Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

A popular dish from La Macro in Houston. Photo borrowed from Facebook https://www.facebook.com/la.macro

A popular dish from La Macro, a restaurant in Houston, Texas.
Photo taken from Facebook https://www.facebook.com/la.macro

Taco. What does the word “taco” mean? I break down what a taco is technically. This is not a listing of favorite taquerias or an entry with recipes to make great tacos. This is a little scenic route through the land of language. So, take this overly analytical journey with me if only just to show you how my brain works. Even if it is just discussing one word–a delicious word, I might add–I always tend to overdo the discussion.

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Goals or Resolutions or To Dos for 2014

The guys of Guys and Dolls. Photo credit Siggi Ragnar 2013.

The guys of Guys and Dolls. Photo credit Siggi Ragnar 2013.

On December 22, 2013, we closed Guys and Dolls at The Playhouse. This is the fourth back-to-back show I do in the San Antonio community theaters, after In the Heights, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and The Rocky Horror Show. (My dance partner-in-crime, with whom I have done those four shows, is the incomparable Courtnie Mercer.)

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Auditions Schmauditions

View from the stage at the Woodlawn Theatre

I don’t know how working actors do it. I would love to go from audition to audition and work on project to project, but I have never grown accustomed to that. I say “never,” but I’ve only seriously started acting/auditioning since a couple of years ago. So, maybe I’m still a newbie. Does auditioning ever get any easier?

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My 2013 Flu

I am just now getting over a bout with the flu, something that I do not recommend to anyone or even wish on my worst enemy. After missing a week of work, my health is improving, but my head is still making me feel like a zombie plus this cough & congestion is taking forever to leave. I write my experience for personal archival purposes. I couldn’t find anyone’s experiences of going through the flu.

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Experiences in Threes

Are experiences divided in three?

Some time ago it occurred to me that experiences are generally divided in threes: the creator, the participant, and the viewer. This may seem simplistic, but at a basic function, most of us fit into one or more of these areas throughout our day… and definitely throughout our lifetime.

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…or, How I’m Learning to Avoid Negativity in Life

It’s funny how the previous post written in October 2011 is called “My Life is (Not) a Musical,” and since then I’ve been in two local productions of musical theatre: A Christmas Carol and Legally Blonde! I’ve met some wonderful people through those experiences, and made some great connections. But I’m still working on developing my acting chops, so I’m off to more auditions, and actively looking for an acting coach/class and voice instructor.

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My Life is (Not) a Musical

…yet! Why can’t my life be a musical, right now? Of course, if it could be, I might be the only one who’s out of tune.

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