October 9th, 2005

Just another quick blog item before I go to catch my plane back home:

I mentioned in an earlier item that at the rehearsal for my gig down here in Austin a cricket was chirping -- incredibly loudly -- somewhere in the darkened theater. ("Yup, everything's bigger here in Texas," quipped a woman on the crew.) At the time, I thought that if the cricket were to stick around for either of the performances it could give the show the feel of an outdoor gig. I mean, this cricket was that noisy!

So on Friday evening, as I did my first performance, I listened for my cricket friend -- but there was not a chirp to be heard.

Then, at the end of the show, after I took my bows, I headed out the theater door toward my dressing room. And the moment I stepped out into the hallway, I heard -- from very nearby -- an amazingly loud cricket-chirp. I quickly wheeled around to get a look at it, but it had either flown or hopped away. I got the cricket's message, though: "Welcome to our theater, Kornbluth -- but remember, you're only visiting."

Just Reason No. 463 of why I love doing live theater. ...

Entry Filed under: let's digress


  • 1. Cynthia Papermaster  |  November 11th, 2005 at 6:52 pm

    Jimminy is spelled with two (2) m’s. Our puppy, whom you’ve met, is Jimminy Winks. And Jimminy Cricket is also spelled with two (2) m’s.

    How can I contact Agnes? You’ve seen our clutter. I need her.



  • 2. Josh Kornbluth  |  November 17th, 2005 at 11:39 am

    Hi, neighbor! It’s cool to get a comment from you!

    But I must say that, reluctant as I am to contradict an eminent member of my PTA, I do believe that the common spelling of the famous cricket’s name is spelled with one “m”: “Jiminy.” Since I’m going on a family trip to Disneyland this weekend, I will do some first-hand research and get back to you.

    Regarding Agnes: Her email address is agnesmail@aol.com. Tell her I sent you — maybe she’ll go easier on me!

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