This past weekend was a blast! We didn’t really explore Baltimore that much, but it didn’t matter. We were having too much fun sitting in the basement watching good movies and talking. The friends I was with are fellow Shakespeare nerds, and we enjoyed our first viewing (well, second for one of the other gals) of the filmed version of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2009 Hamlet starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. David Tennant is mainly famous for playing the title character in a couple seasons of Doctor Who (not to mention being Barty Crouch, Jr. in a couple Harry Potter movies), and Patrick Stewart, of course, is most famous for being Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise 1701-D. It was a brilliant production, if a tad edited for length, and Mr. Tennant is truly excellent at Crazy - a skill needed to play the Prince of Denmark.
It’s been a long week, and a tad stressful given that I work for a heating and plumbing company and we’re getting into prime heating season. I have to get up earlier than usual on Monday, but I do plan on having some fun this weekend. It will mostly involve sleeping in if possible, and playing some Magic the Gathering with two good friends who live closer to me than the ones I saw last weekend. Magic the Gathering is a fantasy trading card game that has been around for decades, and I just started playing it this spring despite the fact that friends of mine have been playing and talking about it around me for years. It’s fun.