It's the end of the symphony season, at least as far as My envelope full of season tickets is concerned, so I decided to give Myself a treat. I left the car at home and took the bus to the Concert Hall --
-- Yes, I said "bus." I know that doesn't sound like much of a treat, but work with Me on this. I had Ulterior Motives, namely to attend the symphony this evening and enjoy a glass of champagne, and drinking and driving are Something This Goddess Simply Does Not Do.
After disembarking from one of Transit Tom's fine conveyances I stopped in at one of My usual Old Market Square haunts and had some pre-concert noms, then toddled over to the show. Enjoyed Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto. Had a glass of sparkling white wine. Discovered that I rather like Shostakovich's 5th Symphony. Grabbed a cab home.
Tallying up the cost of the concert ticket, a bus ticket, a cab ride, snackies, wine and gratuities, My grand night on the town cost $74.65 all-inclusive. Much better than driving hundreds of miles, eating at roadside chip stands, and
Why yes, I am still miffed about that trip to band camp. *mutter mutter grumble snark*