Thursday, April 5, 2012
BUSNINJA & commutergirl 1 year and counting!
For our anniversary, we did what any normal person would do--we had dinner at a really expensive restaurant and went to the opera. I maintain that this is a normal anniversary activity.
Of course we got nice and dressed up. And, of course, we took the train. It's amazing (and amusing) to me that you can get on a train around here in formal attire and not have most people even bat an eye. Most people didn't.
On the street or in buildings, however, commutergirl was getting compliments left and right about her dress. I didn't get any about my pocket square.
We ate at Bambara restaurant (can be reached by routes 2, 3, 6, 11, 200, 205, 209, 220, 500, numerous express/fast bus routes, the Blue Line, the Green Line, and even the Red Line if you feel like walking a little, which, considering the rich dinner you're about to have, is probably not a bad idea), and attended the opera at the Capitol Theater (served by all the same routes as Bambara, since they are around the corner from each other).
We saw L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti (what? who?), an opera whose every aria I have played at one time or another during my accompanying days; as it was my first time seeing the whole opera, it was interesting to see where all the arias fit in, etc. I couldn't help doing a little bit of air piano during some of them. The quality of performance was quite good--enough to mollify the music-snob wolf inside me, which gets quite ravenous at times. And then we took the train home.
It didn't hurt that it was a lovely night. Even at 10:30 p.m. when we got home, it wasn't uncomfortably cold.
When we got home we agreed that it was an anniversary evening well spent. And that we won't be able to afford another one until our second anniversary.