Archives for: February 2004, 29
Friday during the day I had an acting event to go to from 10am to noon, and then was running around like crazy trying to get errands done. PO, groceries, etc. At some point during the day I called my chiropractor's office to let them know that Brad HAD called me and that we had a date set up for Saturday. The receptionist went outside to tell me that he was at the office, and that he'd apparently Googled my name and found this blog series! I started cracking up. So he'd seen my adventures and misadventures regarding Mike, and I just thought it was hysterical. And I wondered if he would tell me that he'd seen it or not! I decided to wait and see if he mentioned it.
Got home around 3 pm, and did a few things around the apartment, and left a message for Anne to see if she wanted to watch "Joan of Arcadia" with me, and to call me before the show started to wake me up. Then I got in bed for what I thought would be a couple hours worth of sleep - Anne called me at 9:45, we'd missed the show because she fell asleep after work and had just woken up. Oops. So I got up and watched a little TV and was asleep again within an hour or so. Woke up at 4am on Saturday, and couldn't get back to sleep. And was starving at 5am.
So at 5am I got up, started a load of laundry, did the dishes, did an hour of Pilates, a little bit of yoga, showered, dressed, and headed to Starbucks to meet Brad for coffee. We had a terrific conversation, talked about food, life, yoga, back problems, and all kinds of things, and spent about three hours together. And he DID 'fess up to having seen the blog, and I 'fessed up that the receptionist had told me that he'd seen it. All told, pretty funny! And I won't be complaining about Brad or Mike here!
Back to the date. I had a really nice time! The conversation with Brad just flowed, and I really enjoyed spending time with him, and he was very complimentary - even told me I could cook for him anytime after I described one dish I'd just made! We're supposed to go hiking together next weekend.
After coffee, I headed to a vocal class - I've always strained to be heard and have been known to lose my voice occasionally, and as an actor that is just not good. So I wanted to find out what the problem was, and see how to fix it. I never expected to solve the problem in a three hour class, but he diagnosed the problem within seconds of me opening my mouth, and taught us all a few simple techniques to use to find our true voices. WOW! My voice doesn't SOUND different to the average person, but it sure FEELS different to me! I went to a concert last night and screamed louder and longer than anyone, and didn't strain a bit. Very cool. So I'm practicing all the time so it becomes the natural way for me to speak.
Headed home completely jazzed after the class, and headed home to meet up with Mike and his friend Carrie (a former colleague of his from DC). When I got home I found out that Carrie was meeting us at the venue, so Mike and I grabbed a quick dinner and talked about a few issues that had come up over the last few days. We have resolved them for now, but he's on notice to behave! We drove over to the venue and met Carrie. She'd just flown in from Thailand (vacation), Mike had been up very late the night before, and I'd woken up at 4am, so none of us were terribly awake, but we thoroughly enjoyed Taj Mahal and the opening act (Shamiqua?) - great blues and lots of fun, fun music.
After the concert we were taking Carrie back to her friend's house and stopped for a bite to eat - they ONLY had sandwiches and junk food, so I did the best I could and ordered a turkey sandwich on rye, figuring that even if there's wheat in the rye it was better than any of the other options. We ate quickly 'cuz we had to sit outside in the cold, and then dropped Carrie off and headed home. So I got to bed about 2am, and then tossed and turned until 9am, when I gave up on sleep and decided to get started on my Sunday. I'd hoped to sleep late this morning so as to be better off tonight for work, but it just didn't happen, because I had to meet up with a friend of mine from when I lived in San Antonio six years ago. I hadn't seen Rachel since she got married four years ago, and she now has a three year old. So we met up for lunch today at Jerry's Famous Deli. She looks fantastic, and her daughter and I hit it off pretty quickly. Cute little girl, with the LONGEST eyelashes I've ever seen. I had a great time watching her and seeing Rachel's transformation from single woman to wife and mom. I was laughing at her being such a mom - it was great! So we had a fun lunch, and then they had to head back home, and I came home to try to nap before my singing workshop this afternoon, but I couldn't sleep (again!), so I got online, and I have to head out in a few minutes.
Won't get to watch the Oscars since I'll be in my workshop, but I'm taping them and will go over to Mike's to join him and Carrie for the end of the show. I plan to stay just a little while, though, because I have GOT to get some sleep before I go to work tonight! Even a couple hours will help at this point, especially considering that I have an acting event tomorrow at noon, and then another one at 7pm, so I really need to get sleep whenever I can the next few days. I need to grab some food before I go to my workshop - I'm still having blood sugar issues. Aargh.