Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sophie's Choice

Holy Crap. Okay, I just watched Sophie's Choice for the first time, although I have read the book at least 5 times. This is an absolutely amazing film. Not only is it the best adaptation of a book into a movie that I have ever seen, the casting is incredible, the acting impeccable, the story frighteningly believable and yet incredibly poetic. I used incredibly twice. Oops. If you haven't seen this movie, rent it now. But watch it within reach of tissues and the possibly the hotline to a counselor. I am moved beyond belief. And I already knew the story!
All right. I'm done. Go watch the movie.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I feel like I'm finally getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas/travel/sickness blur that has been the last month or so. We had a wonderful visit to Mass., and a great Christmas, but once again illness struck and knocked out Scooby, then my sister, then my by one it attacked almost everyone. Tarzan seems to have escaped. Then after we returned, the stomach bug, then Don, then Scooby, then Cinderella...once again, Tarzan escaped. I guess it's karma after being the only one to get sick over Thanksgiving.
Things are just about back to normal here, which means that I'm ramping up to be incredibly busy again. The mystery shows are happening pretty frequently, which is really fun, and I'll be doing a little bit of choreography for the high school. They're doing Little Shop of Horrors, which doesn't have a lot of dance, so hopefully it won't take up too much time. I'm also going to try to co-direct and be a part of a production of Quilters at our church - I'm trying to stack the cast with all my great friends who are also incredibly talented performers. I'm praying it can work out for everyone. We're also getting ready for baseball signups for Scooby, and kindergarten roundup for Tarzan, and preschool registration for Cinderella. I don't know why people feel you have to sign away the rest of your year in January, but it seems to be the way it is.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New Year!

It's a new year, and this is my new toy!!! It was actually given to us by some friends from church, and so far, works great. I've been walk/running about 2 miles per day, hope to up it to 3 miles next week. Skinny jeans, here I come!