“Nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown—you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.”
– Caitlin Moran
Like I mentioned, I’ve been feeling a bit run down, but this weekend helped tremendously. Die Fledermaus was exactly what I needed, sometimes you just need to dress up and go to the opera.
The production was excellent except for the awkwardness of the pseudo-Nazi guards which threw off the pacing of the second act. But at the risk of sounding glib, pseudo-Nazi guards where they add nothing to the creative direction or plot of the piece are kind of inherently awkward in a lot of ways. Things picked right back up when their strange involvement literally had no where to go so they faded and let the humor and natural vivaciousness take center stage again.
Jeff perked me up even further by throwing me a movie night on Saturday to watch Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. For which I understandably have no pictures since we were in pajamas with our feet up on the tables. There may also have been a face mask involved on my part…
We thought we’d head out to the Geffrey Museum on Sunday but it was rainy and we decided to stay at home, drink tea, work on a job application (in my case) and chat with friends instead. Other weekend improvements included a much needed trip to John Lewis to buy pillows, because the paper thin lumpy ones from Tescoe we’ve been using have been a vexation all their own. We both slept like the dead after the upgrade! It’s the little things.
(all images mine, found here)