for years i have been listening to 98.5 WKRZ radio station. i usually have it on when i'm driving to work in the morning and driving home from work in the afternoon. one of my favorite radio hosts is amanda who does the afternoon shows.
a few weeks ago, amanda started a podcast called "a day in her shoes." each episode features a different career woman from northeastern pennsylvania and follows what it's like to spend a day in her shoes.
i'm thrilled that i'm going to be amanda's next guest on her podcast! i'll be heading to the radio station this afternoon to record the podcast. i'll let you know as soon as it's available to listen to online!
it's always funny to see what people leave behind at the theatre after shows (usually lots and lots of umbrellas). this weekend after everyone was gone, we found three bouquets of flowers for the dancers. instead of throwing them away, we put them in vases in our office to enjoy their beautiful colors. it's nice to see some flowers and think spring!
i snapped these photos on my phone in my office when it was really overcast outside, so they're not the greatest, but you still get the idea. the pink roses are really pretty and the glittered multi-colored flowers are cheery.
we're in the thick of dance recital season now and we had our second dance show of the season at the theatre this weekend. luckily, it was an easy one and the hours were not too long. on to the next show!
on saturday afternoon we got together with our families to go see sight and sound's noah movie in the movie theatre. we grabbed a bite for dinner after, and then in the evening went to go see a local high school's musical.
there's not usually a ton of excitement in the town where we live, but we sure got our fair share of excitement yesterday when a huge train carrying sand derailed right between our town's police station and ambulance station. our friend travis who lives a few blocks from us got some photos of the disaster and our local news station got some video. what's crazy is that the whole thing was caught on video from the police station's security camera. luckily, no one was hurt. it sure will take a while until the road is opened because they have to pick up the train cars, clean up the sand, and repair the steel train track.
we were cleaning things out and i intended to put this orange nike sneaker box in the recycling bin. that was over two weeks ago and it still hasn't made it to the recycling because leko has claimed it as his own. he perches on top of it every chance he gets. the other day i opened it up to see if he wanted to go inside and he looked at me totally disgusted. i had to quickly shut the lid and he went right up on top again. what a silly guy. okay, kitten, you win . . . the box is yours.
this weekend was a busy one with work and lots of work meetings. in between things, we were able to catch a local high school's musical with ryan's parents on friday night and a showing of the filmed bolshoi ballet at the movie theater with my parents on sunday afternoon.
very glad to have some entertainment to break up the weekend.
this week actually flew by pretty darn fast. it's been a blur and a busy one. although there are a few meetings/rehearsals this weekend, i'm glad we don't have a show! i definitely need to catch up on some sleep.
last week i mentioned that i was helping out with a grant-funded class to teach kids about the technical end of theatre production and we spent the evening painting scenery. last night we had part two of the class and the kids' projects came a long way. they created a rock bridge and five book cases to be used in their production of the music man. the scenery isn't finished yet, but they made some good progress.
ryan had very, very early mornings at work yesterday and today. leko sleeps with us every night but always gets out of bed when we do to see if we are having any fun without him. he got up with ryan the past two days like usual, but then came right back to bed with me after ryan left. poor little guy knew it was too early to get up. when my alarm went off this morning it still must have been too early for him. the look he gave me was, "five more minutes, mom!" of course, i couldn't say no so we stayed in bed for a little while longer.
this weekend we worked the national tour of the broadway musical "the king and i" when it came to town. we both worked the load in (i was on audio and ryan was on electrics), both worked the show call (i was on wardrobe and ryan was on fog), and then both worked the load out (i went back to audio and ryan went back to electrics).
it was a very long weekend with long hours each day so we're both still exhausted from it and currently walking around like zombies half asleep. we did manage to see each other on saturday for a small little dinner date between shows at our favorite thai restaurant which is in walking distance from the theatre.
on his way out the door this morning, i reminded ryan that today is april fool's day so he should watch out for stupid pranks at work. i personally hate pranks and don't find them funny, but i do enjoy seeing what companies come up with every year for april fool's day. some of their fake products are pretty clever.