rchan: (smile -- xd_inc)
My mother moved from one town to another when she was 16 years old. Just a couple of miles away, but at that age, that may as well be a continent. Her father had just died, and she left all her friends and everything familiar behind. Her last two years of high school were... well. Not pleasant ones. Fifty years later, you can still here the resentment in her voice when she talks about that move. There are really only three people from her second school that she ever mentioned with any fondness at all, only one of those three was someone she called a friend -- her best friend, Diane.

Now, I never met Diane. She moved to England at least 8 years before I was born. And my mom never really talked about her when I was growing up -- not until I was older. Turns out, they'd lost touch. My mom had been to visit her before I was born, but by the time we visited England when I was 16, they'd lost track of each other. But when I was old enough to understand that that could happen, my mom talked about her and the memories were always good ones.

Then a few years ago, my mom got on Facebook, and, lo and behold... they found each other! )
rchan: (YnM -- extras -- xd_inc)
It's official, guys. I'm going to Canada in November! I have my flights and hotel booked and my tickets bought. I will get to hang out with [personal profile] redjacket and my tumblr friend doh-rae-me and see Aaron Walpole AND Ramin Karimloo play Valjean, and Earl Carpenter play Javert, and Melissa O'Neil play Eponine and Jonathan Winsby play Courfeyrac and I AM JUST SO EXCITED, OK? XD

Also, work has been keeping me hopping... a lot. Which is both good and not good. 6 day, 50-60 hour weeks do NOT sit right with me. At all. I've been running myself into the ground and I'm exhausted. So, I decided to resign from my Saturday morning job. I will not miss it and I am super glad to have finally reclaimed my weekend. ^_^ And the permanent sub job I picked up at a prestigious private school is a way better choice for classroom experience. ;) Also, my boss at the university has asked me to teach two sections of the class I teach next semester instead of one. Which is awesome and comes with more than twice the salary and some side-benefits like vision and dental, but I'm starting to feel like she's looking at me like a cow from whom she's getting free milk. *sigh* I WANT THAT FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITION, DAMN IT. :-P But, in the meantime, this is a step in the right direction, so I guess we'll just have to see.

Anyway, after all this running myself into the ground I've been doing, my friend C invited me to come see a show with her last night. On the one hand, I was exhausted and didn't want to be bothered going anywhere. On the other hand, we hadn't hung out in a while and I haven't been seeing many shows lately and I wanted to go.

So, I went. Thoughts on what we saw (Romeo and Juliet) below the cut. )

There are some good things going on and some people I would highly recommend in their parts, but I'll be the last one to insist you should see Romeo and Juliet. ^_~
rchan: (Hair -- Paris & Steel: So. Much. Love.)
So, yesterday was my birthday and I have to say one tremendous thing for social networking... it is a lot harder for your friends and distant relatives to say they forgot. Talk about an outpouring of warm fuzzy feelings. *_* You guys are the awesomest. How old am I? Now... a woman never reveals these things, does she? ;) We'll put it this way... my mother is 29. Does that help? ^_~

Anyway, for the actual day of my birth, I got to get out of class early and study for a Linear Algebra test and my Calc professor allowed me to take the test home as a take-home test. (OK, I'm auditing the course and she doesn't actually get to give me a grade, but still it was awesomely nice of her, don't you think? ^_^)

...You'll note, I think these all fall into the "Yay" category. *sheepish grin* What? I like math. ^_^

Anyhoo, in more commonplace gifty terms, a friend of mine from chorale (who is a vocal instructor), gave me a free voice lesson to help me for solo auditions next week. I tell you this mainly to tell you that it's nice to hear a quasi-objective professional opinion that I have a good voice. Secondly I tell you this to tell you this: I CAN STILL HIT A HIGH 'C'. *boggles* That'd be this note up top here for those of you non-music people. And here I thought the time I hit the 'D' one step above that when I was 15 was a fluke. O_O I guess I can't say that anymore if I can still hit that 'C'. O_O;;; I guess I really am a soprano. ;) Now if I could just open up my voice up there... look out world, here I come. ;D Also, low and behold, when I'm relaxed and enjoying myself, I really do have a vibrato. ^_^ Now if I could only learn to control it... O_o;;;

OK, enough music babble. ^_^ Other gifts to myself: Took a friend with me to go see Hair #9 in Hartford this past weekend. 4th row orchestra, 3rd and 4th seat from the left aisle. Yeah, baby! But I already babbled about that, so I will spare you the details. ^_~ Final gift -- and the one that gets the "accidental" label -- I, er... forgot which userpic package I had and picked the one that gives me 210 by mistake. O_o;;; So... erm... yeah. Oops.

*slow smile*

And so I give you icons!! :D

Paris & Steel: So. Much. Love.
All About the Body Language
Paris & Steel: So. Much. Love.

Both the new icons come from screencaps of Paris and Steel's "At This Performance" Appearance on 11/8/09. This was back when they were both understudies for the Broadway show. Their rendition of Hair is very well done (this icon was snapped at the ending pose) and it's always fun to see them having so much fun. ^_^
All About the Body Language

Also from Paris and Steel's "At This Performance" Appearance on 11/8/09, this one from the interview prior to them singing. Paris is just too adorable in this shot and it's clear from watching them (and because they own right up to it) that they enjoy performing together because they're good friends on top of it. So cute. So much love, again. ^_^

As usual, feel free to steal, but please let me know and credit if you do. ^_^

OMG, I ALMOST FORGOT! O_O Tomorrow is the big family b-day festivities and my mom is making me chicken curry... AND PRISCILLA CUPCAKES. *_* I love my mother. *beams*
rchan: (Hair -- The Pose *_*)
So... went to see Hair #9 in Hartford today with a friend from LI. And... we have a cut, because this became excessively babbly... as usual. You'd think I'd know better by now... *sigh* ) Anyway, we then went back to the car and drove over to the Elbow Room to meet [livejournal.com profile] zoicite and her friends for a wonderful dinner (they were going to the 8 o'clock show ^_^), then headed home. And my friend let me babble at her about Hair, the different casts, and Gavin Creel for three hours. That's how you know it's real friendship. ^_^

Then I got home and randomly churned out my first full Hair story since The Zorya. It was brought on by the Be-In scene -- specifically Josh's line as Claude's father, "My son doesn't like me... etc." -- and it's Pure. Smut. My G-d, it's as close as I'm ever going to get to a PWP. I guess once that wall comes crashing down, it crashes hard. O_O;;; And I've been promising them sex for a while. I'm actually happier with this one than I am with Nuriko and Tasuki's (Sorry guys! -.-;;;) but I think that's because I hooked into an imagery that I liked and was able to forgo a lot of the mechanics. *sweatdrop* In any case, I need to give it a good read-through before I post it, but it should go up sometime tomorrow unless I find something glaring.

Edit (4:21 AM): Ah! I remember when the kiss/almost kiss was! And it followed another scene I wanted to mention. I love what Paris and Steel do for Walking in Space. I've discussed it before. I noticed something new today. Gavin used to sit up to shotgun the joint to Will... Steel leans his entire body over Paris with one hand braced on Paris' chest to shotgun the joint to him while he's still laying on his back on the floor. *_* Then, when they sat up and Steel curled around Paris, that was when I thought I saw them kiss. But I was seeing it kind of from behind as I was to the left side of the stage, so now I'm not sure. :-P Still. LOVE THAT MOMENT.

OK, this time I really do think I'm done. O_o;;;

(And yes, I really did wake myself up out of a sound sleep from remembering that and actually pulled out my computer to type it up before I forgot. O_O I'm... gonna go back to sleep, now...)
rchan: (Hair -- Berger flowers)
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Wiiiiiiilllllllllll!! *_* *_* Audraaaaaaaaaaa!! So. Much. Love. *beams*

In other news, the Jersey Turnpike sucks and [livejournal.com profile] msorange21 is the awesomest for letting me randomly crash with her with 5 minutes notice. *_*

I now return you to your regularly scheduled LJ.

rchan: (Hair -- Can't Sleep Without You)
OMG, I just keep finding more and more reasons to love this show. Cast was unbelievable today and I would gush for paragraphs and paragraphs, but I will restrict myself to discussing three things about today because I'm very tired and the rain is making me incoherent. Dude, I just don't listen to myself. I babbled on for like 2 1/4 10pt single-spaced pages. iFail at not gushing on and on. Enjoy?

1) Babble about my companion at Hair... and the shock that not everyone sees Hair the way I do. )

2) A cute encounter with a gaggle of older ladies who became my honorary grandmothers for a few minutes. )

3) Well... they do say chocolate is an aphrodisiac... it sure as hell was for Claude and Berger! )

OK, I think I'm really done, now. And it's official. As soon as I knock out this FY lemon (if not before), I am writing something for Hair. Inspiration level has been completely restored, THANK YOU PARIS AND STEEL!! :D :D

Now I'm goingtobed. Tired. O_O;;;
rchan: (Hair -- Claude basking in sunlight)
Short version:

1) Saw Priscilla for the fifth time last night, met some awesome people from Australia, should have gotten their e-mail addies and become penpals. Didn't. Oh well. Ate Priscilla cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. O.M.G. *_* Yum.
2) Stayed up way too late. Oi.
3) Got up early to drive up to Boston with [livejournal.com profile] zoicite.
4) Met [livejournal.com profile] emilyelin2002, finally! ^_^
5) All three of us went to dinner and saw Prometheus Bound. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! Awesome show, not coherent enough to do a review justice right now. Damn it. But seriously... I'll at least give you a little:

Prometheus got it bad in this show. Poor baby. But Gavin Creel's performance was unbelievable. Favorite line? Hermes has just gotten done telling Prometheus of all the new tortures that Zeus has in store for him if he doesn't spill his secrets. Prometheus' response? In a totally dead, bitter-as-gall voice, he cuts Hermes' knees right out from under him, "You tell this to someone who already knows." Translation? "Bite. Me."


Also, the three woman playing the daughters of air had some unreal harmonies going on. They gave me chills once or twice.

And, dude... Oceanus totally had it bad for Prometheus. Like... "I'll get Zeus to free you so you can be my sex slave" level bad.

*tiny voice* Is it bad that I almost wish someone would write that fic? -.-;;;

6) While driving through Cambridge, we passed a bar called Bukowski's... and now I want to write a fic where Claude owns a bar. O_O;;; The thing is... I can kind of almost see how it could work, too. *twitch* Except, damn it, I had other plans for him in the third Algea sequel! *grumps* Ah, poo. I'll figure it out somehow.

Oh! And 7)...

HAIR TOUR TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

And on that note... I gotta get changed and go to bed. 'Night!


Feb. 5th, 2011 12:36 am
rchan: (YnM -- Excuse me -- aoaki_net)
To the neighbor whose car alarm just went off for the third damned time tonight:

What the fuck, dude? Wake up and shut the damned thing off! Better yet, deactivate it so it won't go off again. Some of us actually want to sleep tonight.

Much unlove,

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] zoicite just got us our tickets for our planned outing to see Priscilla--

*twitch* And... that would be number four. What the hell? Are you on vacation in Rio or something, dude? *whimper* Someone make it stop... Oh, thank G-d. They finally went out and turned it off. On the upside, that means they're home. On the downside... why the hell does it keep going off if they're home and the car isn't moving? *twitch*

*coughs* Anyway. As noted, [livejournal.com profile] zoicite got us our tickets to see Priscilla on March 19th... and I may have accidentally talked her into seeing it on 2/28, as well. Accidentally. I mean, it was totally her idea. I just said that I wouldn't mind. You know. So, it's really all her fault. Honest. ;D So, in celebration, I watched the movie for the first time in forever and, OMG, I forgot how much I loved it! *_* *_* Lovelovelove and can not wait to see it on Broadway! :D :D :D

Also working on a new knitting project -- chenille arm warmers. ^_^ Fun, fun!

Going to try to go to sleep, now. 'Night all! Think happy no-car alarm thoughts for me!

Edit (10:18 AM) -- Seriously? Again? *tripletwitch* Thank goodness I wake up early, even when I don't fall asleep until four. :-P
rchan: (X -- setsuka_winter -- ichigo_go_nijo)
*eyes icon* No, Setsuka. Just... no. I really won't. Why? Because I live on Long Island and we've gotten more snow so far this season than freaking Anchorage, Alaska. That is not right. O_O It's Alaska. We're... not. *twitch*

Anyone who doesn't want to listen to me babble about general life, TV shows, ficcage and Hair (again)... flee now. ^_^ )

Final bit of random other news: I am one of the new mods for [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic, successor to the now defunct, [livejournal.com profile] 15minuteficlets. Long story. ^_^ Anyway, the point of the comm is that every week a word is posted under a cut tag. Once you look at the word, you have 15 minutes to write... whatever. ^_^ It's kind of a fun way to get your writing juices flowing when you're a little stuck. Head on over and check it out! We could use some fresh meat. ;D

I think I'm gonna go toddle off and do some writing or something. ^_^ *waves* Later!

Starting word count for OB part 5 rewrite: 8,694

2564 / 10117 words. 25% done!
rchan: (Hair -- Claude -- Yippee!!)
My last paper is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

^_^ Finals went very well and were, in fact, frighteningly easy. I was kind of excited by that. ^_^ Anyway, I handed in my one paper on Wednesday and the professor finally confirmed that she received it late last night (it somehow ended up in her spam folder O_o;;;) and I just shipped off the last one. I must say... I'm actually rather proud of this 25 page brute of a paper of mine. ^_^ Gender Identity Disorder is a fascinating subject and one which needs to be better understood. I think I did a pretty decent job of exploring it, but that's my wholly biased opinion. ^_^

*coughs* Anyhoo, that last paper puts a nail in the coffin of the semester. Now it's all over but getting the grades. ^_^

And in celebration, tomorrow I get to go into the city with [livejournal.com profile] zoicite to run around and look at all the pretty Christmas things, stare at all the lovely items in stores that I can't even come close to affording (except maybe a hat... I kind of think I need a winter hat O_O), eat dinner at my favorite French restaurant, Le Rivage (thank again, Mom!), and see a show. What show? Erm... I have no idea. ^_^ TKTS, baby. Whatever's available and cheapest. ^_^ I will also be attempting to teach my dear friend the layout of Penn Station. That... should be interesting. ^_^ Much fun to be had by all!!

In other news, I finally got my disability insurance guy the information that he claims he never received (in spite of fax confirmations to the contrary and the fact that when I pointed that out he "found" it in my file two seconds later). I swear... for the amount of this guy's work that I do, they should pay me a retainer in addition to my monthly check. :-P So, I should have a nice three-month backpay check in the mail as we speak. Also moving along on the other disability company that owes me money and when that gets in place, I should have about 6-9 months worth of backpay coming to me. In other words, I will soon be able to breathe a little more deeply again. I can't wait. I don't like financial stress. It kind of sucks.

Also, about the winter hat thing... OK, so weight loss is great. It's fantastic. I'm really glad that it's progressing so well. There's just one... little... thing. I'm freaking cold. All. The. Time. What the hell is that about? I don't get cold!!! *whimper* I'm a polar bear. My nickname has been "Nanook of the Frozen North" for as long as I can remember. Winter was kind of my favorite time of the year because it was the one time of the year that I wasn't hot. Now, I step out of my house, whimper, and immediately think... "Fuck, I wish it was summer." Seriously? WTF is that?? I sincerely hope my body readjusts before January/February when it gets really cold. 'Cuz, dude... massive suckage otherwise. ^_^ Although, I have to admit that it was really adorable when I complained of my head/ears/neck being cold outside and my mom pulled out my favorite hat (with pom-pom, ear-flaps, and chin ties, no less) from when I was a kid. The scary thing... it actually didn't look too bad on me. If it had been a little bigger... I might have even worn it tomorrow. ;D

Edit: (10:18 PM) And then to top it all off... there was home-made oatmeal apple crisp and milk. *_* Yummmm...
rchan: (Hair -- crinkles)
"You were given a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'" ~William A. Ward

I just wanted to take a moment to say a big "Thank you!" to all my family (none of whom read my LJ, thank G-d) and friends for being there, for loving me and for supporting me in whatever I do. I wish you a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving! ^_^

The table is set, the appetizers are appetizing, the turkey is stuffed and I have pointed and planned today like a mad woman. And in writing down everything that I plan to eat today, I have one thing to say to myself... Dude. Where do you put it? O_O Honestly, I feel a little sick just looking at the list. I guess that's the point. ^_^ Mayhap I shall cut some things from the list as I go.

And in other random news:

OK, seriously... Gavin named his turkey. *snerts* I die laughing: Gavin and Carla -- and does anyone else note the really impressive muscle in his right arm? *_* He's holding what looks like at least a 25 lb. turkey essentially in one hand. *boggles* Dude... just, wow.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

1:55 PM -- Damn it, why do I always get inspired right before I know I need to go somewhere? O_O 1,115 new words and the fic finally seems to be back on track. Will hopefully not be in so much of a food coma that I can't write tonight... because I intend to write like a mad fiend! I mean... it's the Claude meets the parents scene! Who wouldn't want to write that? ^_^

7:16 PM -- Desperately... fighting... food coma... wanttowrite... damn it. -.-;;; Sofull. *thud*

NaNo Day #25:

37292 / 50000 words. 75% done!
rchan: (Hair -- Woof puppy face)
Someone I know lost their dog yesterday. He's a brown, 6 year old field lab with a big blocky head. He's not neutered. He loves people and other dogs. He was last seen in the viscinity of S Alder Ave and West Maple in Sterling, VA.


Please, even if you can't help or don't live in the vicinity, forward this on to your f-lists. Someone you know may live close and may have seen him. Let's help bring him home for Thanksgiving, OK?
rchan: (Hair -- Claude -- Yippee!!)
12:45 PM
1) I did yoga for the first time ever last night. I loved it. And because business hasn't picked up yet after the summer slump, I was the only person who showed up, thus allowing the instructor to give me a lot of attention and really tailor the class to what I needed. *_* And as an added bonus, I feel better and more limber this morning than I have in a _long_ time. When I woke up, there was no pain. There was no stiffness. O_O I don't even remember the last time I was able to say that. How am I going to get through waiting until next Thursday for my next class?? D:

2) I made a fake peach crepe for lunch from a 1 pt. wrap, some ricotta cheese sweetened with Sweet 'n' Low and sliced up peaches sprinkled with cinnamon and popped into the toaster oven. OMG. Epic yum. And it was huge and only cost me 2 1/2 points. *_* I have a new favorite food.

2) Uncle made hamburgers for dinner tonight. If you'd ever had my Uncle's hamburgers, you'd understand why that makes today epic. ^_^

3) I'm finally going to see Million Dollar Quartet tonight! :D It's the first show in a month or two for my Mom and I and I'm really excited! :D Though I'm a little nervous about going to see it with her. The last time she saw Elvis in concert I understand there was screaming and resultant deafness involved. Oh wait... maybe that was my Aunt Sandy doing the screaming and my mom with the resultant deafness. ;D I'm sure I can trust her to behave. ^_~

And last but sure as hell not least...

4) I have reservations for not one, but two of Gavin Creel's concerts in November!!!!! Is it wrong that I'm really happy that [livejournal.com profile] zoicite couldn't go on the same day that [livejournal.com profile] msorange21 and the rest of us were planning on going, thus giving me an excuse to go twice? *eg* What's that you say? My horns are showing? Damn. I thought I'd managed to duct tape the halo more firmly to them this time... *shrugs* Ah well. You live, you learn. ^_____________________________^

Could today be any more epic? Not if it tried. :D :D :D :D :D

Update (12:45 AM): OMG... Million Dollar Quartet is freaking awesome and I met Lance Guest!! I have had a major crush on him since I first saw him in The Last Starfighter when I was six. And the man can sing. He has this deep, velvety bass that you just want to wrap yourself up in -- which I totally didn't expect because as himself he talks like a tenor! :D My mom thinks he was checking me out at stagedoor... but dude, he has a long-time girlfriend and a kid. *sigh* So, I doubt it. Still... just getting to meet him... *_*

And seriously... Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were totally having eye-sex over the piano in every freaking song. Total eye-sex. ^_^ *_* H_H

No. I won't do it. Won't.

rchan: (Hair -- *carress*)
See? I haven't forgotten my favorite fandom! I just hit a minor writing burn-out. O_O;;; But I'm back! From outer space! I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face! I should have changed... that... stupid... lock... *sweatdrop* OK. I think I'll stop now. -.-;;;

OK, I don't normally do this this way, but I couldn't resist [livejournal.com profile] iscreamlouder's sad plea for fic and this one doesn't feel finished and I don't think I can get it there tonight. So, this will serve as part 1 and I'm going to post it now, even though I don't have a part 2, yet. Hopefully I'll have one soon... at least I'll try. ^_^ In the meantime, enjoy!

Title: My Conviction
Fandom: Hair, the musical: 2009 Revival
Pairing: Berger/Claude, Margaret/Hubert, Jeanie + Claude
Rating: PG-13 for some adult themes
Word Count: 6,124/????
Warnings: Slash. Mild angst. Gender confusion.

Disclaimer: Neither the musical nor the boys belong to me, if they did they'd be groping each other on sta--. *pause* *blinkblink* Huh. Look at that... they do. *eg* :D ((Hair was written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt MacDermot.))

Summary: Claude has all but given up on the idea that he will have a life to live now that he's received his draft card, but a chance encounter with an unusual pair of tourists convinces him to try to infuse one last bit of magic and hope into his Tribe before he is taken away from them for good.

My Conviction )
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!




*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
rchan: (Hair -- Pleased Berger is Pleased)
And the dress is finally finished and had its first outing. It was so much fun to wear! A few tweeks to come if I decide to make another one, but... *shrugs* You live, you learn, right? ^_^

Enjoy! )

And in other news, I was visiting one of my favorite little shops (East Coast Psychedelics) and talking to the girl who works there about sewing and such... and she offered that if I made anything and wanted to sell it, she'd be happy to give me space on the racks. O_O How awesome would that potentially be? ^_^ We'll have to see. *eg* Who knows? Could end up with a new career out of this. ^_^


Aug. 15th, 2010 10:05 pm
rchan: (Hair -- Crissy -- Innocence)
*pokes her head up out of her roadtrip of awesome to share something... awesome* ^_^

OK, somehow in the last two weeks of massive overindulgence of all kinds of foods that I don't normally eat (funnel cake!! *_*)... I managed not to gain a single ounce. How the hell did I do that? *boggles* And on top of that, all my old co-workers all greeted me with exact same phrase and double take when I went to visit: "Is that... Dr. M___? You look great!!" :D And the woman in Joanne Fabrics' sewing department called me "tiny." XD XD I am in awe. *_* *_*

Too tired to say more and roadtrip of awesome is still going for another 36 hours or so, but I'll post more (and answer any unanswered comments... *wince* Sorry, [livejournal.com profile] iscreamlouder!) when I get home and have the energy. ^_^

'Night all!
rchan: (Hair -- Crissy -- Innocence)
So, this has turned into Broadway week for me -- or "off-Broadway" as the case may be. ^_^ I was originally slated to see Lend Me a Tenor for the second time this past Tuesday (just as hysterically funny as the first time -- go see it before it closes!) and Falling for Eve tomorrow, both with my mother. For her, that's already a lot in one week. She prefers to spread out her viewings. ^_^ *wistful sigh* I remember those innocent days... *eyes a [livejournal.com profile] msorange21* ...I've since been corrupted. ;-D

So, the point. ^_^ At the end of last week, I was invited to see yet another show this week: Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party. It just opened off-Broadway on the 27th with an official opening date of Aug. 11th. Through an incredible set of coincidences, I ended up going with [livejournal.com profile] zoicite as a last minute replacement for a friend of hers that couldn't go. I must say, I'm intensely amused that all of the new friends I make these days a) seem to be met at Broadway shows and b) don't live in the same state I do. O_O *laughs* Just my luck, huh? At least they're close enough that visiting isn't so hard and meeting in the city is fairly easy. ^_^

Anyway, she, being a very brave lady, invited me to come along with her in the hopes of making a new friend. And we had a total blast! ^_^ She's just as sweet in person as she is on LJ and the show was fantastic. It has a very unique set-up. It's a three act play with an opening scene and an ending scene. The three acts in between, however, are played in a different order each night, depending on audience selection. And depending on what order you see those scenes in, your opinions on what is going on in the show and your sympathies for the characters can vary widely. It makes for an interesting performance.

On top of that, the story is very comedic and yet very moving at the same time. In spite of myself I found myself liking each one of the characters, even the ones I started out hating. The acting was a little shaky in one or two spots (i.e. a muffed line here and there), but being as it was only their third performance, I'm willing to cut them quite a bit of slack. ^_^ I can only assume they'll get better with time. I'd love to say more, but I don't want to spoil the show. So, all I will say is check out the website, I highly recommend it and go see the show! :D

*firmly tells herself that she will not fic for Jerry*

*...or Anton*


Aw heck.

rchan: (GoodOmens -- lead balloon -- iko_imo)
So... apparently once a math geek, always a math geek. *sweatdrop* I guess I just standardize test well. :-P

Cut for all those who don't want to listen to me bragging... 'cuz I want to, damn it! ^_^ )

*blissful sigh* And now... I get to relax. *yawns* I deserve it.

Only 16 more days until I see [livejournal.com profile] msorange21, again!! :D :D *glomp* *snickers* Yeesh, I feel like an addict counting down days 'til my next fix... O_O ^_^ *snugs*

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