Whenever it rains I get all broody and put on a sweater and sit down with my laptop to write something. It’d be great if I had a project going, some thread of fiction to tease and pull at and spin into a good story, but I don’t right now and so here I am to catch up the blog to my recent developments–recent since April, that is, which is a good deal longer than I should go in an allegedly professional capacity without updating my work.

But that’s what life is. I’m doing Love’s Labours Lost with the Right Brain Project (there is one more chance to see it, Saturday, July 19, 7:30 PM, at 4001 N Ravenswood!) as Rosalind, and learning that the fourth wall is sometimes a crutch and sometimes, you need to literally connect with your audience. It’s an interactive show, more or less, and I’ve never done that before. I didn’t know how afraid I was to step past the barrier.

I did a spec commercial for Mustang and met some really fun actors on that shoot. I’m submitting like mad to all the fall auditions and getting put on mailing lists instead of audition lists (le sigh). Got to go back to Indiana for the 4th of July and see my family, whom I don’t see for months at a time when it gets hard to juggle a full-time job, rehearsals, performances, and any possible days off with a two-hour one-way train ride. Spent 24 hours in ICU in LaPorte, Indiana with epiglottitis. Got out, still recovering, annoyed I’m not allowed to ride my bike or exercise (but that might be the prednisone talking).

Now it’s raining and these clouds are too gorgeous and I am so, so happy to be here looking at them.