Wizard of Oz musical

Wizard of Oz musical

The question is… Where’s the cat? πŸ˜‰ His tail is and a little bit of the back is showing under the blanket! He crawled under the blanket himself the other day.

Well, it’s been a cold day. Quite windy too. I spent a couple of hours at the Finnish theater, watching the musical The Wizard of Oz. I’m not complaining about the actor’s performances or the music, because those where great. The actress who plays Dorothy and the actor who played the dog Toto, were both ill (may be, I don’t know), so they had two others who played those parts. They can’t have had much time to practice, although the actress and the actor normally has some of the minor parts in the play, so they were familiar with the movements of Dorothy and Toto. But they still had new dances to learn and the actress had all those lines to remember. Toto obviously didn’t talk. πŸ˜‰ He just made some dog sounds once in a while and had his tongue hanging out of his mouth, walking on all four limbs. So they both did great. They never hesitated or lost their lines.

Something I didn’t like about the play was the costumes and the kind of modern setting. In this play Dorothy lived in a slum area, almost on a garbage pile. I haven’t read the books for years (probably). But in the book, Dorothy doesn’t live on a garbage pile at least! And the clothes were so modern (Dorothy had among other things grey stockings with several holes in them, a tiny and tight jeans skirt). And they could have put more energy on creating a better lion…

But anyway, still a good play. A bit scary at times, with loud noises and smoke. There were some young kids in the audience and they got a bit scared. One girl had to climb up on her mum’s lap. The tickets were cheaper today and mum really thought I should go and see it. (She went last week.)

But one thing that really irritated me was some of the audience. The kids couldn’t shut up. Well, that’s understandable. But a bit annoying when you hear the kids in the audience. Even more annoying were some men with their smart phones. I mean, honestly, do you have to check Facebook a couple of minutes before the play start?? And as soon as the break started, they quickly grabbed their phones out of their pockets and started checking Facebook again. Is it really that important? Why can’t they leave Facebook (or any site) alone for a couple of hours?

A bit early to go to bed. I might watch an episode of Numb3rs on DVD before going to sleep. It’s always nice to watch Numb3rs. πŸ™‚

Baking

Baking

They may not look perfect, but they taste really good! πŸ˜€ Mum had a piece of yeast in the refrigerator, because she had made mead (May 1st drink), and it should only be a quarter of a tea spoon yeast in the mead. So almost the whole package was still left of the yeast.

That’s why I decided to bake these today, to get rid of the yeast. I don’t bake them so often and it’s difficult for me to make them look good. But it really doesn’t matter what they look like, as long as they taste good. πŸ™‚

Nothing much going on

Nothing much going on

Nothing much is going on these days.

I just made strawberry quark so I am going to enjoy that in a little while, when I’m going to watch some TV.

Have been reading quite a lot these last days. I will finish one book before going to bed tonight.

The cat is bugging me… Although he looks very cute in the picture there. πŸ˜‰ If I have the door closed to my room he will sit outside and scratch his paws on it until I open it. But he doesn’t come into my room (not all the time). He will just lay down outside the room and if I close the door again… Yep, he is soon there scratching on it so that I will open it… Weird old cat!

It’s been pretty warm and sunny today, but at the same time a bit chilly too in the wind.

Easter bonfire

Easter bonfire

I usually go on Easter eve to watch one of the many Easter bonfires that they have in the area. This year was the first time they had one close to my home. It only took me about 10 minutes to go there with bicycle.

The wind was pretty strong by the shore, and the flames flew quite a bit. In the beginning it was a lot of thick white smoke (not very pleasant to get that in the face, so I had to move away from the wind). It also got quite hot when the flames were big.

I didn’t wait for the whole bonfire to burn down before going home.

The Finnish lion cubs are playing right now (think the game started 10 minutes ago). So I am going to watch the game now. Not sure who they are playing against.

1 year anniversary

Today, one year ago, I started blogging here on WordPress! πŸ˜€Β 

I started here because they quit all the blogging at a previous site where I used to be…

Just watched the second Finland vs Germany ice hockey game. Looked good at the beginning, 2-0 to Finland after the first period. Then 2-2 after the second period. Third period looked not so good, but with around 30 seconds left Finland scored 3-2! πŸ™‚ Four games, four victories!

Going to spend the rest of the evening reading, I think. Must check the newspaper first, but I don’t think they are showing anything interesting on TV.

HAPPY EASTER to all who is reading this! πŸ˜€Β 

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Early morning

4.48 am! Time to watch Formula one! πŸ˜€

I actually woke up a few minutes before the alarm clock should have rang.Β 

Two victories for the Lion teams yesterday. The cubs won 6-1 and the adults 3-0. A nasty looking injury for one of the Finnish youngsters. 😦 But apparently he is okay, which is good. Another game for the adults tonight. The youngsters play tomorrow night.