Monday, March 24, 2008

Running and More Running

The Ives play was a bust. I didn't make it due to... either insanity or illness. It's so hard to know what is which sometimes. Oh well... nothing ventured... yeah that's right, nothing gained. heh.

But enough whining. On to the shapeless future.

For your mindless entertainment... I found this on a friend's site. Go calculate your worth: I'm not telling how many cannibals I can juggle!

And yes, it's time for another installment of the Attack/Ambush Bookclub! Click and discuss!

And what have I done lately? Thanks to the best movie reviewers/lenders around, I did get a chance to watch Casino Royale, the latest Bond movie. For a long while, I wasn't too sure of the movie... it seemed to be a pale imitation of a bad Tom Cruise movie. OO7 jumped, hopped, and skipped onto every exploding tanker in the Western Hemisphere with nary a scratch... thens snoozed through a curiously inactive poker game (was that intermission and I just wasn't in the know?)... and just when I picked up my laptop, the movie heated up, took off, spun around... Oh my! my palpitating heart! And curses, it was curfew time! I plan to watch it again, to make sure I didn't miss a crumb or two of intrigue. And oh the banter! I did enjoy that subtle, cutting English wit/sarcasm.

So what have I done lately? Ahem, I swear I've been out on a couple of good runs... and I actually signed up for an 8k in Laurens, SC this weekend. Here are the dirty details.... Yes it takes place on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 5:00 PM. The venue is Laurens Little River Trail, 345 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 . The race will attempt to answer many frivolous questions... will I be able to find the starting point? And what about a PR? Can it happen? Shall I make the extra mileage? Tune in on Sunday to... read about the senseless carnage! Unlike 007, there will be more than just a scratch. Unless I only scratch the surface... oh yeah, in that case, it will be my usual nonevent lol. But hey, LOL makes everything nice!

But back to reality: According to the brochure, the race starts on the picturesque Little River Bridge; the course is hilly and fast. The 8 kilometer course winds its way past downtown, historic residential neighborhoods, and finishes along the scenic river trail. I can't wait! Oh wait... hills... what was I thinking????? Oh dear, I've signed up for a 007 run! And I'm built like Ms. Moneypenny or whatever her poor, tired name was...

On the other hand, iff you're not psycho and are looking for a nice, relaxing Georgia race, you might try The INAUGURAL DAWG TROT 5K RUN/WALK in Athens,Georgia on Saturday, March 29th at UGA Stegman Coliseum 100 Smith Street

Come join the UGA Alumni Association for the Inaugural DAWG Trot 5K Run/Walk to be held on the campus of the University of Georgia. The race will wind through the campus, past Stanford Stadium, Stegman Coliseum, and Butts/Mehr Building.

Fees: $15.00 by 3/19/08, $20.00 afterwards to race day.
Online Reg. Closes: March 27, 2008 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The entire course is run on paved streets throughout the campus of the University of Georgia. Packet pickup and race day registration will be held at Stegman Coliseum beginning at 7:00AM. This event is part of the 2008 Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series.

And we'll end out this pitiful blog effort with a bit on the theatre. Check out Clue: The Musical at The Schaeffer Center in Toccoa, GA on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29 at 8 PM. Ticket prices will be $15 for adults and $10 for students and may be ordered by calling HCT at 706-839-1315 or by ordering online.

Based on the popular board game, CLUE brings the world’s best-known murder suspects to life on the stage and invites the audience to play along to solve the mystery. The suspects sing, dance and joke their way into your heart... or into suspicion, as you guess which one of the 216 possible endings, different every performance, is the answer to: whodunit, in what room, with what weapon.

Hone your detective skills as you try to decide who killed Mr. Boddy, the musical's savvy host, who senses motive in the air. His guests won't rest easily until he rests permanently.

Was it Mrs. Peacock, well-traveled, well-known and well-preserved? Could the murderer have been Mr. Green - Sultan of the stock market, King of Commodities - an entrepreneur who owns the world’s most popular discount air carrier, Pennies in Heaven? Perhaps it was Colonel Mustard who stormed bunkers and triumphed in war... not with might, but imagination?

Would your choice be Miss Scarlet - an actress, well a singer - no, more like a performer. She does it all! That's what her men friends tell her. How about Professor Plum? He's an author by trade, intellect by birth, Southern by choice. Don’t overlook Mrs. White, the cook/housekeeper who works seven, long hard days a week with no rest for her weary bones, muscles, hands, feet, eyes, nose, hair...

That sounds like fun! Since I'll be in the opposite direction, I might be checking out The Anderson Celtic Street Fest at 7:30pm. For more info go to

And that's it for tonight. Good night!

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