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Good morning GUSdivas!!!!!  Yesterday I saw an opera (HD simulcast at theatre around the corner) I had never heard of by a composer I never heard of and I loved it!  Francesca di Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai.  It hadn't been produced at the Met since the '80s and they used the same set which was in storage containers in New Jersey and many of the original costumes which were so stunning (hand embroidered in Italy) that they should have been in a museum.

I went by myself -- got my regular seat -- top row middle -- and sat next to a very interesting Polish woman who started watching opera this year.  We have decided to be opera buddies for next season since we both like the back row center!!  

I'm relishing my opera high because I'll be really in the weeds with my sudden overburden of jumping back into litigation -- oy!!!!!!!  One case has 5 defendants meaning 5 different lawyers.  I'm fine, don't worry about me, donations of valium or xanax are welcome.

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I'm in a third floor (attic) apartment which I love except for the fact there is no fire escape, one exit and I may die in a fiery fire.  Roger the Cat was allowed upstairs (Emily shut in bedroom) after the opera (time share).  He was his idiotic frantic self and then relaxed.  Then he was somewhere else.  Then he was racing around.  Then I noticed something in his mouth which was not a toy but had a white tail.  Ok, he caught a mouse.

Roger the cat is not a clean mass murderer.  He stuns then plays -- horrifying.  Well, at one point, he threw the mouse up at me and I jumped sending the stunned mouse across the floor.  Right now, Roger is sleeping next to me because he's bored.  There is a stunned mouse somewhere around here -- hopefully not dying -- but it could be chased in a bit by Emily the Bitch Face.

That's my diary, and I'm sticking to it.  And all that stress -- no desire for a cig.  I just have to get my buddy on an e-cig since he's amenable.  
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