Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Arg! I just wrote a whole post and lost it all in a careless "back button" frenzy. Grumble. Here are the highlights.

Rock Star
Oh my goodness... the piercings, the eyeliner, the glitter, the tats, the jewelry, the chains, the hair highlights... and that's just the boys! How do they ever manage to find time to rehearse after they gotten all dolled up? I enjoyed it for the most part last night, but I miss me some JD Fortune! My prediction: a girl will win. I love that the dude from New Hampshire was wearing a red plaid flannel shirt (albeit emblazoned with a skull and cross bones). Other than that, get ready from some Project Runway.

Another Door
This one is from the Fort Worth Stockyards where we had an amazing time with all the family last week. (Cousin Z called it "cowboy camp!") I love the old red bricks contrasting with the gray chain link and the blue plastic barrel. Great lines here, don't you think?

Culture?
We are going to see A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Musical at Shakespeare Dallas this weekend. I found a kids' book with a good synopsis, but it left out the funny funny play within a play about Pyramus and Thisbe. I wanted to give Claire a preview so I found this video of the Beatles doing the bit on old British tv. Paul is Pryamus and John is Thisbe and there is much raucious laughter.

I hope it turns out to be good. I like the idea of turning the story into a rock musical and it's gotten pretty good reviews. It may be a bit ambitious for a family outing since it starts at 8:15 pm and lasts two and a half hours. It's outdoors so at least we won't be expected to sit completely still or be completely quiet. Of course, we'll be bringing snacks (and probably pillows).

Wouldn't you love to see some old pictures of me playing Titiana when I was a senior in high school? They are probably in my parents' attic.

For Your Viewing Pleasure
This video is quite inspiring and worth watching. And here's another one about dancing.

5 comments:

Deb R said...

I'm enjoying watching Rock Star, but I thought the majority of them kind of sucked rocks last night! But I remember there were a couple of weeks like that last season too, where almost no one could get it right.

I'm really looking forward to PR3!

Lisa said...

I am liking Rock Star but I think there's too much screaming and not enough singing going on! Some of them are really good. My prediction is Toby the Aussie...

I have not wathced Project Runway. I may have to check it out!

Gerrie said...

I have to root for Storm who is from Portland. Mr C thinks I am crazy for watching this, but I just love it. Fortunately we have different tv sets.

Can not wait for Project Runway.

Debra said...

Hey Deborah,

Have you seen Spin DJ is God on YouTube? Don't know if this will work as a hotlink. It is 8.5 minutes of sweetness.

I'm liking RockStar, but can't wait until PR3 begins. Although I hate that Bravo has moved it to summertime permanently.

Sioux said...

Sounds like you're having a great summer. Enjoyed the first edition of Project Runway last night. I had not seen the show until I saw a review on Claudine Hellmuth's blog. I loved taking the kids and grandkids to all the classical things...since public schools don't provide classical education any longer...must teach to the test and all!!

Going to Fort Worth today to Cabbage Rose...have you been there? It's a great quilting/fabric store.