October 2nd, 2003

Sea dragon

Koraku, floors, shower, Swan Lake

My goals for today are fairly limited, although since I'm getting a late start I may have a good chance of not achieving them all. I want to go to lunch at Koraku, sand and then varnish the floors, take a shower, and get tickets for Swan Lake tonight. That doesn't seem like much, right? I already knocked two items off of my list by making an appointment to go to the dentist and finishing my flower order. I did wait too late, though, as two of the flowers I wanted to order were sold out. Next year, I need to be dreaming of tulips in August and not get all distracted by the dahlias.

Tulip acuminata: sold out!
Single Early tulip "Diamond:" sold out!
Sea dragon

Reading about the Firebird, seeing the Swans

OK, I'm off to the ballet with sallysimpleton tonight! It's the silveriest of the silver casts ... a real shame last night that I couldn't get the tickets to see Carrie Imler and instead am getting stuck with Noelani Pantastico as Odette. At least I get Arianna in the Persian dance. I'll try to get sallysimpleton packed full of caffeine before the show ... which will doubtlessly result in her being unable to sleep tonight and tired the next day. I need to run the dogs outside for a bit now and then change into my pretty clothes. Something Russian .... hmmm. (Interestingly enough I'm reading In the Forest of Serre by Patricia McKillip right now ... which is set in a country that has both Baba Yaga and a firebird and yet is called "Serre." It makes an neat contrast with Orson Scott Card's Enchantment, also about Russian folklore, but the styles of the two authors are difficult to compare. Oddly neither of them gave a damn about swans. I wonder where Tchaikovsky got the idea?)

I was a copycat and did a quiz ...

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