Archive | November, 2008

Red Leather

It’s a good thing that I used to practice the actors’ tongue twisters.  You know.  Well, maybe you don’t.   Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Good blood, bad blood, Eleven benevolent elephants, The big, black-backed bumblebee, A critical cricket critic, […]

Career Choices

Let’s see. How to choose your appropriate place in the world of show biz.  No need to take those expensive and time-consuming Minnesota Multiphasic or the INTJ Personality Type tests.  No need to go on FaceBook and waste your day taking quizzes about “What Shakespeare Play Are You?”  Do you have a serious neurosis and […]

Dear Abby

Dear Abby, I lucked into a temp job where the morons who run the joint are so—I mean so—disorganized.  They can’t quite figure out how to get me the tools to do my job; and they refuse to let me do anything but wait…wait…for the tools. For example, I came to work for a week […]

Last Night at the Wrap Party

A few snippets I overheard Actor: “Did you know Karen just dropped dead in the middle of rehearsal?” Musician: “Must have been on some serious drugs.” Performance Artist: “Goddam it; why did she die?  She was going to buy a ticket to my show.”   Actor: “Do you think I should avoid being TOO good, […]

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