Lagniappe

a little something extra

Saturday, March 04, 2006

weekend projection

Tripp posted his plan for what looks like a very busy weekend, then asked what his readers' weekends look like. Here's what I expect of mine:

Friday: Lots of people were out of the office, so I finished up early and went out for happy hour with a friend and still got home before full dark. In the evening I made a very simple but yummy pasta dish with spinach for dinner, watched an episode of Colonial House (thank you, Netflix) and worked on an afghan I'm making for a friend.

Saturday: Laundry and errands in the morning. I need to pick up the hardware to install my shiny new California license plates, and I need to get groceries. I also need to get home by 11:30 so I can change my clothes and be out again by noon. On that trip I'll stop at work for a couple of minutes, probably drop off my recycling at the recycling center, then meet my friend Marya in Long Beach. I'm considering moving up there at the end of my current lease, and she's offered to show me around the neighborhoods. After that I'll continue north to Burbank where I'm meeting other theatrical literary people for dinner, then seeing a production of The Glass Menagerie.

Sunday: Service at the Church of What's Happenin' Now, then no further travels, unless I decide to stop by the farmer's market. I'll put the license plates on, cook chili-glazed tofu with asparagus and rice, work on the afghan, and watch either the Oscars (which I don't really care about at all) or the Netflix disc of The Music Man that is scheduled to arrive today. A director I like is plotting an unorthodox production of The Music Man, and I'm thinking about trying to weasel my way onto the production team.

3 Comments:

At 6:20 AM , Blogger Shannnon said...

Happy Birthday to Megan!
5 Great things about Megan
(because a good idea should always be shamelessly plagarized- if I could post this for you I would - I hope you do so others can kibitz and keep this from being a limited list)
1. She is courageous - whether it's picking up and moving to a new place away from family, friends & network, or confronting the larger questions through her art, she doesn't shrink from the unknown.
2. She is versatile - She offers a clear-eyed, clearheaded analysis on a wide range of topics from caffeine addiction to amaryllis farming to spirituality to the emotional impact of home cooking, she draws our attention to the larger impact on the world and the inner impact on our own emotional lives.
3. She is spiritual - instead of either rejecting the concept of faith outright or falling into the faith she grew up with out of habit, she constantly searches for the right blend of community, expression and social justice to match her own carefully considered and very cohesive belief system, without judging others.
4. She is available - I don't mean that in the "last resort" way either. She makes herself available for volunteer projects, programs that will grow her artisitic & professional community, and on a personal level for her friends and family in a way that you know she is totally committed.
5. She is an artist - in the way that her talent makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up ion end. Y'all know what I mean.

 
At 9:18 AM , Blogger Erin said...

And she is ...
Musical in thought and voice
Empathic, you know?
Garrulous in the best of ways
Adept at many things, and so a true
Nonpareil!
(And they called your vocabulary complex, hee hee hee...)
Have a great birthday!

 
At 9:28 AM , Blogger meeegan said...

What a wonderful thing to find on my screen when I came into work this morning! I'm going to copy and paste them into a post of their own. Thanks, you guys!

 

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