Here's a picture from Charleston though - just to wet your palette for that post.
Now! On to what's in it for YOU!
I've given some great thought to this - and have come up with a contest of epic proportions! I need to know that whomever gets these tickets will NOT only appreciate such a grand gesture a la moi, BUT, will also enjoy Les Miserables for all its amazing artistry, musicry, and other-rys.
Here's some rules/logistics/etc:
First, the show is at 6:00pm, Sunday, June 5th at Capitol Theater. So, don't go attempting to win this ticket and then text me the night before "derrr... I planned my vacation to Tibet a couple months ago and turns out I'm leaving tomorrow..." cause that will cause me angst and mostly annoyance. We'll call that Rule #1 - YOU MUST COMMIT! I realize by uttering that phrase I've just weeded out the majority of you. Excellent.
Rule #2 - Dinner is not required beforehand though those who offer said extravagance may get extra points. What? I'm GIVING you a ticket to Les Miserables - FLOOR seats! With ME! No I'm totally kidding. If we care to go eat we can do it Dutch. This is for fun ;) So no obligation dudes... OR chicks.
Rule #3 - You will not under any circumstance wear jeans, a hoodie, tennis shoes, gym shorts, beanies, or neglect to bath prior to said event. I'm somewhat of a cultural snob when it comes to performance attire and feel that at the very least you should attempt to look like you haven't been sleeping on the streets for months... or just came from a Rugby game... or rolled out of bed after 3 days playing Gears.... have a little pride in yourself, man!
Rule #4 - I'd like you to be a man (as in the gender - not as in "don't be a wuss") - but hey - I could always use a few more friends so girls - you can go ahead and apply and I'll throw you into the pot anyway. Why does it have to be a man? Well, because this is my attempt at the continual battle to "put myself out there." I'm all about goals.
Alright - thems be the rules. NOW! Here's what you gots to do if you're still interested in attending Les Miserables with me on June 5th.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 27th. And if anyone knows me and knows where I work and the kind of English teacher I would've been and the kind of Professor I WILL be... then you KNOW I DO NOT accept late work.
This contests consists of two parts: short answer and photo.
Merely answer the below 4 questions in one or two short sentences. Not so hard right? Why must you jump through this hoop? Well, it will help me gauge your desire to see Les Miserables as well as entertain me greatly. And I like to be entertained.
1. If you were sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread for your starving family, what would you do to pass the time?
2. If you were Master of the House, which of the below would you offer to guests first and why?
a. I would do out the charm! Even though I have no idea what exactly that requires
b. I would offer a handshake, naturally
c. I would tell a saucy tale!
3. What would your Castle in the clouds contain?
4. What are you at the end of the day and why?
a. I'm another day older - that's about it.
b. I'm another day colder - because it won't stop RAINING IN SLC! FREAKING!
c. I'm looking towards another day dawning
Bonus: When do the tigers come?
Alright! Go to! Be creative or correct, or both! And if this seems too much of an effort, well I guess you don't REALLY want to go now do you ;) I didn't think so.
Go ahead and email me a photo that says to me "I want to go! Pick me!" Again, I like to be entertained. Here are some excellent examples: