dddavid...a blog of everyday life.
Hey, it's almost Christmas, and things are busy, but just as an added note, and to sound real special: For my local friends, all of you who stopped by, for those of you who sent an e-mail, and /or signed the guestbook. I would like to say, you have my sincere thanks, and hopes that you will be blessed with the same good fortune that I have been, in the coming year. With a deeper understanding of yourself, and those around you, and a greater tolerance for the ignorant (or a quick wit!). It's been a very good year for me, and you can all take a little credit in that. I look forward to hearing from all of you in the coming year. Have a Happy - whatever it is you are doing, and may you find true love, peace, and happiness.
No show to do now...I have to be me again...hey anybody out there doing a play!!! O.K. if you haven't guessed, it's now over...at least until spring. Of course that means that auditions are probably in January, so I guess that's not to long to go, huh. I might even get a chance to finish the bathroom. Not to much left to do in there, just some painting. Same with the kitchen floor, but I can't polyurethane during the winter 'CAUSE I'LL DIE.
Well, one show down, and I think it went very well. Just one more to do , and that's in about 2 hours. I just wanted to stop by, and tell you how it was going, for those keeping up with the saga, "God bless us everyone".
For those of you in or near my area or if you just like to travel long distances, the Christmas show is this Sat. at 7:30 p.m., and Sun at 2 p.m. If you need something to kick off the season, and get you in the mood, this it it...tiny Tim, and all. I've got just about everything done that I wanted to before it got here...which means that the house is decorated, including the new porch (it's looks done anyway-the rest will have to wait until next year...it's too cold).
This year has gone by fast, and just look at the things that I've learned to do;
If you haven't noticed, icq is always on, if you want to send a message when I'm not here (that's the joy of a cable modem). The cam could actually be on non-stop also, but I'm not sure if I want to do that yet, though I do have the software for streaming video, I'd hate for everyone to see how much I actually talk to the dog. On the bright side, at least I don't wait for an answer.....I don't. Be good, be back.
SCROOGE, yes that's who I'll be playing in the Christmas show, though I'm sure that I got the part due to my acting ability, and not because I bear any resemblance to the character. I've always wanted to do this show, and of course, play Scrooge. It's one of those shows that I have to see every Christmas, or Christmas is not complete. Rehearsals begin tonight, oh boy...I can't wait to yell at people.
At home all I have left to do to the porch is to put the decking on the roof, just 2 more warm days is all I want. Then I can decorate it for Christmas. O.K. got to go to work, latter.
Auditions, Auditions, Auditions....it must be about time, because I'm almost done cleaning the house, building the porch, and other stuff that will be done one day. In fact they will be this Thurs. at 7 p.m. (for those of you who keep up). It's for "A Community Christmas", and among other things (like Christmas songs), there will be 3-one act plays.
Jeff, my computer man, says that he will come over and load windows again (yes it's still messing up). You may have noticed the picture on the cam hasn't changed...just one of the problems going on, but one day it will all be better, (hopefully not one day like the one day I'll finish the kitchen floor). Bye now.
Another show is over, and a special one at that (we did get to do the Halloween show, by the way). For those of you who didn't get to see it...yes it was good, yes I always say that, but that's because the theater group doesn't do any less with their shows, and one day many more people will find that out. I think that it's something that should be showcased in the City Scoop (the city hall newsletter), and the Downtown Newsletter. To think that a town is offered this quality of entertainment from volunteers is something that needs to be written about, and if you ask me it's their job , and that of the newspapers to seek us out, but that probably won't happen, so I guess it's up to us.
Auditions for the next show will be coming up soon (never too soon), it's a Christmas one you know. Everybody likes a Christmas show. That's about all I know about it so far (that, and it will be good).
Well, the last I heard, and as far as I know (now it's for sure)...there will be a show at Miners on Halloween at 8:30 p.m.. I'm not sure if everyone else is happy about it, but I am (are you kidding, another chance to be on stage). Rehearsal is suppose to be this Sunday, and a meeting on Monday night to decide the next show. This will be the first time that I get to be in on this. I'm assuming that it will be something Christmas.
I'm getting closer to having that roof fixed ('bout time) it was that or coming up with an indoor waterfall type of thing... The computer hasn't been working to well, and I've exhausted all things that I can try. I'm told that another fan, and a replaced memory chip will do it, I hope so. I'm very tired of the illegal operation message. In fact there is one hovering above me at this very moment, just waiting to stop me from doing things on here. Enough from me, see you latter.
How about an update huh...well I have spent the last few days attempting to fix the computer..I may have almost done it. Some how I got the love letter virus??? So I had to download the anti virus program again...among other things that were wrong with it, but it's almost back to normal now.
FRANKENSTEIN.... is going well, it's not perfect yet, but I base that on my performance. I think we all think it's a good show, if we ourselves are happy with our own performance. Don't get me wrong...it's good, but just a little bit more will make it perfect. You always have to strive for that...we are all doing really, really good though. I knew it would be a good show, and we might have a encore performance on Halloween night, which would be a very good thing. I'll let you know.
Hey take the poll (new addition) it's under the October journal button you pushed to get in here.
New month... The play is now starting to look somewhat like it's going to. I say somewhat, because the lines are not quiet down yet, but they are getting there. Which is good, 'cause there's not much time left now... It will be good. I think everyone knows that now. I just love this role, and I think everyone knows that too.
Not too many other new things. I haven't got to work on the kitchen floor for awhile, because of the memorizing going on. I did take the time yesterday to make a Halloween Page...ooohhh. Where I am hoping to put the stories that you (yes you) send me. I'm really just looking for true ghost stories...things that may have happened to you. So if you want to see them here, just e-mail them to me, and I'll get them on, but hurry...you don't have much time.
Must memorize lines...must memorize lines. I haven't had any time in the last few weeks to do that, and you can't really have that character until then, but other than that I'm fine with everything. Not much else to say about it yet 'cause it's still in it's baby stage...at least I'm not alone
At home the kitchen floor is now more done than not, and I have come to enjoy the smell of polyurethane...yummmm. I'm going to have the roof fixed next week....at least that's what the guy who's going to do it said...with a little fence going around the top (widows walk), and hopefully an overhang for the door area, like a really small porch.
Thought of the day:
Victor Frankenstein...I thought that I would just come out and say it since I know that some of you have been waiting...well, that's who I am (yea). Rehearsals started last night, and it's going to be one of those -keep the audience on the edge of their seats shows- . This is a good part...I mean a really good part. The kind that I use to avoid because of the intensity of the emotions involved, but I have learned to love those...even thrive on them while on stage. I love it when the actors feed off each other, and these seem to be the kind of people who will...oh boy. It's seems like such a long time since I got a role like this, I'm so happy.
In other things, I moved on from painting the bathroom floor to the kitchen floor (green and white check) this is going to take a little longer, but it looks very good so far. The hard part is moving the furniture around to paint while keeping a path so I can still use the kitchen. Each square has to be painted at least twice, and then the polyurethane (which has to dry over night). So I can do about a 3 x 3 area a day...not to mention keeping the dog off it. I figure in about a week it will be done...I hope.
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Well. we had auditions.....I thought that mine went, and felt really, really well. I don't know if anyone else did, but I did... If I can connect to the character (Victor Frankenstein....o.k. Dr. Frankenstein), and the emotion that fast, it must have been good...right. Oh well, we'll see. Now we just wait until it's announced, and wait.
Moving on, the bathroom is almost done. I decided to paint the vanity too, and the floor...might as well do it all huh. Be back when everyone knows who's who....in the play that is.
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Well, didn't have to wait long for this, did you??? Auditions for Frankenstein are this coming Monday, and Tuesday. I had just enough time to paint the bathroom (keep in mind, when I say "paint the bathroom" I don't mean a solid color), or at least it should be done by then...didn't want free time anyway, just have to think of things to do. I also had time to get stung by a bee (and by the amount of swelling in my hand, I'm thinking that I'm allergic to them) on Sunday...it's almost back to normal now...and how was your week?
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Hey, twice in as many weeks...just like the old days.
I heard that Peter Pan has gotten better with each show...not bad, and probably what I would say too. It's fun, a-lot of fun, even though the Pirates don't get to be out there enough, but enough to make an impression, I hear. I was told that my niece crawled up on her mom or dads lap every time that Captain Hook came out, that's funny.
Well I don't want to over do it, you may get use to it, so I'll go...... Two more shows left, Fri., and Sat. can't wait.
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How you ever got through July without me, I don't know, but since the play starts this week I thought I should get back here to give you an update... It's ready, or at least it will be in 5 days. The best thing about it has got to be the pirates...they kick ass all over the place...little kid ass...Indian ass...they're just a bunch of ass kickers. If you need reminded of my part...yes, I am a pirate...an ass kickin pirate...kick ass, will travel. I felt bad about not updating sooner, that is until I checked out C.A.T.S. page...hehehehe...just kidding. PETER PAN starts this Friday and runs through 2 weekends...if you're around. So now you know what's going on with the show, on to other things.
THE FENCE IS UP , and what a big fence it is, and just to bring me luck...the dead tree is down. We'll see what changes happen now (feng shui wouldn't like the dead things around). I can't tell you how happy the fence makes me...it changes things so much, not to mention, makes them look better. I love my fence...and it's rained enough this year to make the garden look good...and large. Which is good, because I haven't had a-lot of watering time, and the rain does better than I can anyway.
O.K. enough for now...thanks for asking where I was...be back soon...probably.
Oh, how I know that you've been waiting for this....a new month, a new page to look at, and now you have it...because I care......
Now that you're settled in let's get updated... New Show...Peter Pan...new cast, and I get to be in it. If you are wondering who I am, go to the all new "Play Resume" page and find out...oh sure it would be easy just to say it, but then why have another page????? Speaking of another page...try out "tales from the garden" to have a little bit of an understanding of what I had to go through just for what I have today...
I'm still searching for the perfect cam software, cause I am unhappy with the one I have (it doesn't seem to update every 15 sec.), and I don't like the places where you have to share a page with others....so I search.
It's now summer, and I seem to be constantly watering the woods...soon to have one less dead tree, and a brand new (as tall as I can get) fence along one side of it. That, I hope, will help to shade it somewhat...not to mention give at least a little privacy. I'm hoping for it to be sturdy enough to damage cars when they hit it...which they do frequently with the current one (bastards). That's life in the little city (bastards). Maybe by the next time I update some of those things will be done, and I will be living a more natural life.
Guess what.....AUDITIONS, AUDITIONS, AUDITIONS.....yep! This Saturday...my how time flies. If you remember this one is Peter Pan...oh, what am I saying...of course you remember. Well anyway I can't wait.
I've been working outside on the landscaping, garden, forest, what ever you want to call it...I've been out there making more of it. You can never have too much green space..especially downtown. It's very healing to see all the green, and the birds, etc. It's just plain good for everything...dog likes it too.
So, you still keeping up...o.k. I put one more song on the writings page...actually I've had it for awhile, but finally got it to work...go listen.......I'm going to go for now-probably talk to you soon...really.
Shows over......sad, sad, sad....you get use to being with the same people for many hours each week, and all of the sudden they're not there any more. I think it's a good thing that it's only 3 weeks until the next auditions... Although you know that some of the people that you got to know won't be there, and new one's will take their place. It's like changing families...you play getting to know you all over again, and when you do...it's over, shows done...
The play went extremely well...if Shelly sends me, or puts up pictures from it (hint, hint) I'll let you know. To let you know how well it went...I never heard one bad comment about it...not even a unimportant one...but that's always the goal, right.
Now, it's on to Peter Pan. I found the book online (you can find anything online) and am currently reading it. I don't remember ever seeing the whole thing before. So I have to find out who everyone is, and what they are like...homework, you know. In between time I'll try to get things done around here, like have the big dead tree cut down, and maybe have a new fence put up, one that it car proof (living downtown, people tend to run into things that they wouldn't elsewhere). If it keeps raining like it has, I'll have that woods outside that I've always dreamed of by the end of the summer.
Well, if you didn't come into see it from wherever you are...you missed a good three shows, really... I tell you what-there is really nothing like being in front of a live audience. If I could have my dream job-that's what it would be. We have two more shows this Fri. and Sat. before it's over, and I have to go back to an ordinary life again, but guess what....Auditions for Peter Pan are at the end of the month (yea). So hopefully life won't be so ordinary for too long. Enough for now, have fun.
Guess what???? I haven't been here for awhile...did you notice?
Show opens tonight, and it's been fun. Even got the dance right last night-'bout time...so I ain't worried no more, no more. I'm really looking forward to it. I've been in shows with a bigger part, but musicals really get people excited, besides, the few people who have seen it so far like my character...so I'm going in the right direction.
If you're anywhere near the Theatre - go see it - you got two weekends to pick from, and if you do...tell me what you thought, in person (unless you're a stalker) or through e-mail.
Have to go get ready now...be good.
...yeah, yeah, yeah, I know...I'm getting slower wit de updates, it's the play you know... Things are going well...if not a tad slow...but it's begining to show what it's going to be, and everyone who is there is happy about it. It will be great, they always are.
Been having trouble with my server for the last 5 or 6 nights...it likes to go off at 6 or 7 for about 5 or so hours-don't they just suck... So if you're not sure what's going on (like am I being even more elusive) that's why...but sooner or latter it does come back, and I do get the messages...so don't worry.
This is going to be short 'cause I still have too many things to do before rehearsal (boy it's nice to be able to say that) tonight, so I have to let you go for now...o.k.
Hey, it's been awhile...but if you've been paying attention I've been busy working on things here, like the songs on the writings page... They're tiny little albums to click on at the bottom of it. I only pick out the good songs, so it's worth a trip. Besides it will give you something to listen to while you read (yea).
Everything is going really good here...I'm telling you people - FENG SHUI - find out about it, and use it...o.k. you don't have to, but last year was a good year for me, and this one is even better(for those of you who know me...I do have 4 books and a video, should you care to learn). It also helps to do things that are good for you, and keep as much negative out as you can. Just take notice of how many negative things are out there, you may see how much is surrounding you, and believe me it's not always easy to get rid of it, so just try to avoid it. Most of the time it's attitudes that are the most influencing, in one way, or the other. So do what you can, and maybe others will follow (now - work...that's a whole different story...just drop it when you leave).
Other than that little speech, I don't have a-lot else to say for now, except, the play is moving right along...I like the character, and starting to get use to singing (in front of people)...keep up with the changes.
New page...new month...new stuff...what are you thinking...It's been an interesting week, and it's only Wednesday. Had our first real rehearsal last night...it's going to be a good show, I can tell already.
Got something for you...go to the "game" page...it doesn't take very long to do...let me know what you think.
If you stop by the writings page..new things will be going on now, if not soon...you can let me know what you think of that also.