Seems I forgot to write a weekend recap type-thingie yesterday. (I know you were all crushed.)

The highlight of the past weekend was Saturday night, when we went out to Palomino (Mmmm. Wish I could go there more often, but it’s Downtown Pittsburgh, and who wants to go to Downtown Pittsburgh?), followed by a trip to the opera to see Wagner’s Valkyrie. I’ve never been to an opera before, so it was an interesting experience. This was a “condensed”/scaled down version of the show. Not as long, not as big-budget, and sung in English. Despite this, I thought the cast was very good…they all had great voices. And the set-design was really cool. They did a sort of grungy, almost heavy-metal look with the scenery and costumes. The lead Valkyrie sorta looked like Tank Girl, and that’s always a Good Thing. Odin had a big eye patch and thigh-high boots with big buckles. One thing I didn’t agree with was the singing in English. I didn’t see any point to it, since the way words are sung in opera renders them completely unintelligble anyway, they might as well have stuck to German. It would have been that much better if they had. Seriously, I didn’t understand a word of the songs as sung in English, and had to rely on the little plot synopsis and my own limited memory of the Niebelung story to figure out what was going on.

Anyway, I think I’d like to see a big-budget, German version now, just for the sake of comparison.

Other than that, it’s time for my annual “Pittsburgh summer weather makes me wanna kill myself” post. Y’all probably think I’m exaggerating, but I’m really not. We’re going into Week 3 now of Killer Humidity, and I’ve exhausted my small reserve of coping mechanisms. It’s the only time I wish I didn’t work from home; everyone else gets to at least spend all day in A/C offices, while I feel as if I’m living inside someone’s mouth 24/7. I have no energy, zero enthusiasm for anything, and I’m not sleeping soundly at night because of the damn air conditioner. The fact that it’s too hot to exercise much only helps to contribute to my feeling like a bloated slug living in some South American swamp. It’s really a shame that there isn’t anywhere in the US to live that doesn’t get high humidity, except for the friggin desert. Screwed either way. If I was in the UK, at least it would be -cold- and humid. I can deal with that.

So anyway, if I don’t post for a few days it’s because I just can’t bring myself to Give a Shit at the moment.

2 Responses to “Whoops”

  1. kta Says:

    I’m right there with ya on the heat/humidity thing. It’s draining!!!!

  2. whistler Says:

    Well. At least you’re not dressed up in a fur coat and running around like an idiot.. Hey wait.. That’s me.. *faint*

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