i havent forgotten...

i think everyday: "i really should blog today"...but, and there are so many pictures to share its overwhelming!

i will dedicate this blog to miscellaneous parties...there have been ALOT.
                      4th of july of course!!! with maggie and her fab sister fiona that came to visit!
there was a "man party" on night and jan asked that we put on a show for them... so naturally we had to wear this... we danced to lady gaga and it was a HUGE HIT!
dancing at "berg fest"!!! (translation... you made it halfway through the summer so lets have a party!
maggie and i with our polish friends klaudia and daria!!
the first saloon party!! after double work days, the park hosts parties at the park saloon! scott, maggie, holly and me!


munchen... or "munich" as us americans say...

"Munich" roughly means "near the monks"...back in the day Monks were the only inhabitants in the whole area so everyone just referred to it as "that place where the monks live!" andddddd the monks brewed beer! beer used to be a part of every meal. it was basically a food group!

i was a little disappointed in the city. i was hoping for charm, beauty, and gnome paraphernalia, and cuckoo clocks on every street corner and i didnt get much of that. BUT i did learn alot about the city and enjoyed what we did:

we went on a FREE TOUR of the city! this company offers tours of a handful of europes most-visited cities which we thought was too-good-to-be-true until our tour guide suggested we tip him... we were surprised, but tipped him because he was so knowledgable about the city, and overall a fairly decent guide... we found out later that the guides work off of tips only and have to the company 2.50 E per tourist (our guide didnt tell us this... if wed known at the time we wouldve given him more!), so if you ever go on a tour, tip the guide at least 5 bucks...

munich has a alot of dark history due to Hilter's rise to power and WW2, and the city cannot forget... read this article and this article...

on a lighter note!!! there are "beer gardens" EVERYWHERE!! a beer garden basically is a restaurant that has long wooden tables and benches that everyone sits at together, lots of beer, and lots of yummy (but gluten-filled) food
this is a picture of us about to embark on a "beer tour"... we went to a handful of different beer gardens and.... that was all. clearly, i thought it was lame because i cant drink beer. they did have a selection of wine, but they were not delicious.

below is a 'MAYPOLE'.... they are all over munich, but i'm not sure what the significance is ha!
this is the GLOCKENSPIEL

more on the trip later!


"Rockin' All Over The World"

So in our show, we "travel" to different countries: US, Africa, Australia, GB, and Germany! so we sing hits either from the country or about the country! Its really fun and we all have a blast doing it 2 times a day! Here are some fun pictures...

ya... i'm wearing a red sequin cowboy hat. embrace it.


 singing "jungle drum"! so fun! check out that sweet african crown...

singing "stayin' alive"... everytime the intro starts, the crowd goes wild! i thought it the applause was for me and or the song.... last week i realized they were just oo-ing and ahh-ing about the sparkly disco ball... wah wah.

wish you could all see the show!


proof that were in the kuntry

for those of you that imagine me in a bustling german metroplis with pretzel stands on every corner and beer gardens-a-plenty.... here are some pictures to set you straight:

 (jumping on the tramp at our boss' house, with her daughter Daisy!)

                                                                        baby  chicks!
baby bunnies!

we live in a presh village with rolling hills and farmland everywhere. i love it here!


hi tender hearts

follow 2 of my castmates for more detailed blogs about what were up to! (i never was detail-oriented...)

rehearsals have almost come to a close!! the park opens this saturday, june 19th! i cant believe it. our show is just about ready! 26 minutes of "rockin all over the world":lots of costume changes, sweet dance moves, and NOT falling down the stairs backstage in the pitch black dark.

this is tevy... one of the sweeties in my cast. sometimes we freak each other out because were so alike.
this is katie (our boss' nanny, who lives with us!), me, tevy, and maggie (my presh roomate!)
we went to schutzenfest last weekend. its kind of like those little carnival that appear in the mall parking lot... but they are a HUGE deal here and last for 3 days. each village had their own schutzenfest each summer. ours was right around the corner from our house!! we danced to a funny band, ate some bratwurst and had a ball!

oh ya... forgot to tell you i fell down the stairs. boo. it was really dark and i was in a hurry (for no reason). and i took a tumble ... down the stairs.... hard. and i was holding on to the railing... i thought railings were to keep you from falling? i'm not sure... maybe it slowed me down?

well besides my green ankle and some scrapes i'm just fine. my whole cast was walking down behind me and they all watched it happen and said it was scary! well it was scary for me too people!! i kept thinking "where is my head in relation to that concrete slab?? lets be honest, i'm useless if i have a concussion... ive done a show with a head injury before and it was not the best scenario. no head injury for me! win.
heres a view driving down the hill that the park is on, to the main road of the village. its magical.

once the park opens saturday everything will be easy-breezy! we have a big "cast party" of sorts that night including adult bevarages and steaks flown in from america! hoo-rah! were making lots of new friends (by "we" i mean maggie and i... these guys like blonde american girls i guess?) and learning "cheers" in german: "prost" and czech: "na zdravi"....  and lots of other useful german words like: "guten morgen" and"hallo" .... take a guess as to what those 2 phrases mean! ive been pleasantly surprised at many of the similarities between the german and english languages. heres to being bi-lingual at the end of the summer! ha



if you have no clue what i'm up to.... well i dont even know how to tell you...

i'm performing at this theme park .... (click on "zur startseite" to enter)

i'm just a villager in the mainstage show (i wish i was an indian riding all over!!) but us americainers have our own show "AMERICAN MUSIK SHOW"
                                          here is a pic of me at rehearsal wearing a sweet bow!
this is scott, tevy, and me hanging in the mainstage theatre!! its huge.... seats 4,000... whoa whoa
check out  scott

here is a funny picture of the "jungle drum" dance that i'm singing lead in! its so fun and cray cray. you can listen to the song and watch the video here .  emiliana is a icelandic artist i believe. one of my roomates bought her album on itunes and is loving it... check it out!