Friday, February 17, 2012

Well, I've been over this script ONE more time and as Jon says, there is a difference in knowing something and remembering it because I damn well know it but I sure don't always remember it when I'm onstage.
Oh well. I'll do my best.

The make-up's on, the hair is clean. Hell, I even shaved my legs and I have no idea why- not like anyone is going to be able to tell. But that's what you do when you're a lady, right? You shave your legs before you go onstage.

How would I know? I ain't no more an actor than I am a chicken-farmer. I just play at it. I play at the the play. Or something like that.

And my legs needed shaving anyway.

All right. Time to hit the road. We'll all meet up backstage and we'll get our props organized and put on our costumes (or, as I rightly call mine- my CLOTHES) and we'll go over lines and we'll wish we'd eaten more or eaten less and we'll pee one last time and then, maybe do that again before the lights go down. If there is one thing I DO know about acting, it's that you should pee before the play starts.

We humans with our little bladders we carry tucked inside of us where pee is stored. It's funny when you think about it, isn't it? Tom Robbins said in Another Roadside Attraction that human beings are merely an invention by water to transport it from one place to another.

That makes about as much sense as anything else does to me. And so here I go to transport water from Lloyd to Monticello.

Talk to you later.


  1. Good luck. I am sure you and the bladder will do well.

  2. You need to hold in the words from the script in the same way as you hold in that water, and then at the right time in the right place let it all come rushing out. Good luck for tonight. I hope your body bladder and your mind bladder both hold and then release as required.

  3. Break a leg!

    Some of these words, I look at it and think what the...

    2nd try

  4. Good luck Ms. Moon. I hope you and the bladder are successful.

  5. That's funny. That bit about the bladder. Miss you, Ms. Moon. Miss the good old days when I used to visit your blog every single day. Did I tell you I've been trying to get myself into graduate school? My heart's not in it, and I still work full time, and I MISS writing on a daily basis.

  6. I think, if I were in a play, I would have to wear Depends. I pee 5 times before going for a walk around the block.

  7. Can't wait to hear about the show--it was sold out, correct?
    I'll never forget how you once reminded your readers, and how I learned this from my kids (I had long ago forgotten) that the water we drink is the same water that has been in our world forever, just recycled. So we are drinking and peeing the water that the ancients used too.

  8. Syd- Well, the bladder performed admirably.

    Elisabeth- So true!

    Rubye Jack- I know. Those words. Jesus. And have you tried the audio version? Just as bad.

    Mr. Shife- Bless your sweet heart. Thank you.

    Angie M- NO! I didn't know you are trying to get into graduate school! Good for you, girl! I am proud of you.

    Jeannie- Believe me, the thought has crossed my mind.

    Michele R- Tonight's show is the sold-out one. And yes, that fact about water still boggles my mind and amuses me too. I love water and don't we all? It is the standard of purity and need against which we set all things for comparison.


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