Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ready for summer?

I'm not sure I am.  My youngest is a senior next year.  So, only one year until I have 2 in college.  I don't think I'm quite ready for that yet.  At least I'll have the summer to figure it out.  Summer for us starts with Momocon, so maybe we'll see you there!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Vote! #makeyourvoiceheard #elections #primary

Polls open at 7a and close at 7p.  Make sure you vote!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Don't Forget #elections #knowyourballot #georgia #primary

Don't forget that tomorrow is the primary!  You can look up your ballot at the Georgia My Voter Page.  Research your candidates and be ready for tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Educator Day 2018 @WorldofCoca-Cola #GeorgiaAquarium #CenterforCivilandHumanRights #Ad

 Each year, World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Center for Civil and Human Rights invite local educators, including homeschool teachers, to visit the attractions for free to learn about educational and field trip opportunities.

Attending educators visit the attractions from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 and may bring one guest, also free of charge. (They may purchase tickets for additional guests.) Preregistration is required, and space is limited, so interested educators should register as soon as possible at  A valid teacher ID is required for entry to the event, and home school teachers may bring a copy of their Letter of Intent.

World of Coca-Cola welcomes school field trips throughout the year, and dozens of Georgia Performance Standards can be fulfilled at the attraction. World of Coca-Cola offers a teacher toolkit on its website, which outlines all of those Standards and provides pre- and post-visit activities to assist with lesson planning.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy 25th Anniversary! @bill.mclure #wedding #anniversary #25years

Hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since getting married.   It's been an interesting, educational, trying, emotional, and wonderful journey.  Looking forward to many more.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Ripcord @AuroraTheatre @BravePRATL #ATRipcord #AuroraTheatre #Ad

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I was given tickets to attend in exchange for my honest review

From Aurora Theatre:

There’s something humorous brewing in Lawrenceville, May 10-June 3, 2018! From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and under the direction of Jaclyn HofmannRipcord employs a light-hearted tone to tell the story of reclusive Abby and her cheerful new roommate at a senior living facility, Marilyn. Despite Abby’s resolve to push Marilyn into relocating, her warm-hearted companion decides not only to stay, but to uproot Abby’s stronghold on the spot by the window. In an effort to settle the score, the two women engage in an innocent bet, which quickly escalates into an outrageous contest of one-upmanship.
The talented cast of this uproarious comedy stars Donna Biscoe, of Hidden Figures and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Jill Jane Clements, known for her roles in The Walking Dead and Free State of Jones.
My daughter and I attended the show on Saturday evening.  We both found it very funny and well done.  My daughter (as a theater student) was commenting on their sets and how well put together they were.  Of the primary characters, my favorite was Marilyn.  Determined not to get angry, she really annoys Abby just by being herself (and enjoys it in the process).  Not sure that I liked Abby, though some of her efforts towards the bet were funny.

There's more to the show, though, than just the bet.  You learn something about each characters' background and find out why they are the way they are.  It adds depth to the show and meaning to the humor.  Very well put together, interspersing the humor into the story so that the comedy feel isn't lost..

Somewhat distracting (but funny too) was that a bat was loose in the theater.  It began its flight in the second half, finishing the performance at about the same time as the show by swooping low in front of one of the actresses.  Her reaction was priceless but still fit the scene/show.  The audience found it very humorous.

Playing through June 3rd, you can find tickets on the Aurora Theatre web site.  Also, reminder that if you missed Mamma Mia at the Aurora Theatre, you can catch it at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center June 9-24th.  You can get more information on this one at the Aurora Theatre site as well.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

I realize Mother's Day isn't until Sunday, but I wanted to go ahead and wish the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day and hope that they get a weekend celebration!