Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle, and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike. To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Todd got us tickets to see Danny Boyle's Frankenstein at Notre Dame! He texted me as I was on my way home from work yesterday afternoon, asking if I'd picked up my ticket yet. I told him that I hadn't, that I was still working out an initial budget for expenses, and he revealed he'd already purchased a ticket for me and so not to worry about it. Todd is awesome. Todd is a gem. Todd is the kind of guy fathers pray their daughters meet and convince to take them (the daughters, not the fathers) to avante-garde stage productions of Gothic literature.
Thank you, Todd.
Also: ugh. I need to go out to the store today to pick up supplies but the snow is coming down in sheets out there. I can't even shovel out because I need to buy a shovel. I'm so sick of this winter business.