Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sunday Post #amreading #amjoy


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LOOKING FORWARD TO JUNE

This week I went to Murder on the Mississippi. It combined performance, art, education, and entertainment. During the performance, actors dressed in 1800's attire were moving around

Murder on the Mississippi Cast




a paddleboat and delivering scripted dialogue and engaging in audiences' questions that revolved around solving a mystery. It was fun. I still remember sitting near the bow of the boat and listening to a woman who reminded me of a character in Titanic talking to a very inebriated audience member about her murder weapon of choice.

Pool at Four Points Hotel, Bloomington
On Thursday, I stayed at the Four Points (Sheraton) hotel for free. The swimming pool wasn't working but I had fun by roaming around and talking to out -of -towners and taking pictures.





CURRENTLY

Reading: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry (Uk thriller), When All is Said by Anne Griffin


Listening: Ted Talk on The Magical Science of Storytelling given By David JP Phillips

Watching: Always be My Maybe, The Space Between Us









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Up Coming: Silent Wednesdays


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Silent Wednesday #amjoy


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Neil Gaiman and this Sunday's Post #amreading #amjoy #Sunday Salon



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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme
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Sunday Salon

LOOKING FORWARD TO June

This week I've been taking fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman's, advice on writing. I've been writing FREE hand versus on my laptop.  I've also been strictly writing; not researching, not opening up tabs and perusing the internet because Gaiman's advice is, "You can Nothing OR you can write."  I think it works.  It's helped me write a lot more.
This time around I'm writing a novel about character's who are actors.  I've done my research, believe me! And it's been fun.

This week, I also went to a park called Chutes and Ladders.
Chutes and Ladders Park pictured (above)

It's one of the biggest outdoor parks in the state and mostly made of Cargo net. While there, I almost lost my toddler, but thank God I didn't.  My mom used to tell me a story about when I was a  kid, and the whole family went to Disneyland.  We had gotten on a tram and it was so packed that when the door opened, I must have followed some strangers.  My oldest brother, Rich, saw me on the platform and took off and grabbed me before the tram left the station.  I was five and boy if he didn't find me...phewww.

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CURRENTLY






ReadingDeadline by Sandra Brown, According to a Source by Abby Setern, Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand, A Brilliant Death By Robin Yocum, Light All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick,




Watching: Transparent


ON THE BLOG


Up Coming:Book Talk


Sunday:Sunday Post


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ON THE BLOG

Reading:Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt,The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara, The Life of An Unknown Man by Andrei Makine

Friday, June 21, 2019

Sunday Post #amreading #amjoy



Today's post will link up to The Sunday SalonThe Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves for weekly updates.

LOOKING FORWARD TO AUGUST

This week I went to the Fringe. The festival takes place every summer, usually during the first two weeks in August. It is an eleven-day event, which features performing artists of many genres and disciplines.  Minnesota hosts one of many Fringe Festivals in North America. 
I saw "Stuck in an Elevator with Patrick Stewart" put on by Theater Cosmic, a Twin Cities theater.  Find them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheatreCosmic/?ref=br_rs

Synopsis: Sir Patrick once again finds himself stuck in an elevator at a science fiction convention, this time with not one, but two admirers: Daniel (Travis Bedard), his friend from the original elevator all those years ago; and Miranda (Ali Daniels), a young convention worker who will come face-to-face with her greatest challenge. Meanwhile, as chaos ensues at the convention, the bitter, veteran convention organizer Gretchen (Tanaya E. Walker) finds herself ensnared by two young cosplayers (Destiny A. Davison and Camille Isodora Smith).

There are still excited fans and hard-working but beleaguered convention workers. But times have changed, and with the rise of toxic masculinity in fandom, this time the stakes are higher than ever.

The struggle for power, identity, and hope for the future explode in this epic saga of the diverse heroes who will rise against the dark forces of raging fanboys and save us all.

Review:If you're a Star Trek fan, you'd love this show! I almost died laughing. The quick-witted humor by all characters was A-MAZING!! The cast only had to give each other a look, and soon after you'd feel the audience crackle. That's how in sync they were. There were moments when I admit- 'I was frightened '...but I guess it just evoked some childhood memories that had to do with all out fangirling and taking the parents a little too seriously. Was I Star Trek fan before I saw this? Well, honestly NO, but thanks to this show I really see myself going to Comic Con, maybe I'll see another Patrick Stewart look-a-like and salute him like I did today.


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CURRENTLY


ReadingThe Third Mrs. Durst by Anne Aguirre, The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz, She was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell
Watching: Some Fringe Previews to see what to watch next.


ON THE BLOG


Up Coming:
Wordless Wednesday
 By the way, I also went Kayaking on Lake Harriet. By myself,people!!! I took my inflatable yellow kayak (which looks like a huge banana) and pumped it up using my electric car pump and dragged it into the water.  Here's a great picture of the lake on that day.