Professional Voice Talent, Amateur Actor and Knitter

Month: May 2010

Shower fail

I do so dislike having to play “takesies backsies” at baby showers, but I just didn’t manage to finish the sweater. I’d be further along if I hadn’t noticed a mistake two nights ago and frogged back to fix it. Still, baby isn’t due till July, so hopefully I’ll have it finished before then. And the shower was a fun way to finish a work day, even if all the men did congregate in one corner as if the rest of us had cooties (you’d think they’d have outgrown that by now!). 🙂

I’ve decided on Sense and Sensibility for my next LibriVox project. I’ll do Anne’s House of Dreams after that. I do wish Anne of Windy Poplars were out of copyright. It’s one of my favourites in the series. Darn you, Lucy Maud Montgomery! You should have written faster!

Back to recording

Now that Gypsy is over, I’ve been able to get some serious recording done. Tonight I finished the last two sections of a biography of Padre Pio for Ignatius Press, and the last two chapters of What Katy Did, which I’m doing for LibriVox. Now I have to decide on a new LV project. I’m wavering between Sense and Sensibility and Anne of Green Gables.

Now I’m off to knit. I hope to get the body of the little sweater finished tonight. Then just have to do the sleeves by Thursday!


A bunch of us went to a karaoke bar after strike yesterday. My first time, because until now I’ve only ever sung karaoke at Beth and Marcel’s parties (not that I ended up singing last night… the line was kind of long). It was fun, and we may have been a little too loud. We got a few dirty looks from the regulars. But this is the first time in ages that I’ve been in a place that allows smoking and I’m living with the consequences this morning. I haven’t been this stuffed up since my allergies wore off at the end of last season.


I need to get back to knitting! Next baby shower is next Thursday and I haven’t finished the body yet, much less the sleeves (though I’d already decided that I’m going to do stripes on the sleeves rather than the star/snowflake design that’s on the body, so they shouldn’t take as long).

I’ve had to pause in the knitting a couple of times, to work on costumes for Gypsy and then cos I got the flu (never feels right to work on baby garments while ill… not that I had the energy for it anyway).

Kill me now

We had our first Adventure Lunch* at work today and towards the end it degenerated into a discussion of Lost. And no way to escape because I rode with someone else. Ugh.

As for the rest of the lunch, it was good. We went to a new Japanese Steakhouse; food was good, decently priced, service was good. Everyone else at my table had various kinds of meat on the hibachi; since a high percentage were having shrimp, I decided to have veg tempura instead. I didn’t want my food cooked on the same grill as shrimp. My intolerance to it isn’t dangerous (no anaphylactic shock or trips to the hospital), but it is unpleasant.

*Every summer we make a list of new restaurants in town that at least three quarters of the group haven’t been to yet and go to one each week.


This may be the first time I’m glad it’s Monday, only because it means that last week is over.

Can you say, “week from hell”?

I got the flu on Monday, was sick till Wednesday, and just as I was starting to feel better, I found that my scooter had been stolen from the driveway while I was out of it. Fortunately, it was found on Thursday, but that made that a stressful day, dealing with recovering it and getting it to the shop, and talking to the insurance people, etc.

And then cap off the week with three fun, but stressful performances of Gypsy!

Ai. I’m worn out.


So I was at a luncheon yesterday; part of it was a showcase of fashions created by one of the family and consumer science students. In describing her collection, she wanted to say something about it being enrapturing and captivating but she got a bit tongue-twisted and ended up saying it was ‘enraptivating‘. My new word of the week. The luncheon was enraptivating. 🙂

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