Monday, July 17, 2006
This'in and That'in
What a few days it has been. The last time I wrote it was Thursday and all of a sudden I discover that I'm half way through Monday. What has been going on in my life? Sort of seems like not much and so much all at once. Go figure.
I had lunch last week with our opera and musical theatre coordinator, Joe, and we went to a wonderful new restaurant, Toscana's. The food is delish and the desert (see tiramasu above) to die for. Don and I had gone there the week before for dinner and had two other deserts. Imagine creme brule cheesecake.
As I left work last week, I noticed that the crepe Myrtles were in glorious bloom all around the recital hall so I had to memorialize the hall. This is such a great place to work.
The theatre arts department is inaugurating it first summer Shakespeare Festival. The amphitheatre has been turned into a piece of old Verona and the Taming of the Shrew will be the first show. It is preceded by 15 Minute Hamlet which is 13 minutes long. The other two minutes are taken up with a performance of 2 Minute Hamlet. Humor galore. Our amphitheatre has never been turned into a stage set before and the results are awesome. We're going to see the performance this Saturday night.
Saturday afternoon we went the wedding of a student in our department who is all but graduated and is, in fact, our department technician. And when Ken's not tech'ing he's usually firefighting with the local volunteers. He got a taste of the mega-multi-acres grass and canyon fires that have been all around us the past two weeks which did not please his bride at all. A week before the wedding he stopped answering his phone. Ken and Rachel got married on the stage at Snider Recital Hall which commemorated where they met. As far as I can tell, this is the first time the hall has been used as a wedding venue. It was definitely a wedding with a twist - sort of like parachuting, or getting married underwater, or . . . well, you get the drift. The bride's dress had a bit of an edge to it as well. White and strapless, it was trimmed at hem and bodice and laced up the back in fire engine red fabric. Even the veil has a bit of a red trim around the edge. Very pretty and very unexpected. While at the reception I notice a bald guy with glasses set on the back of his head. I couldn't resist this shot. Why do people do this?????
All in all, it been a productive day at work and even though it is triple digits outside, I am inside where it is nice and cool.
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 11:59 AM