For Valentine’s Day I took Matt to see a special screening of Heathers at Alamo Drafthouse. The best part was that they had the local actors in Heathers: The Musical perform songs from it before the movie! Aaaaaaah so amazing! And the best part, Matt, who had never seen the movie before (#CougarProblems) LOVED it. Thank god, I don’t know that I could have married him otherwise. Then we saw the non-profit theater company’s showing of the musical! It was AMAZING. The theater was tiny, like, 50 office chairs in a small room tiny but that just made it more awesome. The songs were incredible (we totally came home and immediately bought the soundtrack) and the actors were great. We’re definitely going to see their future shows. Plus, their shows are raising money to help performers who are going through financial crises. So, yeah, if anyone in your area is performing Heathers, you should go see it immediately!
Last month I started aqua physical therapy where all my exercises are in a pool. It’s absolutely amazing to be able to move and work out without pain. I do the physical therapy exercises for 50 minutes twice a week and feel ZERO pain in my back and joints. I get the muscle soreness of using them after NOT using them for so long but no bad-pain. At one point I did jack up my back for a few days by pushing further than I should have with one of the stretches but, luckily, it passed and, hey, learning experience! It’s just...it feels like a miracle to move without agony.
Denver experienced a blizzard. A mini-blizzard? Who knows, all that matters is that there was snow and a lot of it!
One of Matt’s cousins got married so we drove 15 hours to Austin, attended the wedding, and drove 15 hours back in the course of three days. But I looked damn cute at the wedding!
Matt’s stepmom gave me his late father’s Vonnegut collection because he and I had talked about our mutual love for him. She also gave me his Calvin and Hobbes collection. It just made me feel really happy and touched that she did that.
The drive home felt painfully long. I thought it would never, ever end.
But, finally! Finally back to our babies!
A new reason to enjoy windy days!
And of course I chose the dinosaur one.
Chomp chomp chomp!
I’ve been trying so hard to get out of the house more. Next month we’re seeing Andrea Gibson and David Sedaris! And I bought tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical! And and we’re going to Acro-Cats in July! So much good stuff!
Books Read in January, February, & March
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M Valence
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Man Upstairs & Other Stories by PG Wodehouse
Uneasy Money by PG Wodehouse
The Time Dissolver by by Jerry Sohl
The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern & Classic Stories
The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern & Classic Stories
The Swiss Family RobinZOM: The Classic Family Adventure...Now With Zombies! by Perrin Briar
Closet Full of Coke: A Diary of a Teenage Drug Queen by Indra Sena
The End by Matt Shaw
Diary of a Sixth Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson
Dirty White Boy by Frank Peterson
Street Child by Justin Reed Early
Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
While the World is Still Asleep by Petra Durst-Benning
The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning
Dracula by Bram Stoker