So my friend Mike coins all these phrases and words. He speaks what seems like his own language. Marcotte-isms you could call them. A word he uses to describe anything British, is 'Faversham'. As in "Mansfield Park is totally Faversham". Mike had seen that one episode of the Beverly Hillbillies when they went to England. When the Clampett's met their butler, the butler said (I think he said it to Granny) "Faversham Ma'am", because that was his name, and of course Granny replied "Faversham to you". The Clampett's mistakenly believed that Faversham was a greeting of sorts. Anyway, today when I was watching the play "The Letters of Jane Austen", I was thinking, that it was TOTALLY Faversham. Two young women, sitting in two dainty chairs, reading the letters of Jane Austin. Interspersed between the letters were several Faversham songs. Interesting combination.....If you like Jane Austin, you'd like the show.
While I was at that show, Glenn saw a show called 'Dad Doesn't Dance'. While at that show, he was thinking of Mark Twain's description of a church service in the book Tom Sawyer. Tom was suffering the agonies of endless boredom, until he remembered he had a pinch bug in a box in his pocket. Sadly, Glenn had no pinch bug.
Anyway..... I've been noticing the different fashions here. If you're in your 20's, the thing to wear is very short shorts, with black tights underneath. I see them everywhere. The cutest pair was ivory lace shorts with black tights. Occasionally you'll see some iconoclast with black shorts and white tights, but that's the exception to the rule.
Our show, (The Property Known as Garland) went really well today. One lady in the audience , who was from New Zealand, told me that our show was the best thing she's seen at the Fringe so far! Afterwards we brought props and costumes back to our flat and changed clothes in order to get to GHQ, for the 21A show.
We had lunch on the run. On a whim we stopped at a place that seemed to be really crowded with locals. Piemaker (on Nicolson Street). It's a pie shop that sells savory pies that people can eat while they walk. There are a bunch of varieties to choose from. Meats, cheeses, mushrooms, veggies, etc. Glenn chose a Mexican veggie (really good) and I had a veggie/mushroom one (delicious). Of course they also have cookies right by the register, so I chose a double chocolate one that we split.
Now, the danger of eating a delicious hand held pie, out of a small paper bag, is that you'd gobble it so quickly while you're walking that you choke because you're eating it too fast. A person should try and stroll, as opposed to hike. Amble, don't stride. Luckily, I had my water bottle along, so a quick drink alleviated my distress and prevented Glenn from doing a Heimlich maneuver right there on the street.
One thing that we both notice, is the ambulances. Every 10 to 20 minutes another one screams down the street. Not sure why, but there are a LOT of emergency vehicles whizzing by.
Last night we saw TWO shows. The first was a blues show, called "A Musical Salute To The Titans of Blues", and it featured an awesome 13 piece blues band called The Blues-Water.
We loved that show. It was great music and also musical lessons about the birth of the blues and information about many venerated blues musicians, singers and composers. We bought their CD afterwards. Then we saw a show called 'All An Act', by Sean Michael Welch. It was really cute. The play featured 2 clowns, involved as friends, but having recently spent an evening of passion together and then trying to come to terms with what their relationship should be now. There were some really funny clown bits interspersed between the drama. We liked it.
Guess what we had for supper? Veggie Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Tatties means mashed potatoes, Neeps are mashed turnips (very good) and although we still don't know what's in regular haggis, the veggie haggis had a bunch of lentils and lots of spices. It was really good. But even better than that was the 1/2 pint of Edinburgh Gold (it's a local micro brewery and it's an EXCELLENT hand pulled pint).