All posts tagged theater

  • I feel so happy.

    I waited:

    I won:

    I saw:

     

    Hands down the most fun I’ve had in Denver. It was incredible.

  • Leonard Maltin & Jane Powell

    Jane Powell was a lot sassier than I thought she would be, on all levels. I should have known, though, Matt has told me that the musical theater-ites can live on forever.

  • No coconut custard, but still a good day

    I was a bit disappointed, but it didn’t spoil my ice cream date with my childhood friend, Julia. I mean, if you’re hanging out with a childhood pal, how can you not have fun? Besides, I’m getting a bit obsessed about this ice cream.

    Plus, I finally got my new uke! I’m over the moon for it!

    (sorry for the weird picture, I took it in photo booth and cropped it to hide as much of my room as possible)

    And then Evan took me to La Casa for pizza. Mmm, so good! It’s my favorite place to get pizza, right behind Zio’s. Maybe even tied if I think about it more…I’ll have to go to Zio’s soon and find out. But we got our favorite, hamburger, and then we tried the scrumptious margarita pizza, which I think is the perfect summer pizza. They have this delicious thin crust and excellent homemade sauce.

    La Casa’s been around since the 1950’s and their sign is now a historic marker so 1) they’re not allowed to change it 2) they have to keep it turned on if the store is open. Apparently a couple years back it got damaged by a storm and they had to spend a lot of money restoring it.

    Evan and I are both dorks and talk about graphic design all the time. Evan adores the La Casa design: the typography and the little guy (“Peppi”). Personally, I really like the type and I think the figure is quaint for it’s time. Most of all, we both agree that we like it because it’s special. It’s not just that  ultra-thin all-lower-case typography that’s so en vogue right now.

    My mom also took me to see Guys & Dolls at the Omaha Community Playhouse. That was really fun! I’ve never seen that musical before and my mother’s never been to the theater at all. She said she might want to maybe go to another play too, possibly, which in mom-talk is as close to “I loved it!” as it gets. (Yes, living at home is killing my spirit a throwing a giant wet blanket over my optimism).

    And today I traded my Trek 820 mountain bike for a Schwinn Tourist hybrid bike. I’m so excited to take it out biking, but the weather is looking pretty grim today.  My Trek is actually a bit nicer and worth more than the Schwinn, but it wasn’t working for the road biking I was doing. I know this isn’t impressive to most people, but I road for an hour and half yesterday on our trail in Papillion and I was really proud of myself!

    No luck in the finding a job. My future is only just starting to come into focus. But I’m just hoping to enjoy this summer.

  • Metropolitan weekend

    On Friday I went to the 36th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition where many talented UW artists’ work were displayed including three of Evan’s paintings and two of Jessica‘s

    [bad picture of Evan’s Crow Reservoir” -sold-]

    [Evan’s “Creatures” -$800-]

    [Jessica’s painting (“campfire”?) -sold]

    Afterward, we went to the Art Show after party in the new Wildcatter Stadium Suites. It was nice up there and there was good food. But can I just mention UW recently spent about $26.4 million on renovating the stadium this year (over $9.2 million on the new Wildcatter area) and they canceled their plans to renovate Hoyt Hall (where the English and Languages departments are held) even though Hoyt is extremely outdated and has asbestos [source]? Oh yeah,  and of course the new business building looks like a mansion. Gag.

    On Saturday I went to the Denver Center for Performing Arts to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was really well done and hilarious! I have never read or seen this play before for some reason and I really enjoyed it. Only $10 with our student ids!

    And on Sunday, I watched way too much of Pushing Daises and finished season two. I’m so sad that show got canceled so abruptly. The trailer doesn’t make it sounds as great as it really is.