A selection from the mailbag over the last month.
Hey Dan! How's your day?
Have you seen any great Broadway shows lately? I'm headed to NYC soon and was wondering if you have any recommendations.
Have a great day!
I haven't seen any shows lately--but I can tell you what I've heard. My brother recently saw Jersey Boys, and he's been playing the soundtrack for his daughters and teaching them to sing and dance, he loved it so much. He raves about this show; but it's all about the music.
Avenue Q has a little bit more of an edge, if you like politically-incorrect humor. Of course, Hairspray is always a winner. I've heard mixed reviews about both Xanadu and Legally Blonde--leaning to the negative side, sadly, apparently they are (gasp!) b-o-r-i-n-g.
BUT--whilst in Denver I met several people who saw The Little Mermaid's pre-Broadway run, and they liked it--good news, as I am a huge fan of that soundtrack--so if you're going to NYC in November, you can catch that show. Fun Fact: to play the under-sea scenes, the actors wear shoes with rollers in the heels, like the little kids zip around with in the mall. Pretty cool. But no Peter Pan-style cables and pullies, no flying around.
Other recommendations, anyone?
I was dating a guy for about a month, we were together almost nightly from the day we met, everything was going amazing even though neither of us had expected to meet someone we clicked so well with. Then one night, he had a party and a girl at the party came up to me, claiming to be his girlfriend. I got upset and left, but the more I thought (and talked to friends), the more sure I am that she was a friend that he got to pretend.
Why would a guy pretend to cheat on a girl he was so invested in only hours beforehand? I've asked a couple people and they say guys do this sometimes. I'm hoping you can share some insight as to why guys do this and whether it's all guys or just heteros.
These days I am very interested in the topic of men and their commitment issues--I just read The Nanny Diaries, in lieu of seeing the (apparently wretched) film, and it has my brain spinning. Why are men so scared of commitment? What would compel a man to go through alllllllll this effort, instead of just giving it a shot? And then they feel "trapped," which I don't get. We'll talk about this issue later. The book, I mean, as well as the men it profiles. Not the movie.
Oh yeah, and B--this guy of yours is a total douchebag and if he's going to make up stupid stories like this I can't imagine what redeeming qualities he would have to compel you to speak to him in the first place.
ADDENDUM: This writer sent me a photo of the guy in question, with the request to not publish the image. And I have to say that request is killing me, because he is a slice of deliciousness--and in the photo he is almost naked, you would enjoy gazing at it for hours on end. With this photo in mind, the writer is forgiven for her temporary lack of judgement. All readers are encouraged to send in photos of almost-naked men thank you very much.
I've been strangely affected by the entries from the Overeater's Diary you found. Are you going to publish any more of her entries?
Yup. And I got another diary mailed to me, too, by someone who wants me to share hers as well. Tough to read.