That was my weekend. Not in that order, though, and it wasn’t my nap. I watched Colin so Christina and Will could go to the movies on Saturday, and Colin slept the ENTIRE time. I hope he slept at least some of Saturday night.
We went out to dinner that night and then to the movies ourselves. We saw The Hangover, which really is as funny as everyone says it is. I thought it had a bit of a slow start, but I laughed my head off through most of the rest of it.
Then today, I went to see 42nd Street with Amy (from work). It was awesome. I love big dance numbers and they’re ten times better when they’re big tap-dancing numbers. The “Audition” (the show opener) was probably my favorite. I love the way the curtain comes up. You hear the music start, and then the dancing starts, and then the curtain rises, just a little, so you can see all the feet. It’s so cool. And “Lullaby of Broadway” was fantastic. Oh, and the end, when the director is on the stage by himself, and he sings the first few lines of “42nd Street” and he hits that note and holds it…man, that’s good. And this guy was really good. On top of that, the actress playing Dorothy Brock (the aging star, appropriately enough) was Loretta Swit! As in Hotlips Houlihan from MASH! That was so cool and such a surprise! (And we didn’t figure it out until intermission because we’re blind, apparently.) She was really good. The only thing that was a little off was Peggy Sawyer’s singing voice. It was annoying. A bit. She was so heavy on the vibrato you couldn’t tell what note she was singing half the time. But it was so much fun. I want to take tap-dancing lessons again. And actually learn something this time.
I finished The Sparrow this morning. It was very good, and only barely deserves to be called science fiction. It’s science fiction in the same way Contact (by Carl Sagan) is science fiction. Yes, there is travel through space, and yes, there is an alien race, but that’s really not what the book is about. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Time Traveler’s Wife before the movie comes out, but I’ve still got lots of time so I’m putting it off. I’ve decided to read another Rosamunde Pilcher book, since the last one made me feel so good. I started The Shell Seekers this evening.