for a little pre-birthday fun, mr. tulip louise and i ventured to the symphony last week. it was a free show put on by our local arts center, and it was simply gorgeous. it took me back to the nights when my parents would take me and i would get to stay up past my regular bedtime on a school night! wanting to feel completely feminine, i wore my new ballerina skirt from h&m -- i think i'm going to get a lot of use out of her! don't you?