Wednesday, January 16, 2008


So, this musical has been hyped up since it wasn't even out yet. People talking about how amazing the sets were and the musical numbers. I'm kinda a big drama buff, being Drama Club president and stuff. However, I learned my lesson when I got overly excited about Lion King and then wanted my money back after I sat through it. It wasn't bad, it just didn't come close to my expectations I had set for it with all of the talk. So anyways, I decided not to do that for this production, however I was anticipating something good.
Overall, it was very good. However I kept my eye open the entire time for the "great" sets and I was never happy with them. The sets were not elaborate compared to other productions I've seen. The score wasn't too impressive either. The musical numbers were very predictable but there is one thing that completely holds this production completely together and worth every penny we paid (which was a pretty one at that!). That is the story line. The story line is great! It's full of that musical theater foo foo but hell, that's why we love theater! The story line itself was not predictable, just the score.
I thought the chorus line was below mediocre. I was wondering how any of those people got casts. Elphaba (Cassie Levy) was impressive but not...OMG she's going to be huge! However, Glenda (and I'm not just saying it because she was cutesy) but she had an impressive voice but even better acting capabilities. I lost out in an audition for Cecile in The Importance of being Earnest for not being "perky" enough. It's actually really hard to play perky. But Glenda (Megan Hilty) got it to a tee. She was so perky it was annoying, just like her character should be. I've seen videos of other Glenda's singing the Popular song, but Megan took it to an entirely new level.

I would totally see this play again, I wouldn't sit in the 2 hours of traffic that we did for it again, but I'd do it if it was convenient, I might even be as bold to say that if you haven't seen it yet, its worth the couple hundred in ticket prices. And I do recommend that you sit in the Orchestra front 26 rows because there is a lot of facial gags that you couldn't get the entirety of if you sat too far away.

Anyways, we couldn't figure out a place to eat and then I realized, we are by the VELVET MARGARITA! Good times have been had there, like the first night of my bacholerette partay! So we went there for dinner, food was amazing. I don't remember much of what the food was like from my party. Anyways, I'd post pictures but I was totally distracted doing shots to think about photo ops. My family loved the restaurant and my dad was talking to the owner about how authentic the food it. He even talked about renting the outside bar for my burfday party :)

Wind out here is nuts nuts nuts! Tess has been sitting by the door all night long barking at leaves that fly by. I'd post a video but I'm too lazy to look for my usb cable to upload anything.


P.S. got tickets to see Phantom of the Opera at the OC Performing Arts (YAY!)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

So my birthday is less that two weeks away and I can't believe that its that time of year again. My birthday has always kind of sucked. It's right after Christmas and it's two days after my sister's birthday. So I always got either combined birthday presents and birthday parties between those other two mildstones in my family. I have never really wanted a huge party except when I was little all I wanted was to have a pool party. And I never could because my birthday was mid January. Then one time, I had a huge birthday party planned, but due to the 1994 Northridge earthquake we had to cancel it since so many families were devestated with damage. So my birthday has never been something I got excited for, it was usually a major let down and so now I just don't care. However my dear old husband has been pressuring me about what I want to do this year for it. I can't think of anything! I think a nice dinner is about all I really would want, but he doesn't seem satisfied with that idea. So if any of you have some low key but entertaining ideas, let me know! My birthday present from my parents has always been my Disneyland season pass. This year (since Mr. Bumblebee's birthday is a week after mine anyways) they are buying both of us our season passes. However, they are waiting till the week inbetween our birthdays to give them to us. !!!!! My season pass expired on the 1st of this month. So I will have to go for an entire month without a seasons pass! I know, dumb right. Well this is the first time in about 8 years that I haven't been able to just get up and go to Disneyland.
Sucks, I love just walking around the parks and people watching. Esp. off of the BuzzLightYear ride. Couples get into the biggest fights after that ride and I love to sit there and watch the 16-18year olds coming out of that ride, the gf walking 10 feet infront of the boyfriend, arms ruined. Cracks me up.
Speaking of BuzzLightyear, anyone see this

kind of scary.
Anywho, I'm off to relax before I go to work manana.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

6 months!

I almost forgot! Hubby and I celebrated 6 months of marriage. YAY!


Yesterday was "T"'s funeral. It was a very emotional day as I had predicted. It was so tragic. Usually they try to make funerals a "celebration of life" but this was not the case. There was no way to turn it into that. The one thing that makes me upset every single time I think about it is poor "J". That is T's bf. He could barely hold it together. They had been living together for sometime and it was kind of known that they would eventually get married. He is so devastated. It really scares me to think about that. I don't know what I would do without Mr. Bumblebee. I've dealt with death a lot in my life and I like to think of myself as a strong person. But the idea of having to bury Mr. Bumblebee gives me knots in my stomach and cringe. I don't think I could do it. We are so perfect for each other, I doubt anyone could ever fill his shoes. So if Mr. Bumblebee (God forbid) should perish, I really think I would live the rest of my life alone. I don't think I could get remarried. I watched him has he just held his head between his hands and my heart just broke for him. It was a rough day. Funerals, even though they only last a few hours, drain you. They exhaust you. We came home and ran some errands then sat on the couch all night long. Mr. Bumblebee can be a real "hard' guy sometimes, but while we were sitting on the couch, I was sort of laying on his lap, he leaned down and kissed my head long and hard. I knew that the events of the day had hit him too in some way. I'm glad he appreciates me as much as I appreciate him.

In other news, I started work. It seemed weird to me to wear business casual at a preschool but now I realise why. These preschoolers are so well behaved and take school so seriously, it really is appropriate to take it as serious as they do. These are 3/4 year old who can count to 100, spell/read a few worlds. They set up their own lunch and wash their own plates. They tie their own shoelaces, and zip their own jackets. It's really impressive since I remember being an aid in a Kindergarten class where kids couldn't remember their own address. I love this job so far. It seems like it's going to be very rewarding and it looks like I might even get my own class once I finish a few class requirements. !!! That would be so cool. I can't wait to see where this road takes me.

In puppy news...Mr. Bumblebee and I have been throwing around the idea of getting another puppy to keep Tess from being lonely while we are gone. Well, I don't think its going to happen. She is so jealous of anyone else getting attention but her, I don't want to have an aggressive situation because Tess wants all the attention. While at the dogpark, if I go to pet another dog, Tess comes flying over and pushes the other dog away. Mr. Bumblebee can't even come kiss me without Tess getting bent out of shape. So as of right now, it doesn't look like we will be getting another puppy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Birth Control

Super Nanny = Best for of birthcontrol EVER!!!!

This is all I want or need:

New Years Eve

To get my mind off of the recent events, Mr. Bumblebee took me to see Sweeney Todd. Here's an amature review of the film.

First, the combination of Sondheim's grossium musical, and Tim Burton's gothic spin are just a match made in hell. This is Tim and Johnny's 6th collaboration and they just compliment each other so much. Johnny can sin. Turns out Mr. Depp is a Tenor and perfect for the roll of Sweeney Todd. Helen Boham Carter has gotten mixed reviews but I actually loved her performance. Her singing isn't amazing but it is impressive. The bloody scenes are hard to watch but hard to take your eyes away. I loved the black/white/red themes that Tim Burton put throughout the movie. I think the ending in this film is just as suprising if not more than the stage production. I also think that Tim Burton did a good job in cutting out songs from the original production that wouldn't have worked well in the film version. It was a good movie and I hope it gets the awards it deserves.

I love Johnny Depp. He is GORGEOUS! I think he is also an amazing actor too. From Benny and Joon to Cry Baby to Captain Jack Sparrow to Sweeney Todd, and don't forget Edward. He's just an amazing actor. I've loved him since 21 Jumpstreet.

Overall our new years was fun. We were at Disneyland like every year. It's important that if you choose to go to Disneyland for NYE, that you know what you are getting into. You can't go to get on rides, you are going for the experience. I love being there because everyone is in a great mood. Everyone is dancing. And usually the fireworks are amazing. This year they didn't do a full fireworks show because of the high winds and the red flag warning, totally bummer. But it was fun. It was nuts, but it was fun. And even with all of the crowds, we still got on a lot of rides. Just go with patience.

I'm starting my new job tomorrow, sad. I love to work but I don't feel well so I'm so not excited. I'll post on how it goes tomorrow. Wierd though, I'm working for a preschool and yet it's business dress....slacks and stuff. WTF? oh well, maybe I'm missing something.