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Happy Birfumday to me!

I just got back from a lovely weekend in Staunton where we saw Macbeth at the Blackfriars Playhouse. The play itself was okay, but the Shenandoah Shakespeare folks sure had a good time, and it showed. They always do some kind of musical intro, and last night's was pretty cool! They played Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" on acoustic guitar, and three vocalists, and then about 6 people did this whole dance sequence that evolved through all of Michael's signature moves, including one woman in The Fedora. it got to the point where the band and the vocalists stopped, and the dancers got *really* into it and started singing, and then realised that they were the only ones singing, and acted very chagrined. very cute.

I encountered [Unknown LJ tag]'s Restaurant Curse. nearly *everything* she ordered in a restaurant was either wrong, or not what she was expecting from the menu. She ordered the Prime Rib Sandwhich and the menu led one to expect shredded meat, melted cheese, and horseradish sauce, whereas she recieved Slab O Fatty meat with not a trace of horseradish sauce to be seen. After the play, at dessert, she ordered an Italian cake, which arrived full of coconut, whereas the menu made no mention of coconut at all. She's mildly allergic to coconut. We explained this to the waitress who kindly took it away and showed us the dessert menu again. Molly then ordered an orange cream something that the menu led us to believe would involve some kind of pastry. It was, instead a nearly whole orange rind filled with frozen orange sorbet. Good. Tasty. but not what she wanted or expected. Incredibly strange.

The drive home was lovely, up Rt 11. We stopped off at the Ponderosa for lunch and had some steak, and got home about a quarter to 4.

A very nice weekend.


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Aug. 13th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, dear one :)
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
What's impressive to me was that Billie Jean was performed by their student understudies from the summer camp. That girl who played Michael? Amazing.

You forgot the evil lunch mustard, the unholy cajun spice flavored "bbq" potato chips and the perfumed iced coffee... but it's all good! I'm actually glad that it kept me on track better than I would have kept myself on track.

I'm glad you had fun and I will miss Stuanton road trips. I still owe my parents a trip to SSE (or ASE?) so maybe we can meet up and stay at one of the posh hotels sometime.
Aug. 14th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
happy birthday!!
Aug. 14th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Happy birfumday, Lizzi! (kenoramouse on IRC)
Aug. 14th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, ma'am! (and cute icon!)

Aug. 14th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Aug. 14th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! Glad you had fun!
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