Monday, August 18, 2008

5 Things...

Thanks for the tag, Melissa!

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Graduating high school

2. Working as a Cocktail Waitress at the Beachwalk Café

3. Moving to Provo to start BYU
4. Living in the dorms with 5 great girls
5. Hanging out all the time with Katie, Becca and all the Alpine boys

5 Things on my To Do list:
1. Get caught up at work from leaving early on Thursday and taking the day off on Friday
2. Finish cleaning/organizing our apartment from the big move last weekend
3. Go to Macy’s at Lenox– hopefully find a dress for my high school reunion

4. Go grocery shopping
5. Call Michelle, Shari and Chelsea

5 Favorite Foods (of the moment):
1. Sushi, especially a Super Crunchy Roll
2. The delish “chocolate mousse with chunks of cheesecake” cake from Café Intermezzo
3. Crème brulee
4. Masaman curry
5. Papa John’s Pizza (with the garlic dipping sauce)

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Quit my job (duh)
2. Buy a small home near a major US airport (to make all the travel easier)
3. Travel the world
4. Help my family/pay off debts
5. Hire a personal trainer, personal chef and a housekeeper!

5 bad habits:
1. Being lazy and NEVER working out – I’ve got to change this one soon!
2. Eating too much junk
3. Watching R rated movies behind Mark’s back :)
4. Not flossing regularly
5. Being too that really bad?

5 places I’ve lived:
1. Yorba Linda, California (birthplace of Richard Nixon)
2. Niceville, Florida (home of the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival)

3. New Canaan, Connecticut (home to Harry Connick Jr., and – according to Wikipedia – one of the most affluent communities in the US…“CNN Money ranked New Canaan first in the nation with the highest median family income”)
4. Hot-lanta (birthplace of not only Julia Roberts, but also Ryan Seacrest!)
5. Paris, France (like I need to say more)

5 people I tag:
1. Katie
2. Christi
3. Jennika (it’s about time you update your blog!)
4. Michelle
5. Anyone else who wants to!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Defying Gravity

When I lived in Connecticut, being right next to Broadway was one of the biggest perks for me. I got to see some amazing shows (Aida - twice!, Chicago, Mama Mia, 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urine Town, Rent, Nine, etc.) and also had the opportunity to get tickets to the opening night of a new show...something you may have heard of called Wicked. Unfortunately for me (and the poor sap who paid for the tickets) production got pushed back a week and the tickets were refunded. Sad story, right?Then, a couple of years ago, Wicked made it's way through Atlanta. At the time, I decided that I didn't need to buy tickets for every show I wanted to see (it does get fairly pricey) but as I've grown older I've also grown wiser. I've rethought that position and am now living in the moment. So when I heard the show was coming to The Fox again, I jumped on it. Good thing our 2nd anniversary is next week so Mark can count the tickets as my present :)
This past Saturday morning I woke at the crack on dawn (Side Note: On a Saturday, the "crack of dawn" is anytime before 10 AM) and headed down to the theatre to wait in line for the 8:00 AM box office opening. Ticketmaster wasn't getting my $15/per person service charge! I got to The Fox promptly at 8 and was less-than-thrilled at the line that wrapped it's way down the street, around the corner, and down the side-street. But the next 2 1/2 hours ended successfully, with me scoring great seats, a goody bag of Wicked paraphernalia (tee shirt, magnets, stuffed monkey, buttons) due to winning a raffle (thanks B98.5!) and also free passes to The Rocker (thanks again to the radio station).
So as I'm anticipating the show, and trying to learn the songs, I'm hoping to take inspiration from Defying Gravity...especially as Mark and I move into our new apartment this weekend. Did I mention it's on the 4th floor? Wish us luck!