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05 August 2006 @ 05:50 am
A nice happy post for a change...  
First of all, I have no idea why I'm up so early... I got up this morning at 4 am and couldn't go back to sleep. I ended up spending A LOT of time on ebay looking for out of print dvds like "A Christmas Romance," "The Gathering" (woo hoo for my new Randal Kleiser addiction!!), and "The Hasty Heart." They're all outrageously priced because the sellers probably know that silly Greg Harrison and Randal Kleiser fans (like me) will pay an arm and a leg for it. :)

In any case, I decided to take a break from all my depressing posts and post something uplifting and happy for a change. :) And there's nothing happier than talking about my next trip to LA!! :) In exactly one week, Mark & I wil be on our way to LA to see some wonderful theatre!! :) I'm pretty thrilled about this trip because very rarely does Mark accompany me on my theatre excusions. And aside from an unknown matinee on Saturday, I think we have all of our shows planned out...

Friday 8/11 eve: Lizard @ NoHo Arts Center
Saturday 8/12 mat: ??? (Can anyone suggest a good show in the Hollywood / Burbank area??)
Saturday 8/12 eve: Kevin in concert with the California Philharmonic (WOOO!) :)
Sunday 8/13 mat: tick, tick...BOOM! (Again!) @ the Coronet
Sunday 8/13 eve: Curtains @ the Ahmanson :)

It should be a great, relaxing weekend and the perfect getaway from all the recent stress at work... :)

Anyway, speaking of Randal Kleiser (which I wasn't really doing, but he's in my new icon so doesn't that give me free reign to speak about him anywhere in my post?) ;) a couple of very sweet LJ friends have recently told me that they have obtained (or will soon obtain) "It's My Party" to watch based on all the gushing I did about it in my last post. ;) I'd love to know what anyone who has watched this movie has thought of it. :D And I know it's not for everyone, but I just adored it!

Last night, there was a HUGE accident on the freeway near our cut off. The freeway was shut down down and the cars there were basically at a standstill for nearly 2 hours. And unlike the mainland, we really only have three major freeways on the island - so there was really only one way to get home. :P So hearing how bad the traffic was, I called Mark and asked him to meet me at my workplace and suggested dinner at the mall so we could wait for the traffic to clear. We ended up eating wonderful salads at California Pizza Kitchen and having a great time. :) It's sort of nice to break up our daily routine once in a while like that and go out unexpectedly - so, in a way, the traffic turned out to be a really nice thing. :)

I'm off to search ebay a bit more as I wait for my sleepy husband to wake up, and then I think we're heading to Marukai for some tempura sushi!! :D Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!! *HUGS*
Current Mood: awakeawake, oddly enough
karen: raul esparzawakedistracted on August 6th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Your LA trip sounds fantastic! :) You must be so excited...you deserve some time away from your work stress. And how wonderful that Mark will be able to join you this time! You guys will have a wonderful time!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 6th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Karen! I'm so excited about this trip!! Very rarely do I get the chance to travel with Mark (He doesn't have that much vacation time...) so this coming weekend will be lovely!! :)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on August 6th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Seeing wonderful theater accompanied by your partner sounds very good to me. :) I'm glad to hear that there is such a nice happening you can look forward to. You deserve to get away from all this stress and I hope you and Mark will have a wonderful time in LA!

I'm glad that the bad traffic turned out well - it's nice if you can turn a bad thing into something better or even nice thing, isn't it? :)

Hope you have a nice Sunday, Sheri. Big *hugs* to you!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 6th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine!! I'm really looking forward to spending some time with Mark in LA (and, of course, seeing great theatre too!) :)

Hope you've had a nice weekend!! Big *HUGS* to you!!
lindasings on August 8th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Well, you could always go to a Saturday afternoon movie. Maybe someone is showing a Greg Harrison retrospective.
Sheri: It's My Partyshutterbug93 on August 8th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
AHAHA!!! :D That would be only too perfect! :D And speaking of Gregory, I hadn't realized how big a part of LA theatre he was years ago! He had his own theatre company at one point, was nominated for several ovations... I just thought he did TV movies. ;P Shame on me for being such a bad fan-girl!! ;)
lindasings on August 8th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
I think I knew some of that. I vaguely remember hearing that he was responsible for bringing "The Hasty Heart" to the L.A. stage.
Sheri: It's My Partyshutterbug93 on August 8th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Now he's Billy Flynn in the touring company of "Chicago"... who knew he could sing? I mean,... besides you. ;) :D