Random Weekend Tidbits

The big excitement over the weekend was the purchase of a new, funky sofa. The one that I have had for a little over five years has to go away. The cushions are covered in some sort of “bonded” material that is peeling off all over the place. It sucks because the sofa is still in good shape. The new sofa promises to be a bit more stylish than the current black on is.

Villa Capri Orange Leather Sofa
Yep. It’s orange!

We also went and saw How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. I love this series and the new installment is the perfect ending to the trilogy. You seriously need to see all of them if you have not.

Oh, and … Hiccup, our hero, starts sporting a beard. To this I say, “YES!”
Hiccup + Beard

Random Weekend Tidbits

Intervention Needed!

So, what do you do when you have a potentially large tax bill looming over you? You order a stupidly expensive limited edition Blu-ray set from Germany, of course!
Psycho Legacy Collection Deluxe Edition
Psycho Legacy Collection Deluxe Edition
World Premiere: Alfred Hitchcock’s classic uncut on Blu-Ray Disc for the first time + Psycho II, III, IV + remake + Bates Motel TV movie + full-length documentaries The Making of Psycho, Psycho Legacy & 78/52 on 8 Blu-Ray Discs including over 15 hours of bonus features + Audio Commentaries and 4×3 Retro Versions + large size 120 page book The Psycho Files by Tobias Hohmann (in German) + Din A1 Poster “Norman Bates” + 4 DIN A2 Posters + 6 Art Cards + Replicas of Sam Loomis’ Letter (English/German) + 25 sheets of “Bates Motel” notepaper and a “Do Not Disturb” door hanger. The edition is limited to 3,636 units.

Someone seriously needs to perform a Limited Edition Blu-ray Intervention. I’m outta control!

Intervention Needed!

Listen Now [Dreary Day Edition]

It’s another dreary, gross, cold day here in the mountains with rain (and maybe some wintery mix) forecast until Sunday. I want to get out and hike! I want there to be sun and fun! Ugh.

While I re-orientate my mood, enjoy this chill tune that will make you think of cocktails, beaches, beautiful people, and warm summer nights.

Listen Now [Dreary Day Edition]

Music Roundup

It’s been a great month of so for new music. These albums are currently out and you should get them … RIGHT NOW!

The Twilight Sad – IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME
Ladytron – Ladytron
Pet Shop Boys – Agenda [EP]
Piroshka – Brickbat

On a Related Note: It looks like my order for the Exclusive Deluxe Edition CD of Ladytron is now in limbo thanks to Pledge Music’s jackassery. If you look on Ladytron’s campaign page, that’s a lot of items bought that may never make to the fans. Apparently all the merchandise is ready and in some shipping facility in the UK. Everything is being held hostage by Pack Smart Ltd. because Pledge Music hasn’t paid them anything for the fulfillment service and there apparently isn’t anything Ladytron can do about it. Ugh. This really sucks. (#FWP)

Music Roundup

Fair Weather

For some reason, the subject of friendships has been on my mind the past few days. I feel like I know a lot of people but don’t have a lot of friends. I would probably say that I have six close friends, a couple dozen people I consider friends, and a lot of acquaintances. Sometimes I wonder if my thinking is off on this or if I should even be thinking about it at all.

I know very few people I would actually call if there was some sort of emergency or if I needed some sort of help. I wonder if this is because I think most people I know like me but not enough to “be there” in a time of need.

There are a few people I want to be better friends with but feel like I am the one always making the effort. And if that is the case, are these people that are worth having as friends? At what point do I just write them off and just move on?

Yeah. Probably overthinking this and should just go grab a cocktail instead.

Fair Weather

Four Days of Randomness

Random Things that have happened since Friday …

Re-watched The Private Eyes. It’s totally silly but totally filmed at Biltmore.
The Private Eyes (1980)

Speaking of …. I went to Biltmore and took in the new Vanderbilt House Party exhibit. It was really cool and the flower arrangements throughout the house were spectacular.
Biltmore Flowers

Finally watched Overlord. It’s B-Movie goodness and I enjoyed it!
Overlord (2018)

Finally binged Bodyguard on Netflix and really dug it. The story didn’t go where I was expecting it to. Be sure to check it out.
Bodyguard on Netflix

And … Double Baconator Meal at Wendy’s!
Wendy's Excitement

Four Days of Randomness

Weekend Update [Moonshine Edition]

This past weekend we took our new friend, Colton, for some drunken fun in everyone’s favorite moonshine soaked town … Gatlinburg!

Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
Sugarlands
Doc Collier
Ole Smoky Whiskey Distillery

We made some new friends at the Ole Smoky Whiskey Distillery. They recognized us from around town earlier in the day. They spent 5+ hours getting to Gatlinburg. Thankfully, it only takes us 1-1/2 to get to the sweet, tasty moonshine town.
New Friends at Ole Smoky

And what trip to Gatlinburg is complete without a trip through the Mysterious Mansion?
Mysterious Mansion!

We also took in the view (and opportunity to sober up) on the Gatlinburg Sylift. It’s going to be much more fun this spring when they open the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the states. I can’t wait to check it out!

Back at home, I have counted the moonshine we have on hand and it added up to 50 bottles. Something tells me we need to get drinking! Who wants to come over for a sampling?

Weekend Update [Moonshine Edition]

C’mon Weekend

This week has been a bit too busy. I have had regular work and I am trying to get a head start of some of the stuff (posters, banners, ads) for the theater. So, work all day and most of the evening. Yay. All the while I may have been eating too many All Dressed chips. Yum!

“What’s on tap for the weekend?”, you might ask.
– Gatlinburg for Moonshine
– BaconFest Dinner
– Hopefully some Sunday Mega Napping™

I think the Super Bowl is this weekend too … but, honestly, WHO CARES?

Meanwhile, the first Ladytron album in seven years is now out. I am loving the cover … and the tunes are first rate. Get it!
Ladytron

C’mon Weekend

DRS [Dead Man’s Cell Phone Edition]

This past weekend, I finished up the first show I have done in two years. Dead Man’s Cell Phone (by Sarah Ruhl) went off pretty well and the cast had a lot of fun.

So, here another round of … Dressing Room Selfies! With only two men in the show that were on stage a different times, the dressing room was a pretty empty place. Apparently, the major takeaway from these is that I was either sleepy or cold on any given night. Enjoy!

And, whenever the photographer gets around to sharing the photos of the show, I will post those as well.

DRS [Dead Man’s Cell Phone Edition]

And … We Opened

Dead Man’s Cell Phone opened Friday night. We had great houses for the first weekend and have been held over for this coming weekend. I warned all my friends that the show was weird (because it is). Even though we got a lot of nice compliments, I don’t think anyone really liked the show because of said weirdness. Oh, well.

Dead Man's Cell Phone Cast
This is a fun group of people! I am also “all smiles” because I had just eaten a Pimento Cheese & Bacon Panini. Yum!

Some Other Random Happenings:
– Took Kat & Greg to Biltmore.
– Bought the Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl of The Twilight Sad‘s new album.
– Took a nap.
– Finally watched (and napped through) Kong: Skull Island. Meh.
– Had a potato Soup and Cornbread lunch with Carrot Cake for dessert!
– Went to the dentist for a cleaning.

Such fun!

And … We Opened

Opening Night … Plus IWBLTATT

So, the week has been consumed by work and dress rehearsals. We open Dead Man’s Cell Phone tonight! Come on down and see us!

Pictures of the production will be posted soon.

Meanwhile …

The Twilight Sad‘s new album IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME is finally out after nearly six months of anticipation (and three singles). It’s every bit as good as I was hoping it would be. Get thee to your local record store (or use your favorite digital service or online service) to get it!

It Won/t Be Like This All the Time

Opening Night … Plus IWBLTATT