Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Lake + Hashbrowns

A surprisingly good smell combo! Just got done with my morning walk, and once again realized that our neighborhood nearly ALWAYS smells like hashbrowns! I'm actually totally delighted by this. I think it comes from Key's, but I also LIKE to think that it's coming from the homes surrounding us, and that I contribute to it here and there.

There is something so comforting to me about the smell of hashbrowns (and eating them too, of course :)). I think much of this has to do with the fact that my mom would make them for me every day before school, often with sausage and toast. It was a true privilege to know I'd get to sit down to a hot breakfast every morning - thanks mom. I think it's that sense of care and love that I attach to the smell of hashbrowns. It makes me happy EVERY SINGLE TIME I smell it. Perhaps this is part of why I'm so insistent on getting out for my morning walks each day :)

This particular morning, I took in a commingling smell of Como Lake and hashbrowns together, and it too was totally delightful! I associate lake smell with summer and simplicity, so these too things together made my heart sing! I think I associate nature smells in general with simplicity. The crispness and earthiness are what I need to help me focus in on the moment and digest it. Going to Taylor's Falls/ Interstate State Park was EXACTLY what I needed, and made me really stoked about the idea of visiting more Minnesota State Parks this fall.

I listened to a podcast this morning about how to 'make every day your favorite,' and today is my favorite so far because of my appreciation of these commingled smells :)

Monday, August 19, 2019

Empty Vending and Spoiled Clementines

Definitely the opposite of what I’m feeling like today :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dancer Notes from Tech Rehearsal

RUN #1

KP - exit arch Square can start out a little further
LIGHTS: go right from orange to blue - no white between (all solos)
LIGHTS: shift out of green and into something else when everyone enters after Sara (sooner)
End circle: further ST R
SOUND: Great timing/ louder?

LIGHTS: Look was good when side light got added
Sara: enter group with twists up of KP
LIGHTS: No light upstage of the arch until duets please
LIGHTS: I'd like a cue shift at top of each duet
LIGHTS: no dropping of downstage light
LIGHTS: brighter on Up ST clump after first two duets of three
BSR + SK - more weight share/ hand holds in duet?
BSR + SK: Set up closer to arch at end of duet
SO GREAT! Being more warm will just make your plies deeper
Cut seconds slot throughs deeper
LIGHT: Fade sooner and longer at end

RUN #2

Hands - extend through fingertips!
Great exit KP
Nora - FIRE!
Keep looking over shoulder in first square
Take moment to floor to your corner to not close in too soon!
Sara - good timing on circle - if you have to go that early, do it!
BSR - keep listening for the details in the sax during your solo
Doug - running in for solo looks like Superman, which I love
BSR, Nora and Doug - enter sooner for second square
You are all LIVING IN IT! Enjoy our weird little fictional and abstract world while you can
Square was not center
Lumberjack and superhero-influenced sassy-pantses competing for the title of Feistmeister
BSR - sharper heads in coyotes

Sara - a little further UP ST for beginning - losing your face
Sara - leave a little sooner
Sara and Doug exit - SUPERPEOPLE!
Entrance - SOONER DOUG!
BSR - be not afraid of pause and suspend
BSR + Sara - track that end of duet!
Slots - could still be a little deeper, but I loved Doug hugging wall!
Joy with one another at end!
FADE: Start as soon as they start moving to ST R com