Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Love the Night Life (4 and 5)

Needless to say, dear gentle readers, Buttercup is tired. Usually my weeks are less crowded, but this week was a fun and very busy one. Last night was book club, one of my favorite occupations. I've been a member for the last 13 years and enjoy our conversation immensely. We don't always stick to discussing the book -- actually sometimes the book hardly makes it into the conversation -- but it's a great group of women. This month's book was "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. I was prepared not to like it, but I like it -- not quite finished yet -- a lot. Great characters and wonderful lyrical language.

Tonight was dinner at Pizzeria Uno for a dear colleague who is retiring tomorrow. Funny and hard working, John will be sorely missed. Tomorrow night I have the good fortune to have another theater ticket. I'll be seeing "The Norman Conquest," which is supposed to be very funny. Lest anyone think that Buttercup's last name is Rockefeller, this ticket is from the super-discount theater group I belong to. When shows have many unsold tickets they are offered to my group and several others for really nominal fees. There's usually only a few days notice and sometimes weeks will go by and I don't see anything that fits my schedule and taste, but sometimes I hit a gold mine. I've gotten to see some shows -- like this one -- that I really wanted to see and feel so thrifty. It's less than the cost of renting a DVD.

Will be back over the weekend with my theater review. Sweet dreams and wishes for a great Friday!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I hope you have a great time tomorrow at the theater! And your bookclub sounds fun...13 years is a nice lot of years to look back on!

AliMayes said...

When I hear how you spend your time - I really wish I could be there! I do hope you enjoyed the show - I saw it years ago when I was living in London and as far as I can remember (it was a very long time ago)it was an amazing, and really enjoyable, show. That's one of the disadvantages of living in the sticks - no theatres anywhere near,and those you can get to and back again on public transport in the evening totally non-existent!
Ali xx

Robyn Campbell said...

I live in the country in NC.. Not a theatre in in sight. I live 1 1/2 hours from Charlotte, but it's hard to get there too much. Too many things going on here on our farm. You live an extraordinary life. Can't wait to hear how "The Norman Conquest" was. Do tell us all! :)

blushing rose said...

I love the theater & miss going ... glad you are having such a fun week. Rest up this weekend for the next round ... TTFN ~Marydon

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Can't wait to hear about the play!
My maiden name is Norman. I come from a HUGE family (8 children) and every time we would accomplish something great we would refer to it as a Norman Conquest!
I'm going to have to find that book. I love to read and am desperate for something new. I should look for a bookclub!
Have a wonderful weekend.