September 27th, 2010

I like pretty things

Weekends, glorious weekends.

I spent Friday night at home, and made a concerted effort to stay away from my computer. I bawled my eyes out at the Biggest Loser premiere and had a nice hot bath.

Advance ballet on Saturday, then more chilling out.... basically all the chilling out meant I didn't spend too much money nor ate too much.

Sunday was a lingeree party at Sarrano's. I got my friend a torso/penis luge, basically it's a mold. Everyone cracked up, including the bride's mother and relatives. Phew. Everyone else just gave purple underwear.

Then we watched The Prestige. I thought Inception was much better, and I kept saying the movie was stupid, except that I'm still thinking about the movie right now. GAH.

Then we went to Uchiko, for my second austin restaurant week appointment. So lovely. We came home and both of us conked out and fell asleep at 11 pm. Early for the two of us.

I love unfiltered sake.
I like pretty things

Carmina Burana

I totally blanked out on an awesome experience last weekend. I went to Ballet Austin's performance of Carmina Burana, and it was my first time hearing the whole thing, as opposed to just the famous songs. It was so beautiful. There were times the dancing was also great, but they were eclipsed by the music mostly. There was the orchestra, the ballet dancers, and also Conspirare, about a 100 vocalists singing on stage.

After cleaning up the ballet guild gift barre, I went outside and saw Blue Lapis doing their tech rehearsal. There were out in the plaza, in the dark, and people were waaaay up on top of structures, and it was really gorgeous with light, and the smoke machine. Though the actual aerial dancing itself, I think having been to so many burner events kinda jaded me out on them. It was still cool seeing 5 people simultaneously doing aeriel silks though.

Austin is starting to cool off, and it feels really  nice to be outside at night, with the breeze blowing. I love autumn.