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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:42 PM

Friday Night Moscow Mule Buzz. Oh, God! What a week! Hold me!



One of the roughest weeks in clinic for a while. I had to give it my all; and, as is often the case, I find myself wondering if my all is enough. On the plus side, I felt like I practiced good medicine even during the roughest patches.

I'm fighting anti-vaxxers in GD, tooth and nail.

I'm seeing our nation sink further and further into squalor and criminal behavior as a new normal.

And in the midst of it all, I play the 'Jupiter' section of Gustav Holst's "The Planets", and cry tears of joy at the 'I Vow To Thee' middle section of the piece, which is beautiful, awe-inspiring, uplifting, hopeful, triumphant, and life-affirming. Sometime life truly is good.

I'm drunk. Be patient with me...

I love you all...



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Reply Friday Night Moscow Mule Buzz. Oh, God! What a week! Hold me! (Original post)
Aristus Apr 2019 OP
vlyons Apr 2019 #1
Aristus Apr 2019 #2
vlyons Apr 2019 #3
Aristus Apr 2019 #5
vlyons Apr 2019 #9
Aristus Apr 2019 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2019 #4
Aristus Apr 2019 #6
captain queeg Apr 2019 #7
Aristus Apr 2019 #8
cilla4progress Apr 2019 #11
Aristus Apr 2019 #12

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:50 PM

1. Welcome to the Age of KaliYuga

A degenerate age. The good news is that in these degenerate times, there is ample opportunity to practice compassion and to relieve the suffering of others. I listen to classical music a lot to purify my mind and cleanse it of depressing thoughts generated by the appearance of so much ugliness in our politics. Mozart inspires me. Check out his opera "The Magic Flute." It is his Masonic opera and all about enlightenment.

Cheers

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:53 PM

2. Huge fan of 'The Magic Flute'. I've seen it twice in performance.

Once by Tacoma Opera, and again at Seattle Opera.

The translator for the supratitles at Seattle Opera slipped in a few topical jokes that had the audience in stitches, including a reference to 'fake news'.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:58 PM

3. I saw it once in San Francisco

Dallas opera, where I live now, will do a performance this coming season. Just waiting for the single tickets to go on sale.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:01 AM

5. I hear Dallas Opera is exceptional.

I know Houston has a highly-respected opera company.

I was born and raised in Texas, but didn't wake up to opera until I moved to the Pacific Northwest.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:10 AM

9. I grew up in Dallas

but later lived in Calif for 30+ years. Dallas has a new opera house. They don't get the A+ international stars, like SF and NYC. But they bring in younger artists, just starting their careers.

There are a lot of terrible operas. You have to pick and choose what appeals to you. Dallas is doing a Stravinsky opera this season. Pulcinella, which I've never heard. Also Don Carlos, that I saw once in SF.

Cheers

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Response to vlyons (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:13 AM

10. For me, it's Benjamin Britten.

His operas are a narcolepsy telethon.

I'm looking forward to seeing Don Carlo some day. But at close to four hours, it's something I'll need to carb up for...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:59 PM

4. You have more than earned your buzz, my dear Aristus!

I've been reading your posts with the anti-vaxxers and those people make me want to pull my hair out!!

Your explanations are so good, so accurate and TRUE. You are fighting the good fight!

Bless you........

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:02 AM

6. Thanks, CalPeg.

It's been an awful week.

Thank you for being there for me...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:05 AM

7. What's a Moscow Mule Buzz?

Is that a thing?

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:07 AM

8. Sure, it's a thing, if you drink enough of them.





Vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, poured over ice into a copper mug.



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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:39 AM

11. Love you

BACK, aristus!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:40 AM

12. ...

I needed that...

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