In other Commonwealth games news: I have tickets to the womens hockey! yeehah. we're seeing scotland play barbados and india play malaysia. awesome. I'm so pumped. I know nothing about hockey, but the last time I saw it played I could figure out vaugely what was going on. Bek and I are planning to dress in Barbados's colours... anyone know what they are? Where is Barbados exactly? This is why I love the commonwealth games. Australia, England and Canada battle it out while 68 other countries play lawnbowls. It's amazing. One team had to come by ship because no planes go to their little island atol. awesome. I cheered for them the loudest when they walked into the stadium.
Third story: The weighlifting commentator made the following amazing gaffe:
"this next competitor comes to us from France"
"France isn't in the commonwealth"
"well... French Canada. It's the same thing"
This morning sitting on stage during the dress rehearsal for tonights concert I had a lovely moment of synchronicity when we started playing "toreador" from Carmen and suddenly I was 5, listening to this music for the first time and being so enamored that when we got home my sister and I transcribed it so I could play the main theme on my little baby sized violin.
The concert tonight should be awesome. It's mostly featuring the soloist, who is this deaf percussionist from Scottland or somewhere, and she's amazing. 8pm, Sydney Myer Music Bowl, Free.
ok. off to go do things.