November 13th, 2006


Monday Morning Stats

Weight: Excellent - Guess eating good (at least during the work week) and occasionally working out is working for me.

THING: Excellent - polishing section three tonight and sending it off.
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20,250 / 61,000

Recommendation: Go see: The Secret Ruths of Island House by the Nebunele Café. They won best of Fringe in Boulder and San Francisco. (Phoebe and Lynn, this recommendation is mostly for you two.)

Host: Nebunele Theatre
Location: Theatre Off Jackson - 409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA View Map
When: Wednesday, November 15, 7:30pm
Phone: 206-218-8860

This is one of the most amazing plays I've seen. It is thought provoking, beautiful, sad, uncomfortable and amazing. If I was not already booked with a birthday party that night, I would be going to see it again.

Description: The Secret Ruths of Island House is a new play based on interviews conducted with seven real women named Ruth who live in a retirement home. Their lives have been phenomenal and tumultuous; they have lived through the Depression, World War II, generations of children, lifelong loves. Now, they are living out the final chapter of their lives in a quiet, out-of-the-way place in which not much happens, and the outside world rarely intrudes.

The memories are piled so thickly between the walls of that place that visitors swim in them, and they take on a life of their own. The Secret Ruths of Island House incorporates theatre, mask, dance, and song to uncover a tiny piece of the experience of our most overlooked demographic, and the one with the most to share: our elders.
Mine! Mine! Mine!

Shouting from the rooftops...

As boadiccea points out in a recent post, how can anyone know it is your birthday if you don't tell anyone? December birthdays usually suck, so I'm doing something about it this year.

December 9th. I'm going to be thirty-*cough* and I want people to make a fuss over me.

It doesn't have to be big. E-cards, phone calls, emails, flowers, music, chocolate, jewelry, limo rides, surprise parties. You know - the little things. *grin*

Seriously, what I want for my upcoming birthday is to feel wanted, needed, appreciated and remembered. However you want to express that to me will do.

(Since I don't have a greedy black duck icon, this one will have to do.)