Thursday, January 28, 2010

How to report the news...

there's a bad word in there somewhere. just warning you.

yeah, I'm getting lazy. just posting videos cause I don't want to be all whiny. okay, maybe just a little bit... supposed to be opening night, but there's no way i can go two hours without having a coughing fit and I have no voice anyway. *sigh*


Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I need to actually read some Lovecraft, not just rely on all my geeky friends for info.

via SarahWW


hmmmm, I'll have to look into this further at some point....


via sdferr and dicentra in pw comments.


who knew economics could be entertaining?

via lots o' people I know.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

since I really don't want to bother the stage manager...

just got an email saying we're allowed to have a "SMALL water bottle (6 oz or so)" on stage. but the 6 oz, struck me as odd, so I did a search and this was one of the first hits. I'm hoping she made a typo, or it might be really funny to show up with the hamster one. It's chew proof!


um, can anyone explain this to me?


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

such a happy kitteh

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


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yes, I'm still the DVR Nazi

MK: Why are you recording all this stuff?

RTO: what do you mean?

MK: um, there's HD movies and the DVR says it's 85% full.


MK: Taken is already in the netflix queue.*


MK: The Time Machine, you can watch on your own time, cause we've seen it. But, apparently it was so good you don't remember it.

RTO: well, why do we have these premium channels if we aren't going to watch them?

MK: they were free for three months and the cable lady was pushy.

*I checked later and it's even the next thing coming


Saturday, January 16, 2010

I'm still alive....

just rehearsing a LOT.

In Concert
January 28, 29, 30, 31, 2010
at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Hall


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Roxie, Sophie and the "small pet door"

a dramatic (p)re-enactment


Friday, January 08, 2010

Since RTO is out of town...

I finally got around to watching the Met HD broadcast of Tosca. I read a few stories about this particular production and how patrons weren't particularly happy with it. For me, it was, um, meh. It had it's moments, but for the most part I found myself asking "Why?" through most of it. of course this could be a lot of my Karita Matilla bias coming through. They kept talking about what a great actress she is, and I just can't get past the fact that she looks like she's in pain when she hits the high notes. Overall, I think the director let most of the singers get too cartoony in their portrayal particularly Tosca and Scarpia. I had a hard time finding him menacing and a little too much on the perv side. And Tosca flailed around a bit much and she had this weird tiptoeing thing in the second act like "Oh, I'm swooning... but I need to be further over here to hit my mark" The very end kinda rocked except it was poorly timed. It was another "Why is she doing that?" moment until you see that "oh, she needed to kill some time before jumping" So, I found a clip of it here. The bit I'm talking about starts at about 5:50.

if you have time to kill, check out the comments at the pbs link, the ones that didn't like it are hilarious. My fave:

Martina Arroyo once said that where she comes from, you don’t stand around after you kill a guy…you run! I wish she’d directed Mattila’s Tosca, who did everything but brew coffee and text her girlfriends after killing Scarpia....


Thursday, January 07, 2010

I know my family uses it

but I'm most peeved with Skype at the moment. There's a fraudulent charge on my credit card from them, but there is no way to contact them without having a skype account (which I don't have, and really don't want to sign up for at this point because, well, fraudulent credit card charge) But the bank says I have to contact them before I can dispute the charge. This is going to be fun.


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

um... mom?

Would you happen to know anything about this? I notice they are Muscovy ducks, which this article says:

Some South Floridians might actually be applauding the mysterious duck hunter for targeting the Muscovy ducks, who are as much a nuisance as any other animal in the neighborhood. They're ugly, bold and won't move out the way when you are driving down the street.

Hmmmm, where have I heard that lately?



Monday, I named her Sadie, but today she's telling me she'd rather be called Sophie. we'll see...

Woo Hoo!!!

Where R Kittehs?

oh gee, she's stupid

Worst. Idea. EVAR!!!

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

picture randomness

I'll have to pace myself here.... I took a ton of pictures in Florida... I guess I'll start with the Christmas ones...

Did not notice how angry this cardinal looked til I saw the picture. RTO says I should paint a baseball bat in there somewhere.

Mom sent me a smaller, non-musical tree like this, I can't remember where it's from. Somewhere in Europe.

Did someone mention that the angel playing the organ has no pants on and I missed it? just wondering.

Reindeers from Sweden. They seem to be multiplying as there's more every time I visit.

The Flamingo Tree

The "Real Tree"