happy Easter to all, and to all a good night!
BTW, everyone should read Shel Silverstein's new book (posthumus) Runny Babbit
. Such a bonderful wook! Thanks, Mom...we know you sent it because of the part about the "sea poup".
Instead of making them in the shape of nests for Easter, the Squirtus and I tried our hand at some rice krispie sushi...
Quite tasty, as Jessie clearly shows...
This was, of course, right after we'd gotten back from seeing Robots
. I'm surprised we managed to get to sleep last night, what with all the sugar. And more sugar. Oh, and sugar.
The Squirtus is coming today! She gets a four-day weekend for Easter, so we're going to have good sister time. We'll probably watch a bunch of movies from our smaller days (I think The Rocketeer
and Drop Dead Fred
are on the docket), go thrifting, and spend some sunny moments at the Lake Campus (if the thunder showers hold off!).
All the cherry trees are in bloom around here and, besides being gorgeous, they smell heavenly. I'm turning into my grandmother, and have been pruning other people's trees for them...
Lydia and I went to hear Don Miller (author of Blue Like Jazz
, amongst other things) speak last night, and were so impressed. I want to get a recoding of the talk and make everyone I know listen to it. Hilarious, interesting, irreverent, and surprisingly smart...the 900 Room was packed.
Yay! I get my house back today! Not that I'm glad to see the RSC go, but frankly I miss my own bed. The performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona
I saw on Saturday was fantastic (so fun to see all the same actors in entirely different roles), and I ended up running into some good friends from college that I hadn't seen in a long time, so we had some fun catch up time while watching the end of the Wake/WV game. North Carolina certainly is basketball country, and with UNC, NC State, and Duke all in the sweet sixteen, all the rivalries are starting to come out.
A short poem in honor ot the weather:
It actually snowed this morning.
Yesterday I wore sandals.
March is such an odd month.
Thanks to the RSC for a fantastic performance of Julius Caesar
last night...and it only took me half the play to realize that it was indeed the Ides of March! They staged it with a sort of industrial warehouse feel, which certainly cut down on the set (scaffolding) and costumes (leather jackets take up less room than patrician togas) that they had to ship over from Britain. And was pretty powerful, what with all the yelling and flashing lights.
Apparently, Tim Burton is having a yard sale today in Azuza, Ca. I suppose that by the time i flew there this morning, all the good stuff would be gone already. It would probably just be Batman stuff and leftover clay. But it's not too late to celebrate the fact that he has two
movies coming out this year...Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
of course, but also The Corpse Bride
. Naturally, both starring Johnny Depp (and Helena Bonham-Carter). The Jessie and I are very excited.