Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Day

In case you haven't picked up on it yet, I love musicals. Today my mother and I are collecting our Christmas gifts to each other. We're off to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Have you ever seen it? No? What are you waiting for? Because it's biblical you say? Nonsense! Go see it anyway. It's truly fun and you're missing out if you don't. Yes, I've already seen it with my young actress friend. We were both disappointed when it was over. We agreed that there should have been more.

I don't want to spoil it for you so I won't give out too many specifics. I will say, however, that I'm sure it will surprise you at least once with how the show's been revamped to make it current. I gave my mom a few hints since all she heard about it was from years ago. She knows a little of what to expect but I'm still willing to bet it's more than she anticipates. Yes, it is biblical. But it is also funny. And entertaining as can be.

What are you waiting for? Get yourself unattached from your computers and go find a travelling version. You'll enjoy it!

Okay, that's my afternoon. Tonight I'm off to a surprise birthday party. The individual it's being thrown for will like it. Me? Don't even think about pulling that on any of my birthdays no matter what milestone I reach. I'll turn around and walk out.

Some surprises are fine. Many aren't. Just my opinion, of course, and what do I know? I'm the girl who wouldn't open the elaborately decorated egg one Christmas even though I knew it contained an engagement ring because it was presented in front of his entire family. At the time, I really wanted the ring but not like that. Anyone ever put you on the spot like that? Why do people do these things when it's the last thing you'd want? To me it means they simply haven't bothered to get to know you at all. Hm, could that be why I gave the ring back? Yes, I do believe it was.


Amarinda Jones said...

The best musicals I ever saw was Singing in the Rain and 42nd Street in London - excellent.

And oh god yes, I loathe surprises. The only one who gets anything from them is the freaking surprise giver who has no idea who you are as a person for if they did they would never have done the surprise thing

Anny Cook said...

Nope. I'm not good with surprises either.

Molly Daniels said...

I bought the video of Joseph, starring Donny Osmond. But after several minutes I shut it off and haven't gone back to it since. Maybe I wasn't 'in the right frame of mind' for a musical? Don't know. I also still haven't watched the movie version of Phantom of the Opera. Hmm...come to my house and we'll shut my kids in the basement and watch them together. How's that sound?

I like surprises...the GOOD ones, I mean. Parties, gifts, unexpected phone calls/friends showing up at the door, random 'hi, how are you' emails from people I've not heard of in a get the picture. But scary ones...nah.

Kelly Kirch said...

I've never seen it. Nor any musical come to think of it. If I had to start somewhere though, it would be Phantom of the Opera. I adore the music.

barbara huffert said...

Phantom of the Opera was an excellent show though very difficult for me. I had gotten tickets to take my father for Christmas and then he died three weeks before the show. I went because I knew he wanted me to but I cried the entire time. Good thing it's an emotional show to begin with.

Brynn Paulin said...

Joseph is my very favorite musical. I've seen it 4 times, have 3 different soundtracks and a version of it on VHS. I love love love it and it drives my fam nuts :D