Late Night Saturday Rambling

Miscellaneous brain dumping:

It’s Saturday night.  I’m pretty sure the Easter Bunny visited our house a little while ago while I was distracted, so I’m not going to be up much longer because I don’t want to risk upsetting him!

Opening Night for IT CAME FROM MARS was fantastic on Thursday. The show, which is a co-production that I directed at Performance Network in Ann Arbor and just re-mounted at the Williamston Theatre, is a huge amount of fun, and I’m hoping we can get good audiences. (We basically sold out the last 3 weeks of a 5 week run in Ann Arbor!)

I got a chance to play with an iPad today for a while – after hoping that it would be really cool, it turns out that it is. I want one. I hear detractors saying things like "It’s just an iPod Touch on steroids!" Well, sort of, yes, although it does more than the Touch does… but the thing about that criticism is, well, the iPod touch is FREAKING AWESOME. There’s a reason they’ve sold a gazillion of the things, and I absolutely fall into the "I WANT ONE!" camp.  🙂  The iPad, well, as my friend Mike said about the iPhone years ago…. it’s like holding the future in your hands!

The whole family finished watching "Avatar: The Last Airbender" yesterday – what a fun series.  If you haven’t seen it, and enjoy fun, fantasy animation, I wholeheartedly recommend it.  (and no, the "avatar" name has NOTHING to do with James Cameron’s technically cool but disappointingly dull storyline of a movie).

A fun side note to "The Last Airbender" – over the last 6 weeks, we’ve watched a LOT of this show – and had a great time doing it.  The kids fell in love with the opening sequence to the show, which narrates the story of who the Avatar is, and at the end of the narration the young woman says something like "Legend has it the Avatar is the only one who can save the world…. and I believe it."  Well, my kids developed a tradition of responding to this narration that was hilarious to me:  EVERY TIME the narration ended, Max would say "I believe it too.  Maggie, do you believe it?"  and Maggie would reply  "I believe it!"  and they would both burst out singing Journey:  Don’t stop, believing!!   Hold on to that feeeeeeling!!"  and then they’d sit and watch the episode.  This made me laugh.  Every.  Single.  Time.  Where in heaven’s name do kids come UP with these things?! 

And now, time for sleep, where I will spend a long time thinking about what the 6th and final show for next season will be before I finally doze off!  🙂

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