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21 April 2005 @ 10:22 pm
I don't know why I always do it...  
...but I always wait until the very last minute to pack for my trip. :P Each time another trip comes around I vow to be better about it, and yet here I am a day away from leaving and I'm frantically doing laundry so I'll actually have some clean clothes to pack. :P At least I've learned to pack a little lighter for my trips than I used to - I just have to keep reminding myself the less I pack, the more I can shop. :)

I've also been frantically trying to upload songs to my iPod before my dreaded 6 hour flight. :P Part of me loves red-eyes because I always get so bored on the plane - at least if I'm able to sleep, the long flight doesn't seem so bad. For all the traveling that I do, you'd think I'd be used to it by now, but I don't think I could ever get used to flying. :P Though I have to say, after the almost 19 hours of flying coming home from my last NYC trip (when we had to turn around & head back to LA for an emergency medical landing), this should be much easier.

Sydney is up to her normal "sniff-assault" of my suitcase. :P She'll sniff every inch of it as if she's trying to figure out all the places that I've been. :) As much as I love to travel, I really hate leaving Mark & Sydney for the weekend! :(

On a theatre note, Kevin had to bow out of "Brigadoon" this summer due to a scheduling conflict. :( I'd always wanted to see him as Tommy Albright so I'm a little disappointed to hear the news. The upside to the whole thing is that he's taken a role in "Guys & Dolls" at MTW in Long Beach. It's not one of my favorite musicals, but with Nick directing and Bets Malone co-starring, it should be wonderful! :) If anyone is interested in seeing a performance with me on July 16th or 17th please let me know. ;)

"Guys & Dolls" actually falls at a great time for theatre in LA - I'll probably try to see Purlie at the Pasadena Playhouse that weekend as well as Musical of Musicals at Laguna Playhouse, and Once on This Island at Fullerton Civic Light Opera. :) Aside from that, the (probably already sold out) tour of Wicked is playing at the Pantages - and I can't help but wish I could see the touring cast since I haven't seen Adam Lambert since 10Com closed.

I'm off to check the dryer and finish up my packing for the night. :) Hope you all have a nice evening. :)
 
 
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Current Music: "The Story Goes On" - Baby
 
 
 
Kananigirlkananigirl on April 22nd, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
I don't know how to do it, sitting in a chair for 5 hours or more. I would go insane. I would love to travel more, but I think that's the part, that is the absolute worse.

Have a great safe trip! Enjoy yourself!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
I absolutely hate flying! :P If I didn't have my iPod, I think I'd go insane, it really saved me on my last trip to NYC. :P I think it's the one part that I'll never get used about traveling. :P

Thanks Rayna! :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on April 23rd, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
I know! I wish there was a way to enjoy flying and sitting for hours. I was thinking if I had to I'd bring my pbook too! Anything to keep my mind off the hours of sitting.
Daniel the California Highway Guy: musicalscahwyguy on April 22nd, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
"Guys & Dolls" at MTW in Long Beach

More details, please. I'm not familiar with MTW. A link would be great. Then again, our July is pretty crazy.

"Guys & Dolls" actually falls at a great time for theatre in LA - I'll probably try to see Purlie at the Pasadena Playhouse that weekend as well...

Off by one error. Our tickets to Purlie are the following weekend, and our tickets to Wicked are the previous weekend (7/9).

Once on This Island at Fullerton Civic Light Opera.

I'd be interested, if I hadn't just see it at ICT.

Aside from that, the (probably already sold out) tour of Wicked...

It wasn't sold out when my wife got tickets last week at the box office, but all the center balcony seats are taken. We're a bit to the side... still at $86 or something like that for a Sat. matinee. Use your Amex... you do get a discount.

P.S.: If you read this, we'll likely be home all day Sat and Sun prepping for Pesach. Call us at 818 892 8555 if you want to try to stop by.
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
Guys & Dolls will be playing at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach from July 9th - 24th. I'm going to see it on the weekend of July 15th, since there's another non-theatre event going on down in LA during that weekend that I wanted to attend as well. :)

Sorry I'll be missing you for the two shows. I checked out the ticket selection for Wicked after I posted the entry and I found a few seats in the back of the Mezz - but I'll have to decide if I want to spend the $86 plus for seats that far back.

Please let me know if you'll be interested in Guys & Dolls. And thanks for your number - I'll probably be rushing around this weekend, but I appreciate your invitation.
kathyselden on April 22nd, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
My mom is way obsessed with Purlie. Do you know who Kevin will be playing in G&D? He would make an EXCELLENT Skye. :D
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on April 22nd, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Are you going to see Purlie at the Pasadena Playhouse when it is out?
Sheri: Kevin 2001 headshotshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Although he hasn't told me for sure, I pretty sure he's playing Skye. :D I saw him in G&D once before in a smaller production and he was wonderful in the role. :D


Photo credit to El Camino Center of the Arts and the 2002 production of Guys & Dolls.

kathyselden on April 22nd, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
That photo is precious!
defygravity73 on April 22nd, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
I wait until last minute to pack, too. Good luck!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one! :D At least this time I packed a day before my trip, sometimes on the night that I leave, I'm still drying clothes. :P Maybe I've gotten a little better? ;)
defygravity73 on April 22nd, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah! You're so much better than I am. I'm usually up until midnight the night before washing clothes and packing. It's insane. I always wish I were rich so I could just skip packing and buy stuff when I arrived at my destination. Now how easy would that make things? =)
Lisa: mayermonalisa73 on April 22nd, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
I always wait until the last minute to pack as well...and I've also learned my lesson about packing light!

Have a great trip!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
My suitcases used to be SO heavy! I think now that they've made the weight limit 50 pounds, it's forced me to pack lighter. :D And I always think, if I don't have the right clothes, it's a great excuse to go shopping! ;)

Thanks so much for your comment! :)
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on April 22nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
I always pack my luggege at the last minute too :P Too bad Kevin won't be in Brigadoon! It's such a fun musical. I'm glad to hear you already are planning for your NEXT trip!

Danny has some projects lined up, so I'm happy for him too but none of them I can go to see! Hmph! At least he's doing what he loves to do so that's okay with me.
Sheri: Kevin 2003 headshotshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
I was really disappointed that he wasn't going to be in Brigadoon - it's such a sweet show and I've always wanted to hear Kevin sing "Heather on the Hill".

Glad to hear that Danny has some things lined up - I'm sorry you won't be able to see it, though. :(
Expresso Maniac: Leilani & Me (5/28/04)expressomaniac on April 22nd, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)

have a safe trip!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Andrea! :D Have a nice long weekend! :)
Carecareleswhisper on April 22nd, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
I think many people wait until the last minute to pack. :P

Have a safe flight and a fun trip. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 22nd, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that I'm not the only one. :) I really try to be better about it, but you'll see - it'll be the night before my May trip and I'll have a similar post up. ;)

Thanks Carrie!
Blancheblanche on April 22nd, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Sniff assault. Heh. But aside from Syd's cuteness, I wonder, does anyone actually pack ahead of time? I mean, I've heard of these people, but I've also heard of pink freshwater dolphins and never actually witnessed one in person, you know?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 23rd, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Haha! Yes, WHO are those people and what planet did they come from? ;)
queenstacey on April 22nd, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
I've only flow once and it was on an 8 seater private jet and it was only for 45 min. However if I had to sit there for a long period of time... I coudln't do it. I have a hard time sitting still for 50 min. classes. LOL
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 23rd, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
Haha! :D I have a hard time sitting still for that long too - I listen to music all the way there, but it's still very hard. :P Hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep on the plane. :)
queenstacey on April 23rd, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea.

I'm suppose to be going to Texas this summer with my boyfriends family....they want to DRIVE....DRIVE TO TEXAS.... I will SO DIE! LOL

I think I'm going to stay up all night the night before we leave so I will sleep most of the time.
karen: john & stephwakedistracted on April 22nd, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
I am absolutely a last minute packer as well. :) Have a great trip, Sheri!
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on April 23rd, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
Yay! Late packers of the world, unite! ;) I'm actually surprised that I'm done packing and have time to check LJ before I leave for the airport, I must be getting a tiny bit better. ;) Thanks so much, Karen!
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on April 22nd, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I too wait so long with packing my suitcase.

Hope you have a safe trip and a wonderful time, Sheri. :)

*Hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 23rd, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
Haha! I'm so glad that I'm not the only one. :) I've finally finished packing and even had time to check LJ before heading to the airport. That's amazing in itself. ;)

Thanks so much, Sabine! :) *HUGS* to you! :)