In the Room Where It Happened OR 59 thoughts I had while seeing Hamilton on stage in Chicago

Note: Gifs are from Original Broadway Cast version in New York. 1. Why are my hands shaking? I’m not performing. 2. I’m SO FUCKING EXCITED. 3. What if one of them has a sub-par voice? I’ve been spoiled by the original Broadway cast recording. 4. Wonder if they’ll have a female Burr or Hamilton ever…Continue reading “In the Room Where It Happened OR 59 thoughts I had while seeing Hamilton on stage in Chicago”

Conquering Everest

I have climbed a mountain before. A few of ‘em, in fact. Some Smokies and Pine and some others here and there that were either pretty decent or gave me what I dubbed “Climbing Asthma” before I started going to the gym more often. And then there was Rocky Mountain National Park last year whereContinue reading “Conquering Everest”

Lost and found

Five years ago this week, I signed up as a volunteer for the Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball Tournament. Next weekend, I’m going to be watching a team I coach participate in that tournament. Four years ago, I was starting to get more involved with the organization – but hadn’t yet found my place. IContinue reading “Lost and found”

310 seconds. Give or take a few.

Last year, on my 32nd birthday, I decided to start recording a video. More specifically, I’d heard about an app through my cousin, called 1 Second Everyday. The plan was to end it on my 33rd birthday and try and get as much cool stuff in it as possible. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. But then…roadblock. This pastContinue reading “310 seconds. Give or take a few.”

I did it all for the banana. And the Thanksgiving sides.

The night before, I got nervous. The morning of, I got real nervous. I think I went to the bathroom 11 times. And then I was nervous about being nervous because nervous poops. This is my life, y’all. I wore my new running leggings. I congratulated myself for choosing the long-sleeve shirt because it wasContinue reading “I did it all for the banana. And the Thanksgiving sides.”

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

I do not judge those people who fill the gym on the first few days of January. Yes, it’s harder to find a spot and you may have to wait a minute for the machine you want, but good on them for making a change. And I hope it’s a change that sticks. For allContinue reading “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

Wherein I learn a lot about history and once again consider my dreams of being in a musical

You guys. I am going to go ahead and call for my own intervention. I can’t stop listening to Hamilton. Trust me, I have tried. There were a few days where I listened to Lemonade on repeat just to remind myself there is other music out there. But it didn’t last. I mean, look atContinue reading “Wherein I learn a lot about history and once again consider my dreams of being in a musical”

Sounds familiar

This is the final entry in a long-running series – texts from textsfromlastnight.com that sound like they should/could be from my friends. We’ve had a good run, but I think it’s time I move on to other fun features for you guys. So, please enjoy. (609): I literally ate pizza on a toilet and made upContinue reading “Sounds familiar”

ANOTHER magical night

Once upon a time my girls and I had a Girls Night and watched Magic Mike. Another night, we got brave and decided to do crafts and watch the best sequel of all time, Magic Mike XXL. What follows, as before, is the unfiltered commentary overheard (from me by them) during the run of that beautifulContinue reading “ANOTHER magical night”

Maybe wait a little longer…

Among my 6 million jobs currently getting me to the next time I have full-time employment is babysitting. I’ve been doing a lot of hanging out with children under the age of 5 this summer.   And that, as you may know, can come with some great stories. Because you never know what they willContinue reading “Maybe wait a little longer…”