Oct 3, 2007

Busy Weekend

Never let it be said that Hotness and I fall into any particular stereotype.
Case in point: This past weekend.

Saturday started off as any typical weekend day.
We got up, Hotness went to ride her horse, and I bummed around the house for the better part of the morning.
Ah.... but later that day, we went into town (actually the town next to us) and watched the "
Eve of Destruction" at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe.
This was the season finale for the track and had all the automotive destruction anyone could ask for.
We saw (in no particular order):
Hornets race

Demo cars heat race (beat-up cars just racing for best lap time)

School bus figure-8 race

Roll-over contest

Boat races

School bus demolition derby

... and, of course, the good ol' fashioned car demolition derby

After the car demolition derby, they shot off a butt-load of fireworks to wrap it all up.

Hotness and I cut out when the fireworks started so we could beat the crowds out of the parking lot.

That was Saturday.

On Sunday, we went to the ballet.

Here we are at the Opera House. Look me holding my Cosmopolitan. How Metrosexual!

We have season tickets (this is our 7th or 8th season so far), and we were supposed to go last weekend, but that day was taken up with Technogreek's birthday party so we had to reschedule.

Anyway, this was the season opener and the performance was a set of three different works by George Balanchine.

The first one was called "Square Dance" and incorporated different movements of classical ballet with American West dancing. It was okay. Niether Hotness nor myself were overwhelmed by it. In fact I found myself almost nodding off near the end of it.

The second one was a work called "The Prodigal Son" and was based on the Biblical parable.
This was really fantastic.
No one is allowed to take pictures, but here are a few I found online from some local papers:

The third picture features our favorite female dancer, Ariana Lallone. She is incredible on stage.
This piece was a short one, and after it was over they had a brief intermission before the third and final part of the program.

The third one was more of a classical piece but we decided to leave during the intermission and not stay for it.

We were going to head over to our favorite "after-ballet" restaurant, Pomodoro, but they weren't open for a couple more hours. So instead we headed home and ate an early dinner at a Thai place closer to our house, The Silver Spoon.

And there you have it.

Demolition derby one day, ballet the next.

We like to stay cultured.... kinda like yogurt!

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