I just looked at my blog stats and they totally prove what I’ve always suspected . . . I’m huge in Japan! So here’s a shout out to my Japanese reader(s) whoever you are, and to all of my other international peeps too. And since I never get to do shout outs outside of the blog world, a world where I go when I want to pretend like everything I do has massive significance, I’m going to give a shout out to all of my U.S. readers as well. Thanks to everyone for making me feel important.
Just in case you thought I was joking when I said I was now obsessed with Wicked, I wasn’t. I wanted to see it again so bad after watching it the first time in California. Since it was going to be in Boise, a mere 4 1/2 hours away, the beginning of May, I decided I had to go.
Even though the shows were all sold out, I was able to buy some tickets through the local classifieds. The problem was that I had plans both weekends it was going to be in town which meant it would have to be a quick mid-week trip. I wasn’t going to let that stand in my way. Nope, I’m just that dedicated.
My friend Kathryn and I headed up on Thursday after lunch. We got up there just in time to grab dinner and head to the show. The theater was much smaller than the one in California and we had pretty good seats.
That’s right, Elphaba and Glinda! They were so nice! Natalie is from Toronto, so it was fun to make a little connection. We also met Dr. Dillamond and a few other cast members. They were all very gracious and friendly and chatted with us for a little bit. So cool! I was in heaven.
After that, it was time to head back home. That’s when it happened. Yep, it’s not really a vacation until I get injured in some way, and this trip was no exception. I was filling my car up with gas and when I went to step over the hose I caught my heel on it and fell down on my left knee. We’re talking a clumsy, hands up in the air act of grace that only I could pull off. I was so embarrassed. I tried to pretend like it didn’t happen and got up and went into the gas station to change for the drive home only to discover that the store clerk had watched the whole thing (that reminds me, I need to check YouTube to see if a video of it has been posted).
By the time I changed clothes, my knee was already stiff, swollen, and black and blue. A lot of Tylenol and a bag full of ice and we hit the road (figuratively, not literally this time). The good news is that because of the fall I was wide awake for the long, late night drive home. The better news is that the Dr’s appointment the next day showed that aside from a ruptured Bursa sac and some bruised bones and cartilage, there wasn’t anything major wrong. The diagnosis: walk it off for the next 3-4 weeks. Not what you want to hear when it hurts to bend your knee, but whatever.
Even with the fall, the trip (no pun intended) to Boise was totally worth it. Yes, I’m still slightly obsessed with all things Wicked. But I think I can now resume my normal life knowing that I won’t be seeing it again anytime soon.
I’m bringing back Fortune Cookie Friday! Although, I think it’s time I invested in some new fortune cookies. These fortunes are horrible!
I’ve actually been unwittingly living by this fortune lately. I’ve done enough testing to know that it’s a lie. Ok, not a total lie, but a lie nonetheless.
You see, I’ve been devouring leftover Easter candy like it’s going out of season, because, well, because it is in fact out of season. Anyway, while my happiness level has increased, my overall circumference has also increased. The latter has led to my happiness level decreasing more than the candy increased it.
Now I’m no genius, and I’m CERTAINLY not a math whiz, but it seems like that is an unbalanced equation. My scale thinks so too.
So, thanks for the lies, fortune cookie. Your only redeeming quality is that you’re expired and smell horrible, so I’m not even tempted to eat you to suppress the hurt and anger you’ve caused me today.
My sister Jan thought it would be fun to go to California to see Wicked and have a girl’s weekend the first weekend in April. Turns out, she was right. Who knew? 🙂
I was reading the headlining news story the other day when the stock photography they used caught my eye.