josh (joshc) wrote,

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this day.

This morning was filled with mundane things: watching the McLaughlin Group, doing laundry, playing Tetris, reading. I also watched Me and Isaac Newton, a really great documentary about a collection of scientists. It wasn't really about each of their areas of research; instead the focus was on why they became scientists, what their lives were like, where they found inspiration, and how they viewed the process of discovery. It featured some really important researchers, though I'll omit their names because I'm too tired to find the correct spellings right now.

For evening entertainment, I met Kate at Solstice before the 10-minute play festival at the UW. I misread the blurb in The Stranger and though that the event was at the Playhouse Theater. When we walked over there it was closed; so we went to Meany hoping for more information. The guy at the box office informed us that it was at the Penthouse Theater and advised that we run because they didn't allow late seating.

We sprinted across campus and arrived just as they were closing the theater. There were six plays and eight actors. We didn't time the plays, but I suspect that some of them ran for more than ten minutes. For the most part, the event was really enjoyable. A few of the plays were confusing at the time, but the acting was really good and each play was short enough that good acting was enough to sustain attention even with the plot was overfocused or confusing or not quite perfect.

After the plays, we tried to go to Flowers, but it was overwhelmed by a pub crawl. We waited for them to leave and met Carole next door at Ruby. When the coast was clear, we went next door for a three-dollar margarita and sat on the stage/glassed-over fountain.

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