Saturday, October 14, 2006

Living Heroes

Last night Sam and I went to see Jose Rivera's "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot", playing at Art/Works Theatre. Our friend Pema invited us and introduced us to Jose after the show, who she has known a long time. He was very funny and pleasant and self-effacing and I was more than a little bit star-struck. I felt the same way the night I met Mac Wellman, so many years ago in Albuquerque. These two men have had more influence on my playwriting and love of theatre than any other living writers hands-down and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have now met both. Just- wow. Thank you, Universe. And thank you, Pems!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Closed For Construction

On the very first day I dragged my ass out of bed at 6 AM to start jogging (yes, I know, who AM I?) I got down to the end of Montana only to find that my ocean access has been blocked off by giant barrier walls as they do some shit or another to the area around the steps, due for completion in February of next year. What the hell? They have had the Idaho steps closed for several years. So this means the closest way down is the California St incline, which makes it about three times as long to get to the water. I just wonder if this is a sign that I should either not be running, or not be living where I am. I mean, come on- "Ocean Access Closed"? That's just not right in so many ways.

That is all.