melcreada: (shakespeare)
Ugh, so tired. Work blows. So, let's (finally) continue the meme. This one was hard, as I have hundreds of quotes that I love (although most are bits of poetry). So, I picked a random pretty from Mr. Shakespeare.

30 Days of Blogging

3. Your favorite quote

We are such stuff
As dreams are made on...

- The Tempest



melcreada: (marie antoinette le hangover)
On Thursday night, JP and I went to see Shakespeare in the Park. They were doing Othello, which made me a little nervous because the troupe normally performs children's theater and comedy is more in their wheelhouse. However, the two actors who played the main parts, Othello and Iago, were really wonderful and made the play one of the better ones we've seen so far. However, I cannot with audiences anymore. People were laughing during some of the most tragic scenes. Bitch, a man has been mentally undone and is strangling his wife. Not hilarious. I just don't know.

Disappointed in you, Shakespeare audience.

Anyway, when I got up for work on Friday, I felt like HELL. Like I was hungover. Only I hadn't been drinking. Shakespeare hangover, LOL. Thankfully, I only worked half a day and went home before...

Michelle's wedding! My co-worker, with whom I've experienced many ups and downs over the past 10 years, finally married her boyfriend yesterday at the lovely Spanish Governor's Palace. I offered to help her, so I got to the venue a couple of hours early to direct the caterer, the bar staff, and the band. I decorated all the tables and set up the side courtyard where they were getting married with candles and rose petals. I was drenched in sweat by the time all the guests arrived, but everything looked beautiful and went off without a hitch. Yay for our side! I really liked that she had music the whole time - a guitarist while people arrived, mariachis during dinner, a jazz band for the rest of dinner/dessert/mingling, and then a DJ for the last hour and a half for dancing. I helped clean up afterwards and then went home to take a 30 minute shower because I felt (and smelled) so gross.

This morning, I am completely stiff from all the running around/dancing I did.

Wedding hangover!
melcreada: (Prose before hos...awwwwww yeah!)
I have been so bad at updating and commenting...I apologize, dear friends.

Why is the weekend so damn short?!

Last night we went to the Arneson River Theatre downtown to see The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged):



Although plagued with sound issues, the performance itself was pretty funny and they get major points for covering all the histories like a football game, complete with a Howard Cosell impersonation.

Otherwise, this weekend was spent in front of the TV, mainlining episodes of Lie to Me. Although the story lines are a bit farfetched, I love how Tim Roth plays the character and also the chemistry between him and his partner. Good stuff...

I have been working OT for the past two weeks, taking projects home with me, but I was so fed up, I gave myself the weekend off. Hope it doesn't come back to bite me in the butt.

Next few weekends are jumping...must make a list:

4/5 - Tosh.0 tour in Austin
4/8 - Easter with the familia
4/14 - cousin's bridal shower
4/20-22 - weekend in Corpus (hopefully)
5/5-6 - weekend with Nay-nay (tentative)

The list goes on and on, but I'm getting tired thinking about it, LOL...
melcreada: (Prose before hos...awwwwww yeah!)

After my fantastic meltdown this weekend, I am feeling a little better. Yes, I am in a minor financial crisis not of my making, yes my job is so stressful that I regularly need afternoon naps/crying jags to get through the week, yes there are things in my life that I am avoiding because I don't have the energy to deal (health, house falling apart, refinancing rigamarole). BUT. I will persevere. A girl can dream.

JP cheered me up this weekend by taking me to see Anonymous, which I enjoyed except spoiler! )  Still don't believe the theory, but I love love love period dramas. Rhys Ifans, who knew? Hubba hubba!

Then we went to Half Price Books with our coupons and I bought a bunch of books on English history. Again. My Elizabethan/Shakespeare library, let me show you it.

Saw Nay-Nay tonight, which is always nice. She has agreed to go with me for sushi tomorrow and I am excite! Ten bucks says raw fish will not go anywhere near her mouth. It's okay - she is accompanying me which makes me : )

melcreada: (whisper bookworm)

We went to see Twelfth Night at the annual Shakespeare in the Park on Friday night. The Magik Theater always set the Bard's plays in different times. This one had a Beach Blanket Bingo facade, complete with brightly colored bathhouses, a live band playing 50s beach music, and Fabian doing his best Keanu Reeves surfer impersonation. Not bad, but missing something. The weather, however, was lovely and the white wine sangria, lip-smacking good.

I bought the most enormous white and gold floppy straw hat yesterday. It is both ridiculous AND glorious. So far, my plan to start saving extra money is not going so well. Today will be better. *nods*

Speaking of spending money, though, I am thinking about asking for a kindle for my birthday. My inner librarian has been steadfastly against it, but I realize that I just don't have the room for all my damn books plus packing three or four hardbacks every time I go on vacation is getting hard on the old carcass (dragging my carry on across San Fran, on the BART, and through the airport convinced me). I may have to keep some books for nostalgic purposes and because I love the way they smell...but I just feel like I'm ready to take the next step. *excite*

Ugh. I want a cupcake so bad right now, but all my milk is spoiled and I'd rather be hogtied to an anthill than go to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. Maybe later...
melcreada: (Prose before hos...awwwwww yeah!)

My rental car has xm radio. ♥ ♥ ♥

Have been reading yet another book on Christopher Marlowe (yeah, I don't know why I am borderline obsessed) and reading about him and/or Shakespeare always puts me in the mood for Shakespeare in Love. It's not the best movie, but it's good fun and I love it (Geoffrey Rush is the best thing in the universe) so I have been watching it in bits and pieces, over and over, since last weekend. ^____^ Will seek help in the future. Maybe.

Anyway, I'm just here to post poetry, so here we go!

Love, We're Going Home Now

Love, we're going home now,
Where the vines clamber over the trellis:
Even before you, the summer will arrive,
On its honeysuckle feet, in your bedroom.

Our nomadic kisses wandered over all the world:
Armenia, dollop of disinterred honey:
Ceylon, green dove: and the YangTse with its old
Old patience, dividing the day from the night.

And now, dearest, we return, across the crackling sea
Like two blind birds to their wall,
To their nest in a distant spring:

Because love cannot always fly without resting,
Our lives return to the wall, to the rocks of the sea:
Our kisses head back home where they belong.

- Pablo Neruda
melcreada: (marie antoinette le hangover)

Mild hangover is mild, thank Jeebus.

Family is good overall. I have spoken with JP and the Kid and spent some good quality time with people I love this weekend. Went to Shakespeare in the Park (Romeo & Juliet) and other than being appalled at the fact that PEOPLE LAUGHED during the scene where Juliet's parents and nurse THINK SHE IS DEAD, I enjoyed it muchly.

Seriously. Everyone on stage is wailing, I have tears in my eyes, and people are out and out laughing. RUDE. Granted, the players are mainly comedic actors and they are local talent and doing tragedy ain't easy and more than once I was like why are you doing it like that, but fucking a people! Show a little respect, not only for the actors, but for the actual story.

Mmm, grouchy Melissa is grouchy.

I liked this guy on America's Got Talent, but I don't know if it's him or the righteous song he is singing.

melcreada: (shakespeare sinfest comic)
I'm kind of sad today, but bound and determined not to stay that way...

Ah, meme - we meet again!

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy

South Park mocking Hamlet - what's not to love? My favorite scene ever, buddy!
melcreada: (shakespeare emo)
Shakespeare in a new manga? Hells yeah!!!

We are going to try and see the meteor shower tonight. At least it's not too cold out...
melcreada: (nana pretentious bitch)

I have been anxious all weekend and you know what that means! Shop, shop, shop. At least it wasn't eat, eat, eat...

Speaking of which (sorta), I am contemplating canceling my gym membership. I have really let that go lately and I could certainly use the money. It's bad, I agree but you know...

Anyhoo, this is pretty damn sweet! The local anime club has rekindled itself and has been holding gatherings and whatnot, but I have never been able to go. But Utena and Rose of the Versailles and the possibility of Takarazuka?! I am in!!!

We saw As You Like It on Friday night and it was mostly good. The leads were a little green, stepping over each other's lines and stuttering a bit, but Touchstone was awesome and several of the lesser characters did very well. As usual, the company takes some liberties. Last year, The Tempest was set in outer space. This time, the play was set...under the big top!

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Aw, my brother just called to see what kind of snacks/food we want when we go visit. That is totally his wife's doing - he would never be that gracious himself. I don't know whether to be touched by the thoughtfulness or alarmed at the Stepford-ization of my bro...

melcreada: (drinky! yay!)

Damn, all those crying dancers on So You Think You Can Dance made me boohoo...

Meme from the awesome (and soon to be airborne) [livejournal.com profile] annearchy . Thanks, sweetie!

80 Questions )

Shakespeare in the Park this weekend plus I have to start getting ready for my trip to Yuma/San Diego (YAY! Wow, I really need a vacay), and I have have HAVE to get a hair cut. *hate*

melcreada: (shakespeare emo)

Thanks to all that informed me that today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day. JP and I quoted the little we knew and then JP did a "rap" about Romeo & Juliet. I feel like I must record him doing that sometime...

So, in honor of the day, I give you a sonnet (#140, I believe):

Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press
My tongue-tied patience with too much disdain;
Lest sorrow lend me words, and words express
The manner of my pity-wanting pain.
If I might teach thee wit, better it were,
Though not to love, yet, love to tell me so;
As testy sick men, when their deaths be near,
No news but health from their physicians know;
For, if I should despair, I should grow mad,
And in my madness might speak ill of thee;
Now this ill-wresting world is grown so bad,
Mad slanderers by mad ears believed be.
That I may not be so, nor thou belied,
Bear thine eyes straight, though thy proud heart go wide.


Willie, laying it down like a fool in love. Righteous.



melcreada: (shakespeare emo)

You will all be glad to know I am not going to bitch about work in this entry. ^___^

I WILL bitch about the (at least) five minutes of gratuitous fat guy peener that I was forced to endure while watching Observe and Report today. Just...ew. When did "show a penis" become the equivalent of comedy gold? I know of way too many movies that go to this place and guess what? It isn't funny! It's like little kids seeing each other naked and pointing and laughing. It's worse than toilet humor, IMO. Oh, well. The movie had some good parts, but it also had a lot of sad stuff too. I would just like to wipe the whole thing from my memory to be honest. Yuck.

Fiesta is coming up. I am only attending two events this year; the old budget can take that, I think. Once again, work will become an empty, barren land as half the staff has requested off so they can get their swerve on. At least it will be quiet, hopefully.

Spicy!




You Are Cinnamon



You are intelligent and complex. You are both mild mannered and intense.

You are passionate to the point of being overpowering. People can't ignore your presence.

You are always questioning and learning in your life. You're on a bit of a spiritual journey.

You are drawn toward power and success. You are never quite satisfied with your achievements.



Ha, ha!

Sep. 30th, 2008 09:58 pm
melcreada: (shakespeare sinfest comic)

I was warned about this, but for reals, Code Geass? W.T.F.?! Wow. However, I do love rhyming words with Lelouch. Well, just the one word. But it's a source of never ending giggle fits, so...

Things to rejoice over (I know, right?):

1. I rearranged my closet and got rid of lots of crap. Huzzah!
2. I watched a divine four-hour PBS documentary on Shakespeare. Lovely, lovely. [/geek]
3. Saw Ghost Town twice. Go see it - it is awesome. I promise. *hearts*
4. I found my Alanis CD (Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie). !!!
5. Arwen is coming to visit us soon. YAY!!!!!!!

JP and I went to look at toilets today. Sometimes owning a house is not all it's cracked up to be.

melcreada: (whisper bookworm)
Fare thee well, LOL cat:




Dream stuff... )

I am reading a really good book I got out of the dollar bin at Half Price Books called Who Killed Kit Marlowe? One of my co-workers saw it on my desk and asked, "Who is Kit Merlot?" I told her he was a contemporary of Shakespeare, a playwright, and spy. No response. Oh, well. I tried.
melcreada: (audio pink)
This weekend has FLOWN by. I am actually off until Thursday so, go me! We were given today off, I asked for tomorrow off because of my a court date (boo!), and my boss gave me Wednesday off because I am working Saturday. So, um...huzzah?!

On Friday and Saturday night, JP and I went to see Shakespeare in the Park. It was very nice, particularly on Saturday when we were not surrounded by loud children and RUDE, non-stop yapping adults. I mean, seriously! Why bother coming out if you are not even going to pay attention to the performance?! And I noticed that a bunch of people left during intermission that first night.

I just don't get it. If you don't love the Bard and you are just going because you are pretentious, why don't you save yourself the time and gas and just lie about going to see it? Sorry, it just makes me really mad to see people treat something I love with so little respect and with absolutely no regard for those of us who were there because we actually wanted to see Shakespeare in Space (seriously, the setting was in a galaxy far away, with shiny lamé shirts and black, heavily-buckled platform boots).

Anyway, the performance was better Saturday night and I'm so glad JP was game to go again. How cool is their poster?




In other news, I just received my STP and American Idol tickets in the mail. YAY!!! I'm such a dork, you guys but I don't even care! I am not too thrilled about going to STP on my own, but I figure it's gonna be a lot of thirtysomethings like me trying to relive the good ol' days and thus, I have nothing to worry about. Still going to wear my steel toes, though. Just in case. LOL...

All the AI media is making me a little crazy, I think. I get in a hyped-up frenzy over all the interviews, etc. and I think a cooling off phase is going to be necessary if I ever hope to become a functioning member of society again.

*sigh*

Feb. 25th, 2008 10:28 pm
melcreada: (tsubasa fai fai)
*sigh*

Well, I am not going to Seattle next month, like I had hoped. I have been sad for over a week now and need to shake myself out of it already. [profile] wonderelf, [profile] nurikot, and [profile] kamidake - I am so sorry I won't get to see ya'll. I hope you have a great time. I want to see pictures, particularly of [profile] nurikot's reactions to the greatness that is Sakura Con!

*sadface*

In other news, just as I suspected, Into the Wild disturbed me greatly. I slept with the lights on for several nights after watching it, the images of that kid starving to death superimposing themselves on what I had already imagined from reading excerpts of the book. I kept seeing him out of the corner of my eye. I totally don't recommend the movie. I'm just saying. Oddly enough, it made me very scared of dying. Which is weird, considering how two of my family members died recently and how close my father and brother have come to dying in years past. And this is what scares me. Huh.

Yes, these are the thoughts that have been preoccupying me for the past week and a half. I'm so chipper!

ANYWAY, other than scaring the shit out of myself, I have been trying not to take life too seriously, as I am wont to do when I get in these "super funks." JP and the Kid's birthdays are coming up. Must finish preparing for that.

I also want to be having this. Hooray, Shakespeare!

And finally, JP asked me earlier who I would prefer to sleep with: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon. It was like asking me if I wanted a pair of Mary Janes or a pair of knee-high boots. The answer is simply, "yes."
melcreada: (sagittarius)



LOL!

Also, had to post this because it is just too hilarious: South Park clip with Philip (from Terrence & Philip) doing Shakespeare: look to the queen there, buddy!
melcreada: (magua)
Although I am all sad-like, I had to share. Was at work at an ungodly hour this morning and all the employees were talking about the impending hurricane, making it sound like it was going to be The Great Deluge. And as they were all listing the supplies they had purchased, one of the guys turned to me and asked, "What did you buy to prepare for the hurricane?" And without missing a beat, I replied, "A six pack." Bazing! I do amuse myself muchly sometimes. Especially because I actually did buy some Dos Equis yesterday.

Why I love conversing with the Kid. )

We are such dorks.

And, oddly enough, speaking of Shakespeare: a hella big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] summer_queen and [livejournal.com profile] white_death for making me think of all my favorite quotes from the Bard. A lovely way to spend half an hour.

If you see this, post a Shakespeare quote in your journal.


Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

- Sonnet CXVI: Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds

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