Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The AARP wants me.

That's what they said in their email.

Membership with them opens up "a whole new world," and they're not talking about flying carpets and princes, but discounts on prescriptions and early-bird specials at Luby's.

Why, of why, do these people insist on dragging me to the grave?

Same thing goes for hair loss formulas.

I even get a daily email from one or more of the different male medications we're so tired of hearing about. Daily. Every. Day.

I am a young, vibrant thirty-something-year-old woman.

Stop it. Just stop.

I'm tired of your emails and information about your products.

But, wait ... I bet these companies got a look at this poster.

That mean, old-looking lady is me. But, what they don't know is that those wrinkles are a product of make-up and some special touches by our graphic artist. Those wrinkles are really not that prominent. Really, they aren't. I don't think. Are they?

Our Christmas production this year is a take-off of the classic story "A Christmas Carol." The twist being that the main character is a woman ... an older, powerful, successful woman. The production is our first attempt at a full musical with all original music. Cool, huh?

I wrote the script not knowing or ever thinking that I would be the one to play the main character. But, that's not what happened. Not sure why I was thought of for this role. I'm nice, kind, compassionate ... whatever.

This is quite a stretch for me because I am not an actress. Yes, I can be overly dramatic, but that's a little different.

I am definitely outside of my comfort zone and, at times, feel sick to my stomach.

You know how hard it is to watch a movie when the actors are bad, right? That's what gives me the knot in my stomach.

I pray that people are able to look past my acting skills or God turns me into Meryl Streep soon ... very soon. And, I pray that the Message will be clear no matter what.


thedomesticfringe said...

Oh, I think you'd make a great actress!!! We've seen your vlogs, we know. ;-)

That's a great poster. Very professional looking. Wish I were in LA to see it.

Julie said...

How very exciting. I am sure God will see you through and you will be great!

Wanted to let you know I received the cookbook yesterday. I am excited to try the recipes.

If anyone wants a nice cookbook - the Crossroads cookbook is the one for you.

3 Blessings said...

You have to put some video clips on here of the play...I am sure you will be great!

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

OHHhhhh, exciting! I know you will do fantastic!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh my gosh, I want to see your musical!! I know it's going to be amazing.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Look at you on that poster! Fun stuff!

I get AARP stuff, too. Weird!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

You'll be awesome!!! I started getting AARP stuff when I was 30. Makes you feel all warm inside!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I think you'll do great!

Rachelle said...

Maybe just watch "A Christmas Carol" a few times and then the night before the first production spend a little time with someone who rubs you the wrong way... that should help you get into character!

Have fun! I bet you will be brilliant! :)