Wednesday, October 12, 2011

thank you miss chalk

if you don't know how much i love miss chalk, you probably don't know me very well. so many thing i love about life have been introduced to me by dear miss. wow. as i write that, i am realizing just how very very true this is. gospel pondering and insights, musicals, nyc, baking, singing in the car, dancing in the car, zigs (okay that one we shared), birthday surprises at the door, being okay to be domestic, wow . . . soo many things.

i knew that this friendship was going to be seriously life changing when we were on a plane to somewhere the summer of '98. either new york, or san antonio, or who knows. but i think eric hansen was listening to the kids radio station via the airplane radio. i am sure he was making fun of songs. miss and i started listening and we both knew the songs! then we started into reminiscing about disney movies we loved . . . when she knew and loved Polly (the black Pollyanan) and Parent Trap III: Hawaiian Honeymoon , i knew we were friends for life. 

because miss is the queen of musicals (and hosts a Tony award party every year), she knows what is going to be showing in new york probably before most of the theaters do! last year, miss let me know that Newsies would be coming to town. talk about joys of joys!! i was so excited! i feel like i know this movie as well as i know legacy (kelley platt larsen .. . .can you still quote it??)

thanks to miss' info, i decided that i was going to see it. period. i have missed a number of things i have wanted to do out here, and i have decided that i owe it to myself to truly commit to do these things - i missed the ingrid michaelson concert and sara bareilles concerts this year. grr. 

so saturday, leah and a new friend melanie and i headed to new jersey to see Newsies!! it closes in nyc this week, but i am positive that it will go to broadway . . it was AMAZING!!! miss would have died laughing at me and i was singing along, and perma-grin the entire time. she laughs at me because sometimes i forget that what i am watching isn't reality. i am so into the show and then so sad when it ends. there were new songs and a few changes, but not disappointing changes. they honestly made things just as good, if not better. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!! my favorite part is that Clay's PR guy also went because his grown daughters LOVED the movie and the songs growing up. it made me so happy. :)

added bonus was that leah and melanie were so good and we went to visit em and dox after the show!!! we walked across the brooklyn bridge, got pizza, and rice pudding, and then headed back to boston. it was a quick, quick trip, but i am sooooo glad i went. it was wonderful. AND i decided that i need em and dox a whole lot more . . . so here come more road trips.


Em & Dox said...

Lots more celebrations of Miss and Em! Loves to you both!!!! What would I be without both of you?

melimba said...

awesome!! love this post. so glad you got to go. miss chalk has influenced us all "for goooooood."

ellen said...

There's a Parent Trip III?!? Who knew?!? I love quick trips to NYC.

Life, Love and a Lil Sauce said...

I am so glad you saw Newsies. Basically I want that guy to come sit in my room and sing "Santa Fe" to me over and over again. Do you think I could afford him? I love you and am so glad Denise let you give me a ride so we could be life-long friends!