I'll be in Boston next Friday through Monday (Labor Day) for brass_rat
's wedding. Oh, and I am also collaborating with farwing
on doing their ketubah. It needs to go to the printer, like, Sunday night, so I am hoping the final Hebrew text gets to me by then. :-)
Besides High Holiday choir stuff, I will be spending September doing another small-scale G&S production with teddyleevin
, this time of The Gondoliers
, as Vittoria and/or Inez. Three shows: a concert version for the G&S Society
on Friday night 9/14, then two fully staged performances on Fri and Sat nights 9/28-29. Anyone want to come and sing chorus with me? We need people of all voice parts!( family and travel notes )
In my latest adventures with the New York Public Library, I am reading Infinite Jest
, which I am enjoying, although not (yet) in the life-changing way that others
seem to find
. Impressive, though, yes, and complex and engaging yes. At 1079 pages, counting almost 100 pages of elaborate footnotes, it's kind of told by accretion. In Dave Eggers' foreword, he mentions that it took him about a month to read. I seem to be managing about 100 pages a day, which may mean I don't have to schlep it with me to Boston next weekend. :-) It's hard to fathom that I am really not even halfway
into it, which maybe I will grasp the depths more adequately as I go on.
Work is being good but psychologically taxing in a variety of ways. It's reached that point in the summer where I feel like I have almost entirely lost track of what year it is, because "this year" (school-wise) already means 2013 and "next year" is likely to mean 2014.
Shabbat dinner at our house tonight... which I had better go start doing some prep work for!