsed with our real furniture and most of the props last night.
Had a few issues with the timing of things. Ooops!
It was good for them to sit and watch each other (patience) and work out the bugs. Funny how the same glitches seem to happen in the very same spot for one of the teams. The entire part about “going to the can with Barbra Streisand” got missed on Saturday and again yesterday. It’s not as if that is essential to the show, but it’s damn funny. The very idea of Barbra Streisand in the can is funny enough. Talking about it as a smashed diva from London makes it even funnier.
Speaking of drunk…..Simon wrote that as “pissed.” I decided to change that. “Pissed” means something entirely different here. Diana is drunk, not angry. So using “pissed” was confusing. Well, Diana gets angry later, but I just decided to change all the language to keep things neat. Nothing pissy allowed.
The cigarettes aren’t working either. Neither actor smokes, so having them running about with strawberry-flavored lettuce cigarettes is actually more bothersome than it’s worth. One actor has substituted a Snickers candy bar. The other one is going to walk around aimlessly whilst carrying the smoke treat without ever lighting up. I don’t smoke either. But I think I did in a previous life.
Speaking of drunk, I was looking up some phrases that mean drunk. I found 3,049. But this is my very favorite.
He’s Prince Eugene
WTF? Benjamin Franklin compiled a list that included that phrase. I love it. Who in the hell is or was Prince Eugene?
Here are some more from Old Ben:
He sees two moons
Going to Jerusalem
Has scalt his head pan
Eat a pudding bagg
Been too free with Sir John Strawberry
God! I wish I could talk like that! I also wish I was as funny as Lily Tomlin. I wish I was as creative as Neil Gaiman. I wish I liked butter as much as Paula Deen. I wish my eyes were as big as Anne Hathaway’s. I wish I could tap like Gregory Hines. Oh, I wish wish wish sometimes!
And then, I stop wishing and look around to see the blessings I really DO have in my life. One the biggest blessings is the chance to come here in the mornings and make nonsense, share a bit of angst-filled crap every now and then, post photos of ridiculous things and moments, and watch my fingers type in the reflection of the laptop screen. Simple pleasures that give me such a sense of peace and joy.
I love the show. I love the people. I love the process of putting it all together. I love that we are making art.