So this has been maybe my best and definitely one of my most interesting birthdays yet.. and its made me re-appreciate the friends I have and those who really care about me, and yeah all that yuppie stuff.
Angela took me out to lunch at this oh-so-delicious brazilian place, and Gretchen met up and we went to studio square and had some beer and sangriaaa. Those cheese fries those. So bad. but so damn good. And guess what, I didn’t even get carded -_-
Tony got me exactly what I told him I wanted. More polaroid film and my favorite perfume :) i feel like I got a part of me back lol And he fixed one of my rings for me :D
I went out to dinner with my fam, Tony, and the Acobas at London Lenny’s. Salmon for dinner! and a Mimosa on the side.
The next day was like an extended birthday for me and also 26 months for tony and I :p. Melody had the idea of going to a Yankees game. We went with Tony and Alvin and the Yankees won! 4-2.
That night was the dinner at Covo lounge under the west side bridge. So many people got lost trying to find it and I cant blame them. Its kind of a sketchy path but the destination was nicer than I expected. Brick walls, and chandeliers, and the upstairs lounge where we sat was filled with comfy couches and nice low tables. The bartender made me a special drink for the occasion, he called it his chocolate passion.. haha. Most of the people I wanted there came and I was glad for all their effort.
Afterward we went back to Tonys and except for a big mishap toward the ends of the night everything went really well. People came and went and everyone pretty much got along. Other who I never expected to come stopped by and even brought desserts and presents. It ended up being like half of a reunion cause there were a bunch of friends i had not seen in a lonngg time. I was just really pleasantly surprised by the things that were done for me. I’m not going to take it for granted. I’m very lucky that I have good friends.
So thanks to them all cause they made my 21st extremely memorable.
"The Propagation of Knowledge" From “Debits and Credits” (1919-1923)The miracle of our land's speech--so known
And long received, none marvel when 'tis shown!
We have such wealth as Rome at her most pride
Had not or (having) scattered not so wide;
Nor with such arrant prodigality,
Beneath her any pagan's foot let lie...
Lo! Diamond that cost some half their days
To find and t'other half to bring to blaze:
Rubies of every heat, wherethrough we scan
The fiercer and more fiery heart of man:
Emerald that with the uplifted billow vies,
And Sapphires evening remembered skies:
Pearl perfect, as immortal tears must show,
Bred, in deep waters, of a piercing woe;
And tender Turkis, so with charms y-writ,
Of woven gold, Time dares not bite on it.
Thereafter, in all manners worked and set,
Jade, coral, amber, crystal ivories, jet,--
Showing no more than various fancies, yet
Each a Life's token or Love's amulet
Which things, through timeless arrogance of use,
We neither guard nor garner, but abuse;
So that our scholars--nay, our children-fling
In sport or jest treasure to arm a King;
And the gross crowd, at feast or market, hold
Traffic perforce with dust of gems and gold!
“The U.S. soccer team has been sent to the next round of the World Cup… huge! For two reasons: the first, obviously, national pride, and second - if we go all the way this year, if we win the World Cup, the whole rest of the world has to then refer to the sport as soccer.”—JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Got back from Michigan yesterday. I get on the train to go back to Harlem last night and first thing that happens is this family entering the train, sitting right where I am, and being really loud and obnoxious and one woman telling them to shut up and then a close to call to an all-out brawl. One woman was standing on the subway seats. A guy took out something that looked like a rice cooker and I assumed he was about to hit somebody with it. A little girl was crying meanwhile the older kids were further provoking the situation. In the end noone got hurt, just a lot of middle fingers and pained eardrums.
High school and college drama programs will be able to present their own low-budget versions of the big-budget international musical hit, The Phantom of the Opera, starting this fall.
On June 3, R&H Theatricals, which licenses shows by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, begins accepting applications from schools eager to produce the show about a murderous deformed musical genius and the suggestible soprano who gladly follows him into the dank bowels of the Paris Opera House — all for the sake of love and art. The applications are for performances in the United States and Canada beginning Sept. 1. (Visit www.rnh.com.)
Anticipating the release of Phantom to schools, R&H Theatricals created a pilot project with RUG (Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group). In the 2007-08 academic year, the largely sung-through musical was presented (“in full productions and in its entirety,” according to a statement) by two colleges and four high schools: Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH; Elon University in Elon, NC; Carroll Senior High School in Westlake, TX; Nyack High School in Nyack, NY; Fairfield Senior High School in Fairfield, OH; and Capital High School in Charleston, WV.
“Andrew’s passion for bringing young people into the musical theatre is so deeply felt,” stated Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization president Ted Chapin, “that he has authorized us to release Phantom to schools even while it continues to thrive on Broadway and all over the globe. We always believed that school performances of Phantom would bring out the best in each and every student, and the pilot productions we saw across America more than confirmed that belief.”