Ideas and Musings

Solo Show? Challenge Accepted

Only July 25, 2019, Sa-rah, from the Pocket Theater, put up a challenge to a group of people to put up a solo show in October. I wasn’t on the list… <sob>  Actually I was. Challenge accepted. What the hell did I just do? I’m already stretched thin with trying to get this blog organized, dealing with the take-over of my company, oh and my acid reflux is back with a vengeance and is keeping me from getting any sleep. And when I do sleep, I have weird dreams. Tom Ellis from “Lucifer” trying to keep me from being an over-eager fan of Salt, from Salt and Peppa, who has decided to become a film director. The Devil had to…

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Ideas and Musings, Quotational Deliverance!

Karin and the Bitch-Slap

Yeah, I’m on Crackbook. Uh, I mean Facebook. I both post things that are very personal and yet aren’t personal at all. I’m talking about quotes. I used to post things that are obviously directly relevant to me. (And still do sometimes) What I noticed was that everyone has an opinion. Everyone has advice. Everyone tends to get triggered by different things. I just don’t want to deal with all of that. But it usually only happens when it’s obvious that it’s “mine”. MINE. I own the words, the idea, the sentence, the offensive pile of sh!*t. That’s when I get pummeled with opinions with a side of shame and blame. That’s when everyone thinks they know how to “fix”…

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My Noodle

The Girl is Back in Town

I’m back! Yes, I know it’s the most exciting thing you’ve heard in a long time. I mean, where did I go? What did I do? What was I doing for the last eight years? Why should you even care? I really recommend not caring. At least too much. For crying out loud, there are about 173 million blogs world-wide (according to mediakix.com). So, mine is the 173,000,001th. Not very exciting. Everyone is trying to say their piece and be known in the world. It’s all “Bread and circuses.” Who am I to add yet another voice to the madness that is our lives? No one. And that’s why I’m doing it. Like everyone else, I want to be known.…

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My Noodle

A Random Life

I play a series of games on a website called Lumosity.com.  They specialize in brain training games and those of you who know me well probably realize that my brain needs lots of training.  The games are not like the video games that our beloved obsessive gamer friends know and love.  Games like Donkey Kong have rules and set patterns built into the game.  If you take the time, you can learn these rules and patterns to the point where you can win the game. Lumosity games are not like this.  Lumosity games deal with, to varying extents, randomness.  There are rules, yes, but there isn’t any way to learn the rules and patterns to guarantee winning.    You play the…

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My Noodle

The Hell of Self-Help

I had downloaded an excerpt of a self-help book to my Kindle to see if I wanted to buy it or now when I noticed what was already on my Kindle.  There, staring at me in the face, was a “pile” of other half-read self-help books that I’d purchased previously.  If it isn’t bad enough that I have a bookcase shelf Full of half-read books I’m meaning to come back to, now I have it on my Kindle as well. Last week I didn’t read any self-help books.  I read filmmaking books, novels, and lounged around on my futon reading “O” and “National Geographic.”  I got my mojo back.  I started having fun again.  Maybe a little too much fun,…

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Snark

A Thank You to Western Medicine

Dear Western Medicine, I am writing to you in order to express my tremendous gratitude for your existence in my life.  You have been so much a part of me since the day I was born that I’m not sure what I would do without you. You have such a high standard of education for all who are called to be practitioners.  It’s hard I know to learn how to gather symptoms and to categorize them so that you know what pharmaceutical to prescribe in order to maintain the problem.  And maintaining the problem is the main thing isn’t it?  After all, if everyone were cured then you’d be out of a job and it’s just not American to let…

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Snark

The Glorious and Honorific IE9

Dear Microsoft, I have just upgraded to IE9 and I feel called to write you in order to express my divine gratitude for IE9 and for all the work that you do at Microsoft.  I feel so blessed and honored to use your products. I really appreciate that you put the upgrade into the important software updates category.  I know that for myself, I don’t always do what’s best for me and my computer.  I often look at the software updates with suspicion, especially when they are optional updates.  Do I really need the update?  What will it to my system?  When I saw that it was considered an important update and that it was a part of the automatic…

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Stories, Monologues, Etc...

For the Love of Chaz

The following are two character monologues that came out of a character study I did after seeing a woman at a dance event. Beth confronts her best friend, Angie. I really don’t know why you can’t be more supportive, Angie.  I don’t know why you can’t see things from my point of view.  You have known me my whole life.  My whole life!  I was a mess before Chaz came around and you know it.  I had no will power, low self-esteem, and I weighed over 300 lbs.  Now I work out, feel a lot better about myself, and I’ve lost 27 lbs already.  Do you know why?  Because of Chaz.  He keeps me in check.  He is the most…

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Stories, Monologues, Etc...

Maternal Bonding

Character monologue OMG, right in front of the whole school, my mother pulled up and started yelling to me that we need to go to JC Penny, like I would EVER go there.  I was SO embarrassed.  Everyone was looking at me.  We got to the mall, it seemed like everyone I know decided to come and see my embarrassment.  First we went to Pennys to get me some new bras and she buys the same bras for herself.  Said that we could be sisters.  As if!  Totally bent.  Then she decided that it’s been too long since we’ve rode the carousal and bought us two tickets.  I refused to get on.  I have my limits.  She rode the biggest…

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Stories, Monologues, Etc...

The Pringle Affair

“Tea?” Barb asked. “Thanks,” I said going over to select my tea while she laid out a small plate of celery sticks, organic flax crackers, and hummus.  I took a few moments to look around her kitchen, and felt a twinge of envy.  Every cooking tool I could think of was on display.  Cookware hanging from the ceiling, a Veg-O-Matic  Food Preparer, and a series of knifes marching in military formation across a magnetic strip above the oven.  When she opened the refrigerator, I saw an over abundance of produce.  Barb knew how to live. Sipping my tea, my eyes came upon something I didn’t expect.  A Pringles can.  There was a can of Pringles peeking out from behind the…

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