WOW!!!!! Can you believe it? I'm actually updating this thing! It's like the Apocolypse (sp?)! So, lots has happened since my last update. So much I can't even begin to get into it. The biggest thing that happend is the birth of my beautiful Max (Max is my new iBook G4). He arrived on my birthday, Saturday June 11th. The mother is my father's American Express card (he's not a cheap baby!). I'm sitting here typing this on my bed and I feel like popping in a cigg and calling myself Carrie Bradshaw. So, we had LOADS of fun at my birthday party. By the way, I love when I invite people and they don't RSVP or they RSVP yes and decide not to show up :). The Sawyer's, Leigh and Skylar showed up in a party bus, but I've moved on. So that was fun, got some great gifts and even better cards! So this past week we've done virtually nothing but prepare for finals. English was Tuesday/Wednesday. Science was this morning. Math is tomorrow. Spanish is Monday.
I have so many thoughts I'll just cut different thoughts:
On June 4th my parents decided to "surprise" me by taking me to the Don Henley/Stevie Nicks concert. Woop woop! The only reason I ended up going was to see my dear, dear Genna. So we get to the PNC Arts Center. The moment I step out of the car its like I'm in Margaritaville. I swear, I could've gotten drunk breathing through my mouth. So we get on this bus that takes us from the parking lot to the arena. On one side there are one seaters, on the other there are two. Me and my mom jump into a one seater and my dad into the one seater behind us. An intoxicated man by the name of 'Ralph' sits in the seat with my dad. He continues to strike up a lovely conversation with my father about my dad's background information. The whole time referring to him by, David, which my dad hates. So we get off the bus and he says to my mom (not knowing that David is my dad) "So, is this a mother/daughter thing?" My mom gives him a look like only she can give and says, "Mother/SON." "My apologies" said Ralph. He then proceeded to introduce us to my father. We said goodbye to Ralph and met up with Genna and Neil. As we sat down a fight erupted behind us. It was lovely. I'm not gonna lie, I really had a good time, I didn't know how much of the music I ended up knowing. Inbetween Don and Stevie they had this cool thing where if you sent a text message to a certain number they put it up on the giant screen. That was fun ;). Stevie had a really great set. During this set, Genna happened to lay eyes upon two homosexual women totally macking behind us. That too was lovely. They proceeded to do it throughout the whole night. My mother kept leaning over to me and screaming "WHERE ARE THE LESBIANS?!". Then Stevie sang this really wierd song about Beauty and the Beast that REALLY freaked me out. It was SCARY! Me and Genna rocked out to Edge of Seventeen and then had to go our seperate ways. By the way, still mad at Stevie for not playing Landslide.
THE TONY AWARDS
Big BRAVA to Norbert and Victoria both who deserved their awards for Best Actor and Actress. I hadn't seen Sara Ramirez in her role so I was pretty bummed that Keli O' Hara didn't win. But watching a boot of Spamalot (thanks Josh!) I can see why she was voted for. Dan Folger earned the Tony for his acceptance speech alone. Moving on to Best Musical. Can someone explain to me how you can say: "The Light in the Piazza, you have the best actress, score, sets, costumes, lighting design, and orchestrations but yet, you are NOT the Best Musical of the year." It boggles my mind. Oh well, what are ya gonna do? All of the performances were wonderful EXCEPT for Sweet Charity. Has Christina Applegate not been doing the show for five monthes? Is it that hard to stay on the music? Now, don't get me wrong, I am Applegate's strongest advocate but she was terrible!! Strange to see Gertrude McFuzz as a prostitute. Moving on to Hugh Jackman. When the show started I said to my mother, YES Billy's hosting! They were kidding when they said Hugh was doing it AGAIN. But alas! I was Punk'd by the Tony Producers. Another terrible job by a terrible host. That "I'm Not Gonna Dance" was so akward I wanted to shut it off. And Jesse L. Martain. Jesse, Jesse, Jesse. Why would you sing a song like "Razzle Dazzle" to honor dead people? And I won't even go near Aretha and Hugh.
THE DISNEY REUNION
Now, don't get me wrong Disney was the most AMAZING expierence of my life. It was an amazing opportunity, with an amazing group of people. Now, Disney was always "cliquey". Now the Disney Reunion was Sunday, June 12th. It was fun. Now, I'm not going to use names during this so bear with me. I walk in and I immediately see a girl in the cast. We make eye contact, I open my mouth but she keeps walking. I thought to myself, maybe she didn't see me. But, alas. Three times more I see her within the next five minutes and she makes no effort to welcome me. I don't see her again for the rest of the party. OK? Now, thank goodness for Josh and Mandy. I don't know how I would survive at one of these events without them. SIDENOTE: Jodi, we MUST do dinner. So for the rest of the evening I wandered having mini-conversations with people. Hearing everyone trash everyone else. A feelgood event!
THE FOOD FIGHT OF 2005
So of course everyone was talking about having a food fight on Thursday (today) because it's the last day of lunch. Understandable. Didn't think much of it. So I get into school yesterday and in keyboard I see Amanda Mann pulling out huge Ziploc bag after huge Ziploc bag full of food. I ask her what it what it was for and she tells me its for the food fight at lunch, I though, OK she sits on the other side of the cafeteria, should be fun to watch. Now, lunch ends at 11:05. At 10:58 the whole other side of the cafeteria walks over, led by Amy and Amanda, carrying trays of food. Mind you however, today was TACO DAY. Harry says, if a food fight starts I'm pouring this whole thing of Gatorade on you. 10:59 "FOOD FIGHT". The cafeteria erupts with food. Taco's, salads, hot dogs, pasta, pizza. I'm screaming and going to get under the table when I feel a cold rush pouring over my head. That's correct, he poured the entire bottle of Gatorade on me. So the food fight ends and everyone is covered. I had red substance all over my legs. Poor Alex had taco filling all over her white Juicy shirt. Everyone has shit in their hair and its ALL over the floor. It is truly, DISGUSTING. Right out of a movie. Now mind you, at this point I'm gagging because 1.) i REEK! and 2.) I don't know whats on me. I go to call my mom but they tell everyone to sit right back down in their seats. Ertl lectures us. These are the snippets I remember:
"THIS IS NOT THE ANIMAL HOUSE, NOR WILL IT BECOME ONE!"
"I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE WRITING EVERYONE'S NAMES DOWN AND FILING A POLICE REPORT FOR AN ORGANIZED RIOT!"
So after 40 minutes of cleaning up the cafeteria we get let to period five. By the time I get there I am the last one there. My whole class is staring at me beause I'm drenched and covered in shit. So I go to Mr. Bianchi and say, I'm going to the office to get picked up. And he said "I don't blame you." So, I left and went home, showered, went to lunch with Mommy at Stella's and then went to New City for that Zambetti's low carb place. The one that they always have the ads for at the movies. So we go there and they have this frozen yogurt that is out of this world! So we get some of the and low carb stuff and we leave.
OK, most of you don't know this but for 5th grade graduation I really wanted to make the "Parents, Faculty and fellow Graduates..." speech. But, because I won an award I couldn't. Now, at the time I didn't know I won an award so I was like flipping out because they gave it to Olivia Licata. So once I got my award I understood. So Mrs. Gannon tells me that at graduation I will be saying the Pledge. Guess who's giving the speech?
That's right OLIVIA LICATA! UGH!! So I said to Mrs Gannon, have you told Olivia yet cause i would really like to give the speech. But she said she did and it's too late. Now, I have done everything for that school. Everything includes:
Member of Student Council
Founding Member of Students Against Destructive Decisions
Petitioned for the 6th Grade Musical and won
Vice President of Student Council
Member of Students Against Destructive Decisions
Performed in the Spring Musical, Annie Get Your Gun
Helped out with the 6th Grade Musical, Once on This Island
President of Student Council
Member of Students Against Destructive Decisions
Played the lead in the Spring Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Member of the Youth Advisory Panel
Helped out with the 6th Grade Musical, Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Planned the 8th Grade Dance
But I'm not worthy of giving a speech. Appreciate it Jabe.
THE SHOW CHOIR
Well, Show Choir has taken me for quite a ride this year. When it first started Mrs. Burtch said: we're doing The Lion King. Amanda Shpigler said, No, let's do Wicked. Amanda Shpigler never came back to Show Choir. Originally the only reason I did SC was to get the lead in the musical, honestly. Well, it worked. But I was stuck in SC for the rest of the year. Wicked was atrocious. It's not dance-a-ble and not written for Dena Ayzocovich. But, we did it anyway, The Wizard and I in head voice and alll. Second concert we decided to do a Broadway medly. Now, people spin, spin, step touch, step touch, is not a dance. Apparently some people don't know that. So for most of the concert we were step touching and spinning. I sang the Seymour part in Suddenly Seymour (which mind you, was the only individual number that got applause). So now we're singing 'Seasons of Love" at graduation. That's right folks, a three part harmony arrangment of Seasons of Love. As we learned it Jonathan Larson, rest his soul, rolled over in his grave. It sounds so bad. We'll see how it turns out.
Just thought you might like to know my songs of the week. The songs that I have been listening to this week on iTunes.
1.) Statues and Stories - Victoria Clark and Keli O' Hara (The Light in the Piazza)
2.) Rise Up - Idina Menzel (Zipper Theatre)
3.) Great Big Stuff - Norbert Leo Butz and Company (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
4.) Dirty Rotten Number - Norbert Leo Butz and John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
5.) The Beauty Is - Keli O' Hara (The Light in the Piazza)
6.) Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel (Zipper Theatre)
7.) The Song That Goes Like This - Christopher Seiber and Sara Ramirez (Spamalot)
8.) The Light in the Piazza - Keli O' Hara (The Light in the Piazza)
9.) Fallin' - Alicia Keyes (Songs in A Minor)
10.) Diva's Lament - Sara Ramirez (Spamalot)
11.) What Was a Women to Do - Joanna Gleason (Spamalot)
12.) Overture (The Light in the Piazza)
13.) Come With Me - Sara Ramirez (Spamalot)
14.) Fable - Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza)
15.) Here I Am - Sherie Renee Scott and Company (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
16.) I'll Cover You - Idina Menzel (Zipper Theatre)
17.) No Good Deed - Maria Eberline (Wicked, National Tour)
Well, that's all for tonight. Is that enough? Tomorrow I'll give you all a report on the 8th Grade Formal that I've thrown my blood, sweat, and tears into. COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT!!