Monday, March 13, 2006

TGIM??

Yes, I know, it's crazy. Most of the world looks forward to Fridays and weekends. I look forward to Mondays. Why? Because the reason that most of the world looks forward to weekends is because they don't have to work and can go out and get entertainment. My job is in entertainment. Therefore, we poor saps work while the rest of the known world puts their collective feet up. We don't get time off until after you all have gone grumbling and moaning and "ugh it's Monday"-ing back off to work. Then we proceed to collapse for 24 hours until we get to start all over again. Oh, and because Actors' Equity (the acting union and one of the Powers That Be in the live entertainment world) mandates that actors (and stage managers, who somehow fall under the acting union's aegis, not IATSE, which would be the theater tech union) get one business day off per 7-day time frame so they can do errands like go to the bank, and deal with the rest of you all who work normal work weeks. And I just put in a 60 hour, 7-day work week, and I've had a fairly irritating cold since Thursday, so I'm whiny and very glad it's Monday. Not only is it my normal day off, but I actually CAN'T go into work and get paid for it today. Racked up too many hours already and payroll is going "Erk! Overtime! No more!" Now, I'm not sure how they figured I could do six days a week, with nine 4-hour rehearsal blocks, plus prep and paperwork (there's at least an hour worth of paperwork for each rehearsal), plus attend meetings and deal with my students, WITHOUT going into overtime, but as long as I get paid fairly for the work I do, I don't really care. (BTW, "Food, Glorious Food" is going to be fantastic. So is "Consider Yourself" - think of the choreography for the waiters' dance right before "Hello, Dolly" in the Barbara Streisand movie version. Phenomenal. This show is going to be amazing! Wish I had taken dancing and could be performing in this one!)

This is getting really long already. Anyway, my original thought to share was that, it being Monday, and my sweet, sweet Steve having bought me Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on DVD yesterday when he was visiting ("I know you've had a long week and you aren't feeling good." Steak, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and green beans ready and waiting for me on my dinner break. "I know you don't like green beans but you're sick and they're good for you, so eat them anyway." Seriously, if he didn't have me hooked on him already, I didn't stand a chance after melting into THAT puddle of "he's wonderful" goo! Too bad he can't stay up here yet. May 26th!), my big plans for the day are watching Harry Potter and working on the Lady. On skein nine of ten!

4 comments:

Coleen said...

I thought I would come out of lurk-dom to say Hi from another Monday loving knitting theatre girl!

I was in tech all last week, so I can completely understand your joy at it being Monday!

A friend of mine has a bumper sticker that says "I can't. I have rehearsal."

That about sums it up, doesn't it?

Kadiddly said...

THAT is a brilliant bumper sticker!

Very pleased to meet you! I knew I couldn't be the only knitting theater geek with a blog out there! Brilliant!

Amie said...

I know in my heart that "brilliant" was spoken in the Robin Williams accent that all theater people adopt when they've been drinking....

Wish I could see your show - sounds terrific... I'll settle for the one LightingChick's been, well, lighting, all week. :D

Kadiddly said...

Is it possible to say "brilliant" any other way?? =)

We actually get a director in today. This should be interesting.