Saturday, November 28, 2009


This year was a low key Thanksgiving. Dinner with the Logsdon's, Allie, Alan, and my parents in Seattle. We had several non-turkey meats and all the standard fare. Then Becky, Mom and I hit the Thanksgiving night pre-black Friday sale at Michael's. I spent that night at the homeless shelter - my second time that week, as I was called in to cover someone Else's shift on Tuesday as well.

Friday I woke early, and stayed up. After everyone else left to exercise, Mom and I watchd tv and played with the new kitten, who Becky re-named "Smudge." That evening all and sundry watched the opening night of Alan's play, "A Christmas Story." It went much better than he'd expected with a cast of kids and a day off between final dress and opening night. The audience expected to be happy, and applauded when Farkus made his first exit, when the leg lamp appeared, and as the bunny suit walked down the stairs (with the actor inside. Not by itself). I found the first act extremely entertaining thanks to a "Bucket of Rum" drink at the Tiki Room that actually came in a plastic bucket.

Saturday was a late day. I made my Christmas cards with Becky, took Mom, Dad and Mocha to Goodwill-by-the-Pound, they took me in turn to the Pacific Fabrics Outlet, and then I dressed up and went to Alan's to see a play, which in the end we decided not to see as neither of us wanted to leave the couch and two more seasons of Friends.

Tomorrow we're off for an adventure to an unnamed Bavarian Themed Village...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oedipal Duplex Review

Oedipal Duplex Review

In the only review I've found so far of the play I costumed (which closed this afternoon), my costumes were mentioned in passing as follows:

Tyler Perry's Othello was Oedipus' next door neighbor/good buddy much like how Cosmo Kramer was to Jerry Seinfeld. He was cool, sly and at the end wore roller skates and serenaded himself in a corner. And he was a snappy dresser.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Birthday Wishlist

Time for the list:

(I keep updating this list as I think of things...)

My birthday and Christmas are coming, and since, as everyone knows, I love receiving presents that I have use for, here's some suggestions for you all:

1. Sephora Vanilla Cupcake Bath Bubbles.
2. Scholarships for my next round of dance classes.
3. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
4. Grow Lamp (for me - in the grey Seattle weather).
5. Brighton "Beautiful Mind" Sunglasses.
6. Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry.
7. Teeth Bleeching Gel
8. Frasier DVD Season 3
9. Friends DVD Season 5
10.As always, Gift certificates for Kiva, Heifer International, or places like that would be welcome!
11. Givenchy Indecense Perfume.
12. Chandelier Earrings in jeweltones.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Operation Christmas Child Day !!!!

Today was Operation Christmas Child day. Every year since high school Teri and I have made a tradition of assembling shoeboxes full of presents to be send abroad to developing countries. While I lived in Cambodia I had the priviledge to see a group of children receive their presents, and it was a very cool experience. I know, logically, that for the amount of money it takes to fill the gifts and ship them abroad one could just send the money, but watching those kids feel cared for by people across the ocean that they'd never met makes the splurge worthwhile.

This year is a down year for me, but I had to do at least one. So Alan and I went to Fred Meyer this morning to fill my one shoebox. We picked girlie stuff (because I like the froo froo, and he had no opinion on the matter) for a child in the 6-9 year-old category. Now my box is wrapped, gifts inside, and this week I'll drop it off at a Baptist church over in Phinney.

It's just one of the many things I love about Christmas, but it heralds the beginning of the Season for me.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Oedipal duplex is open! The show looks good, and everything got finished in time - barely.

Alan came to see opening night with me. Afterwards we were going to the cast party, but Hedda Gabler ripped out a sleeve and someone pulled out her train during a scene change, so I ran home, put in two new sleeves that were better reinforced, and took the dress back to the cast party.

I spent yesterday lying on Alan's couch watching Frasier reruns and Spam-a-lot recovering from the stress.

Off to church, to the Center House, then back to Renton.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Oedipal Duplex opens tonight. I've been sewing round the clock for days, and I'll be glad to have this one up and running.