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01 April 2006 @ 06:14 am
I heard on the news...  
...that we're in our 40-something-th day of rain here (which has prompted many news stations to bring out all their Noah's Ark references...) And it hasn't been rain of the drizzling sort either, it's been actual storms with thunder and lightning. :P I like a little rain every once in a while, but this is ridiculous! Houses all over the state are flooded, in Kauai, several people died due to a damn bursting from all the backlog of rain water... :( It's just been awful and I wish it would stop... :(

In other, less depressing news, on Thursday night Mark & I went to see "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at Diamond Head theatre. Even through the harshness of the storm, you can't stop true theatre lovers from seeing a show!! ;) It was an interesting concept for a show... For those who have never seen it, it's a mystery with an open end. Apparently Dickens passed away before the ending was ever written and therefore, each night the audience gets to chose the ending of the show. We got to vote on several things (one of which was the identity of the murderer) and the cast creates an ending accordingly. Interesting concept and entertaining idea, however... sadly the production we saw wasn't cast or staged as well as we'd hoped. A lot of the cast were weak singers and didn't handle the task of being good actors acting bad in a show within a show. There were a few standouts, but not enough to move the story along for us with any real sense of purpose. :( It ended up being just okay... I'd love to see the show staged again in a different venue, because it seemed like the show itself was pretty good...

And in website news, my co-worker finally got back to me on which design they preferred for their photo studio site. They liked the one with the maroon background... Personally, I liked the other designs more... but this is the one they chose.


So I guess I'll be working this weekend on completing their site. :) I feel a bit bad for my co-worker, though because the person who did her old site is giving her a really hard time about leaving... He doesn't return her calls, and won't give her information on when her contract expires... :( If it wasn't for the fact that he has the vital information for her domain name, I would tell her never to contact him again. :( I even offered to speak with him myself, but she's determined to try one last time. I hope she's at least able to get the information she needs. :(

Well, I'm off to make some breakfast and wake up my sleepy dog. I hope you all have a nice weekend. :)
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Daniel the California Highway Guy: theatrecahwyguy on April 1st, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
If you've listened to the cast albums, they have about three of the different endings on it. I've never seen the show, but the music is good.

Today, for us, is Forever Plaid. I'm also looking into tickets for Hair at Cal State Northridge... we can get alumni pricing. I'm even thinking of taking NSS&F.

As you would say with the weather... let the sun shine!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Haha! I'd wondered how they did the cast recording! Three different endings, huh? It's a great show, and we'd love to see it again - unfortunately the version we saw was only so-so...

Please let me know how Forever Plaid was - I've not been the hugest Plaid fan, but I do love the original Plaids. :D And Hair sounds great - are they going to do the authentic version with full nudity and all? If not, may not be PG13 enough for NSS&F...

Amazingly it's not raining now, but they expect more soon... :(
Daniel the California Highway Guy: blushingcahwyguy on April 2nd, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm not worried about the nude scene, as they are just standing there singing. After all, the human body is what it is: why does she need to be shielded from that. It's not a sexual scene at all. I was more worried about the violence in Carosel.

My worry is more songs like "Sodomy". Daddy, what's that? Ummmmm....
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh, good point! I've never seen HAIR myself... but I've heard many things from friends about the nude scene...
Michael Corleyclivec on April 1st, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
We'll ship a truckload of sponges. That should take care of the rain.

Sorry about the show not being all you had be expecting. I try to be forgiving about such things, but when it's not all together, it's not all together - one of the worst things is when a singer who can't sing. I should know, because I can't sing and when I've been forced to in a production... things don't go well :D

Sheesh, sounds like a very unprofessional fellow. I'm sure you'll get the site ship shape.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
Haha!! We need TONS of them!! :) How scary it must've been for the people seeing a showing of "Ice Age: The Meltdown" yesterday at one of our local theaters... Halfway through the show, the celing caved in and water flooded the aisles of the theatre. Luckily no one was hurt, but the irony of it all!

And Mark & I were quite surprised by the show on Thursday. We've had incredible experiences with the shows at Diamond Head theatre - so we were rather disappointed with this one. :( But well, we'll support local theatre as much as we can since there really isn't much here!

I really hope that former web guy doesn't give my co-worker too hard of a time. :( That's extremely unprofessional! :(
Michael Corleyclivec on April 2nd, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Unprofessional... ism... is always un-fun to see, but when it's in a field that you work it, it reallly gets your goat!
Carecareleswhisper on April 1st, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
That is so sad that the rain has killed people. :( I hope it stops soon.

That concept of that show does sound interesting. One I'd love to see. :) It's too bad it wasn't better cast though. :/

I'm glad they finally picked a design to go with. :) Now they'll have a beautiful site! I hope that guy isn't a total jerk and finally talks to your co-worker.

Have a nice weekend, Sheri. *hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
It's VERY sad!! Especially for all the families of the missing people they showed on the news. :( It's not raining today (thank goodness!) but another storm is supposedly on the way. :(

The show was VERY interesting! It's too bad the character that Mark & I voted for didn't win as the killer. I'd love to see Kevin in that show - then there would be a good incentive for me to see the show more than once (so I can see all the endings!) :)

I can't believe that other website guy! It really upset me that he was making it so hard for my co-worker to get any information from him! I'm glad she's leaving them!

Hope you have a nice weekend too, Carrie! *HUGS*
Rachelreelcowgirl on April 1st, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Rain! I totally understand where you are coming from! We haven't had a dry day since last summer, and it's really starting to wear on me. Oregon is supposed to be rainy, but the last two years there have been nice little breaks of sunny weather. This year it didn't happen. Luna and Gabby have gotten so frustrated by it that they've chewed half the barn to bits because they won't walk outside in the rain...Hopefully it will end soon!!
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh no!! That's really sad for Gabby & Luna! :( Thank goodness this year was better for you (and them!) Bad weather like this always puts me in a funky mood... The poor tourists who have come here within the past few months... they certainly haven't been seeing us at our best! :(
karen: eternal sunshine enjoy itwakedistracted on April 1st, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
That rain sounds like it's getting out of control...I hope it stops soon. :( Rain can be nice from time to time, but once it gets excessive, it just starts to feel depressing!

All of your samples looked great; the new site will be wonderful. I hope they are able to get things worked out with the other person who did the site, though...what a hassle!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks Karen! I hope it stops soon too! All those poor people who have had their homes flooded twice in two weeks? It's just SO sad! :( Thankfully it isn't raining right now, but they are expecting more soon. :(

My poor co-worker, too! She really shouldn't have to put up with someone avoiding her phone calls and not giving her straight answers. :( I'm really glad she's leaving them! She doesn't deserve to be treated that way! :(

Hope you have a nice weekend, too Karen!! Big *HUGS* to you!
ilenebook on April 1st, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
The news here today said two feet of water in two months...that is a helluva lot of rain.
I feel so sorry for those people in that area.
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
SO much rain... SO much flooding!! :( It's so sad to see all the pictures of all the homes on the news - some poor people have had their homes flood twice in two weeks! :( I wish the rain would end already! :(
ilenebook on April 2nd, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
Yes, I understand that desire.
_tropicalheart on April 1st, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
wow, that's an aweful lot of rain :( My heart goes out to them! :( I hope it settles down soon. We had rain for 23 days once, but it wasn't as nearly as bad as that.

I'm glad they finally chose a design for the studio! Personally, I liked the first two.. LOL!

Take care, Sheri, and have a nice week! *Hugs!*
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on April 2nd, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
It is!! Thankfully the people in the theater yesterday that had the ceiling colapse on them were all okay! I feel so bad for all those whose homes are ruined, though! :( I hope it stops soon! :(

I'm glad they decided on a design too! I've been anxious to work on it. :D

Have a nice weekend too, Kristen!! *HUGS*