I just realized I may have lost some footage of me getting kicked out of the Amazon campus in Seattle, WA after performing some Romeo and Juliet there in their private outdoor patio area for some local Seattle tech folks during a busy lunch hour before I got to post it. Well I didn’t get to post it before I my last phone fell apart, but it fucking happened. The `Speare Bearer strikes again!!!

The `Speare Bearer: More Seattle and Stories From the Hole pt. 2.1 07/18
One big surprise that awaited me in Seattle was the day I went around to the Seattle Center to introduce myself at all the local theaters, and I walked into Seattle Shakes, and spotted a friend from school in the offices. Thea and I went to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) together, and were friends, but I hadn’t seen her since just before we graduated, 5 years ago, and surely did not expect to see her working for Seattle Shakes (She was not a Performing Arts major, but an advertizing+graphic design major), or in Seattle in general. We both caught each other off guard, had a delightful, flabbergasted reunion, briefly caught up, she gave me the skinny on Seattle Shakes, where she is one of their head marketing coordinators, and on the Shakespeare scene in Seattle in general.
It turned out about 3 days later, when I was about 2 days east of Seattle, that I finally just realized I was EXHAUSTED from my 5 month ride at this point, and needing to go home and rest.  So I was BLESSED from God with a really cheap hotel room in the small town I’d ridden to east of Seattle, Cle Elum, a really cheap flight back to Florida from Seattle, access to an airport shuttle that could take me AND my bike back to Seattle, and the means to pack my bike up (which had proven an immense challenge before). And it also turned out that the girls lived really close to a light rail that could take me directly from and to the airport (where the shuttle dropped me off), to catch the flight I’d booked, which would depart 36 hrs after I would return to Seattle.
Are you following this?
Anyway I really had a great time staying with my friend and her roommate for that time. They are both such intelligent, and fun ladies, great conversationalists who both work in theater in Seattle, so I had a great time dishing with them about that. We talked about art, theater, feminism, Arrested Development, our futures, theater in Seattle, dished about local the local theater climate, being artists.. Even though most of this trip was about getting away from my insular group of artist friends in NY, and being around real people, who have normal jobs, and live more traditional lives, as much of a breath of fresh air as that has been, I really love artists and love being around them so much, talking about art and the artists life. It’s one of my great joys, and the girls were so thoughtful, and funny, and eloquent. They were super kind and hospitable to me, and really put me at ease in the kind of stressful transition back home. I’m super grateful for that.
Turns out there’s A LOT of SCAD people in Seattle.

They were quite nice to me, the security, and the cadets, even though they were understandably nervous and fidgety. Well, if I were them I might’ve been anxious and fidgety too.

Man, what a dream come true, that was awesome! Been really hoping to perform for some military. I think they were actually into the scene! Even the security lady let me finish!! Then she ran my I.D. It was just fine.. Maybe just a little more excitement than those cadets were looking for.

Sorry, Jolie. It was my only chance, I couldn’t let it slip by.

Maaayybeee I get a video of it soon… If not you’ll just have to take my word for it.

The Speare Bearer: Phylis, Ashley, DJ, and Trisha (missing are Ashley’s baby Luka, and his dad jeremiah), my wonderful hosts in Olympia, WA.

Good good folks. Strange town, didn’t find much performing here, but these guys let me do a little Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet for them in their beautiful house.
Shakespeare does not tell us what to think, he tells us what to think about.