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15 December 2003 @ 10:40 pm
A solution to my gift problem for Mark. :)  
While I was speaking with Mark today I came upon the realization that he had NO CLUE what to get me for Christmas either. :P So after a lot of talking and both of us admitting that we were clueless this year, ;) we decided to use the money we would've spent on gifts to go toward our annual Valentine's Day trip to NYC (we spent Valentine's Day there last year and got stuck in the President's Day blizzard). :)

Now, before you all think I've totally lost it (since I'll be in NYC only a month before in mid-January) - I really haven't. ;) I was able to get RT airfare for us for less than it would cost me to fly to LA! (I love priceline!) AND my January NYC trip with gigglets is basically just to see Kevin in "Millie" - she's really not interested in seeing any other shows while we're there. :( I REALLY want to see "Never Gonna Dance" and "Wicked" and since Mark has a HUGE crush on Kerry Butler, he really wants to see "Little Shop of Horrors". :) We're going to catch one showing of "Millie", but we're going more so Mark can see Sutton (who he also has a crush on) than to see Kevin (specifically).

We're still buying small gifts for each other, but the pressure is off a little with our funds going toward our upcoming trip. Little gifts I can handle, it's the big ones I can't think of! :P

And we received quite a few Christmas cards today. :) Among them, a lovely card from i_am_angieface. Thanks Angie! :) I also got the most darling newsletter written by Gracie, the puppy of one of my online friends. :) It was so adorable and such a clever idea. :)

And on a final theatre note, Kevin opens tomorrow night in "Millie!" :) I'm so happy for him! :) I think a few of my friends (from North Shore Music Theatre) might drive into the city to see him tomorrow night. :) I hope someone sees him - I'd love to hear how he did!
Kayleakaylea on December 16th, 2003 12:43 am (UTC)
The lion king is playing in san francisco from January 2004 to may 2004 :-D I want to go but most shows are sold out already :( it's so sad :(
Was I in it?: unstillbare gieralligatorandme on December 16th, 2003 02:30 am (UTC)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 16th, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC)
I've only seen the tour once, but the costumes and sets were astonishing. :) I took my Mom to it and she loved it. :)
Care: Merry Christmascareleswhisper on December 16th, 2003 12:44 am (UTC)
At least you two can come to an agreement. That's awesome!!! :)
Kayleakaylea on December 16th, 2003 12:53 am (UTC)
Hey Carrie I just scared Jason on AIM. He didn't know who I was! OOPS! I'll be on AIM if you want to talk. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 16th, 2003 08:48 pm (UTC)
Mark probably was more anxious to plan this NYC trip than I was. :) It's such a switch since I literally had to beg him to come with me last year. ;)
Was I in it?: musettaalligatorandme on December 16th, 2003 02:27 am (UTC)
I hope you hear more about Kevin than I did about Ben. From the looks of things, you'd think that once Ben came in, the role of Graydon was cut from the show. ;-) I heard sooooo little, not bad, good or otherwise!

I swear I read like 4 (fan) reviews for the whole time he was with the show. Sheesh! At least Kevin might get a re-review since apparently Susan Egan's coming in while he'll be there. :-)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 16th, 2003 08:47 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention it, I haven't really heard too much - but what I did hear about Ben's Graydon were all raves. For Kevin, I just hope the reviews are favorable... he is having to come in and fill some pretty big shoes, after all! :)
Was I in it?alligatorandme on December 16th, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
What I heard was on the good end but ranged from "good and getting there" to excellent...so I guess I shouldn't complain. :-) (Although there were NO posts about him on the official Millie forum.)

Can't wait to hear about Kevin!
Smithasmittenbyu on December 16th, 2003 06:58 am (UTC)
what a brilliant idea!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 16th, 2003 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks Smitha! And it was nice that Mak wanted to go to NYC almost as much (if not more) than I did! :)
Smithasmittenbyu on December 17th, 2003 01:24 am (UTC)
oh NYC is such a fun city!! I just don't know if I would like the winter..brr..
Meredyth: milliebroadway_rose on December 16th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
Ok first things first.. I was in NYC during the blizzard too! I saw Les Miz on Feb 16.. did you say you saw it the 17th?

Secondly.. GO SEE WICKED!!!

I'm gonna go to Sutton's last show so I'll be able to see Kevin as Graydon!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 16th, 2003 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yup I remember we were there the same weekend (I saw Les Mis on the 14th) :) and we'll be in NYC the same weekend again this year too! :) In fact, Mark & I will be at Sutton's last performance too. :)

And I have to see "Wicked" - especially after having bought the cast recording today and already getting addicted to it. :)