Monday, September 21, 2020

Air Quality in Camas, WA----And Pond Quality

It's getting worse again, to the point where Jeff had to put on a mask just to walk down to the mailbox to pick up the mail. 

But there's some good news: Our backyard pond is now all cleaned up, filter and pump cleaned, and waterfall working the right way.


Air Quality in Seaside, Oregon

...was so much better than in Camas. Here are some photos from this week:





First, some clear skies, then some rain, then a lot of fog, and then a rainbow, over a parking lot (thumb extra!).

Sunday, September 20, 2020

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

Thanks to all my family and friends for tuning in to watch my play, and the three others, in "Bad Citizen," Part 1, this weekend. 

Were you as amazed as I was by the way the director and cast and crew handled the whole Zoom thing? And although they made it work like a charm, it was not easy for them.

Part 2 of "Bad Citizen," four more plays by four more playwrights, will be presented the second weekend in October, and you can bet I'll be watching and cheering them on!



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Bad Citizen: Two More Showings






Eight playwrights were given a prompt: "Bad Citizen." What is a bad citizen, anyway? Each of the eight came up with a totally different idea bout what a bad citizen is. Four of these plays are being produced, online, via Zoom, this weekend: last night, then a matinee and an evening show tonight. 

Part 2, the other four plays, will be presented in October. I'll let you know more about those asap. But, for now, please watch the four plays of Part 1! It's easy to register and watch: 

Live. Online. Free.


Friday
September 18th, 2020
7:00 pm
PT – House Opens
7:30 pm, PT – Curtain

Saturday
September 19th, 2020
1:30 pm
PT – House Opens
2:00 pm, PT – Curtain

Saturday
September 19th, 2020
7:00 pm, PT – House Opens
7:30 pm, PT – Curtain

Friday, September 18, 2020

Bad Citizen---First Showing Tonight

I watched the previews last night: four 10-minute plays by four playwrights working with the Northwest Theater Workshop, and all four were great! The actors, the way the Zoom was managed, everything.

So, join us tonight! You'll enjoy all the plays, I'm sure. Here's the program.

And you can register here. If you want to watch it tonight (Fri., Sept. 18, HURRY!):

Friday
September 18th, 2020
7:00 pm
PT – House Opens
7:30 pm, PT – Curtain

Saturday
September 19th, 2020
1:30 pm
PT – House Opens
2:00 pm, PT – Curtain

Saturday
September 19th, 2020
7:00 pm, PT – House Opens
7:30 pm, PT – Curtain




Air Quality in Camas, Washington, Part 2 (Sept. 18, 2020)

It rained last night. Hallelujah!

Right now, about 6 pm, air quality in Camas is 166, which is still "Unhealthy."

But that is so much better than before! 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

And Another Weird Word: Ghillie Suit

One thing I love about this book is how unusual words and expressions are in bold, and they are defined in a glossary at the end of the text. There's also a list of other books to read, and a link to a website that promises to have links to online resources. 

 According to the book "Searching for Bigfoot," by Jennifer Rivkin, a ghillie suit is "a type of camouflage clothing worn by hunters, soldiers, and nature photographers. The suit is made from strips of burlap, cloth, or twine and is made to look like leaves, vines, and twigs. The purpose is to make the wearer blend in with the forest." 

This book notes also that sometimes the camouflage works so well that the wearer is not seen by cars on a highway; one prankster, trying to look like Bigfoot, was killed in a car accident in 2012 while crossing a forest highway. 

While I'm at it, I think it's hilarious how a picture of Jane Goodall is included in every children's book, and even some books written for adults, about Bigfoot. In this book, there's a photo of her looking like a nun and holding a stuffed toy chimpanzee. So, she's an expert on chimps, and she has said she thinks it would be great if there really were such a thing as Bigfoot. But...I guess I just don't get it. 

Two more funny things: (1) Searching for this image, the cover of the book, on Amazon, I see that it's now available from Amazon for about $1,000, depending on whether you want it new or used. Another thing that I guess I just don't get.

(2) I hate this new blogger "interface." Does anyone know how I can insert a photo, like the one below, right into the text, with the text surrounding it, like I used to be able to do? Please tell me, if you know!