8 Days a Week or Living La Vida Loca
January 24, 2012
I think one of the best phrases the Beatles ever came up with was “8 days a week.” Lately I feel that’s what my work schedule is– 8 days a week. And me being me, I can’t help but add to a completely chuck full plate and throw in another project– aka a cake. I’ll sleep when I’m dead as they say.
Around 4am on Sunday I left work feeling exhausted and accomplished. My overall highlight of the night? I saw Ricki Martin! Let me break it down and have a true confession here, for a minute. I loved Ricki Martin when I was in High School. I probably loved him more than was good for my already suffering drama-geek reputation. I loved him so much I went to see him in concert and I even had his spanish album Vuelve. I knew all the words en espanol and believed that we might actually make out someday…so much for dreams!
As Ricki’s career waned so did my love and I think about how gaga I was for him as a goofy teenage phase. On Saturday he arrived to Frederick P. Rose Hall in support of a friend Michael Cerveris, who was performing– they are both in an upcoming run of Evita on Broadway. As his 6’2″ frame smoothly strolled out of the theater, I got a long look at my teenage crush. His hair was dark and swept to the side and he wore black rimmed “dork” glasses– I wear them too, though he pulled off a Clark Kent kind of look, where the best I can do is be compared to Sarah Palin. As he passed me I heard him speaking in Spanish to his friends. And I’m still perplexed as I’ve never heard another dialect of Spanish with quite the same sultry quality.
For a minute I was that dorky 16 year old pining for the gorgeous Latin Sensation. Speaking of Dorky, heres my other weekend endeavor” Bot” from Umizoomi. Everytime I do a kids cake I am shocked at how out of the loop I am in terms of kids characters and TV shows. Hopefully you can see in the pictures that cake is actually suspended over dowels decorated to look like legs and feet.
A bit of a challenge more so than I anticipated, but I heard with was a hit at the party for a young Mr. Braydon. All in all a good week/ weekend. On one last dork note, I’m thinking about getting an iphone…any suggestions on model or memory??