Singleton + Writer + Book Lover + Moviegoer = Screen Spinster

Welcome to the loneliest blog on the web. I have no words of wisdom to espouse. (why does espouse sound so much like spouse? Is that word trying to rub it into my spinster brain?) Anyway, I don't own a cat. Never will. I don't cook, nor do I sew or knit, but I do spin a yarn (tale) from time to time. I have no domestic talents, I am not a domestic engineer/goddess, nor do I want to be. I'll sometimes post my views on scripts, (mine & yours or theirs) movies, television shows and maybe theatre, along with my own musings usually in the style of a poem. So pull up a rocking chair, sit back as your cherry pie bakes and stay a while if you like.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book of Mormon: North American Tour

Tonight I saw The Book of Mormon in Toronto by paying a $25 rush seat. Out of well over one hundred people tried for the lottery and I was one of the few who was chosen (random luck)! Yay me! The seat was in the balcony and off to the side, so part of the stage was difficult to see and my neck and back are sore, but it was worth that tiny bit of discomfort to watch a fun musical.

Mormon tells the tale of two missionaries who head off to Uganda to preach the words of Joseph Smith (the prophet who created mormonism). Things don't go according to the great Mormon plan.

The Book of Mormon is good. Funny and very earnest. It's definitely not as raunchy as South Park or Avenue Q (both of which I like better). The choreography wasn't that great, but the performers were very good and the songs were fun. Sometimes I couldn't understand what was being sung though, so not sure if it was a vocal thing or amplification thing. Overall, an enjoyable show that really shouldn't shock anyone. If someone is shocked by it then that person is clearly living in a sheltered bubble.

Three magical pairs of underpants out of five!

(Sorry for my constant verb tense change up. I am tired and sore)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

On Hiatus from blogging, but not from reading and writing

Two months have flown by since I've written anything here. I decided to break from the net to live a little, so I'm doing homework, reading textbooks, reuniting with grammar and syntax and editing my YA novel (lots of plotting to reconfigure). But I haven't stopped reading for fun. Historical fiction was read (The Painted Girls and The Last Runaway), children books like Jillian Jiggs, Bones Never Lie and Eye of the Crow, and, of course, my obsession with dystopian continues, finished off trilogies like Shades of Earth, Matched, and Bumped, and just finished Prodigy.

I've been to the cinema to catch Iron Man 3 (Tony Stark and Pepper have no chemistry) The Great Gatsby (I still HATE 3D) and Star Trek (Scotty steals the movie)! A lot more to see this summer. Looking forward to Pacific Rim, Superman, anything by Pixar and the movie I am itching to see the most is Before Midnight (I pretend I'm Celine in search of Jesse on the streets of Toronto, but don't tell my boyfriend that).

In the immortal words of the Terminator, "I'll be back."