Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I promise there have been things going on, but for the moment, what dominates my mind is this:

It's in the dollar theater.  We saw it for the third time last Saturday.  We're going again at our next possible earliest available moment.  Not to sound like a broken record, but everyone go see it.  It is amazing.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


No electricity.
No heat.
No telephone.
No internet.
No TV.

This must be just exactly how the Pioneers felt...*

It's a process.  Things are falling into place.  Details to follow.

* ... Gosh, I sound spoiled.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hale Freezes Over

Last weekend was the Hale Freezes Over race, sponsored by the Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah.  It was freezing cold, but a great way to start off a new year of running.

Our usually large family group of runners was reduced to just me this time (Julie was on hand as an event photographer and supporter, as she wasn't feeling quite up to it due to recent climate issues in our apartment), and I opted for the 5K run, as opposed to the offered 5K walk or 10K run.  The course was moderate, except for that insane uphill slope for the last half mile, and the crowd was pretty good too.  I didn't quite reach my time goal for this first race (I think running in the frigid out-of-doors really does make a difference), but I was still really satisfied.  Coming in at about 22:30 I placed 3rd in my age group (perfect time for them to just give medals to the 1st placers, right?), and 9th overall.  They did have a lot of great prizes in the drawing, none of which we won, but the prizes just for running were pretty awesome too.  They included a nice, long-sleeved race shirt, assorted gift certificates, a snazzy "Participant" ribbon, and two tickets for the upcoming production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, not to mention the nice snacks they had, which included pizza!  Now that's what I call incentive.  They even included a discount on their upcoming fall (optional costumed) 5K, Highway to Hale.

I just love 5Ks that have clever swears in their title.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Beginning of the End

After 9 long, dreary LOST-less TV months, it has returned...

This tantalizing teaser poster almost gave me chills as I examined each face on display...

So yes, last night the final season of LOST premiered, and it certainly delivered.  A new storytelling device in place, the season started out in classic, explosive fashion, presenting a lot of new mysteries, but setting itself up to answer many old favorites.  Just in case some of my very many readers haven't watched yet, I won't write much about it, but suffice it to say LOST is back, and in excellent form.  Some new faces, some familiar faces, some faces we haven't seen in years!

But can I just say?...  I thought I had cried my last tears for Juliet Burke...