|added Sat March 06 2004 at 11:35 PM
|Got back from preference a little bit. Except that we never actually went to the preference dance. And she didn't actually take control of the date. And she didn't pay for anything.
But it was preference... she asked. And I'm not complaining... I had an enjoyable time, although I think I may've gotten a bit too much ballet. In my planning, I didn't anticipate it to last for three full hours.
When I got the invitation to preference, I had completely forgot that I had already purchased two tickets to Ballet West's performance of "Sleeping Beauty." That kinda messed up scheduling a little bit, but we figured we might still be able to make it to the dance, and purchase tickets at the door, just in case we didn't make it. That was when I figured that it would probably last between an hour and a half and two hours.
I had to feel sorry for the poor girl. Plans just weren't working out. It took longer for her roommates to do her hair, so she didn't have the preperations done for the dinner, so we decided to go get something to eat elsewhere. Took me a bit longer to get dressed than I'd planned for (darn bowtie), and the wait at the first place we went to was way too long. We ended up just having time for pies at Village Inn before we had to go to the show. She spent a good half the night apologizing, and I was trying to calm her down and get her to relax (and stop saying sorry).
I think that she enjoyed herself, though, so it's all good in the end. And the ballet really was good, it was just way too long. The entire third act should have been left off, and I wouldn't have missed it one bit. The dancers were all very impressive, and extremely graceful. The novelty of that wears off for the most part, and I was glad when they finally all lined up and took their final bow.