Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Green Eggs and Hamlet
Since today is the bard's birthday, I thought I'd entertain you with some Shakespeare humor. And who said literature couldn't be fun?
Green Eggs and Hamlet (Author Unknown)
I ask to be, or not to be.
That is the question, I ask of me.
This sullied life, it makes me shudder.
My uncle's boffing dear, sweet mother.
Would I, could I, take my life?
Could I, should I, end this strife?
Should I jump out of a plane?
Or throw myself before a train?
Should I from a cliff just leap?
Could I put myself to sleep?
Shoot myself, or take some poison?
Maybe try self immolation?
To shudder of this mortal coil,
I could stab myself with a fencing foil.
Slash my wrists while in the bath?
Would it end my angst and wrath?
To sleep, to dream, now there's the rub.
I could drop a toaster in my tub.
Would all be glad, if I were dead?
Could I perhaps kill them instead?
This line of thought takes consideration-
For I'm the king of procrastination.
Later this summer, a friend and I are going to the Tennessee Shakespeare Festival's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The production will be on the campus of The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, a town famous for its RC and Moon Pie Festival.
Actor-director Lane Davies brings this production to Bell Buckle and promises a "twist of scene and accent" and plenty of surprises. Davies is known for his roles on "General Hospital" and "Santa Barbara" and was voted the best villain for his role as Tempus (beating out Lex Luthor in the process) in several episodes of "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." This should be loads of fun, provided the mosquitoes don't carry us off first. Note to self: buy insect repellent.
Speaking of green, yesterday was Earth Day and I did my part by using my cloth shopping bags at the grocery and using a eco-friendly animal repellant to try and ward off the wascally wabbits that are eating my flowers and herbs. I also bought a large plastic owl to move from spot to spot in hopes the wabbits will think he's real.
It was in the 80's today and I loved it! I spent part of the day planting new flowers and basil to replace the ones the rabbits ate and soaking up that vitamin D. Of course, I'll be singing another tune in August when the humidity is 98% and we're sweltering.
Are you as excited as I am that spring is here?
Word of the day: non sequitur