Greetings from Bowling Green. Today I ate an octopus tentacle. It was chewy but rather tasteless.
Anyway, as usual, there's really no point to this blog post. I'm just rambling, as I do.
Random Things I Feel Like Telling You:
-My cat Tinkerbell is the cutest animal on the planet. Just saying.
-I'm actually glad my parents never got me that puppy they sort of promised. See, I was supposed to get a puppy if I went to WKU (*coughasabribecough*), but I never got it. We did, however, acquire quite a few more cats in my college years. Anyway, I've been puppysitting for a friend, and her puppy is adorable! But puppies require a lot of work. They're not independent or aloof like cats. I haven't had a dog in so long I guess I'd forgotten how to relate to them. I love dogs, don't get me wrong. But cats. CATS.
-I started reading Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for my new devotional this morning, and then I remembered, oh yeah, we met him. Remember that? On the road trip? He hugged us. That happened. Weird. Anyway, hopefully he'll tell me what my purpose is. That'll be fun. (Just kidding, of course. That's for God to tell me.)
-Yesterday's rehearsal for The Giver was fun and hilarious because the actors who play my daughter and my husband got the giggles, and they couldn't stop, and pretty soon half the cast were laughing and no one knew why. I guess you just had to be there. But it was priceless. We just stopped after a while. Rehearsing, not laughing. We just ended early because nobody could keep it together. Hopefully that doesn't happen on stage!
-There's a fancy theater in Atlanta where my cousins go see shows sometimes, and they're doing Phantom of the Opera, and I wanna go. But money.... =P
-I love the sound of old movies playing in the other room. Like right now, my parents are watching some old technicolor movie on TCM and it just sounds nostalgic, even though it's from way before my time.
-STARS, guys. Go outside and look up at the stars. I love them.
-My favorite customers at the restaurant told me that there's a song called "Anna Beth." That's my name! Too bad they were wrong, and it was actually "Sarah Beth." Oh well, the girl in the song had cancer anyway. If there's a song about my name, I'd prefer it not be depressing.
-I finished reading We Were Liars. READ. IT. NOW. Oh my goodness. I can't even say anything, except just read it! Don't just put it on your list. Put it at the TOP of your list. It's worth the read.
-Have you guys heard this song? It's awesome!
-It's officially fall now! "Fall is here! Fall is here! It's a wonderful time of year!" (Yes, quoting a song from Rugrats, if you're wondering.)
-You know what one of the greatest things about fall is, besides all the pumpkin spice and the gloriously crisp chill in the air and Halloween and everything else amazing? The return of so many television shows! Downton Abbey's back (well...I mean in Britain...hehe...), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Oh the feels!), and Once Upon A Time comes back on this Sunday, and Doctor Who is already on. And Reign is coming back soon (I'm both excited and horrified!). Perhaps I get a bit too excited about television...Nah! So what shows are you guys excited about coming back or premiering this fall? If you're looking for one to watch (besides the aforementioned ones, because they're great and you should watch them), I'd recommend Selfie, starring Amy Pond and Sulu...I mean Karen Gillan and John Cho. I knew Karen Gillan was going to be in a new show, but I hadn't really heard much about it. But you guys...It's a modern social-media-aware sitcom adaptation of My Fair Lady / Pygmalion. YOU GUYS KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT MODERN ADAPTATIONS OF CLASSIC LITERATURE! SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!! :) Anyway, the pilot episode is on Hulu, so I watched it, and I'm actually quite fond of it so far. You guys should give it a try.
-The International Festival is this weekend! Yay!
-Jill's now helping out backstage for The Giver! Yay!
-And now all that's left to say is, here's this week's Theatre Thursday selection: part of Lea Salonga's audition for Miss Saigon, from when she was like 16 or 17! It's cute, and she sings like an angel. Also, Lea Salonga grew up to be the singing voices of both Jasmine and Mulan (in addition to, you know, becoming a musical theatre superstar)!