Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Finish Line

Well, I'm not really at the finish line yet, but I am enjoying my first day off work where I haven't had to go work on the set in a long time. The show opens tomorrow night, and while most of my work is done, I'll still have to go in every Friday to remount the set and then take it down again at the end of every weekend. Here's how the set is looking:

How shall I spend my day? I had planned on a big celebratory bacon n' schmeggs breakfast, but I just started frying up the bacon (which is very old, because I haven't had many opportunities for big bacon n' schmegg breakfasts lately) and it smells really funky. So I have aborted the celebratory breakfast idea. Perhaps I'll have a celebratory Chinese lunch instead. I also need to pay our utilities bill. And I might do some shopping.

The ol' ear is still ringing. It seems like it might be a little better today than it was yesterday.

Also, I found out today that local NPR personality (and frequent B&N customer) Marc Steiner has been fired from our local NPR station. Sucky. He's a real nice guy, and has been a pretty important local media figure here for a long time. Anyway, if you're at all interested in Marc Steiner, read all about the hullaballoo here.

And you can tell I've been busy because, Jesus Christ, the new season of LOST started last week and I haven't even had time to write about it! My thoughts:
a) my god, it seems like the writing has gotten worse. The dialogue sucks.
b) the story is still good, and it's what keeps me tuning in (or illegally downloading).

This guy is on LOST now (at least, he was in the season premiere.) You might recognize him from THE WIRE, but I recognize him from the B&N, where he has purchased stuff from time to time. So now I know one of the LOST cast members, which makes me both cool and lame.

Also, I've been listening to an album called The Animal Years, by Josh Ritter, which was recommended to me by Teresa and burned for me by Patrick. It's a damn good, straightforward, singer-songwriter type CD. Some sample lyrics that stood out when I first listened:
"The lake was a diamond in the valley's hand," and "The keys to the kingdom are locked inside the kingdom." Good stuff.

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