I’ve received a truculent text-message from You Know Who. Apparently they are being besieged by upset emails and PETA-folks about yesterday’s entry. I am told to write something more convivial or I will be the next Shanghai luncheon special.
Someone and I drive to NM tomorrow evening for the annual trek to the Santa Fe Opera. This serves several needs:
Get out of 110-115 temperatures
Attend the Santa Fe Opera.
Purchase another bottle of local gin infused with SW herbs.
We drive to Holbrook AZ (Land of US-66 relicts) for the evening and then we drive Friday morning to Santa Fe (Land of pueblos). It is going to be lows in the 60s – lovely. We will have some proper NM cuisine*. We even have an evening free to ‘do nothing’ for which I am looking forward.
The opera we are attending is “Dr. San Yat-sen“. He was a colleague from the early 20th century. When he wasn’t practicing medicine he was overthrowing nearly 300 years of Manchu rule of Imperial China. ** I don’t know if the opera focuses on his establishing The Republic of China or his rather-intriguing personal life. This sounds a far more interesting night at the opera than “Fidelio”.
I am damned determined to stay awake for this one, even if it means drinking a pot of coffee or pilfering a patient’s Adderall. ***
Well, I am off to pack my traditional Ghost-bag of paper work, puzzles, and sundries of reading materials for the long car ride. Sleep tight my dears. And don’t eat no cats.
* No cats, no snakes, and no rubbish.
** Apparently he didn’t have all the paperwork I have. Imagine how history would have gone if he worked for Blue-Cross.
*** Note to the APA secret police: this is a joke!!