4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.Had a weird/interesting dream about being drafted as a WWE writer.
There was lack of plowed/shoveled sidewalks walking to the library at noon -- and I purposely went via Washington rather than Winslow. I disapprove.
I'm going to Foxwoods Sun. Jan. 22. Yeah free booze.
I went to the Ansel Adams exhibit at the MFA. It was okay. It was so crowded (and dude, how many tickets do they sell before they consider a time slot sold out?) that you basically had to literally wait in line to see the images -- and sometime it was unclear which direction a line was moving in, which was particularly frustrating. One of his most famous ones is Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico which I hadn't seen before, but it's also one of the larger ones, so I would have liked to move around it a lot but I felt rude doing so since of course a slew of other people were also looking at it at any given time.
I also spent about an hour going through other parts of the museum. One painting I saw was inspired by a line from Boccaccio's Decameron -- "Bocca bacciata non perde ventura / anzi rinnova come fa la luna." (The MFA's translation went something like "Lips once kissed lose not their freshness. It always returns, like the moon.")
Kate called me randomly, 'cause it had been "eons," "decades," over 2 months since we had last spoken. And I called Ari. Yay people. Though I'm like, "I have nothing to say" when I call people, even though I do wanna talk to them.
For dinner, I got a pinto bean burrito at Qdoba and didn't hate it. Go me. And See's Candy was giving out free samples.
an offbeat, loving story of the holidays: parties, presents, friends, family, barflies, crippling depression and feelings of inadequacy. Plus the end of the world."I have a message!" zomg, you are so cute. (round features/young face, light brown hair in mini-buns, thrift store chic outfit) you win.
I had assumed the woman featured in the poster was the one with the negative spiral, but no, that's everyone around her.
"I knew I shoulda killed her with a rock."
"Are you married?"
"Not very. Not now."
"Somebody from work?"
"Ah. Somebody from life."
In one of her speeches, Heliadora explains that according to some people, the end has already come and gone and we who remain lingering are just watching the credits, "wondering what the Best Boy does." I squeed. I still have the t-shirt Jackie made me for that play.
"Perhaps they feel unworthy -- either that or they're mean." -Dora, on why some people run from being loved
Dora: "Are you familiar with post-millenial molecular restructuring?"
Dora, cutting to the chase: "You think he's screwing around?"
Dora: "Pretend you know me."
The program was designed like a take-out menu, which was neat.
"The lofty goal at Rough & Tumble is to make theater that people will actually enjoy -- not later, in intellectual rumination, but now -- right now -- in the actual moment of watching it."
"Kortney is a former environmental engineer who defected to the arts when she discovered that actors were allowed to do things on stage that are considered rude or felonious in polite society. Plus, she likes to sleep in. [...] She thanks her family and friends for their tireless support and for laughing at her jokes and not her career choices."
"He has directed what he considers quite a large number of shows, pretty much all under the mighty Rough & Tumble aegis. He's not perfectly clear on whether this demonstrates a passionate, single-minded pursuit of a maverick vision for theater or more that he really, really doesn't like to ask other people for a job. Or maybe those two are somehow related? Discuss."
Queer Soup is doing Home Jan. 14-Feb. 4! I absolutely must go. Company?
Oh, taking a late train home. Always interesting company. Last night's installment featured tiny drunk white girls "jammin' "
Inside the train car there was a poster for a movie (Country Boys? tagline was something about "finding out who they are and who they could become") and the main picture was a view from the back of two boys walking along a railroad track and someone had scrawled "no walking on the tracks" on the poster. I was happified.