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Rambling ...

So - work is the same - lots of stressed employees, rambunctious visitors, and hungry bugs.

I have been thinking of other things though ...

I was attempting to use my "weekend" (Tues and Wed are my normal weekend) to do some much needed cleaning in my house. I failed miserably yesterday but actually accomplished something today! While cleaning out my office I was trying to get rid of some of the flotsam sitting about on my desk and coffee table and I came across the "North to Alaska" brochure I received a couple of years ago. I have always had this dream of driving to alaska ... it is a scary, unlikely and expensive dream but I still can't part with the brochure. I don't think I will ever have the time or the money ... but somehow keeping th brochure makes it seem closer.

I have been feeling antsy in general lately. It has been over two years now since I have left the country. Granted last year I moved to NOLA so that could be considered an adventure enough ... it often feels like a separate country (mostly because they see themselves that way). However, I find myself looking for distractions lately.

A more attainable distraction than a trip to Dutch harbor (yep - deadliest catch groupie here!) is the theatre. I get updates from the shows going on in charlotte and it practically has been breaking me to see shows like "La Boheme" and "Phantom of the Opera" come and go knowing there is no way I could attend. I have been utterly exasperated at the lack of broadway and opera near me here - only to find that the Mahalia Jackson Theatre will be reopening to such shows this november! The first show coming here will be "Cats"! "Cats" was the first broadway I ever saw back when I was in the 7th or 8th grade. We had absolutely craptastic seats so I watched the entire thing through an enormous pair of binoculars (classy, I know).

I am going to beg, borrow, and steal - and even if it kills me I am going to go to "Cats" this November and have decent seats!! I will find a way! Even if it means cutting back on fresh fruit and other expensive novelties ... I need to have some sort of goal like this. Sadly, I don't think I will be able to convince any of my close friends here to go with me but I have decided to not let that hamper my own fun.

Also, on a random search for "Shakespeare in NOLA" I found out that we are in the middle of the shakespeare festival at Tulane! I already missed "King Lear" (*Sob!* one of my favorite plays!) but there are still three others that have yet to run their course. The fees for entry seem to be about $20 so I may be able to convince someone to go with me but, nonetheless, I am thrilled to find that this even occurs here. It is something I can watch and save for in the future.

So even though the big dreams will continue to sit on my coffee table - I hope to find a bit of fulfillment in the smaller joys. I haven't given up the big dream yet ...


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Jul. 2nd, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Have you seen Kurosawa's Ran? King Lear as a Samurai movie!
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