21 September 2009

A Sordid Weekend

Saturday, Tom and I went to see Del Shores' "A Sordid Affair". It was absolutely hillarious, except for the two bizarre homoerotic dance numbers that were interjected immediately before and after intermission. I'm not sure why they were there, because the talking material was perfectly suited for the mostly homo crowd that was in attendance. Leslie Jordan, a fellow southerner, brought down the house with his non-tiring monologue about his life experiences. It was a great show, and I highly recommend it. Leave the kids or easily-offended folks at home; it's all no-holds-barred comedy.

We took the train to the show. Dallas is about 40 years behind the rest of the country in rapid transit, but about 50 years ahead of the rest of Texas on this. The red and blue lines both come through Mockingbird Station, so we parked Elizabeth Taylor (my car) there and had lunch. We were headed for a taco restaurant, but Tom saw a sushi spot, so we diverted there. It was adequate and expensive. I had a glass of Chardonnay for $9 (I can get a BOTTLE of the same stuff at the Kroger, just yards away, for half that price) and Tom had a small bottle of sake for $19. YIKES!

We took the red line (never mind that all DART trains are yellow; but that's much nicer than Houston's "fright rail" trains that are worthy of Darth Vader) downtown, which is just 2 stops away from M-bird Station.

We arrived at the Majestic Theater, Dallas' only remaining early-twentieth-century grand theater, about half an hour before the show. The lobby was filled with "family" members, and we ran into our friends, Clark and J.W. (not Marriott). The theater doors opened shortly, and we enjoyed the show. What a freakin' hoot!

Yesterday was Sunday, and that means brunch day for me! I revisited my old stand-by, frittata, and it was once again a hit. This one included eggs (DUH!), spaghetti (pasta makes these things great!), cream, carmelized onions, asparagus, bacon, and Parmesan cheese. For sides, I made Parmesan biscuits and steamed broccoli. It was the perfect way to start the day! Bring on the week...