Ruth
02 December 2009 @ 09:52 pm
On the twelfth day of Christmas, behnnie sent to me...
Twelve notebooks thrifting
Eleven pinups writing
Ten lakes a-dreaming
Nine accents acting
Eight pubs a-reading
Seven books a-traveling
Six nerds a-kissing
Five bri-i-i-itish accents
Four royal tenenbaums
Three douglas adams
Two lucid dreams
...and a love in an admitted hypocrisy.
Get your own Twelve Days:
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Ruth
05 February 2009 @ 05:23 pm
Still in my new home on Wordpress. Just stumbling over for a quick visit. Hullo.

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A forgotten favorite that just popped into my head...

Vertical Horizon
Best I ever had (Grey Sky Morning)


So you sailed away
Into a grey sky morning
Now I'm here to stay
Love can be so boring

Nothing's quite the same now
I just say your name now

[Chorus]
But it's not so bad
You're only the best I ever had
You don't want me back
You're just the best I ever had

So you stole my world
Now I'm just a phony
Remembering the girl
Leaves me down and lonely

Send it in a letter
Make yourself feel better

[Chorus]
But it's not so bad
You're only the best I ever had
You don't need me back
You're just the best I ever had

And it may take some time to
Patch me up inside
But I can't take it so I
Run away and hide
And I may find in time that
You were always right
You're always right

So you sailed away
Into a grey sky morning
Now I'm here to stay
Love can be so boring

What was it you wanted
Could it be I'm haunted

[Chorus]
But it's not so bad
You're only the best I ever had
I don't want you back
You're just the best I ever had
The best I ever had

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"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill

 
 
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Ruth
07 December 2008 @ 06:25 pm
Grabbed from rustyangel ...

The "Year in Review" meme:

Go to your LJ calendar. Find the first entry for each month. Copy-paste the first line from the entries next to the corresponding month. That's the year in review, in a nutshell.

January: Started out the evening at Sunset.

February: Rehearsals are going really well. (re: rehearsals for "Butterflies are Free")

March: So is this a job posting or a personals ad?

April: Your favourite type of art is Japanese ukiyo-e. (re: a BBC personality quiz)

May: I'm flying back to Dallas this Monday morning at 6 am.

June: Aside from the fact that my yellow tank had small, darker yellow flowers on it, my shoes also had brown and a zipper on them, and my jacket is fur-lined, this was *exactly* my night last night: ----------> (re: an outfit I made on Polyvore.)

July: WHAT?! (re: "extinction" of raw materials necessary for making flat panel monitors.)

August: Got an email the other day from a fellow Spiraler with a link to a blog review by Russ Bickerstaff of "Wait Until Dark."

September: I'm really enjoying the set up over at my new WordPress blog.

October: I fell behind on my video blogging, and then I got tagged by Tia D and made three videos.

November: I'm in a show that Previews tonight; "The Philadelphia Story" at Waukesha Civic Theatre on Main St. in downtown Waukesha.

December: As many times as I've heard this song, as many videos as I've seen of it being performed, it's never made me cry until now. (re: k.d. lang singing "Hallelujah."
Yeah. That pretty much covers it...

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Ruth
05 December 2008 @ 09:36 pm
As many times as I've heard this song, as many videos as I've seen of it being performed, it's never made me cry until now.



So beautiful. I love it.

I'm trying to get myself to write a blog tonight at WordPress but I'm just so... not in the mood. Ugh. I need to learn to *get* in the mood, because ooh have I been slacking...

Back to the attempt, I guess.
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Ruth
29 November 2008 @ 12:21 am
Posted a new blog on WP.

Dedicated to my bro.

Peace out, foo's.
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Ruth
12 November 2008 @ 09:32 pm
A video of my favorite atheist libertarian ever talking political parties:

Wait... Jake: Are you a libertarian? Maybe it can be a tie...

 
 
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Ruth
Hi all.

I'm in a show that Previews tonight; "The Philadelphia Story" at Waukesha Civic Theatre on Main St. in downtown Waukesha. It's been loads of fun to work on so it's almost a shame to reach opening weekend because it means the experience is nearly over! Though I'm sure we're all looking forward to the prospect of having our evenings back to ourselves, so I imagine we'll get over it. ;)


Synopsis, etc. of the show from the WCT website:

Tracy Lord, the privileged, spoiled, divorced, and uninhibited daughter of the Philadelphia Lords, is engaged to be married, but that doesn't stop her from beginning a whirlwind adventure. Her fiancé, her ex-husband, a reporter, a scheming brother, a Broadway dancer, and her father all contribute to the mayhem, culminating in a hilarious turn of events and an unexpected ending you won't forget.

The cast includes Ruth Arnell (Tracy Lord), Ramon Campos (Mac & Doctor Parsons), Ruth Caves (May), Jeff Davis (Willie Tracy), Eric Eggers (Sandy Lord), Will Elwood (CK Dexter Haven), Haley Gray-Hoehn (Dinah Lord), Beth Keller (Elsie), Jenny Kosek (Liz Imbrie), Ann Morrow (Margaret Lord), Mark Neufang (Mike Connor), Jeff Porter (George Kittredge), Jim Volden (Seth Lord), and Scott Wendelberger (Thomas).

Reva Fox is the Director. The production staff and crew includes: Costume Designer Aleta Bernard, Co-Properties Designer Kris Kingstad, Wig Master Anthony Mackie, Stage Manager Debi Mumford, Sound Designer John Santroch, Co-Properties Designer Monica Santroch, and Scenic Designer, Master Carpenter and Set Decorator Michael Talaska.

Two people I *must* make special mention of from that list: Michael Talaska and Haley Gray-Hoehn. Michael, the set designer, has once again accomplished weird and amazing things. When we all first saw this set finally pulled together we literally "Oooooh"ed and then broke out into applause. And that Haley girl playing Dinah Lord is an absolute doll. If you're receiving this email and you ever find yourself needing to cast teens (Donna: She sings!), the show is worth checking out if only to pre-audition her. Talented little pistol, this one, and takes direction like a dream.
Performances are Fridays - Sundays and run as follows:
Friday Saturday Sunday
Nov. 7-9

8:00 PM

8:00 PM

2:00 PM

Nov. 14-16

8:00 PM

4:00 / 8:00 pm

7:00 PM

Nov. 21-23

8:00 PM

2:00 / 8:00 pm

2:00 PM

Ticket info from the WCT website:

Individual tickets are regularly $19.00 ($17.00 for students and seniors.) Tickets may be purchased over the telephone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express during Box Office hours or Mail orders are accepted any time. Mail orders are processed in the order in which they are received. Specify show date and time, and mail order to WCT, P.O. Box 221, Waukesha, WI 53187. Please enclose $2 handling fee per order.

BOX OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Box Office: 262.547.0708
Fax: 262.547.8454
E-Mail: boxoffice@waukeshacivictheatre.org

A side note on tickets:
I believe there are cheaper rush ticket options available, but I couldn't tell you the first thing about when they're available or how much they are. I would strongly recommend that you contact the box office by phone when purchasing your tickets to confirm the rush time/cost, and to confirm ticket availability before waiting to show up to get in. There is also a Pay-What-You-Can option during the final Saturday matinee (2 pm, Saturday November 22nd).

This is one of the friendliest, most amiable casts I've ever worked with. I'm proud of what we've all worked together to accomplish, excited about the opportunity to work with Reva (audition for her if you can!), and looking forward to sharing the fun with you. And if you should come out to the show, let me know you're there so I can be sure to pop out and say hi. :D
 
 
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Ruth
31 October 2008 @ 08:03 pm
He went as a guido for Halloween



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