Monday, August 8, 2011

Bubble Girl

feeling strangely like I've been in a bubble looking at the news of riots in Clapham and Hackney where I slept my last night in London and had a lovely evening. That was Friday night and I headed up to Scotland Saturday with a full day on the train. since I've been here I've spent most of my time watching or pitching comedy shows,and am only hearing about the London riots now. ugh. It's so disturbing to see and think about this senseless violence and waste. It is so glaringly contrasting with the individual experiences I've been having with Strangers giving us lifts and drives, laughing all day long till my cheeks hurt, and buying us drinks and so on.

My sweet UK experiences include sitting on a patio bar in Edinburgh and the owner bringing us blankets. You need a stash of blankets to keep a rainy summer patio business running in Scotland. and the patios are packed full of people despite the October like weather. It's so cozy and charming!

Getting laundry advice from a fellow named Jason. I complained that I had to take my wet clothing on the road with me when I went on to location B, on my vacation, after it failed to dry after a full day hanging at my brother-in-law's place in London. Jason said 'If my clothing takes more than three days to dry, I take it to the launderette'.

Off to bed with a full head.

Xo
Tara



Sunshine on Leith

I'm delighted to be reporting in from the Edinburgh Fringe. I've come with my wife, who is a delightful stand up and we are enjoying the first rays of sun since I joined her on Saturday. the free Fringe, which she is a part of, is a fitting subject for No New For Tara. we have to pass a hat after her shows and are trying to live on the unpredictable rewards. It meams husbanding our resources, packing 'sammies', walking some places, and kind of acting like we are students. we are having a blast. Strangers are being so nice to us, and we are trying to humbly throw ourselves into the act of drumming up business for the shows and radically accepting what happens after that. so far so good. also, in the lottery of life we lucked out with our land lady who is amazing. She is cooking for us and giving us insider tips and we have friends who are not doing so hot with crowded messy venues and sweating Walls. we have the run of our place and even our own loo.

Xo
Tara

P.s. If you are in Edinburgh come out to one of the shows and I'll stnd you a pint! 5:15 at the Street or 8:50 at the Medina.