Archive for June 2013

Why I chose not to work for the NSA

Why I chose not to work for the NSA
I got a job offer from the National Security Agency. Yes, the NSA. I might have had the opportunity to do some interesting work there, but I chose not to work for the NSA because I was concerned I might be asked to do something I’d find objectionable. It seems I made the right choice.... Read more »

Who is Tracy Letts and why is he so f'ing talented?

Will Tracy Letts win the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play on Sunday, June 9? It wouldn’t be his first Tony Award, but it would be his first for acting. He previously won for writing August: Osage County, a play that also won him a Drama Desk Award and a little thing called a Pulitzer Prize!... Read more »

Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?

Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?
Are best actress awards sexist? I never thought about that until I wrote my post about Cyndi Lauper’s chances of becoming the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for best original score. In referencing which awards have not been won by women I used this phrase: “Other than the male acting awards…” That... Read more »
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Tony Awards: Cyndi Lauper could be the first woman to win Best Score

The Tony Awards are on Sunday, June 9, and I want Cyndi Lauper to win Best Original Score. I don’t want Cyndi Lauper to win because I think the music from Kinky Boots is incredible. Actually, I haven’t heard more than a few snippets of it. I want Cyndi Lauper to win simply because she’d... Read more »

Is a home warranty worth it if I can't get a new water heater after a week?

I took a hot shower at home today. This was the first time in a week. After my home warranty company and their preferred plumber could not even tell us when we could expect to get a new water heater my husband called Home Depot who sent DRF Trusted Property Solutions that same day. The... Read more »