Yes, I Am Cultured

Posted By on May 15, 2008

So tonight I went with my mom to see Jersey Boys. It was her Christmas present from me. Only five months late. In exchange, I paid for dinner. And her key lime pie martinis.

The show was FANTASTIC. Now, growing up as a band geek and with a mother who LOVES MUSICALS, I have an insane love of musical theatre. And now that Broadway is making a huge comeback in Chicago with some great shows that are sticking around, it is nice to have these cultured activities at my fingertips. Because otherwise I might end up on a street corner in a wife beater with a can of PBR in my hand reminiscing about my missing teeth from days gone by.

I was excited for the show, but wasn’t looking forward to it as much as Wicked, mostly because I read that book and knew what to expect. With Jersey Boys, I just kind of knew the songs, but didn’t know the story. But I have to tell you, it was so awesome! I mean, you know like all the songs already because they are the songs of The Four Seasons. And I was just in awe of my new boyfriend and his range and sounding just like Frankie Valli. If you think about it (if you even know what Frankie Valli sounds like – think Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like A Man) then you know that is not a voice that is easily replicated. And this guy, Jarrod Spector, my new boyfriend, is awesome. And he’s so little, I just wanted to fold him up into a pocket handkerchief and carry him around with me everywhere.


If he was only about six inches taller, I would go stalk him in Chicago. Here is a link to him singing on the Emmys back in 2007 to a Sopranos montage. Swoon.


In other news, I was just wondering why the chick who moved in across the courtyard from me still hasn’t unpacked. Almost a week later. Like there were no sheets on her bed still. And that skeeves me out. Big time!

And also, her dining room table is in the living room.

What? She’s the one who chooses to keep her blinds open. Chicky should know she moved across from a Snoopy Susan.


If you were a cat, why would eat your own hair that you’ve shed and rubbed all over the area rug? Because you know what, stupid cat? I’m tired of cleaning up your barf from when you puke said hair up. God didn’t make you shed for you to EAT IT.


For those of you who didn’t win the Jen Lancaster book, I have another book contest coming up very, very soon. I am so cool to have author friends! Yay!


For those of you that did win, I still haven’t mailed the books yet. Um, yeah, sorry. It’s the EXHAUSTION.

Which, speaking of, I need to get my ass to bed to sweet dreams of Frankie Valli’s voice and my new boyfriend.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


19 Responses to “Yes, I Am Cultured”

  1. HouseofJules says:

    I have heard some great things about Jersey Boys! I need more information on those Key Lime martinis, though. Your new boyfriend kind of looks like Jason Biggs… cute!
    House of Jules

    HouseofJules’s last blog post..The line of workout “clothes” will feature a special pocket for all those dollar bills

  2. christa says:

    dear snoopy susan,
    i spy on neighbors, too: the grandchild of the neighbors, i want to coax her toward adulthood, her brother i want to smoother; the girl across the street i want to say “stop being such a kiss ass. christa is not a ‘pretty name’ and my car is not a ‘pretty color'”.

    to the college kids: if every party you have results in a fist fight in the middle of the street and police, its time to reconstruct your invite list.

    to next door neighbor: just b/c you’re tan and 60 doesn’t mean this is a good time to pull out the speedo.

    to my former roommate’s exgirlfriend who lives across the alley: just because its winter doesn’t mean you get to let your dog crap everywhere.

    christa’s last blog post..view master …

  3. Coast Rat says:

    The Jersey Boys, huh? I’ll have to recommend it to my youngest son, who at age 27, remains an ‘oldies’ fanatic, and has an incredible (is being his proud dad showing?) tenor voice. I think there’s a bit of ‘Snoppy Susan’ in all of us… myself included. I love Hotfessional’s daily reports on her neighbors across the road! Exhaustion? yeah, that’s me at the moment (4:17am), so it’s back to sleep!

    Coast Rat’s last blog post..TO STAY AN EMT, OR, HANG UP THE STETHOSCOPE…?

  4. rye says:

    Your new boyfriend is hot! hehe

    Oh, and cats with their puke – ugh! It’s almost enough to make you not want them 🙂

    rye’s last blog post..I don’t buy it

  5. Schwerer says:

    Um, I have this secret love of oldies and uh “Working my way back to you babe” has always been one of my favorite songs. My iPOD? Filled with oldies, I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! I have to thank my dad!

  6. I think my Mom’s cat is bulimic. He eats all his food, throws it up, then eats the other two cats’ food and throws that up, then cries for more. WTF?

  7. Jenn says:

    Saw Jen Lancaster in Austin last night and she is FABULOUS! She is really funny and handled questions from the weirdos (and there were weirdos a-plenty) very well. There was an awkward moment with Stephanie Klein that she handled pretty well, too. I heart Jen Lancaster and can’t wait for her new book in January!!

    Jenn’s last blog post..9-0-2-1- Noooo!

  8. The Muse says:

    I love watching my neighbors… unfortunately, they don’t do anything interesting. However, it’s not quite party-time yet, so I’m sure I’ll be calling the complex security again for someone trying to climb up to 3rd-floor balconies with a towing rope from a boat.

    The Muse’s last blog post..Stuff that happened after I left the office…

  9. Laurel says:

    I think the whole point of living in a courtyard building is to snoop on the neighbors, no? Isn’t that on the list of perks!

    1 bed / 1 bath, hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer / dryer in building, CAN SEE IN NEIGHBOR’S WINDOWS

    Laurel’s last blog post..Questions, Part Seven: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover Edition

  10. Noelle says:

    I used to sell concessions at Urinetown with John Lloyd Young, who won the Tony for Jersey Boys. I’m still on his mailing list, and I get Christmas cards from him. He was a sweetie, and he worked hard at the acting. He could totally be your boyfriend if he was doing the national tour.

    Noelle’s last blog post..Paralyzed by choice

  11. Danielle says:

    First off, your new bf is a cutie! you totally need to fold him up and put him in your front pocket (or your back pocket, if you’re into that sort of thing!)

    Why the hell do cats do that shit?? Maybe you should have them shaved.

    Why don’t you tape a big note on your window that says ‘If you don’t put sheets on your bed soon, bedbugs are going to CRAWL UP YOUR WHO-HA!’ I bet she gets sheets AND blinds. 🙂

    Danielle’s last blog post..Getting soaked after meeting HER

  12. Danielle says:

    OH! And another book contest??? Yipeeeeeee!

    Danielle’s last blog post..Getting soaked after meeting HER

  13. Vanessa says:

    I have tickets to see Wicked in NYC but then the writer’s strike happened and we haven’t rebooked the trip. Yes I know, I suck. I really want to go though! I’ve heard Jersey Boys is supposed to be fantastic too.

    Cat? Fur? Barf? You should read my post. Try mulch, bed, barf, toothbrushes. Yeah, gross!

  14. Mahnee says:

    Best. Musical. Ever. No competition.

    Also, best key lime pie martinis…they were as good as I remembered.

    Thanks for “Oh what a night”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Cathy says:

    Oh! I want to see that!
    Glad to hear a good review from a former band geek. =)
    The other day I heard our local high school marching band practicing for an upcoming parade and I got all remenicent about marching band.
    “This one time, at band camp…”

    Cathy’s last blog post..In His Own Time…

  16. Holy Smokes! He sounds exactly like Frankie Valli! That’s amazing!

    And don’t tell anyone, but one of my most favoritest things to do is ride around at night and spy in people’s windows. Decor fascinates me. Decor I say!

  17. Lys says:

    I’m the gal who is always the nosy neighbor sans cardigan – dunno why – one too many p.o.s. neighbors has me playin’ police wench *LOL*

    That boy is c.u.t.e. – cute!

    Can I say I have YET to find Jen’s book here in Orlando -its either sold out or a conspiracy. I hope it’s sold out but I’m still lookin’.

    Lys’s last blog post..Still Recovering…

  18. Candy says:

    I bet your new boyfriend can totally make you forget your exhaustion.

    And how did you like Wicked, having read the book. I never saw the play, but did read it, and have a friend who hated the play because it was so different. Your take?

    Candy’s last blog post..The Woman

  19. Ree says:

    I had a chance to go see Jersey Boys in Chicago. I chose to drink with you, Bossy and the girls instead.

    Ree’s last blog post..Password Protection – edited: never mind.