|He moved! Foggy|
Monday, October 31, 2016
I am a girl who sleeps with the lights on after watching a scary movie and who turns her head during horror movie TV clips. I must be getting brave in this empty nest period because this was my third annual Scarehouse visit. I wondered if this place would still give me that scare thrill. In case it did, I had friends join me for support this time.
I wonder why we enjoy that heart flutter adrenaline spark when something unexpectedly jumps at us or when the presumed mannequin is real and moves toward you. I guess there is a dopamine rush that keeps us coming back for more.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
I first saw Colbie Caillat on the Today Show over 10 years ago. She was playing her first solo hit single, “Bubbly.” I loved her pop/jazz/soft sound and I ran out and got her first CD, CoCo . I still love every song on that CD. I was surprised to see that she was coming to a small venue, the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead. Even on a week night, I was off to rediscover her and check out this music venue. What I discovered was great music delivered with a personal touch.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
My Blog inspiration book, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book,” reminds us to, “use our imagination.” That is just what playwright, JW Barrie, did when he embarked on his journey to create the story, Peter Pan. The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh musical, Finding Neverland, is about this journey. This is not just a play for children, but is really a play about tapping into something inside each of us that inspires us to imagine, dream, and be childlike.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
|Kuf Knots at the Pittsburgh Winey with Multu|
Friday, October 14, 2016
|Pittsburgh Winery stage|
My blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book, reminds us to, “be adventurous”. I felt adventurous when I tried, the Pittsburgh Winery, which is an urban winery located Pittsburgh's strip district. Urban wineries do not grow grapes but import them. Thus they have a variety of grapes to make the wine. The Pittsburgh Winery offers an opportunity to sample good wine, and hear national artists in an intimate setting.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Pittsburgh Broadway series is bringing some great musicals to town. Kinky Boots, which is based on a true story, had a unique plot-Charlie revitalizes his late father’s bankrupt shoe factory by finding a niche making sexy boots for men who dress as women. Kinky boots was about confidently reinventing something which is in line with my blog inspiration, Maslow, the father of self actualization , or being your personal best. This show was also about acceptance and looking beyond appearances into one's heart. As stressed in this play, by doing this you can "change your world. "
Maybe it’s my current perspective (see Day 167) but every song in this show seemed to be screaming at me: Take What You Got, Sex is in the Heel , History of Wrong Guys, and of course, What a Woman Wants . I have to admit that my eyes welled with tears during, Not My Father's Son, and Raise You Up/Just Be. I remembered my best friend, Paul, who left this world much too soon. He dared to be himself when it was so difficult in the 80's. He sure sparkled just like those Kinky Boots!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
This blog has always been about moving forward after life changes by trying new things. I believe that moving forward is a way to find a path to being our personal best or as the theorist Maslow would say, becoming self- actualized. My childhood best friend recently advised so well, “Cindy, you can’t really move forward when you’re off balance.” Many things in life can get you off balance. As one of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know About Love, I Learned From A Little Golden Book, states, "a broken (relationship) ..can leave you flat on your back.” A few months ago, an unexpected event put a hatchet to my relationship, my son went back to college and a close family member had to fight a serious illness. So yes, I was a bit off balance but once I found some balance again, moving forward is refreshing because of my new perspective, goals, and chance to start "better".