4.10.2008

falling for you

in today's matinee, i was supposed to jump from the 4 ft bar of the burger palace to the floor with the help of my dance partner who was already on the floor. 
i jump....... arms extended, ready to be caught......
next thing i know, my body is slamming on the floor with nothing to break my fall but my bootylicious broadway behind. 


ooh but that's not all.... oh, no.....

as i was falling, i took my dance partner down with me (he was an understudy, and i wasn't going alone!!!)..... ON TOP of me, really, into quite an uncompromising position.....

natch, i was laughing so hard that i couldn't get up (when uncontrollably laughing, i turn into something resembling a wet noodle).
set pieces were thrusting toward my head as my partner drug me safely to my feet. i completed the show crying with laughter and unable to sing.... at all. 

needless to say, my poor tookus is lopsided, bruised and completely swollen. 

it's a look.....

can't be sure what hurts most: my tailbone or my ego?

11 comments:

the waites said...

wait this is hillarious b/c as I was scrolling down I totally thought that was your full on derriere. And for the record I totally looked up how to spell "derriere" I think I might use it more often.

maybe you can try my challenge with your dance partner??

Lola said...

I love those priceless moments of Wet Noodleness!
ps-nice bum!

Hey It's Di said...

WOW! Those Matinee goers really got their moneys worth with stunts like that! I hope your butt heals quickly. Sure makes it awkward on the sitting deal:(
But yeah, you can pretty much render me useless when I'm hysterically laughing. Helpless is what I am!

petersons said...

Here's to hoping your bum feels better.
I'm taking Avery to see Annie at Kingsbury Hall...hope we get some extra footage, that would be fun.

KiMnRoB said...

I don't know you, and I'm not sure how I happened upon your blog but i just wanted to tell you how charming your life is.
I love the way you write. You're hilarious!
You make single look so fun. Especially the NY part.
Just thought I'd shed a little positivity your way.
Happy day
Kim

Kara said...

you should add TOOL to your list of lingo

Neil said...

Nat - I always thought you had buns of steel....now I am sure! Or is that foam? Oh, well, nice hiney! Auntie V.

Courtney said...

I was so bored at the counter by myself yesterday! I should have put everything away and come to watch the show... why am I always not watching when funny things happen?

Rae said...

I am ROLLING. This is the funniest story I've ever heard, I had to share with a coworker. It's funny because I always just think Broadway stars are just flawless and perfect, I can't imagine how it would have been to see that.
Glad you could laugh it off and make a great memory.

A and L said...

i can picture it now! i'd be there right there with you sister! my laughing has reached a new level of heinous lately. tons of snorting and rolling tears, no joke, "titanic" tears.

Alice Wills Gold said...

So, I am totally trying to figure out if that is your real butt...surely not...right?