this kitchen mess is nothing compared to what i am capable of. our incredibly gracious hosts here in albuquerque, christie and shenoah, have allowed us to truly take over for some crafting, sorting and general mess-making. so we have pushed our plans in arizona back by a day and decided to linger and work.
this also means time left for visits with other new mexican friends like mark and marya.
this really is a town of favorite people. marya is my old college roommate (if we actually went to college and not clown school) who has fianlly settled here to immerse herself in jazz and find a reason to make theatre again. she's very talented at everything so i'm not worried that the joy will return. if not, something else will emerge. mark and shenoah are the pajama men, currently eyeballs-deep in making their new show to bring to the edinburgh fringe. we always seem to converge with them while this process is happening. it is such torture to make a show. outsiders rarely understand this and can't imagine any gut wrenching when they finally see the finished project. in the case of the pajama men, the finished product is always something i can get behind - sight unseen. go find them. they will also be flying away with some new buttons made by me. christie is a journalist/editor extraordinaire. we stay up nights trying to build her a new website between buttons squishings and sips of tea.
i finally feel like i can breathe for a minute here. thank you so much guys.
oh, and when you can't decide if you want green or red chilis (the state question), you can opt for christmas (which means both).