October 7, 2022, all day, all Kandi!
First stop, pick up my race bib for a marathon the following day. Picking up the bib, no issue. Running the marathon, I sucked. But I ground through terrible foot pain to finish. I had to stop three times to remove my shoes (never did that before) to massage my feet into a workable form. My highlight, as we were grinding to the finish, a lovely young lady was struggling to finish. I encouraged her to hang in there and I would run with her. We did so for a bit over the final mile. I asked if she had run a marathon before, this was her first. I let her finish before me. My reward, a very big hug! My second reward, seeing her with her children, all very little.
But let’s get back to the day in question. After I picked up my bib (me in a dress, picking up my male registered race bib), I went to a lovely presentation by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission at The Cleveland Institute of Art.
I enjoyed the talk about what we have accomplished here in terms of the films dating back to 1978’s Deer Hunter to the recent Academy Award winning Judas and The Black Messiah and the upcoming Netflix film (winning many film festival awards) White Noise, starring Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle and me, in a background role.
There I ran into my great friend Cole, with whom I have taken improv classes, participated in many a From Cleveland, To Cleveland event and co-starred in the upcoming Ethan Coen movie! We went out afterward for a coffee and a chat. She is in the process of making her living as an actress and is a wealth of knowledge and connections for me!
After coffee, I went to a restaurant in Little Italy and enjoyed my carbo-load spaghetti dinner.
I wrapped up the day working my usual spot at The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Mix event, back from a long stretch of COVID cancellations.
I work the escalator, keeping drinks from making their way into the art galleries. My great friend Teresa was there. I hadn’t seen her since the plague settled upon us. I had a blast as so many people came over and basically said they always want to see what I am wearing when they attend a Mix. I have truly become a part of the fabric of this event!
I hustled home, caught a few zzzzzz’s and got up early to suck at my marathon. I will be back, somehow, someway!
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Also check out the bridal video, in the upper right hand column of the blog!