This is a call to all my past resignations.
movie: shining twins
In a little more than an hour, it will mark the one year anniversary since I was admitted to the hospital for heart failure.

TBH, I think that's been screwing with my head a little more even than I've been consciously aware of. I've been pushing myself, trying to do and see and accomplish everything now, now, NOW. The passage of time weighs heavily on my mind.

The whole point of which is this... I'm dying. You're dying. We're all dying, every minute of every hour of every day. Time is the currency of our lives, so don't wait to meaningfully spend yours until you find out it's counted in single digits. You wouldn't repeatedly spend every single dollar you have with the blind faith that there will always be more, so why do it with your days? Stop putting things off. Sure, maybe you'll get around to doing all the things you always tell yourself you eventually will. But maybe you won't. Don't cheat yourself.

When your cat wants to know why you're such a creeper.
movie: shining twins

Too Soon?
parks and rec: democracy
Maybe I'm jumping the gun here, but I'd really like to see a movie about the Bowling Green Massacre. Maybe Frederick Douglass could star. I hear he's doing really good things.

It would be huge.

Fuck you, 2016.
movie: shining twins
2016 is like your mom's non-recovering alcoholic boyfriend who doesn't know when to just shut up and leave. Instead, he kicks you on the way out the door to his taxi then decides to take a shit on your lawn for all the neighbors to see.

RIP Carrie Fisher
RIP Debbie Reynolds

sherlock: keep calm and make tea
Mike Huckabee, the Bible-thumping dingleberry somehow still clinging to the ass-end of the Republican Party, said today that Ben Carson is qualified to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development because he once lived in government housing. That's like saying I'm qualified to become Secretary of the Treasury since I once successfully balanced my checkbook.

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Soooo, I guess I'm an actor now...?
movie: shining twins
In the acting world, it really is who you know. Specifically, in my case, it's because I know my daughter.

I think I've mentioned it before, but she does a lot of regional acting. It's more unusual for her to not be in at least one show than it is for her to be performing in one show while in rehearsals for another. (Which just goes to show what I know... I tried everything I knew to get her to major in something else in college. Let that be a lesson to you, kids - parents don't always know what's best.) Right now, she's in rehearsals for two shows: a raunchy Christmas show I really don't know a lot about yet, and "The Vagina Monologues." This is where I come in.

Apparently, the woman who was supposed to read "The Flood" and "The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could" dropped out after rehearsals had already begun, and they needed an older woman pretty fast. Kyrsten suggested 'her mom,' so I went in and read and I guess I got the part. This has been in the works all week, and I'm still stunned. My casting has necessitated changing a couple lines. For instance, no one's going to buy that I haven't had sex since 1953; I wasn't even born yet, and besides, the director was really expecting someone older-looking when Kyrsten said her mom would read - I'm keeping my mohawk thank you very much - but she said I sold the piece. "The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could" was a little more difficult for me because it's about sex between a woman and a teenage sexual abuse survivor, so it can come off as something abusive rather that redemptive if you don't handle it right, and I was really nervous about that nuance. The director's and other actors' feedback has been really positive after our first rehearsal, but I know that's the one I need to work on because I really want to nail it. I also have a few lines in some monologues that were broken down into ensemble pieces. I'm worried about all that memorization, but I have until the end of January until we open.

Did I mention that I'm getting paid...?!?

It's cute that he acts like he doesn't remember.
movie: shining twins
A recent conversation...

Handsome: I think I might be late tonight. I've got a meeting with a contractor, and he's not even going to show up until 5.

Me: That's cool. (Kid K) is coming over, and we're going to watch Teen Wolf.

Handsome (who does not share our enthusiasm for Teen Wolf): That works out well then. Enjoy your Styles and...whatever that relationship is.

(Kisses me and leaves.)

*Edited b/c the original tag was too long.

My New Favorite Song
movie: shining twins
Childish Gambino has filled the Prince-sized hole in my heart.

Trek Against Trump
star trek: ufp
Wow. Apparently, a bunch of people who've been affiliated with Star Trek in some way have come together to endorse a group called "Trek Against Trump." There are some pretty recognizable names on the list of members, and all the various incarnations of Trek are represented both in front of and behind the camera. (Special shout out to my girl Gates McFadden! Holla!) Here's the beginning of their statement:

Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously. We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.

You can read more here, including a full list of members. Engage!

* I think...correct me if I'm wrong

I feel so gratified RN, it's killing me.
stranger things: minimalist gang
Stranger Things and/or Parks and Rec fans, have you seen this?


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