Sunday, August 05, 2007

I'm leavin' on a jet plane- tomorrow

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go.....uh.. don't remember the rest of the song.

I have way more than I need for the 2 weeks, but one just never knows. Over the years I have tried to minimize what I take. Even when I drive, I've tried to travel with less (lugging luggage in and out of actor housing can be a major pain), but when you're away for 6 to 8 weeks and you need to continue searching for work, you have to take a mini-office and all that entails.

And all housing is not equal, so I usually take a travel pack with some cooking essentials: a small frying pan, a good knife, a potato peeler, my favorite mug. Not everyone provides a potato peeler, believe it or not, and some of the pots and pans are health hazards waiting to happen, with teflon peeling off. Unfortunately, not gonna happen this time.

It's been years since I was last at this theatre, so I don't remember much about the housing complex other than the roach roommies, and these hideous wasps that just materialized out of nowhere. Yup. Here we go again. My nightmares turning into reality. I'll never forget walking to the theatre at night, strolling alongside the roaches, the sidewalk like an obstacle course. I hope they've cleared out, but somehow I doubt it. They're here for the duration. First thing I will buy, when we make the grocery store run, is boric acid and heavy duty bug spray. Sigh. I'll make sure I have a newspaper handy at all times.

Finally got everything done, tonight, but no time to check out your blogs or write something pithy. The plane leaves in the a.m. and I need to get to bed. I will have to wait until I get settled in, tomorrow hopefully. I'll look forward to it.

Meantime, my best wishes to you all and happy blogging!!


Pat Jenkins said...

get your exterminator gear ready and go do what you talented actresses do, knock em dead!!!! enjoy the experience incog!!!

Frasypoo said...

Hope you get settled in and the roaches have gone....there was an Indian remedy for that....I swear its not voodoo but it works !You draw 3 lines with chalk and they dont cross it!! There is a scientific fact to prove it but I dont know why!!!
We had a lot in India !

WomanHonorThyself said...

miss ya already girl..break a leg!!

Karen said...

Safe travels. Hope the gig is great. Break a leg!

Panhandle Poet said...

So, you're a John Denver fan, huh?

We have roaches so big you can saddle and ride 'em!!!

Baking soda works good on roaches. Put a small quantity in an open jar lid on the cabinet or floor at night. It causes them to become toxic from a buildup of gas that they are unable to release. Kills 'em dead!

Strawberry said...

Incog - next line - "I'm standing here outside your door. I hate to wake you up to say 'Goodbye'. But the dawn is breaking - it's early morn. The taxi's waiting, he's blowin his horn. ..." :)

I loved John Denver!

I hate roaches! Use the baking soda but just be aware they may all die in the walls - UGH!

Break a leg, Girl!

Incognito said...

PATJ: Actually forgot to buy some at the grocery today... but it looks okay. so far so good. Though it was filthy. Some heavy-duty cleaning. Ah well.

FRASY: Chalk. How interesting. Can you explain further about the 3 lines. where do you do that?

ANGEL: aw... that's so sweet. Miss y'all as well.

KAREN: Thank you! am very excited about this one.

PAN and STRAWB: Had no idea about Baking soda. great idea.. and easier to find than Boric Acid.

John Denver...well, not really a a major fan... but.. was that his song? I thought it was a woman who sang it.. :-)

and thanks for the rest of the lyrics, Strawb. I always remember the first part of a sentence and then it goes..

Thanks for the break legs! :-)

Law and Order Teacher said...

I like John Denver. I listened to him alot while I was in the military. I was able to imagine myself in a forest or in the mountains. A much nicer place than S/E Asia. Cooler and safer too! Good luck and break a leg. I always wanted to say that.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

"Leaving on jet plane" was originally sung by Peter, Paul & Mary as I recall, not Johnny D. Chantal Kreviazuk did a more recent version, movie soundtrack, somethin about a meteor hitting earth.

Incognito said...

Thanks LAOT. I can imagine anything would be nice than where you were!

And, thanks BCF, yes that's who I remembered singing the song, but Denver did write it. They just made it a hit.