Run/walk/talk session. I started a FB group of FB & actual friends to meet up in West Seattle on the weekends. The idea is we go 20 minutes one direction and then turn around. Run, walk, find a bench and people-watch or scenery-gaze, whatever. Some of us get farther than others; who cares? Kids, dogs, strollers, and hooligans welcome. Then we often go get a coffee or brekkie.
Today was with wife-couple K&B and Heath, their dog. The weather is just turning nice, but it wasn't crowded at Alki because of Easter. We went further than 20, because we hadn't seen each other for awhile and had a lot to catch up on.
Join us, if you wanna. Look up West Side 20 on FB.
This was national news yesterday, but it was very local for me and my community: 6 people
died in Seattle yesterday from gun violence. The cafe where the shooter shot 5
people (two dead on the scene) is 10 blocks from where I work. Another
person was shot in the head downtown and died on the scene when she apparently
tried to prevent the shooter from jacking her car -- about 10 blocks from where
Mark works. The shooter was found and surrounded by the SWAT Team a mile or two
away from where he dumped the car in West Seattle (which is my 'hood). He
shot himself in the head. The shooter and two of the victims died later in the
day at Harborview Medical Center where I used to work. The two men who were dead
on the scene at the cafe were known and loved by people who I know and love.
This really could happen
to anyone -- not philosophically, but literally. For totally actually real. As a
friend of mine said yesterday: "It's all
'us.' There is no 'them.'&qu…
I am the most tired I remember ever being while simultaneously being in an incredibly good mood.An incredibly good mood does not necessarily equal patience with others when I'm this tired.It wasn't until we were up & running fully after opening night that I realized ... I'm not in this play very much at all. I'm not complaining, mind you. It's just interesting that the rehearsals were deceiving. Time spent in the rehearsal room did not equate to onstage time. It did, however, correlate to time spent changing my costumes & wigsWhen I'm tired, I pretty much eat anything I crave.I've finally passed some magic threshhold -- I feel way worse when I don't work out than when I do.Riding the bus is actually easier than driving & parking.I miss you all terribly. I am sad to miss you, but I'm having a ball.