Animadness....




So, we entered this thing called Animadness. It's a contest where they give each team a character (child), a prop (pill), and a theme (greed). We have three weeks to make a 5 minute (or less) film using these characters. We've made our storyline...come up with our characters....made some clay characters....made our set....and are 1/2 way into the three weeks. Filming starts tonight. Here are some of the pics of our characters and set. You can use the three things that the contest gives you in any capacity that you so choose. We've chosen to make the pill our main character, the child's stomach our setting, and greed is in there somewhere. :) enjoy!

Well, here we go...



We've created this blog to pretty much give the family and friends a continuous update as to what is going on with us. Hey, it allows you to be passively nosey. AND it allows us to feel a little self-importance. It's like, our own space...we can post whatever we want! mwahahaha!
So what's happening with us?! Let's do a recap of the last month or so...
March 7th: We got ENGAGED. That's right, J popped the big question, and i gave the right answer. :) We've set the date for August 25th this year. The party will be here in Austin at Mercury Hall. Check out the location: www.mercuryhall.com.
Late March: We started booking photographers, musicians (still looking), picking out registry items (target/crate and barrel), looking at flowers, cakes, caterers, and figuring other things out. I started working out (hired a trainer) and have up to this date lost inches and pounds and gained incredible muscles. :) Watch out!!
April 13th-16th: We went home for Easter. We got to see alot of the family and hang out. It was good times. We feel so blessed to be where we are and are so fortunate to have all of the family and friend support. We are so excited for the wedding, but even more excited to solidify our relationship and start our new lives together!!
April 17th: We went to see "Brothers of a Feather: An Acoustic Evening with Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes." The tickets were an engagement present for J. Front row side seats...amazing good times.

Okay...well, that's what's been happening in our private little world lately. Sure there will be more to come. :)

well that was ridiculous....



Current mood: satisfied

"Are you kidding me? Did that JUST happen!?" -- My reaction to last night's show. I bought J and I tickets (as an engagement present) to see "Brothers of a Feather An Acoustic Evening with Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes."

They opened with some familiar hits (Jealous Again and Wiser Times), threw in some covers ("Sin City" - The Flying Burrito Band; "Let it Be Gone" - The Grease Band; "Over the Hill - John Martyn, "No Expectations" - Rolling Stones) and some solo project songs (Leave it Alone--Rich's; Train Robbers--Chris's) as well as some new stuff (Magic Rooster Blues :)) and ended with the most fabulous rendition of "She Talks to Angels" I've heard. The crowd wasn't moving, so they came back out and played "Willin'" by Little Feat (Inara George's dad :)).

Chris Robinson (minus the drugs, plus the facial hair) was an entertainer between songs...making jokes about square dancing, football and the heat wave that came through town yesterday. His voice made my head go numb (weird, i know, but there's no other way to explain it). Rich was amazing on the guitar... his fancy fingerwork was impressive to say the least.

Can't wait 'til they come back and play with the entire group in July! :)

Complete Set List:

JEALOUS AGAIN
WISER TIME
LET IT BE GONE
OVER THE HILL
UNDER A MOUNTAIN
MAGIC ROOSTER BLUES (1st time played)
WYOMING AND ME
LEAVE IT ALONE
LAST OF THE OLD TIME TRAIN ROBBERS
SIN CITY
GIRL FROM A PAWNSHOP
NO EXPECTATIONS
BRING ON BRING ON
NONFICTION
SHE TALKS TO ANGELS
- encore -
WILLIN'

*the other video i had in here was messing up all over the place....so here ya go. Check out some groooooooooovy dance moves "a la chris robinson" :---D Yes, our souls are singing. loud and clear.