December 25th, 2013
I had taken another self-portrait for my Day 4 photo already when we went to Christmas Eve service, but I found myself looking at the candle I’d been handed at the door, idly thinking that I should snap a quick picture of the little cardboard wax guard that was exactly the same as every other candle I’ve used at Christmas Eve services at a dozen different churches. That’s when I realized my earlier self-portrait was about to become an alternate.
Alternate Day 4 photo, taken in a traffic mirror in my neighborhood. I’ve thought so many times as I’ve driven past it, “I need to use that in a 7 Days photo someday.” So I finally did. Sort of.
December 23rd, 2013
Some of the SoCal 7 Dayers have an Epic Final 7 Days Meetup planned for later in the week, but Elaine won’t be able to join us for that. So Bonnie and I met up with Elaine today at the Old Globe theater where Elaine manages the pub. She was kind enough to give us and our kids a quick tour, including the set for Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
I saw this show in 1998, the very first year it was performed at the Old Globe, on a field trip with the middle school I worked at back then. What I didn’t know until about 30 seconds ago, when I googled “grinch musical” to verify the year, was that Cindy Lou Who was played that first year by a then-unknown Vanessa Hudgens (who later starred in Disney’s High School Musical movies).