Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shrek The Musical

This is going to be short because I have learned that if you do not post regularly you forget things. Like how to post or even comment on other posts. Some will let me comment with no problem, others keep asking for more and more information then the comment never shows. I'm sure it is user's error.
At times I feel overly connected with my desktop PC, my laptop and now my iPad2 (Talk about a learning curve.) I need to just pick one and blog. Even though there are just two of you reading it.
Last Sunday Anne-Elissa and I saw Shrek The Musical. Both of us went in with no expectations after all it was ~ Shrek, some ogre from a kids cartoon. I did, however, borrow the movie so I would have some idea of the storyline. I liked it and Nathaniel and I could not figure out how some of the scenes would translate from the cartoon to the stage. But it worked and worked beautifully. One of those performances that just make you smile and come out humming the soundtrack. So far the only plays we would not like to see again are Wicked and Phantom of the Opera (We both would like to see it in Vegas.) The next time Billy Elliot is in town I'm buying tickets to every show. Not really but I will see it again.
OK, time to try and post this. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

An iPad

From the moment Steve Jobs marched his happy ass on stage with his new, "change the world" iPad, I wanted one. Everything about it screamed my name. Think of all the things I could do ~ read books, play games, watch movies, check email, get the weather and the list goes on and on. Not to mention what a great teaching tool it would be for Anderson. It was also big enough to see as my iPhone seems to be getting smaller and smaller the older I get.

Well, tonight my daughter called me from work (she works the late shift on Thursday, even bosses sometimes get the shitty shifts) and said her husband and son were over with a gift because I have been watching Anderson extra hours lately. Something I really don't mind at all. My son-in-law was lucky enough to get to attend the Ducks opening game against LSU and spend a few days in Texas enjoying some kick ass BBQ, Texas style. Friday night is one of their good friends 30th birthday and they are going out to dinner and later a private Karaoke bar. What fun for them.

I'm having some problems setting it up. I'm sure either my son or Son-in-law will help with the process. I just keep looking at it and smiling. Thinking of all the possibilities . . . . . . . . .

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Birthday!

Another year older and none the wiser. Birthdays are different after a certain age. I mean I'm really glad I'm still having them, don't get me wrong. I'm grateful for every day I have on this earth and in full control of my faculties. I mean no one ever says, " I'm 59 and a half." Remember how important those halves were when we were 10 and under?
My best friend and I have the same birthday, August 28th. Not the same year, she is three years older. Another thing that was way more important in our youth. She turned 16 before I did and could drive, she turned 21 before I did and could drink (not all it's cracked up to be, but at 21 . . . .), she graduated before I did and could "start her life as an adult three years before me'.
Now I feel kind of lucky to be three years younger. There are some aspects of aging that are not so much fun and she got to experience them three years before I did. I have always be glad she did it first so she could warn me about life's perils.
Sadly her birthday was not as happy as mine was. She did spend it with a friend eating at Subway. I have always said, "It's not the food it's the company." At least she was not alone. She has three children. Long story for another time.
My lovely daughter, Anne-Elissa, took me out to a turkey dinner at Huber's. If you have not been I highly recommend it. The food was delicious and we even had room for desert, she had pumpkin pie and it was one of the best I have ever had. I had my favorite, creme brulee with a candle in it. I do not like people to sing to me and I hate your funny 'birthday hats'. This was so understated, I loved it.
Then on to Mama Mia! It was so much fun. I had no idea I loved Abba so much. I smiled so much my face hurt. I was on my iPhone facebook and noticed a post from one of Anne-Elissa's friends from her Fircrest days, Holly, she and her husband and four year old daughter, Addison, were at the performance also. We saw them during intermission, they were a few rows behind us. I got a big birthday kiss and hug from Addy.
After the show we all met outside the Keller and took photos in front of the poster. Holly, Rick and Addy looked great in theirs ~ I looked pregnant so decided not to post mine. After we parted ways and Holly and family walked down past Keller to their car as they did a door opened and the cast walked out onto the sidewalk. Addy loves, loves Mama Mia so she was thrilled to have a private audience with them and they were so nice, posing for photos and giving 'high fives'.
I am so lucky to have a daughter who makes my birthday so special. Last year it was The Summer Love Tour with Garrison Keillor at the zoo. She make the best memories.