Saturday, March 26, 2011

Yesterday's Attempted Post

I wrote this yesterday in Houston but my "free" wireless access timed out before I got it posted. More to come...


All it took was a 3 hour flight plus a 5 hour layover in Houston to provide me with a chance to update a little. I know that I could write a little more often… if I slept a little less, or watched a little less LLS on the DVR. But the reality is that, well, reality is pretty boring. I’ve crossed the year mark of being full time faculty. I love it. I mean I love teaching. I do not love sitting in a cubicle, grading papers, or attending meetings. But I love my students, love the subject matter, love the stinky rotten creatures. But routine… that I do not necessarily love. I am the product of a life with an exact pattern: you rehearse for a bit, the show runs for a bit, and then eventually it closes and you start again. That works really well for theater. In real life, however, you don’t usually get to rehearse- you just get thrown in on opening night and go from there- learn the lines as you speak them, change the blocking (if there even IS blocking), never know when your curtain call will arrive. And I’m used to that. I truly have something programmed into my DNA, I think, that is always waiting for this show to close and the next one to start. I have a hard time processing the fact that what I’m doing now IS the show, and there’s actually a possibility of a long run. That should be comforting. It IS comforting. But I really do keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, for something to change, to figure out what I’ll do and be when I grow up. Does that feeling ever go away?
Anyway, the point is that I am off on an adventure. I am really excited. I’ve been apprehensive, but the source of that has been all the things that I had to get ready at home. Now that I’m on my way, I am hoping this will be a great experience. Either way, I will post about it. That’s a promise. And a threat. Bolivia, here I come.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pretend I Blogged

Thank goodness Katie keeps up on things. Just refer to her blog and pretend I actually wrote something!

Monday, August 02, 2010

An Open Response to Littlest Sister

Katie said she was cheating on Timp. This is not allowed. This is my response to her post.