Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer days.

By mid-week I knew that this weekend was going to be jam-packed with activities.  I was actually looking forward to it.

Friday night: River Concert Series at St. Mary's College
Saturday day: Summerstock production of Hairspray which Teh Singing Cat Lady and Teh Guitar Playing Podcaster were part of
Saturday evening: Baby shower for Teh Flying Metal Mouth and Teh Korean
Sunday morning: Work the soundboard at church
Sunday day: Watch Monsters University
Sunday evening: be lazy

The concert friday was AMAZING.  Friday evening was a baroque theme, and although Watercolors lasted an incredibly long time, it was definitely enjoyable.. even in the shade at 90°F.  I'll definitely be going to next week's jazz themed big band concert, as it's the last concert of the season.

How to properly enjoy classical music.

Chesapeake Orchestra

Saturday morning started out with a little bit of Netflix.   Herk-u-lees!  Herk-u-lees!

No chance, no way, I won't sayyyy it... -Megra

After a chat with Teh Bear, it was time to head to see:

I'm not gonna lie, I'm not a big fan of the Hairspray story.  I know it's all no more segregation, but I'm just not a fan of how everything is about how fat Tracy is.  I also find it weird that a dude still plays Tracy's Mom.  I know it's a tribute, blah blah blah.  It's freakin' weird.  For a show that advocates change, I think that's a simple thing to change about the show that could make it a more enjoyable experience.

But the performance was OUTSTANDING.  Those kids were singing and dancing their hearts out and it was an impeccable show.  I heard there were some issues, but I didn't notice.  It could have also been that I was freezing, which was slightly distracting.

Later that evening was the baby shower for Teh Flying Metal Mouth and Teh Korean.  They cooked out and there were some trivia cards, where I proved my nursery rhyme knowledge (with a bit of help) and won a prize, which I shared.  Teh Monopoly and Mr. Kilt came over to meet Phil, and we hung out for a while until it was way past all our bedtimes.

Sunday morning, I got up early so I could make it to church in time to learn how to operate the soundboard.  I consider TV Production class in college initiation to all types of "boards" and I knew it wasn't going to be overly difficult.  I had 2 different teachers and both wanted to test my patience.  I finally told the guy who supervised/"helped" during the service that he needed to stop doing things and tell me what to do so I could learn.  I'm a bossy learner...  mostly when I feel like my intelligence is being undervalued.  I made it through the service with no crazy mix ups.  I'm not sure if it was harder or easier with 2 people trying to run the board at the same time.

What I really learned is this: everyone has their own way of doing things.. and I do as well, which I couldn't really do with someone else beside me trying to do it their way.  Next time, I'm kicking out the other alphas and letting the chill guy advise me when I'm doing it wrong.

After church I came home to chat with Teh Bear for a little while, then it was time for a quick nap before Monsters U.  I was refreshed after 25 minutes, and headed to base to meet Teh Greyhound Neighbors.  The movie was cute and better than I anticipated.  It wasn't Boo and Sully, but it was definitely a good movie.  After the movie, I joined Teh Greyhound Neighbors for dinner at one of the mexican places in town.  Our service was... lacking.  I'm starting to think it's me.

After coming home from dinner, I perused the internet while watching Act of Valor, which I had wanted to see for a while.  I also want to see Zero Dark Thirty, but that's not out on Netflix yet..  Yeah, I'm cheap.  What?  Teh Greyhound Neighbors actually got 5 Red Box codes for me for watching Miley and Olive, so that's definitely on the Red Box list of things to watch, along with several other movies.  Yeah, I'm behind.  What?

Despite the high level of activity, it was an immensely enjoyable weekend.  I'm telling myself to enjoy all the days before August 5th to the max.  I fear that once class starts I'll be doing homework in all my former free time.  This upcoming week holds vacation bible school, a visit from Teh Sister, dog sitting for Teh Sister, a return visit from Teh Sister, and the River Concert on Friday.  Woooo activities!

Sami's Shenanigans

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