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IMG_9749Thanks to absolutely everyone for all the birthday love. It’s been quite a weekend. First, a great visit with Tammi and Bradetta in their new neighborhood, then viewing the NYE fireworks with a stalwart group of college friends. Then my fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach with brave/crazy members of my family (love you Brandon, Kayla, Chris and Jenny) on Jan. 1st. Next, the second annual Cozy New Year gathering (including my birthday) at an undisclosed location with a collection of beautiful and talented artists (Jenni, Matthew, Valerie, Jeff, Laurell, Adrian,Dara, Elizabeth and Sheila, you are the best). A nice visit with Mom Shirley, and then finally a great dinner with dear friends I hadn’t laid eyes on in over a year (Darcey, Brian, Deb and Chris, you are truly lovely souls). What’s next?

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In television’s seemingly endless attempt to duplicate the success of “Friends,” here’s another comedy about “mid-30-somethings who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives” when they move into a town house in Queens, N.Y. The “friends” are played by Becki Newton, Zachary Knighton, Nate Torrence and Meera Rohit Kumbhani. I’ll just say it: If this show tanks, get Knighton and the gang back together and bring back “Happy Endings” (nope, I’m still not over it). 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, on Fox.

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Here you go, Jackson and Justyne. I nominate Steve Scheide, Nick Thacker, Kira Posey, Kelland Lindsey and Jr Stanley

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Two great friends of mine got married on Sept. 4 at Ray’s Boathouse.  The weather and setting were gorgeous, and the place was filled with supportive and wonderful people. The first picture (to the right) is the group of us sitting in our places, waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Jill and Jason were the couple of the hour. I’ve known Jill for years, worked with her as an actress several times at a little theater up in Edmonds. She and Jason have been a couple for a few years, and it was nice to join them in this celebration. I just love this second picture, at the close of the ceremony with Jill and bouquet in the air.

The reception was just perfect. It was full of chatter, toasts, mimosas, brunch food and I was sitting at what I like to think of as the best table (#3) in the joint. I’ve been bragging that we ruled that reception. Plus we were close to the amazing dessert display (check out this photo).

Thanks to Geri and Deb for the photos above. If you will indulge me, there’s just one more. It was taken as things came to a close, and Jill & Jason were leaving the reception in a flurry of petals to their waiting car. Darcey got this one (thanks, Red). Just beautiful.

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The sun was out today, for the first time in many, many, weeks. It really turned out to be quite a lovely day, in all sorts of respects.

Shawn, Sean, Yvonne, Yvonne, Paul and Steve

It started out with brunch in Ballard at the Hi Life (Thanks, Jenni T. for your marvelous “Church of Brunch”), then I headed down to the waterfront in Seattle to meet up with some college friends at the Outdoor Sculpture Park.

The park has been there for years now, and like many of Seattle’s big landmarks, I’ve never even stepped foot in the place. Today I remedied that, and got to spend some time with great old friends, (all of whom I first met during my college days at Eastern Washington University). The park is full of all sorts of interesting art. I think we saw most all of it. The best part was chatting and catching up with Shawn, Sean, Yvonne E., Steve, Yvonne V. and Paul. Love you guys and thanks for a great afternoon.

Ended up the day with a blocking rehearsal for my next theatrical adventure, “Run for Your Wife” down at Renton Civic Theatre. More on that as things progress..

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Aunt Dottie

I had drinks Fri. night with friend/actress Michelle (whose “friend” Aunt Dottie does a great stage show). It was so nice to catch up. She’s good people.

Saturday was all about errands, tv (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Saving Grace” and “Pushing Daisies”) and rest.

I had a nice little chat with my landlord/apt. building owner this afternoon. God, I’ve lived here 12 years.

The show rocked tonight. I’m havng such a blast playing Franz Liebkind. Friends Darcey, Brian, Mary Kae and Kelland were there to cheer me on. It was good.

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Big day today. Friends Sara and Mike are coming over from Yakima to see the show. I met them for some pre-show chat and nosh. Two great people.

Another great peson who’s also coming to the show today is Rob. I haven’t seen him for a long time. His wife (and my former co-worker) passed away earlier this year. Still miss her terribly, and it will be great to see him again.

AND my wonderful mother is coming to the show today. She’s still recovering from the back surgery she had earlier this year. She’s getting around better all the time. Still needs more time to heal.

Oh, and my favorite reality show starts its 15 (!) season tonight. Go “Amazing Race”-ers!

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