Yikes! Well into December already and I have not chronicled November. Other than Thanksgiving, all I wrote about was Prop 8. You would not know that November was a busy month for us.
During the month, we were out and about attending a multitude of cultural events:
- 2 musicals ('Flower Drum Song' and 'Girl Crazy')
- 3 plays ('The Quality of Life', 'Six Years', and 'The Seafarer')
- 2 operas ('The Elixir of Love' and 'Boris Godunov')
- 1 musical review of Stephen Schwartz songs
- 1 symphony, Mahler’s No. 8, 'Symphony of a Thousand'
We also attend a costume ball and auction that our local repertory theatre hosted in their scene shop. We sponsored a table of 10 gay friends.
- We were invited to two dinner parties.
- Attended one movie (Bolt).
The few evenings we were not out, we spent the time watching the first season of HBO’s “Rome” on DVDs from Netflex.
But the biggest activity for the month was a trip to Tennessee. Two weeks before Thanksgiving we traveled to Paris, TN to visit E’s family. It was an excellent visit and a lot less stressful than visiting on a holiday like Thanksgiving. We made a side trip with E’s mother to Memphis. None of us had ever visited Elvis Presley’s Graceland before. It was a hoot…and much smaller than you would expect. We also visited the National Civil Rights Museum that is housed in the motel Martin Luther King was assassinated at in 1968.
E and I spent our last night in Tennessee in Nashville. Every time we fly in or out of Nashville we make a point to spend some time and money on Church Street, Nashville’s gay business district. We bought gifts at fabulous GLBT bookstore, OutLoud!. Drinks at Tribe and dinner at neighboring Red.