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14 November 2005 @ 10:06 am
Cute fuzzy dogs, Ovation Volunteer Orientation, The Grand Tour (Again!)  
I miss my fuzzy dog SO much! Yesterday I spent most of the morning awwwww-ing over all the cute puppies in the pet store at the Glendale Galleria. They were all so cute, but they made me miss Sydney all the more. :( There was a cute white pomeranian puppy that was so adorable, I wanted to take her home! I asked the sales clerk if I could take pictures of her if I didn't use my flash and she said it was fine. How could anyone resist a face like this?





Yesterday I also went to my Ovation Volunteer Orientation... apparently I'm going to be a "Presenter Escort." I have to escort John McDaniel around all evening, making sure that he leaves the pre-party on time, escort him to the red carpet so he can be photographed, and make sure that he knows when to go backstage to present his award. Sounds easy enough, right? My only question is... who is John McDaniel? I guess I'll be finding out tonight. :) And I have to say, the Orpheum Theatre in SF is not the only Orpheum Theatre in a bad neighborhood... I was pretty frightened when I saw where the one in LA was located. :P My plan is to go really early (I almost spelled it with the extra "E" again!) :P and get some parking close by.

The whole day I was debating whether or not to see The Grand Tour again. I had a ticket to see it, but I've been so tired and I really haven't had the opportunity to have any real kind of downtime recently. But, I went and I enjoyed it (possibly more the second time.) One of the nicest things that happened was that I got seated randomly next to two women who were talking loudly about wishing they had seen the talkback on Friday. I told them that I was there and that Jerry Herman was in the audience that night. That sparked a conversation and then one of the ladies asked me, "Was that you talking to Kevin Earley last night after the LA Stage concert?" I was completely in shock! Apparently they're HUGE fans of Kevin and were in the audience at the Harold Arlen concert. Even funnier was that at intermission, they wanted to introduce me to their friends and one of the women asked, "Are you Sheri Fujimoto?" Oh.My.Gosh! I apparently send her Kevin update emails all the time! It was so nice to meet all of them!! :D They'll even be at the Ovation Awards tomorrow, too. :)

The show was great the second time, but I felt really bad for the poor actors last night - it was SUCH a TERRIBLE prop night for them!! It started when Jason Graae, spilled the fruit as he was setting the picnic for Tami's character and when he lunged for it, the eggs all rolled away. :( His yellow hankie turning into a cane didn't work :(, and the last balloon that he shoots in the circus act didn't pop - he actually had to run up to it and kick it. :( Other than that strong performances, especially from Tami (who I thought was much stronger last night). I'm really glad I ended up going! :)

I actually wrote this post yesterday, but due to a faulty wireless entry point at my hotel, I wasn't able to get online to post this until now. :( I'm incredibly sorry if I haven't been able to catch up with all of you today - I have the Ovation Awards tonight so I'll be rushing around all day in preparation! I hope to be able to catch up with you all tomorrow morning before I rush out to catch my flight to SF. Have a nice week, everyone! :)
 
 
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_stay_gold on November 14th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
:( I couldn't see the puppy pictures...

Oy... bad night for props, indeed!
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
I just re-uploaded them! Sorry! Too much in a rush, I guess. :)
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Daniel the California Highway Guy: musicalscahwyguy on November 14th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
The show was great again, but the poor actors last night, though - it was a TERRIBLE prop night for them!! It started when Jason Graae, spilled the fruit as he was setting the picnic for Tami's character and when he lunged for it, the eggs all rolled away. :( His yellow hankie turning into a cane didn't work :(, and the last balloon that he shoots in the circus act didn't pop - he actually had to run up to it and kick it. :( Other than that strong performances, especially from Tami (who I thought was much stronger last night). I'm really glad I ended up going! :)

But with those actors, I'm sure that they handled it with aplumb, making it all seem to be part of the show (and I'm sure the audience loved it).
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I was very impressed with how they handled the mishaps! I spoke with the two women I met at intermission and they thought that Jason kicking the balloon was part of the act. :)

Sorry my reply is so late, the wireless connection here went out right as I was replying to comments (and has been VERY spotty all day!) :(
defygravity73 on November 14th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
Rosie O'Donnell had a band leader on her talk show named John McDaniel. Maybe it's him?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, possibly!! I just did an internet search for him (I, at least want to know what he looks like so I don't feel like a complete fool tonight!) ;) and he seems to be a musical director. I think his credits include "Taboo," and "Grease" (maybe that's why he had a connection to Rosie?) He's very easy on the eyes, so it should be a fun evening! ;)
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Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Awwww! *sniff* *sniff* thanks, Sue! :)
kenna_clairkenna_clair on November 14th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
My only question is... who is John McDaniel?

LOL, this is so funny!

Gosh, I didn't know you were so famous among the Kevin Early circle! Wahoo!
Sheri: Sheri & Kevinshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
Haha! I did some research on him online and he seems like a great guy, so I'm really happy to escort him! I needed to find out what he looked like or I would probably follow around the wrong person (knowing me...) ;)

Yay for the internet!! I've gotten to meet SO many wonderful, Kevin fans through the website!! I'm just so thankful! :)
Blancheblanche on November 14th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
Actually, we have an Orpheum theatre in Omaha, which isn't in the best neighborhood, either.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
Haha! I wonder what it is about that theatre name and bad neighborhoods? :o
Was I in it?: 445 Gearyalligatorandme on November 14th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
Have fun while you're here! :-D

(Starbucks is safe and right across from the Orpheum!)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

And thank goodness for Starbucks - they always seem to be safe, even the ones in NYC! :)
karen: dannywakedistracted on November 14th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
That dog is ADORABLE. Oh my god, I am such a sucker for dogs. :)

Is it the same John McDaniel that used to be the band leader on the Rosie O'Donnell show? If so, that's awesome! He always seemed like a really friendly, fun guy. Have a great time!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Isn't she cute? I'm such a sucker for dogs too! :)

I think that's him! :) I'm glad to hear that he seems like a nice guy, I was worried who they would have me escort all night. :) I'm pretty excited about this. :)
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (dogs) jack and jillaudienceawaits on November 14th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Puppy! Oh my god, so cute!!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on November 14th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
She was SO sweet - I SO wanted to take her home with me!! :D
Meredythbroadway_rose on November 15th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
CUTEST DOG EVER!

I want one!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on November 15th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Me too! I just wanted to take her home with me!! :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on November 16th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
Very cute!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on November 17th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
She was!! I REALLY wanted to take her home with me!!