Seven Quick Takes Friday
Another weekend, another…tornado warning. This is getting to be a habit. And if it’s going to continue, my basement needs lamps and a couch, post-haste. Tonight I got to do something fun—I got to design my birthday cake! I have NEVER done this. It was supposed to be a surprise, but since my mom is sick, I went with my dad. It’s a Wizard of Oz cake, of course, with red...
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Oh, how can this night get any worse? Oh, I see. Car accident.– HOP
Transplants: FYI (OR Transplants 102)
I’m calling this “102”, because if you read this blog even SORT of regularly, you know a bit about transplant (probably more than the average bear, for sure!) With former VP Cheney receiving a new heart over the weekend, people are, invariably, asking all sorts of questions that most journalists aren’t really answering, or, if they are, answering incorrectly. Here are a...
Review: The Hunger Games
photo credit: mocking jay.net So this is more of a “my impressions” review than a straight review. Proceed with caution, because I’m assuming you’ve read the books. I loved the settings, especially district 12 and the arena. They reminded me a lot of the area around Pickerington, OH, where I’ve grown up. You drive twenty, thirty minutes, and you’re in the...
Boys basketball | Pickerington Central 45, Toledo... →
Massive congrats to my alma mater! I *think* this is our first boys basketball championship: our women have won several times (they’re pretty great).
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.– Coco Chanel
Seven Quick Takes Friday
1) YES I am seeing The Hunger Games this weekend! Probably tomorrow since I imagine tonight is well-nigh sold out. So tomorrow afternoon (it’ll be cheaper, too, ha.) I am vastly excited! Will post report when I get back tomorrow. 2) Saw a fantastic show last night—Columbus Civic’s Moby-Dick: Rehearsed. Wow. Some background: I really dislike the novel Moby-Dick. In college, I...
2012 Theater Season commences!
First show of 2012: The House of Bernarda Alba, at the Columbus Civic, where I did Earnest last year. I’m playing the eldest daughter. She’s got a fiancé. That her sisters want. Dark Spanish Drama! Rehearsals start next Sunday. I am totally psyched!
A Hunger Games Recipe: Katniss's Craved Cheese...
I have The Hunger Games Cookbook on my Nook—and yes, I find it somewhat ironic that something called the HUNGER GAMES has a cookbook—and have just made my first recipe from it. It was DIVINELY easy and really yummy—think Red Lobster cheese rolls (except probably healthier). The recipe is called “Katniss’s Craved Cheese Biscuits” and is described thus: ...
Here’s one that I’d only just read about: when a dancer makes her debut in a big role, or, just dances a big important role (like Aurora or Odette/Odile), there are often roses presented on opening night, during the curtain call. She is supposed to extract one rose and give it to her partner. I finally saw this happen on Friday night. A woman came forward and gave Adrienne Benz a...
Simple Woman's Daybook: March 12, 2012 (subtitled:...
Winter’s on the wing it’s a fine spring morn….:) I am wearing…my PJs. Just got out of the tub. I am listening to….Don Giovanni—on DVD. Met production with Bryn T. and Renee F. Bliss. I am thankful for…all of this! And a super-fantastic clinic appointment in which I lost six pounds! Happy dance! And total motivation for going to rehab with a light...
Dance Review: BalletMet's "The Sleeping Beauty"
BalletMet performed that greatest of all classical ballets, The Sleeping Beauty, a few years ago, but this year’s revamped production is a sumptuous, grand dame of a ballet that iI hope to see revived often by the company. While its sheer number of characters stretches the company to its limits (forcing it to borrow a dancer from Houston Ballet II, Zecheng Liang, to dance the famed Bluebird...
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So, basically, I Would have ROCKED Jane Austen’s ballrooms. I knew I was born in the wrong era.
Downton without...Violet!? OR MATTHEW?!?!?! →
Say it ain’t so! People. Sign your contracts. Post haste. Please. Also: At least we know we’re getting a seasons 4 and 5!
Clusters of crocus....
purple and gold…. The first flowers of spring are here! And as such, I being singing “Come to My Garden” on a regular basis. :) (Or “Winter’s On the Wing.”) (Or, essentially, the entire Secret Garden sound track…)
I am the tortoise.– Newt Gingrich takes Georgia and has this to say. (via washingtonpoststyle)
LOVE NEVER DIES Special Interview: Anna O'Byrne →
Worth reading for the MASSIVE plot change Anna describes in the Australian production!
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in...– Oscar Wilde (via animatedcaty) (And being in one of Wilde’s plays is an A-1 theatrical experience!)
The Simple Woman's Daybook--March 5, 2012
Outside my window…a sunny day, but it started with snow on the car. The snow is gone now and it’ll be in the 50/60s midweek. Ca-ra-zy weather. Just crazy. Not that I’m really minding. :) I am wearing…jeans from Kohl’s an a blue J. Crew cashmere sweater. I am watching…The Help I am reading…Church Fathers (BXVI’s series of Wednesday audiences);...
She’s a nun, Leroy! Could you possibly have picked someone less...– Mary Margaret, Once Upon A TIme
I know love and you’re in it. It’s the most wonderful and amazing...– Belle, Once Upon A Time
Downton season III--It's HAPPENING!
This so perfectly expresses my sentiments about the Mary/Matthew Nuptials. And I LOVE Mrs. Bennet. “Oh, Mr. Bennet!” lifethroughcorrectivelenses: I love being a part of the Downton fandom. I mean where else is it socially acceptable to do research on what 1920’s era wedding suits looked like and then compare it to a grainy picture that was most likely taken from a tree? Answer:...
Friday: Rehab started—pulm rehab, because my doc wants me to do it. (Being totally honest here. It’s not like it’s a real PHYSICAL NECESSITY right this second. My lung function is around 60%, which is good for me.) Basically it’s exercise/nutrition/rec therapy/massage, all that fun stuff…most of the people I see I are fun, and it’s almost swimsuit season, so...
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This is freaking AWESOME.
Long one of the NHL's best, the Penguins' Evgeni... →