This picture was taken at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on Thursday, August , 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Strange Treats for Halloween!

Here are my ideas for some strange sweets!

1. Cheese Finnish (Danish)
2. Money Buns
3. Chocolate-Covered Fish
4. Yellowcake (Uranium)
5. R&D's (Experimental M&M's)
6. Spittles
7. Chocolate Flavored Potato Chips
8. Cherry Cheesefake (Cheesecake Substitute)
9. Cow Tails (Literally)
10. Miss Frances' Ding Dongs

Happy Halloween!!!

-Bobby A.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top 10 Made Up Candies!!!

1. 3 Musketeers - 3 Musty Peers
2. Kit Kat- Click Clack
3. Mike and Ike- Tina and Ike
4. Nerds- Flavored Terds
5. Payday- Unemployment Line
6. Rolo- Marco ... Polo
7. Sour Patch Kids- Cabbage Patch Kids
8. Tootsie Roll- Percolator
9. Whatchamacallit- Thatswhaticallit
10. Slim Jim- Fat Jack

Thats all Folks!

Top 10 Candies & Cakes (With a Twist)

Here are the top 10 candies and cakes with a twist!
  1. Snickers:Sneakers
  2. Hersey's Kisses-Hersey's Droppings
  3. Baby Ruth-Baby Tooth
  4. Gum Drops-Thumb Drops
  5. Dots-Snots
  6. Fudge Brownies-Sludge Brownies
  7. Butterfingers-Oil-fingers
  8. War Heads-Wax Heads
  9. Rice Krispies-Mice Krispies 
  10. Twinkies-Stinkies

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

St. Patricks Day

Okay so i hope i dont get in trouble i almost completely forgot about the blog SO SORRY!!!
But here is my music anyway.
1. Star of The County Down - Orthodox Celts
2. Irish drinking Song- Celtic Legends
3. Galway Girl - P.S. I love you Sound track
4.The Leprechaun
5.The Druken Scottsman- Irish Rovers
I also loved this research and blog it was really fun and i like all these songs.

A Different Sort of Memorial Day

Let us take a moment to reflect.

1. I Will Remember You - Amy Grant
2. Memories - Within Temptation
3. Remember - The Underdog Project
4. Only Time - Enya
5. Wild Horses - Susan Boyle


Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Upon deep reflection into this topic, I have assembled the following list of creative, but not necessarily scandalous Halloween costumes.

1. Paper Bag
2. Photo Frame
3. Britney Powers
4. Patchwork Quilt
5. Gavel
6. Luggage
7. The Averett Cougar
8. College Professor
9. Recyclable Grocery Bag
10. Mystery Costume

Hope you enjoyed them!


Tricks or Treats

This is a very fun blog more blogs should be like this. So this is what i found.
Adult Tootsie
Gumball Machine
BP Costume (very funny)
Donut Cop 
Bacon and Eggs (couple costume)
Adam and Eve (couple costume)
Mr and Mrs Peanut (couple costume)
Baby California Roll
Adult Woman Avatar
Ms Krueger

Some of these were a bit inappropriate but it wasnt that bad enjoy. Sometimes i think costume designers act on impulse not a good thing sometimes. LOL

Friday, October 15, 2010

Inappropriate or Unique Halloween Costumes:

I found this assignment to be fun. It was a lot of inappropriate costumes that I saw while searching on line, but I am going to keep it PG13. There were four unique costumes that really stood out to me. The first was the M&M bag (adult) with a single M&M (child), I thought that was really adorable. Another was an iron man costume that was an actual clothes iron front instead of the appearance from the movies. Next was a women dressed as a socket and the man as the plug. This could also be an inappropriate costume. Last was the facebook page costume. This one was my favorite.

This brings me to my list of inappropriate Halloween costumes. #1 Octomom. #2 alcohol bottle #3 tampax tampons #4 condom wrapper (hope that is still PG13) and #5 KKK costume. At first I thought it was a joke but it is an actual costume, and very inappropriate.

Well I hope you enjoyed reading my list. I look forward to reading everyone else's lists. :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Three Shows

Besides being blue i didn't really like a lot about the first show we watched from the Blue Man Group. I though the lighting was too blue it made try real hard not to get a headache and the act was just mediocre.I expected more from professionals.

As for a team of new comers Fighting Gravity didnt have to fight at all the gave the illusion that there was no problem laying side ways in the air the music and lighting was amazing and worked very well with the production. There are some things they could clean up but all in all for amateurs they did a way better job than say 3 blue dudes.

Though the most amazingly, heart wrenching, deathly act was the death wheel act performed by the Cirque De Sole. They did a wonderful job from music, costumes, tricks and everything, they kept you watching without a doubt and you didn't want to take your eyes off of them for one second. They truly defined entertainment and how it should be done.

And a drum roll please the most amazing act of them all is without a doubt the Wheel of Death by Cirque De Sole. They did a wonderful job and kept me not wanting to even take my notes for looking away meant that i could miss an amazing talent.

Non-dramatic Performances From Class

          I really enjoyed the three shows that we saw in class. The Blue Man Group had a very weird beginning. Just the sight of the blue men terrifies me...just a little bit. I did enjoy the music which seemed to go great with this particular act. I was confused at first but I realized they were making art. This act was unique but not what I expected. I was sort of disappointed. The second act was Cirque du Soliel. The act was the "Wheel of Death." The music was dark and racy, which fits the theme of this act. I liked that it showed different angles of the act and it really kept my attention. The lighting also set the mood.
         The last act was by a group from Blacksburg, VA from Virginia Tech. I really enjoyed this because he had me asking myself, "How do they do this??" Makes me respect science a little more. I did not take off points from them because of the minor mistakes they made because they were not professionals but still managed to amaze me. Out of the three, my favorite was the Cirque du Soliel act. Those men were talented and very brave. I wouldn't mind watching more shows by them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Non-Dramatic Review

I was very impressed with the three performances Dr. Hoffman shared in class today.

The first was Blue Man Group performing a part of one of their shows using some everyday items in very unique ways. There was something of marshmallow mouth-stuffing competition, which was quite possibly a statement against overindulgence in our society. The group also used paintballs in a way not originally intended by the manufacturer. Two of the three men caught the packs of paint in their mouths and spat the contents onto a canvas to create "art." Again, I find this to be a commentary on our society and what defines art.

The second show we saw was a portion of a Cirque Du Soleil performance. This featured two men running and jumping around two circles as the entire structure spun around. They performed feats of acrobatics and physical prowess. The show was clearly a challenge to put together.

The final group of talented individuals shared with the class today was Fighting Gravity from Virginia Tech. This group of fraternity brothers were impressive in conceptualization and execution. While I noticed room for improvement, I was impressed with the performance.

My favorite of these is the performance from Cirque Du Soleil. I really enjoyed the element of danger and perceived commitment from the performers. I felt their execution of the show was flawless and left me with a very positive impression of Cirque Du Soleil as a whole. I wouldn't mind seeing more from that genre.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Greater Tuna?

I talked to Todd Blanton about Greater Tuna he is one of two actors in the theater production. He said this was his first role he ever had to play where he was many characters." I have to morph into another character in like 15 secs because the play is so fast pace". However even with the play being so character demanding for just two people Todd felt it was extremely fun working on the play. The play is set in Tuna Texas and is really a glimpse of these peoples everyday lives. Todd in formed me that its really one of those stories where you can relate and makes you feel like " Hey, I know someone like that". Another amazing thing that Todd shared with me is that this is the biggest role he has ever had to play in his whole 13 yrs of acting.

But i don't want to give away too much about the play so there goes a little about the person i asked and a small bit of info about the play.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Greater Tuna at Averett University

Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard came together to write a series of four comedies, the first of which is called Greater Tuna.

Greater Tuna is, like the other three plays in the series, set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The show's first appearance occurred in Austin, Texas in 1981.

An interpretation of Greater Tuna will be performed by the Averett University Players and opening night is Thursday, October 7.


Greater Tuna!

Greater Tuna is a the first of four series and it is a comedy. The play revolves in a fictional town in Tuna, Texas. Two men play are the actors for all twenty characters which are both genders and all ages. The rest of the series are A Tuna Christmas, Red White & Tuna, and Tuna Does Vegas. Joe Sears and Jaston Williams are the authors and costars of the original series.