There's a great women's online news site called Women's ENews. I met the founder when I attended the Feminist Intensive last year. They have a section in each weekly posting called "Cheers and Jeers." I'm going to steal that idea for my end of November rant. And please excuse how personal this might get.
I came home and was thrust into the last two weeks of rehearsal for a play I am in called Dinner With Friends. It took us all much longer to get comfortable with our lines than I am comfortable with and ended up being quite stressful and frustrating. Furthermore, a day after I got back, I got sick. I was out of work three days for the funeral, then three days the following week for a really bad cold. I went to the doctor after MLK day and she felt I just had a bad cold even though I had a killer sinus headache and my boss and my administrative assistant were insistent that I had a sinus infection. I worked all week but wasn't improving. Saturday, the day after the show opened, I developed a fever and had to go on stage feeling horrible. I went back to the doctor on Monday (another two days out of work)and she decided I probably did have a sinus infection. DUH! So 18 days later, I'm starting to feel a teensy bit better. I stress the word teensy.
It was below 10 degrees here for like a week. Enough said about that.
The university is suffering a ba-zillion dollar deficit. It's not quite that bad, but it's bad enough and stressful and worrisome. And when you already have a small budget to do the kind of work I do, it means doing it with even less. There's only so much money for the women and the gays, you know?
One of my best friends had a very bad infection and was hospitalized far, far away from me. I was worried. She's okay now, but it was scary for a while.
My play opened last Friday and it really is such a neat Theatre, the B arker Playhouse. Their claim to fame is that they are the oldest little Theatre in America. It is filled with such nice people, and a lovely cast and crew. And I just adore Kevin Broccoli, my director. If you haven't seen his work, please try to do so. He's the new up and coming King of Providence, I think.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes. I could care less about the award part but watching them made me happy.
We re-financed our rental property and are going to save about $400 a month. There was some deal by the Feds that would help you re-fi even if you were under water. Nice. Thanks Obama.
And I saw David Sedaris. He was funny. But the stuff that was the funniest is so gross I can't possible publish it here.
To February! In our family, this month is known as Birthday Month!