Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Force Awaked in Me?

I'm the first to admit that I have a "nerdy" side. I'm a sucker for history and I'm not afraid to throw out some random history facts when they pop in my head. I used to think I'd always be the "nerdy" one in relationships. Until I met George, that is. He's the only person I know that can out nerd me in historical discussions and always has an interesting (long) Greek history lesson for me. 
let the record show that I beat him in Trivia Crack 99% of the time, though

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been making a huge commotion in the world recently. People have been excited about this for years, an excitement I hadn't really been a part of until about a month ago. Suddenly I felt like I needed to get in on this hype, find out what all the hoopla was about. After some ~convincing~ by George (I let him sweat it out but I was planning on going to see it with him the whole time) we made a date night out of it and bought tickets ahead of time to see the newest addition to the Star Wars journey. 

(don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything)

Let me just say, I was not disappointed. At all. I was afraid of the movie being too serious or boring, a reservation I've always had about Star Wars. I was dead wrong, there is sassiness and humor woven throughout the movie. There was action and plot twists that really helped me stay interested in it the whole time.
  As I write, George tells me that he had a "nerdgasm" over this movie and says that he's glad I enjoyed it. 
The bottom line is, Stars Wars: The Force Awakens was a pleasantly surprising nerd date for George and I, so much so that I will probably take the time to watch the rest of the movies to piece together what I watched tonight (lol I was lost quite a few times).

However, this presents a daunting question: 
Is this galaxy ready for Megan Thiberville to become a Star Wars nerd? Maybe someone in a galaxy far far away has the answer. 

Disclaimer: the word "nerd" or any connotation of such is not meant in a derogatory or mean manner, so don't get your panties in a bunch

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Two for the Show

Everyone in and around New Orleans knows (or at least you should) about The Saenger Theater, the beautiful, newly restored performing arts theater located on historic Canal Street. Personally, I can say that every time I enter the theater it takes my breath away all over again, but sadly this post isn't about the theater itself, rather it's about the shows I'm lucky enough to go to at least once a month. 

For my birthday this past May, my mom prompted me with two choices for presents: one set of really amazing seats in the Saenger for one Broadway in New Orleans show OR moderate seats with season tickets. My choice was obvious, right? Go see a bunch of really awesome shows with moderate seats because there is no such thing as a bad seat in the Saenger! So that's just what we've been doing. 

The first show we saw was Disney's The Little Mermaid, which was also the beginning of my trying to convince my mom it's okay to drop $12 on a plastic glass of bubbly as long as we were coming to these shows because nothing says "I'm a regular theater go-er" quite like champagne at a show, right?

Next up on our list of shows was Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, a show that put a few twists on the most well-known princess fairytale. And as we see here I was still convincing mom about those glasses of champagne. #blessed

This past weekend was our third and final show of  2015 (worry not, the season continues until May). Disney's Newsies was much more than I could have ever expected. I went into this show knowing almost nothing about it and was completely blown away by the incredible acting and dancing from the cast. The only bad part about this show? My glass of champagne was missing.  

I'm ecstatic to see what the rest of this season has to offer (hopefully more champagne) and cannot wait to be back in the Saenger among the twinkling stars ~lights on the ceiling~ in the city that I love oh so much.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Little Things

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a sucker for the little things. A single flower picked on whim or a small note left for me to find; those are the things that make me smile (cheesy, I know. I also enjoy not-so-long walks on the beach at sunset in case you were wondering.) Among the "little things" I enjoy, picnics are definitely in my top ten favorite things to do when I catch a spare second.

This past week I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with a few of my sisters. We jumped at the hint of fall weather approaching and decided to have ourselves a picnic on the side of the bayou. Unfortunately, we didn't think about how terrible the mosquitoes would be until we were walking to our bayou-side destination. Despite the mosquitoes and swift sunset, the picnic went very well. We sipped sweet tea, ate little finger sandwiches and tea cookies, and talked about anything and everything that came to our minds. 
Needless to say, I enjoyed having a mosquito party picnic on a breezy fall day with my sisters. 
What are some of your "little things"?