Both of these videos, by the same youtuber, made me spit out my morning coffee. And it takes a lot to do that these days. (The funniest part is: this isn’t all that different from the original.) I’m going to add these guys to my youtube playlist, and you should, too.
I spend a lot of time in my home office — especially with a job that lets me work from home now and again. We have lots of shelves, and for some reason, we feel compelled to fill them with brick-a-brack, tchotchkies and momentos. Memorabilia, I guess you’d call it. (Quick — what’s that line… Read More The crap we keep
It’s always the simple things that brighten one’s day and lift the spirits. This coffee cup, for example. My best friend Patty painted it for me, and I painted a cup for her (see here). It was one of those “paint your own pottery” places. She titled this one: “Club-footed Penguins.” Because they look a… Read More Happy coffee cup
I love nothing more than a grand, flashy finale. As Mama Rose said, “Give ’em a good, strong finish, and they’ll forgive you for anything.” A Susan Stroman finale (inspired by Busby Berkeley, Ginger and Fred. Such class! Such style!): Queens! Crazy diva antics — this one courtesy of Helen Schneider. (For the English translation,… Read More It’s Friday. Time for a finale!
Ray Conniff’s “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” album, particularly the song below, represents all that is Christmas to me. I remember playing this record nonstop as a kid. All those cheery harmonies and Lawrence-Welkyness made (makes) me all soft and fuzzy inside. After nearly wearing the album out, my mom transferred it to cassette. And then, in… Read More Wishing you a Conniffy Christmas!
Today is Gerald and my ninth anniversary! I’m surprised he’s stuck around that long. I love him. In honor of this day, let’s watch a performance from the musical Nine, featuring the original Broadway cast: FYI: As I’m sure we all know, this musical has received the Hollywood treatment, set for release December 25. And… Read More Nine.
I win. (Yes, that’s my mug crudely Photoshopped onto Reese Witherspoon’s.) I love Gerald and my friends.
My darling Gerald is throwing me a birthday party (yes — a few days past my actual bday, but who wants to get drunk on a Monday night?). At first, the entire party was a (top secret) surprise! And, because it’s Gerald, who can’t keep a secret longer than a newborn can hold its bladder,… Read More Ten things that (most likely) won’t happen at my birthday party
This is the second part of a two part series on the magic of onstage flying. For those newbies to my blog: I love the musical Peter Pan, and onstage aerialics (my word) in general. Recently I stumbled upon a series of YouTube videos that demonstrate what can happen when you mix flying rigs with… Read More Onstage flying fails
This weekend, I hosted a viewing party of one of my absolute favorite films, Valley of the Dolls. It was everything I hoped it would be. Only Jamie and I had seen the film before, and we loved living the camp and high drama through these VOTD virgins. We applauded Neely’s cross-your-heart necklace: …laughed uproariously… Read More “Dolls” and Apple Orchards
This weekend two very awesome people joined forces by declaring their intentions to unite in a socially acceptable manner. This past weekend, Eric proposed to Jamie as they watched the sun rise over the Gulf of Mexico with their feet in the water. Those actorly types sure know how to properly stage a scene, don’t… Read More In tribute to the unification of awesome
I was going to provide some context to this youtube video before posting it, but I don’t think that’s really necessary since YouTube user “ZOMGitsCriss” sets it up so well. via karigee
Observed in work, theatre, movies, etc. A growing list. 1.) People who say “absolutely” as their default reply in meetings. I hardly think anything in life, let alone business, is absolute. Those that make grand declarations like this on a regular occasion I generally mistrust. 2.) In horror movies, the old “open a medicine cabinet… Read More Ten clichés I’m tired of
Cherry Jones, two-time Tony Award winner and recent Emmy nominee for 24, speaks to Jeremy Egner of Arts Beat. In fact, I’ve been staying at [West Wing star] Allison Janney’s house in California while she’s been in New York doing 9 to 5. I joked the other day that I probably got this Emmy nomination… Read More Quote of the day: Cherry Jones
There was this coworker. I didn’t know him that well, but I worked with him roughly four times a year for two years. He helped me set up the audio/visual equipment for big employee meetings. He seemed like a nice guy, always helpful and professional. And then two weeks ago when I was planning logistics… Read More Thanks for everything, Patrick Swayze