Dead Poets Society
2020-06-28, 11:49 p.m.
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Chat commentary from today's As You Like It:
Me snarking on Orlando's thinking that it's on time if he's an hour late (even in the forest):
In other news, Jessica and Lindsay pulled out some stuffed animals to show off. Lindsay got a bear, Jessica had a warthog and a sheep.
More from the chat:
Plays shall be on hiatus for two weeks, as Claire has other things she has to do and also, we need some time to figure out what other plays to do with smaller casts. We shall have a Reading Committee for such things, especially since Jessica is all "I'm off from school and am super bored now." Meanwhile, Shanna wants to read Romeo and Juliet on our own....or just go all Dead Poets Society, ditto.
I went to an astrology lecture with my old astrology group I haven't actually attended in person in several years....can't really explain why other than flakiness. Now they're online, so what the heck. It was a pretty beginner-y lecture, though, so I was kinda like "not much new I haven't heard before here."
Mostly I just sat around reading plays. I read Kelly's in-progress play she sent me about women's lib, lesbians, and secret mom histories and brainstormed on the second act (she wants me to read that one too!!!!) , and then attempted to read royalty-free/free plays for us to perform. I had two criteria: (a) I must actually finish reading the entire play, because I hit the Line of Death on MANY OF THESE very quickly, and (b) I must not hate it once I have finished reading it. This is what we'd call a pretty low bar, and yet I am amazed at how almost everything old and public domain really stinketh on high. The new website playathome.org definitely has more stuff, i.e. modern, written for and/or during pandemic, so so far that one seems better.
I sorta cooked today, I made garlic bread without any garlic in the house--just used ranch dip powder instead. Hey, it was crunchy bread and edible and used up the sad-ass loaf I had left, so I'm fine with it.
Then Shanna wanted to do some kind of reading/Dead Poets Society thing and invite other people...i.e. her Scott and another fellow, Omar.... Mostly we ended up reading from The Prophet, per Omar's recommendation. I thought, "This is officially the deepest thing I've ever done. Just think, in February I was watching farting videos."
Also fun facts: Shanna mentioned having (a) jumped in the litterbox to show a cat how to pee and (b) when she was not doing well, having peed it it herself. The More You Know... We also discussed the joys of having repair people in because she had to get her sink fixed and the plumber of course showed up with no mask and sweating heavily. She wants to do a Romeo and Juliet reading next week, so hopefully that goes on. And we discussed a bit trying to figure out how to talk to my Scott when again, there is not much to work with. I like that she has concepts as to what to shoot for, but I don't feel like a concept is concrete enough for me to figure out how to make conversation with someone who's tired and may not have much to say....I dunno.