Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tall Englishman comes today with Linds-a-lou!!!

Lovelies - the Tall Englishman is flying back from his boys week at St. Martin in the Caribbean today!  Then he's picking up my girlfriend Linds-a-lou and they're both coming to Central P.A. to be with me for my birthday weekend! 

Oh, did I forget to mention that??  Yeah, I'm gonna be 29 on this coming Monday - June 21st! 
The Tall Englishman, Linds-a-lou and all the kids at the Pole of Totems Playhouse are coming to my birthday party on Monday night!  It's an awesome 80's themed Birthday at the Bowling Alley! 

I love that!  And I'm going to dress up in my finest 1980's gear - side pony tail and all!  It's gonna rock!  (and be even better since my lovely friends are going to be there!  Hooray!)

It's made me think of all those 1980's TV shows I loved... Different Strokes, The Facts of Life, Family Ties, and of course.. who can forget... Designing Women.  Keepin' it classy Annie Potts.  Keepin' it classy.

Adventures in Pennsylvania..

Lovelies,  I'm horrible!  I've been here in Pennsylvania for nearly a month and I've only written one blog post: tsk.. tsk...

Well the main reason for writing only one post is that I've been in rehearsals during the day and shows at night for the past 2 weeks!  "Sisters of Swing" opened at The Pole of Totems Theatre on May 29th to lovely reviews.  It was so great to sing and work with  my two new "sisters" (although I did miss my old "sisters" fiercely...). 

So my typical day was as follows:

- Get up at 9am
- Get to the theatre by 10am
- Rehearse from 10 am - 3pm  for the play "45 Seconds from Broadway"
- Go home and nap and/or shower
- Eat dinner or go and get dinner
- Leave for the theatre at 6:30
- Do hair/ make up/ sound check from 6:30 to 8pm
- Show from 8 to 10:30 pm
- Get home at 11-ish.
- Read/ Watch TV/ Catch up on e-mails until midnight.
- Go to sleep between midnight and 1am.

And do it all again the next day!

I've never done summer stock before, where you rehearse for one show while you doing another.  And let me tell you lovelies - IT'S HARD.  Really hard.  But it's worth it.  And I'm grateful that I had a smaller part in 45 Seconds, as I was one of the leads of Sisters and it would've been difficult to have leads in both shows....

Here's what I look like in 45 seconds - we're going from Upper West Side theatre lady...

My body was not happy that I wasn't getting as much sleep as I should have been, but I made it though and now I can try and get over my little summer cold!  But I'm able to sleep in every morning now, and my schedule is much less grueling... which is fun for the days when we only have one show!  Then we can do awesome outings, like go to Gettysburg for the day or visit the Round Barn here in Central Pennsylvania...

I love my job.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Lovelies - it's been a while since the Tall Englishman popped the question, but I'm still thrilled that he popped it, nonetheless!

It was the most beautiful, romantic, fun, perfect moment!  One of the happiest days in my life so far, although everyday with the Tall Englishman is one of the happiest days in my life! 

We went on a night time beach walk after one of my shows and as we were walking along the beach we were talking about life, love and how fortunate we were to find each other when we did!  Then he hugged me and the hug took a little longer than I usual.  Then he got down on his knee in the moonlight and proposed to me!  It was the most sweet, thoughtful proposal any girl could ask for! 

I started saying "YES, YES, YES!" even before he got the last part of the sentence out - but I could barely breathe!  It was like someone had knocked the wind out of me!  But in the best way possible!  Then I hugged and kissed the Englishman.  As soon as he put me down (when we hug I come off the ground sometimes) I decided that we were a team and I proposed to HIM!  Got down on my knee and everything!  It was pretty cute - and he said "Yes! I wiggedy will marry you!" 

And HOLY MOTHER OF JEEBUS - the RING!!!  My engagement ring is a whopping 4.8 karats of aquamarine loveliness with about 1 karats worth of diamonds surrounding it!  It's on a beautiful white gold band and I just love it!  It looks antique-y without actually being an antique.

After we went to Bobby's (this little bar on the beach) and had a bottle of bubbly with the crew and band members of Riverside Theatre who just happened to still be out partying!  It was great to share our good news with my co workers right away!  Then we went home, loaded facebook full of awesome engagement pictures and told Sissy S (who was my roomie down in Vero) our good news!

Hooray lovelies!  I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with the Talll Englishman...