Saturday, May 30, 2009

WIZARD! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian.

Bonus points to people who get that reference. And no, it isn't Lord of the Rings.

So I continued my rampage of getting famous people's autographs. Let's just say I might have a promising career as a paparazzo, judging solely by the lack of shame I feel holding a camera in celebrities faces and not by the photographic quality.

I saw Waiting for Godot this week, and first off can I say that absurdist theatre is fascinating? It's tough not to try to apply symbolism to every little line, and in some ways that's part of the fun, but the pure nonsense that is absurdism is glorious. Godot in particular was just so fun to see.

This version starred Patrick Stewart (!!!) and Sir Ian McKellan (!!!!!!!!!!!!), and I don't know what to say. It's incredible how spry and coordinated Sir Ian is. He can jig with the best of them. I think he and Patrick should be best friends, they just played off each other with impeccable comedic timing. And let's just say, Jim Dale has some serious competition when it comes to narrating my life. Patrick Stewart's dulcet tones would perfectly accompany my actions. "As Cat walked down the street, she was suddenly struck with how beautiful life is, and how wonderful falafel would taste at that moment." Hmmm.

On a completely unrelated note, I've decided I want to live in Ireland.

3 comments:

Jessica Sorenson said...

Cat! I finally checked out the blog, and your link is officially going on my page. Hope you don't mind. I love it! It makes me feel intimidated though, especially because your post about "not being able to write" was pretty clever. Keep writing! I enjoy it, even if no one else does (which I'm sure they do). Loves.
Jess

Skaters said...

Waiting for Godot is soooo good! I'm so glad you saw it.
and, thank you thank you thank you for your congratulations and your bloggy love :). London looks sooo fun but I can't wait to see you when you get back!

David's Holla Atchya! Blog said...

I have no idea what the Sir Ian repeated three times reference was. Ireland IS gorgeous, and great use of the singular form of paparazzi.
Love, Wallace
P.S. The title of your blog made me think of what I used to think was a great band name: The Delta Scopes. What do you think?