How to Read a Book When You Can Barely Remember to Put on Pants in the Morning

I have a horrible memory. Truly terrible. I’d love to blame the fibromyalgia and the inevitable mind fog that comes with it. But if I’m going to be honest, I have to admit that it’s been terrible for decades. As a result, I’ve taken my enjoyment of organization to an almost obsessive level. I adore … Continue reading How to Read a Book When You Can Barely Remember to Put on Pants in the Morning

Colorful Colloquialisms – “Trust in God, but tie your camel” (Arabic)

I do love discovering colloquialisms through conversation. This time, my source is a young friend and actor in my theatre troupe. She is a bright young woman who is also interested in language (and a million other things), and we were talking a while back about our favorite sayings. This one came from her relatives overseas. … Continue reading Colorful Colloquialisms – “Trust in God, but tie your camel” (Arabic)

Colorful Colloquialisms – “I won’t ask for the time unless I want to know how to build a clock” (English)

Well, this is a new one. I was being extremely pedantic about choosing a style guide at work. In my defense, it’s kind of my job to be pedantic. In any case, I apologized to my coworker in case my, shall we say, firm insistence on certain conventions was offensive. We have a good working … Continue reading Colorful Colloquialisms – “I won’t ask for the time unless I want to know how to build a clock” (English)

That Time You Tried Something New, or, Oops, You Just Increased the Scope of Your Job Again – But It’s Worth It

After a remarkable final weekend, the production of Geek! has been put to bed – the books closed and put away, the set pieces tucked into their resting places, and the cast and crew given one last drink.     I couldn’t be happier with how this show turned out.  For one thing, it was … Continue reading That Time You Tried Something New, or, Oops, You Just Increased the Scope of Your Job Again – But It’s Worth It

Geek! Out

We've all been losing our minds, but it's almost finished. The Athenian Players' production of Geek! by Crystal Skillman goes up on Thursday, April 13th. The cast and crew have been fantastic. We put in so many hours this weekend finishing the set, rehearsing, practicing fight choreography, learning our newly-added rap, and running a cue-to-cue … Continue reading Geek! Out