Random Thoughts On A Saturday Afternoon

I’ve made a habit of making a fruit and vegetable smoothie as one or two of my meals per day over the last couple of weeks, trying to get a little healthier and slimmer. I need to go grocery shopping, so we’re out of fruit and veggies. I have, therefore, decided that Captain Crunch is a totally acceptable substitute. I glanced briefly at the back of the box, it seemed pretty full of ingredients and stuff.

Today is our first real snowfall this season. It’s beautiful. Here’s the view out our front window.
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This last month has been so full of fun. A chance to see a bunch of theatre – the tour of Antigone, with Juliette Binoche. I liked it, but I’ll be honest, it felt a little heavy-handed. The first time we took a long pause to watch someone sit, or walk across the stage for 60 seconds, was interesting. The next couple times just felt indulgent and staged. That said, I liked the scenic, lighting and most of the multimedia designs, and the acting was terrific. Every time I go to the Power Center in Ann Arbor I’m reminded of what a cool space it is – I should go more often.

Saw American Hero in Detroit, at the newly minted Detroit Public Theatre. A nice inaugural production for this new company, hoping to see great things from them in the future!

I also got to see the wonderful production of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf at the Performance Network. Man, what a beautiful, moving production. Just clicking on all cylinders – it’s fun to see a big ol’ classic brought to life in a wonderful way.

We’ve just started previews of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at Williamston Theatre. It’s a great piece, full of magic and redemption, fun and theatrical storytelling.
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And, most importantly, my kids were in a terrific High School production Beauty And The Beast, and I am incredibly proud of them. Maggie was Belle, Max was Lumiere, and they were just terrific. I’m a big softie, obviously, and watching them together onstage in these fun roles that they just crushed, well… I’m an emotional guy, what can I say. Maybe it was dusty in the theatre, or someone was cutting onions nearby, who can say… (Warning: Proud Parent Photo Post Imminent…)

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Happy Winter, everyone! Be safe out there… and Celebrate Your Lives!

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