?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Happy birthday to me-me-me-ME-me-me-meeeeeeeeeeeee - Persephone Yavanna the Entwife

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile
> The UnCoven of the Solitaries

Persephone's Other Blogs
Persephone's DeadJournal
Diary of a Gardening Goddess
Notes from the Underworld
Leaves from the Tree (on LJ)
Leaves from the Tree (on IJ)
Persephone's Dreamwidth Journal
Persephone's Other Pages
Persephone's MySpace Page
Persephone's Tribe Page
Join the UnDead
Visit my dominion
Visit my Aridor estate
Find out what I like to listen to
Persephone's Wish List
Persephone's Favorite Videos
Persephone's Tweets on Twitter
Persephone's Grove in Second Life

April 17th, 2007


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
11:31 pm - Happy birthday to me-me-me-ME-me-me-meeeeeeeeeeeee


Green birthday cupcake


Celebrated my birthday today. I received greetings from quite a few friends, including chiralove and Marc Gunn of The Brobdingnagian Bards (marcgunn), who left me a musical birthday greeting as part of his happy-birthday-comment on my MySpace page. (He's also promised to send me a free preview copy of his new CD, Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover's Companion in the next few days.)

I also received some birthday fics. svartalfur wrote Grey for me, featuring vampire!Filch, and rakina wrote Creeper, a gen story that has tantalizing hints of both Snarry and Snupin and a bit of spider!Snape too.

~~ is squeeful at the prezzies ~~

I spent my evening at the opera with Edward. After dining at the restaurant I've been haunting whenever I go to the opera, where we had duck as well as a beef-and-prawn dish and both ginger and green tea ice creams, we trundled over to the New York State Theater to see NYCO's production of "La traviata".

The production was a traditional staging, with gorgeous costumes and lavishly decorated sets, unlike some of the more minimalist productions I've seen there recently. Soprano Anne Sophie Duprels was a delight in her City Opera debut in the role of Violetta while tenor Bruce Sledge acquitted himself well as Alfredo. I enjoyed Michael Corvino's Giorgio Germont quite a bit also and it was nice to see Eric Jordan on stage again as Doctor Grenvil, having seen him twice before this season in "La bohème" and "Madame Butterfly". I was quite happy to see Esperanza Galan and Gregorio de Silva again as well, as I'd enjoyed their dancing so very, very much in "Carmen" and they were both as much of a pleasure to watch in this production as they had been back in the fall.

On my way home after this trilling evening, I bumped into an old friend. We had a nice chat and re-connected. New York is odd in a way -- it's a large city, but it's easier than one might think to run into people one knows. You go into a bookstore or a coffeeshop and see someone you haven't seen in a while and renew a friendship that might have faded a bit in the rush of day-to-day events. It's almost like a small town that way, even though it's one of the largest cities in the world. Hard to believe, perhaps, yet nonetheless true. It's one of the nicest things about being a New Yorker, never knowing when one might turn a corner and run into an old friend, and it was a lovely way to end the day.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: "Libiamo, ne' lieti calici" by Verdi

(7 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

Comments:


[User Picture]
From:horuschilde
Date:April 19th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Happy Birthday!
looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
[User Picture]
From:theentwife
Date:April 19th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Thank you! :)

I'm looking forward to Saturday too -- partypartypartypartyparty . . .


Persephone
[User Picture]
From:macabre31
Date:April 19th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Mnay happy returns of the day! And I loved rakina's fic, too. I'd love to see Ron Wealsey's reation to that particular Patronus. Glad to see you had a wonderful day!
[User Picture]
From:theentwife
Date:April 19th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Thank you! :)

Ron would probably turn green, then white, then faint. :D


Persephone the Arachnophile
[User Picture]
From:ms_redcat
Date:April 19th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Happy happy birthday to you!
[User Picture]
From:theentwife
Date:April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Thank you! :)


Persephone
[User Picture]
From:chiralove
Date:April 20th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
(Link)
So glad you had a lovely day! The opera sounds fabulous! :)

> Go to Top
LiveJournal.com