While she was here, Chris and I made her a booklist of recommendations and threatened her with bad cinema (in particular, Sharpe's Gold), but she escaped that fate when we decided to go for Chinese food instead. (Apparently, she has been wondering for 15 years why we never took her to the the chinese place we tell so many family stories about. It wasn't the most successful of dinner trips, as something disagreed with her, and I came home with an msg headache, which has *never* happened to me there before.) And instead, we got to watch the transfer in progress of the dvd that mrkinch sent, which Jim was dropping chapter markers into. Woohoo! And since we had Chris here, who had seen the live version of the performance in question, we got to make her our guide to the changes from what she had seen. Than you again, mrkinch, I will have a packet for you soon.
On Sunday we drove to New Hope for shopping and texture photography and hot chai. Later we were able to fulfill her wish to have matzoh ball soup while on the east coast, meeting at our regular diner with persephonesbear, octoberscorpio and sharpiechick. A great day, marred only by the fact that I broke an ancient filling while we were eating breakfast, leaving me with a razor at the back of my jaw (so I get to see George again tomorrow. Honestly, I love him but I wasn't hoping to see him again so soon.)
Since I am thinking about the bagel which was the instrument of my dental adventure, I will tell you that the bagel place across the way from us makes low-carb power bagels, which is why I get to have them. They have a good whole grain taste and texture, but the tops are *covered* in crumbles of bran which I hate (not the taste - I can't deal with all the flakes cascading down my shirt) so about a month ago, Jim (notarysojac) thought of asking them to make his sandwich with the two tops. Brilliant solution. He now refers to my breakfast as the "fandom" or "slash" bagel, since it comes with 2 bottoms.