They are spur of the moment decisions that can end up really good or really bad. Yesterday my spur of the moment decision was one of the best I have made in a long time.
Let me rewind a bit and say that Frick, a true thespian at heart, (not lesbian) has been obsessed with Legally Blonde, The Musical ever since it hit Broadway a few years ago. "Her dream role", Frick has seen Legally Blonde, The Musical once in Boston and thousands of times on YouTube thanks to MTV. She, like every other 17 year old theater geek, can sing and recite the ENTIRE show. Let's just say that the character of Elle Woods gets a lot of face time in Frick's bathroom mirror. We had heard back in June, that Legally Blonde was coming to the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine at the end of August. Since Ogunquit is a mere 10 mins away from our beloved summer spot, York Beach, we though taking the trip there would be a piece of cake and sort of filed it under "Z" in our minds.
Well yesterday the "Z" file popped up and we searched the internet for the show only to find that it was indeed, opening night last night. With the summer winding down, the back to school countdown at the single digits now, and Frick having to work her hostess job for the rest of the week, we made the snap decision to drive the hour and a half to Ogunquit to watch the show. Frick, myself and My Nephew made the drive after work, stopped for pizza and saw an AMAZING show, then turned around and came home in the wee hours of the morning.
It was awesome. Not only did we see a professional production of the show, with an original Broadway cast member, but seated a mere 10 rows in front of us was former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara. That was the cherry on top of a great evening. It was a historic moment, being in close proximity to a surviving American President, and I needed to remind the uninterested kids about the little slice of history they were sitting near. He has lost a step, for sure, in a wheelchair and he looks a bit older, but he still had his magnetic smile and was appreciative of the audience's applause and standing ovation acknowledgement.
Frick regaled us on the ride home with her spontaneous renditions of the music from the show and I haven't seen her so happy in a long time. Time well spent, I would say and all done in the flash of an instant. It's the memories will live forever.