Kate the Great

Monday night I had an opportunity to go out, alone, and see my awesome friend, Kate, perform in Brigadoon on her birthday. (See last year's birthday celebrations with Kate HERE.)



I had no idea I would have the honor of hearing her speak in a Scottish accent for a long period of time. If she talks like that when she says, "You can tek it oot and bring it hOme" and I laugh my head off... Well, you can only imagine how hard it was to stifle my laughter as I sat in the audience, alone, watching my favorite actress flawlessly pretend she was from Scotland!



After the show (that Kate directed --AND starred in for one night), we embraced as I wished her a happy birthday and we took the above photo. She says she likes to avoid cheese at all costs, so I had to make a liar out of her. And, yes, Kate, you did leave a little cheese in the play, but how could you not? They fall in love in one day... and they frolick on a hill gathering heather for goodness sake! (It was a great show, though, thanks for inviting me! I had never seen Brigadoon before in my life!)

We and 40 other fans of the birthday girl gathered at a breakfast joint and laughed out heads off! And after laughing and chatting and jibing sarcastically about our tardy food orders for over an hour... the food was placed before us... and we ate and laughed and watched Kate perform just a little bit more. I would have probably reacted differently to a singing woman 18 inches from my face if the rest of the audience wasn't the cast from the afore mentioned play... along with me, they all were delighted and awed by her abilities and didn't find it one bit odd that she sang in her seat at a table for 4. It was awesome! A great night! I got home at 1:30 and it was so worth the missed Zzzz's.

I wish I could do stuff like this more often. Kate is a priceless friend that I have known for over 10 years... I am honored that she includes me in her life and makes me feel like one in a million, billion, gazillion!

Happy Birthday, Rita! Runt loves ya!

8 comments:

Yvonne said...

It sounds like you had a great night. Isn't it wonderful to have friends like that.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

OH FUN IS THAT!!

I love how you wrote out phonetically how she speaks.. hee hee...

How can anyone avoid cheese?? I love cheese!!

I SWEAR... WE HAVE GOT TO GET TOGETHER SOON GIRL ...
We won't be building this year, but FOR SURE next spring...
we'll be in Beaver lots then!

Hugs to you and the fam.

Tori :) said...

Sounds so fun!! I love Scottish accents, so I'd be in heaven.

Ashley said...

Great friends, good time, what a perfect night out. I am glad you "got away" and enjoyed it.

Lisa M. said...

SOOOOOOOOO fun.

I love, and I mean, LOVE events like this.

Just neat!

utmommy said...

How fun! Sounds like something I would love too!

Kayelyn said...

I am so thrilled for you. What a fun night and what missed ZZZZ's? When you are having fun who needs sleep!

Kate Lowder said...

Whul noo, deerrie Gina, thenk ye keindly fer th' applause. Ye knoo I love ye moore than Roont could eever love Reeta!

*grin*