*tap tap* is this thing on?

Oh hi!

It's been a minute... lots of things have happened... hmm let's see where I left off... ahh yes... June 2009... almost a year ago... ok so since then I have moved to San Diego to be with my love (July-Dec), got engaged (Nov), moved back to Texas (Dec), started and finished my level one Microcomputer Applications Certificate (Jan-May) and now that brings us up to date LOL... San Diego was SO GORGEOUS! I was an Assistant Manager for Spirit Halloween (LOVED IT) but unfortunately it's only seasonal... my love stayed behind when I moved back but followed in Feb and we are happy still, very happy :)

we actually now have custody of his oldest daughter *yay* and will have both girls this summer... let the fun begin lol... I work at a retail store called Head to Footsies... it's fun but it's not what I want to be doing... I need to get into my field yano?

NOW on to makeup :) I haven't really been doing anything but I'm gearing up for it... I've been working on my makeup page, my business cards and getting people to be my guinea pigs hehe... all in due time!

http://www.facebook.com/darlingmakeup is where most of my work is... a lot of stuff is still on myspace but I'm working on getting that over to facebook as I don't do much on myspace these days...

I'm going to try and keep up with this blog... I always say that and never do *sigh* but hopefully I'll get more subscribers that will force me to do stuff hehe

Off to find some dinner with my love :)

Graduation - May 14th, 2010

Jackie Burns Will Replace Donna Vivino as Elphaba in WICKED on tour

Jackie Burns from HAIR is set to replace Donna Vivino as Elphaba on the WICKED National tour on July 6th, 2010.

So Sorry!

Hey Guys! So I am so sorry I have not put up my most recent Wicked experience(s) from NYC about a month ago (i know!) I will do it very soon, I have been very busy, Sorry!

Marcie Dodd Set to replace Eden Espinosa in Wicked San Francisco

Marcie Dodd, Wicked's High Belting Elphaba, will replace Eden Espinosa as Elphaba in the San Francisco Production of Wicked on June 29th, 2010. Marcie most recently played the role of Elphaba on the 2nd National Touring Company of WICKED, and played Elphaba for a 3 month stint on Broadway. She was the Standby for Elphaba in the Los Angeles company of Wicked, and Played Nessarose for 6 months there as well. Marcie began her Wicked Journey in December 2006, when she joined the 1st National Tour as an Understudy for both Elphaba and Nessarose. Marcie will star with Former Broadway Co-Star Alli Mauzey through the End of WICKED's run at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Good Luck Marcie!

Alli Mauzey will Replace Kendra Kassebaum in the San Francisco Production of WICKED

In a recent Interview with Broadwayworld.com, Alli Mauzey has confirmed that she will once again return to WICKED to Play Glinda. She will replace Current Star Kendra Kassebaum on June 29th 2010, and will close out the productions final few months. Alli is an awesome Glinda and will not want to be missed in the role, so If you are able, go and see her!

Nicolas Dromard, Eden Espinosa and Kendra Kassebaum All Depart SF Prod. On June 26th.

Eden Espinosa, the Current Elphaba in San Francisco will depart the role of Elphaba , Kendra Kassebaum will depart the role of Glinda , and Nicolas Dromard will depart the role of Fiyero ALL on June 26th. Eden and Kendra's Plans are not clear at the Moment, but Nicolas has been cast as Bert in the National Tour of Mary Poppins, a role he previously understudied on Broadway. Good Luck to all three of them!

Wicked San Francisco to Close on September 5th, 2010.

Wicked's Open Ended run in San Francisco, that opened last January, will close this Fall on September 5th. No Leads have been CONFIRMED for the final company, but Rumors include Marcie Dodd as Elphaba, Helene Yorke as Glinda and Cliffton Hall as Fiyero.
There has been Lots of Talk about this production closing and it was confirmed to me this morning by someone who works for the production. There has been lots of talk as well about this production moving to Toronto for a Sit-Down engagement there. Nothing has been confirmed however, and I will Continue to keep you posted. Pictured are Kendra Kassebaum and Teal Wicks, SF's original Witches)

Something to warm the belly and heart

A very simple chicken soup

3 chicken breast halves
roughly 4qts water
1 can chicken broth
6-7 tsp chicken base
1-1 1/2 cups cut carrots
1-1 1/2 cups fresh cut celery
1tbsp pepper, more or less depending on how much you want
salt to taste
1/3 bag of egg noodles (or 8oz elbow macaroni)

Place water in stock pot and bring to a boil. Add chicken and boil chicken until done. In the meantime cut up carrots and celery and place to the side. When chicken is done let cool then shred. Add more water if necessary to make 4 quarts. Add all ingredients except pasta. Bring to a slow boil for about 1 hour. Pour in pasta and let boil according to package. Serve hot with some buttered Italian bread on the side.

This recipe came to me awhile ago from my mom when I wanted to make chicken soup for a sick friend. After some reluctance she decided she would allow me to have to so I can pass it down in years to come. I thought I would share it now. I am making it once again for another friend who is sick. This soup is very easy and it reminds me of my moms homemade dinners when I was little. This is one of her favorites to make. This was also the soup that cured everything from an upset stomach, a sore throat, a scraped knee, and even a bad day! This is def one recipe that I will make sure to make my family and friends, not only when someone is sick but as a pick me up soup or even as a reminder of the good that comes from cooking at home. After all chicken soup really is good for the soul! I am looking forward to sharing this recipe not only now but in the future! Enjoy! After all its just about a girl!
Shawna Marie

Mariand Torres to replace Merideth Kaye Clark as the Standby for Elphaba on May 11th, 2010

Mariand Torres will replace Merideth Kaye Clark on Wicked's First National Tour Next Week, On May 11th, 2010, as The standby for Elphaba. Merideth will be GREATLY missed, and hopefully we will see her in another production of WICKED soon :) Good Luck to both :)