How embarrassing. I get caught up by making my Thursday post on Thursday, then fail to make my Friday post on Friday. I confess to getting a good laugh at myself. I set up my rules. I break my rules. I make contingency rules. It is not easy being me, but it can be entertaining. Seriously, how lame is it to not even make a lame post on Lame Post Friday? Yet I have similarly failed before. Well, I could have posted last night, but at the time sleep seemed more important. We make our choices. The Spanish have a saying, take what you want and pay for it, says God.
Well, I got a bit of philosophy into that first paragraph. I won’t call it half-baked, though, because I have always liked that expression. Most of my philosophy falls into the half-baked category. Full disclosure: I have never read much “real” philosophy. I’m afraid it would make my head hurt.
In the meantime, my life could have gotten less complicated after today, but I fear it will not. Again, it will be my own fault. Today is the murder mystery for the Herkimer County Historical Society, A Trivial Murder. I still have a prop to make, and I’d better go over my lines again. And figure out what to wear. I wonder if I can find my purple hair dye. My character might have purple hair. But I digress. The point is, it will be one thing off my plate. But I have added one, possibly two more. What the hell, me?
The item I have definitely added will not even get going for another month or two. A friend is putting together a Mummer performance for the Great American Irish Festival at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in July. I have never been to the Irish Festival. I believe beer is involved. I have also never been a Mummer. It is a traditional Irish kind of guerrilla theatre. I will definitely post more about it later.
The other thing that I can’t quite bring myself to say no to involves writing a few scenes about Roscoe Conkling, owner of one of the famous mansions on Rutger Street in Utica. Theatre AND writing. How can I not do it? But it is coming up soon, and the scenes need to be staged as well, so I am trying to find out how simply we can get away with doing it, and how much help I will have. We’ll see how it plays out (see what I did there?).
In the meantime, this must count as my Lame Friday Post, typed in Saturday morning over coffee (THANK GOD for coffee!). I will strive to make today’s post TODAY, before I am off for what I hope will be another theatrical triumph (I feel certain it will be, relying on the awesome talent of my cast mates and the readiness to be entertained of our audience). Happy Weekend.