Yesterday was good, though. I took a day off work yesterday and completely failed to do anything constructive. After that, I met theenigma42, lord_alucard and our friend Chad and we drove to APT to see their production of Macbeth. It's easily the best live production I've ever seen (which sounds less impressive when you've seen the live productions I've seen, but I didn't mean it like that). As tends to be the case with APT, much of the cast was shared between Macbeth and the production of The Merry Wives of Windsor which Ellen and I saw earlier this summer. Anyway, it was your usual Macbeth-played-by-college-professors-and-m
What was a bad thing was the couple sitting next to me. A couple of minutes into the performance they were giggling over the fact that the actors were speaking with accents. They laughed at inappropriate moments all through the first act (hence the subject of this post) and eventually quieted down during the second. The name Duncan was, apparently, a great sense of mirth to the girl, and the guy laughed every time people spoke in unison -- especially when they said "aye." Oh, and on the way out they were talking about how "Macduff" sounds like a Batman sound effect (ala "Pow!" and "Thok!" and "Nuts!"
I guess people are easily amused.
When we got back into town we went to Denny's, partly because Keith can actually eat there but mostly because we all harbor fond memories of the Middleton Denny's. There was a group of teenage guys at another table who really annoyed the waitstaff by switching tables and having a hard time deciding what they wanted. Actually, they knew what they wanted, and it was distracting them. There a room full of girls in the hotel next door who were dancing around in front of the window and lifting up their shirts and doing all those things that girls do in late-night television commercials. Thanks to the dim light in their room the girls were lit only as silhouettes, so nobody saw anything. I'm pretty sure the girls didn't realize that. The guys in the restaurant kept beckoning them over, but eventually the girls got bored and the guys went outside, presumably to find ingress into the hotel. It didn't happen, and eventually they came back.
Like I said, I guess people are easily amused.