February 17, 2010

theater ADD?

hello bloggy.
tonight i went and watched STOMP with my fave cousin and my pal Jess.
i always get really excited about these things,
but i'm finding i get let down!
the show was pretty entertaining.
it's just i wanted it to be about 30 min instead of an hour 1/2.
i also thought Stomp had more spiritual/native american elements..
i wanted to feel moved, and walk away more enlightened..
but it was more silly skits without words, and beat after beat after beat made with hands and objects.
a drummers paradise i guess. but way too repetitious for me. no music, no singing, no lights, no colors, just noise.
like i said, it was cool for the first twenty min or so..

the tiny lights on stage tho did cause the shadows of the 8 stompers to be cast onto the big walls surrounding the audience. i don't know if anyone else noticed.
but it gave me creepy cool feelings watching their long shadows dance around on an angle.
it reminded me of Peter Pan or Narnia,
and i was entertained :)

dinner theaters = NO
musicals = NO
music shows for too long no matter how good the music = NO

a few years back i watched a show titled "The Acrobats of China"... and i thoroughly enjoyed it.
and i know i'd never want Cirque Du Soleil to end,
if ever given the chance to see it.


February 8, 2010


here lately i've been thinking about how much we have here in America.
i know there are some pretty poverty stricken places here, but even the poorest area seems better off than other countries.
last night i watched a documentary called "Blood, Sweat, & T-Shirts" on the Planet Green Channel. (cool new channel!!)
anyway, several fashion obsessed UK kids were taken to sweatshops in India to see where there beloved threads were coming from.
Some were fashion majors, some just loved clothes. One girl even stated that she loved it when items were cheap or on sale because then she could wear it just once and then chunk it!

sweat-shop workers make around 114 rupee's a day.
that's equivalent to almost $2 in American money.

a stick of deodorant costs 140 rupee's.
it is a luxury.

i can't believe i was born here in the States.
i could have easily been born into a poverty stricken nation i guess.. like Haiti for instance..

anyway, i'm just ridiculously grateful.
we have SO much food, warm showers, clean towels, a full stove, medicine, freedom, toothpaste, comfortable beds and pets.

i rescued another baby squirrel. it's the sweetest thing in the world. his name is Cinco.
rodents steal my heart more than anything! haha! i guess it's because they're so tiny & soft.
and when their eyes aren't opened yet (like his) they're helpless & they depend on ME for their survival.
last night i was warming him up, loving on him and feeding him good milk.
i then lay him in his cozy box that sits on top of a warm heating pad, and patted his head goodnight.

and i was thinking that even Cinco has it better than most people!

what can i do to help out those parts of the world?
will they ever get out of the poverty rut?
the bible says "the poor you will have with you always.."
it just seems like we should be doing something more if we lucked out and were born here.

it could just as easily been us starving to death or sharing a one room house with 10 family members.

February 6, 2010