Saturday, January 24, 2009

Skinny Saturday 43

Ah, the weekend once again. Wish I could say it will be a relaxing one. I always seem to have more and more things to do and less and less time in which to get them done. I did stay in bed until almost 9:00 this morning and then jumped up and walked Kaiser. We ran into the cute boy down the street on our walk... Don't think I've ever told you about him. He's just cute, cute, cute. Cute as a button. Probably in his early thirites, dark brown curly hair, big dark eyes, and a smile that would knock you over! He and his wife (yeah, there's usually a wife!) moved into the neighbourhood last summer. For a long time, I thought it was just him living on his own, but then, inevitably, I saw the wife, too. And then I saw her grow, and grow, and grow! They had a baby in November, so he's a scorpio like me. (I know it's a boy because I saw the "It's a Boy!" ballon through their window.) I'm not stalking him, really I'm not, he just happens to live on my dog-walking route and on my route home from work when I walk, so I generally pass their place at least once or twice a day. In ANY case, today, as Kaiser and I were walking down the sidewalk close to their house, we meet him and bundled-up baby in one of those big 3-wheeler carriages. Kaiser had to jump into the snowbank as there was not enough room for all of us to pass at the same time. Cute boy smiled and said something about it not being very wide. "Yes," I said. "It's true!" Sigh... our first conversation! I think I detected a bit of an accent, probably French, but perhaps something else as well... Till we meet again, cute boy!

In other riveting news, we received our Sonnambula CD this week. We ordered it to become familiar with the music before we see it at the Met in March. It's sung by incredible Italian mezzo-sporano Cecilia Bartoli and my other cute boy crush, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez. (Sigh... his wife recently had a baby, too!) Juan Diego will actually be in the Met performance accompanied there by French mezzo Natalie Dessay. The two of them performed together last fall in La Fille du RĂ©giment, which was spectacular. We are very much looking forward to seeing them together again in La Sonnambula. Here's a pic of the CD, which also contains the Libretto for the opera. Hopefully we'll have time to listen to some it this evening by the fire.



Tomorrow, it's off to mom's to deliver her biweekly stash of large-print library books, juices, cookies, and other goodies not provided by the home. She'll be happy this week as I bought her some fresh cherries, which she loves, and I will cook and mash some squash tonight and take that down to her as well. They can heat it up for her there. They generally just have frozen vegetables at the home that don't really have a lot of taste, so she misses her squash and turnip and other vegetables that she used to make at home.

The time, she flies... On to the Boyz of Saturday!





6 comments:

Maurice said...

I'm not stalking him, really I'm not......

Yeah, yeah, yeah... :)

Joy said...

You're so good to your mother. :-)

Mark in DE said...

As Joy said, you are so good to your mom. Every person in a nursing home should have such a devoted son.

Love the boys, especially the one shaving. Why do I find men shaving to be so sexy?

Mitch said...

I love that recording of the Bellini. One thing, however; Natalie Dessay is many things, a mezzo, however, is not one of them. She is a soprano tried and true. As a side note, the role Cecilia is singing is traditionally(read: 99.99999999% of the time) performed by a soprano.

Also of note is Ms. Dessay's recording of the opera.

Jeff said...

Ooops! Of course Dessay is not a mezzo! By bad! :)

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