I've been up since 8, and I have no where to go, nothing to do until 11:30. Dammit.
But I'll probably do some more reading. I've been going back and forth between the two books...so it's sort of slow going, but thankfully they are so completely different that I'm not getting anything confused.
Or I could do my homework. [...]
Eh, it's only reading and annotating a speech by some Democratic presidential-hopeful. Opa.
And I'm severely boring. Sorry all!
Happy Groundhog's Day! The forgotten holiday. *sniff*
My morning has been spent reading HPatPoA (I'm defintally too lazy to type that all out...) and I'm about half way through. Opa.
I'm very tired, and don't want to go to my grandmother's birthday party today. I feel guilty about that...seeing as how she is my only living grandparent...but I'm still convinced that she doesn't like me. So the feeling is semi-mutual.
But! I'm seeing Chicago this afternoon with Zoe and her parents. Opa! It'll probably be a 3 o'clock show, so I'll need to leave my aunt's house by 2 at the latest. I'm not sure how long this shindig is even going to be, since there's the wake afterward. Quite a party, n'est pas?
Damn cursed luck of my family. Seriously. January sucks...and February is just an extension of that...
Chicago was pretty good. It was eh until half-way through when I really started to appreciate and enjoy it. And then Richard Gere was in it more and WHEE! *ahem*
I thought it was a really interesting presentation, taking the stage show for music numbers, while going to a realistic setting/filming for the more plot oriented parts. I didn't articulate that well...but I thought it was a good choice that they did very well.
It's been so long since I've seen the musical, that I couldn't tell if it veered much (aka, taking out songs, cutting songs, using original Fosse dance). I don't remember All That Jazz being first, but it probably was.
The costumes, I felt, were a bit on the tacky side. I didn't mind the fact that basically all the women were naked all the time. It wasn't overly tasteful, but the musical isn't about being tasteful. However, there were often extraneous beads or straps that I felt had no use, and for a lot...the colors were just heinous. Lucy Liu's was good, but then again...she wasn't supposed to be a cheap whore like the rest of them.
Bottom line: Very decent. Worth the $7 matinee price...maybe $9 regular. But I wouldn't go to see it again. Maybe I'll rent it late.
Allie and I are going to Olive Garden for dinner. I haven't found anyone to accompany us, but then again, I haven't tried very hard. After, I'll be going to Phatty's (she can come also, but I haven't told her that yet) to hang out.
Late arrival tomorrow. Classes start at 10:55 and we have a speaker coming in around 1. Milton Creagh. He was funny, as I remember from when he came in 8th grade. And very good. Made some very powerful points.