Weekend Plans Post: Musical Theater Theory


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  1. Michael Cain says:

    Commuter rail service to my Denver suburb finally opened, two-and-a-half years late. One of the features is that it’s an 18-minute ride from the station closest to my house to Union Station downtown, a few-minute ride on the free shuttle, and a two-block walk to the Performing Arts Complex. No downtown driving or parking hassles. As I am officially an oldster now, round-trip fare is $3.00. The Buell Theatre (the big one outfitted for flashy Broadway shows) will include Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, and Jesus Christ Superstar this year. Hamilton is back for an extended run next year.

    A regional day pass that will take me anywhere the train system goes is $5.25. I’ll be spending several days in June exploring it all.Report

  2. fillyjonk says:

    I am done with classes for the semester. Next week is exam week but my finals are all written. I am trying hard this morning to find the motivation to do a tiny bit of leftover grading and some data entry but this weekend I am not doing anything work-related. I do have a potluck to prepare for on Sunday (so I will have to do a little extra cooking) but other than that, I am considering clearing the rest of the crap out of my temporarily-abandoned herb garden and making it ready for replanting (a couple of bad summers, when I wasn’t as well as I might be, I didn’t keep up with weeding and blackberry overtook everything and smothered the herbs).

    I have a tentative plan one day during exam week to take the afternoon and go to the nice family-run garden center about a half-hour south of me and see if they have anything particularly cool. I want to get a bunch of different lavenders and in the past they carried several different varieties.

    I might also finish the current quilt top and/or start a new one.Report

  3. Marchmaine says:

    I have to mow all the pasture edges (to keep the fences clean) this weekend. But I invested in some new equipment since everything seemed to finally break down last year… so mildly excited to try out the new stuff. Should be wicked fun.Report

    • Maribou in reply to Marchmaine says:

      I…. don’t remember mowing the pasture edges ever being fun, but you do you, boo.

      (Do you magically not have mosquitoes or sweat flies where you live? Or are you one of those lucky sunuvas who never gets bit / sweat-swarmed?)Report

      • Marchmaine in reply to Maribou says:

        Never really had problems with mosquitoes in the Valley… not like my time in Chicago or St. Paul… maybe the mosquitoes are angrier the further north you go. Plus the tractor is big enough now to pull the rotary mower at what feels like 55mph, so the airspeed velocity keeps the bugs off. Mostly its just the despair of large areas… when you realize that a six foot mower only mows six feet at a time (but at what feels like 55mph).Report

        • fillyjonk in reply to Marchmaine says:

          I live in Oklahoma, and the mosquitoes are pretty angry here. And we have Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, which are out during the day, which seems unfair to me (I grew up in Ohio and mosquitoes there only came out at dusk like God intended)

          I will say if I’m working with another person the mosquitoes tend to be drawn to them; for some reason mosquitoes do not like me. Maybe I eat too many onions?Report

          • JoeSal in reply to fillyjonk says:

            If the skeeters get any bigger down here, Imma start BBQ the things.Report

          • Michael Cain in reply to fillyjonk says:

            As I recall, mosquitoes (and different species) are attracted to different things. They will follow your CO2 “trail” until they get close, then respond to things in your skin. Also some people that don’t appear to get bitten as often just don’t have the allergic reaction to the enzymes mosquitoes inject. When I was a kid in Iowa during corn pollen season I was so loaded up with antihistamines that it appeared that I never got bitten — I did, but the swelling, redness, and itching were just completely suppressed.Report

          • Em Carpenter in reply to fillyjonk says:

            Asian Tiger Mosquitos! We have them in WV and I hate those little bastards!
            I go out side in the daytime bare-legged and I will look down and see four or five of them on me at a time biting the s— out of me. Daytime biters and they can breed in the tiniest amounts of water and according to the pest control company we consulted, they are basically impossible to get rid of!Report

  4. Maribou says:

    Today was the end of year luncheon for our student workers. Things went well and I kept my speech under two minutes.

    Tonight I work, tomorrow we have to get up SUPER EARLY (by my standards) to do the banking before 10 am so that I can do Free Comic Book Day in the lobby of my workplace for 3 hours and then bring the leftovers back to our local comic book shop riiiight about the time they restock. (They sponsor us, and all the local publics, so we literally get comics for free to give away for free, and all they ask is that they sticker the books. It is awesome. Also more and more I hear kids tell me ‘oh, I didn’t come to the one at (workplace) because I went to the comic shop!’ which is also awesome. We’ve known the folks at the comic shop since before we were a “we”.)

    After that I intend crash and crash hard for the weekend, not socialize, and get some major spring chores done (clothing switchover, laundry). Because next week end-of-year stuff will hit for reeeeeeeeeal plus the first of our friends’ kids to graduate high school is also graduating and aaaaaaaaaaaa. I expect peace and quiet to return around the 1st of June.

    The ebb and flow of life really doesn’t respect my ambivert desires sometimes.

    But it’ll be fun.Report

  5. Michael Cain says:

    Unexpectedly, I got to spend two hours this morning figuring out the workaround when all of my Firefox extensions — and essentially all of the Firefox extensions everywhere in the world — were disabled.

    I hadn’t realized quite how much my view of the web has changed over the years. The ads all came back. Pages loaded more slowly. The ugly typography all came back. Various sites started nagging that I had used up all of my free articles again.Report