I was a student for most of my young adult life. Although my parents supported me during these years, I tried to be as independent as possible.
I was pretty sure that I would be a single career woman forever, but as I was finishing my last year of graduate school with plans to move to NYC...cupid struck. I met my husband at work. All of my big plans to move away after graduate school suddenly flew out the window. Instead, I was ready to settle down and make it happen right here in DFW.
One house, 3 dogs, and enough laughter to last a life time, here we are settling into our little House of Justice.
The last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy. We had two shows that we have been pushing pretty hard back to back. It is well worth it my friends because we love to introduce this level of performance to the people of Grand Prairie and surrounding areas. Tonight we have Steve Lippia's Simply Sinatra. It should be ear candy and wonderful...although the production people have been a bit of a handful, it should turn out pretty nice. I was commissioned as part of my job to create a blue Martini in honor of ol blue eyes...and after some hard work tasting some different concoctions...I have laid down this recipe.
The Ol' Blue Eyes Martini
2 oz Blue Ice American Vodka
3/4 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 blue curacao
1/2 oz pineapple juice
ice, shake, stir, pour, and enjoy.
After weeks and almost a month of agonizing over this show - it was finally here! When I say agonize, I mean that we were worried and we were planning and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this...on a bunch of levels. First, ticket sales. They did decent to well. Second, special menus. They went pretty well with a coffee shop theme and cute marketing sign including Mochatini's. Third, the artist. He delivered. Although, I am not going to lie...his key boardist, Peter, was a little more out going...and that's all I will say about that!
Because this isn't my story to tell, and the only way I can think of to honor Michael today on the anniversary of his death is by honoring Jenn's request that he never be forgotten...In her words from the project she put together this summer...
About Michael's Name Project
It is my desire that Michael’s name always be remembered. That he is not forgotten. That his memory will always live on.
Michael’s 10th birthday is coming up on July 1st. Double Digits. He would have been so excited about his day. We had just discussed possible party plans on that Wednesday. Before that terrible Thursday.
With that in mind, I have a big request. I would like to see Michael’s name spelled out in as many ways as possible. I would like to see his name in many settings. From many people. Handwrite his name, spell it out with objects, skywrite it. It doesn’t matter. Just write his name. Be creative. Be big. Be small. Take a picture. And remember him, say his name.