Like Falling Off a Bike

There was a minute — one full, sixty-second interval –when I had that fish out of water "what the heck am I doing here?!?" feeling. I filled out the "Noises Off" audition application with my name and address….and nothing else. It asked for us to list the last three productions we’d been in, and in what capacity. What WAS…

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Discovery Night Launch

Yesterday morning on the radio I heard that the Discovery shuttle launch had been postponed until 11pm or midnight that night, and I seriously debated getting online to see if I could book a quick ticket to see my folks in Titusville. I’ve seen a shuttle launch live now so it’s officially crossed off my list, but a night…

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All The World’s a Stage

You may remember my friend Patrick Kramer as a big-time winner on the television show Don’t Forget the Lyrics. I remember Patrick from my first day of first grade at Forest Lake Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina. I was six years old and fresh off the boat from Vermont — very much a stranger in a strange land….

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Inglorious Moments

I got out of my Meeting Marathon at work last night just in time to hightail it to the lovely Malco theatre we have here in Smyrna, Tennessee. I missed all the trailers, but I didn’t miss a second of Inglorious Basterds. Quentin Tarantino is the movie geek’s movie geek. I was raised at the movie theatre (literally, as…

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The New Phone Books Are Here!

Well, it’s about as THICK as a phone book — the Dragon*Con Pocket Program and Schedule Grids are now online. These are your most valuable treasure maps for the convention. Once upon a time I used to grab two of the pocket program — one to read in the hotel room and one to tear into shreds so I…

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Window Shopping

Shiny things make me happy. I have no excuse. Then again, I’m a princess — I don’t need one. Know what else makes me happy? Clicking through Dixie Dunbar Studio’s brand-spanking new website and checking out all the pretties. The details of the necklaces, bracelets and earrings will tell you what each piece is made of — elements like…

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Own your very own piece of Small Town USA!

Note: The contest ends August 25th, 10 p.m. EST.Click the book (or this link) to preorder! Win a piece of Harlan County! This doesn’t mean we’re giving away Miss Harlan County, Mari Adkins (or her enthusiastic suggestion of coal mine slurry water). No, we’re talking about actual Harlan County memorabilia! What can you win? *A Harlan County Horrors poster…

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Headache – 1, Lee – 0

I’ve had migraines since high school. Every kind of migraine you can imagine–from the brain freeze you get drinking an Icee too fast to the "I’m seeing spots and now I’m gonna throw up for a while" versions. My triggers are the unavoidable ones: barometric pressure, lack of sleep, hormones, and stress. Number one is the reason planes still…

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