Saturday, March 23, 2013

DLR LotD 03/17/13

Disneyland Resort
Line of the Day

Sunday, March 17, 2013

"Here comes Honey Blue Blue!" -- Genie, at the Hyperion Theater

Not It

Catch Me If You Can
Pantages Theatre
Friday, March 15, 2013

I forgot that I was supposed to see "Catch Me If You Can" last week, but at least I didn't plan anything else for that night.  I met up with my friends Marilee, June and Dene at the Pantages Theatre after work.  Our seats were in the 3rd row of the balcony.  I like the movie and the story, and I had seen one of the songs performed on the Tony Awards.

  • This show is like old time Broadway musicals with the music, probably because it's set in the past.
  • I like the way that the stage is set, with the runway, and the orchestra's positioning behind it.  Very cool.  Although the drummer seems like he's lonely because he's the only one underneath the runway thing.
  • I also like the premise, that the stage show is all in Frank Jr.'s head, as he tells his life story.  "A show?"  (wink!)  
  • Stephen Anthony is great in the lead as Frank, Jr.  I especially liked "Goodbye".  Powerhouse!
  • Wow, he did all of that because he really likes girls a lot?
  • Merrit David Janes is also great in his role as Agent Hanratty.  He really does well with his frustrated character.
  • The ink bottle/glue/Swiss army knife costumes were cute.
  • Marilee and I think that Aubrey Mae Davis, whom plays Brenda, looks like Megan Hilty.
  • I didn't really like it when the female ensemble sang together, because it was a bit screechy.  But when the sang as individuals, they sounded fine.  I wonder if they were all just trying to outsing each other.
  • "He said his name was Barry Allen?  That's the Flash!"
  • Yay!  Pan Am!
That was a fun show, although I prefer John Williams' score of the movie over this.  The theatre wasn't full on opening night, which is a shame, because it is quite entertaining and humorous.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

After Ever After - DISNEY Parody

It's a cappella, it's Disney, it's funny  How could I not share this with you all?  You can also buy the song on iTunes!  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DLR LotD 02/27/13

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Line of the Day

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Special Edition: The Glenlivet Scotch Dinner at Catal

Rob Roy 
"If my eyes are still a little bit dilated before the Scotch dinner, how will my eyes  know when I'm drunk?" -- Sherry, tweeting to no one in particular

Amuse Buche: Oyster with Cucumber Sorbet
"I'll just put it right down my pants.  They'll never know." -- Andrea

12 Year Old
Whipped Smoked Salmon w/Honey-thyme creme Fraiche, lemon-oat clusters
"It's been beaten and whipped, like my forefathers." -- Andrea

15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
Whisky-Spiced Poached Pear w/Gorgonzola cheese croquette, local honeycomb, wild arugula, candied walnuts, gastrique
"Are you voguing?" -- Matt, to Sherry, after hearing the word "model"

Nadurra 16 Year Old Cask Strength
Seared Day Boat Scallop and Lacquered Pork Belly w/Caramelized pineapple, vanilla-sun choke puree, crushed hazelnuts
"It's a fork." -- Sherry, to Cindy, as Cindy stared with wonder at her utensil

18 Year Old
Braised "smokey" Beef Short Ribs w/ Honey glazed carrots, "tater tots", mascarpone cream, green peppercorn caramel
"The Irish invented whiskey, but the Scotch perfected it." -- Scotchmaster Rick (I don't know why, but my notes say "Ian" -- was it a different guy than on the menu, or was I drunk?)

21 Year Old Archive
Banana-Butterscotch Brioche Bread Pudding w/Scotch-ale gelato
"Andrea, Unchained!" -- Sherry