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Edited by Aideen Devine, Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021, 17:49

I know the blog has been neglected a bit recently but I've been busy rehearsing for a play which is on this weekend in An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.  So, if you're in Co Donegal this weekend and have nothing better to do, then come along and watch our showcase. 

We're doing excerpts from the Neil Simon play The Good Doctor.  I'll be in the second cast on Sunday night which no doubt will probably be on You Tube at some point.

 

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If you acting is as good as your blog you'll have no worries. Break a Leg! (Why do they say that?)
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Thanks for that Stephen.  I have no idea why they say that I must find out!!
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Hi Stephen, Just in case you logged back in, tjust to let you know the play went really well, I'm now lined up for Calender Girls in November which should be fun, have you been reading any of the other posts, would be interested in what you think

 

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Hi Aideen, Just seeing this now. Glad to hear the play went well. I've read all your blog and enjoyed it. I've went right back to where it commenced. (Thats me in trouble now for using a forbidden word!) I reckon Led Zeppelin is just a cover and you're really a closet Robbie Williams fan!!. I liked the piece about Orglandes. Reading the Demon Drink post got me thinking about a free concert I was at on 4th July 2005 in Philadelphia. Elton John and Bryan Adams were the main acts. The weird thing was that there was over 100,000 people there and yet I didn't see one person with any alcohol all night!! Could you ever imagine that here? Its just a different culture over there. Most bars over there won't serve under 21s whereas here the kids seem to be drinking from about 14. But how do we re-educate our young and not so young that alcohol is not a necessity to having a good time?
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It feels like an uphill battle to influence the young to better drinking habits, I suppose we can only lead by example, at least until I get the job of PM!!

I was in Philly myself 2 years ago, visiting relatives, may be going back next year.  That was my first time in the US and it certainly was an eye-opener.  The level of poverty was a big surprise and I didn't even get to see the worst affected places.

On the other hand, the things I liked about the US were the sound of the crickets at night, very relaxing, and I liked the 'hanging out' concept, one idea from the US I think we should adopt.  To just invite people over to hang out without agendas or pressure to do stuff.

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I totally with you in the “hanging out” thing. My mates only ever seem to want meet up for a drink (or ten) but the idea of just meeting up for nothing in particular would be unthinkable to them. I enjoy a drink or two when I’m out but the thought of going out just to drink doesn’t appeal to me nowadays. I’d like to see my alter ego - Male Chauvinist – meet your Alternative Feminist. I reckon they’d have fun together. He might even unchain her from the kitchen sink occasionally, so that she could keep the beers coming when he’s watching sport!! Why do woman like intelligent men? – Opposites attract! I was interested to read that the Lakota, (depending on the tribe for the spelling and pronunciation), prefer not to say good bye, but rather, I'll see you soon, or "I'll see you again someday" which is spoken in an abbreviated way, "Toksha". I think the spelling is Toksha Ake. How’s the new play coming along? Will there be a real calendar published to coincide with the release? If so you need to make sure I get a copy. I actually went to see a play last week for the first time. It was an Alan Ayckbourne comedy from the 70’s called Bedroom Farce. It was a different type of night out for me and I enjoyed the new experience. Anyway I’m rambling on again. Probably not what you wanted when you asked for my opinion on your blog. I’ll be back at work next week so I’ll be more occupied then. Toksha Ake
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Hi Stephen,

I think my 'Alternative Feminist' would devour your male chauvinist, did you not know the female of the species is more deadly!!  Not sure if we're doing a calendar, still being discussed, but great to hear back from you, keep in touch

Toksha Ake

 

 

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Aideen It looks like you were right again. The male chauvinist promised much but folded tamely, whilst your "alternative feminist" will return stronger and wiser than ever. Toksha Ake