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Falling forward - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Falling forward
TODAY is a new day. Well, duh, of course it is! Way to point out the obvious, Ldy.

Fine. More to the point, today marks the first day of a new week and the first of a new season. Sooooooooo... I'ma gonna get offa my duff* and start updating again. Regularly. Really! Honestly! Truly!

I was looking back at some entries in 2003 and discovered, to my chagrin, that I used to be somewhat entertaining. I could take five minutes out of my busy workday and be, well, funny. I could update my LJ several times a day in this fashion. This was while working a 50-hour a week job and rehearsing for shows every night. I have absolutely no excuse for my recent reticence.

Don't expect me to be entertaining anytime soon, though. It may take some time before I get my funny back. I haven't been myself since moving, really.

Which brings me to the following bit of sage advice: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt-

I really need to remember that one. And to stop handing out those "Hi, my name is Ldy! Make me feel inferior!" cards.

Getting those printed was probably a bad idea, in retrospect.


Japan was marvelous. I had at least three of the best meals of my life there. Osaka, specifically, suits me particularly well. Suits, in fact, suit me particularly well... I had to buy one to attend the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology meeting. Why was I attending the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology meeting? I'm not entirely certain, but I'm making them a new logo.

I didn't journal or even take notes on my trip, so I'm going to have to play catch-up soon to figure out what I did and when and with whom and how much shōchū was involved. I'll probably do it here; hopefully, after I've uploaded the 293478923847 photographs I took.


I've been unemployed for over a year now. Sure, I had the voice acting thing, but that didn't pay many bills. So, tomorrow, I start a temp job at the VA hospital.

Going from Vice President with Minions to Claims Processor with Lunchinnabag is a bit of a tumble for me, professionally, but hey, at least it will help pay some bills and help me get a move on. It's clear to me that the busier I am, the busier I become. Friday, I had a meeting with a dear friend of mine who is not only kind, funny and generous to a fault, he's also, perhaps, the most successful person I know. He also knows just about everybody in town, and is going to write an email to a number of those everybodies to help me find a "real" job.

How lucky am I?

'Til then, I'll be processing claims and entering data like nobody's business.


I have yet to attend a rehearsal for Jane Eyre. I got in from Japan late Tuesday, and rehearsals don't start at the theatre until tonight. That said, I am aware that rehearsals have been going on, probably at the Vocal Director's place; I'm just out of the loop is all. I haven't heard from anybody on the production staff, so I'm assuming I haven't missed much-- or at least, not much I'd be expected to contribute to.** These are vocal rehearsals. They're the dominion of the Vocal Director, and I'd probably just get in the way.

I'll go tonight and say "hi, I'm your Assistant Director," nod a few times, tell everyone how good they sound, and then crawl back into my corner.

I at least got said Vocal Director to send me a cast list... it looks like we have a wonderful cast and I'm very eager to start working with them :) I need to finish my plan for getting everyone on board the British accent train.

At the risk of being called The Worst AD Evah, I may ask the Director if she minds if I miss Tuesday's rehearsal (also vocal)... my absolute favourite Shakespeare company is coming to town, and they're doing Hamlet. *swoon!*

As Marketing Director, I have a number of things that I really need to do for the theatre today. I'll jump on those once I'm done here.

Oh-- one bit of news on that front--I'm guessing that our summer musical was board-approved last Tuesday-- it's going to be Peter Pan. We're bringing in a full flying rig and everything. Which brings me to my next topic...

The State of Me

I've been depressed, overweight and generally rather unhappy of late. But all of that is beginning to change.

Today I'm going to start my weight loss regimen again. I just weighed myself, and I'm at 151.8... my goal is to get to 125 and core-strong by May.

Why May, you ask? Well, I want to audition for the title role of that summer musical. Heck, Mary Martin was 47 when she performed the film version of the role, so why not, right?

Oh, and I plan on taking voice lessons, too. It can't hurt :)

There are others in our theatre who'd be an excellent fit for the role and whom I'd genuinely enjoy seeing *coughlomercough* ;), and I'm sure the audition notice will bring a few talented performers I don't even know out of the woodwork to audition... but I have to at least give it a shot. Worst that could happen is that I don't get the role, and I'm in the best shape of my life and better able to sing on my 41st birthday. I can live with that :)

OK, I think that's enough for one update. It's good to be back again; I hope I can keep up with my grand plans of frequent updatingness this time.

~Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough~

* Technically, I suppose, I'ma gonna get ONTO my duff.
** dangle dangle dangle
*** obligatory footnote with no note to foot goes here

I'm feeling all kinds of: Falling forward
What I hear: I'm flying, in my head

21 tall tales or Tell me a story
serendipity From: serendipity Date: September 22nd, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC) (permalink)
You're *still* funny.

ldy From: ldy Date: September 22nd, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
And you're as sweet as always :) *smoooooch!*
papoose From: papoose Date: September 22nd, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Good luck with turning things around.

And post!
ldy From: ldy Date: September 22nd, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you! And I will!
tarpo From: tarpo Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Suits, in fact, suit me particularly well... I had to buy one to attend the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology meeting. Why was I attending the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology meeting? I'm not entirely certain, but I'm making them a new logo.

I bet that conference sucks
beachdog From: beachdog Date: September 22nd, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Darn ... I was going to say the same thing! LOL .. a conference like that sort of begs the comment
ayoub From: ayoub Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*hugs you*

ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*hugs you back* :D
sexychicken From: sexychicken Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Miss hearing from you on a regular basis, ldy. (hug)
ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*hugs!* I'm doing my best to post more frequently. I hope you do the same, even with October rearing its ugly head and all! :)
chezmax From: chezmax Date: September 22nd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I really enjoyed Japan (it's now a year ago I went, and I still haven't posted pictures! At this point, I probably won't remember most of them...)
ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. I'd enjoy seeing 'em anyway :)
lomer From: lomer Date: September 22nd, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC) (permalink)
What show is happening in Summer? I'm probably going to be moving to New York right after graduation, but I'm still curious.

And I know Ed is Mr. R and Liz is Jane. Anyone else I know in the cast? I was bummed I couldn't audition, but I'm super excited about Electronic City!
ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC) (permalink)
GCP is doing Peter Pan as its summer musical :)

As for whom you know in Jane Eyre... well, I'm not sure whom you know and whom you don't, but here are some highlights...
Mrs. Fairfax: Susan Christophy
Mrs. Reed: Jan Cohen
Helen Burns/Schoolgirl/Ensemble: Devin D'Andrea
The Figure/Bertha Mason/Ensemble: Lola Hassan-Adams
Mr. Brocklehurst/ Vicar/Ensemble: Ricky Telg
St. John Rivers/ Ensemble: Bryan Faux
Richard Mason/Ensemble: Keith Newhouse
Robert/Ensemble: Malik Grady
John Reed/Ensemble: Matt Delker
Lord Ingram (Tedo)/Ensemble: Thomas Sanders
Amy Eshton/Schoolgirl/Ensemble: Olivia Turpening
Mr. Eshton/Ensemble: Chris Lowry
Louisa Eshton/Ensemble: Beth Telg
Schoolgirl/Ensemble: Tova Blasberg
lomer From: lomer Date: September 27th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Ooo, cool!
From: innerly Date: September 22nd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC) (permalink)
my heart is SO happy that you are gonna be back on a more regular basis.. and if you dissapear again, i'm gonna hunt you down, i have connections you know ;)

we are at around the same weight (now that i lost my first almost 8 lbs, yay) and we have around the same goal... let's do this together, yes?

love you! no.. really... LOVE you!
ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Love you, too!!

I'm down to 149.8 today. Considering it's been my first workweek in awhile, and I've had a lot of food splurges, I'm feeling pretty good.

Have I told you recently how awesome you are? You are :D *hugs!*
kodakrome From: kodakrome Date: September 23rd, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC) (permalink)
i wanna visit japan SO BAD.
ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Oh, you'd love it there :)
laurdragon From: laurdragon Date: September 23rd, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Welcome back! *hug*
ldy From: ldy Date: September 27th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you! *huggityhug!*
21 tall tales or Tell me a story