Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Grand Rapids, MI
I missed a week! Sorry guys!

Grand Rapids was absolutely lovely. The theater was gorgeous, though the stage was a bit odd. The actors were so far away that I felt like we were doing two separate things. Nevertheless, the city and the people were amazing. We spent most evenings at a Bitter Creek-esque bar called Hopcat with some amazing sours and even a Petrus. Heaven. I had to cross the river every day to get from the hotel to theater. The city had just set up their Christmas decorations making my walk all the more beautiful.

I spent a lot of time alone last week and it felt really good. I had a lot of time to assess my priorities on this tour.  My default routine when I'm not feeling motivated these past few weeks has been: wake up late, sit around, play a show, drink, sleep, repeat....umm might sound amazing for like, 3 days, but it gets depressing!

In Grand Rapids I made a point to branch out and discover some things. I found an amazing sushi joint in the basement of one of the downtown office buildings. Sketchy, but surprisingly delicious. I also got my ass up every day and either did Insanity with friends or the elliptical for 30 minutes. This alone gave me the energy to practice, play a good show, be in a good mood, etc.

Well we are now in Minneapolis for two weeks and I am loving it here. Granted it is 14 degrees right now....with a wind chill of 5...I went to my first Opening Night party last night. Even though I am just in the pit, it really makes you feel like you are part of something huge, and that makes me happy.

Phil is visiting in 5 days for the first time since I went back on the road (6 weeks!). I am counting the seconds!! We plan on going to one of Anthony Bourdain's restaurant picks from the Heartland edition of No Reservations, Piccolo, followed by a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring the cast of Les Mis. He'll also see the show on Wednesday and we might squeeze Mall of America in there too :)


  1. I just want to say, I think you're really cool. Ok, bye.

  2. I know how hard the long distance thing can be. It's not just the constantly being away from your hubby that sucks (although it's a major part) but the fact that you feel cut off from everyone even though you have friends where you are. If you ever need to talk, I'm just a phone call away. But it sounds like you're doing much better now. I takes a really strong person to be able to pick up and leave everything you know so that you can follow your dreams. You rock and I love you!