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Event Recap – Cruddy Comedy

Get Your Mind Outa The Gutter! What kind of conversations do you think we would have if we spent more time cleaning all the junk out of our minds? You know the commonly laughable excuse, “I don’t have a filter”? Is it really something to be proud of? I mean, I am all for straight-forward, bold and honest conversation, but I don’t think that means we shouldn’t govern our words. I recently went to see a comedian; a very popular comedian with best-selling everything and a successful cometary career. Contrary to every-day conversation, comedians are expected to have unique vocabulary and subject matter. That being said, these traits are not unique to my experience: Doesn’t it feel like society has made it “okay” or even funny to talk about things that no normal, or even legal, conversation would include? With stand-up comedy, we brace ourselves for the unexpected, but what happens when the unexpected is uncomfortable? In what world are jokes about rape or prejudice actually funny? Regardless the context, I have never heard a joke …

Book Review – Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves

I plunged into a few new goals. As mentioned in previous posts, one of these goals was to read 1 book per month. Sadly, I was let-down by my first pick. I threw the book away after page 55. Wanderlust, a memoir by Elisabeth Eaves, was simultaneously joyful & disappointing. My interest in travel, and fondness of memoirs, does not include thoughtless conquests with international hotties. Have you ever read a book and thought “Was it really necessary to include this, say that, or use those words?”  While the excitement of travel, exploration and impulsive spontaneity made for an intriguing read, I felt gross after reading of her random escapades. We are all in different seasons, which I can acknowledge and respectfully avoid if necessary. Eaves’ fowl references to a subject I consider beautiful and loving, left me feeling dirty. I have done my best to retire from swearing, finding profanity unnecessary (Like I said, I do my best). In Wanderlust, Eaves uses the mother of all cuss words with emotional disdain.  As my mother-in-law says, “Eat the hay, spit out the sticks!”  Well, I ate the hay …

A Million Dollar Experience!

“Rock ‘n’ Roll isn’t a fad, it’s a revolution!” This was an experience I look forward to repeating with each Broadway visit! MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET really showcased authenticity with talented performers and script true to the story. Not one dull moment was felt throughout this show! Judging from all the seat shakin’ and whistles, the rest of the audience felt the same. To quote my husband, “What’s awesome about this show is, some generations would have never otherwise experienced those performers.” True to their voices, mannerisms and look, the four actors honored the nature of these rock legends. My favorite part of the night was seeing the understudy for Elvis perform. While most spectators were initially bummed about missing Cody Ray Slaughter (Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2011), they left pleasantly surprised by his youngster understudy, Robby Kipferl.  I don’t know the exact statistics, but my understanding is it’s a mighty-slim chance that an understudy gets to perform. That being said, I felt like a cheerleader again. Kipferl conquered the style, moves, and stage …