Monday, August 6
The Big Weekend
Man, am I beat. I had a very busy weekend but a lot of fun as well. After seeing the fabulous Jersey Boys, I saw my friend perform as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. She was wonderful. I went with Tony and Lynn and we all loved the cutie playing Gaston. Well, some of us loved him more than others. We said hello to Mrs. Potts after the show then waited to get a good look at Gaston. Tony literally shrieked when he saw him. The actor soon retreated backstage but eventually came outside again. Tony yelped at the reappearance and made my heart stop. He scared the hell out of me. Gaston was definitely cute but seemed a little freaked out by his new stalker. It was a damn good time.
Sunday was spent preparing for a mini-high school reunion. It was a lot of fun. Lots of laughing and good food and some excellent margaritas were the highlights. We were missing one key player known here as Trooperdog. Troop, we all hope you can make it next time. It's a lot of fun but just not the same without you.
Naturally, I was responsible for the most inappropriate comment of the evening. When a cute kid was attempting to make a break for the lower and perilous part of the back yard, his mother gave a warning to be rethink the journey when I blurted "Oh, let's just see if Darwin was right." (What the hell is wrong with me?) Our backyard is great but really not appropriate for kids. There are steep drop-offs, a pool and lots of varmints. I'm sure there must be rusty nails buried out there somewhere too. No matter, as luck would have it all of the kids passed the Darwin test and proved to all be more than capable of surviving. It may have been Kb's warning that the pool had poison in it. That seemed to sufficiently scare the children. I'm certain I'm now known as a witch or something. Poison in the pool? Her family is so like mine when it comes to scaring children into submission.
Best epiphany of the night: Turns out many of us still know most of the words to Fish Heads. It was a proud moment.
Strangest child obsession: Yellow squash. Kb's daughter found a rather large yellow squash in Dad's garden and adopted it. Eventually abandoned, another sweet kid adopted it and took it home. I still have no idea why the squash was so popular with the under 6 set.
Promise: We'll do it again next year.
Oh, and I finished book 7 of Harry Potter. I haven't been able to read it all weekend due to some unusually late nights. I was so afraid that I'd get into some big action sequence late, late at night and miss something that I just didn't bother. That is until this morning, when I knew I could sleep in if necessary. I awoke at 3:00 am and read a few chapters. I then found a relatively "slow" point of the story and fell back to sleep. I finished the book around noon. I loved it! Shandon and Kb finished it ages ago and have been kind enough to not discuss it when I've been around. Thanks guys!! I know it must have been difficult but thanks, in part, to you I got to finish it without coming across any spoilers and I couldn't be happier. My big challenge now is to figure what to read next. I'm so behind on tv viewing that I've almost lost the habit. I could use a little break after all that Potter action. Whew! I think I have an issue of Cooking Light and a DVD of Miss Potter and an early bed time in my future.
Posted by Lucy at 6:11 PM