The days have turned cold bitter cold but guess what? The coldest, and snow filled day we elected to drive up to the University of Utah and attend a play of sorts at the University of Utah's Museum of Natural History. Dianne had gotten a “deal” earlier in the year but the “deal” had the stipulation that the pass be used by the end of the year—literally the end of the year- December 31m 2010!! So, we bundled up and met Bridget, Gabe and Anakah at the university.
I had not wanted to go to the natural Museum probably because it is the museum, see it once and that is that—the bones are not going to change. The museum may add more displays but in the end the displays or just old bits of history of history dressed up and marched out for display and perhaps worst is the museum experience is all commercial. I see commercialism all through the experience,from they got Dianne to purchase the ticket for five to the “five pencils” for a dollar. It's all hokey. Anakah had come over earlier in the morning and went with us up to the University.
As we got closer to the university i noticed the snow began falling as the closer we got the more heavily the snow fell. We found parking--Dianne let me off in the middle of the street and then parked the van in a narrow parking slot--this way of parking was the only thing we could do. We linked up with Gabe and Bridget and went inside. As dry and boring as the natural might be I must admit I do love the building the museum is located. Turn of the century 20th century) architecture with huge rooms and mysterious hallways and doors. I was a little concerned as to the level of juice I had in my batteries. I cannot figure out when to plug the chair in or to run the batteries down as far as possible. So, I really did little ranging at the exhibits I think Bridget saw this and came over and began working on me to become more involved in the process. Bridget encouraged me to be funny and more animated by having me turnto my sarcastic nature as we wandered round the exhibits and found exhibits we could stage making me look the victim of the museum of natural history. i must admit I was totally surprised how will the girl handled me.
Dianne had specifically arranged this outing so we could see some sort of play or reenactment--we sat in front of where the 'stage was going to be and at the proscribed time, what looked like a lost theater arts major began making all kinds of noise and began a one man show--that is not quiet correct there were a couple of prop, a dinosaur and a mask of a dinosaur and much audience participation, kids acting out the part of a host of smaller dino's. I though the actor,at first was major camp and really bizarre but must confess that as the presentation proceeded was astounded at how much energy this kid put into his performance. Everyone loved him. The event was great and the trip was great managing to get me out of the house and into the pubic enjoying life. I doubt I would want to inflict this on Mark A. and/or Jasmine--but I actually Jasmine would actually enjoy the event. Next time I should ask them if they would want to attend. We went to the Shang Hi Cafe afterward and had a great meal--I was watching my power indicator slipping closer and closer to zero. But, I made it home, just barely--Anakah and Dianne made brownies, cocoa and an apple pie--it turned out to be a pretty good day. Thanks Dianne