November 23rd, 2003

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One AM and Surf's Up (review of Déjà Donné)

Worthy Opponent decided to see Arab Strap tonight, leaving me home to read It Happened on Broadway (I actually found reading about the original production of Oklahoma kind of tearjerking) and surf like I'm not already online for a minimum of forty hours a week. There's a great story about dating in the internet age I'm going to have to wait until I get to work to finish. I also got really caught up in reading about Neil Gaiman, god knows why (although I'd guess that having his blog on my friends list is at the heart of the problem), which led to reading about his work on first amendment cases that have put cartoonists and cartoon store owners IN AMERICA in jail. How depressing.

At any rate: tonight we decided to go see Déjà Donné at On the Boards (after almost bagging in favor of going to a movie). After last night's lame fest, it was great to see a show that was just "good." Collapse ) Afterwards we chatted with Brett Fetzer again, and I'm remembering now that he thought that adapting my favorite album of my childhood, The Point, into a stage play would be a good thing. I'd like to actually write about something substantial and not just do review stuff which I enjoy as a creative outlet but doubt will stand the test of time - like a play or a book would.

Wow, look, that took so long to write that he's made it home ...
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Sunday, rain all day, shopping, little motivation

I've got the first batch of Thanksgiving shopping done, and I now have all the ingredients I need to make the cranberry chutney, although I'm still woefully short of potatoes and onions and would very much like to find a blue squash still. I need to remember to get things put away though - I think the dogs would find pecans and pie crust very interesting.

After doing close to nothing all day long we made it over to Chris and Mauries, where we met up with Cathy. We were served Chris' chile and Maurie's homemade pumpkin pie ("Would that be a stick of butter in the crust?" "Yes.") and played a game of Catan. Worthy Opponent won, then I departed (for a shower and responsible poodle walking, neither of which I have yet done) while they played on. It's stopped raining at last, so it looks like NOW would be the crucial moment to take the dogs out to get nice and muddy. Then, perhaps, I will take a bath.