Monday, July 04, 2005

Monday, July 04, 2005
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and beautiful

Happy Independence Day!

My Independence Day resolution:
I resolve to live a life or humanity, consideration and compassion, unrestrained by conformity or intolerance.

I was so happy to get home after the show last night! I was exhausted, both physically and mentally. The show went well – and I wasn’t thrown into the track for which I’m unprepared. So, although I lived the week on the knife edge of tension, I got through. What a relief! People made their journal entries, we hung out and had fun in between cues, and I dashed home to a quiet dinner and a quiet evening, both of which were sorely needed.

In the past three days, I read Philip Pullman’s entire “His Dark Materials Trilogy’: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. It takes theories of history, mythology and religion and puts a fascinating spin on them. Really lovely work.

Drove to Mohegan Lake this morning to go to the fabric store. What a gorgeous drive! The trees and greenery are full and lush. Driving past the Kensico Dam and the Croton Reservoir were just stunningly beautiful.

I found the fabric I want for the journal covers – quite different than what I envisioned, but better. I’ll get trim in the city tomorrow, and I may have the buttons I need here in my stash. I also picked up some items a friend needs for a project she’s knitting for a magazine. The drive was great, the shopping was great. The State Police were stopping cars going back onto the Taconic – don’t know why – they took one look at me and told me to “go on and have a good day”. Guess they’re looking for something or someone specific -- and it’s not a redheaded woman driving a silver car!

I was carded at the grocery store buying beer. I am past 40! I wasn’t sure whether to be flattered or offended. I do, however, find it offensive that my birth date was then flashed on the public screen for all to see. I understand checking ID, no matter how old or young you think someone is, but to post it publicly in the store – no, no, no. That’s an infringement into my personal life, and I will make no bones about letting management know. I get to choose who knows my birth date, not a store’s computer.

I did some admin work on The Thirteen Journals project. I should write, but I’m enjoying the day so much, I might give myself today off!

The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project

The Widow’s Chamber
Angel Hunt
Cutthroat Charlotte


At 11:34 AM, Blogger Debra Young said...

" birth date was then flashed on the public screen for all to see."

Wow! What idiot thought this was an okay idea. I'm surprised. I've not heard of that before. I'm irritated by having to give my phone number when purchasing something--another obnoxious marketing practice--but what you experienced takes the cake. I'd love to know how management responds to your comment. d:)


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