Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where I've Dissappeared To

AAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCKKKKK! I haven't posted in what feels like a zillion years!

It's been a while since my last post hasn't it?

Here's what's happened...

This past week was one birthday after another, my niece's was the 6th, mine was the 9th, my brother's was the 12, and my father's was today, the 16th...That's an almost unbelievable party central and yet in a few more weeks one of my sisters and and another brother will be having a birthday. (I guess my parents thought having birthdays all around the same time was a good idea. Saves on time I guess lol) Despite all the partying today was the only day I had any cake at all...O.o Not even a cupcake...

So for my birthday, my boyfriend and I took a huge trip to New York City for the weekend. It was an awesome surprise, although I guessed, I didn't know it would be for 4 days though.

The trip was also for our anniversary, I've been with my boyfriend for 4 years now, so YAY! Awesome trip to NYC.

We went everywhere, saw Peter and The Starcatchers, based on the prequel book of the same title by David Barry and Ridley Pearson. (good book by the way)

I love Peter Pan and I was nervous about the prequel story(read it and liked it so knew the book was good at least), then I was nervous about the show because I really picked in on a whim hoping that my boyfriend who didn't really like theatre would actually enjoy the technical aspects of the show.

hoooboy...The moment the character Black Stache took the stage...I don't want to give anything away but I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and thought 'Oh god, I picked the wrong show!'

Such a funny scene.
I laughed. I thought the show was better than I expected. Really well written, funny and fun, and it had some of those moments when you believed that something was happening that defied all reason. It was magical.

There was no drop in the characters or the scripting, no pregnant pauses where you just wanted a scene to get over with, and the actors were fairly articulate, which was really good. Having done so much in theatre, sometimes, it can be a real killer for watching shows because all I would want to do is get up and be on stage and act and sing and dance with them or I'd spot huge drops in the show and cringe...I may be a theatre snob I guess but I have to say I was impressed and had a great time with a show that I was unfamiliar with.

The better part was seeing my boyfriend laugh harder than I've ever seen him laugh before. He is my best critic, completely un~biased, which is what you think would be the opposite but he doesn't know how to pull a punch with his opinions. If he doesn't like it he'll be sure to let you know, so you can see why I panicked about the show, and thought he would think the characters would be obnoxious or stupid, but it turned out to be some of his favorite characters and a really good experience with the show.

Aside from the show, we stumbled around New York, literally, happening on the New York Public Library (Ghostbusters' theme song playing in head) and took a thousand pictures. I've always wanted to go so I'm very happy to have actually gotten to see it in person. I am not just a Ghostbusters' fan I am a book worm. ^_^

It's the New Year's Ball!

We took a stroll through central park, took tuns, got lost in the subway system several times, and went all the way to the top of the Empire State building. It seems we always get lost successfully and turn out to find something awesome.
Oh No! It's Garu Kong!!!
Between the food, the sights and the show you would think I'd experience everything I could possibly hope for on this trip, I am definitely lucky, I got way more than I had hoped for.

My next post will be a small snippet on our trip to Tokyo Rebel...stay tuned and enjoy...

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