Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Dance Party: Life's Full of Tough Choices, idn't It?

I recently received an email from somebody who claimed that this July, which begins today, has special significance. This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. In other words, five full weekends. This email, which was spam (go figure) claimed that this occurred only once every 823 years, and it was cause for people to send other people money. Ha. A brief investigation reveals that every month which contains 31 days enjoys a five weekend month about every 7 years. It's not that special at all.

But the first of July always holds some special significance to me, personally. I have written about early July in the past. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I have occasionally written about its importance to me. Birthdays come and go, I don't really care all that much, but when I am working on my birthday, I feel pretty good. This year, I will be spending my birthday learning lines for my current gig, but two years ago, when I was performing in Man of La Mancha, I wrote about one of the nicest ladies I have ever run across, Pat Carroll. Please go here for my remembrances of her. As she crosses my mind each and every birthday these days, it is only appropriate that this week's Dance Party feature Pat's most famous performance, one which she inherited after the original actress, Elaine Stritch, clashed with the musical director and was replaced.

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