connecticut was a very...interesting. usually every summer we go to connecticut because my dad plays in a golf tournament with his best friend from high school (who has a really crazy family, like last year they accused their barn attendant (they have horses?) of being a pedophile, so he burned down their barn). so we met him after he was playing in the tournament for a couple of days, to see his family up there, which consists of my two uncles and their wives and kids. so we basically did a lot of house hopping, including visiting my uncle's ex-wife (which is always sort of taboo, but shes awesome), and my great aunt whos a spinster, who i think is a sexually repressed lesbian. i think its a good thing we dont live up there. im glad my dad decided to leave connecticut, because he just gets very quiet and sad whenever hes there. one of my uncles is a failure, with two DUIs and a gambling problem. my grandparents have had to bail him out of jail, hes divorced and has no custody of his kids, and lives with my great aunt, and it just depresses him to see him like this. but...all in all, i had a lot of fun. my cousin jill is coming to stay with us for two weeks! i have so much respect for her. shes going to college in boston to be an event planner, juggles three jobs in the summers, including a waitressing job where she gets home at 3 in the morning and where there was a shootout on the steps of the bar when we were there, and is the most independent person i know. plus, shes a crazy party girl. (ie- gave me ping pong balls to be used for beer pong)
after that, we drove to new york city, where we went through new rochelle! and got there at like 12, where we went to carnegie deli. and i am 100% sure that i saw julian's future friend thats going to nyu and was in our town! absolutely it was him, i watched him onstage for like 3 hours, i know his face. the next day we went to the guggenheim, which was just scary, the walls are way too low, i felt like i was going to fall to my death. the highlight of the exhibit was either the huge sculpture of the imagined dinner where three daughters chop up and eat their father, or the hanging metal penis sculpture that had nipples on the balls. yeah...
i saw spring awakening again! which surprisingly my parents liked, but how can you not like spring awakening? it was the same cast, but with no understudies. the wendla we saw was 18! ridiculous! HOWEVER when i went to the bathroom, i went to a urinal and the same time i was leaving i swear i saw jonathan groff, but he had longer hair and glasses and looked very shabby, and i was like it cant be him, and even if i approached him, its in a bathroom, which is weird. BUT at the end of the night when we were getting pictures with the cast, i talked to kyle riabko (melchior) and i asked him if jonathan groff was here tonight. and he said he was! because this was the last time he could see the original cast chorus members perform, the black girl, the tiny girl, and three others are leaving on friday. so basically, i peed with jonathan groff! dream come true
we shopped the next day, including going to the super asian urban outfitters like store, which is always superfunny. matt and i waited in line that morning to get gypsy student tickets. we thought we got like the back of the orchestra, because they were BB, which i thought was like the second tier of seating, but when we got there we were front row! which was cool and drool; we were sitting so close to patti lupone you could see her sweat and cry, etc., but the stage was so high you were looking up the whole time. but i guess theyre tickets that are 75% off, so not too shabby. it was absolutely awesome, even the girls playing gypsy and june and possibly the 10 year old that played baby june could have rivaled patti in being the best on stage. BUT patti lupone was the winner. she is the fiercest person in the world. it was so amazing. i think someone behind me in line put it bluntly. are people going to see this for gypsy? or for patti lupone? the answer is the LATTER!
anyways im home, full of project runway (im glad jerry left, he was too confident) Read a clockwork orange, its awesome!