March 5, 2007

Downtown today

March 5, 2007 - Categories: life

It turns out that my doctor’s appointment is on Thursday and my facial
(whee!) is on the 19th, so I don’t actually have any strict
appointments today. I do have to submit the ethics approval form,
though, and I’d like to do as much of my move as possible. I also need
to work on a professional site and update my resume. For my thesis, I
can read research papers.

Lots of stuff to do today, but I think it will be a very good day.
Nice and sunny…

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Developing a taste for opera

March 5, 2007 - Categories: love

This weekend was a whirlwind romance with opera. Two operas in two
days, and now I’ve fallen in love with it. They were right -
everything sounds better in Italian! <laugh>

I liked both Rigoletto and La Traviata, and was thrilled to finally be
able to match familiar arias with images.

Penelope (the woman controlling the surtitles) asked us which of the
two operas we preferred. Of the two, I liked La Traviata’s story more
than Rigoletto’s, although I liked the performance of Rigoletto more.
Wayne favors Rigoletto. Penelope told us that she finds that men tend
to prefer Rigoletto and women tend to prefer La Traviata, and she
joked that La Traviata’s considered to be the chick flick of operas.

On further reflection, I think that Rigoletto has more complex
tragedies. Still, it’s hard to squelch a distaste for the Duke in
Rigoletto, who reminds us that pretty boys get away with far too
much… <laugh> “La donna e mobile” is a beautiful song, but so
cynical!

It’s so wonderful to be able to *see* the opera in my head as I listen
to the music. Ah, joy…

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Futurama

March 5, 2007 - Categories: life

Dropped by the Gorey last night to catch up with friends. And meet my
quota of hugs, too – I had only one during the entire week!
<sniff> Yay friends I can hug for no reason…

We watched Futurama. I hadn’t seen Futurama in a while, but oh, it was
hilarious… Yay geek humor!

=)

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Sore throat

March 5, 2007 - Categories: health

Also, I’m coming down with a bit of a sore throat, which may or may
not mean being antisocial today. But I was so looking forward to
baking cookies!

Pot. Kettle. Onyx.

March 5, 2007 - Categories: love

Obsidian. ;)

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