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--I love the Shakespeare Theater in DC. Michael Kahn made me enjoy 5-6 hours of Henry the IV, perhaps the earliest modern proof that even a genius can lay a bomb.

--Zaytinya has fabulous food. Go there. Eat olives and good bread and to die for squash blossoms and asparagus and fish stew and soft-shell crab and lamb keftedes and delicious chocolate cardamom stuff. With a nice bottle of Santorini white of some sort, for your 11th wedding anniversary.

--Don't go to the Irish pub near the edge of Chinatown. They will card 30-mumble years old gray haired married ladies and be mean and not let you in, even when they are the only real establishment serving food at 1am within walking distance.

--And don't forget your umbrella in DC in the springtime, too -- at least not if you're wearing a white shell and black wool jacket...

--There isn't a good synonym meaning both 'tired' and 'happy,' is there?

--Buffy and Angel fandoms *rock*!

--I'll get caught up, eventually. Really, I will.

Oh! And one actually important thing:

Any of you guys have connections at University of Georgia? Specifically at the Red and Black? Dream job, and I do mean tailor made forever'n'ever love, there for dearest hubby. Athens, Ga. is pretty close to my IDEAL town to live in forever'n'ever, too. Only New Orleans would be better. Back to school, even just to audit? A wet dream for both of us.

Words of advice on how to catch Harry Montevideo's attention *actively* solicited. We're not above deliveries of chocolate and beer, assuming that's still what collegiate newsrooms run on *g*

How're the public schools? Are there tech, biotech, or pharmaceutical sorts of employment nearer to Athens than downtown Atlanta?

Who fun in fandom is nearby besides wisteria_ and elfgirl?

Crossed fingers please? And advice *very* welcome.

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lounge_lily
May. 17th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't say I have a connection, but I'm pretty sure poisoninjest attends the University of Georgia. She's a very lovely girl and she might be able to help you out with the stuff you want to know.

Things sound like they're going very well. I'm glad.
chrisjournal
May. 18th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
*waves*

Thank you for the pointer! I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that he'll get a call for the interview -- it'll be his if they're willing to hire a white male and they actually speak to him. I'm convinced of it...

And then I shall have ten million, billion questions and be very glad of a friendly 'face' if we go.
wisteria_
May. 17th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
Fingers are still crossed, dearie! I gave dwivian (Mr. Elfgirl) a link to this post, and I'm sure he'd have tons of advice.

SO excited that you might be coming down here!
chrisjournal
May. 18th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
*holds breath*

Well, not really, but you know what I mean!
onetwomany
May. 18th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC)
Don't go to the Irish pub near the edge of Chinatown. They will card 30-mumble years old gray haired married ladies and be mean and not let you in, even when they are the only real establishment serving food at 1am within walking distance

Hee. A few years back, my local supermarket started carding everyone who "looks under 25." At the time, I found it terribly frustrating, but now I'm constantly insulted that i never get asked ;)
chrisjournal
May. 18th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't really think of it that way at the time, but you're right. In the moment, I was just *hungry*... The bar next door had about 400 different ales and beers, though, so I was mollified and a cheap buzz was had, before we traipsed back to the hotel and had room service in the middle of the night.
ljs
May. 18th, 2004 03:39 am (UTC)
Ohh, hope the Georgia thing works out! [sends a tidal wave of positive thoughts]

You don't like Henry IV? With my precious Prince Hal, whom I adore and cuddle and love?
chrisjournal
May. 18th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
I ought to be conflicted about this, you know. It'll mean picking up and and abandoning this new job just as the building-it work is getting fun. But the idea of being in a university setting again? And Mike getting to mix mentoring with writing and editing? *swoons*

Oh, Prince Hal was and is wonderful. But the play is *too* long, and imho far, far more suited to reading than watching. The second part, especially, feels repetitive and drags a bit, even with *great* actors doing the key roles.

Have you ever been up to see the DC group? Ted Van Gruythiesen was Falstaff, and meant for the part, and we got to see Floyd King do Justice Shallow, which was an utter riot. The name of the actors who did Hotspur and Hal escape me at the moment, but both were perfect for their roles. My complaints truly are with the structure of the play itself, you know?

God. A university town would probably have a real theatre or three, wouldn't it???

::more swooning::

(and looks scared, cause the auction close notice just arrived!)
ljs
May. 18th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
(and looks scared, cause the auction close notice just arrived!)

Don't be scared! :-) I sent my suggestions to your yahoo e-mail. I tried to be kind, truly.

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