August 6th, 2008

Sea dragon

Thanks but no thanks (family edition)

So ... we got a letter in the mail from my mother in law last night.

It contained a check for $800 to pay for J's trip to go to his cousin's wedding.

Not only is this insulting (hello, we are adults, not college kids who can't scrape two nickels together), it demeans the gift to the bride and groom that was J going to the wedding. We spent months afterwards shuffling our finances to cover it, but it was planned and a choice so, you know, that's just how it goes. It's paid for. It's over.

I wish I could see it as sweet but instead it's just controlling. No wonder she thinks she can treat me the way she does.

At any rate, the check's been torn up, an email has been sent requesting she respect our wishes on this matter, and if she tries to circumvent us with a money order, it will be endorsed and mailed back to her.

In other news, shadowdaddy made me a very nice breakfast today, an omelette and bacon and buttered toast. Thanks, honey!
Theater

Pygmalion was a treat

Well! Back from seeing Pygmalion, which struck me as exactly the kind of play people pay good money to come see in London - witty, beautifully staged, and excellently acted. It even had a happy ending! (I've never seen or even read it before, so I didn't know. Be advised that I mean an ending that made me happy, and I am a crusty old curmudgeon.) It was such a contrast with last night that it's already completely wiped it out of my mind. God, it's so lovely to see actors that happy with what they're doing and the reception they're being given! It's only running until Saturday, so if you're interested in seeing such a fine show, hurry out and do it soon.

Otherwise - a lovely evening with jillzilla, who very patiently listened to me spinning out a million stories. I need to get together with her soon and listen to her stories more. We should be hitting Pinter in the fall - I'm looking forward to it. But tonight, I really want to get to bed before 11:30!