Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Late Birthday, Dan!

Happy Birthday, Dan! I heard you ate Cookie Crisp in bed and everything. That sounds like a perfect day to me!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

AIDA and Blackbeard

A few weeks ago I went to go see AIDA. I've been thinking about it ever since. It's an Egyptian love story that parallels Romeo and Juliet. I loved it. Elton John did the music for it. Usually, I feel uncomfortable during musicals when characters spontaneously begin to sing, but in AIDA it seems natural. I loved it. I wanted to go back and take all of my favorite people with me.

I was watching this pirate documentary on the Discovery Channel a few months ago. I always thought that Blackbeard was mythical. Apparently not. Anyway, they said that he actually used to cause smoke to rise up from around his head to make him look more intimidating to the opposing ship. I think intimidating is a little bit of an understatement. So, of course, I have to see Blackbeard the Musical. I wish I could take my brother, Benner, to see it. I think he might like it.