A few astute readers may have picked up on this, I've referenced it in comments from time to time and it says it in my profile, but it would probably be news to many of you that I'm an actor. A somewhat serious one, actually; I've got an MFA in Acting and there have been a few times in my adult life when "actor" was actually my job title for a while. (In the interest of full disclosure, I should state that those were not lucrative times.) I also direct. Mostly, it's been something I do in addition to my day job. So when EG called me yesterday and said, "Hey, I put you in charge of my blog this morning," I decided to be excited about the audience, rather than pissed at him for not giving me a choice in the matter. (Well, I could have refused, I suppose, but I'm not that girl.) Grant Miller called for volunteers, EG. I'm just sayin'.
I've got a number of friends who are actors at roughly my level, and a handful who are a rung or four above. A good friend of mine from college and her husband are both working on Broadway right now, in two different shows. They are also the most attractive couple I know in real life. I recently served as assistant director/dramaturg for a production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure in Laurel, MD. I also understudied and went on for four performances; I got a nice notice in the Washington Gazette. That's done, and I'm between projects, so why not blog?
One reason I've never started a blog of my own is because it's so bloody time consuming. I spend a fair chunk of time just visiting many of your blogs and commenting verbosely. Honestly, I do a fair bit of that at work. When I'm home there are loads of things I should do, many of which I don't, like clean my room, clean other parts of the apartment, do the dishes (that actually gets done regularly, there are limits), exercise, and finally learn to play the guitar that my parents gave me for Christmas of 2001. I have to cook and do laundry, and I have to call all of my friends and family, very few of whom live in the tri-state area. No. They're in New York, and Florida, and Ohio, and California, and even Australia, and keeping up with them is important to me. So taking up blogging has never quite happened.
However, while the Evil Genius is not the boss of me, he's someone to whom I owe quite a bit, so I'll blogsit if he wants me to. It'll be much more fun than the time I helped him move. (Ugly. Maybe not a story for this space.) Plus, we all know he's been quite the slack blogger of late. I'm not sure how often I'll post, but I can at least handle the once or twice a week we've seen from him of late. I'll warn you I'm not as funny as he is, but I also won't bore you with stuff about space. (Sorry, EG; you know I'll act interested when you want to tell me about it. And I'm an actor.) So I'm who ya got for the next little while, gang. Neither I nor the Genius know how long this state of affairs will prevail. But I'm actually pretty excited. Curtain up!