Sunday, January 1, 2012

Long Boring Flight, The Show That Started it All, and A Brand New Year

Hey everybody!

Two days ago, I flew home. It wasn't the greatest experience of my life. On my first flight, I was by the exit door on the side of the plane. At first there was no problem with this. But then I realized, for safety purpose, they removed the dinner trays that are usually on the back of the seat in front of you and put it in the arm rest. I don't know about you guys, but I like to sleep on those things. And since I was in an aisle seat, I couldn't rest on the wall. So I had to lean forward and put my head on my lap. Not very comfortable. I would have used my kindle or my lap top to keep me occupied, but the flight was over two and a half hours long, and I had only a 30 minute delay before my next flight. So I decided that I would do all my writing and reading on the next flight.

However, on the next flight, I was up closer to the front, right behind the first class area. But there was another problem. One, no dinner tray in front of me again. And then, since I was in the front of the coach area, there was no seat in front of me to put my stuff. At first I thought, okay, I'll just have to make sure that it doesn't go flying. But then, a flight attendant came up to me and told me that my bag had to be put in the over hand bins, since I was in the front. Then, we quickly put it away, with both my lap top and my kindle, and everything else. Including my phone, so I couldn't even listen to my music. I know you're thinking that why couldn't I just get up and get it when the captain told us we can move around. Well, I would have. But they put my purse in the front class area. And I wasn't sure to how they would react if someone from coach came and opened one of their bins.

Later in the flight, the flight attendant came by and asked me what I wanted to drink I told him what I wanted and asked if I could have some pretzels or chips. I had only a slice of red velvet cake before I left my house in Texas. The man, however, told me that they didn't serve complimentary chips or peanuts, and they didn't have any pretzels. Now this was strange. On about every flight that I could remember being on, they would always have some kind of complimentary food. I guess not on US Airlines.

So, I don't know if my seat positions on these flights were bad, or if the Airlines themselves weren't that great, but I'm going to do my best to be on Southwest, or any different airlines the next time I fly.

But once I got home, I started getting ready to see the show that first made me want to start acting; Peter Pan. I left my room around 5:15 that afternoon. I'd never been to Madison Square Garden before, and I didn't want to be late. Once I found it, I got my ticket and rushed inside. I bought to souvenirs; a program, and a shirt that says "Never Grow Up". I told my mother about the shirt and she said that it was very fitting for me. :) I was pretty far from the stage when I got to my seat. But I didn't mind. I was just happy that I got to see the show. When the lights went down, it took everything in me not to start screaming.

It was a bit noisy in the crowd because a lot of children were there to see the show. But for some reason, it didn't really bother me. The only time I was bothered was when the guy next to me shushed the kids who where two rows in front of us. I don't know about you guys, but I think that shushing people is more disruptive then the people you're shushing. Also, if their not you're kids, you should leave it to the parents to quiet the children. I wanted so badly to turn to the guy and say, "I hope one day you have noisy children and people shush you. That you can feel embarrassed." I didn't say it, of course. But I REALLY wanted to.

Other than that, the show was amazing! What I really loved about this show was that it had elements of the book as well as the regular show. But I think my favorite part has to be in the beginning of act two the song Ugawug that the lost boys and indians sing/dance. It was incredible. I didn't cry as much as I thought I would. In fact the only time I cried was when the audience claps to save Tinkerbell. I kept thinking to myself, why are you crying? You know she's going to be alright! It was probably old memories seeping in.

Cathy Rigby played an amazing Peter. Don't get me wrong, I love the Mary Martin Peter, but she plays it like Peter is a very nice person. Plus, she was very tall and. Someone who looks like their 5'8 can't really pull off a six year old boy. But Cathy portrayed her Peter as if she was playing him from the book. In the book, Peter is very playful with a bit of a mean streak. Cathy certainly did the character justice, and almost had me forgetting that it was a woman playing Peter and not a boy.

All in all, the show and all the actors in it were truly stunning.

Yesterday, was the ever famous ball drop. I got up and ate my dinner very early so I wouldn't be hungry. I packed a bag of pretzels and a bottle of water that way I wouldn't be starving by midnight. I left my house around 2pm and arrived on 42nd street 30 minutes later. Even then, the police were putting up the barricades. I had to walk all the way to 49th street in order to find an opening for me to get in. I was so far in the back that I could barely see the monitor that showed what was happening on the stage. But I didn't really care. All I cared about was seeing the ball drop at midnight. I sat down every few minutes to give my aching back and legs a break, only getting up to do the count down of every hour before the ball actually dropped. When the ball dropped, I recorded the whole thing on my camera. It was a very good feeling that I felt at that moment. All my life, I had only watched the ball drop on the T.V.. But now, I got to see it live!! I'm not sure it's something I want to do again, unless I get a VIP pass or something. But, it was definitely a night that I will never forget.

And now, for my New Year's resolution! I'm going to give 150% in my career as an actress! I'm also going to make an effort to exercise every single day, that way I'll be nice and fit.

So, let's begin 2012 with a bang!!

Catch you later! <3

1 comment:

  1. Love it!
    Sorry to hear your US Airways flights were so bad. :/ Please don't let people store your purse away from you though. Who cares what 1st Class people think. Don't be intimidated.
    I'm eager to see the pics from Times Square! I was so happy for you last night. I kept taking pictures of the TV screen when they pulled back and showed the crowd. I kept shouting, "Katie's in there somewhere!! WooHoooo!" I remember all those years of you saying, I'm going there. I just know it. You did. You are. I am so proud of you!