January 12th, 2008

will ponder for food

Third (Wendy Wasserstein, 2005) [2008-01-11]

We took the #1 bus to Hynes, had dinner at Island Hopper, which was okay, and then walked to BU Theatre (right near Symphony) to see Wendy Wasserstein's Third.
Laurie Jameson is a revered, fifty-four year-old professor at an elite New England college. A pioneer in her field, Laurie's seemingly well-ordered life and career slowly become unhinged when she meets Woodson Bull, III (whose friends call him "Third"), an articulate and conservative student wrestler. Laurie and Third face off in a series of confrontations over politics, ethics, and Shakespeare, forcing her to reevaluate many of her long-held beliefs. Are the differences between us really as clear as we think?
It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I liked it a lot.  Everyone else all week was like, "I'm so excited about Friday!" and I was like, "Well yeah, 'cause it's Friday -- oh yeah, we actually have plans," but actually watching the play? especially the first like 45 minutes, I was really really excited and glad that we had ended up seeing this.

The opening few paragraphs?  I was like, "YES!  That is Smith.  That is where I come from.  That is why I use the terminology I do."

Setting: "A small New England college.  Academic year 2002-2003."
I knew the play was from 2005 (why can I not find a published version?) but hadn't realized it was set so contemporarily.  I was like, "I remember academic year 2002-2003."

I'm too tired to even wanna make brief commentary, so possibly I'll edit in a cut-tag later.
hermione by oatmilk

"I'm pro-choice, and I recycle."

I left the house around 7:10 this morning and by about 7:25 (partway down Holland St.) it was seriously raining.  As Katie and I crossed the bridge on the way to work, we were like, "Was that lightning?" and then we heard thunder, so yeah.

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"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy." -mylittleredgirl [more info]

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
-Psalm 118:24

Five good things about today:
1. Eric reminded me that The Sarah Connor Chronicles start this weekend -- Pilot: Sunday @ 8pm ET, Episode 2: Monday @ 9pm ET (on FOX).  [I still haven't sorted my videotaping situation -- had let it languish due to the strike -- so do I peace out of CWM dinner relatively quickly on Sunday?]
2. Pasta for lunch.
3. Wendy Wasserstein's Third
4. Ian.
5. The scheduling conflicts I caught today got resolved by the end of the workday today.  W00t!

Three things I did well today:
1. I caught a bunch of scheduling conflicts.  Okay, I should have caught them yesterday, but they're still a couple weeks off, so the day delay is not a big deal.
2. Successfully executed a social outing.
3. I provided guest parking passes for a needy friend :)

Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
1. Doing some errands.
2. Getting some sleep.