leighblack: (Booze - Pretty Blue Drink)
I did indeed already fill all 50 of my new icons slots last night. I put some of my old icons back on and a whole crop of new ones too. I hardly even know which ones to use first!

Today looks like it might not be full of fail. ::crosses fingers:: I really, really hope I don't have to bring the work laptop with me on our road trip so I can work in the car. =/

Oh, did I mention that? I probably didn't! I somehow managed to get the entire weekend off from Hallmark and I'm going with some of the usual suspects to Madison to see Forgive Durden & Empires tomorrow night. YAY!

Also? I have Monday off from the day job. Yes, that's THREE WHOLE DAYS OFF. In a row! In December! I must have done something karmically good.

Also? I'm going to Wicked one more time on Sunday night too. It's closing night and my seats are pretty awesome. But my sister backed out on me. Anyone want to go? My treat. First come, first serve! And it's gone to [livejournal.com profile] jmasterflash!

I decorated my table at work with the tackiest tree ever. I love it!

Don't forget to give me your name & address if you want a holiday card! This is probably the last time I'll post about it. I'm planning to get them all done on Monday. Planning be the key word there.
leighblack: (Riley - Big Ears)
Okay, so the Weird Al show was totally MADE OF WIN. If I made a list of all the songs I would have wanted him to play, well he played them. All of them. Even "You're Pitiful" which totally made my night. More on the concert tomorrow.

Yes, I got my Sven shirt. Boo to the weather though. For the second year in a row, he had to be at the studio because of the bad weather. Sunday is totally going to be my chance to meet him though. I can feel it! Also, I got a Team Franken 2008 shirt. I want to get away with wearing one of them to work tomorrow, but I'm not sure which one yet.

Unfortunately, my evening was sad too. My mom called to say that something happened to Riley and my dad had to rush him to the vet this morning. He tore a tendon in his good back leg and now he can barely walk. =( The vet set him up with some drugs though and when I called my dad to see what was going on, he said that Ry was doing okay. My dad built a ramp on the front steps for him so he can still go out. Just very slowly. I'm really upset about this. He's my baby. I'm going to go over and hang out with him tomorrow night. I'm worried...well, I'm just worried that this is the beginning of the end and I'm absolutely not ready to face it yet.

Anyhow...note to self. Tomorrow:
look up the dates for the Wicked tour for next year
look into Jersey Boys tickets in Chicago
record the new Houston Calls song from MySpace

Also, [livejournal.com profile] seimaisin and I have decided that we're going to NYC in two years, so we can see Wicked on Broadway! This is a good plan.

That alarm is going to be quite painful when it goes off in about four hours. =/
leighblack: (Wicked - Dreams)
I'm going to see Wicked again! This time, it'll be in LA with [livejournal.com profile] vampirecarly. And I swear to God, if Eden Espinosa calls out, I will CRY!! I have wanted to see her as Elphie for ages!

leighblack: (Riley - Big Ears)
I'm late posting these because I just didn't have time to resize and upload my photos until now. Anyhow. Chad Darnell. 12 photos. 12th of the month. You know the drill by now. Let's do this thing!

12 of 12 - The Hump Day Edition )

Check out the other 12 of 12 participants over at Chad's blog!!
leighblack: (Wicked - Dreams)
Yeah, so Wicked was fabulous tonight! I'm seriously in love with it all over again. I will have more words to say on this matter tomorrow.

I do have my 12 of 12 pics, but I am too tired to resize and upload them tonight. I'll do it tomorrow. But I didn't forget this month!

Sleepy time now.
leighblack: (Sven - Just Sven)
OMG! Someone needs to come to the State Fair with me on Sept 2nd!! It's now my life's goal to use the fact that it's my 30th birthday as a gimmick to get myself on the KARE-11 weather broadcast and meet Sven Sundgaard!! IT WILL HAPPEN!


In other news, I'm kind of running out of ideas for music to post. Especially since all I seem to listen to anymore is Butch Walker. Does anyone have any requests or suggestions? A certain genre? My top 20 favorite songs? Songs that start with K? Whatever. I have over 12,000 songs in my iTunes now, so I can pretty much fill any request. Also, My Big Damn List of Music is still out there for you to look at, and sort of up to date.

Tonight: Wicked!


Jun. 6th, 2006 08:12 am
leighblack: (Me - Me & Riley)
Today hurts. A lot. My back hurts from stupid airline seats, my feet hurt from running through the airport in inappropriate shoes, and my head hurts from adjusting to the time change. Plus, my allergies are awful today. I think I should just go home.

[livejournal.com profile] dazeebean? The credit card bill came in with our Wicked tickets on it. So, whenever you can pay me for your ticket would be great. It's $85 and we're going on July 12th. Also, Rory? You still wanted my extra ticket? That one is $94 and it's on July 22nd.

Hey [livejournal.com profile] geneli4! Remember that whole kerfluffle about recording the song from MySpace? I just thought you might find this interesting. I was talking to Christian from Killingbird on Saturday night about that very thing. I told him that I recorded songs from their MySpace profile so that I could listen to them whenever and wherever I wanted until their new CD comes out, and that I sometimes share them around to get people interested. He told me "that's great!" and I should keep doing it. He loved that I listened to it enough to know all the words. So, artists do indeed understand that once a song is out there like that, people are going to appropriate it.


May. 9th, 2006 10:10 am
leighblack: (Wicked - Dreams)
I just got Wicked tickets for both the opening night and the closing night. I am now very happy. =) I knew there was a good reason for me to pick up all those extra shifts at Hallmark.


[livejournal.com profile] dazeebean, I'll let you know about the price and details later.
leighblack: (Wicked - Dreams)
There is finally an on sale date for Wicked tickets, since I keep getting asked about it. Tickets go on sale 5/12 at 10am. I'm thinking there will be some sort of special pre-sale the day before too. Mind you, this is what's left after the season ticket holders have snapped up what they wanted. Dates are July 12-22. I want to go at least once, and see about doing lottery a couple nights too probably. We'll see.

Just something to keep in mind. I don't remember what city it was, but somewhere tickets sold out in about an hour.


Nov. 28th, 2005 01:33 pm
leighblack: (Wicked - Defy)
Eden Espinosa, Carol Kane & Derrick Williams to join Broadway cast of Wicked

Damn. Now I really want to go back to NYC. I love me some Eden!
leighblack: (Madonna - Fabulous)
Since I'm still not feeling all that well, I decided not to go to work again today. I'm a little worried that the new boss might think I'm avoiding him. =) Totally not the case though, as I think he'll be fine.

So, I had a discussion with my stomach about behaving for an hour or so and ran out to do some errands, since I got paid today. Honestly, I know Wal-Mart is an evil corporate giant, but their DVD section is like crack. Things I bought today:
*Wicked: The Grimmerie - Way cool! Still, I think the Rent bible has it beat.
*Susan Squires' The Hunger - Yay! I luuuuuurved The Companion, so I'm very excited to read this.
*The first and third books in the Crimson City series, since I already bought the 2nd book.
*A copy of Curve magazine and the new RT Book Club.
*Batman Begins for $15
*The first season of Nip/Tuck for $20
*The first season of Wonder Woman for $20
*The Ref for $5
*A horribly gaudy velour pillow
*Another new sweater

I think I did pretty good! Now I'm home and back in my jammies and planning to spend the day nestled in front of the TV.
leighblack: (Wicked - Dreams)
Sweet! They just called to say my copy of Wicked: The Grimmerie came in today. Boo. I am completely flat broke until next Friday. Ugh. Maybe I can convince my mom to get it for me as an early Christmas gift. Hmmmm...
leighblack: (Rent Movie - To Days of Inspiration)
Instead of being a productive part of society, I've been sitting here making icons for the past few days. Mostly Rent movie and Wicked, of course. Go here if you'd like to see them.

And I must, must, MUST stop futzing with my layout! I think it's pretty close to perfect now. No, you won't be able to tell what changes I made today. But trust me, changes were made.

I had more to say, but I've forgotten it all. So I guess I'm off to bed...
leighblack: (Wicked - Unlimited)
Kate, and anyone else who's interested. There's a new Rent trailer out! Go here and scroll down to International trailer.

Also, there's a new video of the Wicked touring cast. It has some things from the official tour trailer, but some new scenes too. My greedy little screencapping, icon making heart got very excited when I saw it! And, you can right click and save target as. =)

Yes, I know I promised my KC recap would be up today. Hush. I'm working on it.
leighblack: (Wicked - Through and Through)

- Ann, the book I was telling you about is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

- YAY! Charlie & the Chocolate Factory tonight!


Jul. 13th, 2005 08:37 pm
leighblack: (Chad - Missed You)
- Since some of you might be interested, the touring cast of Wicked will be on The Tonight Show on Monday night performing "One Short Day" before they leave LA.

- In the same vein, I am SOOOOOO jealous, [livejournal.com profile] auzrais! Stephanie will not be performing in the SF run as she's been ordered to heal the injuries she's been trying to work through. Eden Espinoza will be doing the shows instead. As much as I adore both Idina & Stephanie, Eden is BY FAR the best singer they've ever had performing as Elphaba. She's beyond fabulous! Auz, you are a lucky chica!

- JRM is in Mission: Impossible 3 with the crazy-as-all-fuck Tom Cruise?? NOOOOOOOO!! I managed to sit through the shitfest that was Vanity Fair to see him. But I refuse to watch anything with TC.

- This week has been nuts as I've been swamped at work, plus I've been trying to get my own things done before this weekend, and my Aunt is leaving on Friday to move to Mesa, AZ so I've been to lots of goodbye BBQ/dinners for her. I've had like no free time.

- What the fuck am I going to wear this weekend?!?

- Chad!

- ANN!!!!!

- This should be my last post until Sunday night. I'm leaving early in the morn for my trip to Nashville, and I'm probably going to crash soon since I'm exhausted. Ann, I'm hoping to get there around 9pm, I guess. MapQuest says 14 hours, so that's what I'm estimating against. You know I love you when I am voluntarily driving 14 hours in a car with no air conditioning and no radio through the Midwest during one of the hottest weeks of the year. =)
leighblack: (Rent Movie - Causin a Commotion)
I’ve decided that maybe I should write some sort of ginormous post about myself. Not so much because of or in response to She Who Has No Grip on Reality and her highly amusing assumptions about me, but more because there’s a lot of new people around here. *waves hello* Even though it’s my journal, I don’t really write all that much about myself in here and maybe some of you want to learn more about me.

Clicky, clicky )
Or maybe you don’t want to know more. I don’t blame you if you didn’t read all that babble. But thanks if you did!

And if there’s anything else you want to know, or have any questions for me, let me know! I’m open to pretty much anything.
leighblack: (Wicked - Through and Through)
My boss is out today, so that makes it a fine time to write up my recap of my Wicked weekend. I would normally include photos, but I didn't take very many, so I haven't gotten my film developed. I can post them later, I suppose.

Every day more Wicked )

So, all in all, Wicked was fabulous and I really, really, really can't wait to see it again. And The Legend does a pretty good job of planning girl's weekends. =)

Next up, LA in two weeks! YAY!!! There will be much Jager to be had.

Hullo all!

May. 15th, 2005 08:01 pm
leighblack: (Default)
Yes, I am finally home safe & sound from my girls' weekend in Chicago. And with plenty of time to settle in before CJ starts in an hour. =)

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! I don't know just what I can say about Wicked. I just...yeaaaah...adored it. I was crying by the third song, visibly shaking with anticipation all during "Defying Gravity" and openly & uncontrollably weeping all during the last two songs. I really, really wish I was going to be able to see it in LA.

But I did hear that there is good news about my LA trip! *squee*

The downfall of my weekend is that I'm sick. Feverish, swollen glands, sore throat, probably not going into work tomorrow kind of sick. Blech. I really want to curl up into a ball right now.

I will, obviously, write more about my weekend later. I'm going to try to catch up on my f-list now. Ta-ta!
leighblack: (Wicked - Beautiful Wickedness)
I'm so very, very happy to be getting out of here for a couple days. This week has sucked.

Updated schedule for this weekend, more written out for my own benefit than anything else:
- Leave around 9am
- Pick [livejournal.com profile] cyberwuzzle up from O'Hare around 7pm
- Go to Hala Kahiki around 9pm

- Shedd Aquarium in the morning (or wandering around downtown, whatever we decide)
- Wicked at 2pm
- Dinner at La Cantina afterwards
- Evening activity?? We'll see how we feel. Maybe power lounging.

- Take [livejournal.com profile] cyberwuzzle to airport around 7:30
- Leave around 10am
- Take long way home so we can go to the Jelly Belly Factory and my favorite WI attraction, the Mars Cheese Castle
- Hopefully get home in time to see Crossing Jordan season finale

[livejournal.com profile] cyberwuzzle, I assume you'll be okay if we just wait for you at arrivals, rather than trying to find a place to park. We'll be in a dark gray Explorer. You can always call me when you get in so we can find each other.


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