Saturday, April 19, 2008

Good things

Lately, I've been in a good mood. Reasons for this include:

  • The gorgeous weather we've been having: sunny and breezy with temperatures in the 70s and 80s.
  • Relatedly: margaritas; bars with outdoor seating; beloved former student/bartenders who decide they're not freaked out by seeing you and another of their former professors out drinking, and send over a round of tequila shots.
  • Finally dragging my over-the-visor CD holder out of the car, emptying it of everything I'm sick of listening to and loading it back up with music I haven't even thought of in ages. How could I have forgetten about David Bowie? Or Parliament?
  • Deciding not to worry about whether spending my entire 30-minute commute with "Suffragette City" on continuous repeat makes me a bad feminist.
  • On Thursday I'm off for a long weekend in NYC.
  • This trip was originally timed so I could catch Theatre for a New Audience's Antony and Cleopatra before it closed--but somewhere along the line I also wound up getting tickets to see the Patrick Stewart Macbeth. Insanely, I'm now wondering whether I couldn't squeeze in Top Girls, too.
  • There are three weeks of classes left. I wish it were two, or one--but three might just be doable.

10 comments:

kermitthefrog said...

You are only a bad feminist if you don't occasionally punctuate "Suffragette City" with "Rebel Rebel" and "Changes."

Wow, must go listen to Bowie now.

medieval woman said...

Hey - outdoor bars sound fun! Have a great time in NYC...

Btw, our mutual Early Modern friend (the more senior one who was already at The Dream Academy) said a very nice thing about you the other day...I said something about Flavia Fescue had a story of a student and she said, "Oh, I know Flavia Fescue! She's so smart and nice..."

This exchange was all, of course, conducted with total ignorance of your and my blog. It's so...clandestine! I luv it...

Thoroughly Educated said...

Good things indeed! I'm jealous about all that theater.

Flavia said...

MW: Aw! I have warm feelings about her, too, though we really only know each other fairly casually, through mutual friends/aquaintances.

(And damn if she doesn't have her some awesome jewelry, too.)

Horace said...

Ooh! Ooh! Instead of Top Girls, see if you can get tix to *Drunk enough to say I love you?* Also by Churchill. It's getting great reviews.

For me? Pretty Please?

Black Sheepish said...

Sorry, Horace. I saw DETSILY (hee), and I have to say that it is not worth the $50 one pays for 45 minutes of theatre(! shame on you, Public and CC), despite a lovely performance from one of the actors. "Top Girls" is likely to be a much more satisfying choice.
Looking forward to seeing you, Flavia!

Jack said...

Cheers to margaritas in the outdoors and to the blossoming maturity indicated by doing shots with your former professors. Damn I wish I were doing that now. Would really help with this three week thing.

Maybe it just means you like mellow thighed chicks. Many a hard core feminist does.

adjunct whore said...

things i am insanely jealous of:

tequila shots in outside seating at dusk (maybe i added that)

a long weekend in nyc

getting to see macbeth!!! i SO wanted to see this production...

Flavia said...

Jack: I'm. . . not sure how to respond to that last bit. Maybe by saying, "only if it's you, dear?"

'Cept I think you love your rifle more than me.

Jack said...

Oh, Flavia. I'm blushing.

As to second bit though you are probably (unfortunately?) right. Damn rifles. They're just so lovable.