Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

24 July 2004

Why Jeanine Tesori Is My New Favorite Person

I haven't stayed up until 4:00a in, like, at least a year.  I think the last time I did something crazy like that was the last time I came home from Vancouver.  At least I didn't have to wake up today.  I was supposed to go to a baby shower for Gareth and Guin at 2:00p, but Jill got us out of it (God Bless America!), and Nancy is throwing a first birthday party for Christian, but dammit I don't feel like going.  That's at 2:30p, so I could technically make it if I wanted to.  Last night I stayed up partying—I don't know what's gotten into me lately—and at a house party, no less.  The craziest part was that I was one of the last to leave.  I just didn't feel like letting the night end.  So most of my friends left, but I stayed on.  It was a fun party, and I saw people I don't see all that often... especially my friend Elizabeth, since she got back from KY.

She and Justin liked the show, but I'm hearing that from everyone now.  Jaime, Wahima, Samantha, John, Derek, Ryan and Derek's friends Tim & Jim are all coming to the show tonight.  That will be pretty much it for people seeing the show.

Debbye Eggeman called me last night.  She said she was testing me to see if I would call her back.     ?        Whatever.

Last night I saw Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Ahmanson Theatre.  SOOOO good!  Oh my god I loved this show.  It follows the movie's plot almost exactly.  There is even a little tip to "the elevator that only works when you tap-dance."  But even though the plot is old, there are some truly inspired, lovely moments.  At one point there are men singing in Chinese and then there are supertitles!  My absolute favorite, though, was Millie and Jimmy dancing on the edge of the high-rise.  It was lovely, and I could have watched it for at least another 2 minutes.  The cast was phenomenal and the songs are fabulous.