Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Xenophobic Approach to Genealogy Shown by my Forefathers and Sparklers: Tuesday 28th February

Today I celebrated my 28th birthday by starting my observation of a new play that has just begun rehearsing at the theatre. The play in question is Cymbeline, and as one of Shakespeare’s lesser know plays, it is one which … Continue reading

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Potentially Damaging Political Incidents and Directing a Play in a Language I Don’t Understand: Monday 27th February

Two hours before I was due to start rehearsals with the students, for the play that we are performing during our China trip, I received an email containing the latest draft of the play. Or, to be more precise, I … Continue reading

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The Tokyo Marathon and a Never Ending Supply of Electrolytes: Sunday 26th February

Today I faced my destiny, which is to say that I ran the Tokyo Marathon. A good night’s sleep seemed to have done nothing to quell the unease that was building in my bowels, and I am pretty certain that … Continue reading

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Selling on Craig’s List and the Olafs of the World: Saturday 25th February

Selling items on Craig’s list is certainly a more tiresome process than buying from it. To start with there is the rigmarole of documenting all of the items you wish to sell, and then you have to field several emails … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Embassies: Friday 24th February

There was a bit of a queue at the Russian embassy this morning, but I simply took my place in line like one of her Majesty’s faithful servants, and waited my turn. At this point two women decided to push … Continue reading

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A Bag Full of Wasted Trees and A Broken Suitcase Full of Unwanted Clothes: Thursday 23rd February

Today I had to go and register for the Tokyo Marathon, which is due to take place on Sunday. Hopefully the weather wasn’t an omen, as it was raining cats and dogs, and the prospect of running 26.2 miles whilst … Continue reading

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Moved By The Performance and My Daily Dose of Mild Hypothermia: Wednesday 22nd February

Today I went and saw the actual performance of ‘Hamlet’, and things were certainly different with a live audience. One woman sitting at the right of the stage (it was performed in the round) found everything absolutely hysterical, including the … Continue reading

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