Thursday, March 29, 2012

turning zombienissa

the ever athletic and flexible me managed to miss a step over the weekend. i went home limping and in pain.

sprained right ankle and a wounded left hand. scratched. deeply scartched (oxymoronic, i know). you can see flesh. i used said hand to prevent my head from hitting the ground or anything hard (not dick).

and now it appears that i'm turning into a zombie. if i did turn into one, i'd like to eat bret mckenzie and jemaine clement's kiwi brains. why? youtube why.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

look, ma! i met an (e)GO(t).

he's been nominated for a tony award multiple times. however, he is not the biggest fan of it (tonys). they never let him win and he hates the politics that surround it.

he is an almost EGOT because he has won a grammy and an oscar...multiple times.

stephen schwartz yo! the genius behind wicked, pippin, godspell, and the baker's wife to name a few. he also wrote music for the prince of egypt, enchanted, the hunchback of notre dame, and more.

ever had that feeling when somebody bigger than you unexpected becomes human? yeah like that. never have i imagined meeting him at the US open. but that's exactly what happened to mm's summer 2010.

the wizard and i

Monday, March 12, 2012


edmonton's 2012-2013 broadway season was just announced last week. it will include mary poppins (july), rock of ages (november), and billy elliot (march 2013).

their 2011-2012 season will be closing later this month with blue man group. you bet your ron swanson, i'm going.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

late night at the symphony

got to experience the edmonton symphony orchestra (again. much better seats though) on friday night. they played classic movie scores from the original planet of the apes, aliens, body heat, the gershwins' "but not for me" from the musical girl crazy. that song was also used in movies such as manhattan, four wedding and a funeral, and when harry met sally.

my favorite among the songs they performed that is john williams' score for "catch me if you can." listening to it being played live is beyond superb. don't get me wrong, the planet of the apes orchestration is amazing too. it's just that i connect more to catch me if you can than i did with the others. 

they had a guest saxophonist. ashu. he's very talented and shows emotion in every part of every piece. i'm a fan of musicians who can take you on another level with their performance. they drift you into their aura of passion and just leave you amazed by their talent.

oh right yeah.

i also got to meet william eddins briefly. the conductor, yes.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

something about the wind

the wind can't blow in the same direction for each of us. if it (wind) leads us off track from where we want to go, we will always have that option of going back to our "manual." someone you trust and believe in. god...higher power...friend...therapist...what have you.

from my christian pov, our relationship with god varies. yes, there are plenty of laws. crazy laws. if you focus on that, you'll lose focus on far more important things. try not to align yourself with other people's christianity. i did that before and i was unhappy. your faith is your faith. we can't go on forcing people to stay on the same faith course that we are in. savour the freedom of having whatever kind of relationship that you wish to have with your god. it's between you and him. not between you and him and your susan blackwell. remember though, at the end of the day, only YOU can answer for yourself.

that's living, i guess.

Friday, March 2, 2012

in progress

i want to get to that chapter where i can only absolutely see people.

not religion. not race. not colour. not jobs. not sexual preferences. not money. not talent. not sizes.

just people.

working on it.