The Week(s) in Entertainment
The last two weeks have been really, really busy at work, and I've come home not wanting to do anything even the tiniest bit creative. Taking a deep breath this week before a two-week business trip to Anchorage, then another very busy two weeks and then vacation! Yay! Anyway, here's the last couple of weeks:
Live: Last weekend, Dirty Dancing the Musical at the Hippodrome, which was a blast. This weekend up to New York to see On The Twentieth Century with Kristin Chenoweth, who I am unreasonably fond of. It was a terrific show, pure Broadway. See it if you can get up there!
TV: And I realized I'd sort of mixed Dirty Dancing and Flashdance up in my mind, and never actually seen the movie, so I hunted it up on On Demand. It was good.
Read: Finished Traitor to His Class - loved this quote: "Stalin's promise of free elections in Poland might prove hard to enforce; Roosevelt was enough of a Democrat to know the means by which his own party prevented free elections in the American South, and he assumed that Stalin was at least as clever as that... And the mere promise ... was more than Churchill was offering India."Also got several preorders delivered so I devoured Dry Bones, a Longmire novel; Six and a Half Deadly Sins, the latest of the Dr. Siri novels (set in Laos in the 1970s ... how did I manage to miss the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979????), which was quite good and really had me worried about the survival of several characters; Rock With Wings, the latest of the continuation of the Leaphorn/Chee/Manuelito novels by Tony Hillerman's daughter Ann (she's the one who brought Bernadette Manuelito front stage, and I'm glad of it). Also a few short stories in the "Iron Druid" series.