rchan: (Gravi -- determined -- sunrise.aoaki.net)
Wow. Two posts in one week. I don't know what to say about that. ^_~ Anyway, as usual, I'm keeping this space for things I don't want easily searchable. Which, in this case, means two things: 1) my thoughts about Will leaving Les Mis and 2) talk about starting therapy again.

So... here we go?

So, I hear Will's leaving Les Mis on May 10th... )

Therapy Talk )
rchan: (Hair -- Berger: And.... Me!)
OK, so I totally want to blather on and on and on about how awesome this weekend was. I saw Priscilla, Queen of the Desert three times -- the first two of which were on the same day and the last time of which was opening night. If you have not seen this show, you must go see it!! I mean it. You must. *_*

Anyway. I want to, but I'm not going to. I've already blathered on about it on FB and Twitter... and I'm losing the coherency needed to do a review justice on LJ. So, instead, I'll leave you with this:

You know you're obsessed when...

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Ricky P. Mike, where'd you stay? look Amazing!
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Mike M. Thanks, Grand Sirenid Mayan Beach Resort. See you soon at Berger's wedding.
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Ricky P. Berger is getting married isn't he, looking forward to seeing you and everyone else, it's been too long.


...you see this on your friend's FB wall about their Cancun vacation and your first thought is:

"OMG, you know Berger and you didn't introduce ME????" D: O_O D:

And your second thought is:

"And where the hell is he getting married? It's not legal in NY, yet!" *sweatdrop*

*twitch* I need help.

And in other random news... I kind of want to write a sequel to Invisible, now. I don't know why. O_O;;; And I totally feel another wave of general Hair fandom coming my way. *cracks knuckles* Ficcage, here we come!! :D :D

OK, one other random thing... I got an e-mail from ff.net tonight that let me know that a certain person put me on their author alert. I have been a fan of this person's writing for years -- since my time in the GW fandom. So, seeing that she actually likes my writing enough to add an alert for me... dude, I about went over the moon. ^____________^ Only... only... ff.net doesn't tell you why they added you! D: So, I have no idea what fandom I write in that even caught her eye in the first place! *twitch* ff.net's stats are less than helpful, sometimes. :-P *sigh* Ah well. No big. ^_^ I'll just keep on doing what I do. That's all I can do, after all. Hopefully, I won't scare anyone off.

'Night, all!

eta: Because this meme is always one of my favorite and it's been too long since I memed...

Put your iPod/mp3 player/iTunes/music player of choice on Shuffle mode.

For each question, press the “Next” or “Refresh” button to get your answer.

You MUST write the song name down that comes up, no matter how silly it sounds as an answer to the question or how embarrassing it is.

Make snarky comments as necessary. )
rchan: (Hair -- *patpat*)
From Broadway.com's article, http://www.broadway.com/shows/priscilla-queen-desert/buzz/155262/priscillas-will-swenson-has-his-eyes-on-sweetheart-audra-mcdonald-this-valentines-day/...

WILL SWENSON (Tick/Mitzi in Priscilla Queen of the Desert)

What Broadway show tune makes you swoon and why?
"Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer" from Cats. Hottest. Cats. Ever.

*dies laughing* You have no idea how much I enjoy that he can never seem to answer these things except with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. XD

What are the ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s Day?
I don't know. But I think it involves a dash of paprika.

*snickers* And a dash of cumin, too, I think.

What character from any Broadway show could you fall in love with and why?
Anything played by the beautiful and talented Audra McDonald. What would it be like to gaze into those eyes and see love staring back at me? Oh, wait....

Aw... just... Aw! *_* Oh, Will. *chuckles* I bet you said this with a straight face, too. ^_^ Audra is one lucky girl, that is for sure. ^_^

And in weight loss news... I'm down another 1.8! *cheers* That puts me at 65.4 lbs. total loss. That means that I am less than 10 pounds away from the top of my healthy weight range. O_O;;; That means I set my "final goal" in my plan manager today. I'm... I'm actually kind of scaried about that. O_o;;; As my sister once said... "I know how to lose weight. I've been doing it for a year now. But maintaining weight loss? That's new... and scary." At the time I thought she was nuts. Now... I get it. I totally get it. O_O;;;

And dude... my orthopedist totally noticed I'd lost weight. I think he was more psyched about it than I even am. He couldn't stop telling me how great I looked. There is nothing better than having a gorgeous, successful guy tell you you look fantastic... over... and over... and over again. ;D Now if only I wasn't 80% sure he was gay... ;)

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Oh... you're still here? What's that? You were waiting for my traditional yearly Valentine's Day rant? You know what? I'm too tired. And today was too damned gorgeous (60 degrees? Hell, yeah!!) to muck it up with ranting. So... no ranting for you. Not this year. ^_~ Savor this moment. Spread the love.

And Happy Birthday, Rusty... wherever you are. And since it's technically February 15th, now... Happy Birthday to you, too, Grandma. I miss you both.

*hugs and knishes*

☮ ♥ ♬♪ ^_^
rchan: (Hair -- Berger: And.... Me!)
I totally just started a new Hair fic. Set in the WDIG? verse, it's sole purpose seems to be to get Berger into leather pants and then presumably... back out of them again. *waggles eyebrows*

Ah... I see some of you remember that one. Told you my Hair inspiration would come back. ^_________________^

Plot bunny totally awoken by this video. Start watching around minute 6:00 if you're a Will Swenson fan. You won't be disappointed. Kind of really NSFW, though. Just so you know. I have awesome friends. ;D

That is all.
rchan: (Hair -- @.@ Is Sheila even in there?)
Part 2 of the massive deconstruction that ate my life for two days -- and before you complain about it being short remember that looks can be deceiving. My discussion of Paris Remillard alone took up a whole page of 10 pt single-spaced font. O_O Coming tomorrow: Discussion of Claude/Berger and the dance party. ^_^

And then on to the "Big Three"...

8) Caren Lyn Tacket as Sheila )

9) Steel Burkhardt as Berger )

10) Saving the best for last... Paris Remillard as Claude )

Addendum 12:50 AM -- from Gavin's Twitter...

gavincreel Gavin Creel
dragged it up, opening night PRISCILLA in toronto. bravo to everyone, especially my hippie leader.
21 minutes ago


*just dies* Really, Gavin? Really? *_* So adorable. So much love. It's been almost 5 months (?) since they last did Hair together and Will is still Gavin's hippie leader. *_* Lovelovelove! Is it fair to say that Will will always be the Berger to Gavin's Claude? I think so. ^_^ They make it so easy... they really do. ^_^

Go back to Part 1 | Part 2 | On to Part 3!
rchan: (Hair -- *carress*)
12:51 AM -- OK, before I even get to the review/deconstruction, I need to mention a little puzzle fun that I've been watching over the last day or so on Twitter that you all might appreciate. *snerts*

#1: gavincreel Gavin Creel
why was i an a-hole to someone in my dream last night? that freaks me out. does that mean my subconscious is really a jerk? that sucks.
24 Oct

((Have I mentioned how absolutely adorable it is that he actually worries about things like that? ^_^))

#2: AudraEqualityMc Audra McDonald
@gavincreel no sweets. It's the only place that u can actually b an a-hole. Ur 2 nice in real life. Did u c my man& my wee posse yesterday?
24 Oct

#3: gavincreel Gavin Creel
tonight I MOVE FORWARD with marc kimelman & the beautiful artists of toronto to help performers dealing with cancer. go marc!
9 hours ago via web

#3: Facebook reminds me that today (10/26) is Will Swenson's birthday. ((Happy Birthday, Will!! :D))

Do you get it? Do you see the puzzle picture? ^_^

Concert for cancer, my ass. Audra totally sent Gavin to Toronto as a birthday present for Will! XD

And now... I return you to the review. ^_^

*deep breath* OK. I think I'm finally ready to do this and I hope I haven't forgotten too much. O_O There are nine single-spaced, 10 point font pages of Hair review that I have to post, so I'm going to break it up into three sections: the reviews of "everyone except the triad," ^_^, the reviews of "the Triad, individually," and the review of Paris and Steel as Claude and Berger and the dance party. That way it won't overwhelm anyone... including me. O_O

Enjoy...?

First things first -- I loved it. Loveloveloved. The casting choices were all fantastic and the minute changes that they made to places in the script only enhanced what was happening on stage. It felt fresh and new and in a very real way, I felt like I'd just come home after far too long an absence and I spent most of the show trying not to cry from that sheer, overwhelming feeling of peace and belonging. By the time it was over, I was so overwhelmed I was shaking. ^_^

So, with that out of the way, allow me to perform a little deconstruction and look at characters one at a time. ^_^

1) Phyre Hawkins as Dionne )

2) Kacie Shiek as Jeanie )

3) Darius Nichols as Hud )

The Gay... Point #1 )

4) Matt DeAngelis as Woof )

The Gay... Point #2 )

5) Allison Guinn as Mother and Buddadhalilama )

6) Kaitlyn Kiyan as Crissy )

The Gay... Part #3? )

7) Josh Lamon as Margaret Mead )

Part 1 | On to Part 2! | On to Part 3!
rchan: (Hair -- The Pose *_*)
So... I was just browsing Gavin Creel's new website. Lots of nice new pictures. *_* Amongst many other lovely photos, there is this one picture in the "gigs" section of his concert @ Ronnie Scott's in London. He's standing next to Will Swenson with Steel Berkhardt on Will's other side holding a guitar. He captioned the picture "bergers with a side of claude: steel burkhardt, will swenson, and me (may 10)."

*_* I... I have such naughty thoughts right now. -.-;;;
rchan: (Hair -- Kacie guitar)
*deep breath* I've been thinking lately... this is not where I thought I'd be this time last year. My life has had some pretty dramatic upheavals in the last 12 months and it has led me down roads that I never thought I'd travel. And it has been one hell of an interesting journey. So, I thought I'd take a brief exploration of the trip, a little comparison of where I've been at Rosh Hashanah's past and present.

Cut for excessive rambling. Hey, it's my LJ, I'll ramble if I want. ^_^ )

*deep breath* In short... I've come a hell of a long way in a year. My life now bears almost no resemblance to my life of last year. And do you know something incredible? I don't miss that old life. That old me was depressed, tremendously overweight, had very few friends and had long since misplaced many of the things she used to love most about herself. This new me feels good, is energetic, has made some awesome new friends because she was brave enough to reach out to them and hold on once she had them, and has discovered and rediscovered a hoard of new hobbies and interests that she'd long since forgotten. She's happy. She has a purpose in life. She feels like she's moving forward into a bright new future when before there was only darkness. I can't even begin to express what an unbelievable feeling that that is. So, though I never thought I'd even think this, much less say it... I'm grateful for my back injury. I'm grateful for this year. Most of all, I'm grateful for my family and my friends, without whom I would never have made it this far.

L'shana Tovah tikateivu v'teichateimu! -- May you be written and sealed for a good year and thank you all so very much!

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*coughs* OK, I'm not done. I need to brag about one last thing. ^_^

And I never thought that the single most exciting thing that would happen to me on Rosh Hashanah 5771 would be that I would buy tickets to go see Hair for a sixth time... in New Haven... on October 23rd, 2010. That's right, folks -- I have my tickets!!! :D [livejournal.com profile] zoicite was kind enough to let me bully her into coming with me. I have had butterflies in my stomach and a racing heart ever since I gave the lady on the phone my credit card number. To quote myself... "It's been too long. My heart is too full for words." And to paraphrase from my people...

"Next year in Jerusalem, sure... But next month in New Haven, first!" ;D ;D

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