Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Date Night, and Bird of the Year Results!

A wee group of us went to see The Middlemarch Singles Ball, an OFA theatre adaptation of the organising committee process one year when they discover all the tickets have sold out - to women, and there are no single farmers left with which to satisfy them.  A production by the Globe Theatre, it was a delightful way to spend an evening.  A touch awkward in parts, but an entertaining story reasonably well portrayed by a cast of only 4, and only 2 set changes.  I was impressed with the story's ability to portray the action of an entire community and a 500-strong ball contingent with only those 4 characters.  Cleaver scene choice, I guess.  (how fascinating a study would be a PhD in the arts?!  Next endeavour?! ...I'm kidding, Mum.  No more study, I promise).  So that was lovely, and as always, a delight catching up with The Authoress.  One more on Friday for OFA, but will save that for later.

Kereru did not win Bird of the Year, again.  However I shall begrudgingly admit that the Karearea is sufficiently BAMF to take out the top spot.

And yes, I am procrastinating sufficiently by making the results into a sweet sweet graph:

Colour for emphasis.  Yeah that's right, Bellbird.  (and we're going to pretend not to see the Fantail there above us, right Kereru?!  Its ok sweetie, next year). to be Skua.  Heh.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes yes, Fantails are cute, but can they knock someone out with their scat alone?!

  2. DO NOT BE FOOLED! A PhD in the humanities might sound like fun, but it is a depressing, demoralising, stressful, isolating experience! ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE!

    PS: see you for cultural date night round two tomorrow.