I’m famous…and this time it is more than just in my own mind. Earlier in the week the mom, the seeester and I drove to Hollywood to see one of our favorite shows on stage.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is not only an awesome movie, but has been made into a more awesome play. The movie was a favorite of my grandma, and when we saw an ad for the play, my mom and I knew that we had to get tickets. For those of you who do not know the awesomeness that is Priscilla, watch this and then go rent the movie:
For those of you who have seen the movie, but have yet to see the play, here is a little taste of what you will see:
The show was amazing from start to finish. The music was great, the costumes were fun, and the seats were amazing. At intermission the show got even better. The production crew canvased the audience looking for people who wanted to go on stage during the show to dance with the actors. Of course, I immediately volunteered myself and Kelly for the job. We got to be backstage, see some of the actors, and then go onstage at the Pantages Theater and dance a crazy little country jig.
For those of you who say, “Pics or it didn’t happen”
My new dress made a great debut, and Kelly’s butt has never looked better. We had fun, and despite my Jewish White Girl Rhythm, I didn’t fall on my face or embarrass myself. I even got to dance with a very lovely drag queen.
It was just the boost I needed from my little funk. I had a good time with my mom and sister, got to enjoy some great drag queens, and got a little break from my routine of procrastination.
Today I spent the day amerced in the fine world of professional development for reading teachers and literacy experts. Many of the articles that I read were filled with points and suggestions that made me say, “duh!”, but that thought was comforting to me because it means that I might actually be able to make a reasonable contribution to the field of education.
Of course that could be leftover excitement from being on stage, or the massive amounts of sun that I have been getting, but I am going to hope that my more productive feelings might actually help me get some words on paper (or words on to computer screen) for my project.
I only need 15,000 more words….no big deal, right?