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    Sunday, March 25, 2007

    Bye Bye Birdie

    ~edit~ I'm reposting this from last year. I'm taking my girls to see the local high school put it on this afternoon. I wonder if they'll do as good of a job as we did, lol! (I left the old comments up.)

    When I was a senior in high school, for some unknown reason, I decided to try out for the school musical. I need to explain that I have never sung anywhere except at church so I don't know what possessed me to do it.
    It's been so long ago that I dont' remember the character's names. I think I remember the that there was a Hugo? And I think there was a Kim. Dayum I'm getting old.

    I rehearsed and ran my lines and was sure that I would get the part I desired. I was wrong! A girl that was 2 years younger than me got the part that I wanted (Momma). I was pretty devastated but I was offered 3 different parts instead or maybe it was 5. I think it was 5 but 2 were insignificant. None of my friends were involved and they all thought I had lost my mind.

    Can I open my mouth wider? Hmm...better left unsaid.
    Also, you can't even tell which legs are mine. Weird!

    I'm on the left standing up.
    I think we were singing about Hugo and Kim.

    I'm on the left in the beautiful green jumper.
    The wrap was my grandma's mink.
    She gave it to me and I still have it.

    I was supposed to be interviewing to be a secretary here.
    I had to tap dance really badly.
    I think I over did it!

    Nice huge yellow dress, huh?
    The big chick on the left is the one who stole my part.
    I was a parent singing "Kids!".

    The guy on my left in the picture went to Hollywood to try to become an actor. Last I heard he was living with his boyfriend and was jobless. *sigh* He was so convincing as my husband here.

    And there you have my 5 minutes of fame in a very small high school. What was I thinking?


    Quazirob said...

    You’re awesome!

    ~Deb said...

    OMG----I spit my wine out (yes I am drinking this early) when I saw what you said, "I don't know which legs are mine..." and then SAW the picture!

    You are fricken hysterical missy! That's great you got up and did it.

    Kudos! Or...should I say, "Cheers!" ????

    It's gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere, right?

    MamaKBear said...

    My favorite times in high school were when we would all go to the auditorium and watch whatever current play the Drama club had been working on. I've always loved to watch plays and musicals onstage...I just love it!

    Wish I coulda seen ya in yours!

    Suze said...

    Jenn, you sure have balls. I could never get up on stage and sing.

    What am I talking about I can't sing. LOL.

    Anonymous said...

    this was so cool I love it Jenn.
    ahh, my little broadway babe..

    sugarpunk said...

    ohhhhh i have a karaoke machine waiting around my living room for you..

    SignGurl said...

    Rob~Not so bad yourself!

    Deb~You should've poured me one!

    MamaK~It actually turned out quite well, surprisingly.

    Suze~I'm not sure that I can sing either, but I did it!

    TC~I don't think I'll ever be ready for anything other than high school production, lol!

    Sugar~Oh, no! Not karaoke! Just add some tequila and I'm a regular Madonna!

    BTExpress said...

    Hey! Five minutes is better than no minutes.

    Big Pissy said...

    How fun! I love all the pictures! :)

    Calzone said...

    I often think of you on stage naked in front of me

    SignGurl said...

    BTE~ You are so right! Welcome to my place!

    Big P~It was a blast!

    Calzone~I often think of you eating ham off my breasts while on stage.

    barman said...

    This is just to funny. I was thinking about writing about my experince with theater in my Senior year of High School and then I see that is just what you did. OK, now I thing it is entertainment week. I have to post mine Wednesday. Not as nice as yours and no pictures that I can remember.

    Madame X said...

    What's the story, morning glory?
    What's tale, nightingale?
    -Tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!
    -Hi, Margie!
    -Hi, Alice!
    What's the story, morning glory?
    -What's the word, humming bird?

    2 Productions
    Once in the chorus once as a choreographer...I am SUCH a GEEK!

    Jodes said...

    very funny.

    terry said...

    i'm loving your trips down memory lane...!

    Jay said...

    That's so great! I'm such an attention whore that I did a lot of theatre in high school, and yet, my voice is as such that I never, ever, would have tried for a musical.

    georgiabelle said...

    LOVE THE PICS!!! How fun! I, too, sang in high school. I was in a showchoir. Sequined dresses and high heels and all. Jazz Hands to you!!!! :)

    G-Man said...

    Jenn dear, You really need to take these old comments off...

    But for now...I'm First!!!
    And I know you are Commando under that skirt!
    Great old pics Jenn..Very Old pics..xox

    Anonymous said...

    I remember this post.:)
    I hope you have a good time reliving the night you performed.
    Hey, you had the guts to go out and do it and will always have the memories.
    Have fun.:)

    Donna said...

    Okay, you're gonna make me dig up my pics of me as "Josephine" in HMS Pinafore! :)

    wmy said...

    You look just mahhhveelousssss!!

    It is cool that your gonna get to see your kids doing the same thing you did...very cool

    I especially like the green jumper...very sexy mamma...wait, I can't call you mamma cause that other bitch stole your mamma part...lets look her up and jump her k?!?! hahahhah

    barman said...

    Regardless if you got the part you wanted or not things would probably be no different today. Just be happy you got out there and gave it a try. I so want to be in the music man someday, probably a towns person or something minor like that. Maybe someday. But I do have the memory of helping put on the high school musical.

    I do like that green jumper too. Hope you had a fun time. I know I would, I enjoy high school productions.

    Manny said...

    LMAO, I love it. I wish I had old pics. Crab has most of them

    Can I share a story?

    In the fifth grade, I was the narrator in a school play. Mom bought me a new outfit and everything.

    Pam and Bob came to see it too. When I get home that night, the phone rang. It was Bob, disguising his voice. He said he was a talent scout or something dumb I fell for. I couldn't say anything. I just handed the phone to mom.

    Damn, them 2 have been together forever. The best part is...they still like each other.

    Only Mr. sign can tell you if you need to open wider. LOL

    EBEZP said...

    Love this posting sign.
    You're some kind of woman!

    G-Man said...

    Pam and Bob were together when you were in the 5th grade??

    Sign, you are I wanna see you dance live!!

    kimmyk said...

    Now lookatcha! All famous and shit in the blogsphere. If they only knew....

    I never did the high school musical thing. It was probably best. I can't carry a tune in a bucket.

    Yeah, I couldn't tell which leg was yours either. LOL!