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27 July 2008 @ 08:51 pm

I feel bad that I have not been updating on unlimited.  Now that everyone is back I finally want to talk about something that Tiff already mentioned.


Seriously, the show astounded me in every way.  Not only did I laugh harder than I did in years, but it was also like experiencing a French comedy troupe of the post Renaissance.  From the characters to the set, it was a great experience for both theatre enthusiasts and those looking for a great hilarious show.

Speaking of hilarious, the cast was UNBELIEVABLE.  Everyone in the cast did not disappoint.  Brad and Mark were spectacular, and I don't know how they could do that show so many times.  Christine blew it out of the water.  And the three fiancés were all great.

When Tiff told me about the show, I thought that it would just be great to see such a cool cast.  Little did I know how great of an experience it would be.

Tiff might have some gifts from the show later, so look forward to that.

25 July 2008 @ 10:58 am
Yesterday was a great day. We went to La MaMa for Liss and Gem and Hell to see where Lisa got her start. For Matt and I it was really cool because we had studied La MaMa in our theater history class, so it was really interesting to actually see it and everything. And then right across the street was the New York Theater Workshop, which is of course where Rent got it's start. And it was just really cool to be there and to see all that. And to realize the impact of those two places. Not just for Lisa, but for theater in general. Like, IDK, all I could think while I was there was 'what if these places weren't here? what if Jonathan hadn't gotten to workshop Rent here? what if so many playwrights hadn't gotten to use these places as launching pads?'. It was just really cool.

Then we went on a hunt for the Lisa In Wonderland article. We found a copy of it but the microfilm at that library wasn't working. So we still haven't actually seen it completely. But we got a bit farther anyway.

Then we just kind of walked around, ate, did some stuff like that. And then the girls wanted to go to Letterman to look for David (and they saw him. Yaaay David!). And Matt and I came back to the hotel to change and stuff for Wicked. While we were here, I was looking up Boeing Boeing for some reason, and I had totally thought it was closed or that Bradley and Christine and Mary and everyone weren't in it anymore. But as I was looking, I realized that they are! And so we checked on tickets and we could get some for tonight in the balcony. So we asked the girls if they wanted to, but they have reservations at Hard Rock, so Matt and I are going to see it tonight. I am so excited basically! I really wanted to see it, and now to be able to see it with that cast! Gaaah! Plus, from the little bit of research I've done, it seems like they all do the stage door and stuff so... ajlfdljalfjalghalgh. That could be so awesome!

Then, once we got our tickets there, we stopped at Michael Scott's favorite NYC pizza place, Sbarro, for some pizza and then headed over for Wicked! ajfldajlghalghagl! OMG OMG OMG! I cannot even explain to you what Wicked was like for me. I have honestly been wanting to see it since I found out about it. And now that I've finally seen it... it completely blew me away. I was, at some points, in near hysterics, not only because of the show, but just because of the emotion. There is so much tied with this show for me, and so now to finally be able to see it, and to experience it... it was just beyond words.

I was so glad that I saw it with the girls and Matt, because Gemma and Lissie were both crying along with me, which made me feel much better about it. LOL. But seriously, it was phenominal. And I was really worried that I would end up making comparisons to the OBC, but this cast was just fantastic. Kerry was wonderful and Kendra just... she owned me so hard. She was funny and sweet and so very Glinda. It was wonderful. And Lenny Wolpe as the Wizard! He was sooo good. He really made the Wizard sympathetic and sentimental, while still showing his 'bad' side. They all just... ajlfdjalgjalghalgh! No words.

I honestly just cannot even express how wonderful everything was and how much it all meant. It was just amazing. And I am still so emotionally drained from everything. But it was so, so worth it.

Then after Wicked, we of course had X-Files. The girls grabbed a cab while Matt and I walked, and we actually ended up getting there only about 5 minutes or so after them which wasn't too bad. We were there with plenty of time to get seats and drinks and go to the bathroom and everything. It was my second midnight showing in a week, and I have to say that the crowd in this one was much better than Mamma Mia. There were more people and they were more vocal, which was nice. Still, I preferred Mamma Mia to the X-Files. It wasn't that it wasn't good, because it was, and I know that the girls absolutely loved it, which I'm so glad about. It's just that I've never seen the show, and even though it works as a stand alone, I know it would've been much better if I knew all the ins and outs of the show. Plus, it just wasn't my type of movie. It was good, and I thought David and Gillian were great, but... just not my cup of tea. Which was fine, because I got Wicked before it, which is basically my X-Files. So all was good with the world. ;-)

And yeah. That's our day yesterday. Today we're just kind of being lazy, going into Central Park, and then Matt and I have Boeing Boeing tonight. Then tomorrow we are doing all our shopping and going to the drag queen party with Jenn (which it was very nice to meet you yesterday. And the same to you Jackie!) and then Sunday we head home so that Hell can fly out on Monday and Lissie and Gemma can fly out Tuesday. It's hard to believe that it's almost all over. But it has been amazing so far. And I know these last few days will be as well. ♥
24 July 2008 @ 07:35 am
AAAARGH THE LEG CRAMPS OF FAIL. Last time I was in NY, after a day of walking around the city, I would invariably have excruciating cramps in my legs that kept me awake. Having just spent the day WALKING AROUND NEW YORK;

Me: HGJAYDGHASGFHFHAGF *WHINES* LEG CRAAAMPS. Idk if my legs are just fucked or if a lot of people have this problem.
Liss: Wellm mine are fine so I think your legs are fucked.
Me: ... Bitch.

BUT YOU GUYS. We are having so much fun! We drove down this morning and got into the city around 2.30pm. It felt like coming home, idek. I missed it so, so much. We just walked around in Times Sq and the general area and figured out how long it'll take tomorrow night to walk to the cinema for X-FILES TWO, BITCHES from oh oh, The Gershwin for WICKED, BITCHES. We're also hoping to see David Duchovny on his way in or out of David Letterman, but we dunno how that works, really :/

I somehow managed to spend like, $140? Including like, food and shit. We got pizza at Famiglia, which I missed so much you don't even know. But much of my money was spent in Virgin, which is like... my Utopia. I got the deluxe edition of @#%&*! Smilers, which is HONEST TO GOD the most beautiful CD I have ever, ever seen, Far From Heaven, The Shipping News, Evolution and a pink Beatles t-shirt that says "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds". I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. IL ALL THEIR STONES AND BEATLES SHIT. And I saw a poster for The Vertical Hour in a broadway souvenier store and I want it so fucking bad.

I ALSO FORGOT ABOUT ALL THE WEIRD SHIT YOU GET IN TIMES SQUARE FOR PROMOTION AND STUFF. Like a guy dressed as Frankenstein walked by us and like, growled and Liss saw a guy with a brain in a jar, both for Young Frankenstein - which I would looove to see. BUT BEST OF ALL, outside Virgin there were two groups of people with buttons and flyers - one campaigning for Vampire rights, and one that was anti-vampire. IT WAS SO COOL. THEY GAVE US THE BUTTONS AND STUFF AND TOOK OUR PICTURES, HAD US SIGN PETITIONS AND WERE YELLING AT EACH OTHER AND WE WERE DYING OF LOL. When we had our photo taken for Vampire rights, the other group yelled "YOU MAY AS WELL BE HOLDING YOUR OWN BLOOD!!"

Then later, Matt pointed out that it was probably a viral campaign - and it clicked. True Blood - Alan Ball's new HBO drama about Vampires in the south. Vampires have gone public and integrated themselves into society after the Japanese invented synthetic blood, known in the show as "Tru Blood". Since he wrote American Beauty - easily one of my top 20 films, and created Six Feet Under - the most impressive show I have ever watched, thanks... I WAS PSYCHED FOR THIS SHOW. And having seen and LOVED the leaked pilot, I pretty much died when I checked the websites on our buttons and found out I was right.

Fellowship of the Sun
American Vampire League

A++++++, HBO.

WE ALSO WENT IN THE GIANT TOYS 'R' US AND SAW THE BARBIE THAT LISA WAS AT THE LAUNCH FOR. IT IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. Liss & I made the girl get us one out to look at and we took pictures with it but it's like $80. We both totally want one of those suckers though. It is stunning.

So once we were done shopping and finding our way to the cinema, Hell & I got Starbucks and we all went and sat in a little park in front of Macy's until the sun went down so we could see the city all lit up. We then walked back through Times Sq and Liss & I took a bunch of photos.

We got kinda wet on our way back to the hotel, too, which was actually very awesome and welcomed, considering the humidity. But there was thunder and lightening and it was kind of amazing. So Liss opened the blinds so we could watch it. The sky was kind of orange, and it was gorgeous ♥

WE HAVE SOOOO MANY PICS AND VIDEOS FOR YOU, YOU HAVE NO IDEA. IDK WHEN WE'LL GET THEM ALL UP, THOUGH. But there will be spam in the near future. Right now Hell, Liss and I are procrastinating sleep and discussing orgies with tenacious_err on msn. FUN TIEMS. Liss and Hell are kinda sick, so they can barely talk and when they laugh they wheeze and choke and cough. It is so sexy you guys, you have no idea. I fear their deaths are impending. More importantly, I fear I am catching the cough. YAY MORE SEXAY WHEEZING AND SUCH!!1! They are excited. Fuckers.
Current Mood: amusedLOLY
24 July 2008 @ 01:13 am

23 July 2008 @ 03:20 am
We just got back from TGI's, kindly paid for by Hell's dad on his credit card. Other than that we spent our day decorating a cake with questionable phrases and warring with icing. It was hella lots of fun. We also watched Boogie Nights :)

AND RIGHT NOW LISS AND I ARE SITTING IN THE BACK OF A VAN STEALING INTERNETS FROM A NEIGHBOUR. OUR BADASSERY, LET US SHOW YOU IT. We are waiting for Gilly on Leno and Liss is procrastinating packing because we go to NY tomorrow. WE ARE VERY EXCITED. VERY. EXCITED. We got window markers to write on Matt's car and he's getting here for 7.45am :D


Current Mood: excitedexcited
I know Gemma and Liss already did their Mindy spam, but I got so many cute pictures of her that I had to post some as well! Seriously, she is just the sweetest, nicest woman and I love her so much. I seriously have the utmost respect for her. She is so smart and funny and sweet. It kinda baffles me. And it was like, being there, there weren't that many people there for her, and I was kind of sad, because she totally deserves to have all kinds of fans. But even still, there were a decent amount and she was just so genuinely excited to be there and to meet people.

And like Liss said, I honestly did not get *one* bad picture of her. At all. She is so photogenic. ♥

The trip was just really fun in general. I know Liss & Gemma have already filled you in on most of it, so I will just add little excerpts of things they didn't cover or that I thought were really cute and fun.

Andrea was amazing and so sweet. And Hell and Gemma were like little celebrities, as you have already seen. Everyone wanted to see them, interview them, take their picture with them. It was awesome basically. As Lissie already kind of told you, Gemma and I entered the trivia contest. It was so fun, but really kinda, IDK, the luck of the draw basically. Because Gem and I both got out fairly early but we knew soooo many of the other questions that people got out on. And some of the ones even Mindy didn't know, we knew. Like, there was one about how Phyllis was the one who said about Jim Carey coming into the room and Dwight needed to get an autograph for Michael. Mindy didn't remember what that was from, and so I told her. LOL.

But of course, the fucking question I got out on had something to do with Mindy. It was just worded weird, but basically it was that Times Square was named for the fun times you have in it. And I completely blanked and could not think of it. GUH. And it was from Valentine's Day! Which is one of my favorite episodes. My failure. Let me show you it. But anyway, after I got it wrong, Mindy was like, "That was a Mike Schur script and that joke was the only joke of mine that was left in. And I was so proud of it!". Damn, I fail.

But it was just really fun and awesome. And meeting her was absolutely incredible. Like the others have said, she was sooooo sweet and amazing and it was so funny because I was the one who asked her about 'Bananas'. And so the exchange went a bit like this:

Me: I have a question. And it's kind of weird, and maybe a bit stalker-ish, but... could we do 'This day is bananas' with you?
Mindy: That's not weird. Well... kind of weird. But well... awesome. And not stalker-ish at all!
Giddyness: *is present*

But honestly, she was so cute about it and like, excited that we wanted to do it. And you have all obviously seen the videos. So now I bring you picspam from our trip!

And I was so proud of it!Collapse )

So yeah! In case you didn't get the memo before MINDY IS AWESOME KTHNXBYE!

And also, just like Lissie, I would really appreciate it if these were not reposted or used for any purpose. I'm pretty sure the girls are planning on making some icons which will probably be snaggable. But besides them, since we were the ones who took the pictures, cropped, and colored them, we would just appreciate it if they were not reposted or used by anyone else. Of course, you are more than welcome to save them and look at them for you own enjoyment! Because Mindy is so pretty!
Current Mood: calmcalm
Yesterday, we went over to Tiff's aunt's house to use her internet. We got all of our Mindy stuff together and made playlists for the car.

Then we went to Sheetz (do you guys have those? We don't in MN) and got sandwiches and things for the ~drive in~. We were going to see The Dark Knight & Get Smart. We got there too fucking early so we had to wait in the car for awhile. We pulled out our matchy Macs and did a bit of work and then Hell and I were like WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF THIS CAR. So we did and LMAO LMAO LMAO WE LAUGHED SO HARD I DON'T EVEN KNOW. I had extra meat in my sandwich, so I pulled it out and threw it out the window. Then when we got out of the car, she was like pointing to it and LOL DISCARDED MEATS about it all and I died. Then we got my extra ham out of my bag AND LOL TRUST THE MAN, WHEN DAVID MAKES UP THAT DELI MEAT FETISH, WE WERE ALL, "DO YOU WANT ME TO WRAP YOU IN DELI MEATZZZ?~" LOLLL. And then I asked her if she saw at the gas station when this mom told her kid to stop it because "you haven't taken your pill today!!1" and she died so hard that she spit her soda all over the grass. And I knew it was coming and she was fighting it and I was just laughing harder and she was choking and then she just spit it out. And I saw her ~throw up~ so I felt really ~close~ to her. Obviously. LOL and then we were walking just down the road for the hell of it and some people yelled out their car "I'D STOP WALKING IF I WERE YOU". lol some nasty guy was like, pissing behind the bushes. We got back in the car and they let us in but we still had like 2 hours to go before the movies started.

SO FIRST OFF, WE CLIMBED MOUNT GREGORY. Which is just like, a sweet pile of rocks.

THEN, WE FOUND SWINGS. Physics - let me show you it. LOL THEN, THEN, I was like "I AM GOING TO DEFY GRAVITY! WATCH, WATCH" and then I DID, but only briefly, as I then fell.

THEN, WE FOUND SEESAWS. I FUCKING LOVE THESE SO MUCH. AND THERE WERE NO HANDLES BUT IT WAS STILL SO FUN, WE WERE ON THEM FOR LIKE AN HOUR, I DON'T EVEN KNOW. Tiff was in the car with Matt this whole time, Gemma had joined us after a little bit, and she wanted to play on things but couldn't because she was in a white dress :( :( She got some really cute pictures though. She like commented on the sky being pretty or something so I gave her my camera and said she could take pictures of whatever she wanted since I wasn't using it anyway. But she took some of us playing too and I love her for doing that. Then Tiff came out and IDK what Matt was doing this whole time but we were playing on this equipment like children. Anddddd it was really fun, basically.

The Dark Knight started, and I thought it was one of the most overrated films I have ever seen in my life (YES. EVEN HEATH LEDGER). I will be ranting about it later on lissie_pissie. OH OH but the best part was that it was kind of lightning...ing? outside and it looked really cool. AND THE MOON. WAS SO FUCKING COOL. and there were fireflies everywhere! And we were sitting outside and sdkljfhas.

After that film ended, Gem, Hell, and I went to go to the bathroom. OKAY, SO. We walk over to it, SMELL IT FROM A MILE AWAY, and decide that we are just going to go in the grass somewhere. "Lisa would be so proud of us, you guys," I said. "*quotes her* "I'm a master squatter. I just spent a month in India. I have no shame in dropping trou' when need be." And we were like fuck yes, she is awesome, as are we. So we are looking for a ~shaded area~, cannot find one, and I was upset because I did not want to piss in direct moonlight." WE FAILED MISERABLY AND ENDED UP USING THE NASTY BATHROOM. And lol one of our jokes on this trip is "paparazzi" shots, where we try to get shots of each other when we come out of public restrooms. So I was waiting for Hell to get out, with my camera ready and all, and then I saw her so I took her picture. Gemma says, "THAT. IS NOT. HER." LOLLLLL. I FELT SO BAD I RANDOMLY TOOK A PHOTO OF SOME RANDOM GIRL COMING OUT OF SOME BATHROOM.

Get Smart was the second film, which I liked not because it was my sense of humor (it mostly wasn't), but because Steve is fucking adorable and awesome. We are having car issues with NY. Apparently we're no longer taking the car we were going to take? I don't fucking know. But now we're all worried we won't be able to fit all of our shit in the car. SO. That will be so fun to figure out, Y/N?. :(
20 July 2008 @ 05:04 pm
HAI. So it was so cool just to stand there and take pictures of a famous person because I don't get to do that very often, obviously. She was so beautiful, and as I said before, I did not get ONE BAD PICTURE OF HER. Not one. Anything that I didn't post here is because it looks too similar to a different one or it was blurry or I cut part of her off. Every picture that I didn't use is MY fault. LIKE I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN HOW PHOTOGENIC SHE IS.

Also, I edited these and all, so I'd appreciate it if you didn't take them and use them and stuff. If you're a Mindy/Kelly fan, feel free to have them just to have, but don't turn them into icons or send them to people or post them anywhere else please. ♥

+ 20 more. sfdlhkdsfk sdfljks kfjs kfjdh skjf dsakjfa kfhjaCollapse )

Again, please don't use these in art or post them anywhere since I've colored them and all, but feel free to save and gawk! SHE IS SO SO LOVELY!!!
SO. WE MET MINDY. and okay. We woke up at Andrea's at about 7 and then walked with her to Steamtown at 8. She went to work and we went to breakfast. I almost passed out again. Hell took me to go lay on a bench and some asshole security guard told me I couldn't lay down. I was like "I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO PASS OUT OKAY." and he kept trying to get me to say he could call an ambulance. NO, ASSHOLE, I'M FINE, JUST LET ME LAY HERE FOR ONE GODDAMN MINUTE. He was all, "where are you from", "is this normal", "did you drink last night" (LOL) AS IF. BUT WHATEVER. THEN, THEN I WAS SITTING THERE EATING MY CINNAMON ROLL AND THE GIRLS WERE OFF WATCHING MINDY WALK AROUND THE STAGE FOR A BIT. But then she left and walked right past my table and she said, "I'm so excited!" and she is SO cute you guys!!

We hung around and I don't even remember but then they had the trivia contest. Gem and Tiff played, but the rest of us didn't. I WILL LET THEM TELL YOU ABOUT THAT.

But then we fucking met Mindy. And she was so lovely, we were second in line behind some contest winners. We went in and gave her some presents and she got up and gave us all hugs for it. AND SHE WAS BAREFOOT AND ADORABLE. Like she had been sitting behind her little table with no shoes on! And she signed all of our little autograph cards and she was so lovely, talking to us! AND WHEN SHE GOT TO ME, SHE SAID, "Oh my god I love your dress!! Who makes it?!" AS IF IT WERE A DESIGNER OR SOMETHING. I told her that I didn't know, but that I got it at Urban Outfitters. And she looked down and to the side and was like, "Urban Outfitters? Okay!" and nodded as though she were taking a mental note or something skldjfhasfdas. I LOVE HER I LOVE HER! I'll let the other girls tell you about what she said to each of them. Oh oh and she wrote on our cards - she wrote something different for all of us! We thought that was so thoughtful! She is very down to earth and she is so REAL. She's everything you'd expect her to be. She's fun and bubbly and she just RADIATES cute.

So we met her back in our private room and then shopped a bit and saw her back up on stage doing autographs. So we just got to stand there and take pictures of her. I DID NOT GET ONE BAD SHOT OF THAT WOMAN. She is SO photogenic, and any picture that didn't work is MY fault for being too blurry or cutting her out of frame in my flailiness. What I'm saying is that I didn't get one picture where she looked awkward or like shit. Even when she was in the middle of talking to people. I don't even know how to explain. I was so impressed by her!

I'LL START WITH OUR VIDEOS. And then I'll be back with a Mindy!picspam. Tiff and Gemma had their cameras also, so what we're doing is just each posting the photos that we took ourselves. SO WE HAVE A LOT. BUT OKAY. VIDEOS (and fuck LJ cuts right now because this is SERIOUS) -

YOU GUYS SHE WAS SO CUTE. We were watching her sign autographs up on stage, and we saw this little boy going up there and Tiff was like I WANT TO FILM THIS! So she did while I went and took photos. But watch how fucking sweet she is with this kid!

and opening our present and being awesome. KLSJDFHKJSFHAS. She talks about her fave chocolate, color, and Paul's wedding.

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SEE. DO YOU SEE HOW AMAZING SHE IS. She is absolutely adorable and personable and she was so sweet to us all.