Also, did you hear the story about calling the show with visual cues from backstage with no monitor? (If your name is not "Mom" or "Angelfish," the answer is no.)
I should take a moment this week to write down all the things I know about working a show at Miller, as I'll only know them *right now* and not *one year from now when I ineviatably do this again.* Future Hannah would like to express some thanks to Current Hannah, if Current Hannah ever pulls this off.
If last night's dream is to be believed, the newest characters on LOST are soon to be Orlando, Andrea, Stephen, Cooksey, and myself. Somehow, we'll evaide capture when a horse (called Winter's Tears) prefers me over the Other trying to coax it back. The dramatic end shot: snow covered island, me on snow covered horse; camera sliding down to horse eyes.
I need to go grocery shopping since I'm almost out of queso.
Just to mention it to the world (and my mother): the guitar purchasing has been put on temporary hold by (1) the crazy busy-ness and (2) the sudden discovery of the small amounts of piano sheet music I tuck along to Texas (followed by the searching out of massive amounts of other sheet music, as there's only so many times I can play the Moonlight Sonata). Ten years of piano lessons, you're finally being put to use in real life again.
A Love Letter (I apologize for how long this'll take to load each time)
Dear Houston Rodeo, You have no idea how upset I am that I didn't make your aquaintance last year, what with the utter love I have for you now. You took all my favorite things about the Missouri state fair (plethera of fried food, carnival rides, people talking loudly about absurd subjects as if no one can hear their conversations) and added people being thrown from angry bulls. Funnel cake in one hand, cowboy rubber duckie in the other, rodeo princess hat on top, this was a land of details. Livestock sharing my name? An alpaca named "Miss Hannah" - check. A stuffed rabbit filling the empty cage (picked to look like the actual breed) while the real was out for petting? - check The border patrol booth set up casually between a leather shop and the jewelry cleaner? There it is, conveniently across from the Ford trucks so I didn't get caught taking a direct picture. Letting me get just close enough to use my full zoom for moderately fuzzy pictures of famous country music stars? But, really Rodeo, it was the finale of closing out the park by country-swing dancing to "I Walk the Line" with an expert twirler that truly made my heart go pitter patter.
I keep leaving that strategic places in the hopes that I'll actually pay attention to it.
All three of my shows seemed to knock me flat yesterday morning, which is the general reason why people try not to do three shows at once. Probably I would've been fine with each individual mini-fire, but it was the sheer mass that made it all.
Managed a sorta-run of the Easter show by the end of the day, despite having no time to run cues without the cast to know what issues might pop up (and, oh, they did). There should be some time to do a dry tech this afternoon, fortunately, so thanks to touring for having another booking this evening.
Further thanks: my camera for holding out as long as it did on Monday (more later there), jalepeno dip at Chuy's, Cutting Edge 3 for being so utterly ridiculous, and Netflix for coming through with just the right movie
I just rediscovered my Hershey's chocolate flavored lip balm, which is one of the best presents I've ever received from a source I can't recall. (Sorry, long title.) It's one of the those lip balm flavors that truly lives up to the "keep out of reach of children," as I could name a few 20+ year olds even that would eat it like candy, based on the scent.
I'm shifting into the final phase of moving my music to the iPod: copying all those single files with no information attached to them yet into iTunes. What's that sound? Me sitting in my room for the next month as I do nothing but geek out on music organization? (And that other thing? The one that sounds like everyone abandoning me for the next while? Hey, I have to do something until the picks I want are back in stock.)