Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Anne of Green Gables

I had a gift card to Amazon so decided to buy the Anne of Green Gables DVDs. It's been a number of years since I've watched the movies. I have REALLY enjoyed them. If you haven't seen them for a while-or never-I HIGHLY recommend them. The values in the show are superb. Whenever one of the main characters makes a mistake they are really quick to admit their faults and ask for forgiveness. This happens a number of times during the show. Man, wish we were more like that now-a-days! There are also a bunch of great lines that speak truth:
Marilla: To despair is to turn your back on God.
Miss Stacey: Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
Marilla (referring to Anne): She's no good for us Matthew. (Matthew's response): We might be good for her.
Anne (commenting on city vs. country life): I think I would probably come to the conclusion that I'd like it for a while... but in the end, I'd still prefer the sound of the wind in the firs across the brook more than the tinkling of crystal. 

The production itself is also fantastic. Usually when I watch plays and movies my mind in constantly critiquing and thinking, "they should have done that different, or this." I haven't thought that once. The music is great, acting, script, cinematography, sets, costumes, etc, etc, etc-ALL great! It's just a well done movie! I'm part way through the sequel and am still loving it!!! (I'll admit, I'm apprehensive to watch The Continuing Story...I purposely have never seen it but now that I own it I'm going to give it a try.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I teach an early morning ballroom class for 2 months with one of the scene teachers here. We always go to a competition. We did really well this year! All the teams get placed Bronze, Silver, or Gold. We took four teams: 2 were placed Bronze and 2 were placed Gold. We had two couple recieve medals for Top Scores (meaning they got a lot of points) and another couple recieved Top Performance (to be honest, I'm not sure what that means!) Then our school recieved the Spirit Award (I think we were the best cheerers because a good chunk of the team are drama students...hmmm!!)Here's some photos of the dancing. You can tell they're having FUN!!

Couples Who Got Medals
Part of the Kids, Me, Mr. Shelly with our Spirit Trophey