Extracurricular Take Over

March 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm 6 comments

pottery-easter-eggs-pictures1It’s no wonder Pap and I can’t find jobs, lately we can’t even find the floor of our tiny house. He has the dining room over run with peanut butter easter eggs, a fund raiser for the pottery festival.   Yummy, beautiful and invasive. 

I have the entry way, pirate-parrot-with-skeleton

the living room and, pirate-jacket-on-manequin

oh yeah, Pap’s closet,  pirate-closetcluttered with pirate costumes and props. 

One of the coolest things about being a writer in a small town is the ability to live your dreams, at least on a small scale.  I’ve always wanted to make pirate costumes, so I wrote a play about pirates for our new community theater.  I have to admit, I think I’ve managed to get pirate creativity completely out of my system.  Eight characters plus a giant octopus, that’s quite a lot of gathering and ruffling in a short period of time. 

The play is scheduled for the last weekend in April, and Pap’s egg sale only goes through Easter, so by May I might have enough of the mess cleared out to actually do some spring cleaning…or to write about fairies.  I’ve always wanted to make fairy costumes….

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  • 1. anhinga  |  March 10, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    You are multi-talented indeed. That small town is lucky to have you.

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  • 2. Quilly  |  March 10, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Well, if the eggs don’t sell, you won’t be going hungry or awhile ….

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  • 3. DaveM  |  March 11, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Ah Ha Jim lad, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

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  • 4. Dr. John  |  March 11, 2009 at 2:22 am

    I like fairies and pirates. I would certainly go to your play if I lived in the area.

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  • 5. Nessa  |  March 11, 2009 at 5:56 am

    I love peanut butter eggs, pirates and fairies. My son in law is a pirate.

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  • 6. katcampbell  |  March 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

    anhinga – Not all that talented, most of my skills are the kind anyone can learn.
    Quilly – That’s what I’m hoping for,mmmmm
    Dave – Arrghh…
    Dr. John – I’d save you a seat in the front row.
    Nessa – Your SIL is a pirate???? Hook me up! We could add some realism to this play.

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