I’m feeling less than inspired to think of putting sentences together in an orderly fashion tonight… and there are zero coherent thoughts running through my brain right about now… unless you count the one about Mary’s little lamb joining the shearing club whilst carrying a machine gun. That’s a normal day in my neighborhood.
If you follow me on Facebook, you can ignore this paragraph since I’ve already waxed something other than poetic about this particular topic. Saturday the world learned that we lost Jonathan Crombie, aka Gilbert Blythe. He was only 48. As Anne would say, It was such a Jonah day! This generation has Edward and Bella (or whatever their names are… I haven’t actually seen or read the Twilight books… shoot me). My generation had Anne and Gilbert… a love story for the ages. I’ve been a huge Anne of Green Gables fan since the age of 5 when my mom read me the abridged version of the first book. It was love at first listen. A few years later I watched the made-for-television movies and the characters I had grown to love in the books were brought to life, and I now had a face to put to each character. Jonathan Crombie played Gilbert Blythe beautifully and a crush was born at the age of 7. He portrayed the ideal man, and a throng-full of pre-teen/teen brace-wearers swooned into their Cheerios at the thought of him… or at least the character he played. Rest in peace, Jonathan, my first movie boyfriend.
In other news… on Wednesday we got a foot of snow. This winter has been mild. We started out promising in December/early January but then the clouds dried up and we had very few snowstorms. In an attempt to make up for the drought, came this lil’ gift on tax day… I told you no good comes from tax day!
But thank you for the water reserves!
Four Seasons Theatre Company put out some of their Mary Poppins advertising. FYI: If you were wondering who the perfect person to play Mary Poppins was, look no further… Sarah Huff won… She was born to play the part and you pretty much don’t want to miss her! She even looks like Mary… see below. I got to watch a very rough draft of most of the first act on Saturday whilst waiting for my scene’s turn… it was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Clickety Clack on over to like their Facebook page: Four Seasons Theatre Company
Meanwhile… if anyone can give me a case of Jack Daniels I might be able to loosen the helium balloons up in the acting department. I’m too self-conscious, but I do a great impression of a stiff, board-like boulder. Any tips on how to get out of one’s head and become one with the character?