Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Weighing 293.8 Pounds

Weighing 293.8 Pounds
Originally uploaded by baslow.
133.27 kg, 20.99 stone.
I spent last week traveling so I guess it is a good thing that I didn't gain even more...but that seems very Pollyannish, given my failure to lose over the past few weeks.
I need to get on top of this.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Out of "Into the Woods"

The second and final weekend of performances of Pied Piper Children's Theater's production of "Into the Woods" was nothing short of magical. Word-of-mouth and a rave review in a local newspaper led to packed houses at every performance. The kids in both casts rose to the occasion, delivering performances of remarkable sophistication. Their hard work over the last few months clearly was paying dividends. The whole community seemed to walk on air all weekend.

At the end of the final performance the director delivered a tribute to Joel, who was appearing for the last time in a Pied Piper community performance. Joel had not been told it would happen and seemed both very happy and slightly chagrined. His performance in a small role in this production was a standout, quite funny and accomplished. The director pointed out the contrast between this role and his previous role as Hamlet, noting that it was good to see Joel get a chance to be goofy on stage.

Ruth's performance was remarkable. She just turned 14 but people who didn't know (and even some who did) came away with the impression that she was 18. Hers was a more complex, meatier role than Joel's and she really made us proud, portraying a range of emotions and singing like a dream.

More pictures have been posted and I though I would share them with you.

http://www.piedpipertheatre.org/photos/intoWoods/omega/pages/303.html (a face in the crowd)


To really get an idea of these extraordinary performances you really need to see pictures of the entire cast at work:

Omega cast:

Alpha cast:

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Weighing 292.6 Pounds

Originally uploaded by baslow.
Weighing 292.6 pounds (132.72 kg., 20.9 stone). About the hat: I figured people could use a little variety in these pictures. About the prunes: product placement.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Returns for a Good Cause

Pictures of what looks to have been an evening of fabulousness can be viewed at Brodway.com. Playbill Online has a few more pictures, too.

Backsliding: Weighing 295 pounds

Backsliding: Weighing 295 pounds
Originally uploaded by baslow.
I'm not giving up but clearly I am suffering a setback here. Things have gotten very busy and somewhat tense around here (college acceptances, college finances, performances of "Into the Woods", birthday parties, Easter goodies, etc.) and I have to teach myself how to deal with those tensions. On the other hand, I have clearly made some changes that seem to have stuck: I cling to the fact that I made it to the gym four times this week. I am a little shaky right now but I'll say it anyway: Excelsior!