Friday, January 14, 2011

Up for an Afterlife Experience?

I recently received two free tickets for the Opera. A friend who’s going out of town gave them to me and just asked me to make sure they would get used.  The tickets are for Hansel & Gretel written by Engelbert Humperdinck.  The first time they told me this they quickly went on to say,"No, not THAT Humperdinck!"  I, of course, said," Wow!  THAT really would have been an interesting opera if he had."  They just sighed and laughed.

This year, I’ve become enamored with the Opera and have been able to go due to a series of friends similar to this friend. I thought it would be easy to find someone to go with me.  Oh, but not so!  I’ve asked quite a few friends and had a series of responses; mainly with the idea of no behind them. Some have been nicer than others. I asked one friend who I’ve gone to sporting events with and I know he’s gone to theater events in the past. A semi-cultured person and I figured I would ask. It was a long shot; I knew. But I was rather surprised at his response.

My Friend: “Let me put it to you this way… There’s near death which equals the ballet. Then, there’s death, AND then there’s opera!”

Me: “So are up for an afterlife experience?”

MF: “Yeah, very funny! You should take that stand up comedy on the road.”

Me: “Oh come on… I’ll even take you out for a good stiff drink afterwards. That’ll bring you back to life!”

MF: “No, really. I think I’ll pass.”

The ever so strange thing is that I had a near run in with a deer coming down a newly snowed canyon picking up these tickets from my friend's place.  Hmmm... So thus it looks like I’m going to be doing a solo afterlife experience on Saturday. Figures! The afterlife may be calling me...  Now I just have to wait for the fat lady to sing and pray that I’m reincarnated!


  1. The only opera I've listened to is the Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd "Hunt the wabbit, hunt the wabbit....."

  2. Rockstar,
    That's a classic if there ever was!

  3. Hope you have a great time! :o)

  4. Thanks Patsy! It was a wonderful opera!