I probably should have titled this post “Potpourri”, or made it a “Reader’s Digest” but I just don’t know that it would have done the whole thing justice.
Today Mom and I went shopping for business suits so that I can, you know…get a job. Which, was finally complete four hours later with a pair of pants, two blazers, two shirts and a suit. The good news? I will look proper and professional. The bad news? I am extremely bad at marathon shopping so after we had been going for oh, about four hours, I was just over it.
That being said, we were going to see Fiddler on the Roof at 6:30 and still had about an hour to kill before it was time for dinner. Since we were driving down Como, I suggested we go to the zoo since you know, it was something to do that was not shopping and it was free. It ended up being an excellent decision because I think they must feed the animals right after zoo close – all of the big cats were wandering around their enclosures which was just fantastic because usually they’re sleeping. Plus, two of the tamarind monkeys had even tinier tamarind babies on their backs and we got to see Willow, the baby giraffe. Oh, and the lemurs that I was so looking forward to seeing looked as if they probably had the mange. Mange+yellow lemur eyes=a whole new level of bizarre.
Following our half-hour zoo adventure, we got to go to the Palomino for dinner which was delicious…more on that in another post, and then we went to see Fiddler on the Roof. It was simply phenomenal to see because Chaim Topol was reprising his role as Tevye in his final tour. A few facts on Topol as I did not know a great deal about him until this past week…He has been playing Tevye since 1967, was in the 1971 film, and since then has performed as Tevye more than 2,500 times. He is 73. It was literally incredible to watch him onstage, and it was such a gift to watch him perform.
This was really more of a sentimental post than I usually write, but today will definitely get filed away with the morning in DC, Napa, and the first time we saw Wicked, which is to say that it was one of the best.