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March 16th, 2007 at 10:10 am

Last night's

Text is play performance and Link is http://www.guthrietheater.org/PLAYSTICKETS/20062007Season/TheMerchantofVenice/tabid/140/Default.aspx
play performance was amazing. I had never seen it before, and we hadn't been to the new theater yet. It was very sleek and contemporary, with amazing views of the city from the rooftop terrace. While we waited in the lobby, it started to snow over the Mississippi River. I've never seen anything like it - it came down with such force that we could not see neon signs across the river. Thankfully, it quit as abruptly as it began and the drive home was uneventful.

The woman next to me in the theater and her daughter put on some hand cream at the beginning of the performance. At first, it didn't affect me...but then I started sneezing, my sinuses filled up, and the headache started. I've rarely had such a powerful reaction to scent like that. Plus they were going on and on to each other about its subtle, refreshing scent. Just goes to show you how differing opinions can be, and why scented stuff should be applied at home. Not sure what one can do in a situation like that..."Hey lady, could you go wash your hands?" may not go over so well.
Stick Out Tongue Luckily, I had plenty of Excedrin and tissues, and the experience was still fabulous.

I know a couple getting married this fall, one-half of which just graduated from college. They both just bought brand-spanking new vehicles, and not cheap ones, either. I just don't know how people do it. Yesterday I made a chart - at best, with my current salary, I will have my college loans paid off in late 2011. I could not throw a car payment and increased insurance costs on top of that without eliminating my monthly savings. Another friend of mine is having a baby this year and just paid off her 2005 car. I'm just so envious. It's hard not get down on myself when I hear this stuff. I can't help but wonder what I am doing so wrong! I can't imagine feeling secure enough to go out and buy a brand new car (or a house, or anything for that matter)...but maybe that's my problem. Maybe none of these people do either, but they do it anyway.

2 Responses to “triggers”

  1. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Don't ever get down on yourself! You just keep doing what is good for you! I am sorry to hear about the allergic reaction. I get sneezing fits and sinus headaches that are awful! All the best!Smile

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I get sneezing fits too, that I just aim in the direction of the culprit. Big Grin
    If they say anything about it, I'm just "Sorry, someone put on way too much perfume (or whatever). I'm allergic and the sneezes come out too fast for me to get my hand up in time (which is true).

    You'd think people would know better than to do that. The worst are the ones who douse themselves and then get on an airplane with a couple hundred people.

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