Tuesday, November 20, 2018

twelve twenty-four

it may be thanksgiving week to the rest of the outside world, but here inside the theatre it's tech week for the kick off of the christmas season.  right after thanksgiving, we start our series of christmas shows with a holiday rock orchestra called twelve twenty-four (very much like trans-siberian orchestra).  i usually don't like to listen to any christmas music prior to december 1st, but i have to make an exception this year!

love, laurie

Monday, November 19, 2018

2018 broadway theatre league gala

on saturday night i had the chance to attend the annual broadway theatre league gala for the second year in a row.  last year i attended for the first time to represent the stage hands union as both a member and the chair of the education committee.

it was a black-tie affair with a red carpet, and it was a lot of fun.  i didn't find out that i was going again this year until a week before the gala, so i had to find an outfit last minute.  i stumbled across this lace and sequin dress and fell in love with the rose gold color and the flared sleeves.  (it was a steal for just $25 too!  i'm a great bargain shopper!)  i didn't get a ton of pictures, but i did snap a few photos . . .

love, laurie

Friday, November 16, 2018

morning nests

my goodness, the weather turned incredibly cold this past week!  we were loading out a show on sunday night and it was 28 degrees!  that's much too cold for november.  leko has been chilly in the house and has been looking for every chance he can get to cuddle with us.  of course, we're not complaining. 

i woke up the other morning and looked down to find leko nested in between ryan's to legs.  what a cute little guy!

stay warm!
love, laurie

Thursday, November 15, 2018

salad date

we carved out a few minutes to run some much-needed errands the other night.  we were starving and there was nothing in the house to eat.  we made a quick stop at one of our favorite salad restaurants for dinner.  it was so good and made me wish this restaurant was closer to where we live.  i'll just have to recreate the salad at home myself!

love, laurie

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

a theatre-packed weekend!

wow this weekend was packed.  in addition to working two on tap, we also worked a one-woman play called the god box, a local college graduation, the load in of the national touring show of elf the musical (which i didn't get a picture of), and both the load in and load out of a large wedding.

nap time yet?
love, laurie

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

two on tap

this weekend was a busy one!  ryan and i worked 5 different shows at 3 different venues in 4 days!  wheph!  one of the shows that we worked at the theatre was a singing and dancing show called two on tap.  by far it was the highlight of my weekend.  i loved the performers and their old fred and ginger style!

above are a few photos that i shot during the show.  there are more on the theatre's facebook page here.  (there's also a little video clip of the opening number here as well as a video of some local students performing in act 2 here.)

love, laurie

Monday, November 12, 2018

veterans day flags

for the past several years, the student veterans alliance at the university where i teach has displayed thousands of american flags on campus in honor of veterans day.  this year they did their "flags for the fallen campaign" again, displaying nearly 7,000 american flags on the campus lawn.  each flag represents a fallen service member.  the flags are on display all week and it's really something to see the thousands of flags arranged in perfectly straight lines, blowing gently in the breeze. 

love, laurie

Friday, November 9, 2018

fun links

wow, it's going to be a busy weekend!  we have a ton of shows overlapping at different venues this weekend so we're trying to take it day-by-day.

since it's friday, here are a few fun links i found around the internet recently . . .

1. all i want to really do with my life is nap with cats

2. yum, i want to make a batch of these cupcakes

3. matching plants to your zodiac sign

4. what words came into existence the year you were born?

5. midnight snacks that aren't terrible for you

6. how is this possible?

7. what fruit are you - i'm a raspberry, no surprise

8. this cranberry-pear-crumble pie looks so good for fall

9. and last but not least, this cat wins the internet by crashing a fashion show

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, November 8, 2018

autumn kitchen sun bathing

you gotta soak up the sunshine when you can!

love, laurie

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

nyc: the museum at fit

we had a great time in nyc on saturday celebrating my dad's birthday.  the first thing we did when we arrived in nyc in the morning was head down to the museum at fit.  we had never been there before, and were pleasantly surprised to find out that admission was free!

while we were at the museum, we checked out both current exhibitions: fashion unraveled and pink.  it was really interesting to see all of the outfits up close.  if you're looking for a free activity in nyc to pass some time, i'd definitely recommend checking it out.

love, laurie