I have had quite a busy weekend but it was really fabulous all around.
I went to the Michigan Opera Theater’s production of Salome at the Detroit Opera House on Friday with my friend Angela. Our tickets were right on the main floor near the center. The view was wonderful. The performance was pretty good too although for whatever reason, I never would expected this opera to be quite as racy as it was even though it was based on a play written by Oscar Wilde. I guess I knew that the Dance of the Seven Veils was erotic but it was a bit more erotic than I was expecting. The singing was excellent at least to my very untrained ear. It was a nice evening.
On Sunday, I went to my friend Verlaine’s parents’ 40th Anniversary party. That was a blast. Verlaine’s family is a HOOT! Plus I finally got to meet Verlaine’s brother. It was kind of like meeting a unicorn or a gryphon or something. I mean I have known Miss Verlaine for 17 years or so. Maybe 18. (I am not so good with the math, you see) and I have never met this brother person. I really thought he was some kind of mythical beast. But it turns out that he exists after all.
Today I have started a new schedule at work. I had to change my schedule because my team is now 25% smaller than it was. I think I might end up liking this schedule. I am working 4 ten hour days which means I will have a day off during the week for appointments and oil changes and such. It also means one day less of commuting plus an easier commute in the evenings since I am working two hours later. Ten hours is a long day though.