Friday, October 30, 2009

You Can Lead a Whore to Culture . . .

At the risk of boring you to death, here are the details of Sunday's performance. One. More. Time.



Admission is free, although they do pass the hat after. Shows tend to run about an hour. You don't need a reservation.

Pivo Vodi is a nice venue, and you should know about it anyhow. Come downstairs and if the hostesses swoop down on you, just say "Theater!" and they will direct you to the "karaoke room."

One of the regular members of the company pointed out this article in a local paper. I think it gives an accurate description of the group.

While I have rehearsal tonight (and tomorrow and most of the day on Sunday), Skittles makes her triumphant return this evening. The week has pretty much gone as I predicted it would with her being
  • picked last for teams,
  • met with disappointment by her fellow team members ("It's not fair! With her we're handicapped!")
  • the last one in the pool finishing her laps while everyone else has gone to the showers, and
  • mocked for being "planted like a NAIL!" during soccer.

Oh, the playground is a cruel place. She said the other kids imitate her soccer skills by standing stock still and then watching an imaginary ball roll by while commenting, "Is that a ball?" She fails to find the humor in this.

When I talked to her on the phone last night, I reminded her that today she would have to pack her suitcase.

"I already packed," she said.

Never mind the fact they don't leave until 4:00 this afternoon. I imagine her sitting on her suitcase by the hotel front door now with her purse or whatever a 9-year-old would have in her lap, waiting for the bus.

Oh, well. A valuable lesson learned. I give her big points for even going in the first place.

7 comments:

valentina said...

OH Hell, Tell Skittles that she's artistic and we artists always walk away from it when the ball comes toward us! And that she gave it a good try and we're all proud of her. Also tell her that it's always good to know what you don't like and what you're not good at so you can move along to discovering what you do like and what you are good at... Oh I'll just email her and tell her this or post it on FB.. Now I must go to sleep...xov

hka said...

yes, she is one very, very brave girl, I would have never had the courage to go in the first place

Tater Tot Mom said...

I agree VERY brave girl! I never had the courage to go to any kind of camp...too shy. She's a good sport!

Luna said...

Poor kid!! Good for her, though. Years from now she'll laugh about it. (Ok. I'm sorry. I laughed, too. About the imitation thing. It was kind of funny.)

Tina in CT said...

As a mother, don't you want to just beat up those nasty kids for being mean to Skittles? This was suppose to be a fun time.

The Expatresse said...

Well, one kid came back with LICE! So if there's justice in the universe . . .

Tina: Yeah. I'd like to grab a few of them by the scruff and have a few words. She's happy to be home. And now, looking back, it wasn't so bad. But I don't expect she'll volunteer to go again.

The Black*Bird said...

I love it! Shes too deep for soccer and in a constant state of "im not really a kid, so stop treating me like one!"...