Monday, July 31, 2006

How you feelin'?

HOT HOT HOT!!! The heat wave has begun. It's barely 8am and already the temperature is pushing 80 degrees. It's going to be a real scorcher the next couple of days, with temps in the 90's/100's, with the heat index even higher. I hope ConED is going to be able to handle and maintain the power in our fair city this week. Not only for my sake, and the sake of my pets, but for all of us.

Luckily for me, there are 3 movies currently playing that I would like to see, so if it gets too unbearable at home, I can always go to the movie theatre. Maybe even make a day of it should I choose.

It's way too early for me to making sense, so I'm going to close now. Something possessed me to get up this morning and make Iced Tea; I guess I'm going to be needing it

Love and Light!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

You Better SHOUT

It's what we call a power-house.

"No, you just stand there and sing and make America pay attention. And PLEASE keep your hands down for daddy...."

Love and Light!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A picture is worth

A thousand words. Many thanks to Scott for showing me this.

A VERY HAPPY AND PAINLESS preview wish goes out to Scott in LA, as tonight is the first paying audience for the Monster Show he is working on!!! XOXOXOXOX

Love and Light!!

Don't Bother Me

I'm busy. After months of waiting, I'll finally get the end of this tale.

I'm not kidding. Don't bother me. I have a personal day. Don't call. Email if you want, but I'm not promising any productivity until I'm done with this novel.

I might not come up for air anytime soon. I spent a hundred bucks today at Borders. That ought to keep me amused for at least the rest of this week! Yes, I was up early at at the bookstore shortly after 8am. It helps that I didn't sleep well last night and was up at the butt-crack of dawn (and for those of you who are outside of the big apple, that was around 5:30am).

Love and Light!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy Friday

I'm pleased that I managed to get so much done yesterday. Just getting up and washing my face this morning is about all I'm capable of. I had very disturbing dreams last night; don't ask me what they were about, they all slipped away moments before I actually woke up. Repeatedly. I don't think i got any REM last night.

Luckily, I can stay inside with the kittens and enjoy the AC for the better part of the day. I'm not due at the theatre until 6:30. (I'm doing very well in not arriving early). There is drama going on there as well, which I'm NOT getting involved in. I sense something shady and I'm not giving my energy to it unless they have done something that completely infuriates me. I have already moved on, alas, I'm still there physically.

The weather has turned hot, muggy, and gross again. A purrrfect day for a little kitten maintainence. Some serious brushing and some claw clipping (both the girls and daddy). I'm looking forward to a couple of moments in the shower with my cucumber and green tea body wash...

Oh, in case you missed it, New episodes of Stargate: Atlantis began last Friday (the 14th). Season 3 has begun, and I'm just as enthralled as ever. I'm looking forward to a new episode tonight once I get home from work.

Happy weekend to you all. Stay dry and cool. And drink more iced tea!

Love and Light!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Iced Tea

What a productive and delightful day in NYC. (How often do you hear that?!)

It's blissfully cooled off a smidge and I awoke this morning refreshed and ready to go. I've been to the bank and the market. Yes folks, I actually went to the market. I even bought stuff and brought it home!!

Now for all you out of towners. A trip to the market/grocery is a commitment. First of all, you have to be ready to crawl over things in aisles that are only 3 1/2 feet wide while carrying your soon to be purchases with you. "Climb every mountain..." Then you have to deal with checkout and pack muling it all home, and up how ever many flights of stairs that means.

Just getting your goodies home, doesn't end the commitment. OH NO, it's just begun!! Now you must USE what you have purchased before it goes bad. This is the larger (and more difficult) part of the commitment for me personally. You need to note that the last time I went to the market and BOUGHT something was in November of 2005, just prior to Thanksgiving.

Being single, living alone, and being on a full time Broadway schedule isn't your 'normal' workday. I find it much easier to grab food on the run than to prepare it myself at home. I don't eat on a 'normal' schedule either, and it's much better than food spoiling in my fridge.

Something obviously possessed me today. Maybe it's just that it cooled off enough that part of my appetite has decided to return. Today has been a day of taking care of business. I've run errands, dealt with paperwork, cleaned the bathroom, AND I still have time before work to treat myself to a little reading time. I'm ALL caught up, and then some!!

One of the many things that is in the process of happening is a fresh brewed batch of iced tea. Is there ANYTHING like it? Nothing refreshes better on a summer day (well, ok, maybe bourbon). But we aren't talking human anti-freeze/coolant, we were discussing the finer points of iced tea. No southern gentleman would be without Ice water and Ice Tea... (or bourbon).

I know, I know. I'm a yankee by birth, but I'm a southerner at heart. Couldn't the world use a lot more Charm, class, and manners? (Can anyone name the equivalent of a "Lexus" horse drawn buggy?) hehehe

Love and Light!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Having a bad day?

This never fails to cheer me up a bit when I'm having a down day.

I Laugh, I cry, it's BETTER than cats. It's Celine.... doing cats... LMAO

Love and Light!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Bridge of Dreams

ATTENTION: All you fantasy buffs out there. This is one you do NOT want to pass up. BUY this book today and schedule yourself some private time. Once I started this one I had great difficulty putting in down. I was reading it (one sentence, once paragraph at a time between cues backstage). Not the most accommodating environment in which to devour this great work from Chaz Brenchley, but as I've already mentioned I couldn't put it down.

Intelligent, intriguing and gripping thoughout, this enchanting and Fresh fantasy novel will transport you to the conquered city of Sund, now renamed Maras-Sund. Ancient magic has been outlawed by the victors. Outlawed but not eliminated. This fable weaves a stunning tapestry as Crenchley creatively introduces and entwines the yarns of Issel, a rouge waterseller with a painful and untrained gift with Jendre, a headstrong daughter of one the Generals of the invaders.

The current novel is a great story in and of itself, while also laying the groundwork for the next in the series. This reader is looking forward to even more action and plot advancement in the next installment.

Many Thanks to D over at Ink in my Coffee
for introducing me to this delicious snack, that took me a whole whopping 3 days to read!!!

And many thanks to you Chaz for gifting this well read and enthusiastic reader with a fresh and enchanting tale!!!! I look forward to visiting your blog and reading about the process of the next tale (something I kept away from until I was finished with BOD). No spoilers!!! ;-) I also look forward to introducing myself to some of your other works soon!

Love and Light!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Alive in July

Don't you fret, I'm still around, and still kicking ass. Not as much ass in the past week, but ass none the less.

I got to spend a few days at home this week. The first day pretty much sucked, but day two was better. See, I got a pretty nasty viral eye infection (and all chorus boys will suffer until further notice for carrying and spreading filthy diseases) and woke up with my eye crusted shut and swollen; it was gross. I've never had anything quite like that, and hopefully will not have to repeat the experience.

Scott, ever the one for support, replied to my "pink-eye' email with "Unclean! Unclean!" I was starting to feel (and look) better by that point so I didn't hex him, but I did reply with a few 4 letter words. I can be quite eloquent when I choose. *My father was a sailor, but it was my MAMA who taught me how to swear*

Speaking of Scott: 3 cheers to Scott who is in LA (heaven help him) teching his latest huge musical comedy. All of us at IMP wish you a happy healthy tech period and opening!!

And finally, to sum up: I get asked a lot why I don't go to Fire Island. Well, outside of the fact that I (typically) work 6 days a week, and the fact that my neighborhood is stocked full of ripe apples (or oranges, as all fruit is NOT created equal), I usually tend to roll my eyes and laugh. I don't FEEL the need to go to fire island to BE someone. And of course, my friend Devon over at Ink In My Coffee, hits the nail on the head in one of her recent postings quoted below. Granted, she's talking about the Hamptans, but it stuck a note never-the-less...

"I can’t really understand why a bunch of shallow, pretentious people spend their Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings stuck in traffic so that they can get drunk on the beach and have sex with people they can’t stand when they’re all in the city. Oh, yeah, because they’re shallow and pretentious."

And there you have it... Well put D!!! And btw, when did owning a Lexus come with a right to be an asshole? (you know who you are...)

Love and Light!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

OK everyone. I’m putting it out there. I’ve absolutely had it with my apartment. I’ve just suffered the third flood in less than three years, and I’m done ignoring the signs of the universe. It’s time for me to get the hell out. So….

I’m beginning to look for a new apartment. Ideally, I would like to stay on the Westside, anywhere between the 40s-70’s. large studio/1 bedroon (where 2 cats aren’t an issue). My rent ceiling is 1300. If you know or hear of anything, I’d appreciate you passing it along. My current lease isn’t up until December, but that doesn’t mean I won’t jump ship for something I can’t pass up. Or (*heaven help me) you know of any roommate type situations.