Monday, March 14, 2005

"My Library Was Dukedom Large Enough"

The desire for culture is eating away at me. I am an Uptight East Coast Loser Girl, and I embrace that fully. Part of that Uptight East Coast Loser Girl-ness is being a cultured snob. My ring tone is the aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute; it's my favorite opera. I refer to composers like I refer to old friends; I'm intimately aquainted with their work. I drool when I think about the London Phil or seeing Shakespeare done well. The Impressionists at Argenteuil exhibit rocked my world, and I can pick out a Monet from two galleries away. Foreign and independent films are no strangers to me, and indeed, there was a time when that was ALL I would watch. It doesn't hurt that I can view the French movies sans English subtitles. I crack open Dickens for pleasure, and I know his voice like I know my own. I understand which fork to use when and how to make smalltalk in between.

My point? The Tempest, April 24th, 7:30.


Anonymous JF said...

I know how to make smalltalk in between forks, as well:

Fork 1: Hey...

Fork 2: Hey, man... what's up?

1: Ah... you know. Not all that much. I was just... I was just in the drawer a little while ago, you know, laying down... and then some guy picked me up and set me on this table and stuff.

2: Yeah? Same thing with me.

1: Oh, really?

2: Yeah...

1: No kiddin'. Well...

[simultaneously]: Whaddya kno—

1: Op!

2: Oh, haha!

1: Heh. So, yeah...


2: Hey... look at that knife over there.

1: Yeah?

2: What's up with that?

1: Whaddya mean?

2: How come the knife gets stuck over there with the spoon?

1: Oh, uh... uhm... I dunno. Why?

2: No, I dunno. That's why I was asking.

1: Oh, well I dunno either.

6:42 AM  
Blogger REDguy said...

1) This JF fellow rocks the casbah ^^
2) This isn't a BYU Shakespearean play, is it? I know that Richard III a while back wasn't really that spectacular. Er, or I saw some "indicating"... even before I knew what that was... Yeah.

5:30 PM  
Blogger juxtaposer said...

JF does indeed rock it up. I try to tell him that as often as possible, but he rarely believes me.

And no, no BYU productions. I'll be home on the 24th, enjoying the professionals with ma mère and The Nobb.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Bart Zamboni said...

Bill Shakespeare and Chuck Dickens? I will wait for the movie. Perhaps I will get to see the true hollywood story on E! Entertainment Television.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

That's hilarious. I have not met Johnforbyn yet but I already know he's pretty dang cool.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to be inundated with culture, do London study abroad. I have the feeling that Shakespeare at the Globe would cure your craving.

10:19 PM  
Blogger JENNIFER said...

Yeah, so JF is the shiz (not to be confused with merely shiz) and if you haven't met him, you should. I, for one, completely enjoy his company.

For your information, I believe BYU is producing either Two Gentlemen of Verona or Twelfth Night this coming fall...for the life of me, I cannot remember which. But that's not until Octoberish, anyway. I shall update you later.

No Shakespeare in the summer---BYU produces one Shakespeare show per year and it is during the fall season on the Pardoe stage. This summer BYU will be producing Holes, Three Mormon Women, and Pirates of Penzance in the Pardoe, Margetts, and dejong respectively. I believe also in that order.

Heh...that's what you get on your blog when you live with a theatre major.

I love the Uptight Eastcoast Loser Girl/Cultured Snob.

1:59 AM  
Blogger JENNIFER said...

Okay, I'm pretty sure BYU is doing Two Gentlemen of Verona next year. It's OSF that's producing Twelfth Night. So, yeah.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Baltazar said...

I saw Robots monday.the theme was creative people being over thrown and making a comeback one of the characters head kept coming of and rolling across the floor

5:18 AM  
Blogger juxtaposer said...

Dear Anonymous:

London would cure a lot of things. Picture me sitting in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey. Picture nirvana achieved. A study abroad would be fabulous. A study abroad is not happening. But thank you for the suggestion.

1:25 PM  

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