Posted in Life + Living

Kneehigh Productions: Tristan & Yseult at The Guthrie, MN

Megan + Jeff at Tristan & YseultTurns out, sometimes students get REALLY good deals for theater performances.  This weekend, we got to see Tristan & Yseult performed by Kneehigh Productions (from the UK!)  The opportunity was *so* good that we invited all the family that was in town to actually come along:

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Of course we wished our family far and away could’ve come with, but it was only 2 days notice for anyone involved.  C’est la vie, non?

The production was fantastic! Of course, I was really tempted to record some of the songs etc, but theater, much like movie theaters, have rules against such acts.  Probably even more so since their set etc. is also intellectual property–not just the performances.

The final act had me in tears, it was so moving. [spoiler alert] Continue reading “Kneehigh Productions: Tristan & Yseult at The Guthrie, MN”

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Unboxing: Dan Bergh Videography

Psst… Guys! I have something very special to share with you…

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That’s right!! It’s an unboxing from Dan Bergh Videography!  Jeff and I did not do a rush order on our wedding video after all… So we had to wait a grueling six weeks for the videos to show up.  Man oh man, though.. it was worth the wait.

Dan was in touch with us via e-mail to keep us posted on the progress of the video–which was such a good thing since we were right in the midst of a move when he was supposed to be mailing it to us.  We got a flat mailer just a couple weeks ago and when I opened it up there was magic inside.. Oh, and:

– Business cards (smart move, but I think I lost them already.. oops :-x)
– A jump drive with all the footage
– 3 DVDs with the city in the background and our rings in the foreground
– 2 DVDs with a portrait of Jeff and I imprinted on the disc
– 1 DVD in a very fine case, personalized 100% inside and out:

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On each disc is a fantastically edited highlight reel of our wedding day as well as the raw footage covering the entire ceremony…. Wow. 6 Discs total means that we can definitely share our favorite moments with friends and family far and wide, even if they don’t have internet access.  It’s just completely heart-warming.  We are so thrilled with the work that Dan did.  He was great to be around and work with on our wedding day.  His camaraderie with our photographer  just lightened every mood and made it feel like we were just hanging out with friends instead of being filmed all day.

Without further adieu…. Our wedding video:

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Music, Music, Music…

So, FamilyHaikus posted an interesting plea for help this evening.  She’s facing a mid-life musical crisis as she fights to stay relevant with her kids.  So, being a 20-something, I felt compelled to try to help.  NOW! The thing is, I’ve been an avid Pandora fan for almost ever so I’m not so sure who all the new boy bands are or why people like Justin Bieber at all.

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What I *do* know, though, is that I’ve got a pretty eclectic taste in music that I think most people would appreciate.  Hey, if I can teach my niece how to predict the drop in dubstep, I think I can still recommend some pretty good tracks.. Here goes nothin:

BONUS TRACK (just because it’s playing on my station right now):

[Nero – Guilt – Dubstep]

[James Todd – Quiet Beauty – Classical]

[Infected Mushroom – The Rat – Electronica]

[Phillip Phillips – Home – Country (though he’s technically classfied as Rock]

[Walk Off The Earth – Gang of Rhythm – Indie]

[Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire – R&B, hip hop]

[La Roux – Bulletproof (Dave Aude’s Cherry Mix) – Synthpop]

[Lindsey Stirling – Elements – Dubstep]

BONUS FEATURE!
[Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix (Imagine Dragons Cover) – Radioactive – Indie Rock/Acoustic/Dubstep]

[Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us – Hip Hop]

[Lana Del Rey – Dark Paradise – Sadcore]

[LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem – Dance Pop]

[Florence + The Machine – Seven Devils – Baroque Pop/Rock]

[Mumford & Sons – The Cave – Bluegrass]

[Adele – One and Only – Soul]

BONUS Tracks:
[Adele – Rolling in the Deep – Soul, Pop]

[Adele – Crazy for You – Soul]

 

So, what are your favorite songs today?  Give a shout out to your favorite artist/song down below 🙂

Posted in Life + Living, Wedding Planning

Searching for 1st Dance Wedding Songs

1. Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am

2. Jason Mraz – I won’t give up

3. Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi – I can see the light

4. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

5. Nora Jones – Come Away With Me

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I am leaning towards Nora Jones, but all of these songs have potential. Which one do you like best?

Posted in Counseling

Nope, still in a slump

“Settle down it’ll all be clear. Don’t pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear. Trouble it might drag you down, if you get lost you can always be found. Just know you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna make this place your home…”

I’m working on it. ❤