Well, I enjoyed the acrobatics (though they’re not nearly at the level of Cirque du Soliel). And I enjoyed some the super tricky stunt riding (hanging sideways across the horse’s body, head by the ground, with NO HANDS or feet gripping anything). What I really enjoyed were the “rogue” horses that refused to follow the plan!!
I didn’t see a cohesive “plot” or theme. Maybe a lot of vignettes. But I didn’t get a program so I dunno if maybe there was a plot/theme that I missed.
Wow… wiki says: “Cavalia summarizes the show as depicting ‘horses and humans leaving together to meet a world between dream and reality by traveling through the great wonders that nature has offered, deserts, waterfalls, canyons and glaciers.'” REALLY did not get that. I got “here’s some scenic background. Here’s different scenic background…”
But without having experience in training horses, there was a lot to Cavalia that I wasn’t able to adequately appreciate. Portions of the audience, clearly horse people, would be oooohing and aaahhhing and I’d think, “what?” (reminded me of attending a modern dance performance.. where, again, the audience would see things that I did not). So, I’m glad I went but I don’t imagine I’ll ever go again.
A woman behind us, amazed by EVERYTHING, was a lot of fun. She kept saying “OMG – HOW ARE THEY DOING THAT?” to the most simple of “effects”.. such as a big backdrop screen, with people riding horses over a ramp/hill in front of the screen. She could not figure out where the horses were coming from (magic!!).
So, that was that.
I’m super sore today (still from Monday’s workout) and completely dreading the gym tonight. I’d skip it but I can feel that it’s very likely that I’d never ever go back, so I need to FORCE myself to go tonight.
Kitties are well. Boo is still not her old self but she seems generally okay (I dunno anymore) and I suspect she’s never going to return to her prior personality & behavior, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Because Toyota announced that it’s discontinuing Scion, I learned that Scion is a branch of Toyota – so I started looking at used Scions, which are WAY cheaper than Toyotas. There’s a nice looking coupe that keeps attracting my eye (FR-S in “hot lava”). I saw one on the web today; nearly identical to one I eyed in a local dealership months ago. I really don’t care for coupes (too hard to access the back seats) but why pay to haul a lot of empty space (SUV/Crossover) just to be sitting up high (for those heavy rains which haven’t materialized; “hauling empty space” was a pet peeve when I owned a truck) – especially when I don’t plan to keep it forever (though, realistically, I will)?? Doesn’t really matter as I’m still just window shopping.
Yesterday I was researching aspirin allergies and learned that I *might* be able to take Celebrex for pain, even though it’s an NSAID. I was already thinking of asking to try it (since my allergies are not, usually, immediate reaction or life threatening)… it’s supposed to be really good for joint pain with minimal side effects So that’s really good news!! I also ordered a TENS unit, hoping I can electro-stimulate some of the pain away. If it works, I’ll get one for my trainer as he has serious back problems.
Haven’t heard back on my email request for a tax appt, which is SUPER ANNOYING to me. I’m considering a download of TurboTax to see how that works out.. $44 doesn’t seem like much of an investment to check it out. Anyone use it?
and I guess that’s all i’ve got to “brain dump” this morning.
IS ANYONE GIVING UP ANYTHING FOR LENT?