It's a dreary rainy day here and we've had some crazy server issues where our e-course site is hosted that I'll just say threw us for quite the loop. (F! U! dreamhost!!!)
But I'm not going to talk about the crap stuff. I want to talk about the fun stuff! To brighten my mood, I decided to try a little DIY project that I've had in mind to do for awhile- some fabric covered flower pots! Using this old tutorial from Chrstine Chitnis.
Above is my first attempt so far...(was still wet) I obviously need some practice wrapping/pleating/smoothing! And I probably won't use a light background fabric again- the terracotta color wants to show thru. Going to try out some more of these with other fabric and follow-up with some pics, if they come out cute!
So while playing with the pots, I caught up on the latest episode of Smash, my newest guilty tv pleasure. It's really bad, acting wise- but the songs and music compell me to watch! Well, the Broadway ones, at least. Because you see, I was at one time in my life, a super Broadway geek!
I used to play piano- I played from my 10th birthday til I moved out of my parent's house at 18, pretty much everyday. And when I was younger, I played a lot of broadway tunes! Songs from Les Mis., Rent, Cats but my heart belonged to The Phantom of the Opera, the first Broadway play I ever saw...
I could play the whole songbook, but my favorite was the title song of course, where I got to be really BIG and really LOUD and felt really impressive and mysterious and phantom like!
I just loved that feeling.
And one year, I think I was 12-13ish, my piano teacher got to organize a group of her best students, including me and my friend Megan, to play piano at the entrance to a special event in Reno called Fanatsies in Chocolate- that year was Broadway themed!!
And the event was basically a big fair of all the fanciest, yummiest, chocolatiest treats you could find all in one place. Playing broadway tunes on piano and swimming in chocolate? Count me the fuck in!
So I recalled this whole memory while I was watching stupid Smash (I really like it) and got distracted from the pots and thought I'd dig around for old photos instead...
Behold- my mom, my pops and me, dressed as none other than the Phantom of the Opera!
I can't believe I'm showing this on the internet. This was not Halloween. And we were walking around like this in public, people! I say we, because I least I had Megan by my side, who played songs from, can you guess? Cats!
Please notice the super cool mask I drew on my sheet music binder, and Megan cut her nails into points to be more cat like! Hey, at least we were both geeks!
I found more pictures of more revealing childhood things in my search today- I'll have to share them here in the future along with more embarrassing stories.
What about you? What nerdy secrets are you hiding? What did you totally geek out about as a kid?
ps: there'll be a special giveaway here tomorrow afternoon, to celebrate my 6 year blogaversary! stop on by!