Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wicked Weekend

My sister has been obsessed with the musical "Wicked" for a while now. She and a group of friends traveled from Utah to L.A. to see it last year. She is constantly singing all of the songs from the soundtrack and was determined to get me to like it. Her opportunity arrived when it was traveling through Portland. Heather wanted to go see this with Annah and Megan (her two daughters) and since Megan lives here in Oregon, she thought it would be fun to fly here and all of us go see it. We just weren't sure it was going to happen and then one day Brad (Heather's husband) called me. I can always tell when Brad is working up a plan. He probably called me about 4 times within a couple of hours and just kept asking me about dates of the show and if was I planning on going...just questions like that. Next call I get from him, he tells me that he has booked a flight for Annah and Heather and bought tickets for all of us to go to the show!

Let me explain the picture above...
I really enjoy giving my sister a hard time about her love for Wicked. The songs she would play for me all sounded SO cheesy. I guess I've never been big on musicals. Anyway, when I picked her up at the airport, I wore my witches hat a played "No One Mourns the Wicked" really loudly on the stereo. I got out to help her get her luggage out of the car and cackled a few times.

While Heather was here, we decided to get all of the sis-in-laws together. Miriam, Sariah and Amber came up from Eugene and we all went to Changs. YUMMY!!! Actually, Heather and I got together with Megan and her boyfriend Justin the night before at Changs...2 days of Changs is a good thing! Anyway, it was a lot of fun to hang out just us girls!

We went to see Wicked at the Keller Auditorium. Across from the building is this gorgeous fountain. We decided to take advantage of the clear weather and take some pictures.

I really did enjoy the show! It was fun to see Glenda (the gu is silent (: ) and the "wicked" witch, from that point of view! The production itself was amazing...the acting was great...and all in all, I enjoyed myself! However, I will still give my sister a hard time about her obsession...that's what I do!
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

What was I?

So I found this picture the other day...I really don't know how I feel about it! What am I wearing? I remember that it was during my Depeche Mode days...I wore a lot of black and white. I'm thinking this was my freshman year in high school. So probably about 1990. The coat was my sisters and I thought it was so fashionable and awesome. Oh, and I absolutely LOVED my clear cube necklace...

As far as the bedroom Depeche Mode poster above the bed...George Harrison doll on the dresser...piano in my room?...collages made from awesome things cut out of magazines...a glossy photo of Pee Wee Herman...ballet/dance posters...Simpson's poster above the piano! I love it!

Monday, April 6, 2009

What is This Large Heat Producing Orb in the Sky?

I guess it's called the sun...

Going from the low 50's and rain to mid 70's and sun sounds great...but I guess I wasn't ready for it! I love the sun...I hate the heat! I realize that the mid 70's are not "hot"...but when the weather has been nothing but rain, hail, wind and more rain, the jump in temp can surprise a heat challenged person!

I live in Oregon. I am a native Oregonian through and through...I recycle, I buy local cheese :), I am a Blazer's fan, I wear Birkenstock's, I LOVE rain and mid 60's temp, I love the gentle sun...I DON'T love the HEAT! Maybe I would fair better in Seattle!

The sun, however, did provide some entertainment for the kids on their day off of school. Ellie and Henry went to a neighbors to do the whole sprinkler under the trampoline thing. Charlie wanted to go SO bad, but they don't have an enclosure and those who know Chuck, know that slippery surfaces and Charlie don't mix. I decided to let him put our sprinkler in the grass. The kids keep talking about how HOT it is! If they only lived in New Mexico with their cousins... You know what though? It's supposed to be back in the mid 50's by Wednesday...I love Oregon!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Little Eye Candy For You!!!

1986...Age:10...Height:5'1"...Weight:80lbs...Team:Yellow Jackets...Position:AWESOME!!!
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