March 31st, 2005

Merry Widow mindmap...

Today, I got this error message back from the Coastal Federal Credit Union Web site while trying to access my account: Your USER I.D. or PASSWORD is invalid. Please retry for any possible errors. Remember, passwords are case sensitive. Need password reset? 800-868-4262 Option 2. My question is, "What is I.D. an abbreviation for exactly? I Dentification?"

Robert was an absolute dear today, and cleaned up for me. Bathrooms, vacuuming,... You have no idea how much I appreciate that. I hate cleaning.

Class was good tonight. I really appreciate Dr. Swarts' preparation for classes. The exercise we did tonight was actually planned out, had an obvious lesson point, and was interesting to boot. What a concept in a lesson plan.

In preparation for the opera tomorrow, I have created a "mind map" of what happens in The Merry Widow, so I won't be spending so much time trying to follow the storyline that it reduces my enjoyment of the music. Oh yeah, color coded by act. :-)

After class, I joined Robert, Fran, Brian, Jen, and her friend Anna (I believe it was Anna) at The Cheesecake Factory for Fran's 50th birthday. Hey, Anna is the Merry Widow's name, though one synopsis I read called her Hanna. But I digress. I had the Thai Lettuce Wraps, and Robert and I split a slice of Dulce de Leche flavored cheesecake for dessert. To die for!