Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hairpsray Evening

NOTE: I woefully behind in posting - enjoy this effort to catch up!

I used to wonder why life took me in certain directions, in other words, I was fighting life, and wasting a lot of time with "whys," blinding myself to the many wonderful people, places and things along the new path. Some amazing friendships did come out of a very painful journey I found myself on a few years ago. My favorite friend, Nick, from that time is still a constant in my life, and I can always count on him for fun and enthusiasm for life.
Nick, below, came to work at my current employer and we were friends immediately. He was our model maker....many of our clients commission a model to be built of the homes we design and build for them, and Nick is a wizard at creating these mini works of art. He spent many years in Hollywood and in the NY theater world doing set design. Alas, in the economy dip over the past several years, clients are not commissioning models, and Nick is no longer working with me. I dearly miss him on a daily basis, but we've kept our friendship going and look forward to dates once in awhile, and LM and I get together with Nick and his wife for dinner as well. We share a real love of theater and when he called me several weeks ago to see if I would like to attend a performance of John Waters' play, "Hairspray" at the Cape Playhouse, I was thrilled. We shared an early dinner to catch up with all our latest activities and then were off to the theater.
Nick on the playhouse grounds before the show.
The Cape Playhouse grounds are really beautiful and I love the architecture....the ticket office could easily do as a house for moi!
The front steps.....
The gazebo in the side yard.....
It was a delightful evening with lots of laughter....Hairspray is one of my all time favorite movies, but the first incarnation with the fabulous and dearly departed Divine, and the newer version with John Travolta. Hilarious. Thank you, Nick. You are the best date.

5 comments:

Happy Days said...

Gee Whiz! What a great night! dinner and a play!! Nick sounds like an incredibly talented man! How nice to know someone like that! I have an hour to go before I have to meet the bus to meet Madison! It's going to be nice to have her for 2 1/2 hours every day!...debbie

Happy Days said...

Forgot to tell you. The post Nan & charlie is not there. Did you delete it? or is it in some other mode. That happens when I hit the wrong button....deb

One Woman's Journey said...

You live in such a delightful area.

Pictures are great.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I've always wanted to be a set designer... what a fun job!

And that playhouse is beautiful... but then again, so is everything on the Cape :) ♥

judemiller1 said...

You live in a great area==we have nothing like that here--would have to drive to Detroit and who wants to do that? UGH