Opera is New

The first opera I ever saw was Carmen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion during a dress rehearsal.  I went with hoity-toity charlatans who told me repeatedly that this was a ‘good introductory opera’ with an air of disgust for my lack of exposure to the art form.  Now, I hate that opera and everything it personally stood for (not … Continue reading

Time for a Change

Sure, we’ve all seen them, those pesky before and after photos of people who used to be fat and now are skinny.  Then you see a familiar face, the ugly duckling so to speak in high school who no one gave a second thought to because she was chubby.  Now she’s gorgeous, married, and did … Continue reading

I miss you California

I was recently asked what I liked most about living in DC and I couldn’t give an answer.  Not because my mind was bursting with joy, but because I am so desperately homesick I almost can’t stand it.  Don’t get me wrong, DC, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland (those in the know call it the … Continue reading