The recent weeks were... I don't even know what. Frustrating for sure, because it's April already and there had been no Spring to speak of until about Monday. I also missed Easter Sunday service. That's really frustrating, and I thank everyone who wrote wonderful Easter posts on their blogs, because I fairly lived by those in these recent days, even if I did not comment. I think you'll know who you are...
As I said, though, Spring's finally, finally here. The sun's shining and the blackbirds are singing their syrinxes off.
I've been to the National Theatre.
The National Theatre is a perfect example of squeezing as much as
possible from as little as possible. It was built from money raised by
popular collections, on a plot by the river that looks very romantic
nowadays but was probably a low-rate spot back then. And small. It
seemed to us as if the stage was bigger than the auditory, and we sat
high above it and it gave my sister vertigo.
My Little Black Dress got another outing, the excitement of which was
kind of ruined by the heinous weather and badly fitting shoes (a case of
"they fit all right when I bought them, and never since").
The play was awesome, though.
In other news, my ooold computer finally died on me (as in, it kept hiccupping while doing the most basic things, and finally certain things stopped working), so now I have a new computer that Father's had in works for a long time now. The new computer is so, so much faster. And so, so much quieter. The old one was somewhere between 8 to 12 years old, though with upgrades...
I finally, after a very, very long time, made it to an editorial meeting of our youth magazine again. Nearly everyone in the "editorial board" is from Prague or studies in Prague, except me, so I have not been able to attend for a long time, and it was another frustrating thing, being in touch with these people only through the internet.
The last post still remains unfinished. And I realise I must have forgotten to inform some of the last blogger awards nominees...
Best school quote of the week: "You should not be surprised by American hypocrisy. America has the greatest ideals, and therefore also the greatest hypocrisy."
Apologies to my American readers. The man who said that is American, too.
And I have only finished a single Historical Sew Fortnightly item so far, and that one a bit late. Item to come.
The most exciting thing for now: Once Upon A Time In The West in cinema! Sunday evening. I had not been able to just let something roll for a long, long time. I needed that. I love the music. I cried at the end, as always. (It's beautiful in that very raw Western way.)
Here's an iconic costume-related scene that may explain at least part of it.