I spent the morning in the Richmond district, scouring Asian markets to finally find a few overripe hachiya persimmons for a baking project. Hachiya persimmons are seriously the most fascinating fruit. The change in them from unripe to ripe and beyond is bizarre. It's the tannins I've read, so they are sort of like wine, moving and morphing with age. So weird. I spent midday baking with Oliver, who has just learned how to hit at a little over three years old. He swung at me the other night and I was shocked, that is just not like him. I spent the evening straightening Stella's super-curly hair for the first time, only to curl it again to see how close to Judy Garland's Dorothy pigtails we could get. Pretty darn close.
Throughout the day I kept receiving good news. First, a message from Bombshell Betty confirming my new act in the November show (and asking me to perform my flamenco act in that show, too). That made my day. I really want to develop a new act, one that is traditional, without a storyline. I'm done with storylines! I've got to get cracking on that, because the show is two weeks from tonight. Then I heard back from another burlesque group that accepted me to perform in their holiday show (I guess I'm branching out, I'm very interested in performing these days). I got the okay to bring some new eggs over to Rare Device, and I got a chuckle out of seeing our family dressed as carnival folk in The Huffington Post Parents section as part of their group Halloween costume ideas article. Poor David. He has gotten way more exposure from all of this than he would ever have asked for, but I love the photo.
It was sort of crazy, because a lot of those things have caused me to obsessively check my email over the past few days, and then BOOM, they were all there.
And then opportunity knocked again! It offered me a chance at something that makes twirling tassels seem like a walk in the park. A chance to go out on a limb and challenge myself in a way that I am totally ready for but mortified of, and I WISH I COULD SAY WHAT IT IS! But I have to keep it hush for a few more days. I will tell you that I need a head shot for it, and that my crazy-talented friend and colleague Lauren Crow is coming by on Monday to take the photos for me.
I'm not into teasers, so sorry about that. Had to get it out of my system.
And now it's Halloween. Happy Halloween! STAY SAFE!