Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is FANtastic! Watching buzzing horseflies and pitched tea cups through 3D glasses is a whole other art form. Alice's outfits are mini-masterpieces and the Red Queen's court have hilarious over sized body parts.

True to Burton's dark side, it's a little scary. Floating heads in Red Queen's moat has the power to cause queasiness as does the lanky walk of her side kick, Stayne. However, the Mad Hatter is endearing despite being, well, mad. I love his eyebrows and on again off again lisp...but what's not to love about Johnny Depp?

The costumes, make-up, special effects...ALL of it is art. Beautiful, funky and creepy art. Go see it in the theater if you can!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hubby Scored Tom Petty Tickets!

Yay! Great seats, too!

Many moons ago (circa 1995) I witnessed a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concert on the lawn of Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheater in the rain. I was with three of my best friends and we did not mind being soaked in the felt like unauthorized freedom. Dancing, singing, laughing for several hours preceded riding home in our underwear. Thank God we didn't go through a traffic stop!

I'm sure the experience this time around will be a little more, um, refined? Let's hope so. However, I'm not promising anything during this song...