Saturday, June 19, 2004
Hot, humid, cloudy
The show was fine yesterday. It was hot and sticky getting to and from the theatre, but the show itself went smoothly.
I have to special order the new battery for my cell phone, but it shouldn’t take too long. In the meantime, my phone is useless.
Still no check for the feature articles. Soon it will be time to send a “second request” – containing a late fee.
One rejection for my query for Dixie Dust Rumours, but one request for the full manuscript! I will go over it one more time this weekend (probably on the train), see if there are any last minute tweaks, then print out a fresh copy and mail it to them on Monday.
Reading the Andrew Jackson bio, I got an idea for a play with Jackson, Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams as main characters. Guess what that’ll require? More research! I wonder if I can get my hands on transcripts of their actual debates?
A friend gave me a book catalogue, and I found plenty of useful volumes. I have to pare down my initial list of what I want down to what I need, but it will be helpful.
Woke up later than I’d have liked this morning. Managed to revise my racing article and send it off.
I saw an article in the Toronto Star about the NHL players who are considering throwing a “lock-out” party for New Year’s Eve and perhaps a tour of Canadian cities during the strike. I want in. I want to cover their exploits. I’ve taken down some relevant information, and now I have to formulate letters to the appropriate sources to be on their press lists and maybe get credentials.
A friend called to ask how the short story due July 1 is coming. Considering I forgot I had a story due July 1, I’d say it’s coming along a bit more slowly than I’d like.
Why is it that the minute I sit down to work, they turn on the mower and run it over asphalt?
So many other things to say, but, as usual, I’m running for the train. Two shows today – I’m back upstairs on a different principal track for the rest of the weekend, and, since the regular dresser is out tomorrow, I’m doing a photo shoot with the actress before the matinee, out of the building. Somebody somewhere will have to figure out when I get to do the preset – that track has to preset the entire first act at the top of the show in “Brigadoon” – the quick change booth appears and disappears during the course of the show. It’ll all work out. I’ll come back from the shoot and preset and they’ll just have to wait until I’m done, unless they want the show to crash and burn.