Thursday, April 30, 2009

Black & Whites IV

Austin busker

This one is nice and weird. They served gigantic cupcakes at my uncle's wedding. Here is my Uncle Pete holding my head so Lindsay could take a picture of the little bit of icing I'd gotten on my face while devouring my cupcake.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


On our way back from Austin, I bought a dresser at Ikea. It came in two boxes - assembly required. Saturday afternoon, Mom and I put it together using textless instructions which was surprisingly easy, and fun too!

Mom's short legs and flexibility sometimes makes her look like a little girl to me. One time when I was about twelve, we were visiting some friends and jumping on their trampoline. I talked Mom into jumping with me. She looked so much like a little girl jumping on that trampoline, it was fascinating - and funny too! In fact, I think I laughed so hard I nearly fell off the trampoline which made Mom mad and she stopped jumping with me. In between bursts of giggles, I begged her to come back, but it was no use. She didn't care to be laughed at anymore, I guess.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Back Stage

The boys getting their make-up done.

Jan and Gina behind the set checking props.

The pianist off stage with Sarah singing on stage.

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Debut

Well, it's finally over! Speech, speech. I want to thank everyone for coming. It really meant a lot to see my people in the reception line. Special thanks goes to my Mom who came to all three performances and made royal fun of me when I fell on stage! Special thanks goes to the Piper for helping us break set. Special thanks also goes to Lindsay who took pictures out in the audience.

Sarah was the emcee, and she sang too. She sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" in her Judy Garland voice every night before Act II. I'd get so carried away in her song that I'd forget to be nervous.
In this scene, Dez is supposed to say, "Got that, Poppy?" And I'm supposed to say, "Um...well". One night, he kind of got lost in his part and asked me three different times, "Got that, Poppy?" What was I supposed to do, say "Um...well" three times? I finally just said, 'Noooo." which actually made the audience laugh. Sometimes, I acted confused like Poppy, but most of the time I really was confused - no, acting required!

Lots of chasing people around with the ax.

Act II was a free-for-all. I told the guys before hand that I really had a strong desire to tackle someone. Dez volunteered.

This part with Travis and Gina was always one of my favorites - made me laugh every time! Travis had a role like mine where he was stage help. And he had to go on for one of the other actors in Act III. He was supposed to have a British accent, but he came up with his own German/something accent. He would say, "Just a meenuuut."

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Or as we say in Oklahoma, "It'ly".

One of my coworkers recently went to Ravenna, Italia to give a presentation. His wife joined them and they made a nice vacation of it. I stole these pictures from him and fixed them up a bit. You might be wondering why I would post someone else's pictures. It's just that I've been to these places and they are wonderful!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Looking Up

We were at a Toronto Blue Jays vs. the Texas Rangers game. Don't get me wrong I like baseball, but it is America's favorite nap time. So, we entertained ourselves with the camera. Boredom gives way to creativity, and now I have this picture that make me laugh every time I see it!

Monday, April 13, 2009


My brother and I with our grandmas (and my niece too)

We call both our grandmothers, Grandma. On Saturday we celebrated Grandma's (Dad's side) birthday. Grandma (Mom's side) also joined in the festivities. It's not very often that we have both our grandmas together. It was fun... and somewhat confusing.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Renaissance Fair

Kat, Lindsay, and I went to the Renaissance Fair in Norman on Saturday. It's a great place for people watching! Lindsay kept quoting, "Don't insult the freaks!" from the movie Madagascar. She also kept insisting that this medieval stuff wasn't her thing, but Kat and I are going dress up for it one of these days - we're going to join the freaks!

(You can hear some bystanders jeering at Lindsay.)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Beginnings of Dad's Garden

I remember once when I was a little girl being with my Dad while he visited with a man who used to wash dishes for us when we had our restaurant. He was a very peculiar man who spoke super-dooper fast and then he said "heeeeeeeerbss" then he went back to speaking super-dooper fast again and then he said "diarrheeeeeeeea". I was so impressed with his articulation that I told my mom all about it later. Now no one in our family can just say herbs - it's always heeeeeerbs (same with diarrheeeeea).