blame it on President Bartlet

I am back. After an initially unintentional and then unfortunately intentional absence. I was deep in chrysalis. There may be more on that at some point.

But now on to what is going on… and it’s a lot. I’ll start with the creative updates. Today in fact, Fields of November began its festival life with a bang. It screened at a legendary venue during the Staten Island Film Festival this afternoon and while I was unable to attend, the writer/director/producer said that people were enthusiastic and complimentary. So woo-hoo for that. There is one more screening on Friday night June 10th at 8pm. If you are interested, please do and let me know what you think. I will not be able to make it as I’ll be on stage in Carry On at 9:30pm. This lacerating play, which has a workshop last fall, is part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. I am so excited to play Kate and we are dreaming up ways to keep the show going (or the script going… perhaps an indie film shoot recreating NYC in December 1980).

But beyond the artistic endeavors for which I am extremely grateful, I have to admit that a new, powerful distraction- The West Wing. I have been told over and over again that I would love it. And for some ridiculous reason I thought it would be dull. It’s an Aaron Sorkin show about politics. Why in the world haven’t I seen this show before?! Well, we are completely smitten. We are at about 1 or 2 episodes a night, as fast as Netflix can get them to us. As I type we are about a third of the way through Season 3.

And I have also started to have some ice cream along with the show. I almost said along with my programs… as if I was an old lady from the 50s. And for some reason I am currently digging mint chocolate chip- the slow churn, lower fat kind so it’s not too horrible for me.

The weather is turning warmer but if you want some whip-smart dialogue and some tasty ice cream, come on over!

More soon and if you are back around, thank you for sticking with me. This summer is going to be adventurous, I can just feel it.


  1. admin
    July 31, 2011

    We are now into Season 5. I can definitely tell that Aaron Sorkin is gone but still enjoying it. I will definitely be at a loss when it is over. But hopefully we’ll discover some other gem at that point!

  2. Lisa Wilder
    July 26, 2011

    Hey Louise! It’s been a little while since you wrote this post…are you still working your way through The West Wing? Isn’t it amazing?!

    I followed the series for the first few seasons and then life got in the way. Then I discovered, years later, that Glenn had never seen it and we watched it the same way…episode after episode from the beginning.

    We were so bummed when we finished it. Like a really good book you just don’t want it to end.



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