Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Few Interesting Things

Joshua and I had a nice time in Oklahoma over Easter weekend, visiting with Joshua’s family. We were in Oklahoma for only 48 hours, arriving on Friday afternoon and departing on Sunday afternoon.

Both Josh and I continue to be very busy at work. The last couple of months have been filled with toil, and I fear it will go on until Memorial Day or thereabouts.

This coming weekend, at least, we have a few interesting things planned.

One of the local repertory theater companies is in the midst of a run of performances of Samuel Taylor’s 1953 comedy of manners, “Sabrina Fair”, the basis for the Billy Wilder film starring a young Audrey Hepburn at her most captivating. We plan to catch a performance this weekend.

The national touring company production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” is playing at the Ordway Center in Saint Paul, and we plan to catch a performance of that this weekend, too.

Soprano Kathleen Battle will present a recital at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, and Josh and I, wisely or not, bought tickets. Until the recital was announced, I had assumed that Kathleen Battle, for practical purposes, was retired. She has been absent from major venues for years. We decided to get tickets primarily out of curiosity, in addition to the fact that we did not want to miss out on any prospective onstage meltdown.

No one seems to be particularly interested in this year’s NCAA tournament. I am not as interested as usual, nor is Josh, nor is my father, nor are my brothers. Josh and I DID watch Saturday’s games, a couple of which were quite good, but our interest this year is limited.

No one is picking Wisconsin to win the tournament, but if Wisconsin continues to play as well as it did last weekend against Kansas State, Wisconsin will win the championship, and win it easily.

No one believes me when I mention this possibility.


  1. Hey, Andrew.

    How are you doing?

    Me? I'm up there in the clouds...

    Take care,


  2. J.R.:

    I am well. How are you?

    We'll let you know if Kathleen Battle has a nervous breakdown on stage!


  3. boy, i hope that happens...

    ...she needs some publicity!

    take care,