This is what my poor Hubs heard immediately (I know, y’all are thinking “poor fella!” Do remember that we knew each other 5 years before dating, he knew what he was getting into…) after the powerhouse that is Idina Menzel, left the stage (stage right, I believe). I am still not over it and don’t think I will be over this.
Let me tell you what I know about Idina and then we will Wikipedia what it says…. She began on BROADWAY in 1996 in a powerful role as Maureen. Her casting in RENT was genius, I cannot imagine anyone else playing Maureen, I know others do, but, that role in my head is Idina. The show was turned into a movie and I was counting down the days until it came out on DVD, then my car accident happened. The weekend I went home to my Momma’s house from my inpatient hospital stay, my dear sweet Bubby (little bro, 6’3, but younger) surprised me with RENT!!!!! I watched it for like 8months straight! RENT was my go to movie during my recovery of my accident & it’s in my DVD player today! My daughter can sing the soundtrack, she’s 10…LOL!
Anyways, she’s done Wicked, she’s been Rachel’s mom on Glee, she’s had a few vocal performances on television, I know this because I’ve got them recorded. she’s a powerhouse actress, vocalist, she has done SO much more to name go look at Wikipedia, and she all comes wrapped with a pretty red bow on top. She’s so awesome!
Here’s the Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idina_Menzel
Now- about Travolta using the wrong name, I was on Facebook the other day, someone I knew back from school I think, says, “I don’t know why everyone is upset, this is the best thing to happen to Idina Menzel, no one knew who she was and now she’s a household name.” So- instead of me cussing someone out, because Idina is a household name on this farm & that’s at least 2 times a day. I can also name SEVERAL homes locally where Idina is a household name! I LOGGED OFF FACEBOOK!
People sometimes need to keep their mouths shut. I have a very dear friend of mine & in my early 20’s I told it like I saw it, (worse than now, believe it or not) & She told me “Amber, sometimes, you are not going to like what others have to say, just smile and walk away!” In my 20’s this was impossible but since I’ve turned 30, this is SO doable. I don’t want to hear your BS, so, I’m gonna smile and say have a good day and walk away. Lesson learned, J. I know I should’ve listened to you then, but, I am listening now, doesn’t that count for something? LOL 😉
Watch “Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing “Let It Go” from “Frozen” (w/ Classroom Instruments)” on YouTube because this my friends is my girl crush, Idina, in action! Fallon & The Roots are pretty awesome too!
Until next time, thanks for sticking with my rant!