Sunday, January 16, 2005

weekend update

and i'm back. some quick news for this week. i found out that i don't get to go to memphis for upta like i thought, which was disappointing. i was looking forward to getting to see some of my obu theatre friends. to counter that, i got a bit of good news this week. i'm getting a tiny pay raise. it's not much, but when you make as little as i do, you take what you can get. another good thing is that i don't have to work tomorrow. thank you, dr. king. holidays like this one are funny. most white people, even if they respect mlk, might spend about a minute the whole day thinking about the difference he made in our country. and then they spend the rest of the day enjoying their time off. and trust me, i'm including myself in this. what silly selfish white people we are.

the inauguration is this week. i'd kind of like to go, but i have to work, and it would probably be too much hassle anyway. i voted for george bush (shh, don't tell anyone) with a good amount of reticence, but i'd kind of like to go because i've never been to an inauguration before. it should be interesting at the very least because of all the protesters. one cool thing i did when i moved up here was visit reagan's casket in the capitol rotunda. i stood in line for 5 and a half hours. whether you liked reagan or not, it was still a pretty historic event.

friday night, i went to see a preview for the play cloud 9 in dc on capitol hill. but by the time i got there, they were filled up. it's a small theatre. so i hung out in a coffee shop close by and waited til my friends got out. my friend clay is back in town, which makes me happy. i have a sort of volatile relationship with him, but i'm glad to see him nonetheless.

i spent most of the weekend watching movies and knitting, my newest pastime. saturday, i slept til 3:30 pm! then saturday night, or sunday morning really at about 2 am, i decided to drive all the way around the beltway. takes about an hour. i know. i'm crazy. oh well. i like being crazy.

well, happy martin luther king day.

i leave you with a quote from napoleon dynamite, quickly becoming one of my favorite movies of all time.
"i love technology, but not as much as you, you see. but still i love technology." -- kip, singing to lafawnda at their wedding


Blogger JDG said...

Heck yes Napolean Dynamite is the like the best movie ever made. Gosh.

But I don't think that it's silly to not think so hard about Martin Luther King; I think it's a common tragedy. When I was teaching in Jersey, the black kids did the same. Matter of fact, I took some time in chapel one day to talk about black heritage and kids were fooling around and being idiots. They don't pay much heed to things that aren't directly in their line of sight, which I'm afraid goes for all of us.

January 18, 2005 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger kinsey said...

well, you're right about only caring for things in our own line of sight, but they were also kids. and i think that kids are worse at it than adults. for my part, i did listen to part of his "i have a dream" speech on the radio yesterday.
and thanks for reading my blog. i think have 3 loyal readers -- you, my friends dave and marty. you should give me a shout-out on your website sometime.

ps "you're ruining everyone's lives and eating all of our steaks!"

January 18, 2005 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Tack City said...

You hear that Dave? Kinsey said we're her friends!

January 19, 2005 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

i just got a little misty-eyed, marty. that's nice.

January 19, 2005 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger kinsey said...

speaking of friends, marty, i met one of yours last night. his name is jess speaker, and he went to st. greg's. i guess he did some theatre with you. knew you from high school maybe? i can't remember. he's originally from mcloud. anyway, now he's living in virginia and working as a stage manager in the dc area. i told him i'd say hi to you for him.

January 19, 2005 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Tack City said...

Jess Speaker, huh? That's great. he was a bit of a little brother to me back in the day. Kara and I both know him a bit. Wow. Tell him hey for me.

January 20, 2005 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger kinsey said...

well, i don't know when i'll see him again. he was just out here for the regional equity auditions. but if i do, i'll make sure to say hi.

January 20, 2005 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger JDG said...

I do have a link to ya on my site. Guess you'd have to read mine to know. ;-) Maybe you mean an actual entry about it? First you'd have to say something profound! :-P

January 20, 2005 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger kinsey said...

fat chance, fat jerk!

January 20, 2005 at 10:45 AM  

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