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