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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fungus, Flowers, Freezing

This afternoon David and I went to see Pilobolus, and it was fantastic: in turns startlingly beautiful, surprisingly moving, and funny enough to get the children in the audience (and thus me) giggling in absolute glee. The Nutcracker last December was David's first ballet, and this was his his first performance of modern dance. I teased him that I'm getting even for the firsts to which he has introduced me, including the rodeo and ATVing. (Of course, I'm very glad for those firsts--and I think he really dug Pilobolus, too). They started with this piece; if you don't have time for all three minutes, at least start at the halfway point and see some of their amazing swimming illusions.

Then this evening we've pretty much just sat around watching The Empire Strikes Back (another first for me--really!), trying out Chatroulette (crazy), reading (Tom Robbins and Terry Pratchett), eating Tots, and then (true story) running to the grocery store for more Tots.

We're wild and crazy like that on Valentine's Day Eve! Of course, I wouldn't complain anyway, but it doesn't hurt that David surprised me with flowers earlier today. He admits that red roses are clichéd, but there's a reason that they're so popular, and these are absolutely stunning.
In case that's too mushy (eww), here are more pictures of ice: my frozen back porch, the handle of my screen door almost entirely encased in ice, and icicle daggers:

Happy IQD, all.


Ellen said...

Tator or children?

Happy Valentine's Day, too, of course.

Leah said...

Ellen: That was my question.

CëRïSë said...

Hee! We are vicious baby-eaters! (Still, it's hard to beat the crispy, greasy goodness of a Tater Tot--though actually we get the Crispy Crowns, which are even better!)

The Churches said...

Don't feel bad, I haven't seen the Star Wars episodes all the way through either.

CëRïSë said...

Adrianna, I'm glad I'm not the only one. The first one is actually the only one I think I have seen all the way through (though now I can add The Empire Strikes Back). I haven't seen any of the newest three. (Heresy in some parts, I know...)

Ellen said...

The only thing you're missing is a good nap.


CëRïSë said...

I could almost always use a good nap.

Becca said...

What a balanced post.

CëRïSë said...

Thanks, Bex; I'll assume that's a compliment! =)