The “Death Speech” Doctor is All Smiles Now!
Irene and I stayed up until after 3am working on lines. By the time we're finished she'll have my lines and all of the others memorized! She has a real talent for memorization, couple that with the visualization technique the director shared with me, and we got this! We counted them, nearly 220 lines. Oh my, I thought it was maybe 80 to 100...no, nearly 220! It's an awesome role, I'm so excited!
This morning, oh wait...I mean this afternoon, you see---we slept until noon! Eight hours of solid sleep felt so good, I really needed that! I picked the perfect time to take a vacation day or was it a sick day? I did go to the doctor today! Technically I could call this a sick day. You reading boss?
I officially have bronchitis. The doctor prescribed a Z-pack of pills and we'll be finished with this stuff before you know it! The doctor was the same one that gave me the death speech on June 10th, 2008. It's fun to talk to her now. She's beyond impressed with my success. She greets me with a great big smile now, instead of the “what can I tell him that will scare him straight?” kind of look. She just told me the truth back then, that's all. It was the truth. I was going to die soon at 505 pounds with a blood pressure of 220/119, pure and simple. As I left she commented “I don't get to see you very often because you're healthy!” That was cool.
Irene and I had a wonderful date tonight at the playhouse. “Tuesdays With Morrie” was a wonderful production and the actors were just amazing. We got dressed up a little for this outing and it felt good, real good. Lauren (plays my characters wife) wasn't in attendance, so I couldn't introduce Irene, but I did introduce Irene to Issac, the boy that plays my son in the play, and his mom Marlys, who is actually the president of the Playhouse. It was a fantastic evening. We even attended an after party where all of the food was prepared by Jose, who plays my dad, “Gramps,” in “Call Me Henry.” He's a real chef, heavenly Mexican specialties, all homemade...a big spread. I prepared what I guesstimated to be a 400 calorie plate and enjoyed every bite. Jose encouraged me to have more, but I enjoyed a responsible portion—and I was finished---plate in the trash! The Theater community in this part of the United States is just amazing. There's certainly a bunch of talent around here, it's cool to feel apart of that, you know?
Irene is prepared to stay up late with me and work on lines again. I'm wrapping this edition a little short tonight. She's in there waiting on me!
Oh by the way...my next official weigh day is Wednesday, but I'll also weigh on Monday Day 365, for an official one year total! It'll be good, I know it will! Look for some “lost” before pictures coming tomorrow night right here on this blog.
As always, thanks for reading! Goodnight and...