Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope that you have a great time celebrating! Believe it or not, I actually have no costume – weird, right? I’ve been telling people that I have two-dimensional design capabilities, but the second you add the third dimension it’s a hopeless cause. In the meantime enjoy thet 14th rendition of my weekly blog link up, one down, one up.
My one down this week is my internet. I can’t even explain to you how flipping frustrated I am by the internet in my house. I got a new modem a few weeks ago (because the last one stopped working), and I don’t know if I got a shittier one than the last one I had, but all of a sudden the internet got super spotty. One day this week that I was supposed to be doing blogging stuff I spent time setting up the signal repeater to try to boost the signal further up the stairs and that still failed. Wednesday I got so pissed off that I went into the basement and came out with the longest ethernet cables I could find and ran the router all the way up to the top floor of my house. That still didn’t work. When I left the house my roommate said the ethernet cable she plugged directly into the modem wasn’t working either, so maybe it’s a Comcast issue? I’m so sick of troubleshooting this and it’s taking so much time in my life – between trying to fix it and needing to wait for pictures to upload. So. Frustrated.
No question asked the best part of my week was the Jeremy Jordan concert that I went to last night in New York City. I discovered Jeremy Jordan while watching season 2 of Smash while it was airing and fell in love with his voice. (You may also know him from The Newsies on Broadway.) When I found out he was going to be singing a show at 54 Below I booked it immediately. The name of the show was “Breaking Character” since it was his first solo show (and 2 other reasons that I can’t remember right now). So yesterday I showed up at 54 Below, awkwardly ate dinner alone, and people watched until the show started. He started the show off with his college audition piece – and acted it out as if he was still in college. It was pretty awesome to see where he came from and where he’s made it to today. He’s also a goofball apparently, which was awesome. He also really wanted his piano player and musical director, Ben, to get laid before the evening was over. We got to hear his story of how he met his wife, and we got to hear them sing three duets together throughout the course of the evening. (She’s also a Broadway star.) We got to hear how he really felt about Smash ending – and his rendition of Broadway, Here I Come almost brought me to tears. The amount of emotion he put into every ‘character’ he played on stage was incredible. I couldn’t find any You Tube videos that really do him justice, but if you like Broadway music at all, you should listen to this. Phew. Goodness gracious. What a good start to this weekend in New York.
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Well, it appears we do not need a WITCH update today, because I got an email last night entitled “WITCH!”. I have to double check her numbers (my list is at home and I’m in New York), but until further notice, Alison of Simply A has won WITCH. Congratulations!