odds and ends

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I finally got around to dealing with my dead plants this week. Over the summer I planted several herbs, a really cool type of fern, and some flowers in my window boxes. The flower and fern are in one box, planted in Miracle Grow from my mom's house. The herbs were in hippy-dippy all organic potting mix. Well, after several months of my very half-assed watering, guess which ones died and which didn't? If you guessed that the Miracle Grow plants did better, you were right. They're doing great.
The herbs all died. Or so I thought. The oregano, mint and lavage all bit the dust, but when I took the pots down and pulled out the dead plants, I found that the chives are hanging in there! Or they're the Jesus of chives and have resurrected......not sure which! Either way, I got rid of the dead stuff, and replanted the chives. I'll try to be more attentive and not let them die this time! I would like to try the mint and oregano again, cuz those are both favorites for cooking. Maybe I'll do them in separate pots in the back yard, so they have more room.


My luxurious 3 days off from rehearsal have ended, and it's back to work....Today is "publicity photo" day, so we were all asked to arrive nicely dressed. Actually, we were commanded to arrive in "skirts/dresses and character shoes" for the women and "slacks and nice shirts or sport coats" for the men. This is something that makes me nuts. It's not that I'm anti-skirt. I do wear skirts or dresses occasionally, but I want it to be on my terms. I hate being told that I have to come to rehearsal dressed in a way that will completely get in the way of being able to move easily.
Actually, though, I get out of the skirt requirement because my character, Cupid, is a boy. It's the principle, I guess, that bugs: being told to dress according to stupid gender role crap......

Okay, I'm needlessly griping, aren't I?


Maggie Jochild said...

(1) You're griping is always entertaining and frequently educational. Never a need to apologize.

(2) Thank you for voting. And for sharing your process around it.

(3) Especially, thank you for starting this blog. I always read it, even if I don't comment, and I want you to know that. It's a GOOD addition to the blogosphere, and in the world of small blogs, comments and feedback tend to be hard to come by. Like, one comment for every 50 viewers. But the ripples are traveling out there.

You go, Cupid.

kat said...

Thanks, Maggie. I really appreciate it.

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