Saturday, October 05, 2013

Train karma?

I went up to New York Friday (since the tickets were already paid for) to see Norma and Eugene Onegin. My friend that goes to the matinees with me came up on Saturday for Onegin and we went home together afterwards. The train she was on had to get a new engine in Philadelphia, so she was about 45 minutes late - in plenty of time for the curtain, in time to eat lunch in fact. But then on our way home we stopped in Perryman - not a station - and eventually learned that the signals were out on the drawbridge. I honestly didn't realize the train went over a drawbridge. (I think it's the Curtis Creek bridge.) Anyway, we had to wait for just over an hour while they fixed the lights. At least the train is a pleasant thing to be stuck on.



At 7:15 PM, October 06, 2013 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

It's amusing that when one doesn't use quotes around titles, one assumes a lot about the reader's knowledge. I knew exactly what you meant, but others might think you headed north for a visit to your friends the Onegins, a couple named Norma and Eugene.


I trust you enjoyed both operas.

At 7:28 PM, October 06, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Ha. I didn't even think about that. I usually do use italics, or quotes...

I did enjoy them both. Radvanovsky was astonishingly good as Norma, and Netrebko was equally wonderful as Tatyana.

At 11:19 PM, October 06, 2013 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Well, Barry, what else did you expect? (LOL!) After all:

Q. How many translators does it take to change a light bulb:

A. It all depends on the context...


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