I'm home...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New York City

a 5.5 hour flight west (2,445 miles)


so...I guess I'm home (well, my parents house)

I will be spending the next week in Washington State at the parents house. We have lots planned and I'm excited to have a little time off of work. I will keep you up to date on my whereabouts.

I have a secret....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Love you Dad and Happy Father's day!

(These are the pics I used to make his Father's Day Card)

"That's not what I wanted! That's not who I was. I was a Ballerina, graceful, delicate! They had to go."

I don't know why but every time I think about the ballet I'm reminded of a scene in Adams Family Values. You know the one...the one about the ballerina Barbie (or lack thereof).

Anyways....I had the opportunity to go the ballet on Saturday to see Miss Devon Teuscher (member of the ward and old neighbor) perform. She was amazing! I'm so glad I got to go and that Monica could get me a ticket.

After a culturally enlightening afternoon, I have decided to go to the ballet more often. There is no reason why I shouldn't be taking advantage of all the ballet opportunities here in NY . I love the ballet and it's right down the street from my house! I have no excuses. So, my goal for the summer is to go the ballet and/or the Metropolitan Museum of Art at least twice a month. I think I can swing it.

Broadway: The Tonys...I object!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

So, I wrote a ridiculously long past about several of my "objections" to the Tonys (I was bitterly disappointed). By the time I was done writing I decided that I sound really mean/overly critical and probably shouldn't post it. So, I'm not going to. Let's just say I'm happy for the little Billy Elliot boys. I almost died during their speech. They are sooooo cute!

Broadway: I just wanted to make you happy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

You know how facebook has those apps were you pick your top five of somethings. I did my top five musicals the other day (it wasn't overly difficult to decide on five), but when I tried to do my top five plays...I got stuck. There were so many great plays running through my mind, and I was having a hard time deeming five that I felt were far superior to the rest. I picked two (both comedies), but then I froze.

Well, ladies and gentlemen (do men read my blog?...you don't count Dad) I have found a show that most defiantly deserves the award of being in my top five. What's the show?...The Norman Conquest. I haven't laughed this hard since Boeing Boeing. I'm not sure if I like this one more than Boeing Boeing or 39 Steps, but it's right up there with them. I might have to call it a tie.The Norman Conquest is a trilogy, so you have to devot a lot of time to see the whole show (it's well worth it). I'm not sure which of the three shows I like best. They all had things that I loved about them. I loved the first one (Table Manners) for the first scene of the second act (I just ordered the script...Norman has some amazingly funny lines). I loved the second one (Living Together), because I had seen the first one, which made it really funny. I loved the third one (Round and Round the Garden), because it was out of control!

The acting in this shoe is trully amazing. Four of the six actors/actresses are nominated for a Tony! I really hope Stephen Mangan (Norman) gets it! I really loved Paul Ritter too (Reg), so it's ok if he takes it (they are nominated for the same category). Same goes for the ladies nominated. They both deserve it.

I recommend seeing the show in order (Table Manners, Living Together, and Round and Round the Garden). You can see it in any order, but I feel like things would get confusing (and not as funny) if you go out of order. Here's the schedule.Now I have to find two shows to fill the remaining spots of my top five. I feel like they should be dramas, but I can't decide. I really like A Man For All Season, All My Sons, Marry Stuart, Macbeth, and 33 Variations. I don't know which ones to choose!