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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I've been counted

As I mentioned over at Pavlov's Cat, the census form nearly started a brawl as BB and I bickered over who had done how much housework in the last week. He's a bit resentful, but I'm proud to mark on my form that much more was done by the male of the house than the female. I'll make up for it next week, when no one cares again.

And yes, Bumblebee's religion is JEDI.

And I resisted adding the cats, no matter how much a part of the household they feel.

We saw Porgy and Bess tonight. It was superb. Thumbs down to all those in the audience wearing jeans and ratty sneakers. It deserved a dress-up.

7 comments:

Lucy Tartan said...

The man did more housework here, too.

Jellyfish said...

We saw Porgy and Bess tonight. It was superb. Thumbs down to all those in the audience wearing jeans and ratty sneakers. It deserved a dress-up.

Oh God. So it's people like *you* that Mum's always warning me about.

Mum: I can't believe you wore that.
Me: Wha?
Mum: That!
Me: This?!
Mum: Jeans. Sneakers. Hoodie. To the opera/orchestra/ballet/musical!
Me: But I came straight from uni!
Mum: You look like a homeless person.
Me: Aw, no one cares, Mum.
Mum: People care, Jelly. They do. You may not see them caring, but nevertheless, THEY ARE HERE AND THEY ARE CARING.
Me: At least I came, eh? I could be at home watching 'Yasmin's Getting Married' like everyone else my age.

Anyway. Maybe I'll make more of an effort next time.* Great show ain't it. Just bought my brother the Miles Davis version for his birthday.

Perhaps I will write 'Showtunes' as my religion?




*unlikely

Ampersand Duck said...

Nah, I don't get all het up about it, just wistful. At least you're getting to the show.

Mind you, I saw some pretty extraordary dressed-up women last night. Beehives without irony are pretty funny. Tuesday must be Old Establishment night.

Ampersand Duck said...

*extraordinary*

Kate said...

Sadly I did more housework here. My feminist principles are sobbing in the bathroom right now.

In my defense, I spend a lot more time at home than Mr Kate does, so doing a load of washing and giving the floor a quick vacuum during the day isn't uncommon. I'd like to think Mr Kate would do the same if he were in my shoes.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

well, the only male in this house can't crawl yet - but when he can I'll wrap cloths in his knees and he can polish the floor ;)

I always dress up to go to the *insert cultural event here*!! it makes the night more special... I don't like seeing people dressed as complete dags in a beautiful place like the opera house...

Robert said...

Fine then, I'll make sure to dress up when we go to see it... when it eventually reaches Perth...