I couldn't resist one more Downton Abbey silly.
And Carson is one of my favorite characters.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"Love is more than a paper heart. Love is the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is not found only at the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arches across the sky on a stormy day...How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, and neighbors! Love, like faith, is a gift from God."
- Gordon B. Hinckley, "Standing for Something"
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
This is one of my most treasured photos.
It is of my paternal Grandparents.
They were married in October 1929
the same month of The Stock Market Crash
beginning The Great Depression.
Love those classic hairstyles.
Lady Sybil and her husband Tom Branson.
Reminiscent of Season Three
Matthew and Lady Mary
Won't be long till we start seeing
some of these hairstyles and fashions
back in the mainstream.
Baz Luhrmann's remake of
The Great Gatsby arrives this summer!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Daughter #3 (far right) with Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz on Fox's "Glee."
Saw our daughter in a couple of scenes from last week's
episode of GLEE.
It's kind of ironic that she is on a set several times
a week for commercials, a TV series or a movie
(Ironman 3 a few weeks back)
because she certainly didn't like her first acting experience.
When she was about 3 years old, a well-known local
actress asked us if we would be willing to let our daughter
audition for a commercial she had booked.
This actress had the same copper red curly hair as our daughter
and needed her to play her daughter in an ad
for a popular treadmill at the time.
We agreed and took our daughter to her home a few times
to get to know her as well as practice the little exchange
which was basically her running into her "mom's"
arms and giving her a kiss on the cheek.
After she warmed up to her she did just fine.
On the day of the screen test audition my husband
took our daughter to the studio and I stayed behind for fear
of letting possible "stage mother" instincts take over.
Apparently when the director came onto the set and began
telling our daughter what to do,
she growled at him and refused to do anything she had rehearsed.
The actress tried unsuccessfully to get her to perform.
After a short break to allow her to calm her mood
they tried again but to no avail.
Thus ended the '"acting career" before it began:)
Friday, February 8, 2013
Daughter #4 is an editor on her school's yearbook staff.
Her team is called "The Mustaches" and she decided
to surprise them by designing a logo and creating
custom shirts for each of them.
Apparently they made quite an impression
as people were asking if they could
(If you look closely you will see the word
mustaches in the shape.)
Hot little trend right now....mustaches.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
We were lucky to attend closing day
of this very funny play (sold out run)
directed by my directing idol
The play is a parody of Hitchcock films.
4 actors play over 40 characters and change personas
right in front of the audience assisted by 2 stage hands
who provide folio and props.
Laugh out loud, non-stop action.
This is the third time I've seen it staged.
First time was on the West End in London
and we were suffering from serious jet lag.
That show was done Proscenium style with
the audience looking straight on.
The brilliance of Clark's production was it was staged
in the round (a challenging task especially for sight gags)
at the beautiful Hale Center Theatre in West Valley.
We loved it!