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15 January 2007 @ 06:04 am
More on the kindness of people...  
...Not to completely be-labor this whole "robbery" issue, but I think the most amazing thing that I've discovered throughout all of this madness is the incredible kindness of people. I know that I mentioned this earlier, but after yesterday - it definitely bears repeating.

Mark & I went to see The Marvelous Wonderettes yesterday (me for the second time, and hubby for the first) and I will NEVER forget the kindness that the cast has shown me - they are all such lovely, LOVELY people!! From those who barely know me (Kim and Kirsten) who came up to give me a hug and let me know that they were so sorry and had heard about what happened, to Julie who (literally) gave me her beautiful homemade shawl/scarf off her own back... they were all the sweetest!! And finally, Steve and Bets who are clearly the SWEETEST, most thoughtful couple around - truly, their kind gift almost made me burst into tears - they are just the kindest, most thoughtful people that I have been blessed to know!!

The show itself was wonderful and made an instant fan out of Mark - he loved it so much, in fact, that he wants to see it on our next trip. I think the thing that makes the Wonderettes so wonderful is the innocence of it. It's so interactive and sweet that by the time the show is done, you're really rooting for the main characters and get involved in their lives and their stories. Plus, the talent onstage is incredible - where else can you see talent like Bets, Julie, Kim, and Kirsten on the same stage together!! :) Really, if any of you are in the LA area, I can't think of a more enjoyable way to spend an afternoon! And the GREAT news is that they've been extended until March 26th!! WOO!

After the Wonderettes, Mark & I headed to Pasadena Playhouse to see Defiance - which, one of the most exciting parts for me was getting to see Joel Polis (who was one of the wonderful cast members of "It's My Party" - that lovely independent film that I LOVE so much) in the cast. The show itself was thought-provoking, however, I felt that it spent WAAAY too much time setting up the main character of the colonel and not enough time on the problem at hand... Also, I didn't feel as though the character of the Captain was drawn well enough, nor did I feel that the play spent enough time on his struggle with "doing the right thing" at the end. The play masquerades as a piece about racial tension, when really it's about the inner struggle with ideals and human flaws. It was a thought provoking show, but not one I'd highly recommend.

Today Mark & I are heading out to do some last minute omiyage (hawaii travel gift) shopping at Trader Joes (why oh why don't we have one in Hawaii??) and I'm going to head to Full O'Life and Whole Foods to stock up on some great veggie food products that I simply can't find in Hawaii... Then we fly home. It's been an absolutely wonderful weekend! When we were first deciding whether the trip was something we even wanted to do (after everything that happened) we never would've thought that it was probably THE BEST thing that we could do... If nothing else, it certainly renewed our faith in the goodness of people. :)

Hope you all have a lovely Monday!! Big *HUGS* to all of you!!
Current Mood: touchedtouched
ajayne on January 15th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
I am glad you went on the trip - even though you were debating whether or not to go. You both needed it BEFORE the house was robbed... you certainly needed the distraction afterward. Have a lovely flight home!!! *HUGS*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 21st, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO much!! And you've been SOOOO wonderful through all of this, Andrea - thanks for being such a great friend!! HUGS!
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on January 15th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear you had a great time and were showered with so much kindess and love.

Great to hear that Wonderettes is extended! I wish I can see it and I wish they had a Sunday evening show :( I'd be in LA on 21st but they don't have the evening show...
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on January 21st, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
You should definitely see the Wonderettes!! It's SUCH a cute, fun show!! And I know I'm biased because I LOVE the cast, but, really - it's got to be one of the most fun shows around - such a great way to spend an evening! :D Too bad they don't have an evening show!! :(
karen: john mayerwakedistracted on January 17th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Hope you had a safe trip home!

And I think it's wonderful that there has at least been something positive come out of the robbery. It sounds like people have been wonderful - but, of course, that has something to do with the fact that you are so wonderful to everyone else! :)

So glad you guys had a nice trip!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 21st, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
You are SOOOO sweet, Karen!! Big *HUGS* to you!! I've been so fortunate to have such WONDERFUL friends (you most definitely included!!) that have been SOO supportive through all of this. Thank you so much, Karen!!
(Anonymous) on January 23rd, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm a friend of Joel Polis and showed him your comment. He was touched that you had such nice things to say about his work.
Sheri: It's My Party - dvd titlesshutterbug93 on February 6th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment - sorry it's taken me so long to see it! One of my favorite movies is "It's My Party" - which I still cry when I see... and Joel was excellent in it! It was such a pleasant surprise to see him onstage!