michaels store

Halloween 2016


Grand Central Station, circa 1929. by Michael Donovan

Parts of musicals that make my heart feel Full™ Part 2

* The very end of 96000 where everyone is singing Lin Manuel Miranda is just amazing
* “Cosette… I love you very much”
* The high note at the end of Worst Pies
* “Viva! La vie! Boheme!”
* Man, just, all of That’s Rich. By far the most iconic song in the entirety of Newsies imo
* when they get faster and faster at the end of We Both Reached for the Gun
* The back and forth in Crazier than You
*“We loathe it all!–ooooOH WHAT IS THIS FEELING”
* The crap players yelling in the back of Luck be a Lady
*The high note in Requiem it kills me every time
* The very last “I hope that you… burn” in Burn
* Heather Chandler’s bit after she shoves Heather Duke in Candy Store
* Michael in the bathroom I CRY
* One of my favorite lines from all of musical theatre: “ I CAN’T BELIEVE JESUS CALLED ME A DICK!”


Alright Texas friends…

It is really hard to find bread and water now, even gas. Remember you can use tortillas, hamburger buns, and there is usually frozen bread in the stores. Spec’s also carries water so it is worth a shot looking there. Make sure everyone in your home gets showered/bathed tonight and fill your tub with water before you go to bed. Remove anything that could be picked up by the wind in your yard (chairs, tables, dead branches, trashcans etc). If every store around is out of lighters try a smoke shop. If all the grocery stores are out of candles try a craft store like Michaels, they usually have a ton. Charge your phones tonight; Get a car charger if you don’t have one in case power goes out and you need to charge things in your car. Make sure you have a full tank of gas before you go to sleep tonight. Stay Safe and be smart these next few days. 🙏🙏🙏


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– Petra