December 5th, 2003

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bad white dog

Collapse ) I told Worthy Opponent that I want to see Lily get a new home by the end of the year (taking us down from 5 pets to 2 in one year), and he ... agreed. I was surprised. Now we just to figure out the best way to do it.

Last night we went out with Cathy and saw "The House of Yes" at Theater Schmeater. It wasn't a perfect production (especially considering that some dramatic scenes were ruined by having the damn supporting pillars of the building RIGHT IN THE WAY of the actor's faces, although a bigger complaint was the actors not being as up-to-par as I would have liked) - but it was a delightfully creepy show, and I'm glad we went. I'm NOT so happy at the asshole manager of Half Price Tickets, who gleefully took our money for the show rather than telling us it was a pay-what-you-can performance (not listed on the company's website, damn them) - he wanted to get his service fee, the jerk. After the show we acted like People Who Live In The City and went to 611 for post-show crepes and hard cider (love that Bellot!), getting us home around 11. Tonight (in keeping with my 7 Nights, 7 Shows theme for this week) I'm hoping to go see "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at the Seattle Children's Theater. We'll see how the day shakes out.

The book I started yesterday, "The Darkangel" (Meredith Pierce, TOR, 1982), was very poorly written and I've decided to suffer the loss of its cost and consign it to the dustbin of libraries and move on. It was quite a disappointment to get such a bad title from TOR -they're normally quite reliable. Well, I hope I have better luck with Jo Clayton's "Moongatherer."
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Michael Kenna gives me faith in the negative

I forgot to mentino that we went to see an absolutely beautiful photography exhibit last night at the G. Gibson gallery on our way to the theater last night. It's by Michael Kenna, and all I can say is that he sees the way I do, and his photos, with their intense humanity and ethereal shadings, nearly moved me to tears. See for yourself. I'm planning on writing about him for Tablet, which will require a trip to the Museum of Glass to see the rest of the exhibit, but I'll steel myself for the bad art I know I'll find there to see more of his stuff.
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