If you must know, I'm spending the evening at the theater, to watch the second performance of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, which I was honored to direct.
BUT before the show, I'm here to continue a new tradition on this oh-so-fun blog of mine.
Every Friday I list a few of my favorite things to share with any kind soul who takes the time to read this.
On today's list...
Orange Julius at my local mall. It was kitschy, a little bizarre (let's not forget their mascot at one point was a cartoon devil, complete with pitchfork), and other worldly. Today, I'm still baffled by the merging with Dairy Queen, but happy it still exists. When I accidentally discovered this drink not too long ago, it was like discovering the nectar of the gods.
Queen Sugar. This new series is everything great television should be. This heart-wrenching and tear-jerking ensemble show is TV at its best. Created by the brilliant Ava DuVernay and produced by a goddess named Oprah (the show airs on her network OWN), this tale about a broken family trying to mend will have strong universal appeal. The cast, the writing, the cinematography - it's all breathtaking. In other words, watch this show.
Nena actually came out a year-and-a-half ago. While none of these tracks can touch her quintessential masterpiece 99 Luftballons, the music here is catchy, clever, and (for me) serves as a fantastic German lesson during my commute.