Sunday, December 13, 2009
Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies!?!?!
Another marathon Christmas Rehearsal today. The play is coming along nicely - I mean, the principal actors (including our star) are doing well, but really, we're not ready. This coming Friday night was supposed to be our Dress Rehearsal, with the performance the following Sunday (Dec 20), but I had to make the call to bump Dress Rehearsal to Saturday and make Friday Night a more traditional practice. Hate to do it, but it needs to be done.
Seems like everyone is taking a break this weekend, both from reading and writing blogs. I don't blame you all... I'd be doing the same if I didn't feel obligated to do the "every day" thing... I really don't have anything to say - my mind is so elsewhere right now... the play, the novel and the game Borderlands have been occupying my mind lately. I hate just hopping on here to ramble inanely; I wish I had something to say.
I did add another Scrabble partner to my short-list of people I play Facebook Scrabble with. Beth A. is quite the formidable opponent... I have yet to beat her. She's a Scrabble beast. So that makes Cathy O., Mike D., and Beth A. as my current Scrabble Dueling Partners... I have a side game going with Havah as well, to try and provide a diversion for her... she's still dealing with her family issues; keep her in your prayers, if you will...
I did find a funny Star Wars pic for y'all...
Well, I thought it was funny anyway...
I also got the other disc in the Beatles doc about "composing the Beatles songbook," which covers the period of 1966 until they broke up in 1970... it was interesting to see the way they changed. My "friend" that was reading me the riot act for being a Christian and liking the Beatles made the argument that the Beatles were responsible for leading society into a bunch of sin, and that the "innocent" songs that they put out were anything but innocent... I don't know... the impression I get is that the Beatles were just 4 talented dudes that made great music, and that rather than they being leaders, spearheading the counter-cultural movement, they were just caught up in it like everyone else, and actually were ultimately destroyed by it (as far as band cohesion). Sure, John Lennon got pretty hooked on the drugs, and somewhat (IMHO) confused by the mixed messages of the various facets of the counter-cultural movement, but they hardly struck me as leaders or even key figures in the movement. Seems, like I said, that they were chewed up and spit out by the movement. Hardly the conniving, conspiratorial, evil people that my friend would seem to have me believe.
I guess that's neither here nor there. I don't plan on talking to him about it again - this was more a journey of discovery on my part than anything.
So that's that. I hope you are all doing well. Happy holidays, and all that.