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28 October 2004 @ 09:42 pm
Because I'm not just about work. ;)  
First of all, the Lea Salonga concert:

It was nice to see such a huge crowd there, I was really surprised how quickly her shows sold out. We had mid range orchestra seats and what surprised me was the amount of cameras I saw in the audience. I couldn't believe that people thought it was okay to snap flash pictures during the performance when there was a "no flash photography" announcement at the beginning of the show. :P That and the cell phones that rang in the middle of her performance really annoyed me. :P

The concert itself was good. I love Lea's voice and she sang a lot of ballads which really emphasized her vocal range. She sang songs from "Les Mis," "Miss Saigon," "Guys & Dolls," and "Chess." What was probably even nicer than hearing her sing was listening to the variety of stories she told between songs. She's hilarious and VERY outspoken (and even commented about the annoying cell phone) ;) What I wish her show contained was a wider variety of songs. She sang a lot of ballads (which I loved) but nothing that really changed in tempo that much. Her show was fabulous nonetheless.

And as a side note to the wonderful show - who else but Lea would send her band backstage for a break during intermission, but stay onstage to answer questions for the audience? She left the stage briefly to go to the restroom, but was back in two minutes. She was quite personable and very funny. I was VERY impressed with her whole demeanor. :)

In non-Lea concert news, my box that I sent home from Palm Springs has finally arrived! :D The bad news is that I still don't have it yet. :P They delivered it while we weren't home and left a slip telling us to pick it up at our neighborhood post office. :P At least I know it didn't get lost on its way home. :)

Speaking of such, my Mom is currently living it up (probably) in Japan. :) She left last week Thursday on a trip there with my aunties. Mark & I have been to her house to water her plants and tend to her garden, and I have to go back there tomorrow. I'm hoping that I don't kill her plants - the last time she was on an extended vacation and I had to care for her yard, I didn't do so well. I think her plants missed her - or (quite possibly) I have the world's worst luck with plants (remember I didn't do so well with my former co-workers plant while she was on vacation either). :( Hopefully there will be something left of her yard for her to come home to next week.

And finally, Mark & I actually decided to start up our exercise routine again. After a month of not exercising and eating poorly, we finally attempted to get back into our routine. Needless to say, we paid for it today! Muscles that I didn't even know I had ached :P and I swear the exercise routine got longer and more difficult from just a month ago. ;P Hopefully we'll both be able to get out of bed tomorrow. ;P

Hope you all have a nice evening. My thanks again for all of your wonderful comments and words of advice in my last post. :) I appreciate it more than you all know! *HUGS* to everyone! :)
 
 
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Kananigirlkananigirl on October 29th, 2004 01:24 am (UTC)
::sniff sniff:: I wish I could have gone to the Lea concert. I heard it was "raining" in the concert hall. I figure since there's nothing coming here, Lea is the next best thing.

Wow your Mom is in Japan? I so want to go there and spend, spend, spend and see the Japanese version of PotO. *LOL* Ooooooh or get the cast recordings of musicals for cheap. Well cheaper than here.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 30th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Her concert was pretty good. :) She even sang "Singing In The Rain" because of the recent news of the leaks within the Blaidell Concert Hall. I just couldn't believe all the people who actually thought it was okay to take flash pictures during the concert even after the announcement.

My Mom's having fun in Japan right now. :) She asked me what I wanted from there and all I could think of was mini-discs. :P Mark might get to go to Japan with his parents next year - we'll see. :)
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on October 29th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
Your mom's poor yard & plants! LOL!!! I'll be able to find her house easily now, I'll just look for the brown plants!

Work out for me m'kay?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 30th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC)
Haha! I know! :D It'll be so easy to spot her house! I actually went there yesterday and it didn't look too bad. Thankfully it rained a little throughout the week and it must've helped the plants. :)
ajayne on October 29th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
I am awful with plants too. Don't let me near them, unless they are pretty self sufficient. Hah!

Good luck on your exercise routine again! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 30th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
My Mom has this really fragile ground cover in her front yard that dies if we look at it the wrong way. I'm constantly over there when she's gone trying to revive it. :( Luckily it wasn't too bad when I got there - it must've rained a bit where she lives. :)

Thanks for the luck on the exercise routine. It's SO hard to get back in to! :P
karmastyx: heartkarmastyx on October 29th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
I hope your musclues feel better soon. It's good that you went back to your video.
karmastyxkarmastyx on October 29th, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC)
muscles I mean.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 30th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, Laura! I actually feel much better today. :) Hopefully we'll be able to keep to our routine this time. :)
Expresso Maniac: Trick-or-treatexpressomaniac on October 29th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
I tend to over-water plants! luckily here in AU plants need lots of water because we have clay soil and the weather is warm this time of year. (it's real warm today!)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on October 30th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
I over water too! (When I'm there to water, that is ;)) It just seems that the water completely evaporates in all the heat we have here. :P Glad to hear that you're having nice weather. :) It sounds like perfect weather to take Leilani for a walk. :)
Expresso Maniac: Trick-or-treatexpressomaniac on October 30th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
heehee plants need lots of water! :-P
the weather is sunny but HOT. it's perfect beach weather for Leilani! maybe I might get a tan today from just going outside hehe