The lack of blogging can be attributed to two things. One, I’m writing my show (finally). Two, I had lots of shit to do after work this week, including going to a wedding shower. I’ve got to quit making friends with heterosexual unmarried people in their 20s so I can avoid having to go to Dillard’s to buy gravy boats. Actually, I tend to not buy people the things on their registry. See this Dilettante for my take on that. But it doesn’t mean I don’t want to give them something nice to celebrate this passage in their lives. One of my favorite gifts to give is a box of spices from Penzey’s. That gift fits literally any budget. You can do a cheap three-spice collection, or you can give the huge wedding crate, complete with a shitload of spices, grinders, etc. I highly recommend, even if neither of the people getting married are cooks. Those spices and spice combinations smell so good, it’ll make anyone want to cook something.
Last night I had a reading of the new stuff I’ve been cranking out. It always amazes me how much good actors bring to the process. I heard things in the writing that I didn’t consciously put there – things that the actors got immediately. I don’t question the writing process as it’s happening. I’ll write something and have no idea why. Why did he say that? Why did she do that? But I don’t stop to wonder, I just keep going. Because it (usually) makes sense eventually. Sometimes not until I have a reading, like last night, and sometimes not until the writing has been sitting in a drawer marinating for a few months. Robert was, of course, involved in last night’s reading and will be in the show. And no, I still don’t have a date. Finding a space has been a BITCH. I expect for things to be hammered out next week, and as soon as they are, I’ll post the date here. The cool stickers I ordered (you know you want one) came in last week, and I’ll be handing those out with the flyer very soon. Watch this space.