Well anyway, fast-forward (zoom zoom zoom) I was out yesterday at one of those events in a west philadelphia basement where they feed belligerent drunks to enormous alligators in a very one sided "wrestling match" and when i got home after winning some not-inconsiderable stack of cash (I always bet on the alligator) there was a HUGE package waiting for me.
How very thoughtful. And JUST last week, trillian_stars and I did some home improvement that made us move a large piece of art out of the hallway and we were wondering what we'd put in its place.
We just got back from seeing Tom Stoppard's play "Rock and Roll" -- Trillian will probably have a more through (and erudite) review -- I found it sadly labored and ... rather extremely long. It did pick up towards the end but the first act was ... too much like watching a play. We've been spoiled by some exquisite theater lately and the fact that I was watching a play, rather than being a fly on a wall kept bouncing up in front of me like an elephant in combat boots doing the Electric Slide. So sad after that amazing performance of W!t we saw recently on a stage about 1/10th the size with an audience on an equally reduced scale (and tickets priced accordingly as well). There were some nice performances from some of the actors, and I liked the ending -- but overall, I felt that I'd snubbed three other plays, in smaller venues, that I could have seen for the same price.