Elisa's Daily Scoop
Broadway Matinee Day
Yay!!! April is finally here! Can you feel Spring in the air? I think I can...finally!
Woke up to a beautiful, breezy, sunny day.
I'm so happy too, since I will be going into NYC today for matinee of the new Broadway plan, Skylight with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
Not sure if you read my last Food Friday segment about Bond 45, (CLICK HERE) but it is now one of my favorites and I decided to have lunch there today. HOWEVER - I could NOT get a reservation.
So, I decided to try an alternate - Pergola des Artists. Now because I waited till the last minute (shame on me!), I called early this morning and was forced to leave a message since this eatery is not set up with online reservation capability. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they can accommodate us.
My theatre buddy today is my Aunt Ro. She actually took me to my very first Broadway play - way back in the day, to see Grease during its debut run.
There are so many show openings this month - I don't think I will be able to keep up! I posted this last week, but I figured since it's matinee day and I'm headed to see one that is just opening, why not post the list again.
Hand to God (Booth Theatre)
Gigi (Neil Simon Theatre)
Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 (Winter Garden Theatre)
An American in Paris (Palace Theatre)
It Shoulda Been You (Brooks Atkinson Theatre)
Finding Neverland (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre)
The King and I (Vivian Beaumont Theatre)
Fun Home (Circle in the Square)
Living on Love (Longacre Theatre)
Doctor Zhivago (Broadway Theatre)
Something Rotten! (St. James)
Airline Highway (Samuel J. Friedman)
The Visit (Lyceum)
TOO MUCH TO SEE!!
Today is the last day of school for the girls before beginning their Easter break.
It amazes me how different my kids are from each other. When it comes to Gianna and Kelsey, I've got Gianna who LOVES to travel and go different places with a sense of adventure. Then there's Kelsey who is truly a homebody and does not enjoy it at all.
She asked me so apprehensively if we were going away for Easter break. When I responded with "No" you could not believe the relief in her face. LOL. I do hope she will be okay with our upcoming trip to Yellowstone. She keeps going back and forth as to whether she wants to come. Oh well, we'll see.
I've got a busy morning - work out, make a few travel bookings and then get on a late morning train to head into NYC, so I better get this show on the road.
I'll see you back here tomorrow for Throwback Thursday - it's my turn to share this week!
Have fun today!!
Tanya's Daily Scoop
Calling all Pranksters!!
Good Day Everyone!
It's April Fools Day, and while I love a good joke, I'm also quite gullible and fall for these pranks all day long!
Then it got me wondering...what's the dealio with April Fools Day???
Which then led to...wait for it, wait for it...
15 Fun Facts for April Fools Day Around the World
9. Italy, Belgium, France, and Quebec, Canada often refer to April Fools' Day as April Fish. Part of this custom is to attach a paper fish to someone's back as a joke, without being noticed. This is referred to as 'Poisson d'Avril'.
10. In Denmark April Fools is celebrated on May 1st and is called Maj-Kat.
11. In Spanish speaking counties such as Spain and Mexico April Fools is celebrated on December 28th the Day of Holy Innocents.
12. The 13th day of the Persian New Year known as Sizdah Bedar usually falls on April 1 or April 2 in Iran, and people have reportedly played pranks during this holiday since 536 B.C.
13. The earliest recorded association between April 1, pranks and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales which was written in 1392.
14. A Flemish April Fools’ tradition has children locking their parents or teachers from their homes/rooms, only letting them back in when they promise a treat.
15. In Poland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway the media will often publish a story that is false in honor of April Fools' Day.
There ya have it - now go have some fun with it!
As you might also know, today is W2GW (Where to go Wednesday), and here is a list for Southern California that I've compiled for your upcoming enjoyment and entertainment.
This one is mostly for the kiddos in your life:
WHAT: Brea Community Easter Eggstravaganza and Carnival!
WHERE: Brea Jr. High School, 400 N. Brea Blvd
WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 2015 11am - 3pm
Experience the Festival with more games, eggs, & prizes this year! 20,000 eggs, and over 50 booths: games, face painting, jumpers, food, etc. And it's FREE!
CLICK HERE For more INFO:
WHAT: Spring Eggstravaganza
WHERE: Henry Boisseranc Park – 7520 Dale Street, Buena Park
WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.
Activities begin at 9:00 a.m.
Egg Hunt for kids 12 yrs. and under at 12noon!
Come be a part of the "Egg-citement" this spring at Buena Park's very special Spring Eggstravaganza! Activities include stage entertainment, children's crafts, field games, a petting zoo, moonbounces, visits with the Spring Bunny, and of course, the candy scramble for children 12 years of age and younger.
CLICK HERE for more INFO
WHAT: Pretend City Children's Museum Easter Celebration
WHERE: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 10am
Activities will include:
Egg Scramble – This egg-xiting tag game is the perfect addition to any Easter celebration. It will get your bodies moving!
Egg-xtravagant Eggs – Decorate your very own egg utilizing a variety of colorful mediums and materials.
Science for the Senses: Carrot Crunch – How do you like to eat your carrots? Steamed, raw, mashed? Taste test the Easter Bunny’s favorite treat to see which you like the best.
CLICK HERE for more INFO
WHAT: Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
WHERE: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
WHEN: Saturday, March 14 - Saturday, April 4, 2015
At Irvine Park Railroad's Easter Eggstravaganza, children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt. Each egg is filled with candy or a prize. Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time. Please bring an Easter basket for each child that will be participating in the Easter egg hunt. Irvine Park Railroad also offers Easter baskets for sale.
Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. Children can also meet and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny. Other activities include hay rides, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and a whole lot more.
CLICK HERE for more INFO
And just a quick update...better known as SCOOP:
Yesterday was just a normal day here home on the range - had lots to catch up on and errands to run. Dominic had his classes (of which I always try to watch).
Well, I got awfully sleepy and was dozing off in his class - such a sleepy head!
Hopefully that doesn't happen to me again tonight!
I started a 100 day Fitness Challenge this morning -
100 Jumping Jacks
100 Sit ups
100 Push ups
Everyday for 100 days!
Who wants to join me???
I've also got a big chore ahead of me today - switching out the winter for summer wardrobe!
Of course I'll leave out the items that need to be packed for our Cousins Yellowstone Road Trip where the temps should be between 26F - 49F;
And that'll most likely be the last of the chill in the air that we'll feel until our winter trips for next year begin!
That about does it for now.
Hope you have a great day and don't get too fooled!
Elisa and Tanya
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