Sheri (shutterbug93) wrote,

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I can't live in the city! And "White Christmas"... :)

Last night I had my very first lesson in hailing a cab in the city. :( I'm SO not a city person and that much was pretty evident last night. I went to the Orpheum Theatre on 8th Street and had to go less than a mile (only 3 blocks or so) to get back to my hotel, but everyone made me promise NOT to walk there by myself (including my boss). So I opted for a cab... What an experience! :( Thankfully I was finally able to get one (after a long time of trying) and I was able to make it back to the hotel. :) The cab ride was really so short that it literally would've been faster for me to have walked... but to keep Mark's sanity, I promised him I'd take a cab...

Speaking of the Orpheum, I went to see "White Christmas" last night. It was one of those big, old fashioned, grand scale musicals with gorgeous sets and nice costumes. :) It was a cute show and I enjoyed it, except that I had the misfortune of being seated next to several theatre patrons from hell. :( The three middle aged ladies next to me insisted on talking (VERY loudly) through the entire show (I don't mind talking before the show starts, even obnoxious talking, but once the show starts I expect people to stop!) They were having full-fledged conversations in the middle of the show! :[ If that wasn't enough, one of the ladies started singing "Sisters" in the first act. :[ I had bad flashbacks to that Saturday I went to the matinee of "Carousel" at Cabrillo Theatre... :( My patience was running really thin by the end of the show and when it ended and they just took FOREVER to get out of their seats for no reason other than they were still talking and not paying attention to the fact that everyone was waiting for them, I thought I'd scream. :[ I think it's wonderful when people are enthusiastic about the theatre, but please... have some consideration for the rest of us!! :[

On a completely non-theatre note, the conferences went pretty well yesterday. I saw the two people I knew from our home office (one was the auditor who came to audit our office last week.) It was pretty surreal to sit in the meetings, having just come from being surrounded by theatre people - to sitting in a room full of compliance men in suits. :P VERY different end of the spectrum! I did meet two very nice ladies who were more interested in cutting out of the afternoon sessions to go shopping. :) They told me I should go shopping too, but I felt guilty -- almost like I was cutting class, and I ended up going to all the sessions.

The one thing I'd forgotten about these conferences was all the eating!! It seems a little odd, but that's all we seem to do - sit and eat! They fed us breakfast, lunch, and dinner with two HUGE breaks in between the sessions. This time they had trail mix packs & power bars after the first session and :) HUGE warm pretzels, bowls filled with HUGE Butterfingers, HUGE bottles of Arizona Iced Tea, and oatmeal & chocolate chip cookies after the next session. Oh my gosh, this conference has been incredibly bad for my diet - I'm going to be 500 pounds by the time I come home! :( *SIGH*

Before I forget, I was tagged by queenstacey_25:

RULES OF THE GAME. Post six weird and random facts about yourself, then at the end, list the names of five other people who are next in line to do this.

1. I can't hail a cab to save my life! ;P

2. In addition to being able to curl my tongue, I can also flip it upside down.

3. I don't listen to the radio at all.

4. I love LA theatre more than theatre anywhere else I've ever been, including NYC.

5. My favorite voice in theatre is some tall guy with curly hair and a killer baritone. ;)

6. I don't watch TV, but on the rare occasion that I do, I like to watch "Animal Planet," "Food Network," or "TLC."

Ooops! I forgot to tag... If you'd like to do this, I'd love to read your answers. :)

I'm just SO exhausted! I have tickets tonight to see "Prelude to a Kiss" at the SF Playhouse, but I may opt to skip it and just get some sleep before my flight back to Burbank early tomorrow morning.... we'll see. If it involves hailing another cab, chances are good that I won't be up for it. ;P Hope you all have a nice day. :)
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