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2010-12-25 05:29 pm
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Merry White Christmas!

All evidence to the contrary, I am still among the living.

We finished up the annual death march known as Christmas Carol last night.
The hubby and I have just finished our tiny feast. The dogs are squeaking their new toys.

And today, there is snow in Atlanta for the first time in one hundred and twenty eight years!

Happy holidays to everyone.
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2010-07-22 02:30 am
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I can't believe it!

Hulu is showing one of my favorite cult UK TV shows!
Ultraviolet is available now. Don't miss this one.
It has everything a urban scifi series should have.

Jack Davenport , Stephen Moyer AND Idris Elba
all appear in a cool creepy near future London.
I'm not going to give away the twist but, trust me, you will like it
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2010-07-12 06:43 pm

Happy Birthday to you Lomer!

Enjoy yourself , please.
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2010-07-08 12:16 pm

Happy Birthday SimplyStars!

Hope your day is fabulous. Best health and many more to come!
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2009-06-15 01:53 pm
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O, thank God. My crazy ass show is back!

True Blood is back baby! And it is just as wacked out as ever. I know it is trash , but it's unashamed trash.
And now that I can see it all in HD glory I can truly appreciate the efforts of the special effects crew.
spoiler plot stuff )

In other news I am posting with one side of my face lower than the other.
My dentist REALLY believes in the novocaine. It will be hours till I can chew again.
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2009-04-17 09:54 pm

Yeah I'm still here.

I haven't posted in a while , but I have been reading of everyone's adventures with great interest.

R and I made a fast trip home to see the new and existing great nephews. There is quite a variety now.
We have a 4 year old, a 1 year old and a 5 month old . My step great niece is 9 years old and having
a grand time being "mommy" to them all.
It is fun to swan in, see everyone and go home.

I've done and closed another show. It was my last of the season. The cast was nice and low key.
So I was able to leave with a good one.

There have been lots of shake ups at work. The economy has affected us too. Our kick ass
end of the season musical was cancelled. It was to be one of those debuts that goes on to New York.
Well , the producers couldn't get the backing to do it . So we were left with a massive last minute hole in our season.
We ended up reviving a small musical from last season. No one knows how that will go.

The upshot of all this is that all year round staff will be taking pay cuts. And six people were let go 2 weeks ago.
There will be fewer shows next year as well . So we seasonal employees will also be making less.
In my case , not so much less. But still it does hurt us all.

But I am spending the extra off weeks doing some free lance work. I have finally decided to pimp myself out as a
seamstress for hire. So far I have some sci- fi related costume projects on the way.
And this week I got a call to work on a Lifetime Network TV series. ( for some very nice cash)
The lesson here is to get off my rear and be proactive. I'm glad I did!

The other fun thing I have going is my new technology. I have maintained my status in the cult of Steve
by getting an iphone. It is so addictive that it scares me a little. I spent my backstage downtime during the
last show reading fan fiction on my phone. It is faster to check the weather by iphone app than by computer!
I look forward to teach it and myself lots of new tricks.

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2009-02-12 12:41 am
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Behind the Drama

There has been much going on with me . I spent almost 3 weeks with the Big Honking Musical.
Tech rehearsal week alone was 71.25 hours. So there has been much overtime and rejoicing.
It is a Gospel version of" Jesus Christ Superstar" It is huge in every way. It has a HUGE cast,
(59 people ) , HUGE set with lots of automated moving set pieces, and a the biggest sound console I have ever seen.
It has the blessing of the powers that be in London. In fact, both Tim RIce and Mr Lloyd Webber
have flown over to see it and both gave it thumbs up!

It looks great but the work load on every one is intense. The sound team has microphones on 38 people and a 10 piece band.
Nearly every cast member is wearing solid white so wardrobe is in stain removal hell. There are so many people in the show that we ran out of
dressing rooms. The 29 person choir has to make do with temporary dressing areas that have to be cleared every night.
And , of course, the computer controls for the set and sound have each gone down for a few desperate minutes (or hours).
But , it spite of all the crazy, it is a amazing show. It looks as though it will have a life beyond this production.
Since we are producing partners, we could make a cut of the profit.
Here's hoping it plays forever.

I worked through opening then trained my replacement and moved to open the next show.
This one is the winner of our Graduate Student Playwriting Competition. I went from crazy large show to
manageable and cozy one. I only feel a little guilty. I have just six cast members in a ninety minute comedy.

But we have had our own little dramas. Last Saturday one of the actors had to rush home. There was a family emergency.
So our understudy was called in for the next day. She got the message on her phone while out to dinner with her
boyfriend. Shortly after they were robbed at gunpoint while going to their car. The poor girl got 3 hours of sleep before
coming in to a fast run through , costume fitting, and a two show day!

In two weeks both shows will be history. It is a wacky way to make a living.
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2009-01-05 09:50 pm
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I seem to have missed December alltogether.....

I have lived through the trauma that is Christmas Carol once again.
This year was extra special. We were sort of cursed this year.
There was one hospitalization, two traffic accidents, and several
minor injuries spread among the cast and crew.
We also have two technical accidents.

One day our Ghost Marley got stuck up in the air on his flying rig.
The only way to bring him down was by taking him to the opposite side of
of the stage and letting him down him down in view of the audience.
So scrooge got an "extra" visitor when he went back to his old days at school.

The next "mishap' was much more scary. We have a section of the set floor
that is decorated to look like cobble stones. In the middle of this section is a
large manhole cover that hides a lift. This is where various ghosts make entrances
and exits. At the very end of the play a christmas tree is placed there to rise
up and add to the festive look. This year it is was computer controlled for the first time.
In order to work the " cover " part slides out if the way and the little lift platform comes up
flush with the floor. This time the computer lied and the cover wasn't all the way over
to it's open position. So the lift caught on the whole stage section and " lifted " it up.
It's lucky that the whole cast was down stage because there was a 6' by 10' area
torqued up to about 45 degrees off the deck. It could have been very ugly indeed.

On a personal note I was cursed with a killer sinus infection, that made me sick for three
of the four weeks we ran. The show went on, but we were limping to the finish.

It wasn't all bad. We had a very nice company party. And I discovered that I can indeed
rock the mic in Rock Band. It was fun to put my knowledge of 70's songs to good use.

I have spent the days since the 24th in laid back recovery mode. But it's back to the grind in the AM.
I go back to Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel , Pray for me :)
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2008-11-21 08:36 pm
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Best and Worst of Times

It has been a long , long time since I last posted.
I have had a laid back sort of fall.

Here is the good.

I have finished one of the season's shows already. It was a comedy review by The Second
City. But all the costumes were really more like props . So I spent 5 weeks reading books
and surfing the net while the show was happening down the hall.
They were a great cast , but it was a rather boring run for me.

This week we are starting Christmas Carol. It was been alarmingly easy so far.
We go into full dress on Sunday. That will be the test.

I have a new great nephew, born Nov 5th. But I have yet to receive any photos. He is healthy
and thriving, so I can wait.

I have been wallowing in the cheestastic goodness that is True Blood. I expected to like it, as I
am a long time fan of the books. But I didn't think I would reach the true fannish levels that I have.
But there is only one week left. I'm going to miss my fucked up southern gothic vampire show.
It is coming back next summer though. By then I feel I will need the escape more than ever.

But It does leave my plate clear for the final run of episodes of Battlestar Galactica.
I just know that this is going to hurt. But I think I will be able to go back and re watch this series.
And that is more than I can say of most of the shows I've followed in recent years.

Our crazy puppy is 11 months old now. He is almost 20 pounds and very dog like.
He is beginning to learn how to entertain himself. It is great to see him work things out for himself.

Now for the bad.

In 1995 I met up with a group of online fans of Anne Rice. We organized a trip to New Orleans to
attend her Halloween Ball. We filled the weekend with fun and frivolity. We still correspond daily
through a list maintained by our friend known as Ruby. She has Chron's Disease.
She has fought this illness off for over 14 years but , this time, she is losing the fight. Even if she pulls through,
this bout she will , at best , be on a feeding tube. It is hard to think of the vital and fun loving person
we know forced to live that way. I just keeping saying to myself , It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years.

Till next time.
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2008-11-16 04:05 pm

Which Goddess lurks in your soul?

Which Goddess lurks in your soul?


You are a wise one, my dear! Athena is the Greek Goddess of wisdom, disciplined war, philosophy and knowledge. She is a selective Goddess, as she only inhabits those of your high intelligence and keenness to learn great things. Youâ™re usually not seen without a book in your hand or your eyes glued to the internet (which is, after all, the great information highway!). This should not suggest that you donâ™t enjoy people, as your cleverness and sharp wit are usually in full force when in a social situation, to everyoneâ™s delight.

Personality Test Results

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Quizzes and Personality Tests
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2008-11-04 11:53 pm
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Amazing! Mr Obama wins it.

I am grateful to have lived to see this day. I know that his election is not an automatic
cure all for the many things that ail our country.

But today I feel this is the man we need at the time we need him.
May the Gods protect him and send him the strength and wisdom
to lead us well.
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2008-11-04 12:02 pm
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Voting is easy

I got up at 7 :30. Out the door at 8:45. Twenty five minutes later I had voted and was back
home. Took nap until 11:15. It was the smoothest voting experience I had ever had!
(And I have been doing this since 1968)

I just hope it's sign of what's to come.
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2008-10-30 01:17 pm
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Happy happy

Happy Birthday to the ray of sunshine that is [ profile] circe.
We love you girl !
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2008-10-03 12:35 am
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Works for me!

Your results:
You are Spider-Man
Green Lantern
The Flash
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

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2008-09-17 11:38 pm
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me me meme

I have joined the herd. Taken with my computer camera.
All I did was crop it and post it.

here )

The rules:
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture
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2008-09-17 06:24 pm

silly meme time

suenix is energetic.
You've got the energy level of a small yip-yap dog. And, much like those dogs, I hope you get run over by an ice cream truck. Yeah, that's right. I said it.
wanna know your lj's moodring color? enter your user name and hit the button. (discussion thread)

This is scary and accurate. I hate it when that happens.
Stolen from [ profile] astrogirl2
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2008-09-16 11:08 pm
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(no subject)

This is not he first time that Stephen Moyer has played a vampire on tv.
I found him on a UK series called "Ultraviolet". It was advertised as a " dark stylish vampire thriller for the X- Files generation' It is one of my favorites.

Anyway , here he is in his 1998 glory. He plays Jack Beresford, a newly turned and
unrepentant vampire.

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2008-08-26 01:04 am
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Hanging out , doing not much

The rains have come! They are forecasting up to 10 inches of rain between now
and Thursday. After no rain to speak of for the past two summers it is almost freaky
to hear the sound of it outside. But it looks like it is all going to clear up by the weekend.
So our chances of getting rained on during the parade are small.

I have now finished all my Dragon*con prep. All I'm doing now is throwing random stuff
into my mighty rolling toolbox. It is going to be the ultimate repair kit by the time I am through.
I'm not gong to be sleeping at the hotel room this year. I was not able to get a overnight dog sitter.
I do have some on to check up on them during the long days so I can cavort without guilt.
It is actually kind of nice to have an excuse to leave the all night parties.

I have set myself up with a very ambitious schedule . It is so long that I have put it behind a cut.

My D*C schedule )

I hope that I can at least run into some of the LJ folks .
If any one wants to leave the hotel area on Friday or Sunday for an early dinner, I'm your gal.
I am now going to scour my friends list to see who else might be going.
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2008-08-19 10:11 pm
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Almost Dragon con ready

I have been hard at work. And this is the result.
All I'm missing now are the vest pockets and a little
touch up painting. I'm going to be sporting these at the
Colonial fleet party where I will be one of the costume contest
judges. Can't wait!

Deck crew

Will post tomorrow for Dragon*Com roll call,