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November 7th, 2012

(no subject)

comedy minstrel
I am relieved.

August 21st, 2012

(no subject)

tree of life
I don't usually say anything about politics here. This isn't really about politics, this is about crazy.

One cannot use words like "legitimate" or "illegitimate" in conjunction with describing that act. It just doesn't work that way. That's making up some weird sort of illogic that's supporting what's becoming known as "rape culture," the long-standing tradition of blaming the victim, which, as mentioned, is crazy.

To demand that a survivor continue to defend herself by telling her that she must name that act perpetrated against her somehow "legitimate" is another step down the crazy spiral. That's twisting a word to mean something it does not mean. That's an attempt to reprogram American minds to believe that one of the most reprehensible acts known to humankind is somehow sanctioned.

I mean, it's easy to get stuck on the whole throwing-science-and-common-sense-out-the-window-and-making-up-anything-to-hate-on-the-victim part of it. That pisses me off enough that it's taken me this long to be able to say anything without filling my screen with expletives.

But there is also a more insidious reprogramming of the language attempted here, and I'm sick enough of hearing all the things that "Oh, it's just something people say" that become reality before people realize what they're doing. Speech ties to thought. Thought ties to action.

Enough with the crazy.

December 5th, 2011

(no subject)

comedy minstrel
Upcoming show: I'm playing music, and they're using one of my scripts -- come see 'An Atlanta Christmas' at the Academy Theatre! http://www.facebook.com/events/170821409673728/

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company and The Academy Theatre are teaming up for 'An Atlanta Christmas' -- we open Dec. 10! There's even a Wednesday night performance for those of you who are in weekend shows.

Performances are Dec. 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18. Saturdays (and the Wednesday) at 8 p. m. and Sundays at 2:30. It's choose-your-own-price ticketing at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/211921 , which is an exciting new option.

I hope to see you there!


In other news: Working!Collapse )

April 20th, 2011

for my GA friends

grand piano
I'm learning a lot in my internship. I didn't expect to be learning how to produce, but, I pitched an idea for a benefit concert for Japan and Actor's Express, so I guess I walked into that. My mentor is super-supportive. I've also been challenged to perform during the benefit, so I'll be doing that, too. But don't worry, I'm not the main talent. ;)

On April 23 at 8 p. m. at the Academy Theatre, the Think Global, Act Local! fundraiser offers a splendid opportunity to do good while listening to great music. All proceeds will be split between Japan and Actor's Express.

‘The Prestige’, featuring Jeff Blanks & Matthew Trautwein, is made up of Atlanta’s top Rock musicians who turn their considerable skills to playing classical music. Michael Richardson is a musician known for local bands Men of Melody and Mickle-A-Do. Melanie Parker is one of Atlanta’s leading actors and dancers and is a principle of Blast Off Burlesque! For this event she will be bringing her belly dance and swords to bear to convince people to donate! Amina McIntyre is a monologist who specializes in the absurd travesties of our daily lives.

Tickets are $10 on line and $15 at the door. All proceeds will be split between these worthy causes. Think globally and act locally to make a difference in the world -- and here's a chance to do it while having fun.

WHO: The Academy Theatre
WHAT: Think Global, Act Local! Fundraising Concert for Japan and Actor's Express
WHEN: Saturday, April 23 at 8 p. m.
WHERE: The Academy Theatre, 119 Center St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
HOW MUCH: $10 online or $15 at door
HOW DO I GET TICKETS? http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/171230 or by calling 404-474-8332
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116698281742613

March 31st, 2011

I need to find someone with the time and expertise to either help me customize some bras or build them entirely . . . my hernia is acting up again, and my shoulders as well. I am not skilled enough to modify bras with enough consistency that I can be confident in cutting into an expensive one -- sometimes I get it right, and sometimes I don't, and if I mess it up too much, well, there's a limit to what I can undo in order to try again. The best one I managed was pretty good (not perfect, but it worked most of the time) until the underwire popped out . . . on the bright side, maybe I can use that in building a completely new one. But I lack the skill to do a proper job of it. And there are times when I *could* work past the pain if it weren't for the fact that getting dressed raises the pain level so much.

Does anyone have recommendations?

February 20th, 2011

it doesn't take much

tree of life
Every now and then I want to remind my friends that one click makes a difference.

The Breast Cancer Site

There are also links on that page to the Hunger site, the Child Health site, the Literacy site, the Rainforest site, and the Animal Rescue site.

January 12th, 2011

(no subject)

Sometimes, the world seems just a bit too surreal.

November 18th, 2010


comedy minstrel
Adam can glare at my computer and make it work.

I can swipe my credit card through a machine and cause a whole system to fail.

Really, world?

September 18th, 2010

(no subject)

And then I saw this, and I knew I had to share it.

June 2nd, 2010

word processing blues

kill them all
This problem has happened before, and I couldn't fix it then, either. I've been looking online, but I'm not even finding anyone who's had a similar problem.

I've gone into reveal codes, and sure, I can diagnose it: it thinks that every time I hit a hard return (i.e., hit the return button), I want a soft page break. Um, no. That's making my document 1500 pages long, and there are black lines between every line of text because it thinks each line is a new page. I've tried "find and replace" to change the code from HRt-SPg to HRt, and it does nothing. I've tried just deleting the code, but getting rid of a line means I need to hit return again (script format and all that nonsense), so the new page comes right back. Format? No, nothing funky there that I can find.

This didn't happen until the program froze and I had to close it. I think that's what happened last time, too.

Any suggestions? I really don't want to re-type the entire thing, especially since I can't print it out to look at it.

**And thanks, Ann -- I should have mentioned I'm using WordPerfect 12, in Microsoft Word mode.
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