Sunday, November 19, 2006

Some Pictures.

Here is a collection of pictures...

These two are me and Staci at Wicked. It was raining that night and we were both pretty wet despite our jackets and umbrellas. Note: I straightened my hair that day....

And the Dash!

Gilbert sends his love!

Dash riveted by Gilbert!

Just a note here: I am reaching over my shoulder like that because Gilbert there gettin' some kitty lovin!

And there you have a few pictures to feast your eyes on.

Thanksgiving, Ho!

Thank goodness that Thanksgiving is in sight!

It has been a long semester, and this break will (hopefully) be a truly restful one. I plan to keep hospital visits to a minimum this go round, and to EAT!!!

Just wanted to put that out there, and to invite you all to share your favorite Thanksgiving food/dish with me! Put it in the comments!

I love MAKING the stuffing (have done it every year since I was old enough to help!) and I love EATING the rolls, mashed potatoes, and pecan pie!

Friday, November 17, 2006


So the superly awesome roomate of my, Staci, got us tickets to go see WICKED!

We went last night and saw it, and it reminded me YET again how much I love musical theater, and more so, how AMAZING that show is!

AND just guess who the lead was? Yeah- who played "Elphaba" the Wicked Witch.... ANA GASTEYER. Not crapping you, no- from SNL for 6 seasons... she was AWESOME. I had NO idea that she had a voice like that- WOW! She rocked it, and it was so exciting!

Anyway, just had to share. Wicked is on tour so if you can see it in a town near you and you like theater AT ALL... GO SEE IT! Spend the money and SEE IT. IT. IS. WORTH. IT!


See Below.

Yes, my hair was ALL pulled back when I left work. When I arrived home it looked like THIS... and it wasn't even raining.

Pretty hilarious.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Pictorial: London!

Well folks! I survived the busiest international airport in the world TWICE- made it to and from London with no problems!

I left on Wednesday night at 10:30 (though my plane was late so I didn't actually get ON the plane until about 11:00) and arrive in the lovely Londontown around 12:00pm the next day. Besides the chanting coming from the seat behind me and the guy with the whopping cough in front of me, the old man spilling over into my seat wasn't so bad. Luckily the flight heading that way from here is only about six hours, and I watched "John Tucker Must Die" for free, so I can't complain.

Customs and Immigration was fine, and after six hours you better believe I went to the 'lou'. There I found this mounted on the wall, and thought it was neat so I took a picture!

I'm not going to recount every second of the trip because you don't care and I don't have time, so I'll just say what is happening in each picture. The one below is of my parents on the subway- so cute! They wouldn't sit still, thus the blurriness.

The whole purpose of the trip was to go to the We Are Scientists shows at Brixton Academy... see below!

A closer picture- the capacity is 5,500 and they sold that sucka out two nights in a row!

We arrived there at about 5:00 and got to see the guys do their sound check. Then we went to catering (yep, they have the full fleet in the UK- including great catering!) for dinner. Below are Ian and Elizabeth getting in a moment in catering!

And there I am with the pair!

Me with my WAS sponsored dinner (glasses due to tired eyes, not for fashion, clearly).

There's always a FACE. This was in the WAS dressing room- we had all access passes, no big deal.

It's hard to describe, but the show was the real deal. The last time I went to a concert with this type of production must have been in my NSync days because none of the people I've seen since have done the whole lights-and-fog deal. It was SO cool. They rought the lights low and cued up Phil Collins' "Against all odds" to being... then they came out dramatically and layered over the recording until it died out and they were jamming to the balled. So. Awesome. Here you get an idea of the lights and crowd. Sadly my camera isn't the best for these kinds of pictures.

More lights!
And them... they are there, Ian is on the right, Keith is left, Tapper center.

Another show shot.

Someone threw this sparkly hat on stage and Ian immediately grabbed it and put it on- and of course claimed it made him look more british, which it may well have. Hilarious. I love that they can go with the flow.

Another picture of the lights so you can get a feel for the extent of them- they really were so awesome!

A picture of the crowd. Now let me say the UK fans are INSANE. They throw beer like crazy- if you're on the floor you must be soaked by the end. They get so packed in there, and there is always a moshpit happening. Kids crowd surf like crazy, and I have a profound respect for the body guards at these shows. Kids keep getting tossed towards the front of the stage and they keep gently picking them up and setting them down in the corrale in front of the stage and crowd barriers so they can trot off back into the crowd and do it again! It's insane- and they are SO much fun to watch! I can see why bands love playing in the UK!

For their encore the boys came back out dressed in jackets and matching ties and sang "The End of the Road" by BoysIIMen-- amazing. Tapper sang lead vocals, Ian did the Barry White bass pleading with the "gurrl" with full jumping around for accentuating, and Keith added the "Hoooo"'s in his lovely falsetto. The entire crowd was SO into it- how can you resist a band with great live performance and music who isn't afraid to have FUN!!!?

The concert was great, and the touching part was when they were leaving on Friday several of the staff was in tears. I thought that was such a good indication of how they've been treating the people who work for them- I'm proud!
Below is a picture of the second gate entrance at the Tower of London- one of the main touristy things we did while there. The speared gate's edge you can see at the first inlet in the wall and it weighs over a ton-- kind of scary to walk under!

This is on the way across the London Bridge-- actually one of the least impressive bridges in the area, and yet historical. Go ahead, sing the song!

The Tate Modern Museum of Britain.. how I LOVE it! I can say that it is my favorite modern museum in the world, and probably my favorite museum of those in the.... 14 countries or whatever it is that I've visited. SO amazing. This time we only had a few minutes, but I got to see the slide installation that was there, and ride one of the slides! It was SOOO fun! I loved it, and would have spend HOURS there had we had the time!

There I am in front of the slides- aren't they beautiful!?

My mom and I don the millenium bridge with the Second largest cathedral in the world-- St. Paul's-- in the background. Who can name the largest?
This is where ol' Principessa Diana and Charles got married, as well as where ol' Wills will get hitched when he comes to that point. it is quite beautiful, but my fav-o still sits in Italia.

A view from the Millenium bridge (solely a pedestrian bridge) out onto the Thames.

Saturday we basically hung out with Ian and Eliz at the hotel. Ian is wearing my dads had and showing off a plate from the hotel....

It just gets creepier...

This one may shock you....and show you one of many reasons why I love my brother...

And here I am with a rather dull smile on because its like 2am in the picture. I am wearing a little red poppy which many were wearing the entire time we were there to celebrate armisist day. It was cool to see the people all wearing these, and they are so cute!

And there you have the pictorial post! There will probably be a few stragglers that I steal from my parents camera, but in the end you get the picture. I'll post more observations of the English when I have a chance!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Well friends! I'm off in about a half hour to the ol' JFK to board British Airways to go to one of my favorite cities on earth (that I know of thus far).

I will be seeing my big bro-ha perform two nights to sold-out London crowds whilst hanging with the coolest parents I know (mine, of course) and a fantastico lady name E-lizabeth!

If you are one of the 10 people I owe an e-mail, give yourself a hug from me, and know that upon my return you will recieve a GOOD one. I apologize for not getting a response to you but I figure quality, not timeliness (a twist on the old saying, I know).

A few housekeeping items:

- I must correct myself because the cheese I like, as I realized after reading Whitney's comment, is LAUGHING cow, not skinny cow (but Skinny Cow does exist and they make fantastic popsicles!)

-Thank you to Staci for being on top of Ticket Central- you rock my world Roomate! We are SO COOL! And I'm SO glad you're better! Don't forget to get the DVD from my mail box if you want 'er!

-If you are a New Yorker and want to see WAS play in December, go to and go to shows- there's a link there where you can buy tickets to their early-December show in Brooklyn at Northsix--- you know you want to come!

And that is all for now-- hope to put some fantastico pictures up upon my return on Sunday!

I Can't Believe I Forgot!


A Collection.

Lots to report before I head off to ol' London town tonight! This is a mish-mashy blog with some pictures I've been meaning to post, short little clips to give you insight into what's been up lately... and just other random things!

This first picture is taken from the line that wrapped around the corner of the famed Magnolia Bakery. Staci and I had a GREAT weekend- we saw Babel on friday night after we did
FREE YOGA (if you're a New Yorker... dude, do it!)
Then Saturday we had brunch at our favorite Vegan-but-still-serves-real-eggs-cheese-and-milk place, went to Macy's in Harold Square to try on the Bridesmaid dress (it looked great!), went up to ol' Lincoln center to procure our opera tickets ($16! Oh yeah!) for that evening, and then walked down and around the lovely West Village to find some cupcakeage! It was great! We waited in (or here we say ON) line for about a half hour. People were walking by saying "uh, are they really good enough to wait in that line???" The answer is yes, and no. If you like cupcakes and want to get one, and enjoy the company of the person you're with, then yeah, hop on line and get yourself a tasty cupcake (this means business when I'm saying they're good, because generally speaking I'm not a s huge fan). If you don't love them, or don't have time to wait then...uh.. don't! Anyway here is the first picture. I ended up getting the one with white cake and pink frosting with pretty little lavendar sprinkles! MMM!

Here I am, biting in to my yummy cupcake!

See how good it was!?

(I kind of got this childish feelig as I was eating it- and now you've really gotten to know the cupcake!)

Anyway, moving on! I'm pretty sure that I never provided a good close-up picture of my rung! So here is one I took a while back and meant to post for those of you who haven't seen 'er yet! Still can't see HOW pretty it is, but you get the idea! :)

This is out of left field, but I LOVE SKINNY COW CHEESE! It's so creamy and rich, and so low in calories! Hooray!

So more on theYoga thing- I LOVE YOGA. I thought I hated it, but Oh, OH was I wrong! I recommend it to any and all- it was a GREAT workout, and yet I felt so relaxed. I was sore the next day AND it got my heart rate up- wow, I see why people are obsessed with it now!

And friends, that is going to have to be all for now. I do have some other randome things to share with you, but now I have to do some more packing and get myself to class! I hope you all have great wednesdays! I will try to post one more time before I head out this evening!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pictorial: The Dash.

Here are some fun pictures from the last few days of the Dash! Some are action shots, others just hangin around! I restrained myself to these though there were many more, but I just wanted you to see how BIG he is!!!

I like this one because he's hunting Sullivan the cat....

He's an angel! Or... he's in the sun, but you get the idea... he's REAL cute!

He was holding the camera playing with it, and I helped him snap this self-photo.

You gotta bundle a boy up when its cold out! I can't wait to see him with snow in Utah this Christmas!!!