Sunday, May 31, 2009

yes, i'm stealing pictures from my sister's facebook page....

she's got a new arrival!

no word on a name yet.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

RTO comments on Orfeo ed Euridice

RTO: um, do they often have women play men?

MK: yeah, the conductor just mentioned that this was originally written for a castrati.

RTO: oh, I guess you don't find many of those around today.


RTO: well, of course she's Love, she's wearing a pink sparkly shirt.


RTO: Have we seen her (Stephanie Blythe) in something before?

MK: um


MK: not on TV, no. she was Carmen when I was in the chorus in Tulsa.

RTO: oh. I see she's maintained her build.

MK: oh yeah.


You can hear an excerpt and see a few pics with the NYT review, here. I remember when I listened to an album a while back, I wasn't terribly moved, but seeing it really made a difference. I really enjoyed this, the acting and dancing and chorus made a big impact.


Friday, May 29, 2009

um, maybe I will visit NY again...

in The Column today:

....Two major Hollywood box-office draws will join forces in the fall for a new
Broadway play.

The New York Post reports that Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Daniel Craig (James
Bond) will co-star in Keith Huff's A Steady Rain.

No official announcement about the production has been made; however, should it
come to pass the drama will likely be the hottest ticket of the fall season.

Barbara Broccoli, who was a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang producer, will produce the
Broadway outing.

A Steady Rain tells of two seasoned cops whose lifelong friendship is severely
tested when a seemingly routine domestic disturbance call results in the death
of a young boy. When the horrific truth of the situation is revealed, one of the
two must take the blame for the fatal mistake.


had our first beginner class last night. It was kinda strange because when we first got there the instructor told us that there were two others that had signed up, but neither of them could make it, so we wouldn't really get started til next week. Then a few minutes later some new people showed up with a little black puppy named Chloe. anyhoo, we worked on making eye contact/getting Roxie's attention. and sitting, which she kinda already knows. They're teaching us to use hand signals and a clicker rather than vocal cues.

The fun part was watching Chloe play with Roxie and nobody got eaten.


Monday, May 25, 2009

RTO comments on Thais....

RTO: They should have had her sing Salome.

MK: I don't think she's quite the right voice for that.

RTO: yeah, that's not what I'm talking about.

MK: I know. Renee's pretty.

The sound and picture isn't very good in this clip, but it gives you an idea. She's one of those that is very easy for me to watch because she makes everything look effortless. It's like she just opens her mouth and the sound falls out. I know some complain that she gets sloppy sometimes (and I've heard some really entertaining things like towards the end of this clip), but I don't think this production was one of those


Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's supposed to rain again soon.

which will make walking interesting. This is from a few weeks ago. and the place had finally dried out this week. oh well.

These geese were hissing at Roxie. heh.

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another weird day

it must be something about life insurance. got up around ten thirty cause someone was supposed to be here at 11 to take blood. Anyhoo, she had some traffic trouble and got here around 11:30 instead. I felt all groggy most of the time and conked out shortly after she left and slept til 6:30.

another day of weird dreams. Mostly, I was cranky because I knew I was going to die soon from who knows what, just general boredness, I guess, and these people kept making me go places. At one point I was at a concert cause the composer was a friend of mine. (He'd been the one that made me go) But then after the concert I was talking to some lady and she mentioned the composer and I was all, "that's not the right name" and looked at the program and they'd given someone else credit for it, and my friend was all "Let's just get you out of here." so I was cranky some more in the car and then there was a party at my house and there were people there from high school whose names I couldn't tell you off the top of my head.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

signs.. signs...

now that I have my cell phone with me most of the time I take pictures of things that amuse me while I'm out and about.

These showed up on every door into the theater one night. They also put signs over all the sinks and drinking fountains about washing your hands to fight spreading pig flu. The director felt the need to tell us not to take it personally. It was required for all public buildings in town.

I saw this today in an antique store. They must have a much larger bathroom than I do. plus, I doubt the humidity would be good for the comics.


Thursday, May 21, 2009


in case you haven't scrolled down the page much, I added a widget. I'm trying out a pedometer thing on my phone. Thing is, I didn't go for two walks yesterday. I walked tonight and I'd swear it was for more than a half-hour. and comparing tonight's manual mapping/pedometer mileage estimate there's almost a mile of difference. map says a something close to two and a half miles and the estimate according to steps is 1.6 miles. I may have goofed it up by not setting my phone to not go to sleep. eh, I'll give it a few more walks.


I always knew they were evil...

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures


Tuesday, May 19, 2009


my forearms are a little bit red. guess I'll have to remember sunscreen if I'm gonna walk the dog during the day.

update: oooooh , or maybe a parasol.

The other interesting bit of the day was that Roxie bolted out the front door as I was going to check the mail. But for once she didn't go very far (only to the corner) aaaaand, she came back pretty quickly. probably cause I was in my dog walking clothes, so she knew we'd be going out, but she needed the leash.

update 2: Other things I've noticed are pink

1. my forehead
2. the "bright colors" load of laundry. stupid new red skirt.


when the bike helmet does nothing...

was out walking Roxie at the park and heard some kid crash his bike. Once I got to where I could see him, he was crawling out from under the bleachers behind the backstop. Judging from that, I'm guessing he didn't realize the hill that the pavilion sits atop ends abruptly with a three foot drop into the "dugout" I thought he was probably okay since he was up and walking/running towards his mom. but she looked at him and went "Oh my God!" (from what I could tell, he'd hurt his right eye cause he had his hand over it) He was being taken care of, so I kept walking. bout the time we hit Kittyhawk I heard sirens and it sounded like they stopped where the park would be. poor kid. OTOH, other kids will probably think he looks cool with an eye patch.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

um... and RTO thought my rendition of Suicide is Painless was wrong...

you really should listen til the end.

found via nfcs


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Roxie, Rockstar!

to start at the beginning... last Saturday, I'm checking my phone between shows and there are two messages from RTO. He'd been working in the yard and accidentally left the garage door open and Roxie took off. (Wasn't sure what calling me was supposed to accomplish, he told me later he thought maybe I would know where she usually goes. um, no, she's pretty random.) Anyhoo, someone in our neighborhood saw her and picked her up because she looked confused and then they called the house. RTO picked her up shortly after that. (When I got home that night, there were four messages on the machine and they were quite entertaining. Message 1: "I have your dog", Message 2: "I hear you calling for her, I hope you check your messages soon" Message 3: "I still have Roxie" Message 4: "Roxie. She's at my house, call me")

Anyway, we were out for a walk tonight and hear this other person with a dachsund coming up behind us, so I'm trying to get Roxie out of the way and then the person says "Is that Roxie?" Ha ha, yes, it's the lady that caught her Saturday.

Then about half way through our walk, there's this group fishing and one guy sees us and asks "So, you found your dog?" I guess he'd been working out in his yard Saturday and RTO asked if he had seen her.

I'm a mess!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

whatever I did last night, I hope I don't do it again anytime soon...

have been just worn out all day. slept til almost one thirty, but was having this really intense dream and was hoping I would finish it. It started out with me on some college campus and these two guys in a light blue ford truck try to run me over, but I managed to run into a building, but then they got out and shot me. and then I was all, "I'm not dead?" and this voice told me "no, this is going to happen six months from now" so I spent the rest of the dream trying to help these two detectives track the two guys down and one of them keeps showing up and killing people (even blew up a building) and getting away and I think at some point one of the detectives was killed. and there was something about corn and my name was Carla Ross and I was upset that my friend had disappeared as well.

anyhoo, my head hurt most of the day. still went out and got a new microwave, though. w007!


cause I know how much Carin loves Tool...

It's only $75,000! and you too could "*Take shrooms and cruise Hollywood in Danny from TOOL's Lamborgini" and that's only part of the package! ;D

Anyhoo, saw an interview of this guy (Josh Freese) on Red Eye the other night. you can get his album for only seven dollars as well.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Let's see if this works...

a mash-up of things that make me laugh.

excellent... found via SarahWW on twitter. They have some really funny ones on the main site.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

for some reason this one made me giggle uncontrollably

at Cake Wrecks.

It's too bad they didn't meet the lady who made it.


babies! chili!

MK: thanks, your comment reminded me of a movie quote.

RTO: what movie has a quote about lumpy headed babies?

MK: Mr. Mom. not lumpy heads. babies and chili.


MK: I saw that movie a few times...

RTO: so what's the quote?

MK: "Are you crazy? You don’t feed a baby chili!"

RTO: Well, I guess it's a good thing you saw that movie, so you learned that.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Black Lab, round 2

Took Roxie to the vet today for a check-up. Fortunately, there weren't any other critters in the waiting room when we got there. But as we came out of the exam room, this black lab came lumbering up to us and then everybody lunged (Roxie launched off my foot and i have a very nice scratch) BL's owner and the receptionist finally show up and BL's owner says, "Oh hey, I think I saw you at the lake this weekend" um, yeah and you're still not controlling your dog. I didn't really get a chance to say anything to him because I figured getting Roxie out of sight was more important. I don't know if it's something she does or what that sets other dogs off, but I'm hoping the training class helps.


Monday, May 04, 2009

today's randomness...

signed Roxie up for a training class at Petsmart today. after the black lab incident this weekend, I figured I should at least try to get her to behave civilly.

Carlos is currently determined to lean on my shoulder (he's half on the arm of the couch, half on my shoulder). which is strange. I think he got annoyed that I kept clicking and typing while he had his head on my arm.

speaking of clicking I spent an hour or two today looking at art by Yoriko Yoshida can't read most of the stuff on that page, so I'm not sure about what medium they're using, but they make some interesting juxtapositions. if you don't have long, check out the "tenpura" section to see what I mean.

and in case you don't do the facebook thing... here's my latest cupcake project.

RTO came up with the "finger" idea. I wanted to do something Sweeney Todd related. Anyhoo, the cupcakes were red velvet with cream cheese frosting and the fingers are sugar cookies with almond slivers and red gel icing.


Saturday, May 02, 2009

RTO only has to suffer a few seconds of Christmas music now....

and usually, I recognize them and skip ahead before he knows it.

I found this a couple weeks ago at Half Price Books.

It's very basic, but does it's job from across the living room.


if only I had some more free time this weekend...

Just watched La Rondine. and was poking around the Met's site to get some more details of the production and found out they're having a free Met Player weekend. I've still got two operas eating up DVR space that I told RTO I would try to watch while he's at drill this weekend.


Friday, May 01, 2009

sitting here on the couch..

and maggie started chattering. Looked out the back door and there was a cardinal staring back. couldn't get my camera in time, though.


see what you're missing?

people have been having a lot of fun with my hair this show.

two more weekends. and I still have a few comps if anyone would like to see it for free.