Later I came home and took my younger son to his violin lesson. My gifted child forgot his violin. And his music book. Even though I reminded him twice. I should have checked to make sure that they were actually in the van. While he was having his lesson on a borrowed, too-large violin, I sat in the music store that is attached to the studio and read The Surgeon's Mate. I laughed so hard I thought they were going to ask me to leave. It was the part where the Ariel is sailing past Elsinore, and Jack says that he was once in a production of Hamlet, and Stephen asks what role he played, and after stalling while doing ship stuff, Jack admits that he played Ophelia. He was not pretty enough to be a girl, so a different midshipman played her in the dialogue scenes and the death scene, but Jack put on a dress and went out to sing as Ophelia. He brags about how many times he was called back for ovations, and sings for Stephen, "Young men will do't/An they come to't/By Cock they are to blame." How can anyone blame me for howling?
Tomorrow I get to see perkypaduan and vertigo66 again, along with gblvr and a friend of hers whom I know from a decade ago in Voyager fandom...and we all get to see HP:POA! Am trying to decide whether it is close enough now that I can get excited.
I am posting this only because she was my answer and I suspect she will snort about it, when her usual partner in crime tells her about it since I haven't seen her around here in ages!
|cruisedirector's LJ stalker is elladans_witch!|
|elladans_witch is stalking you because you said something bad about them on your LJ. They are also not very liked around here!|