There is nothing like the Friday before a long weekend. It makes for a very happy day.
The only thing better than that, is the Friday before a vacation.
THAT is most excellent.
Jim and I are going to see 'Grey Gardens' tonight at The Lyric Stage in Boston, and I'm BEYOND excited. Not only because we have friends in the show, but because I've been WAITING to see it since it was announced last year.
I'm familiar with both the off-Broadway and the Broadway cast recordings of the show, and I'm a big fan. I must admit I've never seen the documentary or any of the follow-up movies that have been made since then, but even so, I'm looking forward to seeing the show.
Surprisingly enough, we have no plans for the long weekend, which is a very nice change. I think we're going to do a little summer clothes shopping at the local outlets tomorrow and then meet up with my sister and brother-in-law (the 'good' brother-in-law, that is) tomorrow night.
As for Sunday and Monday there's nothing in the works that I know of....so I'm very excited about that.
I guess we'll just 'play it by ear' as they say.
Monday night I do have a softball game, so that's the only thing that I have going on.....
Of course, I'll work in a trip to the cemetery this weekend to visit my mom given that it IS Memorial Day and all. It's crazy to think about the number of people I know that are buried in that cemetery now. I remember how for many years my mother was the only person I knew who was buried there, and these days that number has increased greatly. A high school friend, one of my best friend's parents, family friends, people from my neighborhood, etc...etc.
It always makes for a sad trip....but inevitably I end up reminiscing about the great times I had growing up and all the amazing people who were a part of my childhood - and that makes me smile.
I hope you all have a GREAT long weekend.
Here are a few press shots from 'Grey Gardens' (Photo Credits: Mark S. Howard)
Left to Right: Aimee Doherty as Young "Little" Edie Beale; Will McGarrahan as George Gould Strong; Leigh Barrett as Edith Bouvier Beale
Leigh Barrett (L) as "Little" Edie Beale; Sarah deLima (R) as Edith Bouvier Beale
Sarah deLima (L) as Edith Bouvier Beale; Leigh Barrett (R) as "Little" Edie Beale