when you have somebody who tries to understand you despite how hard it is to be with you, it’s just amazing. That no matter how moody you are, no matter how you over think things or when you’re being so sensitive, they still choose to be with you. I guess people like that are angels in disguise that makes you realize that some people would do anything just to make you feel that not everyone’s going to give up on you, that not everyone’s the same.


Paris doesn’t have a tradition of big Sunday newspapers. The weekend papers come out on Saturday. If you can find a kiosque open at all on Sundays, the only new publications you are likely to come across are Le Journal du Dimanche and Le Parisien (or its sibling Aujourd'hui). So this morning on Avenue des Ternes we had JDD’s coverage of the ongoing monetary crisis – “How to Save the Euro” – and the latest stages of the Tour de France (finally a French rider, Thomas Voeckler, is hanging on to the yellow jersey). Le Parisien offered “The Keys to the DSK Affair,” sort of, and a piece on the corpulent Scottish couple who won the Euro Millions lottery … So we kept looking, and decided to pick up a copy of the racy and not always reliable weekly picture magazine VSD published earlier in the week. The cover promises us that for Anne Sinclair, wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn “The Hour of Vengeance is At Hand.” But not against DSK, against those who’ve failed to support him.

Marrying someone means making promises about life together. To promise to love that person always and unconditionally. To promise to always respect each other and to share dreams together. It’s a beautiful gift. You should think twice before marrying someone because it isn’t some thing that you can throw away after all those promises sworn to God just because things are difficult. If you have to marry someone, it must be someone you vision your self growing old with. It must be someone that you will love without condition. To be able to hold their hands even in the worst situations. Marry someone because you love them with all your heart and whom you can choose to love everyday.

Met - La Donna del Lago

Finally!  Only had to wait like…14 months…

I am disappointed the Oren Gradus’ giant belt buckle did not make it through to curtain.  It was the size of a dinner plate and magnificent.

John Osborn is ridiculously photogenic

Danela Barcellona is a close second to most elated singer at curtain I have ever seen (Damrau would be the top of that list)

Juandi all dapper in his fancy costume

Why we’re really all at this show

But why we’d come see it again (all the singing was so good but the prod was just meh)

A coworker came but had a seat elsewhere and we managed to miss each other the entire evening so no “let me explainyou a thing” was given and now tomorrow I have to go explain pants roles to this very confused coworker.