10th Muse

Second of three catch up posts for the New Year...

What else has been going on, you ask? Ah yes, I am still obsessed with The Big Bang Theory. Of course I purchased the dvds of the first season and have already finished watching them . In fact I’m actually rewatching them. The only thing that has quelled my current obsession for TBBT is the release of the season two dvds of Greek (which I just picked up on sale for 20% off YAY). There has been no indication when the Canadian stations will be airing season two and I have no desire to sit here twiddling my thumbs while the Americans are already enjoying season three. I’ll be watching those dvds this weekend. Oh Cappie, how I have missed you!!!

Sadly (and I prewarn all Twilighters not to bash me for this) Taylor Lautner has been confirmed to reprise his role of Jacob Black in New Moon. DANG. Taylor seems way too young and way too blah for Jacob. I was really hoping for someone more, ahem, appropriate. For example...



I don't know about you but if he were Jacob Black I wouldn't give Edward Cullen a second thought...

As for other movies, I am eagerly awaiting the release of Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans…mostly for Michael Sheen. His character, Lucian, was my favourite in the original movie and it was his story I wished they had focused on. Apparently my wish is coming true in this sequel. And bonus: Bill Nighy is back as Viktor. He is a hoot. I loved him in Love Actually.

In my financial developments... 

Money news. OMG I actually have money now. Well sort of, kind of. Next week I am cashing in some RRSPs to (a) pay out a large chunk of the remainder of my debt management program and (b) to have extra money to tide me over until the completion of my debt management program which will occur in exactly 94 days. What does having money mean? Retail therapy 101. I have already purchased a couple of new tops so I don’t look like a complete slob who has worn the same clothes for three years now. I’ll be getting some new things for the apartment – linen, cookware. And of course you have already heard about the big dvd purchases. Yep, I’ve splurged. Spent about $70 today.  Plus I have plenty of $$$ for groceries so I do plan on eating healthier than ever this year.

I will also be able to save some money to take some small vacations this year. Nothing major. Of course, a day trip to Stratford to the Shakespeare Festival is a must. I haven’t been there since the DMP started. I’ll be going back this season to see A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Oh come on…it’s a musical comedy AND it is set in Ancient Rome. I’m bound to love it on that very premise alone. Trip number two is shaping up to be a weekend in Ottawa. The Canadian Museum of Civilization has two major exhibits that I am drooling over….Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (on now until Aug 16) and Mythic Beasts: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids (May 15-Sep 20). Not to be outdone, the National Gallery will be showing From Raphael to Annibale Carraci: The Art of Papal Rome (May 29-Sep 6). Needless to say, I’ll schedule the Ottawa visit sometime when all three exhibits overlap. They better not have moved that statue of Samuel DeChamplain or I’ll be pissed!!! The last trip if at all possible would be to go to New York, possibly around my birthday, for a 4 or 5 night stay. Why? Why not? I haven’t been since I was a teenager and I really did enjoy it there. I think I can afford it. Hair is going to be making its triumphant return to Broadway this year which, for me, is reason enough to go. Shakespeare in Central Park will be on at the same time. Oh, and a certain little event called the U.S. Open also happens to occur then as well. I won’t get my hopes up though. Definitely Stratford and OttawaNew York, well that is a little project in the making. We’ll see how it goes. Worst case scenario there are at least a bunch of fab shows on in Toronto this year. In two weeks Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will be presenting, The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, the Art Gallery will feature the exhibit Sin & Salvation: Holman Hunt & the Pre-Raphaelite Vision from Feb 14-May 10 and last but not least, the Royal Ontario Museum has scheduled the Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that changed the World (which, sadly, is the closest I’m likely going to get to the Shrine of the Book). Spring Awakening will be the spring musical from Mirvish Productions and the debut of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is their fall musical. Finally, The Corononation of Poppea (yet another ancient Rome musical) will be presented by Opera Atelier. In other words, good things ahead in arts and culture this year. No sign of Jesus Christ Superstar as yet but you never know...

Hmmm, it appears I may have found just the right man to go with me to all these events...which leads to the next and final post of the day. 

  • Current Location: home
  • Current Mood: cheerful positive
  • Current Music: Circus - Britney
The Squee Reply!
I am still obsessed with The Big Bang Theory.

It's on "fire"! *squee* *squee* *squee*

the release of the season two dvds of Greek (which I just picked up on sale for 20% off YAY)

*squee*

I don't know about you but if he were Jacob Black I wouldn't give Edward Cullen a second thought...

I agree Michael Copon makes a much better Jacob...not that I like either character....but while we're at it can we change Jasper? The movie version is SO NOT even close to the book version and he deserves better than what he got!

Bill Nighy is back as Viktor

*squee*

completion of my debt management program

Congratulations!!!

a day trip to Stratford to the Shakespeare Festival is a must.

And Mary's driving which is soooo a bonus!

Trip number two is shaping up to be a weekend in Ottawa.

*squee* *squee*

In two weeks Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will be presenting, The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

*squee* *squee*

Royal Ontario Museum has scheduled the Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that changed the World

*squee*

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is their fall musical. Finally, The Corononation of Poppea (yet another ancient Rome musical) will be presented by Opera Atelier.

*squee* *squee*


Edited at 2009-01-11 12:15 am (UTC)
Re: The Squee Reply!
I think you have set the 'squee' record - most squees in one post. BTW, even EW suggested Michael Copon for Jacob. I have no objection to their other proposal = Steven Straight from 10,000 BC. Either one would have made a great Jacob. As for Jasper they need someone like Eric from Gossip Girl only older. The Princeps is probably too old for the part and I doubt he'd do it. I know we thought of someone before but I just can't remember who??
Well, all your plans sound delightful. It is true that there is nothing like a bit of money to ease a ton of stresses.
You have no idea what a difference it will make. It will be like doubling my salary once my debts are paid off.
I have been the recipient of a surprise inheritance, so I know what you mean about how the money can make a difference. I was never avaricious, but the profound relief that can come from paying off one's debts completely can never be replaced.
That is exactly how I feel - it is a profound relief to be debt free. It is such a scary feeling when you are in debt. You are always afraid something will happen that you will need money for. I just want to be able to enjoy the comfort of saving enough money so that I don't have to worry about those unexpected emergencies.
Yeah, that's it exactly. The feeling of security and relief is indescribable. When you are worry-free then you can get on with your life! You can do what you want! If you don't feel like cooking one night you can splurge a little and order Chinese! Instead of pawing through grubby OLD DVDs at the library you can stroll through Blockbuster and BUY a NEW one! LOL. Just two examples. XD