good morning, everyone.
as a public service announcement, i feel the need to say, "Don't go see 'A Christmas Carol' at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium." i went with kyra's 5th grade class last night - and it was a waste of my evening. the classic story, which has endured the test of time for a reason, was rewritten into snarky one-liners based largely on television commercials & current news items. for instance - nephew fred says to uncle scrooge, "getting christmas spirit is so easy, a caveman can do it!" and a caveman ala geico walks across the stage shaking his head. or when scrooge crawls into bed, he find his teddy bear, "mohammed". there were also big musical numbers (which i am not opposed to on principle, mind you), that at one point had scrooge in a las vegas elvis white jumpsuit. and let's not even mention that the ghost of christmas future was "marilyn manson" - leaping from his coffin in full manson get up. and to top it all off, it ran almost 3 hours.
kyra had fun...and i loved being with her. she looked so grown up ("dress to impress") and beautiful. but i'd rather have taken her for dinner & had some quality time.
at least the tickets were free...