June 11th, 2003


Countdown to many things

Okay, have clothes packed but not much else. Am not sure I can fit candy, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, and pretzels all in bag. Attempted to change outgoing message on work voicemail, but locked myself out because I couldn't remember my password and tried too many times to get in. \:D/ Am very annoyed because I ordered a DVD 2 weeks ago that I wanted to bring with so Mark and I could watch it and of course it hasn't arrived yet and the bastards aren't answering my email. Umm, still at work. Must finish up and leave as I have 5 billion things to do tonight. So - one of you I will see tomorrow (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!) and others of you I will see in a couple of days (YAY!!!!!!!), and the rest of you, I will update when I get a chance. >:D
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If I wasn't already going to England, this would make me go. Immediately.

My excuse for updating right now is that I've just gotten out of the shower and I need to dry before I can continue throwing things around my room frantically. But on to the subject line.

On my way home, I heard a most disturbing commercial on the radio. The ad started out by saying that The Chicago Shakespeare Theater was producing The Little Mermaid, an original musical. Uh huh. Funny, I thought Disney did that a few years ago and botched the ending. I was also a bit baffled as to why a Shakespeare theatre was doing, umm, something OTHER than Shakespeare. But apparently I did not wait long enough, for the other production coming this summer is A Midsummer Night's Dream. Aha, I think. All is well, with a Shakespeare theatre actually doing Shakespeare.

But I was wrong. So wrong.

For then they threw in the kicker: fast-paced, abridged production — narrated by a rapping, hip-hop fairy.


Oh, and did I mention that their website is called Chicago Shakes?!

Cannot cope. Am off to England, birthplace of the Bard, where they hopefully do not do such atrocities to his work.
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