I'm so sorry... I saw the first picture [of the play rehearsal] and immediately went 'huh?' I mean, what's that lady behind you doing with her leg up on the couch. Is that really what I see?Is it some kind of psuedo ballet dancer warming up for her part?
LOL! Yes, she plays the part of a woman who wants to be a dancer, but isn't very good at it.
Thanks for the info on Spanx. I also have a class reunion this summer (my husband's) to attend and this will hopefully help lots. Any recommendations on which size to pick so I do not pick the wrong one?
It really doesn't matter what size is on the package label because they're all the same - XXS. You will need the jaws of life to get out of them.
I realize I'm one of your older readers, and I'm not familiar with these spanx thingies. So I have a question - If they are snug enough to defy the work of gravity, can you still breathe well enough to say your lines and get the necessary projection for stage work?
You know that scene in Pirates of the Caribbean where Elizabeth passes out from the too-tight corset? Yeah, that's what it feels like.
On a different matter:Would you ever consider getting some Ex Libris stickers to personalize(briefly) and mail out to those of us who were here at the start of all of this?
Sure, I would! I'll speak with my publisher about it.
I directed this play [You Can't it With You] a few years ago, and it's really a blast. So... what song did you have to sing, and will there be a video posted of you warbling?
I sang I'm in the Mood For Love as I threw myself at the poor Gman, lost my balance, and fell over the back of the couch. As far as video, I know the whole show was recorded. I'm not sure how to put a section from the DVD on here though. Hmmm, I'll have to look into it.
It was so much fun! I always have a blast doing shows. We had a great, fun bunch of people to work with and I haven't laughed so hard in a really long time, but I've got to admit that I'm glad it's over. Now things can get a little more back to normal around here.
I have a huge bruise on my leg today, not from falling over the couch, but from walking into the couch as I exited the stage in the dark. Duh.
So now I'm confused, the diamond shaped building is not really the Prudential building? I grew up in Chicago and that has ALWAYS been the Prudential building.
I dunno. That's what I always thought too! I guess that building is the Smurfit-Stone building. The Prudential building is across the street.
your kidding about the river being dyed green right?
Nope. Not at all. Here are some pictures and a video about it.
We need you to go back downtown and get a picture of you or some of your kids standing next the the American Gothic statue so we can see just how ginormous it is!
How 'bout I just photoshop us next to it?
What, no pictures of the "Willis" Tower?
Willis Tower! Snort. It's the Sears Tower, it's Comiskey Park, and it's The Rosemont Horizon. Who are these people who think they can just change names like that? Grrr!
So how did you feel about the interview in general?
I think it went well! I forgot all about it and missed it this morning though. Did anyone listen to my interview on the MIX this morning? How was it?
It just occurred to me that it was you birthday on Tuesday, wasn't it? Did you intentionally not mention it? Or do you just intentionally ignore birthdays?
Eh, it was just another day. I learned something about my age this week: it stinks to be 39. No one believes you when you tell them you're 39!!! I might as well just skip ahead and tell people I'm 40.
the shirt my parents gave me
the card my kids made me
the card Brooklyn made me
My publisher wants to know if you belong to any book clubs so they can be sure to include those in an author-chat promotion next month. If you belong to a book club, leave me a comment and let me know which one! Thanks!