What an amusing week! In addition to my usual banter on blogger, I’m going to add “A week in Public Transportation” and it will include waiting for the bus/train, the actual rides and things that have stood out, and of course all the interesting characters that seem to make every morning, afternoon and evening trip more colorful.
I was FRISKED for weapons while I was waiting for the bus a few days ago. Apparently someone held up a furniture store two blocks from where I lived and I somehow fit the description. HOW AMUSING! I’m dressed in mostly black, with a hoodie on and my hands were dug deep into my pockets. A solid black patrol car, sans sirens, pulls up and asks me directly, “Do you have any weapons on you? Anything, a screwdriver? Can you please put your hands behind your back?” Oh man, oh man, IT WAS GREAT! I was so compliant, not because of fear, but because, heck this is amusing me. It was two detectives, and halfway through the driver-detective chuckled and admitted that I’m probably not the one. Well, gee, what if I was? There WAS a trash can nearby, I could’ve tossed said weapon, but yeah…I didn’t say that out loud though. They drove off soon after, and not five minutes later my bus arrived. I ESCAPED WITH THE MONIES! I’m kidding…or am I?
There was a fella the other day who kept pacing back and forth in the bus playing his harmonica. A woman nearby chatted loudly in language I was not familiar with, and every time he passed her by, he’d play his harmonica louder! Hehe, I chuckled every time.
This evening, on the way home from an audition–four lesbian couples boarded the bus from Santana Row. How…interesting. Not every day does this type of thing occur. I mean, noisy riders, stinky people, hacking & coughing groups–sure, they’re almost common place. But…a herd? pack? What do you call a group of people traveling together, anyway? I was the only other person in the bus, save for the driver. I caught some of their eyes and we respectfully smiled at each other. Cool. I live to fight another day.
As I mentioned in item #3, I had an audition. It was fantastic! The audition was for the Heritage Community Theatre in Campbell. They are currently looking to build a company of actors to pool from. How exciting! It went well, I felt. In fact, I was ecstatic the entire time. The casting directors were quick to put me at ease, and establish a very warm line of communication. I’m eager to see where this will lead. I performed two contrasting monologues and felt that I did my very best, and they were quite receptive.
What a wonderful Friday! I have two other auditions I’m looking forward to. One is with Northside Theatre Company and the other one is the much anticipated Kaiser Permanente Performer’s program. Tally ho!