I'm just popping in for a quick hello. Classes are going swimmingly but boy am I wiped at the end of the day. And the traffic, ugh, the hideous, hideous traffic of doom. Okay it's not as bad as the 405, but yesterday it seemed like an obstacle course to get to work where everyone else conspired to hinder my forward progression. I seethed numerous times but then calmed myself down by reminding myself that the only person suffering from the seething feelings is me, and then I was able to discard the hatred. It's really when I'm on the road that I most often think, "People SUCK."
I was so proud of Georgie yesterday. When he's had his accidents I've picked him up and taken him outside to a corner of the patio and set him down. Yesterday morning when he woke up (he never gets up when we do, he always lingers in sleep mode for at least half an hour) I opened the door and he went right to the spot where I've been putting him and did a major piddle. Oh the love and kisses and cookies that rained upon him. Good dog!
Yesterday in class we were talking about different pills scientists might develop and one of them was the personality pill. Some people wished they were more confident, less shy, more diligent or less cranky. When it came to my turn my first instinct was to state that I would change nothing, but they wouldn't have it and said surely there was some quality I had that I could improve. So I said that I wished I were less nervous when I'm in front of a big group like them. And then I told them that even if they couldn't see it, I was totally nervous Monday morning when I met them and always have trouble sleeping before I start any new class. They were flabbergasted. Apparently my actor's training hides it well. But really, does anyone ever truly overcome stagefright?