In T-minus two hours I will get to do something I have been waiting for since August: see Les Miserables! (Actually by the time this post goes up I will have seen it, but bear with me, at this moment the excitement is flowing.)
Here is something about me you might not have known about me, but I am a major musical girl. Love love LOVE them. I first discovered this as a teenager, roaming the streets of London with my senior class. Piccadilly Circus offered us any musical we could want, and I made the call: Les Mis. I had never heard of it before, yet I was scared to watch Phantom (true then, not true anymore...), so I just went with it. My friends did not argue. From the moment I stepped into that theater and watched this beautiful and ugly story unfold before my eyes, I was hooked. Anna and the King, Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Miss Saigon (which I have seen both in English and in Portuguese!)... I cannot get enough.
But none has touched me like Les Miserables.
Maybe it is because it was my 'first love', maybe it is because both London and San Francisco did it right. I don't know, really. But I do know this: I have been waiting for this moment (first chance to see it on the big screen since it came out two days ago) ever since I saw the preview in Aug. I have been counting the days. And I no longer have to say, "One day more..."
How about you -- Yay or nay for musicals? Favorites?
Roasted Acorn Squash with Kale and Almonds
Recipe from Everyday Food, Dec. 2012
Prep: 10 Min Total Time: 40 min Servings: 4