Thursday, June 22, 2006

Now reading: Last Call, by Tim Powers

A mix of magic, mysticism and Las Vegas. It gets off to a strong start, and so far is a perfect summer read. It's one of those books that makes you feel that magic is just underneath the surface or around the corner of everyday life. It's a bit like a mix between a Dan Simmons horror novel and a Charles de Lint fantasy novel. I recommend it!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fun Night at the Red Sox

Russ & I went with our friends Scott & Judi to the Red Sox game vs. the Nationals last night (which happened to be my birthday...) We ate at Bangkok Blue first (although Thai Basil is still my favorite Thai restaurant in the Copley Square area), and had a very good dinner.

The game itself quickly turned into a blowout, but that was fine as we had a chance to catch up and chat for most of it.

Thanks Scott & Judi for such a wonderful night!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Shape of Things

Okay, so I didn't post last night, but at least I'm posting the next day. We went to see 'The Shape of Things' at the (relatively) new Arsenal center for the performing arts in Watertown. I wasn't too fond of it. There were some choices they made in how they did the piece that I'm not sure were the best, but even more importantly I'm not overly fond of the play itself. Overall their production was fine, but I didn't really enjoy it at any point, other than a few moments here and there.

The movie version is available in Comcast's "On Demand" area, and I watched the first 15 minutes or so of it. It affirmed my sense that there were certain choices made in the particular production we saw that I thought weakened it (Evelyn needed to be more the artsy/quirky/creative type, and not just very pretty. Adam was likeable but overly tic-ridden and twitchy, and didn't show enough of a change in personality (just a decrease in the tics/twitches) over the course of the play.) But, watching the movie confirmed that I'm still not fond of the story itself, even when done by its writer.