First, a warm welcome to the new followers and friends. This is where reality hits and you all discover just how tedious and ranty I can be. To give you fair warning, this blog's title is not merely alliterative. It is descriptive. Who'd have thought?
Drama - is my bread and butter, so you get a lot of stuff about rehearsals, casts, costuming, directing, performance and so on.
Dice - gaming is another passion and I currently run four online games using D&D 4e rules. It also covers my attempts to build an RPG setting. Mikelmerck. So dearly loved, so often the bridesmaid.
Damsons - is a kind of catch all phrase for my ongoing attempts to organise my home and garden. We have a damson tree which fruits heavily and is a kind of emblem for the chaos that ensues when I try to keep things under control.
The next few days are going to be interesting. At the end of this week, the Malfi cast have their final rehearsals and then perform on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Based on recent efforts, the audience will have a treat in part one and a horrible let down in part two, so that needs to change fast. I am no believer in things being all right on the night. I prefer solid preparation, but then I'm stodgy like that. Unsurprisingly perhaps, some of the cast appear to think differently.
Costuming for Malfi is on target with the exception of boots. I need many, many pairs still. Failing that, we may just have to go with black shoes, but it will be wrong and will grate horribly.
First though, I need it to stop raining long enough to mow the blasted lawn. Unfortunately, I have a special relationship with the weather gods. If I even think about getting the mower out and finding the extension cable, clouds rush to my aid and prevent my doing anything so energetic. While this is a great excuse, I'd like to get the grass cut before it becomes impossible to find my way into the house.