Saturday, September 3, 2011

Best Date Ever!

Last night I went on the best date I've ever been on! The best food, the best entertainment and the best company!

heh... a heh heh...

Ok, I went on a date with me. 

I've been clamouring for a while that I want to live in a real city where things are going on all the time- and for each evening of my first week here, I hid in the basement and read (which was lovely, don't get me wrong. It's been a long time since I've had a quiet comfy spot to just read.).  I figured it was time for me to get out though and since I don't have any friends here- I had to go with me.  It's ok. Most of the time I like me.

I looked online to see what was happening- and a theater near me was putting on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor dream coat- but the only time they were showing tickets available was at 4 pm... it was already 6:30... hmmmm... so I decided to go to a movie. Everyone has been raving about The Help so I thought I'd go find some dinner and go to the movie.

I ate at the Training Table because A) it's good and B) it was close to the movie theater.

One thing that I like living in a bigger city is the level of anonymity I have. I don't have to worry about eating alone. People may look at me funny... but I don't give a rat's rear what they think. I'll never see them again. So I took my book and enjoyed a big fat cheeseburger.

When I left the restaurant, I noticed next door was the theater where Joseph was playing (I didn't know it was there- honestly) and saw people streaming into it. I wondered if there was an evening performance that I didn't know about.  People were parking in far away parking lots and walking to the theater. As I drove by, a spot opened up near the front. I took that as a sign. I pulled into the spot and thought I'd just go in and ask if there was anything available, if not, no biggie because my movie still had an hour before it started.

The show was sold out- and I got in line behind a couple who had ordered tickets and were very upset that there was not record of them... understandably... but long story short- my name didn't even make it on the stand by list. Why? oh, because two seats opened up before they even needed to get my name! I took one of them and got into the show! ChaChing!

I think I took the seat next to a guy on a double date- and he either got cancelled on or stood up. Sorry dude.  I sat mashed into a corner seat with my legs tucked up to my chin- but I didn't care. I was so excited to even be in the show!

Two words. Awe. Some!

It was the best live production I've seen of Joseph. Incredible talent an costuming. It's a small theater in the round and the way they used the space was fabulous.  I can't say enough good about it. I'd go again. I might. I have a lot of free evenings coming up.

Anyway, I'm glad things worked out the way they did. I still want to see The Help, but this was a way funner surprise.  I am definitely going to their next production!


me said...

Was it Hale Center Theater?

Call me if you want to go see The Help with me - I haven't seen it and want to. I'll send you my phone number on Facebook.

Rochelle and Jonathan Cardell said...

Glad you had such a great night. If I was there I'ld go on a date with you!!

dedesmith32 said...

Awesome! Well next time you could always call me...I'm not that far away! :)

Melissa said...

That's karma for ya!! Awesome luck for an awesome gal! :) I'm jealous...I want to go on a date with yourself too...

Camie Marie said...

That's such great luck!!