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Thursday, May 18, 2006

A little farce...

...and not just on the stage.

Last night, Miss Sassyhair and I trekked over to the East Bay, to attend the opening of Berkeley Rep's latest offering, Moliere's "The Miser." It's loooooong... but very funny, and the acting is really great. The staging is interesting as well.

And since it was opening night, the usual spread of free wine and snacks awaited us in the lobby after the play. That is a delightful tradition, I might add. But as we were partaking, we spotted the Thousand-Year-Old man who hit on Miss Sassyhair at our last Berkeley Rep outing, so we kept moving around the room, (which was quite crowded, since there were so many people glomming onto the free food) to avoid talking to him again.

Then some odd guy started to chat me up, and it appeared no place in the room was safe. It was comical, how many times we moved. And I'm not sure TYO got the hint, because it seemed like every time we settled somewhere, he'd end up nearby, moving ever closer.

We finally ended up in the ladies room, figuring THAT was safe... and also, because we needed to stop in there anyway. That's when we realized how late it was, and figured it was best to make our exit.

Luckily, we got out without Miss Sassyhair getting stuck in a TYO moment... Yeesh.

And now... I desperately need a nap... but am facing an afternoon of laundry excitement after work. Does life get any more exciting than that??

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At 18 May, 2006 14:09, Blogger Jon said...

You are a couple of freak magnets

Damn I wish I lived somewhere that had so many cool shows to see.

 
At 18 May, 2006 16:45, Blogger JMai said...

I'm with jon. Life is exciting if you get to go to free shows and have free drinks and potstickers and coconut shrimp all the time.

I'll trade ya! Well...I'll trade ya if I get to keep Chulo and we're certain Reynaldo has evacuated permanently.

 
At 18 May, 2006 18:55, Blogger buddha_girl said...

Whoa whoa whoa!!!

Pot stickers and coconut shrimp? Cripes. How come I wasn't invited?

I would have turned on my Buddha Charm and told TYO to take a fucking walk. *sweet grin*

 
At 18 May, 2006 21:38, Blogger Michael B said...

i would kill (in the metaphorical sense!) for your level of excitement....

 
At 19 May, 2006 02:18, Blogger DZER said...

how is it that our cycles (laundry-wise) are so in sync? LOL

and who can say no to moliere? ;)

 
At 19 May, 2006 07:25, Blogger terry said...

jon, you said it better than i ever could! FREAK MAGNETS! so true.

jmai, who said anything about potstickers and coconut shrimp (neither of which i can eat, by the way... damn gluten)?? this spread was really odd -- drumsticks, rice, some cheese platters and pita bread...all by itself. and then some baklava and some unidentifiable thing that looked like sausage or something date-based for dessert. luckily, i wasn't hungry. we were trying to figure out whether this was supposed to be some sort of french peasant food...

bg, i suspect the next time we encounter the old guy, miss sassyhair is likely to do just that!

michael, the theatre stuff is definitely exciting. slogging through work on no sleep and THEN facing a pile of laundry is not.

dzer, the least you could do is offer to do some of my laundry. since you're already doing yours...

 
At 19 May, 2006 09:29, Blogger Jon said...

I'll wash your delicates... and your underwear too

 
At 19 May, 2006 11:36, Blogger JMai said...

Well, to be fair... the potstickers and coconut shrimp just kinda came out... probably because that was part of the spread at the reception held after the conference last night.

BUT I had to sit through eleventeen hours of boring securities conference to get to those nummy potstickers and coconut shrimp! All you had to do was watch Moliere which I would gladly do even with the weird sausage-date desserts!

 
At 19 May, 2006 13:46, Blogger terry said...

promises, promises, jon...


jmai, i can't imagine sitting through eleventeen hours of securities talk for ANYTHING. not even chocolate-covered-chocolate. you're right... i definitely had the better deal!

p.s. does it seem to everyone else that the word verification words are even longer now than they used to be???

 
At 19 May, 2006 16:02, Blogger JMai said...

Mmmmmm, chocolate-covered chocolate. Damn you, Terry!

The word verification seems the same as ever, but it's so wiggly and smushy... hard to read sometimes. Also, I don't think these qualify as words in any earthly language!

 
At 19 May, 2006 16:07, Blogger Queen of Cheese said...

mmmmm potstickers.

 
At 19 May, 2006 17:04, Anonymous Jeannette said...

eleventeen...love it!!

yum...potstickers. Now, I'm hungry.

 
At 19 May, 2006 21:39, Blogger terry said...

miss cheese and jeannette, i was actually drooling over the idea of coconut shrimp, myself.
i need to create a gluten-free version.

jmai, i almost put the word "word" in saractic quotation marks up there, because those aren't word, by any stretch of the imagination...! i've just noticed that some i'm getting are really... REALLY... long.

 
At 20 May, 2006 09:15, Blogger Big Pissy said...

Hmmmmmmm.....I haven't had cocounut shrimp since my daughter's wedding reception last June.... now I want some!

I took word verification off a while back....too much trouble! ;-)

Oh to live in a place where Moliere is performed.....

I doubt that anyone here in Hell has ever heard of Moliere.....

 
At 20 May, 2006 14:17, Blogger terry said...

mmm..... coconut shrimp...! someone bring me some!

bp, i'd taken the "word" verification off awhile ago too... then one day this week, i got 41 spam comments on recent posts, so i put it back on. i hate it!

 

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