Monday, April 27, 2009

Who Would've Thought . . .

. . . That an opera about the beheading of nuns would be so interesting, entertaining, and even inspiring.

Baby Boy and I starched our best jeans and went to see the Dialogues of the Carmelites.

I will admit that, when pressed, Baby Boy described it as "interesting;" no more, no less. So I won't say it's a show for all, but I really did enjoy it.

It was different from all of the other operas we've seen in that it was done in French, not Italian. Also, the nuns often performed prayers/chants in Latin. LOVED THAT!!! Of course, if you know me at all, you'll know that I love all things operatic. I adore absolutely everything opera, and as long as they continue to offer those educational discount tickets, I'll be front and center at each and every show. You know, until Baby Boy hits 18. (Boo! Hiss!)

Now . . . I just have to get them to organize something like this for the ballet. They only offer educational discount tickets to The Nutcracker, but I want to see them all!

As you know, too much is never enough! ;-) Oh, you just gotta love the arts!

Have a great week!

Until next time . . .

Friday, April 17, 2009

Someone's a Year Older Today!!! (Thankfully, NOT ME)

Today is Baby Boy's Super-Spicy-Sixteenth-Birthday (he has advised me that there will be no sweet sixteen references today - at all)

But, you know, as a Mom, I need an answer to one simple question . . .

How does this little fresh-faced kiddo . . .

Turn into this . . .

And THIS . . .

. . . right before my very eyes????

WHAAAAHHHHH!!!! Where does the time go?

Oh well, I still love you, Baby Boy, even if you are growing up WAY too fast!

If y'all are looking for me later today, I'll be hyperventilating through driving lessons. Yikes!

Until next time . . .

Friday, April 3, 2009

Do You See What I See? A Photo Essay.

Our tools of the trade.

I didn't find this particular beef at my local super market.

Almost 16 . . . and he still can't wink!

Separating the cornea from the sclera.
This cow's eyeball was tough! That's my scrapbooking X-Acto knife! Craft day will never be the same!

The cornea.

The iris and pupil.

Eye lens removed from socket with the vitreous humor surround.

The lens with the vitreous humor removed.

Eye ball flipped inside out to reveal the tapetum, which is a portion of the eye that human beings do not have. This is what makes animal's eyes glow in the dark (or when you try to photograph them) and allows them to be able to see in low-light situations.

Getting down to an entirely different kind of work.
Please pass the bleach!!!

I see a wonderful weekend up ahead. I hope you all see the same!

P. S. All of the above knowledge is courtesy of Baby Boy. I'm just glad that, with the assistance of extremely strong contact lenses, I can still see.

Until next time . . .

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