Avenue Q – The National Theatre

I finally saw Avenue Q! The touring company is here in DC for a few weeks and a friend managed to get tickets for us. If it comes to your town, please see it. But don’t bring the kids – despite the Sesame Street looks, this is a musical for adults. Click on this link to see some video clips.

Today is also World AIDS day and the cast were collecting donations for Broadway Care/Equity Fights Aids and the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. Also, please visit Light to Unite 2007 to light a candle — Bristol-Meyers Squibb will donate $1 to Aids charities for each lit candle (it’s free).

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Yes, I have a ticket but my life got real complicated and it’s just not in the cards. I started renovating my kitchen and only bath in January and since then all hell has broke loose. My bathroom was demolished on Feb 2 and I’ve been a nomad since then. I don’t expect to sleep in my own bed for another week or so.

On top of this chaos, my father-in-law was diagnosed with colon cancer so the husband will be leaving soon to help him out while I watch the contractors by day. The neighbors let us use their loo by day but at night we are in a hotel or bunking at any free digs we can find (with a toilet, of course).

Okay – this isn’t too bad. However, last night I rammed my foot into an exercise bike stand and broke my toe (not the baby one but the next). This hurts like a bitch – every step is achey at best. The thought of standing through two sets of rock-n-roll fun while people jump up and down next to me is just not appealing. If I were younger I would probably go but at 47 – no thanks.

I will take this latest set back as a sign that this was not meant to be. I don’t think I could have managed the Metro much less the standing for 5 hours straight. Besides, the concert is sold out (read untra-crowded) plus QVC is broadcasting the concert live.

At any rate, I will pick up my ticket at the box office tomorrow after work and consider it a $45 keepsake.

In recognition of World AIDS day on December 1st (that’s today, folks!), Bristol-Myers Squibb is donating $1 for every virtual candle lit to the National AIDS fund.

It only takes a second, and it’s for a great cause. Please forward this on to as many people as you know, and you can help AIDS researchers find the cure.