Saturday, December 31, 2016

Q4 - Misc Recap

Some highlights of the fourth quarter:

  • Trip to D.C. to see the Notorious RBG live in her first speaking role in an opera!  Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment."  The show was at the Kennedy Center, and was really well done.  The lead male (a tenor) easily hit the notorious nine high Cs of his aria - and then showed off by holding the last one extra long.  But RBG stole the show just by being there and reading her lines from the back of her props.  The guy sitting next to me was a Vietnamese citizen attending college in Indiana; he told me RBG is his idol.  He is in love with the idea (or perhaps the ideals) of the American justice system.  He hasn't actually done much traveling in the U.S., but he got permission from his parents to fly out for the opera.  While I was in town, I went to the National Zoo, the U.S. Botanical Garden, and a few museums.  One of my fellow guests at the B&B was in town to see the giant pandas.  She is apparently obsessed, and is seeing the world one zoo at a time on a quest to see giant pandas.  
  • Black belt testing for B & L.  So proud of both of them!!
  • Thanksgiving in Florida, Christmas in New Hampshire.

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