At the end of June, I went to see Macbeth at Western Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach. My younger son read the Scottish play in his high school English class this year, so I had wanted to take him to see a performance. I thought about the National Theatre Live … Continue reading I Saw a Play and the RA Fan A to Z: F
No, Raymond, not that beach! And don't you own a bathing suit? It's going to be hot! (Blurry picture of the Guylty RAPS that will, of course, accompany me.) We're heading for our annual trek to Osoyoos, British Columbia for a week in the sun. Here's the view last year from the window of the … Continue reading Heading to the Beach!
Last week, my son's school year was finally done and I had a one-evening reprieve from my killer workload. A group of 7 female colleagues from my office went to its first movie night (of many, I hope), choosing to see Ocean's 8. We tried for a group of 8 in the spirit of the movie, but … Continue reading Group of 7 Watch Ocean’s 8
Time for a few more answers to Guylty's 2018 Fan A to Z Challenge. (Continued from here.) B. Which of his chaRActers do you think RA is most like? Which is he most unlike? Richard Armitage has recently talked about being quite like Rowan Jackman, the detective in his latest audiobook project, Their Lost Daughters by Joy … Continue reading Richard Armitage Fan A to Z Challenge: B to E
What the heck is going on this week? I have had some really strange experiences. Some are of my own making, like staying at my empty office with my teenage son until midnight last night while spurring him on to finish his final school project of the year. Done... and now I know way more … Continue reading Weirdness in the Air
Guylty has issued another fun fan challenge, in the form of a Fan A to Z. I finally have a few moments to tackle the first letter only, so, here goes... A. If you added up all the money spent on DVDs, cinema tickets, accommodation, theatre tickets, fan art, audio books etc., how expensive has … Continue reading Richard Armitage Fan A to Z Challenge: A
Almost everyone knows the story of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I myself, though, had never read it, and listening to Richard Armitage perform it as an audiobook was a good first experience. Reading or listening to a book when you know the answer to the mystery, though, … Continue reading The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
I haven't had much time lately -- for watching movies or for writing -- so this is a catch-up post of some movies I've seen over the past several months. I've actually been a bit wary of posting my not-so-mainstream thoughts on some of these too. However, throwing caution to the wind, here goes ... … Continue reading Movie Catch-up
I've been feeling really stressed lately and any sort of "balance" seems far out of reach. I used to joke that I don't have "work/life balance", I have "work/work balance"! But I don't even think that's really the problem. I precariously juggle work and life (defined for me as family obligations) without dropping too many … Continue reading The Elusive “Balance”
A little over year ago, I was having a run of what Fatima called "tech suck". Happily, the hatred shown to me by my devices seemed to have died down soon after. Lulled into a false sense of security by the lack of overt attacks, I was taken by surprise when it all started happening again! … Continue reading Technology (Still) Hates Me!