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30 January 2006 @ 08:40 am
First of all...  
I'd like to thank you all SO MUCH for your sweet, sweet wishes, comments, and ecards this morning!! It completely warmed my heart that you would all remember me on my special day!! More than anything, though - I wanted to thank you all for being such wonderful friends to me, for sharing in the little, mundane things I write here and for being a part of my life. And I've always known this, but I'll say it again, I have THE BEST LJ friends around! Big *HUGS* to all of you!! :)

This morning has been going pretty well, I was shocked to wake up and find an ecard from my old boss. :) He wasn't always good about remembering dates, and sometimes he'd forget my birthday when I used to work for him, so I was completely shocked that he remembered and sent over such a sweet card to me now. I miss him and I miss working for him a lot...

Yesterday was a very nice theatre day!! The other parts of the day left a little something to be desired, though... It seems to me that the "trip" part of this trip isn't going so well... :P It's been my theory anyway that an awful "trip", makes for good stage door experiences, though... And that's probably VERY true in this case!

A few of our "trip" mishaps yesterday...

In the afternoon, Mark & I drove to the Coast Playhouse to see Bark!. We found street parking, but because we were running a little late, Mark forgot to "curb the wheels" and we ended up getting a $29 ticket. :( We also got seated in front of THE MOST obnoxious, rude women I have ever seen! The moment we sat down the lady behind me complained that she couldn't see and that we shouldn't have gotten seated in front of them because they were there first. She went on to make rude comments about my hair, "See the girl in front of me? Don't ever dye your hair like that! She's going to have such problems when she gets older and her hair starts turning grey..." I was shocked,... I mean I was sitting right there!! Did she think I couldn't hear her?? She went on to complain about her seat and the children sitting next to her the entire show. And she must've kicked my seat a dozen times... By the end of the first act, I was ready to turn around and slug her. :[

BARK!

The show on the other hand was wonderful! The cast was almost completely different from the cast I saw back in November. Mindy was a fabulous "Chanel"!! She really added a lot of humor to the role and I was shocked at just how superb her voice was! :) I missed seeing Kristi, but Mindy was really wonderful! Brandon was also on that day for Joe Souza (who was doing City of Angels, ironically) and I always love seeing him as Charlie. :)

After the show...

After the show, we stuck around to tell Mindy how wonderful she was. :) Justin (who I had also seen in Carousel with Kevin) was there to see the show that day too and we spoke with him briefly before Mindy came out from the back. :) Like Kristi, even though I'd been seeing Mindy in shows and emailing with her for a while, I'd never actually met her. She was SUCH a sweetheart, though and it was so nice to finally meet her!! :) She was bubbly, funny, and very personable and asked us to email her the next time we were in town because she wanted to see shows with us. :) Brandon was also a joy to see again. :) He talked about wanting to get tickets to The Last 5 Years and were surprised that we were able to get tickets. It was a really nice time and I'm so glad that we were able to see all of them! :)


Justin "Squigs" Robertson, Mindy Reid, Me :P, and Brandon Alameda


After that, Mark & I went to eat at Mel's Drive In and he had the most delicious looking meatloaf sandwich (which I may end up ordering the next time we go there!) and I had the Supreme Burger (which is filled with ham, cheese, and bacon) - it was TO DIE for!! :) Mark completely enjoyed himself and I think we've found a new favorite eating place in LA! :)

CITY OF ANGELS... for the last time!

City of Angels was wonderful that evening! We had seats in the front row and it was so great to see the show for the last time from SO close up! When I spoke with Gerald Sternbach (the musical director) after the show, he said that he noticed me smiling away in the front row. :) I also got the chance to speak with Daniel Guzman who I loved in The King & I, which I saw on my last trip. :) I told him that I saw him in Most Happy Fella (back in 2001) and he was shocked, "Man, that was a LONG time ago!!" he exclaimed. :) He was also very sweet!

Kevin came over to us and excitedly told us about the "Ten Commandments" DVD that was going to be released soon. :) He also told us that he just shot an episode of "Girlfriends" - and though he doesn't know when it'll air, he told me the title of it is something LONG that he couldn't quite remember (why does that not surprise me? ;) -- Just kidding, of course! I love teasing him!!) He says he has one line in the show ("Well, what do you think?") but I'm determined to see if I can catch it and make screen caps of it for his site. :D We spent a long time chatting about things he may have coming up and it looks like it'll be an exciting year for him. :D

I felt a little bad because we were the last ones talking in the courtyard of the theatre (everyone else was LONG gone!!) and so we wrapped up the conversation as Kevin walked us to our car. It's always SO nice to see him, but this trip was extremely wonderful!! He was just a joy to speak with and he was his usual warm and extremely wonderful self. :)


I always look SO awful standing next to Kevin - he always looks wonderful, though. :)


Today we're probably going to the strip mall nearby and browse the shoe store, Michael's, and Best Buy and then I think we're going out to dinner before seeing Jason Robert Brown in The Last 5 Years tonight. I really couldn't think of a better way to turn *ahem* 36... than that! :)

Thank you all again SO much and big, big *HUGS* to all of you!! :D
 
 
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Tony: triquetradudepower1982 on January 30th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday wishes, Sheri!!! *hugs*
I haven't been on LiveJournal for a couple of days, but better late than never! :-)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Tony and your wishes aren't belated at all!! My birthday is actually today. :D Big *HUGS* and I hope you're doing well. :D
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (abz) let's get this party startedaudienceawaits on January 30th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :) You are so sweet and wonderful, I hope you have a fabulous day!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO much for your sweet wishes, Gill! And thanks for being such a wonderful friend to me! Big *HUGS* to you!! :)
karen: ellen dancewakedistracted on January 30th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHERI!

Wonderful pictures, btw. (And those women sitting behind you sound AWFUL. I would have wanted to smack them so badly.)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Thanks so much, Karen!! You've always been SO sweet and supportive of me, thank you for always being such a wonderful friend! :D

Those women were awful!! I was surprised to find out that they were around my age, too... I didn't know what their problem was! :P
karen: gilmore girlswakedistracted on January 31st, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Awww, same right back to you!!!! :)

That's awful. It's even worse when anyone who is not a kid is acting that way. They should know better and you'd expect a little more maturity. :-S
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much, Sue! :) And haha! I'd LOVE to hear you sing!! :D Big *HUGS* to you!!
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Haha! WOW, Stacey!! It must've taken you such a long time to do that - it's SO incredible!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You've always been such a great friend to me - thanks for everything!! Big *HUGS* and much love to you!! :)
Care: happy birthdaycareleswhisper on January 30th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
I know I already wished you a happy birthday (you can never say it enough though :P), but I wanted to say it again on a post that you talked about your birthday so....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHERI!!! :)

BIG *HUGS* to you. I hope you have a great day my friend! :)

I'm sorry about the ticket. :( That really bites. I'm really sorry that you had to put up w/those rude women!!! I would have wanted to turn around and slug them too! HOW RUDE!!! BTW, I think your hair looks fabulous! :D

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
You are such a sweetheart, Carrie!! You really made my birthday this year something special and I really have to thank you for that! :)

The ticket was unfortunate, but at least it was only $29. :) But those women were VERY rude... I don't know how they could've thought that I wouldn't hear them talking - they were only talking SO loud. :P

Thanks for everything Carrie! Big *HUGS* and much love to you!!
With a spark: Animated: Fireworksconchispa on January 30th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
Happy belated B-day!!! I'm sorry my wishes are late.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
Not late at all, in fact it's still the 30th!! :) Thanks SO much for your sweet wishes - fellow Aquarian. :D
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on January 30th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
I hope that you enjoy a lot your special day, Sheri!

I'm sorry to hear about the ticket. :( And don't listen to such stupid persons like this woman. Most likely she was only jealous that her hair did not look as good as your hair. But I'm very glad to hear that it was a nice theater day. :)

Thanks for sharing the photos. I really like this one of you and Kevin. You both look great.

I'm thankful and happy that you share a part of your life with me and that I can share a part of my life with you. You are a wonderful friend.

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH for all your sweet wishes, Sabine!! I can't say how much it's all meant to me. :)

The ticket was kind of a downer, but the real headache yesterday were those ladies! I couldn't believe HOW rude they were! :( They were complaining about the children sitting next to them and the children were behaving themselves!

Thank you so much for the wonderful gift of your friendship, Sabine!! Your friendship has been a complete blessing in my life!!

Big *HUGS* and much love to you, Micki, and Garry!! :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on January 30th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday sweet Sheri!!!!

That's a bummer about the ticket. BTW those women are so wrong about your hair. It looks great. They're just jealous that you actually have it done right. ;) Hugs!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much for all you've done for my birthday today, Laura - you helped to make it so special and I really appreciate it! More than anything, though I wanted to thank you for the gift of your friendship!! Love you!
Jami: Turtle from Robin Hood - peacefully.person958 on January 30th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Sheri! =)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 30th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Jami!! Big *HUGS* to you!! :D
chandra on January 30th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!!! *hugz*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Chandra - big *HUGS* to you!
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMORbeam861 on January 30th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday...how old are you....just kidding..I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! Don't you just hate rude people! I don't see a thing wrong with your hair!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Barb!! I've missed you around here! :( Big *HUGS* to you!!
Smithasmittenbyu on January 31st, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
HAPPPY HAPPPY BIRTHDAY! I believe it's quite belated...being 18 hours ahead has its disadvantages! :P It's still the 30th for you! hehehhe...
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH, Smitha!! It is still the 30th here so you're not late at all!! Big *HUGS* to you!! :D
Rachelreelcowgirl on January 31st, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
I'm happy you had a wonderful birthday and sorry that I didn't say something earlier! It looks like you are having a great time in LA; I don't think I would have the stamina to see all of those shows! :) Huge hugs!!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much for your sweet wishes, Rachel!! :) And you're not late at all - it's still the 30th here. :D Thanks for always being such a great friend!! Big *HUGS*
the36thchamber on January 31st, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday hun, I'm a day late but technicially, I'm still up from yesterday so I'm actually on yesterday still...hehe I love the pics, very cute :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 1st, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Haha - you're not late at all!! Thanks so much for the nice wishes for my birthday, Doug!!
carush_girl on January 31st, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
Ahhh I remember when I was 36
Sounds like some good times - with abit of some annoyances in between. OOOOOOoooooooooooooo that awful woman at the theatre!! When you left the show - you should of stepped on her toes *ahem* on accident of coarse...

As usual its always so much fun getting to see your photos. Ohhh and I think you look "wonderful too" next to wonderful looking Kevin.
Sheri: Sheri & Kevinshutterbug93 on February 1st, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Ahhh I remember when I was 36
Those women were SO awful! I'm usually pretty tolerant and it usually takes a lot to get me riled, but these ladies made me so upset that I might've stepped on their toes by "accident" if they didn't stop being so obnoxious! ;)

Thanks for your kind comments about the photos, but for some reason, I can never take even an okay picture next to that man! I have no idea why! ;P
irisheyes77 on January 31st, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!! We sent you a real card in the mail - hope it made it out to Hawaii by this time - I mailed it like mid-month! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 1st, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
You know, after reading this, I went to look through the stack of mail we brought in that had piled up during our trip and I did receive it!! :D Thanks SO MUCH, Amanda!! Big *HUGS* to you!!
irisheyes77 on February 1st, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that it got there on time! :)
white_princess on January 31st, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Sheri!

I didn´t know it was your birthday yesterday! Just read it.Was looking for your email address but coulnd´t find one, that´s why i am posting this comment :-) Hope you had a great day!

And by the way it is my pleasure commantating your entries. They are always so interesting to read and I really envy you about what you do :-)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 1st, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet birthday wishes, Hannah - you are too sweet! :) Hope you're doing well. :) Are you getting excited about your upcoming NYC trip?