Saturday, 31 March 2012

Today's Artist Date was to see Sondheim's 'Company'.  AH-MAAAAAAAAA-ZING.

Loved it.  Would've loved to have seen it live on Broadway, but seeing it on the big screen was almost better - it was captured so beautifully that you felt like you were right on stage with them.

Friday, 30 March 2012

A night of comedy at The Famous Spiegeltent.  First up was Bob.  He was ace (and I got a CD in the pop quiz segment AND he serenaded me with Barry Manilow).  Next up was Dixie.  Oh. My. Lordy. A hoot and a half and she gave me a hug on the way out.  Capped it off with the always hilarious Otto & Astrid.  Top night.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

After a long day, an hour's show at the Athenaeum watching Jason Byrne's MICF show was exactly what I needed.  Laughter that has you clutching your stomach while sliding down the seat, with tears running down your cheeks... brilliant.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Too wired up from rehearsal to go to bed (it's actually 1.01am on Thursday), but I have to work tomorrow so MUST. SLEEP.  Gah!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A poem I came across today in Walking In This World by Julia Cameron...

"If your nose is held to the grindstone rough
and you hold it down there long enough
soon you'll say there's no such thing
as brooks that babble and birds that sing.
Three things will all your world compose - 
just you, the grindstone, and your darned old nose."

Monday, 26 March 2012

A full theatre of people giving one final standing ovation for a beautiful soul taken from us far too soon.  Farewell Marc.  I was blessed to have you in my life, even for such a short time.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Another fun, productive rehearsal... with a bit of a backstage girly bonding session... we're finally starting to feel more like an ensemble.  Love when that moment happens.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Officially an international TV nerd... wonder how many other people can use examples of both Degrassi and Grange Hill characters to ensure everyone at the dinner party can understand a childhood TV conversation?

Friday, 23 March 2012

For the first time in a week, it looks like a pre-midnight bedtime for me... HUZZAH!!!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

One down, two to go... then it's bye bye job #2!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

I pass this shop-turned-home on my way to rehearsal... the contents change regularly but they're always fascinating!

There's a "Seafarers & Wharfies... soup" sign to the left, an old bicycle at the back, a painting of the Virgin Mary (I think!) in the centre, and a life-sized poster of an AFL team on the right.  Totally eclectic!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

My gorgeous mate Josie is one hot cabaret queen.  This show, which I saw tonight, proves it.  Inspirational stuff Jose!!

Monday, 19 March 2012

That was just a little bit amazeballs and I am collapsing into bed exhausted in the best possible way, having danced and sung my heart out a mere five rows back from the band I've loved since I was 12. Grateful beyond words for tonight... My. Life. Rocks.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

A lovely catch up with a wonderful friend, an amazing concert by the ACO, a long walk (halfway) home in the late afternoon sunshine and an evening spent finishing this week's Walking In This World tasks.  Another day to be grateful to be alive.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Billy Joel had it spot on... only the good die young.  Vale Marc.  You were a beautiful man and will be sorely missed.

Friday, 16 March 2012

7.30pm tonight. I finished tapping away at an email on my iPhone (to the manager of job #2 on a particularly tedious issue which has been dragging on for months) and hit send... then this popped up in the next email I opened.

I laughed really hard at how appropriate it was, put my phone down, turned on the iPod, poured myself a glass of wine and started cooking dinner.

Thanks Gretchen!

Thursday, 15 March 2012




Roll on Thursday 5 April (my last day).

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

You know you're in for a bit of fun when the director instructs you to make your voice sound "like Patty and Selma from the Simpsons".

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Today I treated myself to a pretty new mug for my first-thing-in-the-morning-whilst-writing tea.

Monday, 12 March 2012

A public holiday, a fantastic creative cluster skype, completing nearly everything on my to-do list, cooking up a storm at the final French cooking class and the happy prospect of another day off tomorrow... life is good!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

That was a long rehearsal... only just home.  Good fun however, and the play is shaping up quite nicely!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Another huge night of fun at Jordan's 30th... although I'm not sure how much more 'fun' my liver and wallet will take...

Friday, 9 March 2012

A hilariously huge night at LMFF with Jerry, Glenn, Kitty Kat, Adam and co... ouch my head.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Third time around at A Chorus Line tonight... with SAB* Sally, who's a huge fan of the movie but had never seen the stage show.  Listening to her hum along to 'Nothing' and 'What I Did For Love' reminded me of how wonderful theatre is and why I love it so much.

* Separated At Birth (something Sally and I decided we were quite recently)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Today I discovered this site and subsequently picked up a pencil for the first time in years and did some drawing.  I think I might start doing it a little more often!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A late start, but eventually got most things done... although once agin spent far more money than I intended to on "stuff".

Monday, 5 March 2012

Soupe à l'oignon d'Avize...

Followed by Champagne Sabayon for pudding...

This is what you call a Smash. On. Supper.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Got home from rehearsal at 11.15pm and have spent the last 40-odd mins totally unable to move from the sofa... kerrrr-naaaackkkkeerrrreeddd.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

A little kid at the 'How to Train Your Dragon' function I worked at today was an awesome reminder of how fun it is sometimes to just laugh so hard you need to throw yourself down on the floor... and all because his mum walked into the men's toilets instead of the women's.  LOL.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Today, on the other side of the world, the lovely Steve was laid to rest.  Here in Australia, tears were shed and memories of a life shared were remembered.  RIP buddy... look forward to seeing you beyond the curtain one day.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

So today was all sweetness and light... which made it almost impossible for me to decide what to do.  Needless to say, I did not quit.  So much to ponder.