Low Country Weekend

The boyfriend has been on an internship in Charleston, SC for the past year. This past weekend was one of the few remain trips that I will make down to the low country before he moves back here to the mountains and starts his first post-doctoral job. Thankfully he has not (yet) insisted that I call him “Doctor.”

Charleston Weekend Highlights:
– Won an eBay auction while stuck in Columbia, SC traffic. Smartphones really are the best (and more on that eBay auction later)!
– Impromptu Friday Night Karaoke led to me singing “Call Me” (Blondie) and “Rock and Roll Band” (Boston). I won an inflatable guitar because the Boston song was deemed “air guitar” worthy.
– Saturday was a lazy day with lunch at Wasabi and a viewing of Alien: Covenant. The movie was about what I expected it to be (slightly lackluster but gorgeously filmed).
– I bought Goslings Black Seal Rum and Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer so I can make Dark ‘N Stormy drinks. Yum!
– Walked on the beach at Isle of Palms with David and Bowser (which was fun). I got four blisters for my feet (which was not fun).

Here’s me with a wet and sandy Bowser after the beach walk …
Chas. and Bowser

Low Country Weekend

Political Friday

I had not realized how much George W. Bush bashing I did until looking back over the archives.

Will there be Trump bashing? Maybe … and maybe not. He’s such an easy target because of the sheer amount of stupid things he says and does. Now he’s off on his first foreign trip and is set to give a speech about Islam in Saudi Arabia. Based on just about every speech he has ever given, you have to wonder … what could possibly go wrong? And then there is the “witch hunt.” He’s says, “No politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly.” Honestly, if Trump has done nothing wrong, he should just let them investigate and quit whining about it. He certainly “doth protest too much.” It would look a lot better if he didn’t always take the bait and act like a spoiled child.

Okay. Enough political ranting.

I will leave you for the weekend with this meme …
Politics

Political Friday

Such Excitement!

“What’s been happening?” you may ask. It was a pretty lazy weekend!

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Hung out with Shortlegs and gossiped a little and talked about more adult things (jobs, home ownership, home buying). I think I miss my 20’s when it was not so “adult” more about where and when I was going to get drunk again.

SATURDAY:
PT and I walked around the lake instead of hiking as the weather was pretty gross. I dropped into Best Buy and picked up the Bob’s Burger’s Music Album on CD. I would love to have the deluxe vinyl edition but I can’t really justify spending that much money. Then I napped all afternoon and ordered cheap and sleazy Pizza Hunt for dinner. Viva la Cheap and Sleazy!

SUNDAY:
Did a little bit of work during the day and also binge watched the first season of Sense8. The show is pretty good and has a cast that is waaaaay too hot. Pictured below is that handsome German actor, Max Riemelt (shirtless, of course). He is in the show. Hubba!

Max Riemelt

And now another work week is underway …

Such Excitement!

Meanwhile …

Pet Shop Boys Reissues/Further Listening
The announcement of the long-awaited new series of Catalogue reissues, including the track-listings of Further Listening bonus albums, has been delayed for a few weeks while a few minor copyright issues are being resolved. We now expect to make a full announcement later this month. Watch this space!

Stupid excited that we are finally getting more re-issues from the Pet Shop Boys.

Meanwhile …

Updating Update

I do realize that with the blog break (i.e. I was lazy and let Instagram take over) there are a lot of events that got missed. I do hope to post some about the theater stuff I have worked on over that time (and going back to 2012) … especially since it’s been a big part of my life for a while.

If my memory is spitting out the right information, I haven’t really posted at all about (or very little about):
The Light in the Piazza (Director, 2012)
Avenue Q (Director, 2013)
Other Desert Cities (Director, 2014)
Urinetown: The Musical
(Director, 2014)
Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Director, 2016)
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Death and the Maiden (Actor, 2015)
Company (Actor, 2015)
The Fox on the Fairway (Actor, 2015)
Twelve Angry Men (Actor, 2016)
Into the Woods (Actor, 2016)
God of Carnage (Actor, 2017)

Sheesh. That’s 11 shows in five years.

Updating Update

OMG!

Wonder Woman Television Soundtrack
La La Land Records is releasing a limited edition 3-CD set featuring original scores from the classic 70’s Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter. The set also includes a 28-Page booklet with exclusive liner notes by writer John Takis and a forward by Wonder Woman comic author and authority, Andy Mangels. On sale May 9th at 12 noon PST.

I. AM. ALL. OVER. THIS!

OMG!

Cancer Sucks

Been kind of a tough week so far. I found out Monday evening that a friend (who figures pretty heavily in a lot of events on this blog) has been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. I am not going to say much more than this as treatment options and a long term prognosis have not been given yet. Needless to say, everyone here is hoping for the best.

Cancer Sucks