At the end of September, my BFF Tom moved back to the East Coast. I had a hard time dealing with it through the rest of the month. I was crying on the way home from dropping him off at the airport. It wasn’t the bawling, I-can’t-control-my-car kind. It was more like the angry if-I-could-stop-my-eyes-from-watering-so-you-don’t-get-the-satisfaction-of-seeing-me-cry-I-would kind. I held on to that sadness and even now, still can’t see a blue mini cooper without him popping in my brain. But with the show to distract me and my favorite holiday, I began to deal with his choice.
October, my favorite month! That’s usually when all the fun scary stuff happens, like haunted houses and scary movies. And of course, there’s Halloween. I love the thrill of getting scared. It’s kind of exhilarating. I don’t dress up for Halloween anymore. I haven’t in years! I think I’ve only dressed up for costume parties. And even then, not often. I think I associate the holiday with the cooling of the weather and the crunching of leaves under my feet. I find that sound really soothing when I am out walking in the day. At night, it’s a little like “Shut up!! People are gonna know where I am at!” It’s kind of sad that I always assume the worst about people when I am walking about at night. I think the getting mugged really took a lot of that adventurousness that I had when I was a teenager.
Oh, speaking of scary movies: Paranormal Activity 3 came out…and it sucked!! I think I may have jumped once. The big ending that was supposed to “mess you up for life” (yeah, the commercials really said that) was LAME!!!! So lame that merely typing it in caps and making bold wasn’t enough. It needed to be italicized too! If you were scared by that, I would be shocked. I am the biggest chicken and I really wanted to just scream “are you frakin’ kiddin’ me?!” I regret going to see this movie.
Due to the rash of children committing suicide, October became the National Stop Bullying Month. Yay!! It’s hard enough just to walk with your head high for who you are without having people making you feel less than. The 20th was designated as the month to wear purple as a show of solidarity that you are against bullying. Thankfully, I wasn’t alone in that belief.
I went to a cool conference that was all about figuring out ways to bring the theatrical experience to the audience in different ways. It was enlightening and supremely informative. The only downside is that I don’t really have a place to test these ideas out. Also, figuring out the logistics of them would be a pain in the ass as well. I regret that I didn’t get that much audio to make a podcast for it. But I even more regret paying $37 for parking for 5 hours in San Francisco!
The Occupy Movement grew from just Occupy Wall Street into a much bigger force to be reckoned with! Which is good because, this whole gap between the have and have-nots only seem to keep growing and growing. It’s no wonder that all, yes ALL, politicians aren’t in the loop when it comes to what the people really want. Have you noticed that they all promise everything just to get into office and fail to deliver. They got what they wanted, why bother with the rest?
November marked the opening of H2$ and it’s run began. So many smiles and happy times with that fabulous cast. I love them all. Hot stuff! I’ve heard nothing but good things from the people leaving the auditorium, and read an accurate middle of the road review of the show, but the tickets sales were a bit on the lacking side. I even got to have my first TheActorvist.com contest for free tickets, and got about a hundred hits on that post but only one entry! I don’t know if maybe the show wasn’t something people weren’t interested in seeing or if the prices were too high or if people thought it was a bad show. While the sales were disappointing, it was fun. And as much time as I had the chance to spend with them, I regret that I didn’t spend more. Oh, and I regret that my Podcast isn’t working. It featured a pretty good interview with Brett Carlson.
Aside from the show, the month was slow. Thanksgiving was uneventful, but pleasant.
Which brings us to December! It’s currently 4:45 on the last day of the year. People are already starting 2012 and the East Coast begins it’s countdown in about 4 hours. Looking back at this month, there were only two things significant about it.
The first is that we closed out H2$ with a bang! While perfection was never achieved like I so wanted, the attempt, I feel, only made my enjoyment of the show that much greater.
The second thing that happened was our 3rd annual Pajama/Donut/Game Day! Again a very pleasant success. Basically my friends and I hangout in our pj’s the entire day, doing nothing but having a good time and allowing our childish indulgences come forth. It’s basically our version of Disneyland. With this being our third year, I wonder if we have to now add a new element to it next year. No, no, that’s like a 5th anniversary thing. Nevermind.
SO, that was my year. Not very exciting and filled with regrets. But there were a lot of lessons learnt as well.
I look forward to 2012 and possibly the end of time with optimism and hope that people will change. That the good of very soul will step forth and show itself to everyone else and the world will become a much better place to live.
Thank you all for being a part of my life and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in 2012!
All the world’s a stage. Now get out there and Break A Leg!