What does your ideal day look like?
Scrap the walker, the mask, and everything related to Covid, including Covid
Walk a mile or two or three
Drive—not be driven, but drive—downtown
Sit in a bookstore coffeeshop—BookPeople would do—drink coffee with cream and sugar, and write
Leave the bookstore with a stack of books—mine, all mine
Have lunch at a cafe; the Magnolia would do
Go to the mall, buy clothes that fit and shoes that feel good
Drive some more, nowhere in particular, just drive
See Greater Tuna with the original cast at the Paramount Theater
Have dinner at a restaurant; the Magnolia would do—they’re open 24/8
Come home, get a good night’s sleep, and do the same thing tomorrow
IN OTHER WORDS
Do things I haven’t done for the past two years. Add to the list, See family and friends close up, travel more than thirty miles from home, and . . .
When I began this post, I didn’t have a specific theater production in mind; I just wanted to sit in a theater with a crowd of unmasked people and not have to worry about being coughed on. And then it happened—an idea!—I really, really want to see Joe Sears and Jaston Williams in Greater Tuna. Again. For the umpteenth time. And then A Tuna Christmas. Again. Also for the umpteenth time. I can’t get enough of those shows.
But Sears and Williams are no longer acting in them. Since they started in 1981, I guess that’s reasonable. Still, I can’t imagine the play without them. Or as a film production. Half the fun is sitting in the audience, watching two men play twenty characters, change costumes and personas in seconds without a hitch.
Anyway, Tuna hijacked the post. So here are some links to Youtube.