Saturday, November 04, 2006

Different Kind of Saturday

I didn't make anything today. I sort of just had one spontaneous outing after another. Nick had to be at school at 8am. His school's drama department hosted a competition. There were five school drama teams participated in putting on a one-act, 35 minute play. He was to go on stage at 10am, so rather than go all the way back home, I decided to hang out and find a store. Nothing was open until 9, except K-Mart (a department store) so I went in and looked around. I picked up some little things I thought I would use for my chunky book pages but when I got them home, I changed my mind. I also bought a couple of t-shirts. They were half-price. By the time I checked out it was just after nine, so I went to Books-a-Million and looked around a bit until time to go back to the school.

I was so proud of Nick. He's been getting sick; lots of coughing. But he managed to keep it together for the show and really projected. His character was "tragedy" and he was very dramatic, with big arm movements. He and "comedy" had a little argument which was really funny. One of my favorite lines, though, was delivered by another actor. She was "opera" and argued with an instrumentalist who happened to play the flute. The flautist, in her frustration, asked "What makes you so SURE of yourself?" to which the vocalist replied, "I'm a soprano." I'm an alto (well, mezzo soprano) so I laughed really hard.

When they were finished, I came on home and hung out with Michael, took him out because he wanted to buy a hat, came back and took a short nap and then cooked supper. Then Michael and I went back to the school to see the awards given out and to see who won. Oh of the judges was a guy I went to college with. The last time I saw him, I was pregnant with Nick. It was so fun when he asked if I had a student in the play and I was able to point Nick out. He said "Oh, he is a really good actor. He's very talented." (This was after the judging and everything was over).

We've just been hanging out tonight. We watched "What about Bob?" which was filmed near here. Richard Dreyfus and Bill Murray...funny combination.

I am so sleepy. Changing the clocks back sure makes bedtime welcome. Sorry I don't have any pictures to share.

Huh? What's that? Ohhhh Who won????

Nick's school won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay! They were awesome.


Amy said...

Congratulations to Nick! I had to laugh too at the "I'm a soprano" line. I'm an alto too :)

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

Wow, that's fantastic Nicks school won. Is acting something he wants to continue doing? Sounds like you had a pretty nice, relaxing Saturday all in all!

Julie H said...

Sounds blissful! Congratulations to Nick.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Nick on such a great performance (and how satisfying to hear it from an old friend, too).

It's been years since I watched "What About Bob" but I still remember practically rolling with laughter at it.

Glad you had a great Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your Nick for winning!

I'm glad that you had a good day.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Nick and his school. Drama is sports it keeps the kids so busy they don't have time to get in trouble.

Dot said...

Sounds like you had a great day Lisa! Can understand why you were so proud of Nick too :) He did so well!!

KaiBlue said...

Oh, congraddies to Nick and his school. It sounds like you had a blissful day, full of fun, surprise and humour.
I hope you are feeling alright and art will flow soon, I miss your pieces!! :)
Peace, Kai.

Sue Seibert said...

Congratulations to Nick. Sounds like a lovely da!

The Bob movie was made on Smith Mountain Lake in VA right after our aunt and uncle moved down there.

Lisa said...

Amy lol

Lisa Actually it isn't something he's interested in doing later at all. I'm really glad he's had it for school, though.

Julie It was really nice. Thanks so much.

Tinker Thank you. Oh that movie...both those guys can get me going. Putting them together is almost too much. lol

Thanks a bunch Sombraknight.

Gemma Exactly. Tim thought it would have the opposite effect and didn't want Nick doing drama but I stuck by my guns on this one and Nick got to do any play he wanted.

Dotee, thank you. :)

Kai, thanks. You're so kind. I'm feeling ok and had a breakthrough on those pages yesterday. Whew.

Sioux, Right! It's so beautiful down there. One of my fellow altos drives up from the lake for church every week. I haven't been down there in a while. I should just jump in the car and go. It's pretty just driving around there. Oh dear, I just looked at the're probably at the hospital right now. Lots of prayers and love going your way.