every time i turn around in dc, i see another random friend: first al from trinity rep, who has since moved to dc as gm at ford’s, shows up at tech; then rob and jessie, also from providence, see me standing outside the theatre checking my voicemail as they drive down the street; then a drive by from wendy from atl as i walk to union station… it’s started getting freaky.

but it’s been great to catch up with friends i expect to see in dc as well. even though suzie was too busy to respond to my email, we bumped into each other at tunnicliff’s one night. i go to go to the outstanding saint ex for dinner with amelia and liz and mike where i fell in love with a fried green tomato blt and caught up with those crazy dance kids. then, after staying in dc longer than planned for tech, i decided to stay through the weekend so i can see the sea and cake at the black cat saturday, since this never ending tech in dc kept me from going to their free show in new york on thursday. so yesterday i made it out to baltimore with amelia to have sushi with ej and their b’more area friends. a viewing of team america projected across the alley from amelia’s roof got cancelled by the rain, but she and i ended up in this fantastic bar around the corner, drinking fine beer and bourbon and solving the problems of the arts in america. no, i swear, we figured it all out…

all this makes me want to take some time off and visit my friends where they live, to catch up, but also to vicariously steal little slices of their lives.