Sunday, June 07, 2009

And, I'm back

Wow. I haven't published anything since Memorial Day. That's kind of sad. It's also kind of pathetic. I have no real excuses either. It's just been laziness. Complete laziness.

Once school ended a couple weeks ago, and I finished teaching two classes during one semester for the first time, I think I just needed to do as little as possible for a bit.

So, sorry about that. I promise this summer is going to the Summer of the Blog. Or, more specifically, the Summer of Blog Like an Egyptian. That has a good ring to it, doesn't it? Let's get to an update then.

Not much has happened since my last post. Well, that's not entirely true. About a week ago, someone sent an e-mail to about 20 different Register higher-ups that called me a witch. Yep. It said I was a witch and would be fired when my bosses found out. Of course, this was in response to my blog post about the great Frank Masso. What really bothered me is why do I have to be a witch? Can't I be a warlock? I mean, something masculine, please?

What else is new? Well, according to this story, "All My Children's" Erica Kane is going to become a cougar this summer. Um, OK. Is this really a story? When I was a wee Pat, my grandmother used to watch Little Nicholas and I after school. She would always watch her "stories" each day. One of those was "All My Children." It's kind of crazy to think Susan Lucci's been playing this character for almost 40 years. That's amazing.

Pixar's simply amazing, too. Out of all the studio's flicks, I've only seen "Wall-E," but I've put the rest on my Netflix queue. This weekend, "Up" once again topped the box office, beating out big summer openings "The Hangover" and "Land of the Lost." The lesson to other movie studios? Don't open your movies the week of or week after a Pixar movie comes out, unless you're OK with second place.

"Lost" fans, I'm not one of you, but I'm here for you. This story may help with some stuff.

Don't know if you guys saw this yesterday, but this good story ran in the Register. Can you pick out the detail that I found absolutely hysterical? Send me an e-mail. The winner gets a prize.

Speaking of the newspaper I work for, here's Arts Editor Donna Doherty's International Festival of Arts & Ideas preview story. The next three weekends are going to be chock-full of A&I stuff. Get ready.

Here's my column from Friday. It's important to read so you know that you should be attending Wednesday's Maps and Atlases show at The Space.

I guess that's it for tonight. I have to figure what kind of food I want to enjoy while watching game 2 of the NBA Finals. Go Magic.

PS: The video at the top is Beulah's "Emma Blowgun's Last Stand," a song that popped up on my iPod this morning. It's from the record "When Your Heartstrings Break," a disc, that if I had to choose, would be a desert-island pick for me. Know that this is an edited version, sadly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Anyway, see "Up."
Great stuff.
I even got a little misty-eyed at it.
And no, it wasn't the fizz from the $4.75 Mountain Dew in my eye.

Arts and Ideas?
Why doesn't anyone on their board ever have an idea that involves booking acts most people would like to see? I swear, I try this every year, and every year I go home saying, "Huh?"

That's all for now.