Friday, March 30, 2007

Saturday's Post: Helen York Schmidt

I love you Grandma Schmidt. I remember sitting with you listening to NPR as I tried to figure out my Honors Geometry homework, wondering if it would all be okay.

It will all be okay.


Bloggety Friday Blog

I AM SO GLAD THAT IT IS FRIDAY. It has been a very long week. I can’t take much more of this working all day and then working all night. It’s crazy. I am really looking forward to when this show is up and running and I have Sunday-Wednesday nights off. I can go to the gym, I can cook, I can watch reality tv. AND I can get to work on the Parodivas next cabaret. I’m excited about the brunch show we’re seeing on Sunday. I’m going to try to link it. One moment. Youngblood is had be is good is had is. Okay, I’m back. Woot. Then after brunch, I think I will go grocery shopping so I can make food for the week. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I’m so glad that Darladiva is in 9 shows and Gwenners is a budding online video star (not porn) and Niwa is a sugar mama, and Noodle only has ONE MORE MONTH, and Madame RK is okay, and Sir Willio is my co-whort. :)

Rehearsal is trucking along. I am very close to being memorized for Act 1. I have less to say in Act 2, so I hope that will move faster. We shall see. We tried some costumes last night. Nothing really fit me because I’m a giant woman. Soooo, I’m hopeful that the designer will come up with something lovely. Woot woot.

Wouldn’t it be loverly if we woke up Monday morning and ALL episodes of every sitcom like “The Office” or “Lazy Lizard” or “Too Close for Financial Discomfort” or “Advertisin’ Queens” or "The (gay) Accountant" WERE CANCELED? I heard it was possible from the fairy I met after dropping acid in my eye. Let’s all take five minutes today, turn our heads away from our monitors and our telephones and pretend that it REALLY COULD HAPPEN because some day soon it will happen and we'll be interviewed by Babwa Waltews. She'll ask, "so tell me about these bwunches." We'll all giggle, pause, and say, "who remembers?"

Enjoy the pauses.

D o o d l e

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I’m at a plateau with the stupid losing weight thing. It’s annoying. I just can’t seem to get over this hump. I know it’s because I don’t have time for the gym, because of rehearsal, but I have managed to squeeze it in a few times a week, somehow, because I’m crazy. Anyhoo, I wanted to lose weight to squeeze into the dress, but it doesn’t seem that’s going to happen. Maybe by the time the show closes, since I’ll have more time to workout I’ll be svelte again. Blahg.

Ummm, what else? The Office is weird. I really don’t know what my role is, but it seems to be going better than it has, ever, so I’m just going to keep on truckin’.

C9 is going okay. I’m getting closer to the characters. I just need to get off book so I can stop thinking about the lines and think about the intentions. Blahg.

The weather yesterday was glorious (I’m told).

As Darladiva pointed out, I look like this kangaroo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

3 Dollar Post

I kept wanting to post but work and my dentist appointment got in the way. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaan. I ended up having last night off from rehearsal which was WONDERFUL. I got to enjoy my clean apartment, and I made some food for the week so I don't spend so much money and I have something at 10:30pm when I get home. Yikes! I have made some progress on my lines but need to make A LOT MORE. Oy. I wish I could spend more time at work working on the work I want to work on but alas I have to do other work. Anyhoo, I marked kissing off that list below this weekend. If only I remembered any of their names. Sir Willio kind of recalls what they looked like. Wooot!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Come see Cloud 9!

We open April 12th and run through April 28th. Shows are Thu-Sat at 8pm with Sat matinees at 2pm.

Access Theatre
380 Broadway (two blocks below Canal)

Friday, March 23, 2007

You better post, bitch

Hewo. I am feeling better today. The ignoring of the cold seems to have worked, somehow. Yay! Last night started off as a major challenge. I had an espresso around 5:40 or so to get me pumped for the three hours of rehearsal before me. I was just so tired yesterday, I didn't know how I was going to muster any sort of energy. I'm runnin' on empty these days. So, by the time I got to the Players Theatre in the West Village, where we're rehearsing, I was obliterated. The coffee had long since worn off and my body was shutting down, ready for bed. About two minutes after that it was time to start blocking. Wow. It's kind of blurry between then and about an hour into it, but I got my 93rd wind and was suddenly having a grand time in the drunken lesbian wicca scene. Ahh thee ay ter. Then we blocked a very touching moment with my hot boyfriend. Mm mm. Then I ran home like it was the end of the world so I could eat something and GO TO BED. I woke up feeling much better than yesterday and pleased with rehearsal last night. Tonight we finish blocking the show and then tomorrow we will begin running it. I HAVE TO MEMORIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZE! When am I supposed to do that? I'm always rehearsing. I have to memorize during rehearsal? I guess that's not so preposterous. I might see Myster Ian's show tomorrow night. Hmm. Then, the cleaning lady is coming Sunday. I'm going to let her in, go to the gym, come back, see how she did, and then head off to my brunch date with the best bitches on the planet, including my second true love (second only to vodka) Cricket! He doesn't have to teach Sunday night, so he can brunch. And I don't have rehearsal. YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAAYYAAYYYYYAYAAYAYAYAYAYAYAY. Is it Sunday yet???

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Doodle doubter

Rehearsal last night was challenging. I spent the whole time doubting if I am even capable of bringing what's needed to the character I play in Act 2. It's weird because he's a lot like me. I have to be more honest than I've been in a long time. Onomatopoeia honest. I guess I should try to remember how I mustered up the courage to do that and feed into that courage. I just felt like I was floundering on the stage and I didn't know what to do. I wanted to hide my gigantic 6'2'' self behind my tiny 6" script. And believe me, I tried to hide behind it. I tried. I need to pretend to garden. I don't know why I couldn't even fathom how to do that. I felt like an ass hat on crack. Oy. Tonight we go back to working on Act 1, which is my comfort zone. I'm glad to be back to doing something that doesn't suck, but I know that I have SO MUCH WORK TO DO for Act 2. Anyhoo. Wish me luck or divine intervention or something.

I miss seeing shows. Back in the time of P. I did see basically everything. I am just completely booked from now through April. Oh well. I'll see shows in May, or something, I guess.

I don't understand why people who work in offices in very very close proximity to others would leave their cell phones on. Put it on vibrate or silent people. Those ringers are so annoying! Believe me, I know. I would be mortified if for some reason Noodle called my cell during the day and I had forgotten to put it on silent. "If you were gay, that'd be okay, I mean cuz hey, I'd like you anyway. Because you see, if it were me, I would feel free to say, that I was gay but I'm not gay." TURN EM OFF.

Welcome to Niwa. She is linked over there ----> as Sombrero Chic. Chic out her blog and comment. And since we're welcoming blog virgins, Madame Renea Knight is also blogging now. She is linked as Knacht something ---->.

Is it over yet? I don't even know to what I'm referring but I hope the end is near.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesdays are for real posts.

Your primary focus is often on relationships, and now they are emphasized even more. Your creative instincts are also strong these days and whether they manifest in your interactions or within your own individual process, it's crucial to keep an eye on the future rather than living completely in the present.

Thanks Darladiva for reminding me that online astrologers know me better than I know myself. "Creative instincts...strong?" How did you know Online Astrologer? It is so easy to live day by day (oh dear lord these things I pray) and forget about what's ahead. Work, rehearsal, sleep, work, rehearsal, sleep, etc. I have to put dream in there. I'm dreaming that the agent I submitted to will actually open the envelope and remember me and send me an email saying, "LET'S MEET AND GET STARTED ON YOUR CAREER!" Sadly, I don't think her assistant's assistant showed her my materials. But that's okay. Thanks to Darladiva, there is a seminar that this agent does and I'm going to take. Also, once C9 is up and running, we open on April 12th, I'm going to get my voiceover demo done and doner. Then it's off to the races on the many many projects on the backburner right now. Parodivas have GOT to get back on stage by June. The first draft of Ono has to get completed and read. And I have to get my co-artistic director hat all spruced up so we can move forward with PUSH. And then there's the 10 other ideas I have running about in my brain. A show about Danny Kaye, a show about Noel Coward, a show for Noodle, Madame Renea Knight's cabaret (nudge nudge), etc etc. Anyhoo, that's where I am on performancey writer stuff.

Having two pretend boyfriends is good, don't get me wrong, butt. I'm going to end that there. I'm TOO busy to date, butt it would be nice if. Sigh.

I am 92% sure I am going to renew my lease and stay at my apartment another year. The Spring episodes of The Office are going much better, and I think I'll ask the writers to keep my character on the show through next season. Of course as we all know, this sitcom is tricky and unpredictable. WHO KNOWS???

C9 is going very well. My favorite scene thus far is the lesbian scene where my son's governess kisses my teeth. Mm hmm. You know you want it. And yes, I may have a show crush on my husband. Dean, if by chance you are reading this I am just kidding. I'm not kidding. Look a meteor ----------> (runs away screaming like a woman)


Monday, March 19, 2007

Ay! Oh, you.

one new post. tomorrow. really.

yes, a girl did have to kiss my teeth. she did.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Spacing out in the fortress of solitude,
She stares blankly at her screen.
Thoughts of deco and mod flicker, but don't connect.
The digital chaperone on the phone that doesn't ring says,
"Blink. Blink. Blink. 2:42."
The weekend aroma piques her interest
And she sits up straight in her chair.
A healthy glow spites the 3 o'clock slump,
Suddenly she's two hours from life.
It's a good thing she's all alone
Spacing out in the fortress of solitude.
No one can hear she's elated to leave.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday Currents, a tag

Current book: Cloud Nine

Current sounds: Squeaky mouse and typety type type

Current guilty pleasure: Imaginary wedding & googling to find articles on Superman.

Current colors: beige

Current food: maybe mexican across the street, maybe

Current drink: half english breakfast, half lemon zinger tea

Current outfit: taupe-ish shirt and black pin-stripe pants, woo

Current fragrance: Guess.

Current wish-list: An agent, voiceover demo, lose 10 lbs, kissing, more hours in the day

Current film:... Pan's Labarinth, a hundred years ago

Current anticipation: Table read of Cloud Nine tonight

Current triumph: Dr. Sedgwick in Superman

Current bane(s) of my existence: trying to balance my real job with my fake job and being honest about which is which

Current indulgence: Being online at work, rather than working.

Current #1 blessing: Balance between humility and confidence, it's tricky

Current mantra: It's all about perspective, in short, Doodle

Monday, March 12, 2007

Super Doodle - Opening Night-oodle

Woo freaking Hoo! I was petrified, I must say. I really didn't know how it was going to go, but it went very very well. There were some mishaps and some prop things that called for some adlibbing, but those moments were some of the best. Soooooooo nice to have an audience there to LAUGH. Mmmmm mmmmm good. That schmidt is better than crack. Tonight Gwenners, Cricket, and I think Madame Renea Knight are coming. I am thrilled to have a cheering section. I need some "woos!" in my life.

My Grandma Schmidt, Helen York (I love the strength in her name) passed away this weekend. She was one of the smartest people I'll ever know.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Superdoodle is coming trudle

Okay, we DID a run-through tonight and I feel SO MUCH BETTER. I am at 92%, I would say. After, I walked for a bit with one of the cast members who said some very complimentary things. The one that made my heart go pita platter, was, "you are the next Gary Beach." THANK YOU. That is a wonderful wonderful compliment, and it inspires me. Guess what that means Darladiva? We're goin' to see Mr. Beach in Les Miz. Yes sir!

I can't wait to share this with you guys. I look forward to hearing you in the crowd.

Gotta watch my american idol tape, while eating dinner, so I can get to bed!


Darladiva has tagged me so I must obey.

What are my doodles, I mean happies, I mean doodles?

-Cloud 9
-Pita patter
-Seeing Gwenner's reading on Saturday
-Gym time with Darladiva yesterday, we rock
-The gemini crowd & Mama Noodle
-A little break between work and rehearsal tonight; time enough to go home, regroup and go back out

Monday, March 05, 2007

Doodle says, "


Sometimes you just gotta yell, even if it's an e-yell.

Maybe I'll put up a real post soon. Maybe.


oh my.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

He works hard for the...fame?

Somebody post already! Oh wait, I guess I mean me. Woops. I AM TIRED. The coffee tries it's best but it is just lightly attacking the tired. Up at 8, work at 9, out at 6, rehearsal at 7 out at 10 dinner at 10:30 sleep by 11:30. Yikes! Who's life is this? Oh well, not too much longer. There are much worse things to complain about, but I wouldn't be human if I didn't complain, right? RIGHT?? I'm yelling. Rehearsals are going quite well. I have no concept of the timeline of the show, because we haven't done anything in order, but I suppose that will come...soon...I hope. Last night we finished up all the blocking and I had a great time fleshing out my juicier scenes. Does that sound naughty? Speaking of naughty, Superman changed clothes in the middle of the room. My goodness, he's super. Ummm, there's really nothing else to report. Just workin' and rehearsin' then rinse and repeat. What are YOU doing today?