Ditch Your Kid On Mother's Day
2019-05-06, 10:11 p.m.
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We are down to a whopping four people right now in my work group, with a new temp starting Wednesday. They desperately need me to start working phone and front counter shifts and everyone knows I hate it. Super awkward. They asked how I felt about it and I said, “I don’t want to, but I can’t say no, and I know I can’t say no. I will do what you want.” (I can’t even pretend that I’m okay with it. I am so not.) They didn’t push me on it today. But the way people are dropping like flies, it will happen, I will be the only one left and everything will be disaster. Probably right before my performance eval is due too.
It’s very quiet without GQ today. I miss him.
I asked my coworkers what was so wrong with everyone else they hired that they didn’t like (I don’t think they have liked most of the people hired within the last 2 years) and they were all “motivation, initiative, communication.” I was all um...in my head thinking, “that’s it?” Because it seems to me like something else has to be going on because I always got the shit-ton of complaints and I have all of that.
Mom just coolly said that she and Roger are going to Auburn from Saturday (day after their birthday) to Monday, straight up skipping Mother’s Day with me.
On the one hand: DITCHED ME FOR MOTHER’S DAY DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN THAT’S COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD. And hypocritical because if I’d done that she would have screamed her head off. But on the other hand, I don’t have to deal with the mama drama and the stress and leaving Whole Earth halfway through, which makes me happy.
I went to rehearsal early because I wanted Linda to sort out which lines Vinnie/That70’sScott is actually supposed to be saying. As it turns out, I am to get NO extra lines, which means no more memorization work for me, I suppose.
While waiting for Linda to arrive, I found out that at one point in 1972 That70’sScott was thrown through the window of the Buckhorn, next to a picture of his grandpa, and “too much partying in the 70’s fried my brain.”
The Search For The New Joey was not going so well over the weekend. I guess Jean’s remaining kid didn’t want to do it, and Linda got “false positives” twice. But later in the evening Robert called a friend of his, Brian, and got him to join up. He seems nice and jumped right in. We had more in-character introductions and then while doing that, we wondered what his job was and read the character’s biography in the playbook. And then got very sad because he is a bank teller/community theater wannabe.
The new bridesmaid’s dresses are here, and they are awesome. Hot pink. Sequinned. Very short. Strapless. You can see some butts when Laurel was skipping in it. It was dubbed, “Tinkerbell dress.”
Cameron always has the best lines about it, such as;
Vinnie/That70’sScott rehearsed his monologue tonight, which he has somewhat revised from the original. It involves...
Meanwhile, Steve was doing sound effects on his phone during all of this. I am debating whether or not I should get ear plugs.
People were yelling at me to stop him and everyone in the end applauded him to get the hell off. I’m not sure exactly how I’m supposed to respond there because people yelling at me to stop him as he rambles on during rehearsal is a different situation, as opposed to his star turn, y’know?
The guy playing Nunzio (Greg) is frequently absent, so his SO Ana was playing him tonight. At one point for similar reasons, I ended up playing Barry during the “Stilettos” bros section. (Basically, the guys start chanting the name of their old gang, the girls yell “assholes” back at them, there’s floor sliding and arguing and goofing off dramaz.)
Out of character quotes:
Cameron, are you ready to sing tonight? “I could, it wouldn’t be good....”
In character quotes:
“Mrs. V, it’s been forever, you’re beautiful, blah blah blah....” Ana as Nunzio.
We discussed some other aspects of the play, such as Mark objecting to the section where Tina is supposed to go down his pants, how Michael’s Tina tattoo should say “Tina 4 Eva” rather than “Tina RIP” (?????) as in the script, and discussed whether or not it was a good idea for him to actually get into a fight with Vinnie during his big drunken meltdown. (Normally he’d be fighting with the now-absent singer Donny, who would presumably be younger.)
We rehearsed Stilettos again, the brother-sister dance, and Michael’s drunken meltdown, Tony and Tina dancing when she’s acting like a baby.
Ana/Maddy got a new dress, which has shiny boobies.
Nancy has offered to host the next cast party on Thursday after rehearsal.