“Captain Baxter departs the bar determined to find his double and have sex with himself, unaware that such an act could destroy the universe.”—Improvised Star Trek tonight at midnight at iO. $5 or free for iO students or persons in Star Trek uniforms/costumes.
A high school girls’ basketball coach in Kansas was told he’d win tickets to the Final Four if he hit a half-court shot while blindfolded. The crowd was instructed to scream wildly when his attempt inevitably failed (because, really, that shot is nearly impossible) so the coach would think the shot went in. For an instant ,he’d think he was Final-Four-bound and then the joke would be revealed. There was just one problem, though: He made it.
“In this dark re-imagining of the Broadway classic Annie, executive producer Kary M. Walker gives us an in-your-face look at the cold realities of depression era life, exploring big business, child abuse and of course the vague references to Annie’s Electra Complex buried deep within the play’s subtext.”—
This is my favorite review ever.
psst .. I’m the ‘companion’. And it was real Marc Jacobs.
“… They take advantage of Cousin Computer’s willingness to replicate some antique contraceptives … which Watson and Cola prefer to the standard Starfleet practice of phasering oneself in the junk.”—Improvised Star Trek tomorrow at midnight!
I’ve had an exhausting week. Last night Impotent opened and yesterday morning I was acting in a mock trial for Kirkland & Associates (at the Palmer House, swanky!) as a grieving widow and an expert economist. Since Monday it’s been study study study. Those are fun things. On Wednesday I was laid off from my nanny job. That is not a fun thing.
The mom had lost her job the week before and is 4 months pregnant. She realized that it’s not the time for her to find a new full time job and they can’t afford to keep me. It’s a completely understandable situation. Here’s the thing about nannying that I knew but didn’t fully grasp until they let me go, it is an extremely personal job.
Being with a child for about 24 hours a week for months comes with certain attachments. You develop a routine, you get know him, you see him learn and grow and change. He’s little and cute so it’s hard not to like him right away, but the more you know him the more you love him. His parents were sad to see me go, I was sad to go and he was too small to understand.