21 February 2013 @ 07:21 am
Happy birthday to me!  
Today is my birthday! I don't have any grand plans for celebration, except that on my birthday I allow myself to eat whatever I damn well please and not feel guilty about it. Mmm, donuts.

Also today, Mad Scientist Week continues at the Book View Cafe blog with an original short-short story from me: “One Night in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar.”

I also want to take this opportunity to mention that last night I saw one of the best plays I've seen in some years: Red Herring at Artists Rep. It's a noir detective story. It's a romantic comedy that's laugh-out-loud funny. It's a keenly-observed commentary on the importance and meaning of marriage. It's a noir farce, of all things. Six excellent actors play a variety of parts, with great skill and verve, on a set whose apparent simplicity belies its sophistication. See it!
 
 
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Portland: ancient unicorn burial groundjanetl on February 21st, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

Thanks for the info about Red Herring -- I have snatched up some tickets.
threeoutsidethreeoutside on February 21st, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, David!
Timapparentparadox on February 21st, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
A Noir Farce? That sounds like a great show. Sorry I won't be able to get up there to see it.

Happy Birthday!
Timapparentparadox on February 21st, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
I know (of) the director. He's directed some stuff at OSF that I really liked (he's also an actor, and also married to OSF's artistic director).
David D. Levinedavidlevine on February 21st, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
There are a bunch of OSF people involved with the production, including Richard Hay who designed the fabulous, spare set.
Jay Lake: happy-niecejaylake on February 21st, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on February 21st, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
Here's a wish for a happy birthday on this platform. Maybe others to follow, maybe not.
David D. Levinedavidlevine on February 21st, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
I certainly hope there will be other birthdays to follow! ;-)
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on February 21st, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
KING: *spluttering* What, what?!?!?!?

SHAW: Wilde said it.

WILDE: Did I now?

SHAW: Yes, Wilde, you did.

WILDE: What I meant, Your Majesty, was further birthday wishes from me to you on other social platforms on which we intersect. Because of course, one only wishes many many more birthdays as such for Your Majesty.

KING: Ho ho ho, very witty, Wilde, very witty indeed.

WILDE: Your majesty is like a double short americano.
David D. Levinedavidlevine on February 21st, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
"Double short americano"? I resemble that remark! :-)

You shine out like a shaft of gold when all about is dark.
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on February 22nd, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
WILDE: Shaw said.

SHAW: I did not!

WILDE: Oh, Shaw, you did.

SHAW: What I meant, your majesty, is that like a double short Americano, you are strong, hot, and energizing.

Matthew S. Rotundo: Me with birdmatthewsrotundo on February 21st, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
The bird and I wish you a very happy birthday.
Ramblin_Phylramblin_phyl on February 21st, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday. You may be a year older, but take heart, you are still younger than me.
Omahaomahas on February 21st, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, David! May you have many, many others. Maybe one near us some time so we can celebrate it with you. :D
Deborah J. Rossdeborahjross on February 21st, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
Many, many happies.
Katy: katykatybeth on February 21st, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Twilighttwilight2000 on February 21st, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Have a grand day! Happy Birthday!
Amy: Haruhi ThumbsUplovelyangel on February 22nd, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! Donuts have zero calories and zero fat on your birthday.
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