well, this morning started out kind of, um, interesting. i was in my room, dancing naked like i do every morning, but this morning i had a little extra spring in my step…because just post-shower, i noticed a box sitting on my counter. a box from Loralee.
see…you whine enough on twitter, and on facebook, and on your website about the lack of the girl scout cookie in canada and someone finally just wants you to shut the fuck up listens. yes, i know. we have girl guide cookies. and i’m just going to go out on a limb here and say that NO. THERE IS NO COMPARISON.
so, yes, where was i…back to this morning where i may or may no have been dancing. to Spring Awakening. in nothing at all. and then i spotted her. my neighbor. staring back at me. i stared. she stared.
AND THEN SHE WAVED.
and then i died.
and i still can’t get the spring awakening songs out of my head. going in, i had NO idea what it was about. the ONLY thing i knew was that there was a song called “Mama who Bore Me” because the entire cast of the all!new!90210! bored me with it for the first 8 episodes because, yes! we get it! Annie wants to ACT.
i didn’t realize that there was going to be an excessive use of the word “fuck” and sex and masturbation and suicide and all sorts of fun stuff, which, i guess really isn’t all that monumental, i mean for 2009, but this was written in 1890. talk about a spring awakening!
i guess the little old ladies who went to see it didn’t realize either because overheard in the women’s bathroom during intermission:
“wow. that was nothing like i thought it was going to be. oy, it’s so RACY. and did you see? that young man took his pants off! his mother must be so embarrassed. how is she going to tell everyone at mahjong??”
and i guess the young people didn’t realize either because overheard in the same women’s bathroom during intermission:
“wow. that was nothing like i thought it was going to be. OH MY GOD, MALCHIOR’S ASS! i hope he takes some more off in the second half! and did you know? the dude playing Moritz is KARL from LOST! oh. em. gee. i have to go and email everyone at school! gah!”
(i won’t tell you i was slightly giddy about this too. the karl bit. not the ass bit. well, maybe the ass bit too…)
another thing i’m giddy about this week was the performance of this little girl:
i cannot even express to you in words (or in the $40 DVD i purchased so i can watch her again and again) how incredibly humbled i am to have this child as MY child. She is only just 8, and has the poise and the talent and the drive that i could only dream of. she blew me away. and i cried like a baby.
(Annie from 90210, eat your heart out. emily could run circles around your Wendla)(when she’s old enough to be in a play about scandalous sex) (although she was just in a play about a girl trying to find out which of three men is her father…so i guess there’s that)