I just wanted to remind any interested parties that I consolidated all of my various blogs over on LiveJournal. Please join me there if you feel the urge! Tanya's blog on LiveJournal I hope that if you are interested in my thoughts, you'll check it out!
Just wanted to wish everyone safe and happy holidays. If anyone is really interested, you can read my Christmas Card letter here. I will forebear posting the lengthy text here! And feel free to add me on LJ if you're on there!
In case you missed it, I'm now journaling primarily over on LiveJournal, but since I'd discussed my Chihuly trip with a few people, thought I'd share the results anyway. Some of you may remember that I mentor a wonderful girl named Michelle. Anyway, Michelle and I are having a busy week together, covering entertainment (the Enchanted movie), culture (last night's outing), and sports (Friday night -- free corporate-donated tickets to see the Pens play the Islanders -- Let's Go Pens!). (I'm doing the "free hockey tickets" dance right now, just so you know.) Well, last night was the culture portion of our program. We went to the Phipps Conservatory (a wonderful place, one of the three best conservatories in the country), where they are currently displaying an exhibit of Dale Chihuly's glass art, part of his Gardens of Glass series. It's an amazing exhibit, especially at night. Problem is -- tough to take effective photos in that kind of lighting without a tripod. So I took tons of relatively bad photos that do not effectively show off how absolutely cool it is. However, thought I'd share a few of the better ones nonetheless.
First of all, if anyone in the 'burgh is feeling Christmasy on Sunday and has nothing to do, my theater group is doing a sing-along Messiah as a fundraiser. It's only about an hour and unlike all of those other Messiahs out there, it's BEFORE the Steelers game. I'm the contralto soloist, so you should come. :) Check out their website for more information. Second, Mikey and I are doing another photo shoot tonight so I'm going to be starting to condense the photos from my last shoot. So enjoy 'em all while they're there. Happy holidays, everyone!