What, you may ask, has Spark been up to lately, when she is not working and/or eating bagels? (Oh, sweet bagels, how I missed you...)
A few things. Such as:
I took my mom to a concert for her birthday. We didn't rock out. This was an event in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The choir of an Anglican church sang hymns and ritual favourites such as God Save the Queen. An organist struggled through Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance. We sat as still as possible in the old wooden pews, trying not to make them squeak, and sweated like professional wrestlers because there was no air conditioning.
I went to the Picasso exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I didn't know much about Picasso. To me he was that guy who painted an ugly cubist woman with a big nose and both eyes on one side of her face. As it turns out, he painted in a range of styles throughout his career, and when that got boring he took up sculpture. There was so much to see that I only got through 5 of the 7 rooms in an hour, and after that I got art fatigue. I'll have to go back a second time to see the rest.
I have one message for anyone who might be attending that exhibit:
It is crowded. You want to get up close to the artwork to get a good look at it. However, if you stand right behind me with the toes of your shoes touching the heels of my shoes, when I turn to move to the next painting I will step on you. Nothing personal, but please, if you can read this, you're standing too close.
I've been shopping online at LL Bean, and I'm officially hooked. They offer the best selection of colours. Most stores in malls only have two or three trendy colours on the rack each season. I find this depressingly boring. I need variety! My latest acquisition is this in "bright capri" (their fancy name for "blue"), and it is my new favourite shirt.
What else is going on? Well, I have this upcoming week off for my first staycation in a while, so something is bound to happen.