Wednesday, May 26, 2010

finished the book

and oh gee did it not get any better. though I'm really proud of myself for figuring out who somebody was way before the end. Cause I knew that, yes, Dan Brown would be that cheesy. Cheesy enough to lecture on and on so he could have 133 chapters (although I think the Epilogue was kind cheating in that respect.) and methinks someone has seen What the bleep do we Know a few too many times.


Sunday, May 23, 2010


If you plan to ever read Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol... skip this, or not cause it's about a stupidly obvious plot device.

more filler.... RTO and I took a trip up to Duncan, OK this weekend for a family get together. Anyhoo, I thought it might be nice to try to read something on the trip (We did this with The DaVinci Code, but it was a trip to, um, Kansas, I think, so we had more time to read and got all the way through it.) Anyway.... rant below.....

You're using the old, old, old "We shot him dead years ago and he's dead....... Oh wait, did we mention they never found a body?" Reallly!? Mr. Brown!!!??? Don't think I didn't notice your smug "I just needed to crank out another book to buy a beach house so here's some cliches I got from every comic book and soap opera ever written" look. Just add MASONS!!! ok, I have to admit that's fun and probably explains why I find other parts of the book to be fairly predictable. oh well, have fun living on the beach.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wish I'd had my camera

Was out walking the dogs today and RTO was quite a bit ahead of me and Roxie. Then he stopped near the edge of the foresty part of the trail and once I got close enough told me there was a snake there. I was thinking, "yeah, okay, I've seen snakes here before, no big" but then I finally spotted it and it was the biggest snake I've ever seen not in captivity. I was thinking probably three to four feet long, but also thought I might be misremembering, but RTO said he figured it was about five feet long. Anyhoo, he just stared at us as we walked by. did a quick search and think he was probably a water snake of some sort. He had a diamond pattern on his back, but I can't remember exactly what it looked like and can't remember if he was mostly dark or maybe was lighter on the bottom. oh well. we lived.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Organist story...

an interesting read.

Longtime Tampa Theatre organist Rosa Rio dies at 107


Thursday, May 13, 2010

as usual...

I was much more amused with my air-banjo routine than anyone else at rehearsal.

Also, they never like my choreography suggestions. Don't blame me for the absence of the Robot.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

no rest for the wicked...

or more likely stupid in this case....

Closed Funny Girl last night, had rehearsal for next show (Grand Night for Singing at Mesquite Community Theater) tonight and most nights til it opens in June. Had told myself I wouldn't do back to back shows again, but, well, here I am.

two weeks behind on the newspaper, won't have much, if any, time to walk the dogs and we're also supposed to be working with all the critters so that they eventually associate seeing each other with good things, like getting food or a novel toy, not bad things like chew toys and finding a hidey hole as quickly as possible.

Also, I'm looking for a treadmill for the dogs. (for when we can't get them outside for a walk)

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

and now for something completely different...

This will be my last weekend with the wig so awesome that my parents almost didn't recognize me.
and I loved this costume too, soooooo comfortable, but I only wear it for, like, 2 seconds on stage. The most awesome 2 seconds EVAR!!! heh.

and then I change immediately into costume from hell.

We're smiling because everyone survived the number.

Anyhoo, it's Funny Girl, out at Garland Civic Theatre, final four show weekend starts tomorrow and I still have a couple comps if anyone in the area is interested.


Sunday, May 02, 2010


1997 - 2010