Monday, May 02, 2016

Beauty School Dropout

The performer's friend...
Well, my brief stint in showbiz is over - we did the LTYM DC show yesterday, which felt almost anti-climactic after all the time I spent worrying about it. You see, I had a cold all day Friday and Saturday and envisioned myself at Sunday's performance sneezing and coughing through my entire reading. As it turns out, I pre-gamed with a ton of Sudafed and Excedrin and managed not to gross anyone out.

However, being drugged up and also in a minor fugue state from stage fright, I have no idea how my reading went. I vaguely recall people laughing, so that's good, right? I guess I will have to wait for the YouTube video, just like the rest of you.

I still have the cold from hell, plus I have post-show letdown. Fun.

A former LTYM DC cast member did our makeup. My whole face is heading south faster than a heavy speeding bullet dropped from an airplane, and it is scary to look at, almost like when the Nazis faces are melting at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The makeup artist applied her products lightly, but it had the effect of making me look a little less frightening. I've got to learn how to do that. The nerve of my parents sending me to an Ivy League university instead of cosmetology school - at this point, I am thinking the latter would have been more useful.

Back in March I got back on the Weight Watchers counting-points bandwagon, plus I started walking 15,000 steps a day, in an attempt to feel better and yes, lose a few pounds, because I swear they are all in my bust and my face. So, after 6 weeks of this and feeling, truth to tell, quite marvelous about myself, I stepped on the scale at my ob-gyn's office last week and saw that I was one pound over the weight that I guessed I was in mid-March when I started my healthy-life regimen.

But, hey - healthy! 6 miles a day and all that...

[Sudafed image: Stop The Drug War]


  1. Those scales are always wrong. You should weigh first thing in the morning, totally naked and never ever look at the scale in the doctor's office. Never!

  2. I completely agree with Beth.
    Around my house, we pre-function with Tylenol (because PEOPLE and NOISE) so applaud your pre-game regimen. And I still wish I could have been there at LTYM DC!

  3. I'm convinced those doctor's office scales are rigged to make us feel bad and give the doctor something to scold us about. But, that being said, my personal scale is psychotic. One day it gives me a great weight, the next it tells me I've gained 8 pounds and so on.

    Can't wait to see your video!

  4. love/hate affair with my scale! It isn't easy. I swear it makes up numbers on its own. Really, one little square of chocolate equals two pounds? I don't think so.

  5. I'm glad LTYM went well. If people were laughing, I'm sure you were great!

  6. Can't wait to hear you on it! Ditch the scale.

  7. AnonymousMay 04, 2016

    Oh I am SO excited to watch the video! Good for you!
    But a MAJOR bummer that you were sick and didn't get to fully enjoy it with the dulled, drugged brain effect.
    I think however you FEEL is more important than the scale's report. How does the walking make you FEEL?