Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Drama Proma 2007

We love the 80's!
Who gets to dance with Cameron?
Rachel gives the event a thumbs up. There Abigail goes again with her heavy drinking.

DJ Jazzy Troy.

Christmas Wishes

Look who came to visit!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Real Dreams Never Fade

Walt Disney Dec. 5, 1901- Dec. 15, 1966
A single idea can live on in the thoughts of millions through imagination, dedication and happiness. To dream is to inspire.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Mamma Mia- How Can I Resist You

Here is a first look at the new movie version of the Broadway musical Mamma Mia! It is so fun and exciting! The music makes you so great- I've watched this over and over. See the fun here!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Liltte Mermaid Update

There is a really good video of the Broadway bound Little Mermaid musical on today. It is very short, but they do show some great footage of what the show is going to look like. I love a show with good visuals- most directors don't realize how powerful and important a visual is to telling the story. Check it out here. There is also a good video of a costume photo shoot on the Disney Little Mermaid Site (and some good pictures too). The Disney video shows a lot of the costumes and make-up. View it here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

When You've Seen It All

"Spiritual Water: This product helps you stay focused, believe in yourself and believe in God." Found this while looking through the headlines today. I'm so glad someone was smart enough to bottle salvation. It is going to be so much easier for people to miss hell.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Just when you think Rachel is only half weird, you find out she only eats the middle of fries- not the ends. Ha!

Elf Laugh

Lisa sent this to me. Check it out here. I have not laughed so hard in a very long time.

Yo Ho!

A pirate's life is a wonderful life!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I've always thought that if you believe in someone what their accomplishments will be only as good as your encouragements. Half of what I do as a profession is brainwashing. You convince an actor to become "real" in the moment of the show even though they are wearing someone else's clothes and standing in front of a tree that is cardboard. You convince an audience that the situation is "real" and expect them to become emotionally involved in what is going on in front of them, even though that person is really not dying or that monster is about to eat the little girl in a red cape. The funny thing is- they do. They cry, laugh and completely get wrapped up in the moment of fake reality. You expect alot out of total strangers and most of them are happy to submit. Crazy thing, this acting stuff. Crazy world. Believing is two-thirds the battle. Far too many people don't believe anymore. To expect anything less would be asking someone to be average. Pi-shaw!

Monday, December 03, 2007

One of Those Moods

I'm in one of those moods where I think if someone were to ask for another thing I would belt a good one. It is usual for people to ask for things this time of year and for those people who are close friends, I am completely happy to ablige. However, when a total stranger sends you a list wanting to know when they can pick the items up with out even asking for them- I get ticked off. I also get irritated at people who do not respect schedules, space, equipment and assitance. Just thought I woul mention that. I'm going to put a Christmas tree tonight- that makes me happy!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


The sad state of our society... and the Gap corporation.

Friday, November 30, 2007

More Simple Things- Oh So Good

Ok, so last night I was driving home and my need gas light came on. I pulled into the hot spot and proceeded to pump gas. As I was standing in the cold, I remembered that one of my students had told me earlier that day about all the flavored capucinos and hot cocos they have there. How good can it be? I've had gas station coco before and it is pretty much brown water, but by the time my gas tank was full, I was freezing and decided I didn't care as long as it was hot and would thaw me out. I ran inside and headed over to the long row of machines (yes, the dr. pepper slushie is still there- yay!) to find and entire land of flavors! I stood for a moment... contemplating... reading each label... guessing my mood... I got it narrowed down to cinnamon bun capucino, chocolate candy cane capucino, smore hot chocolate (yes! smore!) or coconut and almond hot chocolate. I chose the chocolate candy cane capucnio- because I had been listining to Christmas music on my way there. Heaven in a cup I tell you. But then, just when it couldn't get any better I get the coconut and almond hot chocolate this morning. Thick, creamy, dreamy. Later today I think I hear the cinnamon bun capucino calling. It is going to have to be pretty darn good do beat my coco this morning. Yes friends, I tell you- dreams do come true at the hot spot.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Broadway is Back!

Strike is settled. Broadway turns its lights back on tonight!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Good Grief

Ok, let's use every word possible to insult God in every movie, tv show, book and newspaper that comes out- even cartoons- and think nothing about it. But name a Teddy Bear Muhummed and get flogged! Read about it here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yo Ho!

Treasure Island- December 6th at 7:30pm.
Fine Arts Center

Happy Birthday Yo-Manda!

If you didn't know, today is Amanda's birthday. Here she is with Minnie Mouse celebrating. We all know Amanda is a very nice person, however, you should never get her mad. So in order to make sure no one has to suffer her wrath, here are some little known facts that you SHOULD NOT ask her about.
Never ask Amanda about her age- she is very sensitive. I'm not going to tell you how old she is, but let's just say when God said "Let there be light," Amanda said, "Whew! I thought I was blind." When George Washington had trouble with his wooden dentures, Amanda said "Here, borrow mine." How old is Amanda? Don't ask her- we are not sure homeschoolers can count that high. The only person that might know would be a certain waitress at Outback that was surprised to know that Amanda had spent a short amount of time in prison. I know, I know- I was just as surprised. But so you won't think I'm a fibber, I found some pictures to share.
As part of the women's correctional facility's rehab, the "crew" had to do community service. Here they are painting the restroom at the Hot Spot. Strangley enough, several hot dogs went missing that day.

She also had to pick up road kill on the side of the road. Judging from the color, I would say it has been there a while.
Here they are picking up trash. Ignore the whole poor children thing around them, that was just for pity and promotional use for the prison.

She also spent a bit of time in the psycho ward of a community hospital. They made dolls of themselves and then would recreate moments of "straying" from the path. It was a good way to see how choices can affect your future and how different choices could have kept her time in the pokie to be only a thought.

This is how I really know how old Amanda is. You can really see the age diffence between her and Everett.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Holiday Over

Holiday over. Wet, cold Christmas parade. Built a pirate ship! Treasure Island on Dec. 6th. One month from today is Christmas!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Live From Macy's

Taylor says hey from the streets of NYC. Unlike the rest of us, she gets to see the parade live instead of on tv. Have fun Tay-Tah!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Fun

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Wow, What a Day

This morning I get to the Fine Arts Building to find all of our Treasure Island set and costumes thrown to the sides of the stage, screws strown here and there, everything in a place that it was not when I left on Friday and half eaten meals, bottle upon bottle of water, peanut pakcs with no peanuts in the pack because they are all over the floor and hay. There was a program in there this weekend- one, which I might add, where some one gets paid handsomley to clean up after- that was obviously not supervised. Yes, I'm venting via blog while I wait for some one in the office to come around so I can speak my thoughts about the whole situation. I'm very tired of having to clean up the auditorium on Monday before I can begin class. If I make the mess, I will clean it up. If some one else renting the space makes the mess, I will no longer be passive about the situation. Peanuts- I guess they were hungery. Water- I guess they were thirsty. Hay- you've got me there.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Other Frozen Fans

We are all having fun, except Chan- State fan he is.

But yet we are having fun!


Here's where we are right now. Baby, it's cold outside.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ha! Ha! Ha!

This just makes me laugh- have a good weekend!

Happy B-Day

Just in case I'm not near a computer this weekend, I thought everyone would like to know that Mickey Mouse turns 79 on Sunday. Happy birthday to the Big Cheese!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wedding Page

Nikki & I have a new wedding page. There is not much on it yet, but give us time and we can add more details. Check it out here. I also have a link on the side of this page so it is easy to access.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


It's been over a month since AGYG opened. Where is time going? Nikki and I have registered at a few places and are actually getting some wedding plans made. We saw White Christmas, the stage version of the musical at the Fox last week and was very bored. Strange show- they made it as if they were filming the movie with camera men and light poles all around, but they never acknowleged them. Then there was a horrible bell that would ring at the beginning and ending of every scene. Don't insult us by ringing a bell, we know it is time for a scene change.

After much consideration, I have decided that the summer musical will be The Scarlet Pimpernel. We have alaready gotten so much prepared due to last summers cancelation... I guess now we can call it a post-ponement, that it would be foolish to not pick it up and try again. Besides, I had looked into several different shows for the summer and couldn't find one that felt right. SP is different, very funny, has nice music and is a big, adventurous story to tell. As the summer should be- big and adventurous.

Cinderella has begun- I've bought fabric and starting research.

Finally, just when you think it could get no worse than David Hasselhoff in Jekyll & Hyde, do I read that the musical version of Rocky (yes, the boxer) is in the works.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Simple Things

Everybody thinks I'm so complex, some even say high matinence. I scoff. It takes so little to keep me happy. For example:

Hot Spot now has Dr. Pepper slushies. I think I teared up when I first saw the machine.

I found Christmas cotten candy at the grocery store last night. Only 99 cents a bag, and it's enough to make you feel gross when you are only half way through the bag.

Pens that blink, buzz or make me laugh- I don't even care if they write.

Skittles gum- the original is the best (combine one green, one orange and one yellow for perfection) that now also comes in carnival flavors. Red is candy apple, blue is cotton candy.

Snickers icecream cones or sandwiches.

Outback croutons- need I say more.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Clean Up Day


~ After ~

And what have you been doing today? I'm on a frenzy- can't stand it! Can't stand the filth anymore!

Christmas has Begun

It has started again. Yes, the time of year when everybody is doing a program for the holidays and they expect me to loan out everything I have.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Little Mermaid Pictures

Disney just released new photos of the approaching Broadway production of The Little Mermaid. I've been a bit concerned from what I read production wise, but the third picture down of Sherie Rene Scott as Ursual makes me think everything will be just fine- it's a great photo.