Monday night saw me off to see the play Grace
put on by MTC, with Noni Hazelhurst as an extremist
sorry, Naturalist, married to a Jew, whose son is about to begin training as an Anglican Priest. The acting was superb, by all performers. The story isn't told in lenar order but it hung together well. Very well done.
Tuesday night was theatre again, off to Billy Elliott The Musical
, whichw as a Christmas present. Completely different mood to the previous night, and everything I like about a musical. I liked it enough that I bought the soundtrack at interval :) Rousing songs, and the boy playing Billy is seriously amazing. It is of course idealised but was wodnerfully done and I was thoroughly abosrbed in the story and caring about Billy. Loved it.
That's my culture for the week.
I also saw the film Slumdog Millionaire
jsut before Christmas. Gorgeously filmed, and a heartwarming story. Yeah it's idealistic in teh extreme but that doesn't change the fact that it's a viewing pleasure (some scenes aside) and you walk out feeling good.
In other news, I'm to have a housemate in a few weeks. For the first time in...years, literally. The delightful G is moving in for awhile - yes this means we will be a flat of curvaceous readheads beginning with G :P. Must start getting organised for her arrival. I've arranged the week after next off which will help. Need to clear her room of as much of my junk as I can, and tidy up the rest. Really should get onto finding her something to sleep on too :) I'm looking forward to it oddly enough. I love living on my own, don't get me wrong, but jsut cos I love it doesn't mean it's necessarily good for me, and I think having her here will be. It'll help in a lot of ways and I know we are both capable of leaving the other one be when needed.
As far as the lj panic attack goes I installed logjam
and made an offline copy, however it doesn't do comments, so I'll probably find a doze box and use ljarchive
which does do comments, just doesn't work under linux, to my knowledge. If it does go under, Insane Journal
will be my next port of call. What I like about lj is the community feel to it as well as just being a blog, which IJ also has going as far as I can tell.
What else have I been doing? Gorging on cheap berries from the supermarket is about it really :-) Nyum!
Hmmm, that's about it for now I think... I got to sleep at 4am so I'm vague as a very vague thing at this point in time...