Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 34- Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and Leftovers

At this time last year, I was enjoying Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with my students.  Well, I was enjoying it, and a good number of them were as well.  I'm not sure I can speak for everyone there.  However, like it or not, there is a reason that Shakespeare is still in the curriculum of high schools and universities and grad schools all over the world.  It is classic literature that is still relevant after all these years, and it is meant to be experienced. 

Shakespeare festivals have popped up all over the country and all over the world, and today I supported the one we have here locally.  Their mission is "to produce professional Shakespeare theatre, outdoors in a city park, free and for a diverse audience, and to provide education through schools and community outreach."  What I want my $5 to say today is that I believe in literature and the arts and their importance in the education of us as human beings.  If we fail to support these things, and we lose them in our curriculums and in our communities, we will be losing a large piece of ourselves.  Do you agree?

http://www.shakespearefestivalstlouis.org/

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I was snowed in today.

On the surface, this sounds like a wonderful problem to have.  It kind of was.  However, Tom was out of town, and I did not look forward to clearing off the driveway and patio and being by myself for a long period of time.  I was also a little worried about the groceries I had put off for the meal I now could not make for myself.  Oops.

The nice thing about just having two people in the house right now (and just the one of me the past few days) is that there always seems to be enough food to have a little left over.  Tom was kind enough to make some beef stew in the crockpot for me on the morning he left because I was running a little late.  I was absolutely delighted to discover the aftermath of the stew that I had left behind in the fridge after dinner that night.  I added a little cheesy garlic bread to the mix from our freezer collection and had myself another delicious dinner!  Now that I am snowed in once more, I may just have to enjoy that stew one last time. 

Mr. Ferri, if you're reading this, let's go out to dinner when you get home :).

Thank you, leftovers, you made my day.

 

1 comments:

Tom said...

Yes! It's a date!