January 10, 2011


I really want to be efficient with my time.  Go to bed at a decent hour, use every free minute wisely instead of looking up Brad Pitt’s latest project.  But I am easily distracted.  And especially so when horrible tragedies occur in my own damn state, and I wonder (again) why it is I live here…oh yes: our parents, and Rosalind.  So I guess we’re stuck here until we get them all to agree to move to Portland…or Austin.  Arizona really is such a lovely state…I don’t understand what’s going on here.

But before I start googling the political history of Arizona, my point was that I am becoming a lazy writer/blogger, and I Must. Not. Let that happen.

So I think I’m going to accept WordPress’s post-a-day challenge.  I do so much better at achieving goals when someone else is keeping tabs on me.  Starting today, I will attempt to post every day for all of 2011, with WordPress watching over my shoulder.  Wish me luck.  What are your goals for the year?

It should be easy for me to think of what to write about – there’s lots going on this week:

* Inspired by our New Year’s Eve party, when we moved all the furniture out of the way so that people could (not) dance, we’re rearranging all the furniture in the family room, and I am strangely giddy.  It’s like moving into a new house, only much cheaper.

* Juice is crawling!  And now that he’s accomplished that, he’s trying to conquer climbing, standing, and walking by the end of the month.  I just got a lot busier.

* Juice also gets measured for his helmet on Tuesday.  He has moderate plagiocephaly, and we put off making a decision for almost four months.  I wanted to just leave his lumpy head alone, but Herbie convinced me that it would be worse to regret not fixing his head-shape when we could actually do something about it.  And it’s just not getting better.  So, my little Juice will be wearing a helmet/band-thing/whatever for about three months, and I will be deprived of constantly kissing his head as I do, and I don’t know how I shall survive.  Three months seems like forever, although as my wise mother pointed out, it really is not long at all.

* I have my first belly-dancing class Wednesday night.  YES.  Belly-dancing. 

* Herbie told me yesterday that he likes my “new shape.”  So – no more desserts for me.  Did I mention I start belly-dancing class on Wednesday?


So Now What, Part 2

May 1, 2009

So as previously mentioned, my Quest is officially over and I am going to happily wait out the next few months while I see what cards life deals us and hopefully get up on stage again in the not-too-distant future.

But if the quest is over, what about my blog?  I started the blog to document my auditions and experiences, and to hold myself accountable.  Now that I’m done auditioning at least for the summer, I’m not sure if I should continue my blog. 

On one hand, it’s kind of a burden, the pressure to post something new constantly at war with my desire to nap or flop on the couch with Herbie.  But on the other hand, I like telling stories, I like connecting with like-minded folks (hello, like-minded folks), and I like all the writing practice.  Also I enjoy bragging about my daughter (thanks for putting up with that, by the way).

So I am going to keep blogging, although I’m officially giving up blogging on the weekends.  I’ll still include stories about Moo and Herbie, because I just can’t help myself, but I’m also going to try something a little different, just for fun.  I’m currently finishing up Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential,” which has me reminiscing about my waitressing days.  (The drug deals in the walk-in, the makeout sessions under the patio bar, the dirty jokes, the fistfights…ahhh.  Good times.)  So next week will be “Restaurant Week” on Mama Rose, where I’ll tell my five favorite waitressing stories (Will my Shaq story make the cut?).  Maybe you guys will have some restaurant stories to share, as well!

After that, I’m going to try and continue the theme idea, interspersed with the Fabulous Adventures of Moo & Friends, of course.  If you hate the idea, let me know, although you should be aware that I will probably weep endlessly and start drinking myself to sleep every night with my new favorite cocktail, the Boom-Boom.  (Created by Herbie:  two parts rum, one part Naked Mighty Mango juice, add a tiny straw and spear a piece of orange and a maraschino cherry.  Boom.  Boom.)

Cheap(er) Tickets

March 23, 2009

For any of you interested, just thought I’d let you know that there are some (slightly) discounted tickets available at

Just scroll down and you’ll see “The World Goes Round” listed.  No, you don’t get to pick your seats this way, but it’s a fairly large theater, and as long as you’re not in the first row, I think any seat will be pretty good.  Of course, if you’d like to volunteer to be a human-shaped cushion for any out-of-control roller-skaters careening off the stage, then first row all the way!!

And I also want to say that despite my neurotic babblings on this blog, I can state with complete confidence that this is going to be one hell of a show, and you should definitely come see it!

The World Goes ‘Round

March 4, 2009

Here’s the scoop!









Brought to you by the miracle-workers at Desert Foothills Theater!

Starring two beautiful and talented ladies, two dashing and debonair gentlemen, and me!


March 26 – April 5

7:30 p.m. March 26, 28, and April 3, 4
2 p.m. March 29 and April 4, 5


Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center Main Stage

For tickets, call 480-488-1981
or visit Desert Foothills Theater’s website.


I’m not sure, but discounted tickets may be available at when the show opens.

Thank you so much for all your support!

A Bit of Housekeeping…

January 22, 2009

Just thought you might want to know that there’s a new(ish) feature on the ol’ blog.  Apparently, now you can subscribe to receive updates on comments.  (Perhaps some of you have already figured this out?)  What’s nice is that you don’t receive an email for every single comment made on every single post, only when there’s a new comment made on a post on which you’ve already commented.  Just like Facebook!

Next time you make a comment, you’ll notice that below your comment, it says “subscribe to comments?” (or something like that) with a little box to check.  If you want to subscribe, check away.  If not, just ignore.  And please be aware that your “subscription” applies only to that post.  Each time you want to be updated on comments on a particular post, you have to check the little box again.

Hope that makes sense.  I have only been awak 25 minutes, and I’m attempting to cobble together complete sentences without any coffee.  I can hear the sweet nectar dripping away in the kitchen, and I, it’s humble servant, await its pleasant beeping…

Um, No Pressure!

January 20, 2009

I think I might be singing this song in the show:

 Just so we’re clear, I cannot sing like Barbra.  No I cannot.  But GOD that would still be an incredible song to sing.  On stage.  In front of people.


See You On Thursday

November 18, 2008

As of this post, I am taking a self-imposed 48-hour blog hiatus.  Last night at 1:00 a.m., as I clicked away on the computer and my sleeping husband lay lonely in bed, I suddenly realized a few things – I’ve been neglecting my husband, I’ve been neglecting my friends, I’m behind on my daughter’s checkups, our house is still completely decked out for Halloween, my office still looks like this, I promised myself two months ago that I’d buy us a new oven before Thanksgiving so I could bake holiday goodies, and now Thanksgiving is a week away, I’ve had a present for our friends’ new baby sitting on the counter for a month and haven’t mailed it, we have camping stuff still laying out from last July… well, you get the idea.

Time to tidy-up a bit.