As a life-long drooler in all things concerning Megan Follows, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see her in Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Thing’ at the NAC when it came to town this month. The play itself didn’t do much for me – a jugglefest exploring the genuineness of love, life and art in general – with Albert Schultz playing her lover and husband carrying the show. As a sidenote, it was pretty cool to have an adoring fan recognize me from the Joseph musical on the way in!
Bedtime ReadingThose Darned Squirrels
Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates-until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that charms the old grump.
My take: How can you not like a book where you get to say Googlie Mooglie, raise your fist and yell “Those darned squirrels”?