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15 March 2009 @ 04:42 pm
Bawdy puppet show musicals, and scottish golf  
C and I went with a group of friends to see AVENUE Q last night. I saw it in LA back in September of 97 and raved about it, so we knew if it ever came through Sacramento we had to go see it. It did, and we did.

It was a blast! Funny songs ("It Sucks To Be Me", "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist", "If You Were Gay"), tawdry songs ("The Internet Is For Porn", "You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love")) and also some very nice, touching, sentimental songs ("I Wish I Could Go Back To College", "There's a Fine, Fine, Line"). The puppet work was great, and even though the performers are onstage with the puppets after a while you're primarily looking at the puppets.

Audio and video clips from the show are available on the website. Next stops on the tour are Omaha, Costa Mesa, Austin, Cincinnati, and Appleton. I highly recommend the show. If you get a chance to see it, go check it out!

After that, I woke up early this morning to go play golf at Haggin Oaks. It was cool, slightly wet, and windy - perfect "scottish golf" weather for a course designed by Alastair MacKenzie. Friend from work RB, his son NB, and I played the front 9. I had a fantastic day, with rock-solid driving, good pitching and clipping, and laser-like putting. Final score for the front nine was 49! That's under 50, and a mere 13 over par, including closing bogey-par-par. For me, who is happy with triple bogey golf, that's an awesome day!
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prusik on March 16th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Now that George Bush is out of office, what do they say is only for now at the end?

jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on March 16th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
They say that George Bush *was* only for now, thus proving the point of the song, I guess.
Terri-Lynne DeFino: Chrisbogwitch64 on March 16th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
My husband and I saw Ave. Q on Broadway a few years ago. Loved the play--but my poor husband was half in my lap the whole time. The guy next to him, a 6 foot something 400 lb Texan sat in the seat next to him just as the curtain was going up. He literally got squished out of his seat. I spent so much time fretting over him being crushed that I couldn't enjoy the play as I should have. Thankfully, after intermission, the gentleman (a very nice man, actually) switched seats with his tiny wife so it was better. :)

One thing I hate about Broadway--with few exceptions, the seats are horrifically cramped. We took our kids to see The Wedding Singer (yes, the movie made into a play--sigh...) and my very large and burly son (pictured) actually could not fit into a seat. Thankfully, a very nice man on the end switched seats with him so at least he could stretch out into the aisle.
The exception is the Gershwin. I love going to shows there! Plenty of legroom. :)
jeffsoesbe: elmerfudd fancy hatjeffsoesbe on March 16th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
The small seats is probably an artifact of the theatres dating back to an earlier, smaller, slimmer time; and cramming as many people in as they can!

Good that Avenue Q was still enjoyable. It certainly is a very fun show.