Friday, January 27, 2006

Running around, trying everything new...

And this just in via e-mail…"Can it be, the Blog-Queen is not blogging?? Your fan club will revolt! Some of them are already revolting, mentioning no names - but let's not get into insults. All okay? just insanely busy?”

So, umm… profuse apologies!

Yes, yes… just insanely busy… Two presentations to give in different classes this week, one of which involved writing a draft thesis proposal – already! It’s only my second semester! I was engulfed in books last weekend….

Did that presentation on Monday, only to pop up for air long enough to get the election results before submerging myself in material for a (3-hour) presentation for another class yesterday.

And just in case you're thinking that all work and no play makes Sarah a dull girl... Never fear… I did make time for play, too. Went to see the musical “Evita” on Tuesday night, featuring my qualitative research methods professor as Juan Peron. (His real passion is opera, academics are a close second, I think… And he’s a brilliant prof, so you can just imagine his life as a performer.) And last night, went to an operatic production of Dead Man Walking put on the by Calgary Opera. The singing was great, but the production was hideously overdone and melodramatic (even for an opera) – in my humble opinion, of course!

So…. Don’t cry for me, fellow bloggers. The truth is, I never left you.

PS: In case you're wondering about the title, I'm not actually "running around" yet... Still on the walking program with the knee. I was happy this week to be spared needles in my leg by my Physiotherapist. He gave me a good handful of them in the back, instead. Something about too much core work... Will update on the running and knees more in the next post.

8 comments:

robtherunner said...

I could use a musical right now in my life. It has been years since my wife and I went to the theater. I guess 4 kids kind of puts a damper on those things. Thanks for keeping us updated.

sissoula said...

How cool to see your prof on stage as Juan Peron. The best and most memorable teachers, in my experience, are the ones with a flair for drama.

Janice said...

Hi Sarah,

Well. . .at least you made time for fun.

Or was that musical painful?

Janice~

Turtle Guy said...

Remind me to tell you - if I haven't already - about the play production I was in: Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens. I played a bit part, a school boy named Graymarsh. I also played in the background, sitting at a table in the cafe - next to none other than Lisa Wilton (writes entertainment for the Calgary Sun now).

Checking in to be sure you received my email too! Happy to hear you're enjoying yourself...

Susan said...

A muscial would be nice . . .

Sarah Elaine said...

The musical was wonderful. Thanks for the perspective, Rob. Grass is always greener, as they say...

ipodmomma said...

you are very funny...

there is nothing more I can say to you....

...but all you have to do is look at me to know that every word is true...

:))))))

sometimes life intervenes... glad to hear that all is well, and that you've been out kicking up your heels in other ways!

Chrystal said...

I've only been to a couple of Opera/ Musicals (outside of school plays)Phantom and Joseph...it may be time to see another