Sunday, November 13, 2005

"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"

I've bought my tickets for the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long, which has been going on in London's North End for years but has now has a spot at SF's Castro Theater. Now I must commence making a costume/play clothes out of the drapes, loudly humming "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"

My mother and sister impetuously stopped by for a visit. Heather was deeply charmed by my enormous old cat Shred and I believe the feeling was mutual, as all animals adore Heather. We ate Zack's amazing deep-dish pizza (10 minutes for a table, 30 minute wait for the pizza itself) and then we four scurried to the Crate & Barrel Outlet where a lovely, scratched and dinged dining table was purchased. (It's gonna be scratched & dinged anyway.)

After they left, Steven and I had the loveliest shared dinner at Pearl: Lovely Tuna Poke, Bruschetta, Peekytoe crab cakes, Black seared cod (big slippery sensual flakes) with tempura portabella slices and a very satisfying gelato sundae. All very good food in a unhurried, lovely atmosphere with a great waitress & creative drinks.
My new favorite word: peekytoe.

Today, after a magnificent corned beef hash breakfast at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, a firm single bed was purchased for the spare room. Next: a comforter and then let the guests set in upon us!
Tonight we celebrate my mother's 60-somethingish birthday at my brother Mark's house. I am entirely uncertain if he can cook, but he & The Lovely Jules have just returned from their Italian honeymoon so all the more reason to hang around and hear about it.

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1 comment:

The Every Day Princess said...

Gentle Warning: it helps if you've seen the divine Vin Diesel's "The Pacifier." Sometimes when dressing up for certain parts in the Sound of Music, people may mistake you for a Nazi. All the worse if you're going through puberty, people will really worry! But, when they see you sing and dance (and twirl Lisel around the Gazebo) they are charmed. Enough so that a tough Navy Seal takes over when the director quits. The fussy quitter spits in fury about their ball changes causing Bob Fosse to do pirouettes in his grave. The drama! And, don't get me started on the West Side Story inspired rumble between the Firefly girls and some really mean boy-scout-like twits. Really, it's all there in the Pacifier. But, Sound of Music is okay too.