Monday, October 26, 2009

After the beep: Monday Mission

Hey. This is Painted Maypole. I can't answer the phone right now because I'm at rehearsal for Fringe Show #1. And if I'm not there I'm rehearsing for Fringe Show #2. Yes, that's right, two shows, opening within 2 days of each other. I'm insane. So maybe I'm not answering because I've had a nervous breakdown. Or I could be sleeping, but that's highly unlikely. Regardless, I can't get to the phone. As you've already figured out. Please leave a message. I'd like to say I'll get back to you soon, but in reality I'll get back to you when I can... which will likely be AFTER the fringe festival ends on Nov. 15th. But give me a few days to sleep. Let's say... if you haven't heard from me by Nov. 18th then call me again and leave another message. Because I may lose this one in meantime, along with my mind.

Have a great day, and thanks for calling.




This post has been a Monday Mission. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post in the style of an outgoing voicemail message. If you play along please leave a message after the beep... I mean... please leave a link in the widget below.



And that concludes our October Missions. Join us in November when our missions will be to write posts in the style of

Nov 2 a vocabulary list

Nov 9 a menu

Nov 16 a Villanelle (this is a type of poetry, another suggested by De, and since we had such fun with her last poetry suggestions I thought we'd try it again! One famous example of a villanelle is Dylan Thomas' poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night)

Nov 23 an Acrostic (you know, those poems they made you write in grade school where you wrote a word down the page, and then each line started with the letter... You could do a THANKSGIVING one, just like you did back in third grade this time of year, or you could come up with your own word)

Nov 30 A letter of regret

9 comments:

slouchy said...

oh poor you! good luck with it all. :)

Mary G said...

I have no idea how you manage to get all that done -- but good luck with the sleep.
Love it!

Mary Beth said...

Good thing you love what you do:) Good luck with the shows. And if you lose your mind, you can borrow mine for a bit.

kaye said...

Oh, Hi--this is Kaye at the Road Goes Ever Ever On--Wow! I hope you survive! Call me when you recover :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Having just watched a "Fringe" (season one) marathon, I thought maybe you had been scouted for the current TV season!

I do NOT know how you do it but it's so cool that you do. I can't wait to hear about the shows!

Kat said...

Hehe. That was fun.
I am exhausted just thinking about being in two shows at once. Egad. Home you get some down time in there somewhere!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm sick... and absent... but I think you'd enjoy this:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/7/30schmelling.html

Kyla said...

Two shows?! You're nuts. In a good way.

Louise said...

Oh,honey.