Saturday, November 23, 2013
The episode was AMAZING and I am so excited to see where the show will be going as it has now added a brand new, very interesting plot. I won't go into a review of the entire episode. I'll leave that to my friend Glenn Walker over at Biff Bam Pop. He wrote an excellent review.
For those that did not get to see it in the theater there were a few little extras for us theater goers. Before the episode, Strax appears and warns us about all of the unpleasant things that will happen to us if we use our cell phones, try to record the episode illegally, or talk and annoy those around us. He also gave me a brand new view of popcorn. Apparently popcorn can feel pain.
After Strax, the 11th Doctor appears to tell us that it is time to put on our 3D glasses, for a moment he transforms into the 10th Doctor who warns us that we must not be alarmed when the 11th Doctor's gigantic chin comes flying at us during the 3D effects.
After the ending credits there was also a special making of the 50th anniversary episode feature that was narrated by Colin Baker.
It was a lot of fun seeing the episode with a large audience. Because everyone was uber excited, no one was chatty, or rowdy, and it's awesome to hear everyone laugh together at all of the various Who related jokes and clap and cheer at all of the cheer worthy moments. I was actually surprised by how loud the crowd cheered when Peter Capaldi made an appearance. It was nice to see him already so lovingly accepted.
I made my own movie snack bags to share with my friends. Jelly Babies are extremely yummy.
I met up with my fellow Oodles of Noodles team members (or should we call ourselves Cup-O-Soup) so we could watch the episode together.
The theater split the Who goers into 3 different theaters. We were in 13.
The Fourth Doctor received a lot of Whovian love.
I am pretty sure that fez sales sky rocketed in anticipation of the 50th anniversary episode.
and while in the bathroom I ran into a fellow dalek hat wearer.
It was so much fun. I am a little sad that it is actually over now, but I am looking forward to hopefully finding Gallifrey.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Soul Mama (whose blog I love reading) loves the band and she raises sheep and then spins her own wool into yarn for homemade knitting projects so I think overall I was expecting the crowd to be mostly made up of crunchy types with some hipsters sprinkled in for good measure, but I believe my husband said it best,
She was kind of like if a member of Mumford and Sons had a daughter with Bjork and then that daughter started a band with Jesus as the drummer. She was very talented, but we weren't 100% on board with her set. She did have one very catchy song that involved the banjo that I must admit I've been humming to myself all week. When I checked out the album on iTunes it was pretty good, better than the live performance, so I may get it sometime in the future.
We were all very excited. The girls were very very excited to see the band. They loved indie folk rock music so much that they decided to have a full on dance party.
Now usually at these types of concerts there are certain moves. I'm a big fan of the sway bounce. I usually sway bounce quite a bit a concerts. There is also the sway bounce that includes some shoulder shakes and head shakes or there is your basic up and down pogo sometimes accompanied with a raised hand and finger point as though you are saying, "I love you band, you are awesome!" Those are the usual moves found at these types of shows. This was not the type of show, especially a sold out crowed show, to show off your full out on the night club dance floor moves, but clearly Cassie and her friends were not aware of this information. They were very touchy feely and affectionate with one another, which made us wonder if there was more than just vodka in their systems. They did not seem to care that their dance moves resulted in them crashing into those around them. I had to dodge an elbow to the face more than once. A couple of times, one of the girls did some twerking moves. One, it doesn't have quite the same impact when you are twerking in jeans and a flannel shirt and two, you can't twerk to the violin! Indie folk rock is not twerking music.
At the same time, we became aware that there was a guy behind us who did not have proper concert etiquette either. He seemed to think he was in a mosh pit. He was a big guy and was yelling and getting super rowdy, so much so that the guards came and talked to him several times. At one point between songs he yelled out,
Well rumble guy eventually stepped over the line when a guard asked once again that he calm down so he wouldn't hurt the people around him and rumble guy responded by saying that the guards should just kill him. He got thrown out.
Between rumble guy and Cassie's group my cousin said,
A few times my husband said to me and my cousin,
"You better watch out or you will get sucked into their love fest." He also said,
"I think they are going for a record for longest group hug."
At the point when we had had just about enough of being smashed into by a group of swaying girls my cousin said,
"I am about to break out my karate moves." I said I would break my karate moves out too.
Thankfully towards the end of the concert the girls migrated to the left and further up so we were able to enjoy the last few songs unmolested. Overall we had a good time at the concert, but we would have enjoyed the show more if it were not for the crazy people. At least we have a good story from the experience. I can see us in ten years still breaking out,
"Do you remember that concert with those crazy girls and the rumble guy? That was a fun time."
Here's the song I've been singing all week. Sadly the drummer in the video does not look like Jesus.
“You can’t twerk to the violin”
We had enjoyed dessert at Sazon back in April and were looking forward to tasting all that the Venezuelan restaurant had to offer.
For starters we got an appetizer sampler platter that included cheese sticks, an empanada and two different kinds of arepas.
For my meal I got the pulled pork arepa and a side of sweet plantains.
Now we are big fans of Max Brenner’s chocolate, but I am pretty sure that Robert Campbell, the chocolate alchemist at Sazon, could give the Bald Man a run for his money. Once again, it was almost impossible to lock down exactly what we wanted to order because we wanted to order everything. There were chocolate drinks, chocolate truffles and lots of chocolate desserts. My husband and I both ordered a part drink, part dessert called the orgasmo.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
For my meal, I decided to keep things simple so I went with
the cheeseburger and fries. It was tasty
and the leftover cheese in our mac and cheese dish went great with the
|Thanks to Scott Buchanan for this great picture|