I was going to put up the post I had written last week about the TV shows I had tried out, but then I got swept up in Thanksgiving!
So on Wednesday I had a brilliant night! I got tickets to the previews of If/Then with Idina Menzel! I know, AWESOME! So I go and sit down and look at my playbill and see ANTHONY RAPP is also in the play! He is Mark Cohen from Rent! Two Rent actors in one play and both are my favs! It was magic! Funny enough I forgot my camera that I had cleared and charged for the day!
The play was brilliant and the songs were beautiful and funny! If this was just previews I think the broadway show will be fantastic! This is a story of a modern day woman and her choices that led her through life whether good or bad! So we start with one insignificant moment, of whether to stay in a park or not and then spiral out into two different possibilities of the main characters life. These choices can mirror each other and break away from the mold, but the outcomes of spontaneity vs. planing life can be shown in this beautiful story.
Afterward outside some of the cast was signing playbills, I got my pic with Idina, Anthony, and the other main actor! I also got Idina to sign my Wicked shoes! below is the shoes, and later I will post the pic with the sig because I haven’t finished waterproofing the sig so I can actually wear the shoes!
I was going to have her sign on the black part on the Elphaba shoes, but I had lost my silver sharpie! THE HORROR! so she signed on the white Glinda part (but still on the Elphaba black shoe) and it was amazing! I also had my mom with a RENT (which she and Anthony Rapp signed) and Wicked 10th Anniversary playbill which she also signed! It was soooo cool because we didn’t know that two RENT original cast members were there!
Sadly Jackie Burns another Elphaba was there, but I missed her! She is the understudy for Idina Menzel, so I don’t know if I just missed her or she wasn’t there/ left early!
Then the next day I had a turkey dinner with my mom and went out Blackfriday shopping like crazy! Walmart craziness man!
So they wrap up the 6pm thursday deal items in the middle of the isles on Black Friday for shoppers. These should not be opened before their release time, but in the kids section half the toys were gone in one plastic pile. Some crazy person broke it open and started a Mom frenzy of everyone grabbing the item! This got he Walmart workers on high alert!
Mom wanted these trashcans and I did’t have a cart so I volunteered to stand next to the them and wait while she went into the spacious line for the ipad minis and held our spot! As I was waiting a Walmart worker was keeping an eye on the trashcans for anyone trying to take them. At one point I heard another worker say to the man “if you see them put it in their cart and they wont put it back you have permission to just grab it from their cart” and I thought WOW! So when he went to stop a person from taking a coffee maker from a near by pile a lady who was also waiting quickly grabbed two trashcans and tried to get away! She couldn’t make a speedy get-a-way because of all the traffic and got caught by a ninja walmart worker who came up from the back and grabbed one from her cart and then told her to put the other back! Crazy people!
There was a rude worker who kept yelling at us to push back at the cash register line, but it was impossible because she didnn’t yell at the 10 billion carts behind us so there was no room to back up into! She even got the security guard thinking that would help, eventually the security guard realized the same thing and fixed the problem (without yelling I might point out) by clearing the back first so we could safely organize the line!
Behind me a girl was crying, I dont know why but I felt bad so I offered her a tissue. I hope she got what she wanted on Friday!
I went DVD crazy at Best Buy:
-Smash season 1 and 2 (someone hid season 2, but I got it!!!!!)
-Mentalist season 1 and 2 (was going to get the whole series but i already had soooo many DVDs)
-Breaking bad 1-5 (lol someone had hidden the whole series behind some others, lucky I had eagle eyes!)
-Once Upon a Time 1 and 2
-Doctor Who the most recent season, it wasn’t on sale but I still got it!
Ten we had to go back on Black Friday for a mix up on our receipt, it was all cool but I had lost my Mom. So I frantically look for her, and had left my cell phone at home charging from yesterday, then I get out my ipad to try anything to contact her in the chaos. Then I hear a loud sneeze!
Now if you think you have ever heard a sneeze that you thought was loud, well it is nothing compared to this! My Mom sneezes soooooo loud it startles everyone around her, and if we go out we always get stares. It is not just one sneeze, NO the average is 3 super ear splitting sneezes!
So I hear this sneeze and it is like sonar or something because I perk up and walk quickly (well as quickly as you can through a sea of people) to the general area of the sound! Then I hear it again and know exactly where Mom is! I tell you I have never been so happy to hear the sonic boom of her sneeze before!
Also on Friday I went to Steinmart because they had a scratcher in the add, and I cannot resist a scratcher! OMG I have to know what is under that silver stuff! So I get there and find a cute dress on sale, then I have the 50% off sale items, and my scratcher was for a measly $10.00 so my total for the dress was FIVE DOLLARS! woot woot! Oh yah put me on Extreme Couponers Baby they original price was 130.00!
Bed Bath and Beyond was a let down…
But I have to say this was a fun Thanksgiving!
OMG I met my fav RENT actors! Totally geeking out! The funny thing was I had only discovered Rent about a month ago! I am somewhat new to broadway so Rent ended before I got hooked! I always heard it was good, but only just recently saw the movie!