March 05, 2000
Everything's Coming Up RosesLast night I did something I have never ever done in my adult life (or even my life, period) before. When I stopped at the grocery store, I bought myself some roses.
It was oddly liberating. I'm not sure I can explain why. In any case, they look lovely sitting on desk next to my computer, as you can see above. Of course, while I was putting them in the vase (oh all right, I don't have a vase, they're in a Tupperware pitcher), Max decided I'd brought home a salad bar. I spent most of last night beating him off the petals, which he really thought were tasty. When I went to bed, I had to put the roses in a cupboard.
I had planned to be a hermit last night and today. Not that this is anything terribly unusual on the weekends, except that I planned for it, with groceries (and roses!) and various essentials. But alas... I'm tempted to leave my peaceful quiet cave and head out into the wide world tonight. I was watching the Audra McDonald special on PBS (watch it if you get the chance!), and during the pledge break they mentioned that they had tickets for her concert tonight in Ann Arbor. Unfortunately, I can't get them anywhere but at the door at this point, and I can't get ahold of anyone to go with me. So... I could take a chance and head into town around 6:30 and see if I can't get a ticket and just go by myself. I'm soooo tempted. Especially after watching the special. I've been on a real Broadway sort of kick lately, and her voice is just incredible.
I'm just trying to decide if going by myself is a sign of independence, or if it's just pitiful. I think the former. I mean, I've done this sort of thing before. Yes, I won't have someone next to me to share it all. However, I know from experience that that means I'll just get that much more caught up in the music, which is never a bad thing. We'll see. I've got a couple of hours before I have to get ready. Hopefully the demons of sloth will be vanquished by my amazing incredible astounding thirst for culture.
Well, I don't think I'm going to make it to the concert for various reasons, but I'm about to prove myself as the geekiest journaler around. Yes, it's true, Lisa's giving her own little rendition of the song stuck in her head today. This is the computerized equivalent of me playing around with a tape recorder when I was a kid. I thought I had streaming audio, but I don't -- yet. But... if you really want to hear yours truly singing, just click the nifty little graphic above.