Author: Autumn
•6/20/2008 02:31:00 PM
OK, this is a really funny bit from Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance." I wanted to put it on my Facebook quotes, but you need the whole dialogue, which is too long. However, I wanted to have it somewhere. So I'm putting it here for your enjoyment.
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General. Tell me, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan?
Pirates
.
(disgusted) Oh, dash it all!
King.
Here we are again!
General.
I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan?
King.
Often!
General.
Yes, orphan. Have you ever known what it is to be one?
King.
I say, often.
Pirates
.
(disgusted) Often, often, often. (Turning away)
General.
I don’t think we quite understand one another. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan, and you say “orphan”. As I understand you, you are merely repeating the word “orphan” to show that you understand me.
King.
I didn’t repeat the word often.
General.
Pardon me, you did indeed.
King.
I only repeated it once.
General.
True, but you repeated it.
King.
But not often.
General.
Stop! I think I see where we are getting confused. When you said “orphan”, did you mean “orphan” – a person who has lost his parents, or “often”, frequently?
King.
Ah! I beg pardon – I see what you mean – frequently.
General.
Ah! you said "often", frequently.
King.
No, only once.
General.
(irritated) Exactly – you said “often”, frequently, only once.
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Author: Autumn
•6/15/2008 10:09:00 PM
Well I've said it before and I'll say it again: Patti LuPone is a goddess. That woman is absolutely incredible in everything she does. She won a Tony 28 years ago for Evita, and though she's been nominated since, she hadn't won again until tonight.

And what a win. She is playing Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway. And when she did her rendition of "Everything's Coming Up Roses" on that Tony stage, she got a standing ovation and brought down the house.

I am so excited for her, probably ridiculously so considering I don't personally know her. Aaaagh! Yay!

Also, I am very glad that Laura Benanti won Best Featured Actress, as she is truly talented as well.
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Author: Autumn
•6/14/2008 10:55:00 AM
OK, so if you want to get technical about it, I guess it ended when I finished all my classes and received my diploma two years ago. Wow, has it really been two years?

However, I still had one link to my college experience that I was recently forced to part with. That link was my college e-mail address. I got an e-mail last month saying that it was about to be terminated, and now it's gone.

I miss it, and I didn't even really use it anymore. I'd check it every month or so and delete all the student updates and junk mail. Mostly, I just used it for when a Web site required you to give an e-mail address and I didn't want them to have my main account.

For me, it was like that shirt a lot of people have in the back of their closets. You never wear it anymore, but you KNOW that the second you finally toss it or donate it you're going to want to wear it again. I took it for granted. And now that I don't have it, I want it!

So this marks my official and final farewell to college life. All I have now are the memories - if only I could remember where I put them.
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