March 14th, 2006

hipster me

"but without all the acceptance of getting by..."

Fought with PowerPoint today.  That was probably the big accomplishment.

During my down time I had difficulty focusing, so I didn't really make any dent in my To Read (and respond to) List.  Did do some more entry-tagging.  Love the tag rename function so much.  It means I can put descriptive tags on and then later figure out how to systematize them.

P.S. I had the best white board evar.

My major non-work accomplishment was remembering to check housingmaps.com
I'm excited about this.

P.S. Reminder: Adam Baldwin (Jayne from Firefly, Hamilton from Angel) is on Bones (i.e. that show Angel David Boreanaz is on) tomorrow [Wednesday] night (9pm Eastern, on FOX).
choose to be [unhappyending]

[Lent: day 14/40]

Israelite
-Bob Franke

chorus:

Israelite, O Israelite
Israelite, O Israelite
Israelite, O Israelite

Nobody suffers here another night
Say to paralyzed, take up your bed and walk.
Say to the silent, now raise your voice and talk.
Say to the blind, look up and find your sight.
Do not linger here, O Israelite.

Chorus

Heed not your sorrow, look forward to your hope.
Don't mourn for paradise, just take each day and cope.
Build up the future each day with your own hand,
Keep on walkin' to the Promised Land.

Chorus

Don't live in fear of the armies of the night,
Be of good courage. Look forward to the light.
Take up your rod and staff, and struggle for the right.
You will find your path, O Israelite.

Chorus




Purim ended tonight at sundown, and there was a piece in the NYT.  I'd been thinking of using a Bob Franke song and had been thinking "Love Bravely, Elizabeth" [lyrics] or "For Real" [lyrics] (much though I love it, "After the Fall" didn't feel quite right -- oh, looking at my mp3s now, I could have used "A Velveteen Love Song") but in pulling up the lyrics to help decide I saw "Israelite," which I often get stuck in my head, and it got me thinking about something I've written about before -- how so many Christian hymns use the language of "Israel" -- and about the covenant being expanded to include the Gentiles (something which always makes me think of my sacrifice paper [with Buffy version; without]) and ideas about being God's Chosen People.
you think you know...

I lied.

I just told someone Huntington still didn't have their New Play Reading series schedule up, but I just went to check and lo, it is up.  (I swear I last checked like yesterday.)

Kind Hearts and Coronets is Thursday, April 6, so I think I'll be skipping that.
Persephone is Friday, so that's a go.
Voyeurs de Venus is Saturday at 3, so I think that's a go.  (Does that work for you, polymexina?)
Property is Saturday at 8.  I think I'm passing on that one.
And the two Sunday shows weren't listed on the flyer I got.  The Atheist at 2pm and Mauritius at 7pm.  Neither one particularly appeals to me, though.

So I'm looking at:
Friday, April 7, 8pm
Persephone
by Noah Haidle
Guiseppe is trying to carve an image of the Greek goddess Demeter from an unyielding block of marble – she’s the love of his life. Little does he know, he’s also the love of hers. But relationships are hard, especially when stretched over centuries. Noah Haidle, author of Off Broadway’s Mr. Marmalade, brings his trademark irreverence and eccentricity to this unusual comedy.

Saturday, April 8, 3pm
Voyeurs de Venus
by Lydia Diamond (Huntington Playwriting Fellow)
Directed by Emma Griffin
Sara, a black scholar specializing in pop culture, is writing a book about Saartjie Bartmaan, derogatorily known as the Hottentot Venus. Or, she’s trying to. Sara’s own issues of racial identity emerge as she struggles to recount Saartjie’s life to a largely white audience, while Sara navigates a minefield of personal intimacies between her husband and lover. Past and present merge as the women’s stories collide in this piercing drama.
Accompaniment welcome.