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27 June 2010 @ 12:59 pm
Less depressing entry, coming right up!  
First of all, I just want to say that I have THE MOST amazing LJ friends around. Truly. HUGS and love to you all!! ♥

Secondly, I realize that my LJ has become just a receptacle for my theatre posts and rants (which I apologize for!) The last time I wrote a personal, non-theatre related entry was... I can't even remember when (before my last one, obviously). But I plan to try to change that since my life is more than the trips that I take and the shows that I see (not much, but you know...) ;)

On Thursday, I was visited by a dear friend of mine from Sacramento, who I haven't seen since his wedding last year. I adore him and I think I'm telling our Sacramento office that we've decided to keep him and don't want to send him back! :D He and I had a GREAT lunch and caught up on everything in our lives. Once in a while it's SO lovely to just be able to sit with a good friend and be completely candid about everything.

Mark & I have also been on a serious Japanese food kick... We went to Shirokiya at our local mall and spent a bunch of money on musubis, veggie croquettes, and tsukudani. Every once in a while we'll get on these kicks and have to eat good Japanese food (usually it's just after we get back from NYC...) ;)

And I bought a squeaky toy home for Cooper from NYC that didn't last a day in our house... I'm glad that Cooper likes it, but sheesh... I sometimes wish his toys would last longer than 24 hrs. :)

He carried it with him all over the house and wouldn't put it down!

Here's a weird action shot of him jumping back on the bed with
the toy in his mouth. It's a little out of focus, but I
thought it was hysterical. :)

On the theatre front... I am SOOO excited to see "1776" at Musical Theatre West! I was excited enough to learn that Steve and Tami were cast as John and Abigail Adams, but Todd Nielsen as Thomson (my favorite unsung hero!), Damon as Lyman Hall (WOW!), Robert Townsend as Rutledge... I am in serious musical theatre heaven. And to top it off, the production is directed by Nick... how amazing is that? My favorite musical of all time staged in a great venue, with an extraordinary cast and brilliant direction - how could I not be completely excited? :)

After 1776, I'm driving down to San Diego that evening to see Bets as Ado Annie in Moonlight Amphitheatre's "Oklahoma!" so it should be an incredibly exciting trip! :) I can't wait for July!

Once again, I wanted to thank you all so much for being such wonderful friends!! I really do have the best LJ friends around. Big HUGS to everyone!! ♥
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Regina Phalangethunder_pants on June 28th, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
I love the picture with your friend. His name is on the tip of my tongue! He has the best smile! You both do! :)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on June 28th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks so much!! My friend's name is Satoshi. :) And he really does have the best smile - and I just want to smile whenever I see him. He really lights up a room! :)
Regina Phalangethunder_pants on June 30th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
YES! Satoshi!! I was thinking something close to that : Sartori, but I knew that was wrong.
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on July 2nd, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Heehee!! You were SO close! :)
Deb: sunnysb186 on June 28th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
I agree that your friend has a wonderful smile. Looking at the photo of the 2 of you, it just makes me smile. :) And I'm not even finished my coffee yet! ;-)

And I just love the photos of Cooper. He's such a monkey, but such a cutie pie. I remember when Sunny went through her toys like crazy. Now that she's older, she doesn't go through them nearly as quickly as she used to and her basket is overflowing becaus we still keep buying them for her. She needs to have Cooper visit and narrow down her toy selection for her. :)

And mmmmmm... Japanese food. I miss sushi so much. Can hardly wait until I can have some again. :)
Sheri: Cooper pupshutterbug93 on June 28th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Satoshi has a beautiful, radiant smile - it totally lights up a room! :) He was SUCH a highlight of my week last week and made my long work week infinitely more enjoyable. Love spending time with wonderful friends!! :)

And HAHA!! Cooper definitely takes his job as toy destroyer seriously! :D He really loved this one, though and wouldn't put it down all day. In fact he even took a nap with it under his paw - it was so cute!! :)

And yes,... I love Japanese food! You'll have to convince Mike that you need to come back to Hawaii. ;) After all, we have the best Japanese food here. :)

HUGS!!! ♥
Debsb186 on June 28th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Aren't they cute when they sleep with thier toys. :)

Hee hee.. I won't take much convincing to get Mike back to Hawaii! Maui is one of his favourite places in the world. :) He's already talking about it for next winter. :)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on June 29th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Yes, come back!! Oahu this time!! :)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on June 28th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, looking at the photo of you two made me smile too. :) I'm glad you got to spend some time with a good friend.

And I love the pictures of Cooper. He looks satisfied and determined - you don't get back my toy! :) I don't know why, but Micki never was a "toy fan" and she does not at all like a squeaky toy. I still have one squeaky toy I bought some years ago and it looks still so new that I could give it back. Perhaps Cooper should teach Micki what to do with the toy. :)

July will be there soon! :)

You too are a wonderful friend! Big hugs to you, Sheri!
Sheri: Cooper 02shutterbug93 on June 29th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks Sabine!! :) Satoshi is really one of my favorite people - he just calls me at work and no matter what kind of day I'm having, I always end up smiling. :)

Haha!! That's pretty much what Cooper was saying about his toy!! :D I think it's a shame that Cooper and Micki can't meet. Micki could teach Cooper about walking in the snow and Cooper could teach Micki about squeaky toys. ;)

Love you, Sabine!! ♥
Sarah: [DW] // whackmisswritten on June 29th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
LJ friends are the greatest. Any time I've ever posted a pour-my-heart-out entry, I've never failed to receive a bunch of loving comments full of support. I'm glad your flist is just as amazing :)

Your dog is adorable! That is a pretty awesome toy too.

Enjoy your upcoming theatre trips!!!

Sheri: Cooper - happy :)shutterbug93 on June 29th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
I have the most amazing LJ friends ever!! (And you are MOST DEFINITELY included on that list!!) :) Thank you so much for your comments!

And HAHA... Cooper is a nut, but we love him. :) And we sadly had to put his toy to rest... it's in a better place now. ;)

Big HUGS to you!! ♥
Sarah: [GG] // :-omisswritten on July 1st, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Aww thank you so much! I definitely consider you a great LJ friend as well :)

Hahah aww. I can't wait to get my very own dog. I have a few years though, since my mother will not allow furry pets (or any pets, actually, since all the hermit crabs died lol) and I'm still in school haha.