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04 September 2007 @ 06:25 am
My final day in Sacramento and the final performance of 1776...  
I got home yesterday and oddly enough even knowing that Sydney would not be there to greet me, I couldn't help but think on the plane ride home, "I can't wait to see Mark & the fuzzy dog!!" :( Somehow being away was a good way to forget that she's gone, but coming home to an empty house yesterday was that much more depressing...

On a much less depressing note, I had a wonderful last day in Sacramento on Sunday. I spent the majority of the morning sleeping off my headache (which was nice) and then walking around downtown looking for food. :) As I was walking around I ran into the Pride festival somewhere on 21st and J... I would have loved to have gone in, but sadly I was beginning to feel faint from my food hunt, so I ended up passing it up and continuing on my quest for food... :P

I ended up ordering take out from PF Chang's - which was lovely and I spent the afternoon eating delicious Chinese food and watching TLC's "Flip That House" marathon (not that I love the show or anything, but it was good, mindless TV and what's better on vacation than a good mindless TV show?) It was nice - rarely do I have the opportunity to actually relax on my vacations... I'm always traveling and so much on the go all the time that it barely even feels like a vacation. So this was really nice and what I really needed... :)

Saw the evening performance of 1776 and must've been sitting next to a history teacher... Each time Thomson read a portion of the declaration, she would say the words with him. At first it was amusing, then it got a bit irritating... It was one step down from her actually singing along with the songs. :{

The performance was incredibly strong that night. James Barbour - oddly enough - delivered his lines much quicker than he did the previous two performances, made sure he hit the desk with his cane soft enough so that it didn't break, and seemed to give an angrier portrayal that night. All that said, I'm still not sure I agree with this Barlett's way of stopping "Molasses to Rum" with his "For the love of God, Mr. Rutledge,...Please!" It sounded bold and angry... LOVED the Reprise version (I can't remember who played the role there, sadly) - where he made it sound more like he was ashamed (which I felt was more fitting.) But that's just my interpretation...

Got to speak with Bets a last time before I left. We spoke about the show, my Chad Brannon adoration, and puppies. A lovely conversation all around (and much better without my headache!!) All in all a LOVELY theatre weekend and I'm so glad that I made the trip to see it. :)

The flight home was pretty uneventful, except that at the airport I spotted Kevin Covert (who played Robert Livingston) waiting in the Delta Terminal for his flight home. Since I'd seen the show 3 times from the East side of the theatre, and he was always in front of me, he was very easy to recognize. :)

I will post some photos of the weekend soon. :) Now I have to run and get ready for a week of hearing my BIG boss complain because I was out on Friday... :P Hope you all have a great week! HUGS!
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on September 4th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your headache. It must be the heat? I'm sorry that I didn't get to see you. We came home from San Diego yesterday too. We may have passed by at the airport!

Also, I ended up not going to see 1776 :( I had to give away my ticket. At least it wasn't wasted. I'm glad to hear you had a good time at the show though.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 4th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I wish I'd been able to see you there! :( I think my headache was a combination of the heat, being dehydrated (I didn't have a car so I couldn't buy my bottles and bottles of bottled water this time!) :P

Sorry you missed the show - it was a great production!! :D
Mme Bahorel: grahammmebahorel on September 4th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is - supremely geeky. I have geeky friends, and we don't even recite the declaration (though we do start to laugh at the jokes before they happen).
Sheri: Kevin as Edward Rutledge in shutterbug93 on September 5th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
Isn't it? It amused me for a few seconds and then it got really irritating! :P I'm pretty geeky in that I know most of the lines from the show, but I'd never recite them while I was watching it like that lady... ;P And I've laughed once or twice at a joke before it happened... :)

BTW, the icon is for the show, not the sentiment :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on September 4th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Glad you got rid of your headache. It has been nasty hot here in CA. It isn't agreeing with me at all.

I'm also glad you made it home safe. HUGS! I'm still thinking about you, and wish I could give you great big hugs in person. Love ya!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 5th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
Oh, it was SO hot in Sacramento! I feel for you all out there... :(

Thanks for your good thoughts! I wish I was in the LA area - I would've loved to have seen you this past weekend. HUGS and love to you!!
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on September 4th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* Welcome back, Sheri! :) I'm glad that you had such a nice theater weekend. :) And I'm also glad to hear that your headaches went away - you are right that to be dehydrated can cause them. Hope you too have a nice week. You are in my thoughts, love and hugs to you, Sheri!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 5th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sabine!! It was such a great weekend, made even better by all the friends I got to see. :D And I do think the main cause of my headache was the dehydration... I came home and drank lots of water! Thanks so much for your sweet comment!! Much love to you!!
Care: Bear loves Kitty Catcareleswhisper on September 5th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
I'm glad you made it home safe and sound. *HUGS* Relaxing is a great way to spend a vacation. It's good to hear you got some relaxation time in this trip and that your headache went away. I was very tempted to drive up to sac town and come see you to give you big friend hugs!!! I really should have. Here is a *BIGHUG* to you!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 5th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Carrie! :) It was really nice just to spend the day on Sunday relaxing, and not worrying about work, school, or my website business. And thankfully after some extra sleep, my headache did disappear. :) I really wished I could've been in LA or someplace closer - I would've loved to have seen you! Big HUGS and much love to you!!
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on September 5th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got rid of your headache, had a great, relaxing vacation, and found food! ;)

I know what you mean about thinking of seeing Sydney. I felt paws on my leg the other night - a signal that someone was about to jump onto my lap - and for a moment thought it might be Cammy before I realized it would have to be Kitkat. And years later when I see an orange tabby outside I think of one of our cats long gone.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 5th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I was so happy the PF Chang's was relatively nearby! :) I just love their pan fried eggplant. :D

And how's Cammy doing? It's been a while since I've seen you post... How are YOU doing?