Friday, April 15, 2005

Horta poo

The big bowl of soup at Swatow surrounded by Darryl Gold, Jane Luk, and Rob Hawk.

Thursday. After a long day at work... well not really that long I left at 6:15. Darryl and I went to see the premiere of "Hongbu & Nolbu: The tale of the Magic Pumpkins". It's a play that's on right now at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People until May 9th. Jane Luk, one of our actor friends has a role playing an assortment of characters.

After seeing most of the play. I hate to say this but I fell asleep during part of the play then woke up to the loud noise of a canon going off. I don't want to wreak the story for you. You'll just have to find a way to go and see it. The play was great. Really. I was just really tired from the last few days at work.

Anyhoo... After the play there was a small post play party with korean snack foods made of rice, walnut cake... mmmm walnut cake. If you've never tried it, it's cake that has been formed in the shape (and size) of a walnut and is stuffed with some kind of paste made from walnuts. Wine and beer and a large assortment of chip dip type stuff was also made available.

After the enormous patting each other on the back for a show well done. A few of us went to Swatow, a favorite late night haven for food. For some reason Rob had this thing for finding out how big the large soup was. We had it in our minds that it was a giant pot that had to be brought to the table by two waiters (okay it was just me thinking this) supposedly the large was/is big enough to serve six people.

We ordered it just to see how big it was thinking if it was too big we'd bring the rest home as take away. It was a lot of soup but it was no problem finishing it off. Not bad for a bunch that stuffed themselves with a bunch of Korean food moments before.

We talked about theatre and eventually turned our attention to costumes, the "last human" in the new Doctor Who series and Star Trek. Specifically the Horta or guy under the rug (star trek TOS "Devil in the Dark"). For those of you unfortunate enough not to know what the Horta is, it's a silicon based life form that tunnels through solid rock as easily as humans can walk through air. In the show, Spock mind melds with it to figure out why it's killing off the miners of the planet after they reach a certain level for mining. Upon doing this the Horta learns a bit of english and writes "No Kill I" in the floor surface.

This then became the central topic for the night. How did the Horta write this note to Kirk? Did it use Horta pee? Was there another level on the planet with different Horta nodules. The Horta poo level? Exactly where was Nimoy putting his hands on the actor under the Horta costume? Was it even an actor under the rug or was it a grip that was on set not having anything better to do? Could you get a bowl of Horta pee at a federation resturant? Would the spoon melt?

This last week has been pretty crazy with work. And although I'm only working one job now I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep.

Until next time...

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