As I've grown older, I've been more amenable to trying new things (e.g. racquetball, and please exclude "new foods" from this whole new things idea ;) ). So, last week some new boys in the ward were going around introducing themselves, and they talked with Katelyn and me for a bit. A few days ago, one of them (Paul) called me and invited me to the opera. I've never been to the opera before and I was impressed! We went up to Salt Lake to see Don Giovanni with Paul's roommate and his roommate's date. The opera was an intriguing mix of hilarity, scandal, and moralizing; the music was amazing, the costumes were great, the ending was just cool. A downside though was that the opera started at 7:30 and the final curtain call wasn't until 10:45...why a thirty-minute intermission?? Over three hours is just a little long. Overall though, I had a pretty fun time! I felt a little weird going on a date with someone other than Josh (Josh went home to Oregon for the summer :( ), but it was fun just to have an excuse to get dressed up and look pretty :) I would definitely be okay with seeing another opera sometime, and now I can cross "seeing an opera" off my list of things I've never done!