To begin with, several of you have emailed me about some of my blog posts because you said you had trouble getting in to make a comment. As I said, I'm a novice at all this -- but I think I have changed my settings now so that anyone can make comments, even without a User ID or whatever. So, if you had trouble in the past, try again.
And please do leave comments! I'm an approval junkie, you know -- I need to hear everyone tell me how wonderful I'm doing at this. :) Or, just to know that someone's bothering to read. (I wish this had one of those things that tells you how many people have viewed your site . . . or, maybe not . . .)
Anyway, on to the latest news. In case you haven't heard, High School Musical 3 opens today. (My fellow parent friends are saying, "Who hasn't heard?" Everyone else is saying, "What high school musical?") My daughters have been looking forward to this day for over a year. They (especially Leslie) feel a particularly personal connection to the franchise because in Springfield, we went to church with Lucas Grabeel, the actor who plays Ryan (Sharpay's brother, the kid with all the hats). But that's just an excuse -- they'd be HSM freaks anyway.
I know how snooty some of my "real" theater friends (LOL!) are about High School Musical. (Even just some of my "real" childless adult friends.) Here's the deal. Yes, it's a Disney channel movie, but for its genre, it has no equal. Yes, it's trite and cliched, but it's also peppy and funny and fun and the music is catchy and the dancing is fantastic (and gets better with each show).
Leslie was in the stage production at drama camp this summer. I was kind of dreading that because I thought I'd had enough of the show. But actually, the stage show was even more fun to watch. Really! Everyone singing and clapping along -- it's been a long time since I had that much plain and simple fun at the theater. I'm really hoping that I get a chance someday to direct that show, or at least choreograph it.
So, no pity is necessary for me -- I'm actually looking forward to seeing the 3rd installment this evening. I just hope the theater isn't full of screaming fanatical girls -- THAT can be exhausting. (Just imagine what it's like for poor Lucas . . )