1) March 1 on campus, there's an event featuring Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson. You bet your buns I'm going!
Join us for this special Forever Buffs Spotlight in which Jenny and Emma will give you an inside look at what it takes to be an Olympic athlete, what it was like to compete in Rio and how their time at CU prepared them for success.
2) A friend brought this to my attention. Cary Elwes is going to be in Denver at the Paramount for a showing of the Princess Bride, then VIP holders get to meet him afterwards. Not only am I going, my parents are going too. It was a birthday gift for my mom, but I can hardly contain my excitement. I make no secret that the Princess Bride is my favorite movie, of all time.
3) Mamma Mia. I haven't bought tickets yet, but Grand Lake has a national repertoire theater that is high caliber, and every summer they have 4 musicals in rotation. A few years ago I saw Anything Goes, and the lead actress (Reno) was leaving for Broadway at the end of that season. This year is Mamma Mia, Newsies, West Side Story, and Almost Heaven. I love the movie Mamma Mia because it's just FUN! Tickets haven't gone on sale yet, but I'm watching for them.
4) Hamlet. Boulder has a Shakespeare festival every year, and these are pros doing the plays. My parents and I are seeing Hamlet this summer, but they're also putting on the Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Henry VI, Part 3. Some are inside, some are outside.
Plus, I can do a lot in the summer since it won't be 100 degrees and cooking all season long. I wanted to run outside yesterday after work, but the weather changed to include rain, so I took my anger out on the treadmill. That felt good, and I know I'll be able to run outside in the summer after work.