Saturday, December 15, 2007

Tradition and History

I began rehearsals today for the great American musical about Jews in Russia. If you aren't humming it already, take a look at my title again.

We spent 3 hours of rehearsal today doing the staging for that song... and I have spent the rest of the day humming it.

The Big Guy and I have a bit of history with this show. When we first started "dating" I worked at a camp. There wasn't much actual "dating" - seeing as how I had to be on camp 24 hours a day for 6 days a week. But in the several weeks after camp and before I had to report back to college The Big Guy planned a surprise date for me. Remember how I ruined his surprise proposal? Well, my ruining of his surprises has an even longer history.

He was VERY excited about it, and kept talking about it and dropping hints. I don't remember what any of the hints were, other than that we were going into the city. Frankly, I didn't worry about it. I like surprises.

Well, one day I was flipping through the newspaper, probably looking for the comics and crossword puzzle, when I saw the ad. For this musical. At the big touring theatre in Detroit. For the weekend of our surprise date. And I knew.

So the next time we spoke on the phone The Big Guy started teasing me with the "surprise." I told him I know what it was.

After a brief silence he retorted "Well, you still don't know where I'm taking you to dinner!"

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Don't forget Monday's Mission to do a post in the style of a Holiday List. That's pretty vague, I know, but I did it on purpose to give you lots of room for creativity. Gift list? to do list? list of parties to attend? Have at it!

25 comments:

Chrissy said...

That poor guy couldn't catch a break. Good luck with the new play. Now you've got me humming that song too.

flutter said...

heh good thing he loves you, hmm?

nomotherearth said...

Now I will be singing that all night thank you.

blooming desertpea said...

Bad you for spoiling his surprises. Fortunately for him he still had ONE surprise for you up the sleev ;)

Family Adventure said...

LOL! Couldn't ya have pretended? Just a teeny bit ?

Heidi :)

Julie Pippert said...

And now that song is obsessing in my head---although at least it's a fun one from one of my favorite musicals. :)

And LOL at you about the "surprise." I think what you actually like are MYSTERIES. LOL

Maybe if you sell that to your husband he'll feel better. LOL

Julie
Using My Words

Karen said...

ah! I love, love, love that show and wish I could see you in it!

jen said...

he's a keeper, and you, well, are a bona fide starlet in the best possible way.

Mary Beth said...

Does your poor husband try to surprise you at all anymore?

Good luck with the new show!

Beck said...

Do you know, I have NEVER seen that musical? And has your husband given up on surprising you now?

thailandchani said...

I'll be remembering that song all day now, too. :)

Fun stuff!

Mac and Cheese said...

I hope your husband hasn't given up on surprises altogether now. I know mine would have.

Don Mills Diva said...

I LOVE that show. Sounds like a ton of fun.

SusieJ said...

I played Chava in high school --and I am so glad you're back in the swing again with new adventures for us. And, he got you, I see.
SusieJ

Alex Elliot said...

My husband won't give me hints about presents anymore because he claims I always guess them.

Rima said...

This story just proves that you complete each other, my dear.

Alpha DogMa said...

I don't like surprises. They fill me with dread. But I do enjoy the anticipation of a good play/event/party AND I'm kinda fickle, so the husband knows no surprises for me.

WorksForMom said...

Yep, the song is stuck in my head too. You 2 are polar perfect.

wheelsonthebus said...

Just last week I was humming "If I were a rich man." You must be in my head.

Emily R

thirtysomething said...

Poor guy. One day he'll get ya!

Heidi Hyde said...

Aw-- what a sweet man!

BTW: I once played Hodel. (little known fact) :)

-HH

another good thing said...

we have that album, and the dvd -- kids know all the words... I am raising musical fans.

Catherine said...

This is certainly my favorite show. My family has history with it too - my grandfather and mother both play the violin, and loved the musical as a result. My grandfather died around the time the movie was released (before I was born) so I always think of my family when I see the show..

catherine

niobe said...

The Big Guy sounds just so incredibly sweet. Even if he can't manage to surprise you.

Kelly Malloy said...

We love that musical! My 14 year old is dying to do the Jr. version.