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February 4th, 2009

Laura Bell, legally blonde.

So because of hunger issues, Peter and I stopped by the falafel place next to Lava Java before we parked for the show. The line there was pretty slow. We finally placed our order, and waited for the food to arrive.
Then I noticed this woman next to us, and she was pretty. Not just pretty, but really really pretty. Nice hair, face, skin, skinny. And I was wondering how easy life would be for someone that pretty. I commented to Peter about how pretty she was, then watched her interact with other guys, she seem to be not talking much, and indicated that she shouldn't talk. Then someone asked if she was Laura Bell.

Laura Bell.. that name sounded so familiar.. and I was like, isn't she the lead for Legally Blonde, like on Broadway? Why would she be at this place 20 mins before the show?

Then the cook had 2 gyros.. and asked who had them? And it seemed like the broadway crew had ordered before and after us.. and the folks ordering after us wanted to trump our order, without talking to us.

So this is my conversation with the famous Laura Bell.

"Is that your gyro?"
"I think it's mine."
"Or is it mine?"
*shrugs*
"I think it's mine."

pause. no one claims gyro. Cook gives gyro to me.

Finally gathering up courage: "Are you Laura Bell?"
"Yes"
"Ah, cool."
"I guess you're not in the show tonight since.. it's...", waving at clock.
"No."
"Ok."

Well. That was awkward. Supposedly the Elle Woods lead is supposed to be as nice as Elle Woods, but maybe she lost her voice and shouldn't talk, so it's fine. I was just jazzed I got to talk to her. She smiled at me when we left. It could just be forced politeness.

Oh, and the show itself was fabulous. Since Laura wasn't performing (turns out she's temporary replacing the touring star who broke her toe), we got the adorable understudy Lauren Ashley Zakrin, who I had followed on MTV's "The Search for Elle Woods". And she was wonderful (and I only noticed her out of breath once after a particularly dancey sequence). I loved watching her.

And I also noticed one of the chorus was another person from that MTV show.

It was all delightful. Loved the show. I'm glad I went.
YAY!