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Thanks!

Thanks to everyone for all the kind words after yesterday's post.  I even had Aline missing her bus on my behalf when she took the time to call me to commiserate (10:30 p.m. last night for me; 7:30 a.m. this morning for her).   During the call I also got to hear Bidule in the background making very loud, demanding, "pay attention to ME!" cat noises, lol.  So, anyway, I'm feeling better about things today, and have a treat to look forward to this evening.  Matthew Bourne's company is back in L.A. performing his all-male "Swan Lake".  I saw it live ten years ago when the work had its American premiere here; my sister managed to get a couple of tickets to tonight's performance, and we're doing dinner and the ballet as an early birthday treat.  In fact, I have to sign off now and walk over to meet her at the Water Grille.  (Yes, Jen and Tavi, the same restaurant where a certain memorable Christmas Eve dinner between a banker and a psychiatrist took place.  ;-))

Back again tomorrow, with a post about John Profumo.  I wonder how many of you remember him?

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looneyluna
Mar. 11th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday. If you don't get internet time are you at least going to get email access? I'd love to be able to keep in touch. I'm one of the many who enjoyed your political article links and political commentary.

We must keep in touch :D
aswanargent
Mar. 12th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
Oh, I'll still have internet access; it's just that any time spent on LJ during official working hours will have to be more discreet than it has been. But don't worry, I have no intention of vanishing. :-)

Terrific icon, btw!
desert_rifka
Mar. 12th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
What happened? I'm just going through all, well not all of LJ to catch up but it's going to take a long time. Hubby just had his surg last week and RL has taken my time.

Of course I remember John Profumo and Christine Keeler.

aswanargent
Mar. 12th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
Oh, a lot of political stuff, including some arbitrary decisions by the head of my department who, after almost three years, asked a question on Thursday that demonstrates that he has no idea what my job is all about. I suppose it's similar to what career foreign service officers have to deal with every time the latest fat cat donor is rewarded with an ambassadorship. Bleh! But I'll survive.

What's going on with your husband? What surgery? I know you haven't posted on LJ in weeks, and I was wondering what was happening, but I assumed it was the lawsuit come to life again. I hope this wasn't major surgery, and I hope he's recovering quickly and easily. And how are you holding up?

If I were to call, when's best? Weekday evenings (it would have to be after 9:30 p.m. your time now that we're back to having an hour time difference between us)? Weekends? Let me know.

Cute icon! :-D
kaynyne
Mar. 12th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Enjoy Swan Lake, one of my all time favourite shows! I'm hoping to go see 'Edward Scissorhands', Bourne's new show in a few weeks time.

John Profumo? Hell yes, he famously had an affair with a call girl, who was screwing a Russian military man at the same time. He died a couple of days ago, it's been all over the news here. A good scandal never dies:)
Ironically, it seems like very tame stuff compared to what goes on these days lol!
aswanargent
Mar. 12th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh, I love your icon!

"Swan Lake" was wonderful; as good as I remembered. (Before last night, I'd seen it in 1997 during its American premiere, and after that I saw it once on television.) This time they were selling DVDs; I grabbed one for myself and a couple of others as gifts.

You'll have to post (or at least tell me) about "Edward Scissorhands" if you see it. It's going to be here in L.A. in December, and I definitely want to go.

Did you ever see "Play Without Words"? That was here last year; I loved it.

I figured Profumo's death would be big news in Britain. I only knew he'd died because I saw the obituary in yesterday's Financial Times. The scandal made frontpage headlines in American papers when it was going on, but, as you say, in hindsight it now seems very tame.

How are you doing, btw? Are you still having problems with your eyes?
jenni_snake
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
How did I completely miss this post? Wow you got to see Bourne's Swan Lake live! *goes green and then dies with envy* Wait, restate - you got to see Bourne's Swan Lake live again. Wow. I'll have to dig out my DVD copy again and watch. God I loved that. I'm going to go away and be envious now... ;-)
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