Basically, today I went to eat at Beijing-Tokyo with Jill and Aunt Cam, and Amy, of course, because she's always there. Then Jill and I loitered in the parking lot for a long while before going to K-mart. There we found lying cupcakes, analyzed lemon sweets, and strolled around while I spoiled an entire movie for her. (If you're planning to watch The Other Boleyn Girl just for the Benedict Cumberbatch scenes, don't waste your time. There aren't enough.)
Anyway, following up from last week's blog, as I'm sure you've all read in the comments section: I got the job! I'm going to be working as a production assistant on a short film in Louisville next month. It's only for nine days, but I'm hoping it will be very useful, educational, and fun. And hopefully I'll make some good connections. In the meantime, I'll be here in BG, hopefully getting a job before too long, and always looking for my chance to move to and work in London. Any leads? Let me know!
Also as a follow-up, I still haven't bought either of the books I asked your opinions on last week, but I'm leaning toward A Girl Called Fearless. Speaking of books, though, I just read an excellent novel by Jennifer Donnelly called Revolution. It's the account of a troubled musician living in modern times who finds the diary of an aspiring actress who lived during the French Revolution, and it follows both of their stories. It's a really compelling read, and it taught me some things I didn't know about French history and about the catacombs of Paris. Did you know that there are around six MILLION people buried down there?!? Also, the book is where I got the title for this blog post. The quote, in full, is: "Think you only kings have power? Stand on a stage and hold the hearts of men in your hands. Make them laugh with a gesture, cry with a word. Make them love you. And you will know what power is."
Boom. Perfect segue into the Theatre Thursday section of this blog. And the topic this week is, unsurprisingly, Les Miserables. I've already gushed about this to Jill, but all of you should check out the video I'm about to link to. The Dallas Theater Center is currently doing a unique production of Les Mis that features all the same music and the same classic story, but with modernized costumes, sets, and staging. It's a timeless story, and they're taking a leap setting it in modern times, which seems like a bold and exciting take on the well-known musical. I so wish I were in Dallas to see this!
But seriously, someone, please, take me to Texas!