January 17th, 2021




Tonight lonelydumptruck and I went out for a walk.

Our neighborhood makes a really nice loop for a short walk. We decided to go the opposite way around from our normal walk.

That's where things went abnormal.

As we came around the first curve we encountered a strange young man. I say "strange" because he just pinged as off. He was unkempt in an odd way. He was too friendly. And he had a bag with a...umm...a fence po...a sharpened..


I am just going to say it.

The dude had a stake in his bag.

He passed us, overly friendly, and went down our block as we went up the curve. I honestly didn't think about it until we came around the lower loop at the other end of our street

Dude was standing in the middle of the street trying to talk to one of the kids who lives across the street. The kid was, wisely, fleeing towards their playhouse. When we passed them his attention switched to telling us how much me likes our house.

When we got inside, I suggested we call the non-emergency police, but lonelydumptruck scoffed. We watched the dude walk backwards down the street, brandishing his stake, until lonelydumptruck spotted the police car at the end of our block.

lonelydumptruck: Well, guess someone else had the same instinct as you.

ghost_light: Well. I'm gonna go with Mr. Von Helsing there being up to no good, but if we all get murdered by vampires tonight I deeply apologize.
to-do list

Ghost_Light's Week-At-A-Glance

Monday: Teach Improv and Movies with Bee

Tuesday: Neighbor Lady's V-e-t Appointment and Teach Beginning Acting

Wednesday: lonelydumptruck's Birthday and Teach Homeschool Improv

Thursday: Teach Beginning Acting

Friday: Teach Homeschool Monologs and Teach Fairy Tale Theatre

Saturday: Free

Sunday: Off

So. This Just Happened.

We're cooking dinner and, all of the sudden, I hear a noise and catch a flash of light out of the corner of my eye. When I went to investigate, I gasped aloud.

lonelydumptruck: Okay. What?

ghost_light: Okay. Well. Apparently, some foil origami squares (which we don't own) just fell off a shelf (wherr we didn't put them, because we don't own any foil origami squares) and now the foil origami squares (which we don't own) are all over our floor.

lonelydumptruck: Okay. But we do own foil origami squares. Sid gave them to us for candies, but you blame Mr. Von Helsing if you need to, baby.
To Do Part Deaux

Goals Check-In

Watch 175 new (to me) movies: 14/175

Watch 10 movies from the AFI Top 100 list (https://www.afi.com/afis-100-years…)
1. It Happened One Night

Post reviews of 5 movies each month ( Hooptober is included in that): 1/60

Complete the Hooptober Challenge (https://letterboxd.com/cinemonster…)

Watch 12 Shakespeare plays or adaptions: 0/12

Watch 1 movie from each decade 1920's-2020's:
1930: It Happened One Night
1940: A Night in Casablanca
1970: The House That Dripped Blood 
1980: Yentl 
2000: The Royal Tenenbaums 
2010: The Happytime Murders 
2020: Yearly Departed 

Revist 3 movies I hated the first time I saw them: 1/3

Read 150 scripts:15/150

Read 5 books: 0/5

Listen to 15 audiobooks:0/15

See 15 live or streamed shows (recorded live performances count): 0/15

Ride, bike or skate 3 times a week: 11/156

Do physical therapy stretches 4 times a week: 8/208

Lose 30 pounds: I forgot to weigh-in tooday

Post more comments: Eh

And goals specifically for January:

Buy a new suit (I've outgrown my current one and there might be shows to work at the Performing Arts Center soon)

Figure out the slant board/inversion table for my back

Contact Ping Chong about Kind Ness (Kind Ness is a show I did in college. I lost my copy of it and can't find it published anywhere. I actually met the playwright, Ping Chong, a few years ago so I just need to put on my big girl panties and ask where I can acquire a copy)

Finish cataloging and shelving my collection of plays -DONE!!