Friday, September 07, 2007

She's back!

Yes, I am back from the world's longest vacation, which involved marrying my father! OK, officiating at my father's wedding. Doesn't have quite the catchy ring as the first sentence, though.

I'm still unpacking and processing, but I do want to let y'all know that Lindsay Lohan's Birkin is a FINALIST in the National 10-Minute Play Contest. So that's pretty rad.

I Rhythmballed at UMass-Amherst yesterday -- the baby liked it best when I dropped the ball, so he could go chase it. Quite the little retriever, he is!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Rhythmball is for everyone

I've been taking some modern dance classes -- not because I want to be the next Martha Graham, but rather because I want to add an additional level of physicality to my Rhythmball practice.

In addition, I've received DVD media of Rhythmball being played by wheelchair users!

Some folks look at our videos and think, "I'm too much of klutz to do that stuff!" Well, I'm here to tell you, if I can do it, you can do it. Pretty much all you need to be able to do is swing your arm.

Want a free wheelchair-Rhythmball DVD? Email me!.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Truth about May 15 Gas Out

I've been in the e-mail game for a while now, and largely stay away from forwarded e-mails; most of my friends know not to send them to me. I get most of my e-mail from aggregate services. But when my father and Katie, two individuals as far as each other could be and still be human, both sent me the same


e-mail within 24 hours of each other I realized it would be time to bring the thing to rest soon.

Carolyn sent it to me next, but with "The question ---- Does a Gas out really do anything?" I expediently conjured up and sent its "MAY 15th GAS OUT: false" entry to her. She sent it to everyone on her list, giving me credit while also noting how speedily I'd managed it.

The moment before I logged in to BlogHarbor, I received a fourth version from my church in California.

People, please: If it really makes you feel better, remove your faded-to-white "Support our Troops" yellow-ribbon magnets and instead adorn your automobile with a car cover as many days a week as you can.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Another completed first draft

I have all these first drafts and fewer second drafts, but for now I can live with that. Count of Three (formerly Anna And...) is complete and DH has read it and his biggest critique of it is that he "wants more" of it. For those of you who don't write plays, any time someone reads a first draft of your play and invokes Beckett and Sartre and the term "deeply philosophical," well, that's a good thing. I couldn't be happier. And now it's time for "Lost," which is just the icing on the cake. Huzzah!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Quiet around here

Not much to say so I haven't been posting -- I'd hate to waste your valuable time. There was a recent study that Tai Chi helps seniors boost immunity to shingles, so I've been alerting reporters to the Rhythmball aspect of Tai Chi. Oh, and I'm in a play tonight -- an unstaged reading -- and the playwright has had me in mind for the lead ever since he started writing it, and my character is often referred to as "gorgeous," which is quite flattering to me, especially after my chili-dog-and-chocolate-cupcake diet this past weekend.

Good news is, the rain is mostly gone and it's supposed to hit seventy degrees this weekend. Now, if the baby would just stop whining, life would be perfect and I could take a nap or something.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

I look cute!

For the first time in a long time since I was pregnant, I look cute again. It's just happened within the past couple of weeks. And hooray, tonight I actually noticed that I looked cute in my underwear. Monstro agreed. Happy Saturday night! Shock the monkey, indeed.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Kathy Sierra

I'm not sure what to think when I read a story online in the SF Chronicle about the Kathy Sierra death threats -- "...a world that many women in particular see as still dominated by men and where personal attacks often are defended on grounds of free speech" -- and at the bottom of the article is a Google ad for 99 Most Desirable Women.

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Bubblewrap is Gone

The bubblewrap is gone. So are the bags and boxes of packing pellets. The tubes of Crazy Glue, the rolls of masking tape, vanished. Every clean garbage bag in the house? Ditto.

Monstro and Slash and the cargo van we rented are off to ICON. They successfully crossed the Long Island Sound via the Port Jefferson / Bridgeport ferry, and were looking for "a big sports building" at the SUNY where the con is being held when I called him on our cell phone.

Oh, and who wants to help me put together our new bed before hubby gets home?

ICON, Monstro, new bed

Saturday, March 10, 2007

And yet MORE writing

There's been this one-act I've been eleven pages into since 2004. Today I wrote 100% more. I think the first draft is nearly done.

The cool thing is, this one-act can be the prequel to another one-act play I've had some success with. And then I've got a two-act play, with an intermission act.


In other news, the baby is screaming, all excited about Springing Forward, I guess.

Happy Daylight Savings!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Best Website Ever

... and addictive, to boot! Check it out! (G-rated and work-friendly, I promise)