Yesterday we saw Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House. It was so beautiful. There's nothing like the sound of pointe shoes on a stage is there? The principal ballerina was just so...swanlike. I guess that's what happens to your arms when you eat nothing but cigarettes and dance ten hours a day. Anyway, the first pas de deux was completely enchanting, there is no other word for it. I had some hilarious flashbacks though--
For anyone who had the joy and privilege of dancing with Colleen Collins Smith (RUN, RUN DOUBLE NINE!), you know what I mean. Remember doing the pas de quatre ("THE PODDACAT!!!") and feeling so fabulous? It's a dance where there are four of you holding hands in a row, and I'm sure if any of these ballerinas saw our rendition they would have vomited all over us (oh, that's right they vomit all day long). Remember doing straight pas de chats for like 5 counts of 8? Haha most awwwkward thing ever. In my defense, even they couldn't keep up with it. I had some good laughs by myself in the dark remembering the good old days of the Quarternotes.
Before the performance we walked in our heels through the rain to this amazing little chocolate shop called COCOMAYA. Think Chocolat meets Anthropologie--in other words heaven on earth. My favorite was the pomegranate chocolate, (Yes Dad it WAS better than Reeses pieces) and luckily she let us try a bunch of them since they cost 1.50 pounds a piece. Yikes.
Just one more thing--church was a lot better this week! I just planned a bunch of songs and activities for primary and it went so much better. One funny moment was this little latino named Dennis singing Get Low in broken Spanglish/British. "Appa botta jees, boots wiffa fuhhh" oh it made me smile. I'll have to take a picture of those kids next week so you can get the full effect.