I sincerely apologize for the lack of posting the last two weeks. I will explain, but it has been a very hectic time for me.
Two weeks ago, I was planning on going home to see Joseph and the Amazing Techno Colored Dreamcoat with my Mom. I got an unfortunate call the Friday before I was supposed to go home for the show. My Mom had been feeling sick for a few weeks, and she was trying to figure out why. After trying many other tests, she had a CAT Scan, and they found a good number of lumps that shouldn't be there. Long story short, she has cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her doctors are very optimistic and so am I. They think she will only need 6-8 Chemo sessions (She has already has her first) and then she should be cured and in remission. Needless to say, I was in no mood to post, and a short trip turned in a week long stay. But during that time I did find 2 dimes, 2 nickels and 14 pennies.
Onto better stories.
I obviously was not able to see Joseph, but my Brother In-Law (Joe) and Sister In-Law (Angie)came into town this last weekend to see the musical Chicago with Marti and myself. During intermission, I found 1 quarter and 1 penny near the drink stand.
While the ladies were getting some drinks, I went with Joe to the gift stand, because Angie wanted a shot glass. At the stand, was the actor playing Mike Flynn (The part that Richard Gere played in the movie). He was signing autographs, taking pictures and pimping his own CD. At the time we thought about doing a picture or autograph on our tickets, but passed on it, since it was just some random musical guy. Now....normally during an intermission, they dim the lights a few times when it is time to get back to your seat. But we weren't paying much attention, since Flynn was in the lobby. We figured that so long as he was out in the lobby, the show wasn't going to start.
You see where this is going. The lights never dimmed, and the lobby suddenly got VERY empty. As we walked past Mr. Flynn into the theater, we saw that the show HAD started it's second act! We were surprised, but not as much as Mr. Flynn. About 2 minutes behind us, he burst through the back doors, into the back of the theater, and said, "Shit! They fucking started without me!" and then ran down the side aisle toward the stage. It was only loud enough that those within 5-10 feet could hear it. Thankfully we were in the radius.
BUT the story doesn't end there. On the drive back from the show, Angie mentioned that in the playbill, the actor playing Flynn had the Dukes of Hazzard listed as one of his credits. We talked about how pissed we would be if it turned out to be one of the Duke boys, and we passed up the opportunity to get our picture taken with him.
You see where this is going again. The actor playing Flynn was Tom Wopat, who played Luke Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard. So while I don't have a picture with him (And I am very annoyed that I missed the opportunity), I do have a story where I got to hear him swear.
Finally, I have a change question for you. Angie and Joe stayed with us this weekend. After they left, I found 2 pennies in Marti's study, right where they had their suitcase and stuff. We cleaned the place before they got there, so I know that the change came from one of their pockets. On the surface it seems that this is found change. But I don't feel right about counting it for some reason. So I leave it to you, the committee to decide.
Total since last post - $0.70
Total for the Race - $221.48