5 time Tony Award winner and 2008 Oscar hopeful Painted Maypole was spotted today spilling a drink all over herself while staring at her computer. The drink came out of a coffee mug, but as she didn't immediately begin yelling like a scalded person, but rather just calmly wiped it off and went right back staring at the computer screen we can only assume that she was drinking something much stronger than coffee. At 8:30 in the morning. Former students in her summer drama camps informed us that she was often seen with refillable bottles of a brownish liquid at their early morning classes. Painted Maypole claimed it was iced tea, but the students swear that it was whiskey. "She always seemed a bit off," one student said, "and she made us repeat ourselves all the time." A representative of Ms. Maypole claims that was some sort of "Meisner" exercise. Seems to us like Painted Maypole needs to exercise some 12 steps.
This sad excuse for a scandalous post is for this week's Monday Mission, hosted by The Flying Mum. The mission was: You are a Superstar! What are the tabloids saying about you today? I really did, however, spill barely warm tea all over myself while trying to think what to write.
I'll be hosting Monday Missions back here at my humble blog for the month of November. Monday Missions are open to anyone who wants to play along. I try to get mine up on Sunday night, so you can then drop by and enter your info into my nifty widget. The missions give us a chance to stretch our posting style a bit, and have been, for me, a lot of fun. Play along with any and all, or none at all! The missions for November, should you choose to accept them, are to write posts in the style of...
11/5 - A news story
11/12- A script (dialogue and stage directions)(thanks to Chani)
11/19- a spiel for your favourite charity -- serious or spoof (thanks to Mary G)