April 1, 2011

So it was Elton John week on Idol.  (By the way, it was touch and go there for a few hours, but I’m back in the game.) And something about this flu has kicked my inner musical theater nerd into GEAR. I feel like I’m on my own episode of Glee. Let me ‘splain. When I just typed, “back in the game…” I started singing Legally Blonde, "Back in the game, back to the trial, and I’m back in my style!"  And at work, people greeted me today, "Oh you’re back!" or "Oh you survived!" Which of course prompted a little Next to Normal, “I’m alive! I’m alive! I am so alive!”  Um, what? I feel like kicking my own ass. Maybe it was too soon to get out of bed after all.

I’ve digressed. Back to Idol.  Elton John week and not one of them did “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” which is basically the best Elton song ever. Unacceptable! I fell in love with the song when I saw Annaleigh Ashford sing it at Birdland.  (Yet again, I’ve managed to make another musical theater reference.  I give in.)  She was amazing.  And then I discovered Sheri Rene Scott’s version.  (Can’t stop. Won’t Stop.)  The video above isn’t the best, so I suggest you download the song off ITunes. It’s just…splendid.  And for bonus points?  Adam Pascal makes an appearance around the 5:10 mark. I might as well go find myself a chorus boy now. 

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May 16, 2011

Well played, NBC.

SMASH, coming to NBC next year.

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February 29, 2012

Catch up!

Totally sucking recently. I know. I know.

The Bachelor is winding down.

The Bachelorette is starting up.

I had a “if you see something, say something” moment where I called to report suspicious activity [read: a strange man leaving strange looking bags in a porta potty near the Kodak Theater]. The cops said he was “probably setting up for the Oscars, cause that’s going to be a big party!” Sweet. I did my civic duty, and though I hate to be proved wrong, I am glad that the vast majority of Hollywood including some friends and coworkers did not blow up on Sunday.

Speaking of, the Oscars happened, which technically I have nothing to do with, but it is my department so ya know—puts things on edge.

Coworker Amy had a birthday. Lots of day drinking. I accosted Annaleigh Ashford in the bathroom at The Den and geeked out a little bit. After I went on a rambling, “I’ve followed your career for awhile. I think you’re fantastic…” she very seriously said, “Oh my God, I thought you were kidding at first.” I get starstruck by (almost) unknowns.

My little man turned 3.

My main man turned 30.

I’m pretty sure it’s almost spring, but it was in the 40’s this morning in LA.  What the what.

Here’s a picture from J’s 30th.

We will return to our regularly scheduled programming soon.

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