Saturday, November 15, 2008
Day Twenty...Stereo Surround Sound
It's 12.40 pm. My ear made a soft popping noise a few minutes ago and all of a sudden I can hear in stereo again. Hoorah! Never realized how boring mono is...And maybe that's a good sign that the bad ear is healing correctly. :)
Tonight are David's last performances of Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost in Stratford-upon-Avon. :( Hamlet will move to London next and I will have been absent throughout it all. :( Bah! to living in America and being poor!
I've thought about buying some Shakespeare and reading it again. Not that I read it and comprehended it in high-school...Dunno, if I could actually absorb it 20 years later any better than I did then. I used what we call in America, Cliff's Notes. Nice little summaries of all the key events, plots, etc. all shoved into a small pamphlet like yellow paperback book. I somehow managed to pass. We did Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Ceasar and I'm sure there were others.
I was a teenager and thought I was in love with a guy named Chris at the time so Shakespeare was the last thing on my mind at that moment. We did have to memorize parts of the plays..I think I would write it on my hand or side of my shoe or something just to help me along. I can remember part of Julius Ceasar til today. That Friends, Romans, Countrymen..bit...God, I hated standing in front of the class and reciting that stuff. I'd do just about anything to get out of it. I took a grade lower once so I could stay after school and do it one on one with the teacher instead of in front of the class. I opened the book to the page and placed it strategically under the podium and would recite what I could remember and then look down as if in thought to get the next line..hehe..Then promptly closed the book using my foot after and I got away with it. Hoorah for cheating!!
Anyway, I am feeling better. Hope I still have a job. Will talk to you all later.