Results tagged “Theatre” from Kazza the Blank One
Friday I finally got one of my new firewalls live. Seemed to all work ok. Now think I may make our (my) deadlines.
Friday night a cool change came through which was *heavenly*. I opened the entire house up and the relief was amazing. Dropped into Kit's briefly in the evening (she fed us a couple of slices of Aldi/enhanced pizza which was just what we needed and saved us ordering evil pizzas).
Saturday was a trip to the Canberra Show, but I'll save that for another post. Got home completely wrecked (on our feet for about seven hours, 16000 steps, with only a rest at Zierholz in the middle). Needed to just *sit* for a while to recover. Started watching Back to the Future III, but ended up down at Kit's for a while cause she had some friends over. Got to bed on time, but woke up in the middle of the night for an hour or so.
Today just houseworkey stuff and shopping. In the afternoon we watched Das Rheingold. This was a production Stu saw at Dendy a while back by the New York Met. It was quite well done (although lonnnng heh). Stu cooked home-made salt and pepper squid for dinner and we finished watching Back to the Future III.
Also this weekend (as well as watching some House - we're into season 8 now), we started watching Fuller House. I loved Full House as a teenager and they're doing a remake. It was chocked full of references to the old show, and they have a couple of serious digs at the Olsen twins. It's a little bit more adult focussed - not quite as family friendly I don't think. Hoping that it finds its own feet though and not just a complete remake of the original series.
On Friday night I went along with Kit and Ben to see Of Mice and Men.
But let me backup a minute.
A few months ago I was looking at Kit's bookshelf and happened across the book by John Steinbeck. I'd never read it before. Never even knew the story. So I borrowed it and read it a little while ago. Like I said I knew nothing about the story. I *did* know that Warner Bros cartoons referenced it ("Of Rice and Hen" anyone?).
So I'm a few pages into the book and it's like I'm watching a Warner Bros cartoon. Lennie sounded *exactly* like a cartoon. I swear, whenever Lennie said anything it was with the voice of Mel Blanc.
Seriously. Listen to these.
So having only just read the book, I was quite surprised to find the play was almost identical to the book. Except the dude who played Lennie should have been bigger ;)
Also, amazingly, my legs didn't play up during the show. But I attribute that to the glass of champagne I had just before going in, and another one at intermission.
Woke up at 6:15 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so quite sleepie now...