Last night Patty took me to Manzanita, a little macrobiotic place in Oakland. Yummy, in a totally unpretentious way. It’s the kind of food you’d cook at home if you were in a healthy mood and/or lived in a Berkeley commune. There’s just one menu each day (posted daily on the website), and depending on how hungry you are, you can choose between the “simple,” “moderate,” and “full” meals. We had ginger miso soup, curried hummus, a wild rice thing, stir-fried greens, and corn on the cob with ume paste (I might need to create a whole category for my blog entries with ume in them). I have been limiting my sugar to once or twice a week, so I splurged for the mini chocolate bundt cake with kahlua — super moist. All organic, all vegan! I do so love the Bay Area.
This morning I woke up way too early, couldn’t go back to sleep, and ended up doing yoga in my living room at 6 a.m. It’s actually supposed to be the perfect time, and I could sorta see why — very nice to do the sun salutation toward the rising sun. Not that I’m ever going to do it again, if I can help it, cuz I do love my sleep! Then I meditated for a bit, and for breakfast I made a delicious non-traditional breakfast taco — a homemade (not by me) corn tortilla with grilled zucchini slivers, japanese yam I had roasted and diced up, black beans, chopped fresh cilantro, and a dash of cayenne and salt. I laid down again — the post-yoga post-breakfast nap is really quite lovely. Woke up just in time to be just a little late to my bodywork session.
Afterward, I had a lovely mellow lunch at Park Chow. They make an awesome garden burger, although it’s annoying that you have to remember to ask not to get the weird white yogurt sauce. Why make a perfect vegan food into a non-vegan thing? It makes no sense.
Then I looked at my script for a while, got home, took out the trash, gave the cat a washcloth bath (you really wanted to know that, didn’t you? well, he was filthy), and took another nap to make up for not sleeping enough. I slept a lot harder than I expected, woke up at 5:56pm and FLEW out the door to make it to 6:30 rehearsal — whew.
Rehearsal was, well, whew! We were all supposed to be “off book” for our Act I “stumble-through,” meaning we went through the first half of the show all the way through without stopping. It was the first time I got to see all the scenes I’m not in, and wow, what an amazing talented cast! Of course, we also have our work cut out for us. All of us are definitely works in progress. Like a dork, I forgot to memorize a whole scene because I thought it was in the second act! Now that I can see where we are, I’m madly trying to clear my schedule for the next few weeks to cram in extra rehearsal and script time for myself.
Tomorrow: Sleep in (I hope), and rehearsal again. In between, who knows? Options:
a) do some work — oh yes, I do have SO much work to do. i MUST i MUST i MUST make my media & publicity list. I MUST!
b) enjoy the heat wave and go boogie boarding!
c) cook and fold laundry and do house stuff.
d) some combination of the above.
e) none of the above. Just wait and see what the day brings.