Sunday, May 3, 2009

opus, operis, n.

So remember that sweet double blog with a guest blogger that I was promising you this week? Yeah, ummm... how does next week work for that? Is that good?

Oh who am I kidding! I know all my loyal readers will stick around and wait. It's going to be a doozy of a post.

In the meantime, we once again did a New York thing and did not bring our camera. We saw Il Trovatore yesterday at the Met! Some of you may know that B and I are the happy godchildren of a fairy opera godmother. Her largess earlier this year allowed us to see Orfeo ed Euridice, our very first opera. Orfeo was a mere hour and a half long, and had very sparse and modern decoration for the stage. Il Trovatore was almost three hours long, and had a much more elaborate set, so I think it was more of a "typical" opera. We do both enjoy the opera, although it sometimes takes patience to get through those long, long sets where a character mourns somebody's forthcoming death for almost fifteen minutes straight. Nevertheless, it was a great Saturday project, and a good break from all the schoolwork we've been doing as the academic year comes to a close.

New York City does have some great cultural stuff. I personally have very little use for the outdoor concerts or the movies and television shows being filmed here or the fact that the bars are open pretty much all night long. I do love the museums. I love that on any weekend there will be a new exhibit opening at one of the many museums around town. And I like that we have things like the opera and the orchestra and the ballet. I mean, I haven't actually gone to the ballet yet, but I like that I could.

In other, perhaps more excited news for our friends, our wedding finally made the Mac Today!
'Cuz you know, it's only been more than seven months since the actual event. But yay! Ironically, now that we finally would like to have two copies of the Mac Today we now only receive one because we are married and count as only one person.

Alright, last day of class tomorrow, folks. That should mean more blogging around these parts, especially since I have about fifteen topics for this blog floating around in my head that I need to get to! Not to mention that we need to start packing soon and I still have so many squirrel things I need to show you! Oh the excitement!


  1. I get somewhere between 2 and 3 copies generally... I'll try to save you one.

  2. I saw that! I pointed it out to Will and said, "Look, that's my friend Casey!" I felt very important and stuff.