And the fireworks afterwards were spectacular: Buckingham Palace spilling over with fireworks. I like spectacles as long as they're positive, regardless of who commissions them or in whose honor their held. That's one good thing to be said for monarchies: they can be the source of some pretty good spectacles.
I'm pleased with today. The mush errands were successfully accomplished this morning, and took up much less time than they often would. My database looks pretty now (interface-wise) and is much more useful. Still need to do some more search-type-experiments to determine if it really is the software for me. The concert was good, I successfully watched it WHILE getting work done, I tried a lovely new mushroom-and-alcohol pasta sauce for dinner and have a guest coming over for tomorrow night. All in all, a successful day.