Good morning! I slept (ish) and have spent an hour playing Mousey Chase with the cats. Oh, it's hilarious! *Three* toy mice, two cats, and they're still fighting;-P
Actuallhy, they're having a blast. It's very chilly here (around 20*F, -5/6*C) and if I don't wear them out, they will be ... well, cats.
Interesting note: The novel "Wicked: the life & times of the wicked witch of the west" originally came out in 1996, and I read it back then. I remain, to this day, unsure why everyone loves the musical, but I haven't seen it. The book wasn't bad, I just don't "get" it. Isn't that weird? Yet... "Wicked" the musical is now the fifth-longest running Broadway musical of ALL time. Yep. Right up there with stuff like "Cats".
(Took a minute to check. Ah. Broadway went nuts and changed the novel plotline to something fluffy. That would explain a lot, b/c the book got quite dark at times. Brace yourself. The thing will be a movie eventually... Or a TV series... Or... uh... what comes after that?)
How did the character in Wicked get her name? The author of the novel sounded out the initials of L Frank Baum's name; Baum created th eoriginal Oz books in 1900 and then had it changed up (a lot) for the now-beloved now-classic film "The Wizard of Oz" with Dorothy played by Judy Garland.
Weirdly, the film wasn't well-received at its release, but it was shown so regularly on TV every Easter season that it gained a huge following, and here we are.
Dorothy's ruby slippers in the film are based on silver shoes ni the book. Ruby red showed off the new color technology of the late 1930s far better, ergo red shoes!
Another odd note on this: We probably dream more in pastel colors, whereas in the movie, real life was in black and white, and the dream/adventure in Oz was brilliant Technicolor. (Literally, the actual trademarked Technicolor!)
By pastel tones, btw, I mean "pale", as anyone who used pastels in art class knows the pigments are quite strong. Think light pale colors. Not Technicolor. More Monet-water-lilies-ish.
Speaking of "wicked", more complaints about Monday Night Football officiating the other night, so that's more fun. For me? I dunno. Didn't watch the game. But... I did check out this article online, so if you wonder why it seems we football fans in the US complain so much? W emay have reason. Or do we? Hmm. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/524202-10-reasons-the-nfl-has-the-worst-officiating-of-any-professional-sports#slide10
And now, off to the day. My hubby's GP got his bloodwork back and called for us to come in *today* instead of next month. Ohhh.... shit. And the hemo-oncologist will be seen next week. Sounds ominous, eh?
Purrs form the puma. BTW, the cats tore a sweater I was knitting, and I'm thinking I should just stick to knitting little cat blankets and never anything for myself!
And a Dahlia on my lap... typos!Hubby has my virus. He's getting two days of rest and total relaxation, of course. I'm making soup. And so forth. I got store-bought broth when I was ill. *sigh* Oh well. At least the soup-making fumigates *me*!Everyone, gather round! *hands out bolws of magic broth****December 7, 1941 is best remembered for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, being attacked by the Japanese....