Thursday, November 26, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Saturday, November 07, 2015
I have seen this in all the different gyms I have gone to. And it is the same for my current gym here California. People who lift weights do not bother to re-rack or return the weights they have used to the proper places. The result? A big mess and pile of weights are all over the place. I often could barely find the particular weights I needed to use. So I post this question. Why would they not do the extra work to return or re-rack the weights? Because this extra effort translates to extra work that will lead to the achievement of their goal which is to loose weight, build muscle or become healthy. Why would they just leave those weights where they have finished using them? Why? Why? Why?
The answer is simple. Because slobs are slobs where ever they go. It is their nature to be messy and slovenly. Organization and cleanliness elude their personality. The notion that doing an extra work to re-rack and return weights to the proper places does not simply occur to them. The next time I see a person not returning or re-racking the weights, bet my bottom dollar their home is mess.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
The stage version followed the basic plot of the movie (or vice versa) with some changes. Again I am very cognizant of the fact that certain scenes in the movie are just too impractical to be shown on stage. So I am not complaining. I like the kids who portrayed the orphans. The girl who played Annie was Issie Swickle and she was a sweet thing who sang beautifully. The other orphans were also very good singer and dancers. Mom especially enjoyed how talented these youngins were. The actress who played Miss Hannigan (Emily Moreland) was a scene stealer. She was comedic and almost over acting but it suits the role. Gilgamesh Taggett who played Oliver Warbuck was an affable actor who sang with solid authoritative voice befitting the character. In fact they added several songs for him in the stage version. Other major characters like Grace Farrell, Rooster Hannigan and FDR were appropriately portrayed by their respective actors. I did miss Punjab in the stage version. He was not forgettable in the film version. The stage version also added new songs for the ensemble. They were riveting and convincing with their portrayals. One song I missed from the movie version was the "Let's go see a movie" song. Shame since I did like that song.
It is hard not to compared when I enjoyed both versions. I will give this show a B+. Something to check on my list of shows I have always wanted to see.