Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WICKED {and stuff}

So... please bear with me as I enter all-caps mode...


There. I said it.
I have been waiting for years to see this musical, and I was not disappointed!

If you haven't seen it yet, put it on your bucket list.

Doug and I went up to Salt Lake City to see it.
The cast was wonderful!
And the girl who played Glinda was marvelous! No joke, she sounded almost exactly like Kristen Chenoweth.

Confession: My dream role is Glinda. Not that I'll ever BE Glinda... which is why it's a dream role.

I wish.

I just now noticed you can see the street in the reflection of the glass. Boo. Now Elphaba looks like a floating head.

Ah. Maze. Ing.
Next on the Theatre Bucket List: Newsies.
That's right people. They turned Newsies into a Broadway musical. I'm dying to see it...

In other news... I have now been nominated for the Liebster Award by more than one blog, so I figure it's finally time to give in and accept it.
The latest nomination came from Kelli at Tales of the Younger Twin.

So... here we go.
Liebster Award
LIEBSTER - The meaning: 
A German word meaning sweet, kind, nice, dear, beloved, lovely, valued and welcome.
Here are the rules for the Liebster: 
*Post 11 random facts about yourself. 
*Answer 11 questions the tagger has asked you, and give 11 questions to the people you’ve tagged.
*Choose 11 deserving bloggers and tag them in your post. (REMEMBER! The people that you tag HAVE to have less than 200 followers)
*Tell them you’ve tagged them.
  *No tag backs.

*Snag this button and proudly display it on your blog! 

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I cannot handle spicy food. Some Californian I am...

2. I am a (slight) adrenaline junkie.

3. My 4th grade teacher called me "Kitty". Sure, it was outside of class hours, but it was still weird. Yes, I might have been a bit of a teacher's pet in elementary school.

4. I originally entered college as a Psychology major.

5. I speak German. Not completely fluently, but well enough that I could survive if I were thrown into the middle of Germany.

6. I love dogs, but... I am more of a cat person. Maybe that's why my 4th grade teacher called me kitty...

7. I am obsessed with my husband's scent. Call me strange, but it's true.

8. I love clam chowder. Feed me that, and I will love you forever.

9. I love listening to Adam Lambert. You could call it my guilty pleasure...

10. I have never broken a bone or sprained anything. Fingers crossed it won't ever happen.

11. I have ridden a camel.

11 Questions From Kelli For Ashley:
1. Why did you start your blog?
     Time to let the cat out of the bag. I started this blog back in September because I discovered that Doug had a blog that he kept pretty updated. (I was crushing on him from the moment I met him haha). I had started blogs before, but had never stuck with them, and he inspired me to give blogging more effort, and... look at me now! (Yes, I'm a stalker. And he knows that. He just didn't know this, so it'll be news for him!)

2. What kind of music could you not live without?
     That's a hard one... pop/rock. Jazz. And showtunes. Interesting combo, I know.

3. What always makes you laugh and cheers you up when you are down? 
    Kid History. Or music. Or a good friend.

4. Significant other: looks or personality more important? 
    Personality, for sure. I mean, I think my hubby is pretty hunky, but I love his personality. If his personality was not the way it is, I probably would not be married to him.

5. What life lesson did you learn the hard way? 
    I learned that... I haven't learned anything the hard way. That I can think of. I'll come back and edit this part of my post later. Heh.

6. What are some things on your bucket list?
     Go skydiving. Play with baby tigers. Visit Ireland and Italy. Go on the LDS Church History Tour. (From Palmyra New York to Independence Missouri, baby!) Go scuba diving in a coral reef. Go to a "legit" haunted house.

7. Favorite nail polish color? 

8. What's one thing you CANNOT live without? 
     Cop-out answers: Chocolate, Doug, and the Gospel. Not necessarily in that order. And yes, I know that's more than one thing. I couldn't choose.

9. What was the last book you read? 
     Great Expectations by Charles Dickens I just realized I read The Great Gatsby by F.S. Fitzgerald more recently than I read Great Expectations. Oops.

10. What was the last thing you ate? 
      A bagel. With cream cheese on it. Yum.

11. What is something not many people know about you? 
      I don't get scared easily, but one thing that does scare me is dying a painful death.

Tag 11 Bloggers:
Whitney and Nicole from Something Brought You Here
Amber from Tiny Turtles
Madison from Tale Tales at Tea Time
Olivia from Color Coordinated
Wendy from Saved Sister
Kathryn from Kathryn Laine
Lesley from By the Porchlight
Tiffany from My Makeup Boxes

Here are my 11 questions for the people I tagged to answer:
1. If you could be a superhero, what would your name be and what would be your superpower(s)?
2. What is your favorite hobby?
3. If you were an animagus (could transform into an animal at will) what would you change into?
4. Where is the last place you went on vacation to?
5. If you had to choose one tv show to watch the rest of your life, what would it be?
6. Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
7. If you could go back in time and change something in your past, what would it be?
8. If you could trade lives with a famous person for a day, who would it be?
9. Do you have any phobias? What are they?
10. Can you rub your tummy and pat your head/ rub your head and pat your tummy?
11. What is your favorite place to go when you need to think or be alone?

Have fun with this, ladies!


  1. Wicked is my favorite musical EVER!!! Seriously, I could just cry thinking about it I love it so much. I've been able to see it twice and I could probably see it once a week and it still wouldn't be enough. LOVE. New follower from WW!

  2. SO JEALOUS! I wanna see Wicked SO BAD! I can't wait for the movie! Thank you for sharing! :D

  3. Thanks for the Award . Check back now to see my answers! Thanks again.

  4. WICKED IS MY FAVORITE MUSICAL EVER!!! I have seen it 4x - 2 on broadway - and I would jump on the chance to see it again! Thanks for linking up!

    WW co-host

  5. Wicked is my all time favorite!! I've seen it three times, and have cried every time. Such an amazing musical! So glad you had a great time!

    Thanks for linking up today, so happy to have you!

  6. Hi :) I found you through the blog hop, and I am now following, maybe you could follow back?

  7. Going to see Wicked this September! Very excited :)


  8. WICKED is amazing, although completely different from the book. I saw it twice on Broadway from the first row and then again when they toured to San Diego in 2009. Love it all. So good.

  9. Congrats on the award! :)

    I am your newest follower. If you have a moment and would like to, you can visit me here The Things We Find Inside

  10. Hii,

    I found your blog via the Followers To Friend hop ^__^

    Lovely blog & congratulations on your award!
    I look forward to reading your updates,

    Heather x

    ~+ The Glambulance +~

  11. Hi. Found you through the blog hop. I just started following. Follow back if you like my blog!
    btw, I want to be Elphaba so badly. We are too alike (a bit sad, but her voice is amazing). And the animagus question is so hard. I guess a border collie or an owl. Ideally an orca, but then the whole water thing might be a problem.

  12. New follower here. I hope you can also drop by my blog and if you like, follow me back too. See yah around!


  13. I love this! Thank you so much for re-posting and also for linking-up today. Wicked, how awesome! i'm jealous. I would love to hear the camel story sometime. And Kid History is the best!

  14. wicked (the book) is soooo awesome! cant wait to see the play! following!

  15. Awww I'm obsessed with my boyfriend's scent too. It's comforting! And, I'm so happy you finally got to see Wicked, I'm still dying to see it and hear excellent reviews.

    A happy and proud new follower over here!

    Follow back if you want to stay in touch girl :)

    Cathy Trails