Sunday, April 29, 2007

Nothing of Note, Really

I admit it. I'm posting out of obligation, not because I have much to say. Not that life's been uneventful. I've been run off my feet (surprise) but nothing necessarily to write about.

I went to see The Rocky Horror Show at Canstage last week with some of our own Rocky cast members. It was great fun. There were things I didn't care for about the production (most notably, the decision to have Rocky speak in a baby voice, making me want to choke him along with the director) and some really great things about it (most notably the Phantoms who were amazingly funcreepy). Sadly, I found Riff and Magenta a little dull. Still, don't get the wrong idea. We all had a smashingly good time there, and the performances were good.

I've worked at the restaurant quite a bit lately ... some shows have been remarkably dull while others have been a blast. I guess that's the nature of the beast these days.

Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with one friend and dinner with another. Yes, I played hooky from responsibilities! Yahoo! (Fear not, though; I have done some paperwork tonight.)

Edited to add:

Okay, I do have to comment very briefly on The Amazing Race.

Question: "How do you say 'airport'?"
Response: "Airport."

"Ma'am, I told you not to touch the screen." Hahahahaha!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


I find this more enjoyable than I probably should.

(Click it.)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Irritation with Blogger

1: Wrote a lengthy post about tonight's Amazing Race.

2: Went to post it.

3: Blogger had done all kinds of wonky formatting things/errors with it.

4: Tried to fix them.

5: Blogger declined to cooperate.

6: Got irritated.

7: Deleted the whole thing.

8: Wrote this instead.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Running (And Dancing) with Scissors

First things first, I'm glad that at least one person continues to read this even though I clearly have been less than dedicated as of late to writing.

On with the show! Edward Scissorhands was incredible! This ain't your granny's ballet, unless your granny is into really cool stuff like this, which she may. I think my Nanny would have been! The sets and costumes were brilliant, the dancing was pulled from many styles and the stage was packed with interesting and engaging characters. The amount of focus on giving the cast actual distinct PERSONALITIIES was so much fun! They must have had so much fun developing the movement and postures of their roles. During the big company numbers, there were all of these little stories going on. I'd like to see it again just to catch and follow more of them. Freakin' fun!

What else can I tell you? I spent the day ... um ... getting a haircut and folding laundry. How is it possible that that's about all I've done? Where did the day go, then? Hmmm... I also went out to pick up a few things at one point. I went for lightbulbs, mostly, but came home with a couple of t-shirts and a pair of shoes. And lightbulbs. I didn't forget the lightbulbs. Good ol' compact fluorescents. I'm working on replacing all of my old hot-bulbs little by little with them. I just wish they didn't come in over-blown blister packs! Environmental packaging would make more sense for a product aimed at reducing energy consumption and waste, right?

In any case, Happy Easter all! But before I go, let's have a quick literary moment, from Jeffrey Archer, writing in A Prison Diary:

"Once I'm calm enough to speak, I thank him for the confidence he has shown in allowing me to share such a terrible secret."

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Leaves and all of that

I'm going to make some attempt to be a bit more ... um ... present in this ridiculous excuse for a weblog this month. Wish me well.

Go ahead.

Wish me well. Right now. Wish it! WISH IT!


In any case, things are massively hectic at work, but hey. Counting blessings and all, it's not so bad in the end.

On the briefly exciting front, I'm off to see Edward Scissorhands, the ballet, on stage this weekend. It looks incredible and I'm looking forward to it like crazycakes. I'll be sure to give my thoughts, brief as they're likely to be, next week sometime.

In the meantime, though, let's enjoy a brief passage from Hans Christian Andersen's The Conceited Apple Branch, shall we?

"It was the month of May."

I hope you've enjoyed this literary diversion.