First, everyone needs to go sign this petition right now. It's in support of the fight for equal treatment under the law for the women of Iran, and there's no reason for anyone to not sign it. From the petition: "Iranian women’s rights activists are initiating a wide campaign demanding an end to discriminatory laws against women in the Iranian law. The Campaign “One Million Signatures Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws” is a follow-up effort to the peaceful protest of the same aim, which took place on June 12, 2006 in Haft-e Tir Square in Tehran."
I'm going to the Red Sox game tonight and so pumped I could punch a wall. Luckily I have restraint. Last night was my debut game with my team, Strangers in the Alps, in the adult kickball league playing in Boston that Yuval introduced me to. Even though we lost 0-2 I had a razzmatazz of a good time. I even got on base after my second time at bat! Then part of the team headed over to Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square (our official sponsor bar) for food and debauchery. All in all, it was worth missing the new episodes of Ugly Betty and Lost--which is saying a lot.
Watch this video and see how long you can keep yourself from saying "Awwww!"
My parents and sister are coming to Boston for Memorial Day weekend, so I'm obviously very excited for said weekend to get here. This was the first year I wasn't able to be home for Mom's birthday or Mother's Day, so I'm really missing the fam (though that's nothing new). Adrienne is still doing the AD thing in Jersey, but I'll be seeing her at the end of the month, yay! I recently found out that The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is returning to Barrington Stage Co. this summer from June 18-July 5. If you are going to be anywhere near MA during that time, I implore you to go see this show. You will not regret it, and you'll probably be moved to tears by the end (just like I was for every single one of its 20+ performances that I worked on last summer). It is absolutely stunning.
To all my graduating Kenyon senior folks: CONGRATULATIONS! You did it. I hope the weather at your Commencement is much better than ours was last year. I'm terribly sad I won't be there to see you all off into the world, but such is the peril of a competitive airline industry and rising oil prices.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Muslimah Media Watch