October 8th, 2014
|07:26 pm - Day #23, 30 Days of Appreciation: ...it'll come to me|
I have been absent because of a brutal three days at work, during which I have, well, worked, done the meeting-hell thing, internally cursed work-emails, and finished two stacks of horror-work and happily dumped them off my desk. I have not had time to book important handyperson maintenance on my house, chase down the completely absent lawn-service guys who haven't mowed in almost 3 weeks, read my usual style blogs, or breathe.
Also, a brief round of autumn sweetness is already gone.
I did manage, however, to finally read Baroness Orczy's novel of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I was surprised -- and sort of pleased -- that Marguerite is our primary POV character, and as always I am a pervy Sir Percy fancier in all ways. The book is, er, not necessarily good? But it is id-tastically good, which is about all I could handle.
In other news, Arthur Darvill has been cast as Long John Silver in an upcoming National Theatre production of a new Treasure Island adaptation. This version has been written by Bryony Lavery (who began her career writing avowedly feminist plays), will be directed by Polly Findlay, and features a gender-swapped Jim, now a young girl. And who has tickets for a December show? Me. Me me me.
There, I appreciate that. :)
May there be stories and productions that make you happy!
Id-tastic goodness is...well, a good thing. :-)
In this case it certainly was exactly what I needed! :)
|Date:||October 8th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm glad you have a happy thing to look forward to. Hugs!
Now if I can just make it to December... :)
Hugs and good stuff for you!
Hope a cool breeze blows away all those horrors! But leaves the good stuff.
Cool breezes aren't forecast for several weeks -- both literally and figuratively. ;) But we persevere!
Peace and light for you today.
You had not read Orczy's novel before? Well. I have to say it is one of my very favorites to reread at certain moments, and I started reading it when I was so young that the idea of what makes it "good" or not was not even in my head! I will take your word for it.
Hugs to you for surviving your week, hopes for a soothing fall break, and hello, the return of summer! (ACK.)
No, I'd never read it! Shocking, I know.
Cheers and hugs to you, despite the return of summer. At least it's convertible weather for you... :)
OMG, that sounds like a really interesting show!
As for the rest; ack, I'm so sorry!
I have very high hopes for this Treasure Island -- and it's so cool that this is the National's 'family' production this Christmas season!
Hugs hugs to you and yours, including the kittens. :)
|Date:||October 9th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)|| |
Yes! Perhaps not soon enough...