Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quote of the Day

Quoted in the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca newsletter:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs though the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and death, in ebb and flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Eat This Ice Cream

Yum!!!! Purely Decadent's new cookie dough flavor is the best dairy-free ice cream I've had since becoming vegan (besides GREEN's soynamis, of course). It is creamy, smooth, with lots of cookie dough chunks. I bet you won't be able to tell the difference.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Musical Love Story

Since Valentine's Day was on Thursday and I was teaching, last night we had our Valentine's Date. We saw "A Musical Love Story" performed by the Phoenix Symphony and conducted by Lawrence Golan. Because George retrieved me from the bead store at 6:30, we didn't really have time to eat, but at my insistence, we grabbed hummos and soup from Bistro 101 and ran to the Orpheum. We took our seats just as the lights were dimmed.

The music was lovely, and pieces, designed to represent each stage of love, included:

    • Prelude, Holbert Suite (Edvard Grieg)
    • Largo, from Concerto in D minor for Two Violins (J.S. Bach)
    • Allegretto, Palladio (Karl Jenkins) [You may know this from the De Beers ads.]
    • Canon (Johann Pachelbel)
    • Serenade, Opus 1 (Samuel Barber)
    • Serenae for Strings, Opus 48 (Piotr I. Tchaikovsky)


The Idiot Box

Despite what I know about the effects of frequent television viewing, I love watching tv. For the past few days, our DirecTV receiver has been on the fritz. Consequently, we've had no tv--not even local channels. George loves it--he is frustrated with my attention to the modern day hearth--but I'm beginning to get cranky without the necessities like Mystery Diagnosis, The First 48, and, of course, Law and Order reruns.
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