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09 July 2010 @ 08:51 pm
Random things...  
...I promised myself that I would be better about tending to my LJ this month... Which doesn't only mean updating, but also about commenting on all of your entries. I've had a LJ for about 8 years now and I can honestly say that I've met some of the most wonderful people here. Some of them have sadly moved on, but a few of them are still here, but don't update too much... I just wanted to say that I miss you all!! ♥

Tomorrow is my Mom's birthday so Mark & I are taking her to Cafe Kaila for breakfast since that's her favorite meal of the day. She's excited and promises not to eat anything before we pick her up (because she wakes up SO early sometimes she'll get so hungry that she'll eat toast or drink coffee before we go out for breakfast causing her to not have an appetite when we eat...) Silly woman has to wait until we get there this time. :D We've told her, and she's promised. ;)

Because her gift this year was our trip to NYC in January (kind of combined her birthday and mine, really...) I got her a photo book of our NYC trip. She is kind of old fashioned and loves to SEE her photos printed out (and not on a computer) so we made her a travel book of photos from the NYC trip. Hope she likes it. :)

On another note, we're happy to report that Cooper is 100% again and back to his old ill-behaved self. ;) I swear, when he was ill, I just wanted him to do something bad, like lick my phone... just once. ;) Now I know he's better because I just picked up my phone and found a HUGE Cooper tongue mark. :D But, you know,... I couldn't be happier about it. ;)

Finally, my Mom keeps asking me if I watch "So You Think You Can Dance?" Which I always tell her that I don't. Apparently my cousin's son on my Dad's side (which, I admit we don't know that side too well) is and has been on the show... Mark Kanemura? Not sure. My Aunt Mildred's married name is Kanemura and I believe it's her grandson (my Dad's side of the family is SO much older than I am... my Aunts are the age of most people's grandparents... which is why I don't know that side of the family too well.) I hear people talking about him, but I've NEVER met him. Apparently we're related, though. *SHRUGS*

Off to watch "Middlemarch" on YouTube... I swear,... at first it was seeing the young & handsome Doug Hodge from 1994 that got me to start watching it... but it's actually a pretty good show and I've been hooked. :) I must admit... Mr. Hodge is an extremely good actor, even back then. And wow... Episode 5... be still my heart.
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Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on July 10th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
You are aware the Doug Hodge was on Downstage Center about 4 episodes ago, aren't you? (I don't remember if you listen to that podcast).
Sheri: Doug Hodge - Tony 2shutterbug93 on July 10th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I don't really listen to podcasts, so I've never actually listened to Downstage Center - is that the one that is produced by The Broadway League or was it... American Theatre Wing? I've listened to an interview about 10 minutes (maybe longer?) in length from the Broadway League right before the Tonys. If it's not the one, I'd love to find it... I've become quite the admirer of Mr. Hodge's talent (and he's such a humble and charming person...) :)
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on July 10th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Go take a look at http://americantheatrewing.org/downstagecenter/index.php

You can subscribe in iTunes, and I always find it interesting. Recent interviewees are:

Katie Finneran
From Promises, Promises.

Ruthie Henshall
From Chicago.

Tony Shalhoub
From Lend Me A Tenor.

Sarah Ruhl
Author of In The Next Room (or the vibrator play).

Douglas Hodge
From La Cage Aux Folles.
Sheri: La Cage 03shutterbug93 on July 10th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I shall definitely take a look... er listen. ;)
Sheri: La Cage 01shutterbug93 on July 10th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say, I'm listening to it now and I LOVE it!! I just love how he says that Kelsey's Georges makes him feel pretty and petite. SO cute!! I have to run to breakfast, but wanted to thank you again for this link! :)
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Sheri: Cooper pupshutterbug93 on July 10th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
SOOO glad that Cooper is his normal mischievous self!! When I saw that tongue mark on my phone, I was SO happy! :) And after Sydney, any illness is reason for us to panic... :P

Haha!! Thanks! I hope she doesn't spoil her appetite too! She promised us! :D
Licyblugurl on July 10th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oh and if you are interested, Mark has a twitter. Here is the link to it: http://twitter.com/mKiK808
Sheri: Chad - Hockadooshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lyddie! I will take a look. :)
L: Kissingicyblugurl on July 10th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad Cooper is better again!!!

OMG you are related to Mark?!?! I love Mark!!! He's also a back up dancer for Lady Gaga too! Mark is fantastic! :)
Sheri: Sheri & Cooper 01shutterbug93 on July 10th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Lyddie!! We're so happy he's back to his rascal self, licking my phone and begging for food. ;)

And apparently I am, though I've never met him before. I remember my Mom kept telling me to watch the show when he was first on a couple years ago, but I never did - we don't even really know his family... She just brought it up again recently since she said he was on again? Not too sure. But, yeah... he's apparently my cousin's son.
Licyblugurl on July 10th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
That's amazing! He's back again for the all stars season! Check him out one day. He's great :D
Mme Bahorel: thelmammebahorel on July 10th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
so glad Cooper is feeling better.

And ooh, I didn't realise someone had managed to upload Middlemarch to YouTube. Script by Andrew Davies and Rufus Sewell as Will Ladislaw? Yes, please! Been dying to see this version since I learned it existed.
Sheri: La Cage 02shutterbug93 on July 10th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! :)

And yes, someone uploaded a rather strange version with Spanish subtitles... still very enjoyable, though. :) LOVE it... :)

It's on this channel:


Sadly I just tried to view Part 1 of Episode 1 and it's gone due to copyright infringement IN OUR COUNTRY... The other parts are still there, though... so... not too sure...
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on July 10th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your Mom! All the best to her and I hope you all have a wonderful time. :)

And I'm very glad to hear that Cooper is alright again! I really had to smile when I read that he likes to like your phone. :)

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Big hugs to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sheri & Cooper 2shutterbug93 on July 11th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH, Sabine! We had a great time at breakfast and she really loved the photo book! :D

And yes, Cooper is back to his normal rascal self, licking my phone. :D I've been trying to get a photo of him looking up at me as I scold him with his tongue still on my phone. :D Hopefully I'll be able to get one. :D

Thanks so much, Sabine! Big HUGS to you!
S.x_serenade on July 11th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday to your mom, Sheri! :D What a nice gift, too :)

Glad that Cooper is doing alright!! That's such a relief for you, I'm sure :)

And OMG! Just OMG about you being related to Mark! That is so awesome! ♥ He was on season 4 of the show and my favorite dancer that has come out of the show, ever. A close 2nd goes to Neil. Anyway, he is amazing :) He's quirky and funny and a brilliant dancer. And like Lyddie mentioned, he's danced for Gaga. If you've seen her recent videos, he's in them :)
Sheri: Chad - Sh*tty Boothshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!! :) ♥ My Mom loved the gift, she said it was almost better than the trip... Whaaaat? ;)

And thanks for your kind words about Cooper! He's definitely back to being his monkey self. :D

And apparently I am related (however distantly...) to Mark. Though I've never met him since our family is not really that close with theirs. I am close with his grandmother (my Aunt Mildred) but as for her children and their families we sadly lost touch. I will try to find out more about him, though.

Thanks for your comments!! ♥

BTW, I love your icon! :)

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Sarah: [Bway] // equality nowmisswritten on July 11th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
I'm glad your dog is all better!!!

That sounds like a really cute gift. Homemade things like that are always awesome, especially for moms lol. For Mother's Day, I made a card for my mom with dry erase markers like a first grader and she LOVED it. I'm sure you'll mom will love the photobook =)
Sheri: Chad - Fantasticalshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH!! Cooper is back to being a bad dog and we couldn't be more thankful! :D

My Mom loved the photo book! She kept looking at it and said it was almost better than the actual trip... HUH?? ;) And she loved Cafe Kaila and said it was THE BEST french toast she'd ever eaten. :)

Thanks so much for your comments!! ♥