January 23rd, 2013

Angry White Poodle

Stuff and stuff and allergies

Yesterday I made it through the day pretty well but got very woozy and wobbly on the train to Wimbledon. Not sure why train riding is such hard work but I was heading toward badville, yet better than a few weeks ago (was it only two?) in that I didn't feel tempted to sit on the floor. The goal was Rocky Horror Show at the New Wimbledon Theatre, which was fun (and deserves an entry on its influence in my life). I must say I did rather enjoy seeing all of the young folks dressed up in their Rocky finery - a male Columbia was particularly fetching. It was thankfully short but still a long way back to Tooting. By the end of the night my face had gone blotchy, so the hives are still having their way with me and I am nowhere near being ready to start weaning myself off my meds yet.

I saw this article on Highly Sensistive Persons and am noting it here because I want to share it with someone, but, well, they cut me off so I don't want to be all stalkery and send an unwanted email, but maybe in a year or two it will be okay. I thought I would be an HSP but I'm just plain old thin skinned, which isn't a "thing," it's just something to live through.
Movie reel

Review: The Rocky Horror Show; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Roxie Hart

Last night my roommate and I met up in Wimbledon to see the Rocky Horror Show, which was a great flashback as well as a darned fun night out for 10 pounds. I really should have written up the review for the show I saw Saturday, but since this one is only in town for a few days, I thought it was better to give it a little publicity while people still had a chance of seeing it. There's a show at 5:30 on Friday that I think has some very cheap tickets available; check it out if gender bending mad scientists in corsets rock your boat.

Tonight I went and saw Roxie Hart at the BFI with Jason, and my, what a difference a real star makes! I've seen several versions of Chicago (including a silent, I believe), but in none of them was Roxie performed by such an incredible talent as Ginger Rogers. Her tap dance scenes in the courthouse were amazing!

On the way back south, I finished The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and passed it on to Jason with the promise that it was a cross between Aunt Dan and Lemon and Picnic at Hanging Rock. With that kind of recommendation, I'm sure he'll read it; I certainly enjoyed it, and despite its little size, it's given me enough to chew on for ages.