I’m home sick today, coughing up a lung, and being completely bored. There’s a strange program on the arts channel right now of muddy wild horses, silent except for the classical music accompanying the footage. I don’t recognize the composer, but it’s a violin concerto. Now the horses are gone and I’m seeing terracing ala the Andes. Maybe this is the Andes. Except there’s a lot of sandstone that makes me think of Utah. Except that it’s too green for Utah–greenery growing on the sandstone. Well, I mean, too much greenery. Of course, I usually saw the Moab area in mid-summer, and who knows, this might be such a red rock desert in full spring.
“Scicilienne” and Ber… Ber-something by Fuare. They just put it up on the screen like a music video.
All that is to say: daytime TV when you’re sick and a captive audience, not so interesting, except to tell yourself stories. I’ll be less bored later when I pick back up the book I’m editing, Tiffany Trent’s book two of Hallowmere, By Venom’s Sweet Sting. But I’ve been too out of it up till about now to think about
Huh. The Discovery channel has a program on about how erasers are made. Who knew? It’s not the rubber of an eraser that allows it to erase, but the vegetable oil in the eraser–it allows the rubber to rub away, taking the pencil marks with it. Okay, you can learn a few things, too.
Anyway, I thought I’d join on the Shakespeare meme that
found at Miss Erin’s.
Strike = I’ve read the play
Bold = I’ve seen or been in the play on stage / I’ve seen the film
All’s Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors Love’s Labour’s LostMeasure for Measure Merch (I think? It was in grade school, if so. I barely remember it)
ant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night’s Dream Much Ado about Nothing (First Shakespeare I ever read, in the 4th grade, in an attempt to become the smartest kid in the world. Yes, I was a geek. But I loved this play and it’s still my favorite.) Taming of the Shrew Tempest (maybe) Twelfth Night (definitely–both on stage and the movie, and loved reading it in college for a theatre appreciation class) Two Gentlemen of VeronaWinter’s Tale
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Antony and Cleopatra
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Troilus and Cressida
Huh. I could have sworn I read a whole lot more, especially of the comedies, but most of it was during that 4th grade phase (I really did think that reading Shakespeare and the dictionary would make me the smartest kid in the world) in which I read and listened to on tape everything the library had, but didn’t really understand or remember anything except the garden scene in Much Ado About Nothing. I loved that, everyone trying to fool the others and sneaking behind topiary.