Sunday, September 10, 2006

Running, Feeling Good, "Lost" Cat, The Real Thing

I just went for my second run this morning. I did remarkably better than the last time, and it was only my second run! I ran almost the whole way, and my old lady shuffle had more stride and bounce. I think I might make my goal of running the whole way by my birthday.

I was planning on meeting up with some people today for the St. Paul Classic. Trouble is, I overslept. I woke up at 7am and was supposed to meet everyone at 7:15. Not enough time to get ready and go and I didn’t want people to wait for me. Because I was mad at myself, I got up anyway, putzed around on the computer for awhile and fell asleep on the couch until 11.

I haven’t had a day to sleep in since July because of the move and work and other things. Working a stressful job, a second (but fun) job, and life in general have made me incredibly tired and overwhelmed.

What I am trying to say is I feel really good today. Even though I didn’t go on the ride, I got some sleep, went on a run and am really proud of how I did, and I’ve been getting things done around the house. I feel relaxed, productive, and happy.

I also almost could have saved a lost cat. On my run I saw this cat just chilling on the sidewalk in front of someone’s house. I didn’t think much of it because I just assumed it was an outside cat. Further along my run I saw all of these signs for a lost cat, the same cat I had just seen! I didn’t have my phone on me, but when I got home I jumped in the car, went to find the sign and called the number to say I had seen the cat. The guy said they found the cat yesterday, but it is an outside cat so I really did see it. It just never came home a few days ago and they missed him. If Roscoe ever goes missing I hope someone would call me if they saw him.

Last night I went to the Guthrie’s production of The Real Thing. This was the first time I’ve seen the new Guthrie. I think the exterior is visually appalling for its location (it looks like an IKEA in the midst of Mill City) but the inside is really neat. I even saw all of the spiders that are making sweet webs between the window panes.

The production was well done. The acting, set, costumes, etc. were really great. The script was dull in parts and made the play seem a little long. I love plays and it has been a long time since I’ve seen one, so I was super excited, but I found myself getting antsy and fidgety in the last act. The play is all dialogue. Good dialogue, but two and a half hours of dialogue got to be a little old for me.

Before I went, I read reviews of the play. All of the reviews that I read said this was a story about what love really is. Apparently, real love is infidelity. I guess this says something about the reviewers.

If you like semi-witty British plays, I recommend The Real Thing. If you haven’t been to the Guthrie yet, it’s worth stopping in and looking around.

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