Saturday, December 22, 2007

I breathed on a Van Gogh today

Today we went to the museum of art, and not only did I get to see some Monet up close and personal (David went to point at a specific point of super awesome detail and I grabbed his hand, convinced security gates would come crashing down around us) but also got a nice holiday concert in the rotunda. Most of the songs were simple Christmas carols, which was fine by me. Especially when the soprano sitting on the floor behind us started singing along. In harmony. Four octaves about normal human range. And since I was sitting in front of her and she couldn't see my face I could smile with abandon, because I freaking love it when people do stuff like that.

Besides the normal carols, the choir also sang this one song that elevated them from above-average Lutheran church choir to ephemeral angels. I have no idea what the song was, it was all in Latin or something, but it was the kind of music where I wanted to lay down and stare at the Monet as heaven lapped at the edge of consciousness. I love Christmas.

Also we bought fondue, because that is the Christmas Eve meal of choice for champions. My favorite dippers are green apple and a nice soft french bread. This year we are adding some broccoli and mushrooms. I almost got some asparagus, but at the end of the day there are only two of us and how much can we possibly eat? I'm not positive about the mushrooms, but sometimes it is fun to live on the edge a little.

Tomorrow I have to work, but then I'm off again until Wednesday, so that is good.


  1. Ah Robb, how I wish I could have been there with you. You didn't say what David did when you grabbed his hand, though. I kinda think I can imagine his response.
    We have 10 packages of fondue. There will be 15 people at our house. Perhaps I overdid it, but I never want to run out. Besides, there is always the New Years Eve menu to consider. Bread and apples and maybe some pineapple chunks. Yummmmmmmmmmmm
    We miss you two and will absolutely miss you tomorrow night even more.

  2. You can always send leftover cheese to our house. We like fondue year round, but it can be hard to find.

  3. I bought 4 packages, but I could not find a fondue pot anywhere, so I will just put pans on my griddle in the center of the table and use regular forks. Hopefully we won't burn our forearms! We will have bread and apples and leftover Ham from lastnights dinner. Yum! I know you usually add more cheese, but do you also add any garlic or other spices to the packaged stuff?

    We received 2 pakages from you Robb. One was a CD and the other is in a small box, but I haven't opened them yet. Thank you! The small box is too small for a microscope, so is that coming later?

    Have a Merry Christmas! Wish we were together.