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Whee!!! [Feb. 11th, 2006|04:37 pm]
Zoethe
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Yesterday evening was wonderful. We went to the Lord of the Rings Symphony, and even though we had to stand through the entire program it was really magnificent. The girl who sang the solo pieces, including Gollum's Song and Into the West, is only 16 years old, but wow what a set of pipes! As she finished Into the West I noticed that tears were sliding down my face, it was that beautiful.

Afterward, we had the pleasure of introducing darlox, gieves and sparklie_lady and her husband to The Velvet Tango Room (whose site appears to be temporarily down). We got a chance to try out their new drinks, and I am completely sold on the Apple Brandy Sour. The consensus of the crowd was that they may never have been there before, but they would certainly be back! It's such a enjoyable experience, being in that elegant lounge. As always, Paulius made us feel completely welcome, and we admired how he he did the same for his other patrons. It's a pleasure watching the whole staff there and how Paulius has fostered as atmosphere of welcome and stylish sybaritism.

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I actually managed to get all of next week's homework assignments done today! When I finished, I thought, "I probably should start doing the research...," but then I realized that the thing I have been begging for is a DAY OFF, and I would be insane not to take it while I could. So Ferrett and I are seeing a movie tonight and then tomorrow morning is dim sum with friends and a trip to the Home and Garden Show, an annual event that we both adore and I was afraid we might miss this year.

One of the reasons I most want to go is to see how well we do walking around. In years past I have been in great discomfort, my feet killing me from the effort of bearing my weight. I was out of shape and unused to such activity. I'm really hoping that this year will be different. If so, it will feel like another one of those small victories that comes from making changes in your life.
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2006-02-12 12:43 am (UTC)

changes in your life.

Funny how little changes grow and not only are you exercising more but eating better and now enjoying the longer excursions...life is to be enjoyed and you are an inspiration to me about how one takes the bull by the horns and goes with it.....last year around this time you both were huffing and puffing trying to get through 20 minutes.....look were you nboth are now...Wow.....let us know how you fare.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-02-12 01:02 am (UTC)

Re: changes in your life.

It is kind of amazing. Ferrett read my entry and his reaction was, wow, was that just last year?
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2006-02-13 09:28 pm (UTC)

wow, was that just last year?

Funny how fast life passes without us rally noticing it
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2006-02-12 04:42 am (UTC)

Go you !

You busted yer buns, now enjoy a bit.
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[User Picture]From: astridsdream
2006-02-12 07:29 am (UTC)
I want to go on record stating that I am insanely jealous that you got to see the Lord of the Rings symphony. I'm also jealous of my dad; he got to play in it when it was in Portland (but I don't think Howard Shore was conducting that one).

Someday....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-02-12 02:23 pm (UTC)
It really was wonderful, and I'm certain that I would have enjoyed it even more if we had been able to sit down. You should definitely make an effort to see it.
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[User Picture]From: peterchayward
2006-02-12 07:34 am (UTC)
What is this Lord of the Rings Symphony?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-02-12 02:31 pm (UTC)
Lord of the Rings Symphony. Howard Shore condensed the music from the three movies into three movements, Alan Lee provided the drawins, which are projected onto a large screen above the orchestra. It's done beautifully.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-02-12 11:45 am (UTC)
I remmeber as a kid, complaining about some grouchy grownup (teacher, neighbor, etc.), and my mother's invariable response was "Maybe his(her) feet hurt.", which made NO sense to me!! Then I was pregnant, had edema AND fascieitis (inflammation in tissue surrounding nerves in the heel) and I GOT it!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-02-12 02:33 pm (UTC)
Being a fasciitis sufferer myself, I have complete sympathy. It's ouchy.

And I never really thought about it that way. Your mom was wise, even if you didn't get it!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-02-12 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as a normal kid, I thought it was all about me. Then you mature (hopefully!) and realize there are many other possible reasons for rudeness, grouchiness, etc., which have nothing to do with you, but are related to something physical and/or emotional within that person.
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2006-02-12 12:11 pm (UTC)
my feet killing me from the effort of bearing my weight

Ain't it the truth. The difference from a year ago is amazing. *high five*

PS Wearing those little heeled boots that I've not touched in 2 years is pretty spiffy, too. :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-02-12 02:34 pm (UTC)
I still tend toward sensible shoes, though I do have a couple darling pairs of heels that I will slip into at work if opportunity arises.
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