Saturday, January 26, 2008
It was a difficult job, but here it is:
The head somehow stayed in place until after a rousing round of "Happy Birthday," numerous pictures, and many, many bumps against the table! Then, he'd had enough, and met his demise!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Here's me playing in the snow on the roof of the apartment building, and my snowman. There's video of him, too.
We saw the two premier musicals in Chicago that week: Wicked and Jersey Boys, and we got front-row seats to both for $25 each!!! They were unbelievable!!! My friend and her husband had already seen Wicked, and didn't like it that much, but now believe it's because they sat so far back. We were talking, waiting for the show to begin, when the conductor popped up and yelled, "Boo!" at us. He was really nice. We talked to him before and after the show, and during intermission. I got his autograph on my Playbill. After it was over he told us where we could find the perfomers, and I got Galinda's autograph, too. I played Glinda in "The Wiz" in college, although not nearly as well as she! Jersey Boys was pretty amazing, too.
As we passed Macy's, I noticed a beautiful cake in the window. My friend said it was "Sarah's Pastries & Candies," and that one of their candies is on a list of ten best things to eat in Chicago. We went in, and ended up spending an hour in there talking to the girl working. Her friend owns the bakery... and there's a picture of her and Martha Stewart in the bakery! She said Oprah loves their black & white cupcakes, so they send her some often. I showed her my FBI cake, and she said they would probably sell something like that for around $700-$800!!! I about fainted! I got a picture with her, and she got a cake and cupcake for me to hold.
My friend's husband actually rides a segway (did I spell that right?) at work, so we went up to his office and did that, too!
And last, but not least, here is my friend practicing for a ballroom dancing competition in March. She's awesome!