This weekend has had its ups and downs.
On Friday night, Ellen and I drove to Spring Green to see the American Players Theatre production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, which they are touting as "Shakespeare's funniest play." True or not, I'll have to find out some other time.
We drove through a little storm on the way, but they perform in "light rain" so we sat in the wet as the show started. Thunder and lightning shortly the first act sent us all back up to the concession/shelter area where we stood uncomfortably for awhile. Eventually the PA system informed us that we had the National Weather Service's assurance of safety. The show resumed, and we were enjoying ourselves until another storm system moved into the area. At the end of the first act, we were moved back to the shelter, and the second act was cancelled on the recommendation of the Weather Service. APT policy says we can exchange our tickets for another performance.
Anyway, hanging out with Ellen is always enjoyable, so it wasn't a wasted evening. One assumes that we'll be going to another show later on, which I'd very much like to do. It was a good show (the first act, anyway -- and I doubt very much that they go all Casino Royale in the second act).
On Saturday I had Jimi's bachelor party to attend. We played Karaoke Revolution, and I came in 3rd place out of 6 thanks to my ability to muddle through two songs I don't know very well and one song I don't know at all. If the melody of James Brown's Joy to the World had gone where I expected it to go, I would have done much better. Still 3rd place, but much better. I also finally got a look at Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, and it looks incredibly bad. Entertaining, but... not a Leisure Suit Larry game. I didn't feel good about myself for enjoying it. S'okay. The rest of the evening was pretty enjoyable, and the salsa I made went over really well, which puts me in a weird situation. On one hand, I now have something other than hummus to bring to social functions. On the other hand, I used to make hummus so that I'd be bringing something I like that no one else will eat. Meh. I'll probably keep bringing hummus to work on Food Day.
Today I watched What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?, which was interesting. It's a documentary that discusses quantum physics, spirituality and neural biology or (as Douglas Adams would call it) "life, the universe and everything." Online reviews of the movie are all over the map, and they all have to be taken with a grain of salt. The extremely positive reviews are too gushingly positive, and the extremely negative ones come from students of physics too quick to point out the involvement of the new-agey Ramtha School of Enlightenment in the production of the film. Personally, I found the portions relating to quantum physics to be a fair layman's crash course in Quantum Physics For People Not Interested In Quantum Physics, which is a distinction a lot of people apparently can't make. I don't think that the arguments provided by the film should be taken by anybody as facts, but they're interesting theories.