Sunday, November 6, 2016

Opportunity Cost

I love the theater, I love participating in the theater, and I was just in an awesome show with so many wonderful people and it was an amazing experience... but there's a price to pay. It's like that economic concept of "opportunity cost". I don't remember the proper definition, but the idea is that by choosing "A" you lose something, and is the loss worth the choice.

Hell. Yes. Every time I do a show I crash afterward, but this show had a few add ons. Last week I had bronchitis and had to sleep sitting up all week, then, instead of being able to sleep and crash from that over the weekend I had a kidney stone. We're talking trip to the ER, awake at 3 am, cat naps after the pain meds kick in kidney stone. Which turned out to be more than one kidney stone. Blergh.

And in theory, I might have been able to at least try to normalize things a little bit during the week, but y'all - THE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!! I was up late every night of the Series!

So... I won't be joining my friends for dinner and the theater today, but my friends are awesome, and they understand that I'm not ditching them, but that this is just how things go.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Honesty vs. Faking It

I wake up late - very late - almost every day. I rarely have time to put on make-up and my hair is almost always in a pony-tail or a clip. I regularly get comments on how tired I look. And while I am tired, let's face it, being told every day you look like the Anna on the left doesn't exactly feel good.

On the other hand, if I take the time to put on make-up and try to do something with my hair it's gratifying to be told I look nice, but when the compliment has the "you must be feeling better" coda attached to it, it's hard to not to say, "Nope. Not feeling better. Just sick of people commenting on my appearance."