Advice for today:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
This morning, I read an email from a friend of mine about the show she’s in starting this weekend. A few hours later, I suddenly find myself in that show. Another friend of mine (also in the show) might have mono. We preview Thursday, open Friday. Once I’m done with this post, I have a lot of memorizing to do.
Don’t worry, this is applicable to today’s page! You know who hasn’t let life pass them by? Merry and Pippin. Talk about observant. They didn’t want Frodo to slip away without them knowing about it. They want to come with! You see, Merry and Pippin already know about the ring. What? Yes, although it wasn’t through any fault of Frodo’s. Bilbo had the ring for so many years, and although he tried to keep it secret, it inevitably showed up from time to time. One day, while Merry was walking through Hobbiton, he realized he was a few paces behind Bilbo. Far in the distance, coming the other way along the road, he could see the Sackville-Bagginses. Bilbo saw them too, and suddenly disappeared into thin air! Merry was so amazed that, after hiding in the bushes from the Sackville-Bagginses, he watched Bilbo reappear, and slip something golden into his pocket.
Okay, wait, this is the conspiracy, not Frodo’s leaving. Merry and Pippin had this all planned out. I don’t understand why they kept it secret from Frodo, since I’m sure he would have felt better knowing that more of his friends had his back than Sam, but I don’t know if he really could have counted on Pippin during the whole time when they were being followed by black riders. He is a little lazy. Merry is clearly the more responsible of the two.
On an interesting note, I’m writing this post with Elvis music on repeat blasting through my ears. That’s a really odd combination of things to be thinking about at the same time.
In other fun news, the re-formatting project is done! My typed copy of Lord of the Rings looks so much prettier now! (No, you’re not going to see it. Copyright, remember?)
Lots of work to do now. I feel like I’m going on a…quest!
“‘I caught a glint of gold as he put something back in his trouser-pocket.'”