Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I’d just given birth to a son. J was there. We were really happy.
It was indescribably awesome.
I didn’t want to wake up.
Not just because it was 5 in the morning, and not just because the dream was wonderful beyond words, but because the feel of it would follow me like a cloud all day, a memory that’s not even really mine.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
There’s a nice little piece on Jezebel commemorating the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, and highlights 10 of their favorite songs. Here are two of mine:
Dude, the episode brought to us by the number Twelve was THE BEST EVER.
What’s your favorite Sesame Street moment?
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I'm not going to front - I will let my Show Choir Geek flag fly and profess that I totally dig it.
I was in choir of some kind from preschool to my sophomore year of college, and in Pop Choir all four years of high school, plus musicals in high school and in college. I get that it's kind of cheesy, but here's the thing: I didn't give a shit. I was willingly in Clue: The Musical, for God's sake (and yes, it's as awful as it sounds, but I loved every minute of it. I was Mrs. Peacock, and no, it cannot be found on Youtube). I never held any illusions about Broadway - community college musical theater (WOW, how pathetic does that sound?) was enough for me, because I really didn't care if the show was for five or five thousand - I enjoyed performing for ME.
So I'll watch this show, get all misty and nostalgic over the musical numbers, but I will NEVER watch the countless VHS tapes of a younger, skinnier, besequined Gin carefully saved in my parents' entertainment center, because I'd rather remember the moment from my memories on stage. Because regardless of what it may look like from the outside, it feels really cool.
Oh, and I still have my character shoes.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
G: I’m takin it back to the old school
G: Cause I’m an old fool
G: Who’s so cool
G: If you wanna get down, lemme show you the way
G: WHOOMP, there it is, lemme hear you say:
C: WHOOM, there it is!
G: THAT WAS AWESOME
G: *high five*
Happy Friday, party peepuuuuuuuuuuullllllllll
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
In the movie Hellzapoppin, 1941
At Lindyfest here in Houston, 2008 (at the age of 93, with Dawn Hampton, age 79 [we went to a dance while on our honeymoon in NYC and she was there, and I nearly wet myself]).
May I be so lucky as to still be dancing when I'm old and gray. :)
Monday, May 4, 2009
• “Aunt W. and I got to play with [baby] at the party. We told everyone, since we can’t get any grandchildren of our own, we have to start stealing other people’s!”
• About my female cousin having a boyfriend: “I’m so glad – I was so scared she’d turn out to be GAY.” [emphasis hers]