February 18, 2015

Status 2-18-15*

BUSY BUSY BUSY – I had my singing lesson yesterday and I’m getting ready to fly home to Washington for a few days next week. I also had some bad luck on Saturday. Our truck’s check engine light came on and I could tell by how it was driving that this wasn’t to be ignored. Double problem, it was right when I was on my way to David’s for our final coaching session. Geez! I made the decision to go home rather than risk conking out by the side of the road and had a few tense minutes wondering if I would make it, or if my last bravery day would be waiting for a tow truck vs. doing my final voice acting dialogs.

I made it! Called David, he graciously let me reschedule our session to this week (day before I fly out, sigh), but quickly I got Red Baby (my other car) ready to go and off to Burbank and my last class. I felt really good about my progress and will play these dialogs for you in the next couple of episodes. All of my scene partners gave permission and I’m so grateful to them for it. Even so, my report card didn’t show I’d improved as much as I’d hoped. More to work on before I can progress.

My singing is also improving and I thank Viki, my teacher. She really knows how to communicate so I can understand some of the weird and unknown concepts involved with singing. But because I’m going to be traveling and busy, I’m taking some brief time off from lessons and asked for some great exercises to do in the meantime. I record my lessons so I can practice.


RECORD OR NOT TO RECORD?! Today I was going to record a show, but I wouldn’t have had time to write the show and get up the mountain before it’s too darn hot. So I’m off to hike now, write later, and maybe record down at the podcast rock in the park today or at Descanso tomorrow.

Tonight a weird movie-esque two date scenario as I flit between my writing group and my voice acting group as they are being held at almost the same time in restaurants right next to each other.


How about you?

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Body Balance

BB (Body Balance) number 8 Sleep: 7 hours divided in 2 (good first 4, pretty good last 3) Tummy/Gut: Balanced. Hungry after a hour of waking. Small hiking breakfast was good. Will take oranges for the hike. Energy: High Moderate. Mood: Regretful, but accepting.

BB is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.

If you are interested these are my measures.

  1. Sleep. Quality and Amount.
  2. Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
  3. Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
  4. What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
  5. A quick look at my mood.

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