Monday, November 28, 2011

into port

thanksgiving vacation was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. i sneezed a lot and baked linzer hearts, watched the parade, made a lovely turkey supper with the handsome man, dreamed up and reflected on future plans, caught up with friends over pie and hot chocolate, and ignited the fireplace to bless the season. lots of laughing was had. 

and things learned:
1. my friends are rockstars.
2. silk nog is now at whole foods.
3. it's okay to give myself some credit sometimes.
4. i really enjoy retail environments that play jazzy christmas music.
5. stevia can be bought in flavors


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

current wayfinding

1. the kitchen
     a. coconut tart
     b. chicken curry
     c. wheat bread
2. big conference weekend
     a. visiting friends from out of town
     b. church
3. huge tidal wave of event planning
4. and
     a. a strengthened conviction
     b. pinterest!


Monday, November 7, 2011

destination : vienna 1791

'The Magic Flute is noted for its prominent Masonic elements; Schikaneder and Mozart were Masons and lodge brothers. The opera is also influenced by enlightened absolutism. The Queen of the Night represents a dangerous form of obscurantism or, according to some, the anti-Masonic Empress Maria Theresa. Her antagonist Sarastro symbolises the enlightened sovereign who rules according to principles based on reason, wisdom, and nature. The story itself portrays the education of mankind, progressing from chaos through religious superstition to rationalistic enlightenment, by means of trial (Tamino) and error (Papageno), ultimately to make "the Earth a heavenly kingdom, and mortals like the gods." (wikipedia)