Just when I think life can’t get any crazier I bump it up another notch! I can really only blame myself though…I’m so focused on ‘The Year of the Career’ that I keep taking on more and more to better my skills, to get more experience and to try to move up! Which is a great thing and I feel like I am moving forward but I am also exhausted! I have been training in panel operating at the radio station and have recently taken on casual shifts doing this, I have also started doing some announcing between midnight and 4am to improve my radio skills and future job prospects all on top of my normal full-time admin job, casual radio news shifts and TV presenting…life is crazy but I am loving it!
On to the fun stuff…I had the amazing privilege of seeing Ed Sheeran in Sydney a week ago! That man is amazing! It is just himself on stage with his guitar but he makes it sound like he has an entire band and back-up singers behind him. Super talented! And that voice…I could just melt! The only downer at the concert was that I didn’t realise a huge slice of his fan base is 12-year-old screaming fan girls…they were crazy!!!! They swept us up into this crazy fan girl mosh-pitt and I was scared for my life until we elbowed our way to the back where we could breath! Next time I might buy seated tickets!!!
I also saw a wonderful community production of Les Miserable in Canberra put on by the Canberra Philharmonic Society. What a show! The cast was brilliant in their acting and their vocals blew me away! They even had me crying in the end…which isn’t actually that hard! haha. My favourite character has always been Marius pretty much because of his solo…the song is so touching and emotional and I adore it. I didn’t set my sites too high for the solo because it’s a toughy but Mat Chardon O’Dea did it justice and it was beautiful! Cue first tear! Dave Smith who played Valjean was also AMAZING! His vocal rang is phenomenal and his acting was just as superb, star of the show! And mention has to also go to Ian Croker as Thenardier. He had my mum in stitches and was the right mix of funny, crazy and dramatic to give a little comedic relief to the morbid undertones of the overall story. The production rocked my socks and I’m always so excited to see that Canberra truly does have some amazing talent in its midst!
AND surprisingly I still had time to see some movies WOOT!
Oz The Great and Powerful…WOW!!! I loved it! I am a big fan of the Disney classic Wizard of Oz so I was a little nervous this wasn’t going to live up to my expectations but it far exceeded them. I love love loved how they used the black and white footage in the scenes before The Land of Oz keeping true to the classic, I also loved the scenery and special effects, everything was larger than life and so beautiful especially the little china doll! The only thing slightly negative is that I’m not 100% sure of the casting of Theodora. I think Mila Kunis is amazing, she is stunning and I love her in every movie she has been in but I felt like she over acted in this one. I know Disney movies are surreal and dramatic but it was done in such a way that I could still get lost in this amazing world until she would overact a scene and I would be brought back to reality. But otherwise the acting was great, Michelle Williams was beautiful as Glinda and James Franco was a perfect match for charismatic/sleazy Oz. I left the cinema with a massive smile on my face and will be buying this one on DVD for my niece (and myself) for sure!
On the other side of the spectrum I saw Silver Linings Playbook on the weekend. I have been wanting to see this one since it first came out and had heard mixed reviews from friends but I really liked it. I can see why Jennifer Lawrence won her Oscar because her performance was outstanding as crazy Tiffany and Bradley Cooper was perfect as Pat! It was a different almost artsy/indy movie in the way it was filmed and the off-beat storyline and the ending was definitely predictable but I enjoyed the crazy interactions of all the characters and the unpredictable dialogue. It was a little quirky, different and crazy but it was also fun, interesting and thought-provoking.
See I told you I’ve been busy! Coming up next we have Skyfire this weekend which I’m very excited about! I am also jumping out of a plane the week after for Diabetes which is super scary and I’m sure allot more unplanned crazyness will occur too