Monday, February 18, 2008


Theatre. Rain. Snow. Hacking. Shoveling. And somewhere in the middle of all that, I managed to catch my left ring finger in the garage door, nearly breaking the dang thing off.

Quite the weekend.

I'm going to try not to bitch about the weather anymore. I'll say this and leave it at that: I'm so over this winter. Snow is lovely, snow sports are fun, but this much of the stuff, now combined with the inches of freezing rain we got yesterday, is just too much. I don't think my body can handle any more shoveling/ice picking. I'm exhausted. We all are. Screw the groundhog--bring on spring now!

Prior to this most recent weatherpocalypse, I spent my entire Saturday in the Bartell Theatre, rehearsing for Mercury Players Theatre's "Blitz Smackdown II." You can, if so inclined, read my minute-by-minute account of the thing here. As always, it was great fun to be part of this whirlwind day of theatre shenanigans. The bonus was being in yet another of Rob Matsushita's plays, which meant I got to carry a gun, get into a fight, and watch a guy get disemboweled. That Rob, he's just a ray of sunshine!

I wasn't exactly thrilled about the outcome of the night;s competition, but I'll keep my petty actor's thoughts to myself and just say that everyone did a wonderful job and I'm looking forward to the next round when I can finally help see Rob to his rightful place in the winner's circle. Ahem.

Tomorrow, the fine state of Wisconsin will hold its open primary to determine our choice for the Democratic and Republican nominees for president. The airwaves have been chock full of voices pleading with us to cast our ballots for one candidate or another, many rallies have been held, and anyone paying the least bit of attention is certainly feeling the energy.

Regardless of who you're thinking of supporting, just be sure to get out and vote tomorrow. Polls open at 7:00a.m. and close at 8:00p.m. and you can find your polling location via the City Clerk's website. Now get out there and do your civic duty!

...huhuhuh, I said "duty."


Anonymous said...

Is that Topher Grace with you?

Emily said...


John Das Binky said...

Is voting in the primaries really your civic duty? I'm registered independent, so I just sit back and watch the flowers wither and freeze out the window for this one and jump back into the fray in November.

I'd feel differently if I felt really strongly about either candidate on either side, but as is, it's looking to me pretty much like an "[insert democrat candidate here]" vs "[insert republican candidate here]" kind of race.

Is Wisconsin a state where independents can vote in the primaries?

Emily said...

JOHN - I think so, yes, but I understand if you disagree. Wisconsin holds completely open primaries, so you can vote regardless of party or no party affiliation (I'm not registered with any one of 'em). I think it's a shame more states don't follow suit, as I think it encourages higher turnout and greater overall participation.

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