|November 26, 2014
||[Nov. 26th, 2014|11:55 pm]
Up late, but not too late this morning. We had time to visit a book store before lunch, where I found a couple of books I wanted (a Vonnegut novel and a book of essays by Gary Snyder). At lunch, I was a good little diabetes patient and had duck lettuce wraps instead of something carbohydrate-laden. We even skipped desert. And then it was back to the hotel for a few minutes before heading off to the opera.
Today's offering was Porgy and Bess. It was essentially the same version we saw back in 2008, even down to some of the leads being the same performers, although there was a different Bess. It was a good performance, and Eric Owens as Porgy really blew away the crowd. As usual, I left the opera house humming some of the more memorable tunes, which Porgy and Bess contains in abundance.
We went back to the hotel briefly, mainly to drop off some things, and then walked over to Bijan's Bistro for dinner. We hadn't been there together in a while, in no small part because it is a bit of a walk from the hotel and queenmomcat's back made it difficult to get there. But she's had surgery now and was able to walk the distance with minimal problems, so there we went. Once again, I was well behaved and had a Cobb salad for dinner. (I suspect there is a lot of lettuce in my future.)
After dinner, queenmomcat decided to take a nice, hot bath, during which I actually did some reading for work. I started The Young Elites by Marie Lu, and it's reasonably good for a YA fantasy novel. I may not finish it, but I'm willing to write a positive review of it for work. And now queenmomcat is out of the bath and it's time for bed. A good day overall.