And then I remembered people who dilly dally even after I have done my usual stage manager impression, “Ten minutes til we leave the house…” followed by “five minutes til we leave the house” to “We’re now out of the house!” and they still haven’t put their shoes on because they are busy watching YouTube or checking an Ebay auction or watching the Brady Bunch episode where Marcia tells Charlie, “Something has suddenly come up.”
Or the other annoyance: people who leave television sets on when they aren’t home. Those things are noise boxes! Worse is when people have television sets and radios on simultaneously. Or how about radios, television sets, are running the blender and having a loud monologue about conservative politics? Yes, this is a recipe for Julie chopping another person’s head off with a dull knife. Forcefully.
Show tunes. In dressing rooms. When I am preparing to go on stage. Yes, Restless cast, it was I who wanted to vomit over the mini Avenue Q Musical Reunion in the Dressing Room that called for the “Please, no show tunes,” directive.
I abhor when people forget proper English when texting or tweeting. I refuse to do it. When I see a “ur” or a “c u l8r” the hair on the back of my neck stands up. This is especially troublesome when one is tweeting a “2” instead of a “to” when there are far more spaces available. 140 characters does not mean as short as possible, it just means 140 characters.
Recently, I texted with bad grammar to someone I have had a crush on for more than eight years now. How ridiculous is that? Even worse, when I realized my error, I didn’t dare text AGAIN because I was too horrified. Welcome to being a Middle Aged Teen in 2012.
Overwriting! Overwriting! Overwriting!!!!! Too many EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!
For someone who considers herself easy going, this list is more than a little bit ridiculous.
So with that, I will remind you I am an actor. My easy going demeanor, while usually is true, is sometimes simply well rehearsed.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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