Monday, March 26, 2007

It is, it is a glorious thing

To all of you who missed out, Carbon Leaf was super-duper-extra-terrific-awesome. They put on a great show, and closed with The Boxer. They also sang Learn To Fly acoustic and unplugged, which was fabulous. The lead singer, Barry Privett is charismatic and amusing, and the band just looks like they are having such fun. CJ, who accompanied me, is officially the "best boyfriend ever" due in part to his patience with my jumping-up-and-down/singing along.

On Thursday CJ and I will be attending a performance of "Pirates of Penzance" at City Opera, and I could not be more excited. The Pedant saw it and said that it was great. I also wish that I'd known about this version in Yiddish a bit earlier, so that I could go see it. Oh well. As we all know, "It is, it is a glorious thing/To be a Pirate king." I will probably have to restrain CJ from wearing his eyepatch. We're going in celebration of my birthday (yay 20-something+1!) which is coming up shortly.

If you know me in real life, and were wondering what I'd like for my birthday, here are some suggestions:

1. The Making of Victorian Values by Ben Wilson
2. My Secret Life on the McJob by Jerry Newman
3. Your love and affection
4. An a capella version of Life Less Ordinary. You know who you are.
5. A la Baby Brother: a goat
6. Because you knew it was coming: a toyger

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know. Other amusing gift suggestions are welcome. CJ's birthday is also coming up, so if you can think of anything for that, I'd love to hear about it(please keep dirty suggestions to a minimum).


Sarah said...

Justin has too much crap already, and I'm sick of giving boring/useful presents, so I've started getting tickets to things and classes. He's followed suit. To date, we have both learned to make doughnauts and fritters and I've learned how to play guitar better. And now he doesn't want to rip his ears off every time he hears me strum. Mutually beneficial.

rokhl said...

You really missed an amazing show. Yam Gazlonim is SOOO much beter in yiddish. I saw it last week. I even learned the yiddish word for leap year (iber yor). Aren't there still a couple more performances left?