Cristina: Did you feel different? You know, after you scribbled on the post-it? I mean, you’re supposed to feel different, right?
Meredith: Oh, well, it takes time. Give it some time.
Cristina: I mean, your marriage is filled with secrets and felons. I mean, why am I asking your advice?
Is it supposed to feel very different? Every couple is different.
We didn’t feel different, really. I think maybe it was because we survived:
- Moving to England and living together there for a year – also my first year of teaching, I was pretty stressed;
- Visiting Taiwan together: visiting family and touring the whole island;
- Many trips taken together;
- Living and working out life stuff together for many years.
All of these indicated that we can work together in stressful situations and really enjoy each other’s presence. We already felt like we were committed and ready to take on anything that came our way (prior to the “official marriage”).
For our one-year marriage celebration/my birthday, we went to Stratford (where we had the civil ceremony).
42nd Street was ok, in our opinion. It was a typical musical with fun music; however there were parts in the second segment that didn’t quite fit in. We were also expecting more from the main female character in terms of character development.
I really enjoyed The Matchmaker. It was funny and very entertaining. I love Seana McKenna (saw her last year in Richard III) and Tom McCamus (Hook in Peter Pan and he was also in Dangerous Liaisons). These two performers complemented each other very well. Other notable actors/actresses were Mike Shara, Laura Condlln, Josh Epstein, and Andrea Runge. If you are looking for a lot of laughs, this is the show to see.
For supper, we went to The Parlour. I reviewed the restaurant last year and pointed out an error in their menu. The owner promptly responded and sent me a gift certificate (one reason for our re-visiting). It had also been one of our favourite restaurants to go to for fancy supper in Stratford.
The food was delicious. I enjoyed every single bite. It definitely lived up to the occasion.
I am going to try to re-create this sauce, it was the perfect amount of creaminess and I liked the flavour of tarragon.
The orange sorbet went really well with the lemon pudding cake.