Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oops, I Did It Again

It's been so long since I posted on this blog that I almost forgot my username and password.

The other blog is going well. I hope you visit there. My sister does not like it as much as this one. But then, she's a liberal who can barely tolerate what I write, so I'm sure reading six other Objectivists is asking too much from her.

I swore I would stop acting. I really need to focus on writing. I saw an audition notice for Much Ado About Nothing, and told myself not to audition for Dogberry even though I've wanted to do the part for 35 years. Then the director called me and asked me to play Dogberry. I said no. Then I said yes.

I feel like Michael Corleone in The Godfather II. They keep dragging me back in!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Ha, my husband and I were just doing that impression! Congrats on the acting job gig! Being in the arts rocks!

Benpercent said...

Why try and refrain from one of the passions of your life?

Myrhaf said...

It's a good question, Benpercent. The problem is that I've been doing so much acting over the last three years that I have not been getting enough writing done. I need to finish a few writing projects.

My writing suffered another setback in '08 when my computer crashed. I had just finished Act I of a comedy, one of the funniest acts I had ever written... and I failed to back it up. I lost it in the crash. So now it is in the hard drive, but I need to take it to a data recovery business to get that Act I back.

Kelly, thanks! Yes, there is nothing quite like the arts.

Gordon said...

You may be able to recover those data with Steve Gibson's SpinRite program. www.grc.com

EdMcGon said...

It's one thing to give up acting, but it's hard to walk away from a part you really want. Acting is fun, but getting a part you really want is sheer joy.

In high school, I tried out for "12 Angry Men". When I looked over the part descriptions, the one that stood out to me was the bigot. I got that role, and personally I think I aced it, because it was a fun role to play. It's one of the deeper characters in that play, even though it isn't one of the "starring" roles.

Myrhaf said...

I'm not surprised you played a racist, Ed. I read at Democratic Underground that all conservatives are racists.

EdMcGon said...

Don't forget I'm from the South too. I'm still waiting for my KKK membership card. ;)

Myrhaf said...

Maybe Robert Byrd could get you one.

EdMcGon said...

I meant to tell you, what about the irony of Jon Gruden's last game as coach of the Bucs being a loss to the Raiders?

Ah sweet irony! :)

Myrhaf said...

Now let us hope the Raiders win more than five games next year. Maybe Al can bring back John Madden. On second thought, hiring an old man who fears flying would probably be a disaster...

Mike said...

The Raiders will never win anything of consequence again during Al Davis' lifetime (or tenure running the team, whichever is applicable, as both will likely be concurrent).