Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This routine is starting to fit like a glove:
  • rise late (I've been trying to change that, but damn, I need my sleep right now!)
  • go directly to computer, preferably clutching a beverage of some sort: water, tea, lemonhoney- whatever.
  • check these things in the following order: headlines, fave blogs, email. Draw this part of the day out as long as possible.
  • do whatever needs doing: practice, cleaning, cooking
  • go early to the university and take advantage of their big Aquatic Centre. Swim, steam and sauna before the show so you feel like a piece of cooked spaghetti.
  • 15-minute physical warm up before show (optional if swimming has been done)
  • 20-minute vocal warm up (mandatory for all cast members; led by moi.)
  • spend 90 minutes in Greek Tragedy land.
  • schmooze with whoever came to see the show, and hopefully cadge a ride home with them.
  • repeat computer routine, and go to bed.
The absence of a routine in my life is a blessing/curse situation: nothing to get bored with, but hard to build a life when every day is different. When I have long(ish) contracts I enjoy whatever routine is built, especially because I know that it won't last forever. The swimming has been great though, and I hope I can keep up with that after "Medea" is over.

In other news, I went ahead and booked a ticket to Toronto for March, where I'll meet up with my mom and the "Emperor" cast and spend a couple of days reacquainting myself with the city of my birth. A bit self-indulgent, but hey. I haven't been to TO in almost 20 years and although it will be great to see my mom again I really want to see:
St. Lawrence Market
The Islands
Spadina & Chinatown
some old family friends I haven't seen in forever.

2009- the year of travel! Bring it on.

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