Spook was very fascinated with the shower after I got out:
Did not really have to be anywhere, but did need to have my nails done. I went at about 11, waited, but the were way busy, and asked me to come back at 1:30. Instead of going back to the mobile home park and checking out the flea market, I went to Baylands park, sat at a picnic table and read. A little chilly from the breeze, but a nice day to be outside.
Back to the nails place, they were even busier. I said I'd come back tomorrow and headed to Target. On the shopping list was pomade (decided to let my hair grow, but not with an Einstein do), a small spray bottle for cooking oil, and cat treat sticks. Lactose free milk if they had any.
Got three pomades: Murray's (my dad's name, and it was invented when he was 2), Axe and Old Spice (mild and matte versions for both).
Home, tried them all, Murray's is thick and way too solid. Old Spice & Axe are about the same, creamy white almost a liquid. I tried Old Spice first, will do Axe tomorrow. After a day, the verdict is I need to use a wee bit more.
The spray bottle was sand hannitizer, 2 oz., easy to wash out and fill with peanut oil. Nice wide spray for when I need to oil bamboo steamers and omelet pans.
The lactose free 2% was there, but at $3.75 I only got one half gallon. The Starbucks in Target was closed, sign says they will be renovating the place for a few months.
Drove a few blocks to the underground garage, parked, went upstairs and played Ingress. One of the portals is the plaque on the front of the post office declaring its opening date & officials, but the metal plate is now missing! Ingress still thinks it's a portal, and the PO is a separate one. Walked around, pretty much my usual route when I go to Starbucks, but not stopping there. Instead bought a couple of chocolate covered cream puffs at Prolific Oven.
Home, in the mailbox was an envelope with my new passport card and another larger one with my old passport, punched with holes through the code line at the bottom. Added those to the collection, and while I was in that fireproof box I unrolled the wad of Thai currency, uncurled each bill, put them in order (there mostly were already) and put them in an envelope. > 5k Baht! I think I have more in another box. And wrapped inside them was 10 100-Yuan bills from China. I'm not sure which China. There was a foreign exchange receipt, but it's all in Chinese.
Did a load of whites today, including my favorite bath towel, which somehow had acquired small streaks of blood. Sometimes Spook scratches me in my sleep, and I don't feel it. Or it could have been from weeding the roses.
Speaking of which, the roses are blooming way better than expected, so are the poppies. Those and the BFs are attracting all kinds of bees, so my work is a success. The carport garden also has several bee-friendly plants. This all amazes me because before now, any plant I bought would shrivel up and die as soon as I touched it. In the kitchen nook I have basil and tiny milkweed saplings - still too small to plant outside.
Sunnyvale is doing Fiddler again, it was the first show I did with them, in '94. It is being directed by the guy who music directed Little Shop of Horrors, who did a lot to help me with that part when the director and choreagrivator failed. There's a serious WTF, the show plays during Jewish New Years (Kol Nidre night is dark, but not Rosh Hashana). It took 20 minutes to full out the application, which includes three signatures in a writing box, impossible to do anything legible without a touch screen.
I managed to get a slot on the first night at 9 pm, a Monday. They are holding auditions at the worst rehearsal space in the Bay Area, it's a warehouse space off 101 in San Jose. We rehearsed there for Anything Goes which performed in Saratoga, a long way away. It's also a long way from Sunnyvale. Apparently Sunnyvale theater is being renovated. But the city has lots of other spaces which would have been more convenient. Oh well.
My Helsinki trip is early enough in the rehearsal process that I don't think it will be an issue.
So as I was printing the second page of my theater resume, which is all black text, the printer refused to continue because it was out of yellow, magenta and cyan. It had 3/4 of a tank of black. I will be writing Epson a nastygram. Had to drive to Fry's to get new ones. I bought two, one official and one "green" brand which said it would not void the Epson warranty. Put the green ones in, and had to tell the printer and the software that yes, I want to risk using non-Epson ink. Gag me.
There's a meme going around the FB theater community, which too many people have taken as a point of contention, instead of just a personal opinion, not to be argued with. This is mine:
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No lunch, made do with Korean BBQ flavored beef jerkey from Target. Dinner was Marie C chicken.
Plans for tomorrow:
Print out the recipe for Khao Mook Gai and at least try to mix and grind the dry spices.
Before coffee with Janice, go to my old nail place in MV