Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Body Odor

Before I address body odor, I have an observation. Is a blog with no followers really a diary?

Last night we had rehearsal for Beauty and the Beast. It's a rather large cast, ranging in age from about 7 to >65. Early in the evening I passed a group of teen aged boys backstage and about passed out. I have NEVER smelled such bad body odor. Several thoughts went through my head:
  • we're not even in costumes yet
  • the spotlights aren't on yet
  • it's summer in South Carolina
  • please, don't let it be the silverware (I'm a spoon)

I was very relieved when my knife and fork fell in line and I was able to breathe without incident. It must be one of the other 'enchanted objects'.

I delicately asked the director to make an announcement during notes after rehearsal about the importance of taking showers, using deodorant, etc.

I hope 'he' was paying attention. Otherwise, it could be a very long, smelly month.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Version 1.0

I was trying to find a new research tidbit for my boss' blog and happened upon some research that showed the top 3 social networking sites - in terms of time spend by Americans in 2009. Of course Facebook was #1, followed by MySpace. I saw 'Blogger' was third on the list and volume was up by 30% from a year ago. My curiosity got the best of me and here I am... writing my first blog that nobody will read!