OK - break time from writing.
I still have yet to finish this paper. For some reason, I've had a huge mental block about it. I think part of it is that I truly care about the subject matter at hand. So somehow, I feel as if I have to be brilliant in order to even begin to enter into the scholarship being done by the likes of Jill Dolan, Stacy Wolf, David Roman, etc. Not that I have any grand ideas of this paper getting published or something. . . it's my first paper in grad school, after all. But because I care about it, I want my ideas and my writing to be worthy, somehow. Hmm. I'm not really making any sense at all. Perhaps another cup of coffee is in order.
I haven't written on the LJ in a while. Not much exciting has happened in my life. Last weekend, I think I went out with ubiquity75
every night. I won't go into details, but good times were had by all at various points - some of them involving back rooms and leather couches - hmmm. . . if only I had been invovled in the porn-like nature of those times. :) Ahh, well. I had my own good times, I suppose.
I hope to be super productive this weekend. Hopefully, I can spend the day writing this paper and continue revising it as the weekend goes on.
Random Survivor update: Thank GOD they voted out Bobby Jon last night. While cute, the boy is probably one of the dumbest people to ever appear on reality television - and that's saying a lot. (That's right, I enjoy Survivor. . . let's not judge)
OK - back to writing....but before I leave....a Jill Dolan quote that's about to be plunked down into my paper: Theatre can move us toward understanding the possibility of something better, can train our imaginations, inspire our dreams and fuel our desires in ways that might lead to incremental cultural change. . . in the performer's grace, in the audience's generosity, in the lucid power of intersubjective understanding. . . these are the moments when we can believe in utopia. These are the moments theatre and performance make possible.