Monday, August 4, 2008

I can't believe it...

OK, it happened again. I was sitting here, doing my sudoku, when the phone rang. I saw from the caller ID that it said "Clearchannel," and I almost didn't answer it. I thought maybe it was some kind of sales call. But, then a half a second later, I thought, "Maybe it's Melissa calling me." I answered and spoke to a lovely girl named Lindsey, who said she was calling me to invite me to join Melissa's Morning Show and Idina Menzel for a live broadcast and breakfast this Wednesday, at the House of Blues. Huh!? Yay! I very vaguely remember entering for a chance to do this, but it was more as a joke than anything else. In order to enter, you had to tell why you are Idina's biggest fan, and why you should be there. I think I wrote something like, "I just want to have breakfast with Melissa!" I never in a million years thought anything would come of it, other than perhaps giving someone at the station a little giggle. I'm thinking my good friend Melissa had a hand in this, so I'm going to call her in a minute to find out.


Just in case you aren't familiar with Idina Menzel, she played Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She also has a successful solo career. You can check out her website for more information. To be completely honest, I only know the one song of hers that they play on the Lite, which they did when it was first released. They had another Loyal Listener event then, which you can check out here:

http://www.wlit.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=99202

At the time, I remember thinking, yeah, the song is nice, but she sounds a little too "Disney" for me (as in, she should be singing Disney theme songs.) But, I realize that's probably not a fair assessment, since I haven't heard any of her other songs, with the exception of the Wicked stuff, which has that "theater" sound to it. I am, however, VERY impressed with the fact that she's married to Taye Diggs, who's a hottie tottie!!! They've been married since 2003, so good for them!

So, this Wednesday, I'll be getting up at the crack of dawn (you know, the same time I'm usually getting home from working at the bar!!) to get ready for what should be a fun morning. My darling little son will be joining me, so I'm really looking forward to it. I'll just have to be sure I get home in time to take a nap, since we're having another Wednesday night event at the bar - Psychic Night! I'm actually pretty excited about it. Not so much about the psychic part (quite frankly, it freaks me out a little) but because there's been a lot of buzz about it, so we're expecting a big crowd. That means a long, busy night for me. Hopefully, it'll translate into a profitable night, as well.

9 comments:

miss r said...

I love her! I'm jealous!

laughingatchaos said...

You get to have breakfast with Idina Menzel? LUCKY!!!!! Besides Wicked, she was also in the original cast of Rent. Have fun! :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Yeah, actually, I just found that out. I was checking out her website when I was doing this post. I was very impressed with her resume!

Anonymous said...

Thats awesome. Have fun. I'm so jealous.

She was also in Rent, Ask The Dust (w/ Colin Farrell), and most recently Enchanted.

She has also been with Taye Diggs for 12 years and no kids. That amazes me.

ChiTown Girl said...

The more of your comments I read, the more I realize I should probably be a little more excited about meeting Idina, huh? I seriously never even heard of her until the Lite had her on when her latest album came out. Maybe I'll read up on her before Wednesday, so I won't seem like such a putz. Or, I could just hang out with Melissa, which is what I'm really going there for! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Or...you could give up your spot so a true fan could go in your place.

ChiTown Girl said...

Well, gee Anonymous, perhaps if I knew you true identity, I'd give YOU my spot ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'd take you up on that if I lived in Chicago. If you're serious about it I gaurantee you I can find someone that would be willing.

ChiTown Girl said...

Well, like I said, I'm going because I really just want to have breakfast with my friend. And, my darling son is geeked up about seeing her too, as well as seeing how a radio show operates. I suppose getting to meet Idina is just an added bonus. I'm sure by the time I get home tomorrow, I'll be a huge fan :) I'll tell you all about it Wednesday, so you can experience it vicariously through this silly blog :)