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21 May 2003 @ 10:31 pm
What a wonderful evening...  
Susan and I went to eat at Ronnie's, which is a small dessert parlor & restaurant similar to the old Farrell's we had here when I was growing up. Aside from wonderful food, it was so nice to spend some time talking with her. Since retiring from the Jaycees, I haven't been able to see Susan on a regular basis anymore and the sad thing about it is that our lives have become so busy with other things that if we don't consciously make time to see each other - we'd surely drift apart (And that's something I DO worry about...). We had a lot of fun and poor Mark and Fredrick (her fiancee), wherever they were, their ears must've been burning the entire evening. ;)

We also ate waaay too much! We each ordered one of Ronnie's famous sundaes for dessert and I know that I'm going to have to work twice, if not three times as hard tomorrow at Curves to make up for it. :P But in retrospect, I think it may have been worth it. :)

And I think I'm taking a self imposed vacation from working on my web sites for now. I may have burnt myself out this past weekend and am finding out that turning on the computer gives me more stress than stress relief lately... (yes, I'm being very vague...) I'm not giving up my LJ time (yes, it's an addiction!) - but my sites will probably have to go without updates... for a while... at least.

Stole this from broadway_rose:

# of musicals seen:

Les Misérables (2), A Chorus Line, A Class Act, Side Show (5), I Sent A Letter to My Love (3), Most Happy Fella (4), 1776 (5), Chicago, Urinetown, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2), Hairspray (2), Oklahoma!, Cats, Miss Saigon (2), Carousel (3), City of Angels (2), Guys & Dolls (2), Follies (3), Into The Woods, Spitfire Grill (4), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2), Inside the Music, Beauty & the Beast, Lion King,... I know there are many more that I'm probably forgetting.

# of Cast Recordings owned:

Side Show, 1776 (OBC), 1776 (Revival Cast), Les Misérables (TAC & OBC), Miss Saigon (Highlights - London Cast), Assassins, City of Angels, Follies (OBC), La Bohéme, Urinetown, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, A Class Act,...many more that I can't seem to recall now and I'm too tired to check on...

Ever been to Broadway?:

Once or twice. :)

Ever been to the West End (London)?:

Sadly, no... :( Haven't traveled abroad in years!!

Ever been in a musical?:


Favorite musical:

Side Show - first and foremost! Then it'd be a tie between 1776, Les Misérables, and A Chorus Line.


RE: Side Show - the songs really spoke to me and I think it could well be one of the most moving pieces of work that I have ever seen. One of the most heartbreakingly beautiful shows ever written, IMO and one of the most memorable performances I think I will ever have the pleasure to witness on stage (the awesome trio of Kevin Earley, Julie Dixon Jackson, and Misty Cotton).

Least favorite musical:

I'm sorry, but I have to go with "Cats" here - I almost walked out during intermission.


Wasn't a huge fan of ALW at the time and really though I enjoyed the singing and dancing, there was hardly a tangible story there, IMHO - my apologies to any Cats fans.

Favorite performers:

Male: Kevin Earley, Christopher Sieber, Hunter Foster, Norm Lewis, Gavin Creel, and Stephen Buntrock - in that order.

Female: Julie Dixon Jackson, Sutton Foster, Diana Kaarina, Kerry Butler, Misty Cotton, and Kim Huber - in that order.

Favorite songs:

"Who Will Love Me As I Am?" (Side Show)
"Private Conversation" (Side Show)
"I Will Never Leave You" (Side Show)
"Soliloquy" (Carousel)
"Colors of Paradise" (Spitfire Grill)
"Molasses to Rum" (1776)

Favorite line:

"Ever have anyone puke inside your head?" (City of Angels) - also my friend Bobbie's favorite line of all time. :)

Current Mood: fullfull
Care: raa raa carecareleswhisper on May 22nd, 2003 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a wonderful evening. We used to have Farrell's around here too. I sure do miss that place. :) I can totally relate to the website burn out thing. That's why I stopped making them. *hugs*
Sherishutterbug93 on May 22nd, 2003 01:28 am (UTC)

Wasn't Farrell's fun? - Granted it was loud, but fun. :) The waiters and waitresses at Ronnie's do the siren thing and sing happy birthday to all the children there too. :) The best part about Ronnie's was their dessert menu, their sundaes are to-die for! :)

I can totally relate to the website burn out thing.

I have to see how long I can stay away, though... :D Knowing me, it may not be long ;)
*hugs to you*
Kananigirlkananigirl on May 22nd, 2003 02:06 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh....I remember Farrell's well the one in Ala Moana and stuff. I ate at Ronnie's twice. Their burgers and onion rings are really good. I haven't actually eaten the sundaes and desserts.
Sherishutterbug93 on May 22nd, 2003 08:14 am (UTC)

Ohhh...you have to try their desserts, they're incredible! Susan had the peanut butter and jelly sundae (sounds weird, but she loved it) and I had the rocky road sundae... :) It was so good...
irisheyes77 on May 22nd, 2003 05:19 am (UTC)
Ugh, I know the feeling. I am WAY too full still from yesterday.
Sherishutterbug93 on May 22nd, 2003 08:15 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that you had a nice birthday dinner. :) Wish we had an Olive Garden here...
lucylucy000 on May 22nd, 2003 06:41 am (UTC)
I so miss farrells'. I had my birthdays there from like 2 to 6-- and they would run around as cops & robbers or firefighters and I would eat grilled cheese. Wow, I miss that.
You have seen sooo many shows. I usually just don't get ticks, not sure why. I have seen quite a few on PBS; they have taped and from stage and are usually pretty enjoyable, minus the lack of theater going experience.
Sherishutterbug93 on May 22nd, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
Re: Farrell's
I think Farrell's will always go down in pop culture history as the birthday place for those of us who grew up in the 80's ;). And yes, I do remember their grilled cheese - it was great. :)

I've seen a few shows on PBS as well, however there's something about being there live where the whole theatre fills with energy and the power of a good singers voice that just can't be replaced for me. You should check a few of them out it's a wonderfully addicting experience. :)
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Sherishutterbug93 on May 22nd, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
LMBO :) It was pretty loud and could be a freaky experience for a small child. ;) BTW, glad to hear that you're feeling better after all that tooth pain...
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on May 22nd, 2003 12:54 pm (UTC)
"sundaes for dessert" - that sounds very good. :)

I'm glad to hear that you've had a nice evening and I'm also glad that you are not giving up your LJ time. :)

Take care.
Sherishutterbug93 on May 22nd, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)
"sundaes for dessert" - that sounds very good. :)

It was, but...UGH! So many calories! :(

Thanks for your nice comments, Sabine. You always make me smile. :) Take care and hope you have a nice weekend. :)
terramera on May 22nd, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Wow I totally miss Farrells! Remember when they had that mega sundae with the 100 scoops? Didn't they also have games there like Fun Factory that gave out tickets, and you could buy things with them? *sigh*
Sherishutterbug93 on May 23rd, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)

I do remember that mega-sundae - and I remember seeing other kids have it at their tables and be very envious. :) Honestly though I don't remember them having games - but maybe it was because I was too preoccupied with the food while I was there. :D But ahhh...Fun Factory - another childhood place that I spent a lot of my time - and MONEY. :)