Ninety minutes later, Ashes woke me up..."Ummm...Dad?"
Needless to say, I was rushing out the door, and she was late to school. It makes me grateful, again, that this will be my last show in a while--I forgot how tired I get in the morning, after spending the night after the kids go to bed working on theater stuff!
I was able to catch last night's episode of American Idol . As everyone knows, I'm a big fan of the show, and I'll be doing a lot of taping during rehearsals, so I can catch the episodes I'll be missing...much to Corbett's chagrin.
I liked what I saw. Although I know that I have a few LJ friends who hate these opening sequences, because they think they're needlessly mean, I've always loved them. And I have to say, there were a lot of feelgood segments in last night's episode--such as the singing cowboy and the bald rocker with a wife and child (who was really, really cute).
I haven't read many LJ comments today, but I'm sure that there are a few folks out there who may have taken issue with the treatment of the last contestant, Zachry, a young man who clearly had gender issues. In fact, I have read a few comments in other areas from people who felt that he was treated in a needlessly cruel fashion.
I tend to disagree. Frankly, the job of the judges is to determine whether those individuals trying out are up to snuff--and clearly, Zachry wasn't. I don't think there was any discrimination involved at all, as Zachry was claiming later on in the show. Actually, I thought the judges treated the geeky inventor in a nastier fashion, because not only did they rip his horrible singing (which was warranted), but Simon belittled his true life's ambition--inventing--which I thought was hitting a bit below the belt. One clearly knows what to expect when one tries out for these things, and as such, Zachry (and his very supportive family) should have been well aware (and prepared) for what was going to take place, IMHO.
In other news, my pre-production meeting for Kiss Me, Kate went REALLY well. Everyone was really excited about the prospect of doing this show, and as such, I think it's going to be our best one yet. It will be nice to go out with a bang!
Speaking if bangs, it's interesting to see that the Vatican is reaffirming its opposition to the intelligent design theory. According to its spokesman, "Intelligent design does not belong to science and there is no justification for the demand (that) it be taught as a scientific theory alongside the Darwinian explanation." Ya think?