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08 November 2005 @ 10:07 pm
First thing's first...  
...the ending of Commander In Chief was just SO... Lurie!! :O I'm so glad that he ended his last episode with a bang. :) It really reminds me of the plot twists in Line of Fire (which I'm beginning to realize how much I miss) Makes me wonder how the series is going to change in Steven Bochco's hands... And on a Julie note, I did think it was a good sign that even if Julie's character was gone, her name was still mentioned in the episode, it gives me hope. :)

Sorry, just had to get my weekly Commander In Chief ramble out of the way first...

On a completely different non-TV note, my Mom just came home tonight from a six day stay in Hilo to visit my grandmother. For those who haven't heard me speak about my grandmother yet; she's an amazing 92 year old woman who still cooks a HUGE meal every Sunday for our whole family, makes sushi for everyone in the neighborhood, and does things like chase wild chickens out of her yard with a broom. She's so strong and active (not to mention very stubborn and spunky) that we think she'll probably outlive us all. ;)

She's so strong and spunky, in fact, that every visit my Mom has with her will turn into a test of wills before it's over. Usually her trips to see my grandmother are only a couple of days, so I fear they may have killed each other during this extra long trip. ;P I'm calling her tomorrow to find out how many "bakatares" were yelled this time (my measure of how good of a trip it was is determined by how many "bakatares" my grandma yells at my Mom during the course of her stay.) ;) And for those of you who don't know, the best translation I can come up with for "bakatare" is... stupid, maybe? I don't know how to say much in Japanese, but I do know how to swear - all coutesy of my grandmother, of course. ;)

In GREAT NYC news, I finally found a flight that we could afford! :) YAY for Priceline! :) Thankfully, it matches our schedule perfectly and now I can seriously start buying our theatre tickets! So far we're seeing Light In the Piazza on the 12th, and Spamalot on the 14th. I hope to be able to get tickets to - Rabbit Hole (I ADORE David Lindsey-Abaire!), Sweeney Todd, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and of course, Spelling Bee. Mark's actually really excited about the trip, too so that's an added bonus! :D

Speaking of NYC, I wanted to wish broadway_rose a very happy birthday today (I know it's not the 8th anymore where she lives, but it still is here!) Hope you had a lovely day, Meredyth! :D Big *HUGS* to you!

I'd better run, I still have a lot of things to do in preparation for my trip on Thursday (not the least of which is to actually start packing!) :P Hope you're all having a nice evening!!
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Care: Care & Banditcareleswhisper on November 9th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC)
Your grandmother makes me smile. I hope I'm spunky in my golden years!!! :D

I'm glad you got a good deal for NYC. That will be nice for you and Mark to go on a trip together. :)

I need to start packing too. I leave this Friday.
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks Carrie. My grandma's something else. :) And I did find that both she and my Mom behaved themselves on this recent trip. :) Whew! :)

I can't wait to go to NYC with Mark! Where are you going this Friday? (Was this for a family wedding - or am I completely off?)
defygravity73 on November 9th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Your NYC plans sound exciting! How long are you going to be there?
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm so excited because I only get to travel that way once a year - so I try to stay as long as we can afford (which sadly isn't that long!) ;) We'll actually be there for four days. :)
defygravity73 on November 11th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Four days is good! I've never been able to stay more than one, so I'm jealous.
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (nyc) new york city from aboveaudienceawaits on November 9th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for you to go on your trip!! :) I can't to hear all about everything you say and did too.
Sheri: Kevin - as Trevor Graydon in shutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
Ah! I really miss NY! I think I got spoiled the year that Kevin was in Millie and I went *ahem* more than once ;). Now that I only go once a year, I feel like I have to cram in as many shows as I can. :)
karen: ben and felicity 2wakedistracted on November 9th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
I love hearing about your grandmother. People like her are so inspiring; I saw this woman on the Ellen DeGeneres show the other day - she was in her 90s, and she's been to over 180 countries, just since she was 72! Her husband died and she said she cried a lot, but then "realized [she] was just giving [herself] a headache and red eyes!" So she decided to start travelling. She was incredible.

That's great news about your NYC trip! You're going to have such a great time.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
How cute about the woman on Ellen! And my grandmother is pretty amazing - I was just talking with my Mom and she said my grandmother insisted on carrying the bags of rice she bought upstairs all by herself. Rice bags are 20 pounds! I have a hard time carrying it, much less up stairs! :O

And I'm really looking forward to NYC... it feels like it's been so long since I've been there. I'm having withdrawals. :P
karmastyxkarmastyx on November 9th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a nice trip. I'm also glad you'll be able to go to NYC on your next trip.

Awww your grandma sounds like an angel.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Laura. :)

My grandmother is such a character! I can't wait to see her in March! :D
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on November 9th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
I always love to hear about your grandmother and I'm glad to see that she is so strong and active. :)

I'm also glad that you found a flight. :) Hope you will have a nice time.

Please take care, Sheri. *Hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
Thanks Sabine. :) I could only hope to be half as strong and active as she is at 92. :)

And YAY for Priceline! :D I'm so happy to be going back to NY, but just thrilled that Mark will be joining me. :D

*BIG HUGS* Sabine! :D
Meredythbroadway_rose on November 10th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much Sheri!!! I had a wonderful day!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 10th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad! You totally deserve it! :D