Monday, August 13, 2007
All his friends will smile as he waves to greet them
It's nut-cuttin' time around here.
I've got two days at work to finish pulling this grant together as far as possible before I leave on holiday for a week, and when I get back I don't expect to see my bed for a couple of days until this baby is handed over to the courier. I sure know how to plan my holidays, don't I?
But I'm pretty much at the point where it's just a matter of waiting for other people to get their parts ready, so ... I'm taking my kid to the Fringe Festival! We can only spare Wednesday afternoon, so we are only taking in two plays - Jihad Me at Hello and The Circus is Coming to Town. The first one was at the Fringe last year and I really wanted to see it then, but couldn't fit it in, so I'm chuffed that it's back.
You may recall me going on and on last year about the Marthas doing the fringe, when we saw Drinking in America, PS-69, and that zany zombie survivalist production, Eat My Brain. And if you are planning a trip to the big show, the granddaddy of western Canadian fringe festivals - the Edmonton Fringe Festival - you must see Eat My Brain, which has a half dozen showings there this year. You'll be glad you did. Honest and for true.
I've had the theme song to Postman Pat stuck in my head all day, possibly because we watched 24 Hour Party People last night. I guess if you have never watched the film, the connection between those two seems tentative, but there's a character in 24 Hour Party People, John the Postman, who's ... well, he's a postman. Like Pat. See?
Anyway, I used to make Eva watch Postman Pat when she was a toddler and now I 'm trying to force you to watch this clip. Awww, go ahead, it's really cute.