Got up early Sunday. Standard time now. Took a walk along the river, watched the sun rise. Got some great photos of autumnal splendor!
Took an abnormal detour and walked across the foot bridge to Roosevelt Island. There is a memorial there, a shrine to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. President (1901-1909). Since reading many years ago his speech at the Sorbonne, Citizenship in a Republic, Teddy Roosevelt has been my favorite American president.
Finished the walk, made some coffee, and started my reading for the day, LSC 551, Organization of Information. Skipped the silly Sunday morning talk shows.
We had matinee tickets for The Iceman Cometh, so we left around noon, got good parking and had lunch at a bistro in Bethesda before the play started at 2pm. Filomena had a salad and creme brulee, I had a burger and dark chocolate mousse. Filomena had a mimosa and we split a pot of Earl Grey.
I had never seen The Iceman Cometh performed on stage, though I had seen plenty of film presentations of the Eugene O’Neill classic. Maybe two/three years ago, we saw Strange Interlude performed at the Shakespearean downtown, and we saw Desire Under the Elms many years ago in London when we were dating, so we had an idea about the energy level to expect. But, really, we had no idea! It (the energy on the stage) was frankly so intense that we chatted about it all the way down Wisconsin Avenue to Georgetown, and when we got home we chatted some more. Damn! Eugene O’Neill captured the angst of his time and of our own, then stuffed it into four acts, 3.5 hours! The man is a goddamn poet!
So, when we finally came down, I managed to plow my way through three articles for LSC 555, Information Systems.
p.s. Here is another photo that got a ton of Facebook likes: