075.October 18

Post date: Oct 18, 2010 1:31:54 PM

University of Nottingham, UK

I found out today, after trying out for Dangerous Liaisons, that I did get the part of Rocky in the Rocky Horror Show. That was quite a rush. I rented the movie that night after a long walk North of the house trying to find a rental place that had it.


I woke when Rachel headed off to church to prepare for her organ pieces. I showered, dressed, and then went shopping at Kwik Trip so I could cook for my guests. I brought Rachel an omelet on a bagel so that she could feel a little better during the church service. Then I started cooking for my post-Nottingham houseguests: Andrea, Ben, Bea, Christy, David, and Eebie. I guess we only had the ones from the beginning of the alphabet. After everyone was up, we ate and enjoyed An's coffee from Duluth. I took pictures of Christy's photo albums while she and Eebie hashed out their relationship in the kitchen.

We headed off to Luther College's Center for Faith and Life for a church service, where we sat in the back and I got to sing with Eebie, which was a treat. Then, we attempted to meet everyone by the bell, and ate in the Luther Cafeteria. After a few hours of this, I dropped off Christy and Eebie at their cars and spent a few hours at work. I headed back home to catch up on some much needed sleep. I had rehearsal for Foxfire at 17:00, which was pretty fulfilling, and then tried to get to sleep. I was pondering last night's 20th Luther class of 1995 reunion, and after much writing, posted these thoughts on the facebook page for our class:

I'm summarizing my thoughts after a cathartic weekend celebrating the bonds of friendship and love that utilize memories long passed. I do not regret the time spent apart from those with whom words came easy and hugs felt comfortable as much as I wish I had found time to establish similar ease and familiarity with those of you whose eyes I remembered kindly, whose faces or names had changed enough to prevent my feeble mind associating you justly with the admiration and compassion I felt for you in class or other shared experience. If you noticed me hesitate in recalling your name or how we met, please don't feel that you are not important to me now as you were to me then when we shared a few precious memories together. Let's make up for lost time soon. But until then, know that if you saw hesitation in my eyes, it was over my failed confidence, not over my esteem for you.


Today is my Parents Wedding anniversary. Rachel Jill and I Surprise them with