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ONE WEEKEND
It's the middle of Sunday, nearly, and it's been a productive weekend. I vacuumed, windexed, drove Martin to work, and grocery shopped. I finished the AWC presentation for the annual meeting that is coming up and sent it for review, prepared the ballots for the board elections and worked on real work (another PPT) for 2 hours. And in between I did laundry and read all of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which I was VERY late in finally getting around to, and which I promptly regretted because it was wonderful and I gulped it down all day until I was done.

After dinner (artichokes, macaroni & meatballs, thrown together by me), Martin and I watched Ex Machina. It was really good, but claustrophobic and unpredictable and provocative. Now I'm reading The Invisible Library and after one chapter I'm hooked so I hope it continues at the pace it started out with.

It's sunny at the moment, and I need to go for a walk and I need to work on my recipe book since I didn't have time for it yesterday. My personal deadline is end of September, as I need to send it to print in time for it to come back and be ready for Christmas gifting. I updated my to-do list today and you'll never guess what's on it: yep, Christmas stuff. AUGH.

And after that, I have a couple more hours of real work (never-ending PPTs) and then, I think, we are going to visit Anders' mom this evening. The reason why I have real work during the weekend is my own sense of obligation. This coming week I have FOUR half-day workshops about our new helpdesk platform which means 2 days worth of time I can't do my regular job. URGH. And since it's busy time, especially for PPTs, I thought I'd better get some of them dealt with over the weekend to minimize the amount of stress in the next few days. Smart, eh? Except, when I think about it...it's sunny out, and even if it's chilly, sitting at my desk and working on work PPTs is not really the way I want to spend my free time. *sigh*

I went to see Kinky Boots (the musical by Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein) on Friday night with my friend Debbie. Camilla was supposed to be with us, but ended up having to cancel last minute as her mom had fallen and they were at the ER getting her checked out (broken arm in 2 places, sprained ankle). Debbie and I had a lovely dinner at a fantastic tapas place near the opera hall, and then enjoyed the show. It was very well done, and the message is one we all need reminding of, but I found the story predictable and rather rote. The 2 leads were fantastic, though, with amazing voices.

Not the most exciting post, but there you have it: my life in 1 weekend. :) Now I'm going to draw a cake before my walk.
 productive
mood: productive
music: Adrina Thorpe—Fly


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The first time I heard the story of "Kinky Boots" was a documentary about the shoe factory, probably back around 2004/5 (forgive me if that's way out, my perception of time is getting worse.) I thought it was a fab story back then, and I enjoyed the film. It's bound to be cheesy in order to have an actual filmic outcome. I'd like to see the show some day.
And congrats on such a productive weekend on top of the socialising.

Edited at 2016-09-18 12:19 pm (UTC)

I didn't even know there was a documentary! Will look that up, thanks!

Oh God! It's September and she's already mentioned the "C" word!

I had to laugh at "Now I'm going to draw a cake" - I guess there are far less calories than my preferred method of scoffing the cake :)

What a productive weekend, even if you did have to do work work - there seems to be more and more of that, impinging on what ought to be down time. Damn that sense of obligation!

I'd not heard of Kinky Boots before and see that it's based on a British film, so I guess I have to see that as well now. :)

I didn't know about the documentary that Kinky Boots is based on! Interesting :) And I only drew a piece of cake, not the whole cake, haha!

Just for you - Kinky Boots. We are going to watch it tonight. I'll let you know what I think.

(Anonymous)

From my view -It seems you HAD to be reading the book while you did all those chores! Apparently you didn't get your ambitiousness from me. I think you need to revisit Michigan so I can get some of it! Love, Lizardmom

I think I need to revisit Michigan, too!

I found the link to an article about the documentary. I'm sure you will easily have found it too, but just in case: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22940451

(Anonymous)
From Megsie

Cyndi Lauper's was the first concert I attended in middle school. I wore my dad's long underwear under my plaid purple, pink, and yellow skirt. I am fairly certain my hair was BIG. I don't remember the concert part, only my outfit, that was the most important part.

I am so happy people linked stuff...I will tuck that away and possibly when I have time (HAhahahaha) I will go and check them out.

I have been so swamped with work that I pulled an all-nighter on Tuesday. It didn't really make a dent though. I am tired.

Sorry I am late, I am waiting for the shower, and I hope I can catch up now!

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