Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Howl-oween!

Wishing everyone a fun and safe HOWL-oween!

Hope it's DINO-mite! (see what I did there?)

PS...check out the super cute Halloween goodie bag my parents sent for Lulu. 
It's been less than 48 hours since we let her play with these new toys and she's already successfully ripped the blue monster's head off and torn through the rope on the candy corn. How one dog could be so destructive is baffling to me.   

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

I must've been a good person in my former life to end up with such a great man as my husband. A guy who is willing and never disgruntled to take me to a musical. In fact, he's so great that he actually purchased us season tickets to all the musicals stopping in San Francisco this year.

The first show for us this season was a musical making a pre-Broadway debut in San Francisco, Beautiful. The musical is about Carole King and follows her career as a young song writer and then as a Grammy winning singer/song writer. If Jersey Boys is a musical for my grandparents generation, Beautiful is a musical for my parents generation. I wonder who a musical of my generation would be about...probably Justin Timberlake. LOL

We didn't really know what to expect for this show, but I was surprised to find that I recognized so many of the early songs she wrote as well as a lot of the songs from her Tapestry album. (Thanks, mom and dad). The first half covered a lot of the songs she and her husband wrote together, but fell a little short in the plot development. As a whole, the play was really great and the actress who played Carole King was a superb singer. Looking at the program, we did notice a lot of songs were cut from the second act which was probably a good idea to keep the plot rolling along. It will be interesting to see what the final production looks like once it reaches Broadway.

On a totally unrelated note, we'll be taking off for a super quick getaway with our friends for a Las Vegas getaway. I am so excited to get away even for just a weekend. Wish me luck on the craps tables!