Red, White and Blue works for both
the U.S. and the U.K.
My new message is that if you want to Honor a veteran, read a book! Do it!
Yesterday was a long and useful rehearsal. We ran the show twice and after the first (mostly) disastrous run, we did a little work and ran it again to much better effect. It's been decided that the Mechanicals will not be wearing masks (besides the asshead) so that is helpful.
I'm in pretty good shape, but as my "poem" about the faeries demonstrates, I'm still having a little trouble with the "Monsiueur Cobweb" section:
The text basically reads:
Monsieur / Good Monsieur / Good Monsieur / Monsieur / Good Monsieur / Signior / Monsieur / Monsieur / Good Monsieur / Good Monsieur / Monsieur
Yep. Like that. Ay yi yi.
We'll get there.
While I didn't technically have a Hang Out, I did get to see one of my best friends from High School, one Bryce Carmichael. What a treat. I didn't even know he'd moved to West Virginia until I asked him for his address to post him a letter recently. We talked into the wee hours of the morning and I'm hopeful I might get to catch him one more time before he leaves mid-week. We'll see . . .
I haven't had a chance to brag about people in the past couple days, so I'm going to make up for at least a little of that today.
Shannon Norton was a Dance major when I was at WSU. We were friends but as we didn't share many of the same courses, we only saw each other now and then. I think the only show we were actually in together was The Secret Garden my freshman year. She was a dancing hedge and I was Ben Weatherstaff.
Is that right Shannon? Or were you in Chicago as well?
Regardless, Shannon and I re-connected a couple of years ago and I got to see her when she visited L.A. I haven't seen her yet this summer but I look forward to it.
In addition to her dance work and obsession with Disney, Shannon is a the Department Support Supervisor in WSU's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and just completed her Master's in Student Affairs and Higher Education.
Couldn't find a pic of Shannon and I together,
but this one always makes me smile!
Look out world! She's comin' to get ya!
I hope the rain clears enough for everyone to have their BBQs. Maybe I'll even see a few of you!
Until tomorrow . . .