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. Animated Hearts

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.







9 comments:

trailbee said...

Oh, Anne, these are great shots. Hope your mom's on the mend, and that you and the office survived another crisis!

AnnieElf said...
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AnnieElf said...

Thanks so much B. You notice I didn't mention my mom or the work mess here. It's just one disaster after another and the hits just keep on coming. Oh well. The good news though is that mom seems to be improving and I actually was productive today with music stuff and not admin dean stuff. Thank goodness.

Becca said...

What a busy few days you've had, but you made them seem glorious and fun! It sounds like you work with a great lot of people - isn't that a blessing? I do too, in both my jobs, so I feel especially blessed :) It helps make up for times when the work itself is not all that satisfying.

Thanks for sharing these happy stories with us!

Ally Bean said...

We went to a wedding where the bride wore the same dress!! That red velvet trim must be quite the razz-ma-tazz right now. All 13 [yes thirteen] of her attendants were in bright red dresses that were all different. Supposedly the style that each girl chose was the best style for her figure, but in reality they all looked alike. It was like seeing a box of Christmas ornaments walk down an aisle!!

Daisy Lupin said...

Wow that tiramasu just looks soooo good, it my favourite dessert. You certainly have been having a whirlwind of a social life - its fun to live in a whirlwind once in a while, but nice to be calm again. The theatricals sound exciting,hope you enjoy them. Love xx

Colorsonmymind said...

Busy and yummy!

I love tiramisu and the flowers are divine too.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

triple digits in turlock too? I was recalling turlock being up in the trees?
glad to see you mention here that your mom is improving...

paris parfait said...

Sounds like you were having a great time! Lovely photos - and yes, what's up with those glasses! :)