Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Zombie Outbreak Game #WW

At the starting line:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Music Monday #MusicMonday #K-Pop #Spotify

I thought I'd share one of my Spotify playlists for today.  Yes, it's that again.  Husband doesn't get it, but that's ok.  I'm using my enjoyment of it to get me to do something new.. learn Korean.  I'll at least be able to read/write. :)  Eventually, I'd like to take a real class, for now I'll make do with the Korean language books I bought.  Husband said it sounds like music from the 80's.. maybe that's why I like it.. after all I was a teen in the '80s.. ugh. I'm old.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo @scifiatlanta

I heard about the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo online as well.  I took my daughter and one of her friends on Saturday afternoon to check it out.  We didn't attend any panels, though we did look around to see where they were being held.  We did the main thing and checked out the vendor and artist area.  It was set in the middle of the mall with a LOT of vendors.  Quite a few authors, artists and gaming companies were in attendance as well.  I was suitably impressed.  For a relatively new con, it had a good selection of vendors and panels offered.

Our haul from the show.  The requisite candy/treats, a stuffed Dopey head, small Hello Kitty (we had been at the cafe earlier in the day after all), a book (signed by the author) and some rings.

Since this one is so close to home, I'll likely keep an eye on it. It may become one we try to attend regularly. I also liked the cost of admission (free).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck @HelloKittyCafe

I heard about this online and decided to check it out.  My daughter and I stood in line for 2 hours and came home with some really good sweets.  Macarons, Petit 4's, cookies and a t-shirt.  The staff at the truck had the line as optimized as it could be, there were just that many folks wanting to be there.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County @AuroraTheatre @BravePRAtl #BridgesMusical #AuroraTheatre

I was given tickets to the show in order to provide my honest review.

Based off of the book by the same name by Robert James Waller and converted into a musical.  The story follows the meeting and brief love affair of housewife Francesca and traveling photographer Robert Kincaid.  The songs were composed by Jason Robert Brown and suit the show very well.

My daughter and I attended the show this past Friday night.  We were up front, so hearing and seeing weren't an issue.  We were duly impressed by the stage and set.  We loved the simplicity of it, and you definitely got the feel of the settings. 

I have to admit, though, that my favorite characters weren't the leads.   My favorite was Marge (played by Valerie Payton).  I just love the humor and way she was presented.  Of course, if you like Marge, you have to appreciate her husband, Charlie (played by Rob Cleveland).  My daughter appreciated the character Bud Johnson (played by Matt Lewis).  The leads were very well done as well, as were all of the other characters in the show.

The show does contain mature content, so I don't recommend it for the younger set.   If you've read the book or seen the movie that was created before this, you'll understand.  The show runs through April 16th.  You can get more information and purchase tickets from the Aurora Theatre web site.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Adventures in my life #ouch #gome

I came home from school last Thursday and my foot started to hurt.  Fortunately, I'd already scheduled myself off on Friday, so I started RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation).  Saturday night, after going to the BBQ festival, it was throbbing.  I already had a physical scheduled for Tuesday, so I continued RICE until I saw the doctor.  Her recommendation?  RICE and a stronger pain med.  Yay.

Official diagnosis was strained tendon/muscle.  Cause: unknown (I'm just talented)

Monday, March 06, 2017

Sip and Swine #Lawrenceville #Barbecue

My family and I went out Saturday to Cool Ray field to check out the Sip & Swine festival.  It wasn't big, we spent maybe an hour out there.  We sampled Brazilian barbecue, bought sauces and cakes, and just wandered.