Another Storytelling Workshop Thing
2020-09-02, 8:05 p.m.
recently on Chaos Attraction
We had another giant work meeting with SuperBigBoss: it sounds like working from home in general may be more of an option? I had a meeting with Lioness and the new girl (quite spicy, these meetings, it was kinda 2 hours of us semi-arguing about what the heck we're supposed to do and why the database is really shitty, but fun!) afterwards and Lioness is all, would you work from home if given the option? I don't think I would actually get to decide it for myself since under normal circumstances my job involves mail and I don't have a commute. I'd be fine with going to the office if safety wasn't an issue, but who the hell knows. Also, I found out Lioness doesn't get flu shots and is kinda objecting(?) at the idea of getting one. I was all, "I had the flu and pneumonia in the same year, I would recommend that you get a flu shot."
I heard from Melinda today! She texted me this morning. Her oldest kid has started junior college, she isn't thrilled with schooling with her other kid, and she's still able to get in contact with her Internet boyfriend, though it's difficult. Here's something I don't get: his job in the UAE LITERALLY DOESN'T PAY HIM MONEY, but he's allowed to take 2 months of vacation time. But he can't quit or else he loses all hopes of visas. I don't even get the logic of these countries right now. But at least he hasn't disappeared, so there's something. I'm glad for her.
I heard from Robert today! (Erm, my usual friend Robert, not referring to the one I was in Robin Hood/As You Like It with...good lord, why didn't I bother to distinguish? SO MANY PEOPLE WITH THE SAME NAMES AROUND HERE) So that was good. He is hoping that Winters will "have some upcoming online theatre opportunities," I hope so too but no word as yet. I asked about his being AWOL and he said Zoom was being too much and he was checking in on family after all the protests and shootings and needed space to process. He also said he had to think about Zoom performances because "they always sound great, but are pretty exhausting, I'm not totally closed to the idea, though." So....a slight bit of hope there for future resurfacing?
Mom wants to know what I think of her visiting on Monday: I said where the hell am I going to take you if we have to stay outdoors, in fire air (note: it's back to moderate today but might be unhealthy again for the weekend), can't go inside or use the bathroom? I realize you are coming no matter what, but what the hell am I supposed to do with you? God, I hate seeing people in person now. It makes me so sad.
Should I do it?
Kelly has gotten lots of good research ideas for the play, so huzzah.
After work I did another Story Studio workshop. Can't believe it's been 2 weeks since the fires started. I can say that I paid more attention this time in class, as it were. Amy was hosting again and as usual, is a delight.
* "This is how I always am. I wish i could just say I'm somewhat scatterbrained or haven't had coffee, but at this point in the pandemic, this has become the norm. I am a Muppet now."