Friday, February 29, 2008

Passing Strange, reviewed

I honestly wouldn't be posting this if I didn't feel really strongly about the show. Here are links to some reviews of Passing Strange (they do a much better job than I ever could of trying to sum up what it's about and why it's so good).

New York Times

USA Today



NY Sun


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Passing Strange

Mike and I were lucky enough to see a new show last night called "Passing Strange". I'd been nursing a bad cold for a few days and would have normally stayed home, but I had heard really positive things about the show (and it's not every day that you get free tickets to anything in New York) so - armed with medicine and vitamins and tissues - we went.

Dude. It was awesome.

Really, it was one of those shows that is inspiring and hilarious and poignant and friggin' fun. The music wasn't your usual Broad-WAY musical variety, but rock and roll and blues and just good. The story was touching and exciting and thoroughly relatable to anyone who's ever yearned for an adventure or tried to look elsewhere to find themselves.

And the performances were rock solid and just plain excellent. I can usually find something to nit-pick, but the thought didn't even cross my mind for the 2+ hours we spent at the Belasco.
I cannot recommend this show any more highly. If the opportunity ever arises to see it, do!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A sign of spring?

We don't get much wildlife here in New York, so when I heard a lovely chirping outside my window this morning, I had to grab my camera. They're not the clearest photos (I used 11x zoom), but at least I captured an image that looks like a bird...
does anyone recognize what type of bird this is?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow - 5:45am

It's been snowing since 1am and is showing no signs of letting up. I know this is a drop in the bucket compared to places like Minnesota (Hi Brin!), but for NYC it's a pretty big deal. Thank goodness it's the end of the week!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


So I woke up this morning to the exciting news that Obama and Clinton (I refuse to refer to her as Hillary) are neck and neck. It finally (after 8 helpless years) felt like what they say is true: my vote did count.
That is, until I started reading up on the whole delegate/super-delegate system that pretty much renders the general populace voting process a moot point.
What the fuck is the point?
I don't need the practice - I think I've got the whole voting thing down, thank you very much.
It's almost enough to turn me Republican.