Friday, April 17, 2009

Garnished with a Cherry

After the success of "Tarnished" La La Parlour has returned to BrisVegas with their new show, "Garnished". The hour-long show delivers what it promises as a mixture of circus and burlesque. With no set storyline, each act blends well into a continuous momentum of skill and comedy, except this time instead of four ladies, the troupe has a testosterone injection.
Mark Winmill and Rudi Mineur outshine their female counterparts, the lovely Tigerlil and Kellie Vella, bringing the house down with their buffed bods and gay antics. The four members complemented each other well on stage, and if you can get by the milked applauses, and the various items thrown at the audience (some unintentional :p), then this show could nearly be considered suitable for the whole family. Luckily it's not.
My only condolences when out to the poor girls who sat at table 3 tonight.

"Garnished" by La la Parlour is playing at the Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley until Saturday 18 April, 2009. Tickets probably sold out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Vision Board

I've decided I need to put up a new vision board. I had one years ago, but I think it fell down and then got tossed along with all the great visions I once had! The need to feel like we've achieved something worthwhile should encourage us to have more goals and be more committed to them.
I do have some goals written down - but I think it's time for some visual reminders.. the bigger house, a new car, holidays and so on.
I recently read somewhere that because of all the technology and conveniences available to us today, it is relatively easy to go through life without having to fully commit to anything. We make half-hearted commitment, and like most females, reserve the right to change our mind at any given notice. Tomorrow we want to save the world, but today we want to curl up in bed with a glass of wine and a good book. Perhaps its fear of success, fear of rejection, or just plain fact that we couldn't really be bothered.
When it comes to a breakfast of eggs and bacon, it comes down to the chicken or the pig: the chicken is only supporting the breakfast by supplying the egg, but the pig is fully commited to providing the bacon. Okay, that might be against their will, but you get the idea.
The important thing is to stop complaining and start doing something. If you don't like something, then see if you can do something about it. If you can't, then you have to accept it and STOP complaining. By creating a board of goals and visions for the future, you can remind yourself what you really want to achieve and spend more time focusing on the positive things in life!
Now to find my old cork board...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Can you Spring Clean if it's not Spring?

I'm determined that 2009 is going to be a productive year. So far, so good. My biggest obstacle, however, is all the crap I've collected over the years which clutters every corner of every room of my house. I'm sure at some point all this stuff was useful, but when you can't fit any more clothes into your cupboard, or any more books on the bookshelf, or the DVD collection is overflowing it's stand and you're thinking about buying yet another storage space... well, I think it must be time to re-assess the needs and wants.
For example, I love cooking but I'm only average as far as this skill goes. I therefore love collecting recipies I might create someday. I have around 2 large piles of recipies torn from magazines, some of which started to be placed in folders, not to mention over 30 different cookbooks! But at the end of the day, the only recipies I ever use come from a small collection of half a dozen books. It would make sense to then keep these books and do away with the rest - yet there's always that niggling feeling that I might get rid of a recipie I really want to make one day. Of course, chances are you can find it on the net, but there's nothing like a good cookbook. Don't you agree?
Maybe I should start on my X-Files collection first...or my doll collection which has been packed in storage boxes for the last 5 or more years because I don't have the room to display them...or my clothes (just the thought makes me shiver)... my CD and DVD collection perhaps...
(sigh!)
It'll be spring before I've even made the decision!! Maybe I should just get a bigger house.

Friday, March 27, 2009

He Died With A Felafel In His Hand

I've just returned home from the opening night of "He Died With A Felafel In His Hand" at the Brisbane Arts Theatre. Having never read the book, nor seen the movie, I only had a mild idea of what the play was about: a guy who lived in various share-houses and the stories of his experiences. The 'guy' was the author himself, John Birmingham.
I can't personally relate to John's share-house experiences - but I know people who can - and you well may be one finding yourself relating to such experiences.
The Brisbane Arts Theatre's production was extremely well-received. Natalie Bochenski has exceeded expections as the Director, overseeing a fantastic cast and crew to bring to life Simon Bedak's adaptation of John Birmingham's 1994 classic novel.
Each of the twelve cast members gave such outstanding performances in their (sometimes various) characters, that it seems unfair to single out anyone. It also would give away too much to actually review the show itself, so I won't. But I can tell you this - whether they are tears of joy or tears of sad recognition - you'll die laughing!

"He Died With A Felafel in his Hand" playing Fri & Sat nights at Brisbane Arts Theatre until 02 May, 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hello Everyone & Welcome!!!

Hello beautiful people. Sarah Sweetpea from Bris-Vegas here, writing to you about the happenings in this big country town of (sometimes) sunny Queensland. Most likely about the happenings I've been involved with, but will see how things go. It may be a bit random also, so I apologise in advance for that, but either way, I hope you have fun reading my blog!

Who am I. Just a girl who loves to do too many things at once. Maybe you've met me, maybe not. I'd like to think one day you might, as I do love making new friends. In the meantime, a little mystery can go a long way...