Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Lucky Day!

Today I went to the mall after I went to CostCo after I had been at a Once Upon a Mattress rehearsal/Funny Girl call back from 9:00 - 2:00.

I'll start at the beginning!

The rehearsal went really well! The show is coming along QUITE nicely and I'd really encourage all your local Utah folks to come out and see it if you can. It's going to be super great - everyone is really talented, and the costumes/set are/is based on James Christensen paintings.

While we were polishing scenes and doing run-throughs till 2:00 am, I was LUCKYLUCKYLUCKY enough to be called back as one of about 8 girls for the role of Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl." I mostly auditioned for the experience and practice of auditioning - I doubt I'll get the part. (Probably because of the line Fanny has in the show about her "chicken legs." Yeahh - I don't have those!! Jk :) ) But I was happy and flattered to be considered so seriously! Huzzah for confidence!

I also was lucky enough to be able to sign up to visit the chiropractor who trades service to the SCERA theater for tickets! He cracked my back all up and down and did this sweet ninja-like twisty move on my head that made my neck say "CraeKEAhEkKAHEREERAAAnNNnalakaCraCKITYcrackCRAcker!!"

It was delightful.

Then the husband and I went to CostCo for Spinach, Fruit Gushers, Grape Juice, Honey Bunches of Oats, frozen chicken pasta yummy, NutriGrain Bars (yeeeahh!!!), tortillas, Dino Bytes and pillows so my neck doesn't have to say "CraeKEAhEkKAHEREERAAAnNNnalakaCraCKITYcrackCRAcker!!" anymore.

Then, because I have pregnant friends, we stopped at the mall so I could go to Baby Gap and get gift cards. I was waiting in line for a long time because there was only one girl behind the counter checking out a girl in a super cute sweater with a super cute head band with a LOT of baby clothes. I thought "Hmm. she probably has a lot of little kids." Then, as I waited, I pondered how that store promotes procreation with sheer cuteness. Anyway - I realized the girl in front of me was the one and only Nie Nie. I peed my pants about 3 drops. She is an incredible woman with an incredible story. She was in a near-fatal plane crash, fairly recently?, and blogs about her life and recovery and such. Her card was having trouble going through but - since I feel like I sort of know her from her blog and would totally trust her with anything - I offered to pay for her stuff but she was shopping with her mom, so she just put her purchase on hold.  I was so happy to meet her. She is absolutely delightful, sweet, cheerful and kind (which is, of course, to be expected.) And I think she's GORGEOUS. Her smile is so sweet and her eyes just SPARKLE. And her outfit was so cute, to boot, complete with bright red sparkle-toes. Ta Dah!! Click here to read her amazing blog. I would totally recommend it to anyone who is looking for a hopeful, happy source of inspiration for their day.

Thank you, Stephanie, for being so open to meeting me. I'm sorry you had trouble with your card at Baby Gap. I hope you were able to take all the cutest clothes ever home (especially the navy striped pajamas i couldn't help but notice and be jealous of.)

After that, Spence and I came home and slept for 2 hours. Then we took Sprout on a walk. He's the most perfect dog ever.

The end.

Hope everyone is having a good day, too!!


  1. AHHH so cool!!!! That is super awesome that you met her! I always wonder if I'll ever run into her somewhere (because hello...she lives HERE. wow. She seems almost like a famous person to me so it's weird that I actually could run into her somewhere). So cool. Glad to hear everything is going well for you!

  2. Oh Lizzy, I am so glad you met her! When I did, it made my week. Sounds like you had an amazing day. :)

  3. What a lovely day honey! I am happy to hear of your callback. Fingers crossed for you!!

  4. OH MY GOSH YOU MET NIE NIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I read her blog religiously! What an amazing woman to be in the presence of!!
    OH - and sweet job on getting the call back!