Archive for November, 2007

Thailand

November 29, 2007

 Have I mentioned yet that I’m going to THAILAND in February? I can barely talk about it because I’m so excited and nervous and it makes me want to cry just thinking about. I feel like every vein could just burst over getting this opportunity.

 OMG!!!

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A Reason I Love My Sister…

November 29, 2007

My 12 year old sister cracks me up. Here is just one of the reasons why. I just noticed her G-Mail/Chat status:

GmailLeila

Christmas Tree Adventures

November 28, 2007

I could write a post all about my family Thanksgiving and what I’m thankful for and all that crap. But you’ve read that on 80 zillion blogs already, so what’s the point? Yeah yeah, friends and family, health and happiness, blah blah blah.

 After Thanksgiving with my mom and family and a “Festivus-Giving” with my dad (where we ate Persian food), I had my fill of family for the weekend. Or so I thought. On Sunday, my mom asked if I wanted to come get a Christmas tree with her and my sisters. She said they were going to a farm somewhere near Madison.

Okay, fine, I thought. It’ll be quality family time and will make my mom happy. She said they’d stop by to pick me up in an hour. That was at 11:00. So I hung around and played The Sims 2: Petsfor a while, and then got ready. I put on approximately 12 layers of clothing, since it was balls-ass-cold outside (yes, that’s a meteorological term). Then I waited. And waited. And got very annoyed. And played Pinball on my computer. And waited. And got the third highest score. And waited some more.

Then, an hour and a half later, I get a call from my sister Samantha saying that they will be leaving in about 10 or 15 minutes. Now it’s 12:30, and I have rehearsal at 6:30, and I will have no time to do any work around the house. Faaaantastic. I was not in a very good mood. FINALLY at 1:00 they show up to pick me up. What a great way to start the afternoon.

I assumed the tree farm was between Milwaukee and Madison. Not past Madison. In Oregon, WI. Oregon you say? That’s right. Oregon. Hann’s Tree Farm. It was pretty, though. Also, being in the car that long with my 12-year old sister so soon after the 2.5 hour car ride on Thanksgiving was just a little too much. She talks about nothing but the Jonas Brothers. And we listen to their CD the constantly. ENOUGH ALREADY!!

So by the time we get to this damn tree farm, I have just about had enough. And then it is COLD and WINDY. I might as well have been wearing a swimsuit for all my layering did for me. The thing that started to turn my mood around was the free hot cider. Mmm, that helped a lot.

We chose a tree type and started hiking through the acres of trees. You could only cut one that was tagged. But the tagged trees weren’t in any particular section. They were spread out through the whole place. Too bad, because I wanted a little baby tree. Tree1

We walked almost to the back of the section before finding a tree that was good enough to grace my mom’s living room.
Tree2 Tree3  Tree5

We actually found another good one that I thought might be nice in my apartment. But I didn’t really have the money, even though these trees were reasonably priced. I spent it all on Black Friday.Tree6
But, my mom thought it was too good of a tree to just leave there, so she said she’d buy it for me! I was so happy! We’re not putting it up yet, so it’s staying at my mom’s house for now. But I can’t wait for my apartment to smell like pine, even though I’m probably kind of allergic to it.
Tree7
Mmmm, pine. Good enough to eat.

Tree4 Tastes like Pine-Sol.

Overall it was a good day. But getting home at 5:45 and having to leave for rehearsal around 6:00 was not fun. But I’m happy I could spend the time with them. And I’m so excited to start decorated for Christmas!

Manolo Says

November 26, 2007

My birthday is coming up. Just saying…

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Please read more Manolo here:
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I love the Manolo!

Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist!

November 20, 2007

I found out a little clarification on the dilemma of wearing underwear on stage in my latest show. It can be whatever “underwear” I want. As much as I’d love to be the sassy looking one in flirty undergarments, I know I just can’t do it. Especially since there’s someone in the cast who can. I’m going to go the silly route.  I’m thinking a tank top or cami and some ridiculous underwear.

My “character” in the show is me, but dumber and Iranian-er. There are numerous terrorist and Muslim jokes, so I decided to base my costume on that. I want to start things off on the right foot so no one is offended by these jokes.

Thanks to CafePress.com I have WAY too many options to choose from. Here are my top contenders right now:

Camel

MuslimOsaman

 Derka Derka

So… Any opinions? I think they’re all funny. I’m just hoping to set the tone.

As for my bottoms, I’m deciding between a couple options as well. Perhaps a crazy petticoat? My silly ruffled black underwear. Or maybe these:

Too funny!

Or maybe I’ll give it all up and just wear a girdle. That would be HOT.

Tonight

November 16, 2007

I’m going to Sake-Tumi again. I am such a whore for their food. And guess what. I cheated last weekend with my Sexy Scallops roll. And guess what. I’m going to do it again.

Although tonight I won’t ALSO be drinking a GIANT BOTTLE OF SAKE with my friends. So that’s a good thing.
 Seriously. The thing was HUGE. And we drank it all.

More AW

November 16, 2007

I’ve been meaning to make a post. But who has time for this blog thing, anyway?!

So this is going to be a lame post all about MEE!!!!

I’ve been sick this week, so I haven’t worked out at all. Also I cheated on my diet over the weekend. Whoops. So when I bought a scale yesterday I was expecting a gain. David and I both weighed ourselves last night after work.

NOPE!! I am down another 4-5 pounds! That puts me at about 10 pounds total! Since November 2nd! And David is down 12 or 13 pounds I think. Incredible!

The unfortunate part is that we are now in rehearsals for our holiday show. This makes following the diet very difficult. We may need to cheat more than we like, just because of time. But we both agreed that we are going to follow it as close as possible. Because DAMN those are results!

 PS- My blog’s spellcheck doesn’t recognize the word “BLOG.” Ironic, no?

Posting on a Saturday?

November 10, 2007

This MUST mean I have no life!

No, it’s just to share another theater tidbit. I found these You Tube clips thanks to Andrew’s Blog (Leaf Coneybear in Spelling Bee!) I thought I’d share them. They’re from the new Disney musical The Little Mermaid. I definitely want to see it. The costume is a little… interesting. Compared to some of the spectacle Disney does, I kind of thought there would be more. It’s a very simplistic approach to the mermaid dilemma.

Then again, Disney did a similar thing to The Lion King by still letting the human through the costumes:

I think Disney actually made the same assumption for TLM as they did for TLK- this is a theatrical show. You can generally expect a theater audience to be able to “fill in the blanks” and use their imagination to really SEE the show. I think that’s a good thing. Besides, I heard they made Tarzan a total spectacle, and look how well that turned out.

So here is the video of Ariel singing “Part of Your World.” She has a killer belt on the end.

You can also check these clips out: The Reprise and Poor Unfortunate Souls.

Another cool thing, according to the Internet Broadway Database King Triton is being played by Norm Lewis, who we saw last year as Javert in Les Miserables. He is a big black man, and let’s face it, King Triton should always be played by a big black man.

Little Mermaid makes it’s Broadway debut in December.

It’s 5:00 somewhere… but not here

November 9, 2007

So here I am, sitting at work. It is a pretty slow day. Not much to do this afternoon. David can’t be e-mailing me anymore. Well, he said he’d have to cut back, but apparently that means NONE. So that sucks. All my usual hang outs are dead. Even my dad stopped G-chatting with me.

I am particularly excited for this day to come to an end, because I am going out for sushi tonight with some friends! We’re going to Sake-Tumi, on Milwaukee St. This has quickly become my second favorite sushi place in Milwaukee. First is Nanakusa. They always have the best quality fish I’ve had in Milwaukee. You pay for it, but it’s worth it. The atmosphere is also wonderful. Minimalist Japanese.

I like Sake-Tumi because of the wide variety and creative menu they offer. They’re a “Fusion” restaurant, and although they have an emphasis on the Japanese, they offer Chinese and Korean food as well. They also have incredible specialty Maki rolls. My favorite is the Sexy Scallops. It is so delicious. I am going to be very sad not to order it tonight (sashimi only tonight- thanks South Beach!).

Their specialty rolls are NOT for the sushi purist. They’re drizzled in wasabi mayo and fried in panko and other sorts of un-Japaneese-y things. But their delicious and I appreciate their fresh approach.

The only thing I dislike about Sake-Tumi is this: Every time I have asked a server about what was particularly fresh or special or good, they tell me that everything is fresh. I’m sure it is, but if YOU were going to choose just ONE cut of fish, what would it be tonight? Which fish is better today? REAL sushi places will recommend one or two items that look good. Even in New York where they get everything fresh everyday.

Okay, I’m making myself hungry now. Enough of that. Onto last night…

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was totally charming. I was very disappointed in our seats for what we paid for them. $46 each for the back half of the loge?! That’s ridiculous. I wonder if the front half was the same price. Because there were TONS of extra seats up there. We didn’t bother moving, though a couple others did. I paid almost $100 for the two of us to see this show. For the quality of those seats, I would have just as soon bought balcony seats for $28 or whatever they were.

It hindered the sound quality and visuals slightly, to be so far away, but we still completely enjoyed the show. In fact, the actors looked even more like little kids from so far away. It was hard to believe they were all adults.

I loved the free-wheeling, spontaneous feeling of this show. They brought up audience members to participate in spelling at the beginning of the show. It was so funny. They change references to reflect current and local events. It’s so enjoyable. The “I Love You Song” had me in tears and “My Unfortunate Erection” had me dying with laughter (and wishing I had orchestra seats).

One moment that was particularly awesome was this speed-up slow-down montage. I don’t know how these guys did it. It was seriously like someone pushed fastforward and then slow motion on stage. Sooo funny. I loved William Barfee’s (that’s Bar-FAY!!) last foot pound in slow motion.

No one will really understand that reference. He has a magical foot. Download the song.

I am so happy we were able to see it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a laugh.

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And now, I was just informed that I can leave at 4:00. Thank you BOND MARKET for closing early.
Smooches, Trashy.

Good Times

November 8, 2007

I went out last night with some creepy internet people. You can check out a couple of the funny pictures HERE.

I had my ONE South Beach cheat. A Bacardi and Diet Coke.

Basically, the point of this entry is to attention-whore my weight loss so far. I am down about 5 pounds since Friday. It could even be 7 or 8 pounds, but I didn’t weigh myself right before I started. So I’m estimating low.

I am amazed. Who knew I had will power?