Friday, August 25, 2006

It's been a great and tiring week.

Tuesday night, I went to see The Chairs for half price with Sara (with no 'h'). It was an interesting play - I'm still thinking about it.

I chose that play rather than The Importance of Being Earnest because NOW magazine had given it a better review.

I'm glad I went, but it was a LATE night.

Wednesday, I got up super early to get to Davisville station where a colleague drove us to the MaRS Golf Tournament (at the Richmond Hill Country Club). See above post and photos on flikr.

After golfing, I went to see the Lord of the Rings play at the Princess of Wales theatre. It was a long slog; it started at 7:30pm and we got out at 11pm. One full intermission, one short intermission.

But I'm really glad that I saw it. A couple of characters, mostly elves, actually, had the most fantastic voices. Legolas, Galadriel and Arwen were all gorgeous singers and I found their music haunting. The other music I found completely forgettable and kind of wanted to fast-forward through it in efforts to get to the end more quickly.

There were some pretty cool effects as well. The Balrog was the definitely the highlight. I won't spoil it in case you go to see it too. But I felt the destruction of the ring was pretty underdone in terms of effects. Sad.

But I paid only $25 for the ticket, so I was quite happy. Be sure you know the story if you go, because otherwise you will have serious trouble figuring out what's going on.

Thursday night was date night.

A colleague had just come home from Newfoundland where he'd been cod fishing and had brought me back some of his wares. So we grilled it on the bbq and I made some butter white wine sauce and grilled veggies and rice.

Total yum!

But I was beat. So many late nights. So Alex and I put together the long-awaited chore schedule and went to bed.

Today at work we had a goodbye lunch for our summer students, which was sad but really quite nice to hang out. I'll miss them and I totally hope they come back someday. They were the most fun people here.

I also visited my friend Evelyn at Sick Kids hospital for my coffee break, as her daughter is there right now. It was nice to see Ev at least, but her daughter was very uncharacteristically quiet. Poor kid feels pretty crappy with an appendicitis complication that I sort of went through when I was 16; but apparently she'll be fine soon. They expect that she may be able to go home on Monday.

Tonight - shortly, actually - I'm heading to the bus station to catch a ride to Kitchener. Kendra's picking me up and we're driving to Sauble Beach for her stagette weekend. I've never been there.

I'm really looking forward to a lot of sleeping. And hopefully it won't be too cold or rain so much that we can't go mini putting!

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