February 27, 2005
a person's a person no matter how small
she told me about during one of awkward bi-annual "oh hey how have you been doing, lately?" meetings. so i told her that randall and i would try to make it. i don't know if she believed me, but i'm (usually) a gal of my word. if i say i'll try and make it. i'll try.
so at 6 oclock we met by dad at the rubicon brewing co for some pre-seussical grub.
we got there a little bit before him, so we decided to wait on the corner to see if we could see him. parking around there is sometimes difficult (there are several restaurants on that corner) so i wanted to help direct him to a spot (besides, he wasn't familiar with the area at all).
while we were waiting a guy with a cute dog passed us and said, "i wouldn't stand in one place too long if i were you" and he pointed upwards. there were a bajillion crows in the tree above us and glancing around i noticed that corner was covered in bird crap. so we thanked him and waited in a safer location.
a few minutes later my dad arrived and we went inside for some food.
now i've only been to the rubicon once. it was for lunch and it was about 2 and a half years ago. so i couldn't remember what was on the menu. but i figured, hey it's a brewery, it's gotta have those brewery staples right. meats and meats on buns. ribs, chicken, that kind of stuff. but it didn't. it was mostly just sandwiches, sandwiches, hot sandwiches, and more sandwiches.
once we finished our drinks (and got hit up by a homeless guy for some change) we walked over to sierra 2. when we walked inside rungfong aiyi was standing there behind the concession stand with yilin. i was pretty confused, didn't yilin have to be on stage in a few minutes? shouldn't she be getting ready? that's when rungfong aiya saw me and told us that yilin was in this play and i told her, yah that's the reason we came. she seemed pretty surprised. i guess i would be too. i mean like i said, i barely know her daughter. sidenote: it was yilin's twin sister behind the concession stand, i guess she flew up from southern california to see the show. i knew yilin had a twin, but i didn't think she'd be there, that's why i was so confused.
the show itself was interesting. not really what i was expecting. i mean i knew it was a musical and i knew it was about dr. seuss's stories. so i knew it would be geared towards children with lots of singing and rhyming. but i guess i didn't expect it to be so...well i'm not really sure i can't describe it.
however i was entertained, and yilin does sing really well (even if i felt she showboated during her scenes, although i think her character is supposed to be that way). i think she wanted to be on american idol but was too old. i think they upped the age range this year, i wonder if she knew...
the only thing about the production that sucked was the kid sitting behind us. she kept wanting to know when auntie kari would be on stage and how come auntie kari was leaving the stage. and no exaggeration here, there was one point when the girl was louder than the stage. i know the people in the front had to have heard her too. now i don't mind children at plays. i mean there were like 5000 of them there last night. i only mind it when children can't stop talking. a few words here and there fine. talking nonstop not paying attention...ugh, please take them home.
afterwards the cast was outside saying hello and goodbye to all the patrons. i had caught yilin's eye when she was dancing in the aisle at the end, so that was good enough for me. i was hoping to just sneak out afterwards, but rungfong aiyi saw me and asked me what i thought. i said it was pretty fun and she just gave me the disgust face and pretty much said that she didn't really like it, but hey wasn't her daughter great? then told me to come say hello to yilin. i tried to say that i did and that we had to go, but she grabbed my hand with a death grip (who knew a small little asian lady could be so powerful!) and dragged me over. we said some awkward hellos, congrats and hope the rest of the shows go well and then we went on our way.
Posted by pocketpig at February 27, 2005 10:01 AM
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